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Easy Awesome Smoked Ribs/Chicken

Main Dishes

Mr. Caswell loves his smoker. He is a smoked meat fanatic.  He has tried every recipe under the sun, taken classes, and even become a barbecue judge for the Memphis Barbecue Network.  Everywhere he travels, he finds the local BBQ masters and picks their brains.  Well, this last trip to Athens, AL paid off big time. […]

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Food From Tarryall Ranch: Peppery Pork and Vegetable Roast

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Not to complain, but recipe posts are some of the hardest. If you blog, you may understand. Having to stop multiple times in the middle of cooking to arrange and photograph, wiping messy hands for the camera, trying to stir or pour or slice and shoot at the same time while keeping the camera from […]

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How to Use a Smoker

Recipes

The easiest way to get a smoker started, that I’ve found, is the following method. 1.  Gather supplies.  You will need:  scrap paper, a digital thermometer that YOU have tested in boiling water, lighter fluid, a charcoal chimney, a long lighter, a cheapo stepping stone (otherwise your porch will scorch), and charcoal.  I generally have […]

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Smoked Pork Loin (and sandwiches)

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Ooohhhh, the sandwiches.  Below is the whole routine for making smoked pork loin and not cooking for a week. 1.  THE NIGHT BEFORE, make a brine.  Smoked meat gets too dry without it.  Follow the below recipe for a 4 to 5 lbs loin. 8 cups of water 8 tablespoons kosher salt 8 tablespoons sugar […]

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Guest Series: Mr. Ivory Loves His Smoker

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This is Mr. Ivory. This is Mr. Ivory’s fancy smoker next to his mutt of a goat.  MEH! This is Mr. Ivory’s BETTER cheapo smoker with one of SEVERAL digital thermometers (yes, it’s hanging on an on-the-tank toilet paper holder.  GENIUS!). This is what Ivory (Deanna) has been cooking for the last 4 months, since […]

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