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107 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Penelope Framer March 22, 2016 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    I love butter and cooking with butter ya’ll

  2. george January 31, 2016 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Bought new Masterbuilt electric smoker! Love it so far.

  3. Jim Cross November 26, 2015 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    I subscribed to your site and recieved emails a few times then it stopped . I enjoyed reading them and they were very informative . Jim

  4. Mary Trevino October 30, 2015 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Hi Jeff,
    I have been a member for a long time. My email address just changed, so I subscribed with my new email address. I truly enjoy your newsletter. I plan to purchase your book at Amazon too. Thank you.

  5. Mimi October 21, 2015 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Hi Jeff
    I recently subscribed to your newsletters n am so excited to start smoking meat with the aid of the 5day eCourse. Only got 1 major problem tho, i hav no smoker yet. i really need some tips on building a smoker on a low budget.

    • 1bugofff January 21, 2016 at 2:18 am - Reply

      @$79 at walmart. Try get side container for wood. Mybson bought mine $375. Charbroil. Only thing is paint peels off. Just buy enginevl high heat. Rustoleum

  6. Steve hix October 7, 2015 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Jeff have been a member long time not getting newsletters either want the texas rub recipie thanks love the weekly smoke recipies

  7. Marc Dugas September 16, 2015 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    I haven’t been getting the e mailed newslateer recently. Am I still on the list?

    • Jeff Phillips September 21, 2015 at 5:34 pm - Reply

      We have had some issues with the newsletter service the last several weeks.. we have made some major changes and hope this is corrected in this next newsletter coming out on Thursday.

  8. andrew chatten September 16, 2015 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Guys….can anyone help me
    I am just about to set up a business smoking meat and a customer has asked for a beechwood smoked product. I am using the bradley type smokers but the cant offer me the beechwood pucs. Were can i get beechwood pucs.



  9. Bob September 7, 2015 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Please send newsletter. I received it for a while, but it mysteriously stopped.

    • Jeff Phillips September 9, 2015 at 9:31 am - Reply

      Bob, I have checked your account and the newsletter is still being sent out to you from our end. I think you said you had checked the spam/junk filter and it was not there? Try adding my email address to your allowed senders list or whitelist and see if that helps.

  10. Jim Mazzella August 12, 2015 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Thank you Jeff for all the great recipes and detailed instructions. Keep them coming and happy smoking!

  11. Roger July 14, 2015 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Jeff Thanks for all the great info on smoking meat, I have been smoking for 2 years now and your emails have made me the talk of the neighborhood.
    Now my neighbors cannot wait for the next invite to one of my cookouts. Good Stuff and keep them coming.

  12. Don Jeansonne July 8, 2015 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this forum. It is great.

  13. dan hempstead June 24, 2015 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    yes am not getting the news letters you put out each week. just wondering what up with that. It says am ready sign up when i try to sign up again. The only way i see that you have posted something is from when i see someone post it on Facebook.

    • Jeff Phillips June 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      Dan, I just checked your subscription and everything looks good on my end. I suspect that the emails are getting caught by a spam or junk filter in your email system. I am not sure what system you use but usually there is a way to add email addresses to a “white list” or a “allowed senders list” to let the filter know that you want to receive email from that address.

      I recommend that you contact your email service provider and see if they can assist you in making sure that emails from are not blocked or filtered out.

      Let me know if you need further help with this.

    • Shirley August 12, 2015 at 6:23 pm - Reply

      Same here. I used to get them…but they stopped.

  14. Steve Wright June 23, 2015 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Mixing up some of your smoked beef and sausage meatloaf tonight. It’s really good.

  15. Steve Vencl June 10, 2015 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Love your smoking articles! Please sell your rub pre made! Not just the recipe for us to mix up and use. Would love to order it pre made to add to all my BBQ work!
    Thanks in advance, Steve
    Made your 3-2-1 ribs and they turned out the BEST I’ve ever done on a Weber 22.5 charcoal grill!

  16. David Linnell May 29, 2015 at 9:47 am - Reply

    I just bought your cookbook, and buying my new smoker tonight for my early Fathers Day gift! I can’t wait!

  17. Clay May 26, 2015 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Just wondering why after I bought the recipes I stopped getting the news letter? Loved it!!

    • Jeff Phillips May 27, 2015 at 11:04 am - Reply

      When you order the recipes, the system automatically unsubscribes you from the regular newsletter list and then subscribes you to the ad-free email newsletter list. It looks like something went wrong during this process. I have corrected this issue and you should begin getting the ad-free version of the email newsletter right away. Have a great day!

  18. Jeff "Boboso" Marquis May 10, 2015 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Just wanted to let you know, Jeff, I very recently purchased your book, and have only put it down to work or sleep. Wish I would’ve had it 30, well almost 30, years ago. Would’ve saved a lot of time and money. But of course, it was fun learning how to smoke cook. Love the book and your recipes. Thanks a bunch for all you do.

  19. Melinda Cox May 4, 2015 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to receiving your newsletter

  20. Mick Culp March 7, 2015 at 6:46 am - Reply

    Trying your rub recipe today. for family cookout for Sunday dinner

  21. Mary Hagan March 1, 2015 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    I have purchased the “Smoking Meat” cookbook and receive your newsletters and in the cookbook there is a rub recipe called All Purpose, is this the same as Jeffs Rub that is suggested for smoking a sirloin tip roast?

    • Jeff Phillips March 18, 2015 at 11:43 am - Reply

      That recipe will work just fine however, The (2) recipes that I sell on the website and in the newsletter are not included in the book. We have opted to keep them separate since so many people have purchased them prior to the book being published.

  22. Frank Daprile December 30, 2014 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    Love your rubs and sause.

    • Greg Young January 2, 2015 at 6:32 pm - Reply

      You are on my Facebook

  23. Charles Jackson Jr December 10, 2014 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Heard good things about this site, gonna check it out for myself.

  24. Shane September 30, 2014 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Sweet meat

  25. Gary September 15, 2014 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    Get the book either Kindle or hard copy!

    • Neil Giles January 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Out of the gifts I received this past Christmas, my favorite is the copy of Smoking Meat that a friend gave me. I’m going to be spending more time cooking!

  26. John Jasper August 4, 2014 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Sign me up!! Made a very serviceable smoker out of a 1947 GE refrigerator and a homemade controller. Able to hold temps within 2 degrees. Now if the product would only be as good. Getting tired of eating my mistakes and look forward to your newsletter and posts.
    John J

    • jj December 16, 2014 at 3:08 am - Reply

      John, a 47 GE….. Now that’s class. Where did you get the plans for the temp regulator? could you send me a few pics of your setup? Thanks

  27. cindy July 30, 2014 at 10:22 am - Reply

    where do you want the idea for naming the shrimp sausage appetizer?

  28. Vicki Stroud June 25, 2014 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Love your newsletter, we have stepped up to a better smoker this year, My husband built me one for Mother’s Day it is totally kick ***

  29. Dawn Canning June 16, 2014 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Great resource! Smoking is on my bucket list. Never too early to start that, ya know. Deep freezer is full….now to begin! Thanks for your work!

  30. Greg Young May 27, 2014 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    What an Awsome site,after my own heart,Smoking is an art

  31. Kevin April 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Thanks. Can’t wait to get started.

  32. Brian April 15, 2014 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Just bought an electric smoker and cant wait to fire it up . Looking forwad to them tasty newsletters Yum

  33. Maree April 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Thanks for signing me up for your newsletter. Looking forward to reading and learning from it.

  34. JJ April 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Read all the comments….. I believe it’s not your equipment . . . But how you use it that counts…. as with many things in life. Started smoking meat and sausage 55 years ago using a 55gal drum (Buffalo NY, home of the Sausage Maker). Even used a hibachi in the 60’s with an aluminum foil tent in Europe, a pit covered with corrugated steal in Vietnam, and a spit turned by a car windshield wiper motor powered by a 12v btry in Republic of South Korea. Masterbuilt converted to natural gas, with a Maverick wireless is by choice. Glad to be aboard….. Please add me to your Newsletter. Thank you JJ

  35. Robert February 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Getting a 504 bad gateway error when I try to subscibe. Please add me or let me know when the link is fixed. Thanks.

    • Jeff Phillips February 25, 2014 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      This is a problem with our newsletter handler at Aweber. Hopefully they will get this fixed very soon!

  36. Bill February 14, 2014 at 6:23 am - Reply

    I found out about your page talking to a guy on Apple technical support yesterday. I belong to a couple of BBQ forums and was not looking to join any more but after checking your site I changed my mind. Looking forward to your newsletters and checking in dailey. BTW, Help!!!!! Anybody have any experience with the DigiQ…just trying to get mine set up but don’t understand how to connect with my existing wifi.

  37. Patricia Gilmore January 22, 2014 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    I love cooking healthy and I love smoked meat.

  38. Roby Williams January 14, 2014 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    I know smokin' is all about the low and slow, but could you please add my to your newsletter in a hurry 🙂

  39. Ryan T January 8, 2014 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Please include me

    • Jeff Phillips January 8, 2014 at 11:13 pm - Reply


      You have been added. Have a great night!

  40. Ron January 8, 2014 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    I purchased your rub thinking it was an "all purpose" rub, it says 'Rib Rub'. Is this the correct recipe?

  41. todd January 7, 2014 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    bring it

    • Jeff Phillips December 16, 2013 at 11:19 am - Reply

      That is a good address so I am not sure why it is not working for you. You can also try using our contact form to send email to me.

  42. Greg November 4, 2013 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Please add me to the newsletter. Just got my MasterBuilt electric smoker and ready to drive it hard!

  43. Calvin KInder October 9, 2013 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    keep sending me everything and anything you can. Do I use you for BBQ cook offs, No sir, I have my ways of doing and win, but you do give me ideals to try around the house. Keep up the good work and keep em coming

  44. Jerry Gulledge September 11, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Thank you for your Web Site. I have been a member for some time now and have your Rub and BBQ sauce and both are awesome. I was wondering if your going to come out with some other rubs or sauces in the future. I know its hard to improve on such awesome products but you know how us BBQ guys are, Always looking for new ideas.  Thanks for all you do… Awesome job.

    Jerry Gulledge

    Gulf Breeze FL.

  45. Ed August 29, 2013 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Jeff is the best.  I bought both the rub and sauce recipes about 2 years ago now and they are amazing!!!!  I have begun to experiment with them now that I am more comfortable with them.  I like my rub more salty than Jeff does, but to each their own.  If you are thinking about trying his recipes, Just do it.  You will not regret it for a moment.


  46. Bret Sorensen August 28, 2013 at 9:56 am - Reply

    I too would like to be added to the list-  great site!  Just getting into the world of smoking.

  47. Ed Beard August 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    I'm new to this, so all the information I get is very welcomed.

    Thanks very much

  48. Kevin Forsen August 22, 2013 at 7:57 am - Reply

    How do I unsubscribe from your monthly newsletter it's very well done and informative but I've found smoking is not my cup of tea.


    thank you


    • Jeff Phillips August 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm - Reply

      Kevin, I have taken care of this for you. Have a great day!

  49. Jay Chernoff August 1, 2013 at 9:25 am - Reply

    How do you cook for 22 hours with a charcoal smoker(weber)?

    • Jeff Phillips August 1, 2013 at 11:13 pm - Reply

      This is made possible using the minion method as described at

  50. Tony McDermott July 4, 2013 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Jeff and all–Have the largest Treager avilable with smoking racks.  Recently caught 100 kokanee salmon that average 10" each and am in need of a good smoking recipe.  Have a great 4th.  Cheers.–TMcD

  51. Brian July 3, 2013 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Add please.  Thank you!

    • Jeff Phillips July 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      You have been subscribed to the smoking meat newsletter. Let me know if you have further questions about this.

  52. Sylvia Bibb May 9, 2013 at 10:43 am - Reply


    Your ideas and recipes are inspiring!!

  53. Matt April 29, 2013 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Please add me to your newsletter list Jeff!

    Smoked leg of lamb recipe worked to perfection!

    • Jeff Phillips May 1, 2013 at 1:32 am - Reply

      Matt, I am very glad to hear that the Leg of lamb recipe worked so well for you.. I have added you to the newsletter and you should start receiving it right away.

  54. Jay April 22, 2013 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Please add me to your newsletter list. Thank you

    • Jeff Phillips April 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      You have been added.. be sure to add my email address (jeff at to your whitelist or "allowed list" in your email system to make sure it is not caught by the spam filters.

      Have a great day!

  55. Jack April 21, 2013 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Add me please

    • Jeff Phillips April 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      You have been added.. be sure to add my email address (jeff at to your whitelist or "allowed list" in your email system to make sure it is not caught by the spam filters.

      Have a great day!

  56. JP April 17, 2013 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Yes please!

    • Jeff Phillips April 17, 2013 at 9:31 am - Reply

      JP, you have been subscribed to the newsletter per your request. Have a great day!

  57. Herb Hill April 10, 2013 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Send it.

  58. Minda April 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    I would love to get your newsletter!

  59. Jon March 30, 2013 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Can you please add me.

  60. John March 14, 2013 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Have used both the rub and the sauce on our favorite food, jumbo fresh wings from a local butcher and they are GREAT!  I saw something above about an iPhone app?  I could not find it, what is it called please?

    • Jeff Phillips March 14, 2013 at 10:32 am - Reply

      I use an application on my website that creates a mobile experience for anyone using a smart phone or tablet. It is accessible when you save the bookmark to your homepage on your phone and then go to the site via that saved icon.

      Here are the iPhone instructions:

      1. – Click on middle icon at bottom that looks like a box with an arrow.
      2. – Click on “Add to Home Screen”.
      3. – Title it and click on “Add” at the top right.

       =>  => 


  61. Lon March 11, 2013 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Add me please

    • Jeff Phillips March 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      You have been added and should start getting the newsletter right away.

  62. Dwain March 2, 2013 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    How to I change my email address where the newsletter is sent?

  63. Mike March 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Add me please !!

  64. Darrel Kee February 25, 2013 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Please send me your newsletter. Awesome website and the iPhone app is very helpful. Thank You!!!!

    • David Linnell June 2, 2015 at 2:38 pm - Reply

      What is the iPhone app called???

    • David Linnell June 2, 2015 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      I found it. Thank you.

  65. Jon February 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Please add to me to the list. Thanks!

  66. Greg February 23, 2013 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Please add my new email address to your newsletter. Been following you for a while. Love your recipes and advice. Thx.

    • Jeff Phillips February 24, 2013 at 9:06 am - Reply

      You have been added to the newsletter.. have a great day!

  67. Gene McCreight February 19, 2013 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    please add thanks

    • Jeff Phillips February 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      You have been added.. have a great evening!

  68. Jim Ross February 17, 2013 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Please add me to your mailing list. Thank you.

    • Jeff Phillips February 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm - Reply

      You have been added and should start getting the newsletter going forward. Enjoy!

  69. Steven tucker February 13, 2013 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait for more tips!

  70. Todd Gregory February 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Would love to be added to your email list.

    • tulsajeff February 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      You have been added.. enjoy!

  71. dat504life February 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    I'd like to be added to the mailing list as well. Thanks in advance.

  72. Amanda February 7, 2013 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Please include me in your mailing list. Thanks!

    • tulsajeff February 7, 2013 at 8:53 am - Reply

      You have been added.. have a great day!

  73. Dave Blase February 5, 2013 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Please include me in your mailing list you have some awesome tips

    • tulsajeff February 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the kind words. You have been added.

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