December 2007 Edition – Merry Christmas

I want to wish everyone a merry Christmas and extremely happy new year! For those of you smoking "already cooked" hams (had lots of emails on this).. Here are some good instructions that I would have a hard time improving upon from last december's smoking meat newsletter.. How to Smoke Ham If you are doing a turkey, then here is a link to some … [Read more...]

Thankgiving 2007 Edition – Smoking Turkey

Hello and welcome to this special Thanksgiving edition of the Smoking Meat Newsletter. I have had a ton of questions over the past several weeks on smoking the holiday bird and while I have tried to answer a few, there is no way I can answer all of them due to time constraints. Hopefully this write-up will answer most of your questions and if not.. you might … [Read more...]

Searing a Brisket for Maximum Flavor

Hello friends and welcome to this special October edition of the Smoking Meat newsletter.. I say special and of course, I think they are all special but for the first time I have not written the article myself but rather had a buddy of mine write it instead and with good reason. I felt like you could benefit from his unique style of preparing and smoking brisket and if you have to … [Read more...]

How to Smoke Multiple Types/Sizes of Meats

Welcome friends to the September edition of the Smoking Meat Newsletter! We have a lot of great information to cover so let's jump right into it with no further adieu! Some of the featured articles this month include: Smoking Multiple Types/Sizes of Meat Buy the Recipes - Support the Site Joke of the Month Smoking Multiple Types/Sizes of … [Read more...]

Smoking Meat Question and Answer Session

Welcome friends to the August edition of the Smoking Meat Newsletter! In the June issue we did a special issue where I answered questions sent in by website visitors. The response I received was so overwhelming that I decided to do it again. I really enjoy answering these questions since it is not just something that I just "want" to talk about but rather … [Read more...]

July 2007 – A Course on Smokology

As always, I try to be a good listener and tune in to the questions that folks are asking the most so I can address the issues that folks are needing to know rather than just what I want to talk about.. I have had a ton of questions lately on how much smoke is enough and how and when to add wood to the coals, what type of wood is best, whether to use all wood, all charcoal or … [Read more...]

3-2-1 Ribs – My Super Easy Step by Step Guide

Welcome friends to this edition of the Smoking Meat Newsletter! I am still pumped about the 1st Annual SMF Roundup in Clinton, MO where a large group of folks from got together for a long weekend of smoked meat and more fun than anyone should be allowed to have;-) I am already looking forward to our 2nd annual Gathering to be held in 2008 and the only thing … [Read more...]

Memorial Day 2007 – Special Edition

Hello friends and welcome to the May 2007 edition of the Smoking Meat Newsletter. With Memorial Day upon us, I wanted to do something special as many of you prepare for one of the largest meat smoking days of the year.. only rivaled by Labor Day and July 4th. In celebration of this great event, I have pulled some questions out of the proverbial mailbag and will answer these right … [Read more...]

4 Most Important Elements of Smoking Meat

Hello and welcome to the April 2007 edition of the Smoking Meat Newsletter, our monthly publication. In this edition we are going to look at some very important.. make that the MOST IMPORTANT.. elements in smoking meat. I am convinced that anyone.. yes.. anyone.. can master the art of smoking if you have the desire and the knowledge to go with it. I can't give you the … [Read more...]

How to Smoke Meat on a Grill


Hello and welcome to the March 2007 edition of the Smoking Meat Newsletter! As many of you know I really, really like to cater to the guys and gals just starting out in this great hobby. Why? I remember trying to learn many, many years ago and back then without internet and such it was the library if you were lucky enough to find a decent book on hand or just trial and … [Read more...]