More UDS (Ugly Drum Smoker) Questions

I get questions about building a UDS all the time… and I love it because they are pretty simple to make, they are very inexpensive and work like a machine. I’ve got several of them and always have a few lent out to friends and family. But for my backyard smoking, it’s all I use. So here are a couple …

Cooking “Goat Days” BBQ Contest

This past weekend we had a great, local contest. It was in Millington, TN at the International Goat Days Festival. This is our second time to cook this contest and I will definitely be back next year. And yes, they did have a Cabrito cooking contest as a Goat parade too. There was a lot going on at this one… We had a …

BBQ Bologna… or as I like to call it, “Mississippi Prime Rib”

This past weekend was Memphis In May – and we spent 4 days on the banks of the Mississippi cooking every kind of BBQ you can imagine… Pulled Pork, Brisket, Baby-Back Ribs, Sausage… plus all the fixins’ But the one thing I kept hearing everyone talk about was the BBQ Bologna. They just couldn’t stop eating it. One guy on …

The Money Muscle… and all the other sections of a Pork Butt

Several people have asked me “where is the money muscle?” and “where do I pull the turn-in meat from a pork butt?” So I decided to take a few pictures – and shoot a short video – to explain where the money muscle in pork butts really are. These cross sections pictures will help you understand exactly where I’m getting …

smoked salmon recipe

Smoked Salmon Recipe

Smoked Salmon Recipe My recipe and pictures for slow-smoking Salmon on a grill Not only is smoked Salmon delicious, but it is also good for you.  It’s packed with heart healthy Omega-3 oils that fight cardiovascular disease and improve the health of your heart.  If your doctor is after you to cut back on the pork and red meat, he’ll …