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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.....