Smoking Meat for Thanksgiving – FAQ

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First and foremost, I want to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving and I hope you are able to spend a lot of quality time with family and friends. I know that many of you may still have questions about smoking the turkey and ham for Thanksgiving this year so I have compiled a few of the most asked questions and answers to hopefully help you out a little before the big day. I get so many … [Read more...]

Double Smoked Ham Steaks

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Thanksgiving isn't the same without double smoked ham and these double smoked ham steaks take things to a better place in my opinion. Each piece can be seasoned and smoked for an even better eating experience. We also made a delicious cranberry glaze that got brushed on about halfway through the smoking process if you're into that. I'll give you a few other options as well. Share:    Double … [Read more...]

Smoked Maple Barbecue Turkey

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Every year I try to come up with a new and amazing Thanksgiving turkey recipe and based on emails I receive, I think I have produced some real crowd pleasers over the last few years. Well, this year, in an effort to "hit it out of the ballpark" again, I have developed a smoked maple barbecue turkey that, quite frankly, may just be the best I've done yet if I can say that with a certain amount … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Smoked Turkey Legs

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These sweet and spicy smoked turkey legs are easy to do in the smoker in just a couple of hours and they are a wonderful addition to the Thanksgiving festivities. Share:    Sweet and Spicy Smoked Turkey Legs Helpful Information Prep Time: 10 minutes Marinate Time: 10 hours Cook Time: 2 hours (depends on size) Smoker Temp: 225°F Meat Finish Temp: 165°F Recommended … [Read more...]

Smoked Burger Dogs & Smoking Meat Help

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Why make folks choose between a hotdog or a hamburger! Give them the smoked burger dog and they'll all be happy. It's a half pound burger with two of your favorite hotdogs cooked into it. Add a little cheese in the center and you have a crowd pleaser that won't stop this Labor Day! I make these on the smoker with plenty of smoke but you could also grill them or even fry them if you were so … [Read more...]

Onion Cola Ribs and Brats for Memorial Day

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Memorial day is one of the biggest outdoor cooking days of the year and while you have lots of options, I am going to show you how to make my onion and cola smoked spare ribs as well as smoked brats and smoked boudin. I hope all of you have a wonderful time with family and friends as you think upon and honor those no longer with us. Look no further than the smoking meat newsletter archive to … [Read more...]

9 Smoking Meat Recipes for Easter Dinner

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Cooking Easter dinner on the smoker or grill may not be traditional but it might just be the best holiday dinner you've ever had. Almost any kind of meat cooked in the oven, is even better cooked in the smoker and this includes lamb, ham, beef, pork, and even fish and seafood. In this newsletter, I am going to direct your attention to 9 of my favorite holiday smoking meat recipes of all time. … [Read more...]

Holiday Meat Smoking Tips

Holiday Meat Smoking Tips

It's been a great year and I can think of no better way to end it on a good note than to spend time with family and great friends sharing wonderful food smoked in your own backyard. In an effort to help as many of you as I can, I will be giving a lot of tips, tricks and general information about a large variety of meats that can be smoked and cooked in your smoker and … [Read more...]

Smoked Pork Crown Roast

Smoked Pork Crown Roast

When it comes to the Christmas feast, my theory is "go big or go home". You want to do something that will make folks say, "Wow!" and there is nothing quite like a smoked pork crown roast when it comes time to make a great impression for the folks you love and care about. A pork crown roast is basically a couple of pork loins with the ribs still attached, formed into a … [Read more...]

Rum Injected Double Smoked Ham

Rum Injected Double Smoked Ham

For the past several weeks we've been talking about smoking turkey and getting ready for the big day. In this newsletter, we'll finish up the 2013 Thanksgiving series with a few more tips and instructions for smoking the turkey and I'll show you how to double smoke a ham. I'll also show you how to inject the ham with a rum or maple sauce before you smoke it to make it … [Read more...]