Thin Blue Foods - Purchase Bottled Products

Please note that my rubs and barbecue sauce are now available in 2 formats– you can purchase the formulas and make them yourself OR you can buy them already made, in a bottle, ready to use. Hint: The sampler packs, which contain both of Jeff's rubs and a bottle of Jeff's original barbecue sauce, make excellent Christmas gifts.

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2018 Christmas Gift Guide

Whether you are looking for gifts for yourself or someone else, here's a few items to get you started. These are ALL items that I use personally and  recommend. Bayou Classic Injector - $15 This injector is one that I have been using for a long time and it has quickly become my favorite. Comes with (2) needles, [...]

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Smoked Prime Rib and Holiday Smoking Tips

Prime rib is not something that folks will do often due to the high cost but it is wonderful for special occasions like Christmas and Easter. I do one maybe once or twice a year and it is always for a very special occasion. I have heard people say that something this good should not be cooked in the smoker [...]

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Smoked Christmas Ribs on the Pit Barrel Cooker

Back in October, the Pit Barrel Cooker company sent me one of their cookers to try out and after having used it a few times, I'm nothing short of impressed. I started out with some Texas style pork ribs which is what we are going to do for our annual Christmas ribs post. I also cooked the Thanksgiving turkey [...]

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Pit Barrel Cooker 18.5 Smoker Review

For anyone who loves to use charcoal but wants that set it and forget it style of cooking.. you really can have your cake and eat it too. The Pit Barrel Cooker is a smoker/cooker that you need to take a long, hard look at. PBC sent me one of these a few months back and I've used it [...]

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Smoked Pork Country Style Ribs on a Stick

If you haven't discovered pork country style ribs yet then you are in for a real treat! Full disclosure: these are just a pork butt that's been sliced up to look like ribs but they are delicious, quick and easy to cook, extremely versatile and they don't cost a lot-- all of the wonderful things that make a great [...]

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Barrel Smoked Turkey for the Holidays!

Thanksgiving is upon us and as tradition would have it here in America, turkey is the standard fare. In this recipe/instructional I not only want to show you a better way to brine the holiday bird but we'll be using a Pit Barrel Cooker. Don't worry, I"ll also demonstrate the proper way to do it in a traditional smoker [...]

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Fired Up Smoked Chicken Wings – Near Perfect Skin

Smoked chicken wings are always a great idea no matter what the occasion is and with these I just decided to go back to the drawing board and showcase the importance of brining poultry and using a world class rub on them to bring out the perfection that these morsels of goodness can be. The main issue that most [...]

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Jeff's Barbecue Sauce In a Bottle!

I am so excited to announce that the original barbecue sauce that everyone loves so much is now available in a bottle, already made. I have been wanting to do this for years but as some of you veteran food manufacturers know, there's more to putting sauce in a bottle than meets the eye. It's a lot of work, expense [...]

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After 14 Years- The Rubs Are Finally In a Bottle!

As most of you know, for more than 14 years now, I've been selling the original rub recipe and more recently the Texas style rub recipe along with the recipe for my original barbecue sauce as a way to support the website. I've had thousands of you over the years email me asking for real "in the bottle" products [...]

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Sliced Pork Butt Sliders with Campfire Sauce

It occurred to me a while back that every time we do a pork butt, it's always pulled and while that's an amazing way to serve smoked pork butt, it's equally good sliced. In this recipe, we are going to smoke a pork butt until it's just starting to get tender and then we'll slice it up and make [...]

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 Smoked Pig Shots: Big Cheddar and Onion

I posted some smoked pig shots earlier this year (here they are) and they were as delicious as the day is long but I wanted to change them up and, the cool thing is, like a lot of other things that we do on the smoker or grill, there's a ton of variations. The limit to what you can do with these is [...]

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Camp Chef Woodwind SG Pellet Grill Review

Note: For a limited time the Camp Chef Woodwind SG is on sale for $100 OFF - GREAT DEAL! I've been using the Camp Chef Woodwind for a couple of years now and loving every minute of it but recently they introduced a brand new member of the Woodwind family called the SG. This new grill, or smoker as I call [...]

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Sampler Packs of my rubs and barbecue sauce = great Christmas gifts!