Smoking

I’ve been obsessed with smoking on the grill, and adding more layers of flavors to the food that I cook, for a while now. After doing a lot of on-grill chip smoking, I decided that I wanted to get into a controlled pellet smoker for much longer smokes on meats like pork butt and beef brisket. My first augered pellet smoker is a Mak 2 Star General. I’ve been very pleased with the controls on the unit, as well as the remote monitoring option via the web interface.

I’ll be posting photos and recipes of the various smokes we do, including process steps and rub mixes.

Corned Beef Cured Salmon

I found this recipe on Andrew Zimmern’s website, and since I had just recently purchased...

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WSM Smoked Pork Butt

Got up at 5am Sunday to do a long smoke on some pork butt. Had...

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Weber Smokey Mountain Smoked Brisket

Smoked a 15# Prime beef brisket today. Started at noon, 9 hours on charcoal and...

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Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker

I’ve been reading about charcoal and peat smoking, and got some peat to try burning...

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NOLA Smoked Shrimp

This recipe is going on my list to try out! I love New Orleans inspired...

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Smoke Roasted Cauliflower

Don’t think I’d add the maple syrup to the vinaigrette, might be too sweet for...

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Smoked Surf and Turf

Scrubbed down the MAK, and getting ready to smoke some St. Louis style ribs and...

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Smoked Beef Brisket

I’m constantly smoking brisket and trying out new rubs and techniques, to “get it right”....

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Home Brew and Barbeque

Brewing and ‘cuing today! I’ve had a brisket on since 9:20a, and it’s coming along...

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New MAK FlashFire Igniter

The igniter on my MAK 2 Star General pellet smoker had been acting up, so...

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Smoked Beef Short Ribs

While visiting a local Mexican market with my friend, I bought some long cut beef...

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New Method for Smoked Chicken

After watching the Kingsford Championships on tv, I’ve decided to try some of the methods...

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Pulled Pork and Smoked Pork Belly

Some friends were nice enough to send me bear claws for pulling pork, so of...

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Memorial Day

We started out with no plans and ended up with about 15 people over. Grilling,...

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Lazy Sunday

The weather is warming up here, and we spent a lazy Sunday around the pool....

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Smoked Leg of Lamb

Smoked a leg of lamb for dinner … Good first time, seared it off on...

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Slow Smoked Pulled Pork

For Super Bowl Sunday this year we smoked over 14 pounds of pork shoulder to...

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Smoked Pork Butt

Mesquite rub and ACV spritz every 15 mins or so, for about 7 hours, 203º...

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Summer Smokin’

When you’re going to run the smoker, you may as well load it up and...

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