Smoked Turkey Breast

On Monday I decided to smoke a turkey breast for dinner for the family. It’s one of my favorite meats to smoke because it is easy to prep and I get to use different seasoning on it besides the rub I use for chicken or pork.

Offset Smoker Fire Management

This is my 7th cook on the offset smoker cooking with wood and I have to say that I am so glad I finally have my fire management down.

Smoked Beef Jerky Part 2

This is part 2 of making smoked beef jerky. In this post we will cover how I cooked the jerky in my Char Griller Pro offset smoker.

Learning to Cook with Wood

For Father’s Day I decided to make two beer can chickens and a brisket. I’m still getting used to cooking with wood in the smoker. I have read that each offset smoker is different and you have to get a few cooks in before discovering that sweet spot to maintain a consistent temperature.

My First Time Cooking BBQ with Wood

For a while now I have been wanting to elevate my BBQ skills and move up from my electric smoker. Two weeks ago my electric smoker stopped working, and I knew it was time to start cooking with wood. I did a lot of research on an affordable offset smoker and finally made the decision to purchase the Char Griller Smoking Pro offset smoker. I am really happy with my choice even though I will be making a modification and adding fire tape around the seems of the lid to maximize heat retention.

Smoked Bacon Brownies

Over Memorial Day weekend I decided to try something new and smoke bacon brownies in my smoker using apple wood. The process was simple. I started by preheating my oven to 400 degrees. I lined a baking sheet with tin foil and laid out 8 pieces of thick cut applewood smoked bacon on the sheet….

Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Baby back ribs are delicious! When you smoke them right and combine it with a sweet and tangy sauce they are out of this world. when I smoke baby back ribs I use cherry wood and I preheat my smoker to 225 degrees. While the smoker is preheating I prep my ribs. I start first…

Cherry Smoked Chicken Drums

Chicken wings and/or drums are great for a quick week night dinner or as an appetizer while entertaining company.

Beer Can Chicken

    Beer can chicken is an easy recipe and the smoke time is short, about 5 to 6 hours total. I used cherry wood chips for this smoke. I purchased two whole fryers that were 5 pounds each. The prep work for the chicken is simple. Generously brush the chicken with extra virgin olive…

Cherry Smoked Brisket Tacos

Brisket is one of my favorite meats to smoke. It can be one of the most challenging and costly meats to smoke. There are a lot of BBQ enthusiasts who smoke their brisket up to 22 hours and it is delicious, but my recipe requires between 12 to 14 hours to smoke. As always I…