Smoked Pork Belly

I have only tried to smoke pork belly once, and at that time I did pork belly burnt ends with minimal success. This time, I tried to just do a standard smoked pork belly. I purchased the skinless pork belly from Sams and it was approximately 4 pounds and was under $15. I sliced the…

And then there was 3

I have been smoking for 10 years. My original purchase was an 18″ WSM and it has delivered time after time. I had been watching Craigslist for a deal on 22″ for a long time and never could find one. I stopped in my local Lowes for a small purchase and as my normal tradition…

Sous Vide Chops

My obsession with the Sous Vide cooking process continues. One of my favorite things to cook has been thick cut pork chops. To complete this I purchased a pork loin on sale that was close to 4 lbs and was just over $6. This was a great buy, but even when not on sale, pork…

Pork belly burnt ends – first attempt

I decided to try pork belly burnt ends, since I was finally able to find some to work with. I noticed recently that Sams was now selling uncured pork belly. The price was reasonable (under $15) so not to bad on the risk reward scale.                 The recipe I was…

Patio Ribs….

My typical go to cook on mothers day is ribs. My wife headed out to California this mothers day to spend some time with daughter #2, but the tradition continued anyway. I smoked the ribs doing the 3,2,1 method. The ribs were reasonable priced and only $8 each at $2.88/lb. I removed the membrane from…

4 Smoke Sunday

Decided to smoke several different things today. I had a 3 lb pork loin and a couple of small turkey breast that I smoked first. I did not plan to do these low and slow, so I started a fill chimney of charcoal, and spread it on top of some additional charcoal. I gave it…

Smoked, a Smoked Ham

I decided to mix it up this year for Thanksgiving. I have smoked a turkey for the last several years but decided to smoke a Sam’s brand Honey Baked Ham. The price was right it was only $16 and it is was close to 9 lbs. I used apple wood ( a light smoke wood)…

Smoke em if you got em…..

I completed a 4 pork butt smoke this week while on stay-cation on my 18″ Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker. For me this is a long low and slow process, and if I am going to spend up to 19 hours smoking the meat, I need to load up the smoker and take advantage of it….

Sunday – Fun Day

Spent the day completing a three meat trio on the two smokers.  Completed 4 racks of baby back ribs on the 18″ and then completed some SPAM and three types of sausages on the 14″. Ribs were completed with modified 3-2-1 which ended up being 3 -1.5 and .5. They were good and stayed on…