I just purchased a Traeger Timberline 850. I spent a lot of money to buy Traeger’s top line grill because I am serious about my smoking. I fired it up today for my first smoke. I set it for 235 and it just wouldn’t come to temperature. It kept hovering between 195 and 200. So, I called their support line. A nice young lady, Carolina, took my call and reviewed my problem as they were able to check the WiFi record of my smoke. She kept asking me if I was using Traeger pellets (I was). Continue reading New Traeger Timberline, Not a good start.
In my prior reviews and posts, I have recommended my Louisiana Grills LG900 and it gave me two years of great service. However, since the start of this season, the pellets in the hopper that feed the smoker have caught fire three times. I feel you need this information considering my prior recommendation.
The Old Fat Guy
The good people sent me some of their rubs to try. I couldn’t think of anything better to try them on than some country style ribs. Continue reading Basic Smoked Country Ribs (Bub ‘n Mutha’s Rub Review)
I do love South Asian curries. However, I don’t make them every day and the recipes usually call for herbs and spices I don’t normally make. What to do, what to do? Continue reading Lucky Masala Meat Masala
I take part in a discussion group at Smoked Meat Forums. A member there manufactures and sells his own line of cures and brine. He was kind enough to send me a package of his salmon brine. So, you need to know he supplied it for free but this is my honest opinion of it. Continue reading Mad Hunky Salmon
I do like to try premium barbecue sauces and a friend had told me he really liked Stubb’s Original so I gave it a try. Continue reading Stubb’s Original BBQ Sauce, Product Review
I make most of my dishes from scratch, including Jerky. However, there are commercial products out there that are of a high quality and give a great result. Hi Mountain Jerky mixes are one of those products. Continue reading Hi Mountain Bourbon BBQ Blend Jerky
SPECIAL OFFER! After I posted this, Kririan contacted me and they will offer free shipping for anyone using the coupon code OLDFATGUY. This offer is only good until November 18, 2018.
I have met so many great people since I started this blog. Recently, I met Ian of Kirian Spices on Twitter. He traveled to Greece and found that their oregano had a stronger and fresher flavour than the oregano we get here. He started importing Greek spices. Continue reading Kirian Spice Review
I was contacted by EZ Flame BBQ Inc. and asked to try out their product, the EZStart® Charcoal Chimney. There was two problems with this. First, I don’t like to take free products to review in case it sucks. Second, what could be new in the world of charcoal chimneys? You put newspaper in the bottom, coals in the top and light it. Continue reading EZStart® Charcoal Chimney Product Review
I had tried one of Rufus Teague’s barbecue sauces before and quite liked it. I was inviting some guests over and some of them are heat adverse. So I decided to try some Rufus Teague Honey Sweet Sauce. Continue reading Rufus Teague Sweet Honey BBQ Chicken Breasts