I’ve been wanting one for a while. This week seemed like a good time (why, how would you celebrate your new book?). It was easy to put together and a breeze to operate. It is electric and uses wood pellets. It has a flame feature so when you want to sear that steak, you can … Continue reading New Smoker/Grill
I cut the backbone out of this one and smoked it over cherry wood for about five hours today, the last hour I mopped it with a heavy BBQ sauce. Add fries, beans, and slaw and you’ve got a real deal meal.
We roasted a pork butt in the oven last week and have been nibbling away at it since then. With some experience with the new smoker, minimal as it is, Mrs J wondered whether it would enhance the pork if it spent a little time in there. Good question! I placed about half of the … Continue reading More Smoker
I’ve been wanting to get a smoker for a long time and finally pulled the trigger on this one. I looked around for a while and decided on this model after surfing Amazon reviews. Almost uniformly excellent reviews, most of them five star. I can add my first impressions to that list: It’s a keeper, … Continue reading Gadget Post – Electric Smoker
This shoulder was all night in the smoker, and then a couple of hours in the big oven. It was tender.I almost always chop it up and check for salt. This stuff eats just fine without any sauce but saying never is just crazy talk.I topped this sammy with slaw and a good spoonful of … Continue reading Sammich Pr0n
I smoked my first brisket, even though I’ve had my wood pellet grill for almost two years now. And by I, I mean my brother mostly. I made up the rub, using brown sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, hot chili, cumin and oregano. But my brother did most of the smoking, setting … Continue reading Smoked Brisket
This puppy spent the night in a 225° smoker with peach wood supplying the smoke. I had in mind pulled pork sammiches but I took a few slices for a nice lunch.I think roasted cauliflower is my new favorite veggie. I sliced a head and tossed it with salt and olive oil with a generous … Continue reading Smoked Shoulder
It’s that time of year again, here are the links to all the Thanksgiving recipes and my still favorite way to roast a turkey. I prepped one last night, the hour-plus cooking time takes much of the stress out of turkey roasting. My Thanksgiving is going to be a bit different this year, so I … Continue reading Thanksgiving Files: Turkey and All the Sides