competition brisket method

Competition Brisket Method on a Yoder Pellet Smoker

Last week I wanted to try cooking a competition style brisket on the Yoder YS480. I’ve heard when it comes to smoke ring that pellet smokers can’t stack up to traditional cookers. But I had to see this for myself. I picked up a 14lb whole packer from Restaurant Depot at 2.29lb for CAB choice brisket; I was very happy. …

Making Bacon From Pork Belly – How To Cure Your Own Bacon

Makin’ Bacon There’s nothing like a thick slice of smoky deliciousness that is bacon. Sure you can go to the supermarket and buy all the bacon you desire, but there’s something special about creating your own version of this delicacy at home. Finding a whole pork belly can be a challenge. The best option is to check with your local …

competition ribs on smoker

Competition Rib Recipe

This past weekend I had the chance to cook on a pellet smoker for the first time. If you’re not familiar with pellet cookers, they run off small, compressed “pellets” of 100% wood. There’s no filler or other junk to worry about, so what you get is pure, clean smoke. I have to admit that I was a little leery …

Smoke Pork Belly

How to Smoke Pork Belly “Bacon” Recipe

Smoke Pork Belly This is how to Smoke Pork Belly – just like you would get out of your whole hog (the bacon part) without smoking the whole hog. This smoked pork belly recipe will melt in your mouth. mmmm…. Bacon! For a while now, I’ve been wanting to smoke pork belly on my backyard smoker. The only time I …

Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Pork Tenderloin is a great, easy recipe that is perfect for dinners with your family and friends. It doesn’t take long and it feeds several people. I start with: 2lb whole pork tenderloin placed in a ziplock bag. Pour in about 1/2 cup of Worcestershire Sauce 1/8 cup Soy Sauce and 2 TBS of Molasses Squeeze out the excess air …

Buffalo Chicken Dip with a Smoked Whole Chicken

Almost everyone has tried or cooked a Buffalo Chicken Dip… and I have to say it’s one of my favorites. It’s perfect for football parties (especially the Super Bowl) . But the one thing I’ve always hated is the canned, processed bad-texture can chicken people use in this dip. If you really want to make this dip as good as …

Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups

Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups

This is a recipe that goes great for tailgate parties or when you’re having friends over for the big game. It takes a little prep time but the end result is well worth it. Here’s what you’ll need. 2lbs Chicken Thighs 1lb Bacon 8oz Cream Cheese 8 Jalapeno Peppers (whole) 16oz Hot Wing Sauce I used whole skin-on chicken thighs …

Cold Smoked Cheese Recipe

Who doesn’t love getting gifts that have been smoked? Smoked Cheese is one item that I find myself doing once it gets cold outside and it makes a great Christmas gift. It’s fairly easy to prepare smoked cheese at home, but there’s a few things you need to know. The first thing is Cold Smoking. It’s basically producing good, clean …