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The BlueSmoke Gazette, Issue #016 -- June 28, 2007
June 28, 2007

Independence Day Cookout

Juicy Beer Butt Chicken On The Grill Get in gear for your Fourth of July celebration with a few great recipes. Whether the Independence day menu calls for chicken, ribs, brisket or seafood, you're sure to find an interesting recipe here.

My plans include grilling up a few beer can chickens, and smoking pork ribs and a brisket. That should be enough to feed all the relations that are coming down from Nebraska. Here's wishing you an enjoyable and safe 4th of July.

Grilling and Smoking For The Fourth


Give one or more of these recipe ideas a try for your holiday cookout.

Beer Butt Chicken
Some recipes for beer butt chicken put all the responsibility for great flavor on that little 12 ounce can of beer up there between the ribs of the bird. I hate to put that much stress on my old friend Bud, so I decided to give these big fat hens a triple punch of flavor.

Texas Style Smoked Brisket
This traditional Texas Smoked Brisket owes a lot of its character to the aromatic mesquite used in the smoker. A Southwestern style brisket rub completes the flavor profile. Grab a few Lone Stars before you start the smoker. It's going to take a while.

Apple Marinated Smoked Babyback Ribs
No, baby back ribs don't come from baby pigs! Smoked baby back ribs are very popular. That's why they are one of the most expensive cuts of meat from the hog. Lots of people just love them, so demand has driven up the price.

Beef Rib Roast Recipe
For special occasions or holidays, this smoked beef rib roast recipe is something you really should try. When the rib roast is slowly cooked with a kiss of smoky flavor, the results are incredible.

More Recipe Ideas

Smoky Brisket Cheese Sandwiches

North Carolina Pulled Pork Recipe

Excellent Smoked Meatloaf Recipe

Peppercorn Pork Ribs

Superb Smoked Turkey Legs

Grilled Soy Garlic Shrimp

Other Topics

Food Safety Tips For Outdoor Cooking

Smoking In a Gas Grill

Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce

Mustard Based BBQ Sauce

Remote Cooking Thermometers

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