Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken I remember learning how to run my first cheap offset-smoker cooking whole chickens on a beer can – what we call Beer Can Chicken. Whole chickens are inexpensive; so cooking them makes it easy on the pocket and good for practice. Also the flavor of a whole smoked bird is hard to beat… and these just look …

Cold Smoked Cheese

There is something I look forward to every year when the temps start to drop… and that is cold smoking cheese. Because we live in the south, we have limited times we can do it down here because if it’s warm outside – your cheese can melt. Cold smoking cheese is really, really easy. The only thing you’ve got to …

Smoking a Whole Leg of Lamb

Lamb can be a little tricky to find in your local stores, but this time of year most supermarkets will have a small selection. Since I found the lamb loin chops a couple of weeks ago at Costco, that was going to be my first stop. Costco had plenty of boneless legs in stock this week, and I picked out …

Smoked Bone-In Turkey Breast

Smoked Bone-In Turkey Breast It’s time to buy those turkeys for next week and get them thawing in the refrigerator. I checked out the sales ads this week and everyone has turkey on sale – so I picked up a Bone-In Turkey Breast to smoke. You can get the recipe for a Whole Smoked Turkey here >> If you’re still …

Crown Roast of Pork

Smoked Crown Roast of Pork

Smoked Crown Roast of Pork It’s that time of year where everyone should be thinking about what’s on the menu for the holidays, and this week I want to share with you a recipe for a sure ‘nuff crowd pleaser….Smoked Crown Roast of Pork. A Crown Roast is made from the center cut, bone-in pork loin. The tips of the …

Smoked Pig Wings

Pig Wings

Since the season started, I’ve been doing a weekly video on football foods. Well, this week I tried something that was brand new to me called Pig Wings, and they’re so good that I had to include them in a newsletter. The pig wing is actually a portion of the ham shank that has been trimmed and smoked (fully cooked). …

Smoked Pork Chops

Smoked Pork Chops

For this week’s newsletter I had my local butcher cut me some 1” thick pork loin chops. Thick chops like these are excellent on the smoker and it doesn’t take as long as you might think. I keep the recipe fairly simple but we get a ton of flavor into the meat by using a brine. Also the layered seasonings …

sausage cheese plate

Sausage and Cheese Plate

This recipe is a staple around Memphis at any bar, tailgate or football party. If we’re having a get-together, there is going to be a sausage and cheese plate… it’s expected around here! Plus, it’s about as easy as it gets! All you need is some smoked sausage, cheese, a really great BBQ Rub and BBQ Sauce – I use …

Smoked Cornish Game Hens

Smoked Cornish Game Hens

Smoked Cornish Game Hens Cornish Game Hens – or Rock Cornish hens as they’re sometimes called – are young (usually less than 5 weeks old) chickens. They cost a little more than regular chicken per pound but at a 2lb average you’re still only paying around $3-4 bucks per bird. In the grocery stores they are usually sold in the …

smoked hot wings

Smoked Hot Wings

Smoked Hot Wings Hot wings are essential football food… and slow-smoking them is about the best way to enjoy them. And all you need are some chicken wings (I prefer the whole wings), some BBQ Rub and a great wing sauce. First you wash your chicken wings really well under cool water and then pat them dry. Next you come …

Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters

Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters

Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters I know the breast and wings are the most popular pieces of meat on a chicken, but if you ask the right people they’ll tell you that the Dark Meat – and Alabama Smoked Chicken Quarters is where it’s at! Not only do legs and thighs have more flavor than their counterparts but they’re also more …

pulled beef sandwhich

Smoked Chuck Roast for Pulled Beef Sandwich

If you’re looking for something besides traditional BBQ to cook this weekend, I have a great recipe for you today. I’m using Beef Chuck Roast cooked low and slow; then I’m making one mouth-watering sandwich. Chuck Roast is one cut of meat that most people don’t associate with BBQ. Similar to brisket, chuck roast needs to cook for a long …