How to get a good bark when you smoke

How to get a good bark when smoking meat

There's no denying that eating barbecue is a sensory experience. The smell as it comes off the pit, and the sight of the smoke ring as you slice into it are part of what makes this hobby so satisfying. The b...
Reuse old charcoal

Can You Reuse Charcoal for Smoking?

I have no shame admitting that if there is a chance to save a dollar or two, I’ll take it. But penny pinching at the expense of the quality of my barbecue is where I draw the line. Here’s the conundrum— reus...
Cold weather smoking tips

7 Practical Cold Weather Smoking Tips

So, it’s miserable outside. Cold, blowy and bleak. However, I’m sure you’d agree that there could be no better time to hoe into some succulent pulled pork or brisket. Once you've managed to whip up the coura...
Smoking your first pork butt

Smoking your first pork butt

Let's be honest. As amateur pit masters we love to obsess about every little detail. This often ends up making everything more complicated that it needs to be. Especially if you're just getting into smoking ...