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. The sampler packs contain both of Jeff's rubs and a bottle of Jeff's original barbecue sauce and make excellent gifts.

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Hasty Bake: 131 Legacy Grill Review

Back in March of this year, Hasty Bake, a well known grill manufacturer here in the Tulsa area, invited me over for a plant tour and I happily obliged ;-). After the tour was over, they sent me home with a Hasty Bake 131 Legacy and several bags of their branded lump charcoal. Oh, and let's not forget the [...]

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Five Hour Smoked Pork Butt

As meat smokers we are all about patience-- low and slow is our motto and we believe that the flavor and texture of things like smoked pork butt are greatly enhanced by cooking it slowly in a low heat environment with plenty of smoke kissing the meat as it goes through it's metamorphosis. But is there really anything wrong [...]

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Smoked Filet Mignon (Beef Filet) Wrapped in Bacon

This smoked filet mignon is smoked steak at it's finest and unlike the sear first and then cook to the desired temperature method that is often used, I recommend smoking it at low temperature until it reaches the desired temperature then sear it after the cook. This cut is often wrapped in bacon for flavor and extra fat (since [...]

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How To Smoke Ribs on the Pit Barrel Cooker

In this recipe post, we'll be learning how to smoke 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 [...]

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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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Smoked Turkey in the Pit Barrel Cooker

Thanksgiving is upon us and as tradition would have it here in America, smoked 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 [...]

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Fired Up Smoked Chicken Wings

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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