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Smoking a Corned Beef Brisket (The Making of Pastrami)

On St. Patrick's Day, there's no better way to get your "Irish" on than by smoking a couple of corned beef briskets in your backyard but don't you go and forget about this great hunk of meat for the next 365 days.. it's too darn good to only eat it once a year! Helpful Information Hands-on Prep Time: 10 [...]

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Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa – Brown Sugar and Beer Glazed

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of these pieces of kielbasa wrapped in bacon and lovingly glazed with a mixture of brown sugar and beer with pepper flake heat. Pop a few in your mouth and you'll say wow! Of course I use my original, one of a kind rub (order the recipes) to give these a massive kick of [...]

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Smoked and Seared Pork Belly Slices

I'm on my third batch of these smoked pork belly slices otherwise known as "pure deliciousness" in order to get the recipe and instructions absolutely perfect and I have to say, you NEED these really bad although your doctor may disagree! These are not entirely healthy and you probably shouldn't eat these everyday but for a once-in-a-while treat, I [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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