Appetizers are always a hit at Big Game Parties. However, sometimes you want to serve some substantial food. I have a nice selection of Entrees that can be eaten with your hands in front of the TV. Everything from ribs to bacon chicken kabobs.
The other weekend I was able to get my hands on a prototype of the brand new BBQ Guru Shotgun Smoker. While the smoker that I tested was a prototype, it is exactly the same as the production model. This smoker is available now from BBQ Guru. Since I was one of the first people to get … Read moreBBQ Guru Shotgun Smoker – Review
This week is the busiest week of the year for most grills and barbecues. Get out there and make some hamburgers and hot dogs. If you are feeling adventurous try a few of the following. I have prepared a list of some of my favorite summer dishes. This is my list of my best 4th of July Recipes. Check them out and add them to your grocery lists for your weekend parties.
Gas grills have a lot of fans. I have one and really love it. They are quick to heat up, provide a nice searing surface and are easy to maintain. What they lack in aroma and flavor they more than make up for in convenience. However, what if you could add flavor and aroma to … Read moreHow to turn a gas grill into a smoker!
I love my Weber charcoal grill. It is quite possibly one of the best outdoor cooking devices out there. Although it is labeled a grill, it can grill, bake and smoke with little to no effort. It is the Swiss army knife of grills. The bonus is that you can pick up this amazing grill for … Read moreHow to turn your Weber charcoal grill into a smoker
This week is the busiest week of the year for most grills and barbecues. Happy July 4th to everyone! Get out there and make some hamburgers and hot dogs. If you are feeling adventurous try a few of the following. I have prepared a list of some of my favorite summer dishes.
This year I have competitively barbecuing and have been doing pretty good. Back in August I won Reserve Grand Champion at a Sam’s Club competition in Medford, NY and received my golden ticket to compete at the Sam’s club Regional in Chesapeake, Virginia. It was a great opportunity to compete against 29 other teams that … Read moreSam’s Club Regional – Chesapeake, Virginia
The other day I picked up a new Weber Charcoal Grill. I love it because it is the perfect size for my family. Plus it allows me to smoke ribs, brisket and pork butt without having to pull out my giant Lang BBQ. To test it out I picked up a rack of BBQ beef … Read moreBeef Ribs
So I have been trying to perfect ribs for a while. I am always on the lookout for new techniques or tools to make the perfect competition rib. Well I went back to basics and scored with an amazing rib. The key was a nice rub and a finely tuned barbecue smoker. The final ribs were perfectly cooked with a nice flavor. FYI – Fall off the bone ribs are not perfectly cooked ribs. You want a rib that has a good bite but gives away from the bone cleanly. When you bite into the rib, you should be left with a half moon bite mark. You don’t want all of the meat to fall off. If the meat falls off, the rib is overcooked.
I served these up Memorial Day Weekend to Dana and her friend Kristy. Needless to say, they did not last long.
My parents came to DC this weekend and my father loves to barbecue. So I decided to go to restaurant depot and grab some ribs. The ribs at the depot are amazing. They are cheap, they are untrimmed, and they are meaty. Remember to ask your butcher at your local supermarket for untrimmed meat when … Read moreRibs Ribs Ribs
When I started grilling I grabbed a bag of kingsford charcoal and lighter fluid. I doused the charcoal with the fluid lit a match and watched as my eyebrows dissapeared in mushroom cloud. I knew that there had to be a better way. Adding lighter fluid causes crazy fires and further adds unpleasant flavors to your food. Today I want to amuse you with my barbecuing hijinks and teach you a better way to start a grill/smoker.
The first step to perfect coals is having the right equipment. You need a charcoal chimney to start the perfect fire.
Nothing says summer more than firing up your smoker, sitting in the sun and drinking some beer. Last sunday it was 65 degrees and sunny so I decided that I wanted to make some pulled pork. I went to the butcher and of course, he was on vacation. So I had to choose from the meat in the case. They had a pretty good selection including full picnic shoulders, 9 pound briskets and boston butts. I chose a small 6 pound boston butt as I was only feeding myself. I know 6 pounds is a lot. But on the other hand it is still better than barbecuing a 14 pound picnic shoulder for myself. Although, I probably would have eaten it all. Pork is amazing!
Above is some freshly shredded pork, you can see the nice pink smoke ring. Doesn’t it look delicious.
It has finally reached 60 degrees out here in DC and yes, it is time to BBQ. This winter I have made a few modification to Old Bessie (Yes I named my BBQ). I was searching all over the internet for good mods to make to the Char Griller Smokin Pro and I have found a great website DeeJaysSmokePit.net. Over on the forums there you can find a great PDF document by Phil Lee that has great mods for the Smokin Pro.
After scrolling through the mods I found a few that were easy to do and did not require too many tools.