Charcoal Smokers

19 03, 2013

How to Make a Foil Woodchip Pack

By |March 19th, 2013|How to, Smokeology|Comments Off on How to Make a Foil Woodchip Pack

Before I explain how to make a foil woodchip pack, I need to explain why this is important. I often have folks ask me if they should soak the wood chips in water or not and my answer is always the same.. it's not necessary and in most cases is even counter productive. Here's some [...]

19 03, 2013

How to Season a Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM) Smoker

By |March 19th, 2013|Equipment, Smokeology, Smoking Equipment|8 Comments

Some folks will say that you don't really need to season the Weber smoky mountain (WSM) smoker but I think you should season any smoker when you first buy it if it is new and has not been used. Seasoning a smoker is easy to do and simply makes sure that there are no left [...]

22 10, 2012

Big Green Egg Instructions

By |October 22nd, 2012|Equipment, Smoking Equipment|56 Comments

The Big Green Egg is one of my newest smokers slash cookers slash grills and while I am not hung up on the brand name like some folks, it does exactly what it was designed to do and it does it well. I have a feeling that all of the ceramic cookers do a pretty [...]

19 10, 2012

How To Use a Charcoal Chimney Starter

By |October 19th, 2012|How to, Smokeology|4 Comments

There are many ways to light the charcoal for your charcoal smoker but I highly recommend using a charcoal chimney starter when performing this task. If I can go a step further, allow me to recommend the ones made by Weber as they are larger and more durable than most of the other brands that [...]

6 10, 2012

Smoking Turkey on a Brinkman Water Smoker

By |October 6th, 2012|Equipment, Poultry|7 Comments

Ok.. smoking turkey on a Brinkmann water smoker may not be your thing but for millions of people it is. And probable half of those million have problems maintaining a proper fire and turning out a good piece of meat on that 39 dollar hunk of metal. I have recieved email after [...]

6 10, 2012

How to Modify the Brinkmann "ECB" Smoker

By |October 6th, 2012|Equipment|34 Comments

For any of you who are not familiar with the ECB.. this is a nickname given to the cheap bullet shaped smokers found for 30 to 50 dollars at various department and hardware stores. The one that most folks are familiar with are made by Brinkmann and thus the name is born.. [...]

6 10, 2012

The Minion Method on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker

By |October 6th, 2012|Equipment, How to, Smokeology|7 Comments

Many of you new to the craft may be asking, "what in the heck is this minion method you are talking about ?" while you long timers may know what it is but just haven't used it or experienced what it can do for your cooking especially if you are using the Weber Smokey Mountain [...]

1 10, 2012

Weber Smokey Mountain Smoking Instructions

By |October 1st, 2012|Equipment|27 Comments

The Weber Smokey Mountain smoker (WSM) is a charcoal smoker that has won the praise of users far and near and it is much deserving. I have the 22.5 inch version but there is also a smaller unit that is only 18 inches in diameter if you are wanting something a little smaller. This smoker [...]

12 07, 2012

2-2-1 Ribs on the Big Green Egg Ceramic Cooker

By |July 12th, 2012|Equipment, Newsletters, Pork|16 Comments

Hello and welcome to this edition of the smoking meat newsletter where I have some exciting meat smoking information lined up for you.. specifically baby back ribs also called loin back ribs. One of the most frequent questions that I get in my email inbox is how to achieve "fall off the bone" tender ribs [...]

1 07, 2005

How to Build a Fire with Charcoal

By |July 1st, 2005|Smokeology|3 Comments

This is something I recieve a lot of questions about.. how is the best way to start the fire when using lump charcoal. Well.. all of you know that I am death on using lighter fluid to get the fire going.. so there has to be an alternative. Well there are several [...]