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About Jeff Phillips

Long time Industrial Engineer turned self-proclaimed fire poker, pitmaster and smoke whisperer and loving every minute of it!

Smoked Pig Shots

If you're looking for a smoked appetizer that has super bowl party written all over it.. you've found it! A slice of sausage, wrapped in thick bacon and held secure with a toothpick to form a cup. The cups are filled with almost anything but my favorite is a cream cheese mixture containing chopped jalapeño, Jeff's original rub and [...]

2018-06-14T03:29:27+00:00 By |11 Comments

Smoked Christmas Chickens

These smoked cornish hens are spatchcocked (butterflied), dry brined overnight, coated with a special mayo, herb & rub mixture and then smoked until they are juicy, tender and delicious! Might be the best chicken I've had in a while and if you are looking for something to cook for your Christmas guests that will surprise and delight without breaking [...]

2018-06-14T03:29:28+00:00 By |6 Comments

Espresso Brined Tri-tip Smoked with Pecan

Smoked tri-tip is one of my favorite cuts of beef that I cook on the smoker. It is tender, delicious and doesn’t take a long time to prepare. In this version, I used an espresso brine that incorporates coffee as well as a touch of cocoa to really make that delicious beef flavor pop. The salt in the brine, [...]

2018-06-14T03:29:31+00:00 By |12 Comments

Jalapeño Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Thighs

In my humble opinion, the best part of the chicken is the thigh. There is plenty of fat to keep it moist and of course the fat is where the flavor is. Unfortunately it is not the healthiest part so this should be a treat, not an everyday staple;-) These smoked chicken thighs are seasoned front and back with [...]

2018-06-14T03:29:35+00:00 By |8 Comments

Seared and Smoked Top Sirloin Steaks

I cooked up some smoked top sirloin steak the other day-- dry brined and seasoned with my Texas style rub (purchase recipes here) and it was without a doubt, hands down the best steak I've had broiled, grilled, or smoked. This write-up is going to give you all the juicy, delicious details about how I did it so you [...]

2018-06-16T02:10:23+00:00 By |5 Comments

Jeff’s Recommended Thermometers

Cooking is as much science as it is an art and while it's not always an exact science, there are aspects of cooking that we can get exact due to the wonderful tools at our disposal. We no longer have to guess temperature based on touch. Why folks are still doing that.. I'll never know . Not judging.. just trying [...]

2018-06-14T03:29:38+00:00 By |2 Comments

Jeff’s Recommended Smokers

The following smokers are ones that I own or have cooked on and found to be ones that I would like to recommend. There is not one smoker that is perfect for everyone.. this decision is based purely on preference, lifestyle, and what type of dwelling you live in. For instance, apartment dwellers are probably going to be looking at [...]

2018-06-14T03:29:39+00:00 By |35 Comments

Fireboard Thermometer: Cloud Connected

The Fireboard is a cloud connected bluetooth and wifi thermometer with complete onboard data-logging. With 6 channels available, rechargeable battery and waterproof probes, you can be ready to cook accurately in any situation. I have been so impressed with this small orange and black box from the moment it arrived. From the packaging to turning the thermometer on and actually [...]

2018-06-14T03:29:39+00:00 By |0 Comments
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