I had made my WSM Mini and it was time to give it a try. I started by putting a layer of lump charcoal in the basket of the mini. Then I lit about 1/3 of a lighting chimney with coals and lit them. I poured the lit coals on the unlit ones in the basket and put the mini together, opening all the vents. Continue reading Mini Smoked Pork Loin
I make my own bacon. It is very good and I have fun making it. The problem is that I like maple and pepper bacon. The stuff they sell in the stores mostly has artificial flavours in them. Continue reading Maple Pepper Bacon Sausage
Another example of having good food around, Summer Sausage, Smoked Cheddar sandwich with Homemade Pickled carrots. Start cooking your own food!
The Old Fat Guy
Why do I bother to smoke my own meats and cheese? One of the main reasons is a plate like this. Andouille and Summer Sausages and Smoked Cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheeses.
If you are a smoker, you always have great snacks available.
The Old Fat Guy
She Who Must Be Obeyed wanted spareribs. She threw a frozen rack on the counter first thing in the morning. You intrepid hero took things in hand and put the ribs on a heavy pot that has been turned over. This is a quick way to defrost items as the pot is an excellent conductor of heat and has a large surface area. Continue reading Smoked Spareribs, No Foil
A local supermarket had Pork Picnic Shoulder on sale for $0.98 a pound! At that price, you have to make pulled pork. Continue reading Pulled Pork, Trying a New Method
I got a coupon that gave me a discount on cheese. With that coupon, it only cost me a portion of the national debt to buy some. Continue reading Time To Smoke Cheese!
There was a sale on Sirloin Tip Roasts at the supermarket. It is not exactly the tenderest cut of beef but if slow cooked to no more than medium, is quite tasty. By the way, here is an example of survival. I like my beef cooked to medium rare. She Who Must Be Obeyed likes medium. A smart husband cooks to medium to survive. Continue reading Smoked Sirloin Tip Roast, Canadian Rockies Smoking
Sometimes you just need a smokey, gooey barbecued chicken. This was one of those times. Continue reading Pecan Honey Barbecued Chicken, MMMM Good
The cost of wild salmon is very high these days. So, when the local supermarket had a sale on frozen pink salmon fillets for less than a king’s ransom, I bought some and made smoked salmon. Continue reading Smoked Salmon, Experimenting