The Smoking Basics eCourse

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Due to the huge number of emails I receive on a daily basic concerning different aspects of smoking meat, I have put together a basic course which covers most of the things a person new to the smoking arena or maybe even those who are somewhat proficient but would like to brush up on some of the things that they do but don’t really know why.

Regardless of the reasoning.. this 5-Day eCourse is a great way to tune up your smoking skills.

Fill in your name and email address below to get started.. you will receive one installment per day for a period of 5 days.

As always.. I promise to keep your email address secure from those who would seek to use it unwisely. I will never rent, sell, lend, or give your information away to anyone, anywhere, for any reason.

Download the Smoking Basics eBook

If you are impatient or just in a big hurry and would like to get the entire course in PDF format within minutes from now then you can do that by subscribing to the Smoking Meat Newsletter using the form below.

Just as soon as you subscribe, the eCourse will be sent to you as an attachment in an email.

Free Smoking Meat Newsletter

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  1. Josh says

    I am getting a new trailer smoker and was thinking of seasoning it with coconut oil instead of peanut oil. Thoughts

    • Micah says

      I am by far no expert on seasoning, I’ve only done two pits, but I used old fashion cheap veggie oil on both and they both came out working great for years, So I cant imagine there being much difference in the oils as far as that goes.

  2. Josh says

    I am getting a new trailer smoker and I am thinking of seasoning it with coconut oil instead of peanut oil. Thoughts

  3. Lou Adams says

    Jeff, before I sign up, I would like to know if your course tells how to prep your grill. In other words, how much charcoal to use and how to keep the flames to burn for 5 hours. My biggest problem is keeping the fire burning. I have to keep adding charcoal and I can never keep an even heat it’s always to hot or to cold.

  4. Willie Muller says

    Hi There,

    Looking for a good quality smoker or smoker trailer in South Africa. Also interested in the E- course

  5. Dave Ligman says

    I just bought a Backwoods Smoker and would like to learn more about smoking meat and cheese. I have done a little bit of smoking on my Weber Kettle Grill. Please sign me up for the 5-day e-course and newsletter. Thank You

  6. ron Abramson says

    I could not find where to signup for the ecourse. I am a current newsletter subscriber. Please sign me up for the ecourse.

    If I am smoking (3) 10lb briskets at 250degrees how long do they smoke. Total weight is 30lbs but everyone says smoke @250 1hr per lb. Do I smoke 10 hrs, 12 how long?

    • says

      I will sign you up for the eCourse right away.

      Regarding brisket, the heat is working on all of the briskets at once so it does not matter how many you have. The brisket will most likely take 10-15 hours depending on how cold they are when they go in, how many times the door is opened, how consistent your temperature is and how accurate your thermometer is.

      It is possible that your smoker will take slightly longer than usual to recover once you put all of that cold meat into the smoker but it is usually a fairly insignificant number as long as you keep the lid/door closed as much as possible and especially during the first few hours.

  7. Andrew Stephenson says

    Jeff, i am what i would call moderately experienced when it comes to smoking. We have a group that cooks every weekend. I would love to see your course and see if i can refine my techniques. Thank you.

  8. Ken Weaver says

    I’m 79 years old and more than a little tired of my smoking and BBQ efforts going to the extremes of fantastic to disasterous; especially if I try to get just a touch “fancy”, they end up the most disasterous.
    If I can learn how to brine something as thick as a chicken I will be a happy smoker; and with that sentence I just told you how little I’ve learned about smoking in my 79 years. lol
    5 day course please.

    Thank you

    • Ken Weaver says

      Hi Jeff;
      I may have missed it, but when should I expect the 5 day course to begin? I signed up 4 days ago and I have no idea if I should have received the first lessons by now or not.
      Please forgive me If I’m just being overanxious.
      Thanks again for this offer.

      • says

        Ken, I was not able to find a subscription under the email address that you submitted here so I signed you up again. If you don’t get something today, check your spam filter then let me know if you can’t find it and I will take care of it.

  9. Tony says

    Hello Jeff,
    I have not received the first two chapters of the ecourse, will you please resend? I’m new to smoking, and acquired an older Brinkmann smokin pit. Will this be enough to suffice, to start off, learning to smoke? Where can I purchase/find, different woods, to use to smoke with? I’m located in El Paso,TX. Any leads by you, or anyone else, will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! Tony

  10. Rafael says

    Would like to get the e-course, thanks for putting this together. Getting ready to get an MES 40 gen II and a Maverick Et733 (or two). A couple years ago I got a propane smoker and I’m in a windy area and have problems keeping the thing lit for low and slow so I’m hoping this smoker will work well.

  11. Tracy says

    I have an old Brinkman charcoal (R2D2) as I call it. I modified but looking to upgrade to a larger unit.

    Can anyone help me with the pros/cons of the following smokers:

    Propane/Wood Chips

    Electric/Wood Chips

    Charcoal/Wood Chips

    Wood Only

  12. Fay Cox says

    Jeff, for some reason I have not received my Chapter 4 of my e-course.  I have received each of the others, but not 4.  Please re-send.

    Thanks, Fay

  13. Mark L.(bigboi) says

    I am a newbie to this forum and to smoking meat. I would love to recieve your 5 day course. thank you.

  14. Robert Domulevicz says

    I have been smoking meats the past two years but I am always interested in becoming better at it so please sign me up

  15. Tim says

    Hey Jeff, I just paid to have it delivered all at once (I have some free time on my hands today). How do I download it?



  16. Fred Belli says

    Jeff, great site you have here.  I own a Bradley and just love it.  Right now I have a corned beef brisket on.  Can't wait to taste it.  Anyways, I didn't get your first 2 installments of your 5 day ecourse.  Is it possible for you to resend it to me.  Thanks

  17. Ron Lambert says

    Jeff is it possible to get the E-course emailed to me again.I lost mine on an old computer that crashed.Thank You

    Ron Lambert   P.S. I got your rub and sauce recipe from my wife for christmas and they are now all i use. I also have your book. Thank's for everything you do on this site! (:



  18. says

    All of you who have asked for the eCourse over the last few days, I have set you up for it. Also the self-signup form is now working again so you can put your name and email address in the box above and it should start sending you the 5 chapters (one per day) right away. If you don't see it, check your spam filters.

  19. Ric Seley says

    Perhaps you should think about binding your 5 day course and selling through your site for parcel post delivery.  I for one would buy it.

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