Meat Smoking Tips
Here you'll find meat smoking tips, step-by-step tutorials, and general information about the world of smoker cooking.
Explore the following pages...you just might find that nugget of wisdom that'll take your meat smoking to the next level.
Smoker Cooking Secrets!
You know enough to smoke a brisket and achieve a beautiful smoke ring. BUT do you know how to cook a brisket in the oven, and still be able to show off a danged purty smoke ring? Learn this secret and more....
My Favorite Woods for Smoking
Different types of smoker woods create different flavors of smoke. Hickory, oak, cottonwood, mulberry and more are described on this page.
Meat Tenderizing Methods
Meat can be tenderized with enzymes, by smashing and mashing, and by cutting, otherwise known as cubing. Learn more about these tenderizing methods.
About Baby Back Ribs
Learn the ins and outs of preparing and smoking this delectable cut of pork. I want my babyback, baby back, baby back ribs!
All About Pork Spare Ribs
From trimming to seasoning to smoking, this page is full of information that will help you smoke some the the best tasting ribs ever.
About Pork Shoulder
If you love pulled pork, check out this page before you start. Pork shoulder takes a l - o - n - g time to smoke to perfection! And it's worth every minute of the wait.
Keep a Recipe Log...Duplicate Perfection!
Record all of the details of each cookout so you can improve your smoked and grilled food recipes to perfection, then be able to duplicate them on command. A must-read for serious pitmasters!
All About Beef Back Ribs
This page tells you what to look for when buying beef back ribs, and how to prep and cook them.
How to Smoke Brisket
Learn about choosing the right brisket, seasoning it, and smoking it low and slow to make it melt-in-your-mouth tender!
About Smoked Turkey
Smoked turkey is a delicacy. This page gives the details on the entire process, including choosing, brining, and smoking your turkey.
Making Turkey Brine
Here is the method that will get the most out of your brine ingredients and put them into your turkey.
Cold Smoked Salmon
If you've dreamed of preparing your own cold smoked salmon, this page goes over the details of this process.
Hot Smoking Salmon
A good introductory lesson that will give you the knowledge you need to hot smoke salmon.
An important page with several links to good sources of food safety information.
Salmon Brining Tips
Great information about how to brine salmon. Salt is salt, right? Wrong! You'll learn all about salt here, too.
Nothing better than a good fillet of salmon in the smoker. But which species is best for smoking? What are the taste differences between the different varieties of salmon? Find out here.
Gas Grill Smoking
If you have a gas grill, but not a smoker, my tutorial page gas grill smoking will be of interest to you.
Wind-Stopping Smoker Enclosure
Constructing a barrier that will block the wind and help your smoker keep its temperature up is easy to do.
Meat Smoker Tips and Info
For information about smoker cookers of all kinds, you'll find an overview at the
page. For tips about a specific type of cooker, the following links will be helpful.
Natural Gas Smokers
Vertical Water Smokers
Stove Top Smokers
Big Green Egg Grill
Commercial Meat Smokers
Smoker cooking is a fun way to create great tasting foods. With some meats requiring all day to smoke, the meat smoker in the backyard becomes the gathering place, the center of social activities. Pale blue smoke, a cold drink, and the hot sun. That's what it's all about!
For more meat smoking tips and techniques, come back often and check for new additions. If you have a question about something and would like it included here,