Jeff’s Recommended Thermometers

2018-04-30T15:37:35+00:00 By |

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 [...]

Jeff’s Recommended Smokers

2018-05-02T12:39:02+00:00 By |

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 [...]

How to Season a Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM) Smoker

2017-01-26T14:07:19+00:00 By |

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 a smoker is easy to do and simply makes sure that there are no left over oils, residue or any [...]

Smoking Turkey on a Brinkman Water Smoker

2013-06-09T17:27:45+00:00 By |

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 piece of meat on that 39 dollar hunk of metal. [wptouch target="non-mobile"] [/wptouch] I have recieved email after email that could be correctly [...]

Smokehouse Plans

2013-04-14T01:22:16+00:00 By |

[wptouch target="non-mobile"] [/wptouch] Smokehouse plans are hard to come by sometimes.. We are happy to say that Ernest, a member of the forum, graciously sent in some pictures and info on his home-built smokehouse that he built in his back yard. I know there are some of you who have thought about doing this but don't know where to start [...]

Propane Smokers – Good or Bad?

2013-07-10T22:42:55+00:00 By |

Propane smokers Vs. Wood has been a source of contention for many barbecue enthusiasts as long as I can remember. Some feel you just cannot get the same flavor using gas as you can with wood. [wptouch target="non-mobile"] [/wptouch] I try to think of myself as a fairly level headed guy and with that in mind I went to the [...]

Propane Great Outdoor Smoky Mountain (GOSM) Instructions

2018-05-05T17:12:40+00:00 By |

I am assuming that you have already put the Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain propane smoker together and seasoned it following the instruction manual that ships with the unit... I may write a short tutorial on seasoning a new smoker soon but until then I will start with the point of being ready to smoke up something. I am also going to [...]

How to Modify the Brinkmann “ECB” Smoker

2015-12-21T12:32:28+00:00 By |

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 folks are familiar with are made by Brinkmann and thus the name is born.. El Cheapo Brinkmann or ECB for short. What [...]

The Minion Method on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker

2017-01-26T15:24:52+00:00 By |

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 what it can do for your cooking especially if you are using the Weber Smokey Mountain cooker or a similar unit. [...]

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