Cooking Without The Foil

When I’m cooking competition bbq, you better believe I’m using aluminum foil. Call it the “Texas Crutch”, call it cheating, call it whatever you want; but I’m a wrapper. Here’s why: It prevents the meat from absorbing too much smoke so it doesn’t turn out bitter and It keeps the meat nice and moist, so it comes out really tender …

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 …