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Aug 26, 2018

Making Charcoal Grilled Turkey, Tips and Techniques for Success

How to make charcoal grilled turkey that'll be perfectly done every time! Never suffer overdone breast meat or under cooked turkey thighs again!

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Aug 18, 2018

Home Raised Chicken Tough As a Buzzard - Smoker-Cooking.com

My home raised chickens are tough as a buzzard! What can I do to make them tender enough to be edible?

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Aug 12, 2018

Regional Barbecue Sauce Styles - Smoker-Cooking.com

Diverse barbecue sauce styles add astounding variety to your favorite smoked meats. Sample a medley of regional barbecue sauces and savor the flavor!

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Aug 07, 2018

Delicious Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs! - Smoker-Cooking.com

Juicy bacon wrapped chicken thighs, kissed with applewood smoke, are easily made and quick cooking. Give the gift of chicken wrapped in beautiful bacon!

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Aug 06, 2018

Smoked Baby Back Ribs Recipe With Juniper Berries and Mustard Seeds

This baby back ribs recipe includes balsamic vinegar, garlic, and crushed peppercorns, mustard seeds and juniper berries, which add unique flavors.

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Aug 05, 2018

Apple Butter Pork Ribs - Smoked Rib Recipe

These smoked apple butter pork ribs are glazed with apple butter and served with an easy to make homemade bbq sauce. For dessert? Apple pie!

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Aug 04, 2018

Learn About Salt for Brining, Curing and Flavoring Smoked Meats

Learn about salt types and how to use salt when smoking meats. Which is best to use in your brines and smoked recipe dry rubs?

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Aug 04, 2018

Easy Homemade Andouille Sausage Recipe That Bursts With Flavor!

Making homemade andouille sausage is an easy weekend project, and you'll have richly flavored andouille sausage to add to your gumbo and jambalaya, and even your scrambled eggs!

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Aug 04, 2018

Spicy Ancho Butter Shrimp Recipe Can Be Grilled or Smoked

Grill-smoked ancho butter shrimp is spicy with ancho pepper powder and cayenne pepper. Learn how to grill smoke shrimp and enjoy these tasty appetizers!

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Aug 03, 2018

How to Make Cold Smoked Salmon - Smoker-Cooking.com

The quality of cold smoked salmon made at home transcends the commercial product. As cool, subdued smoke caresses brine-cured salmon, magic happens!

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Aug 03, 2018

How To Smoke A Brisket To Perfection - Smoker-Cooking.com

Learn how to smoke a brisket that's tender, juicy, and flavorful! Prepare, season, smoke and serve a great tasting smoked beef brisket.

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Aug 03, 2018

Basic Brine For Smoked Salmon - Smoker-Cooking.com

Making a basic brine for smoked salmon requires just a few ingredients. Use these salmon brining tips to help you make delicious smoky salmon.

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Aug 03, 2018

Tempting Smoker Recipes For Delicious Smoked Foods... Every Time!

If you love smoked meat, these smoker recipes will satisfy your cravings. Enjoy mouth-watering meats, including smoked ribs, brisket, chicken and turkey. You'll also find great smoker recipes for side dishes, sauces and more.

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Jul 06, 2018

Scrumptious Smoked Tri Tip Is Subtly Seasoned and Oak Smoked

Tri tip is good, but smoked tri tip is better, by far! This tender, juicy beef is great eating, whether plated or served as sandwiches.

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Jul 05, 2018

Woods For Smoking Meats Include Common and Not So Common Choices

Woods for smoking food add different flavors depending on wood types used, from the mildness of alder to the bold flavor of mesquite.

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Jul 05, 2018

How To Use a Smoker and Rectify Common Smoker Problems

Learn how to use a smoker for meats. Get the basics for using vertical charcoal and electric water smokers, and learn to solve many common smoker problems.

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Jul 01, 2018

Mouthwatering Memphis Rib Rub Adds Incredible Flavor to Smoked Ribs

Magnificent Memphis rib rub recipe seasons pork ribs with authentic Memphis flavor. This extra special rub bursts with flavor - you won't need the sauce!

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Jun 26, 2018

Superb Smoked Catfish Recipes For Your Channel Cats or Bullheads

Give this smoked catfish recipe a try next time you haul in a mess of cats. After brining, the catfish fillets are gently smoked until flaky. This recipe also works well with whole, smaller cats.

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Jun 23, 2018

Homemade Gates BBQ Sauce Recipe - Smoker-Cooking.com

This Gates bbq sauce recipe closely matches the flavor of bottled Gates sauce. The spicy version of Gates barbecue sauce is included.

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Jun 23, 2018

Captain Morgan Barbecue Sauce: Get a Little Captain In Ya!

A recipe for Captain Morgan barbecue sauce that creates a rich tasting sauce for your smoked pork, chicken and beef dishes. Options for adding a kick of heat to the Captain's bbq sauce are included.

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Jun 22, 2018

Smoked Country Style Pork Ribs Are Tender, Juicy and Tasty!

Smoked country style pork ribs are meaty, flavorful, and easy to prepare. Boneless or bone-in, country style ribs are great for the smoker.

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Jun 21, 2018

This Smoked Beef Short Ribs Recipe Is Long On Flavor, Big On Taste

This smoky beef short ribs recipe is cooked low and slow in the smoker to bring out the luscious flavor of these mighty mites!

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Jun 21, 2018

Superb Spicy Buffalo Shrimp With a Cool Down of Bleu Cheese Sauce

Nice and spicy buffalo shrimp are grill smoked for added awesomeness! This incredible appetizer should be served with bleu cheese dressing and celery.

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Jun 21, 2018

Smoked Meat Dry Rub Recipes Enhance The Flavor of Smoked Foods

Palate pleasing dry rub recipes treat your smoked meats with awesome flavor. Learn the secrets of making perfect dry rubs for all your smoked foods.

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Jun 20, 2018

The Turkey Smoking Equipment Checklist: Tools For Smoking Turkeys

Use the Turkey Smoking Equipment Checklist to determine the equipment, tools and accessories you'll need to smoke that luscious Thanksgiving turkey.

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Jun 14, 2018

How To Brine Chicken For The Smoker and Enjoy Perfect Smoked Chicken

Learn how to brine chicken to add flavor and juiciness. Brining is the secret weapon for creating perfectly smoked chicken, and is easy to do! Add spices and herbs to the brine and boost flavor!

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Jun 11, 2018

Free Grill and Smoker User Manuals Include Operating Instructions

Download grill and smoker user manuals from the manufacturer. Need outdoor cooker technical information or instructions? Get your grill or smoker product manual here.

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Jun 11, 2018

Bradley Smoker Manual And Instructions For Use: Download it Here

Find your Bradley Smoker manual for all current models of Bradley smokers, and download it here. The manual contains versions in Spanish, French, German and English languages.

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Jun 07, 2018

Use a Smoker Thermometer and You'll Enjoy Perfectly Smoked Meats

When using a smoker thermometer you can monitor the temperatures of your cooker AND the meat. These thermometers are made for smokers. See the benefits, learn about different types, and get info on some of the most reliable smoker thermometers currently available.

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Jun 04, 2018

Spankin' Good Smoked Boston Butt Recipe Is Tender and Juicy!

This smoked Boston butt recipe includes a delicious dry rub that really kicks up the flavor! Enjoy great smoked pork with less time in the smoker. Optional method for turning your Boston butt into pulled pork is included.

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Jun 04, 2018

How Long to Smoke Boston Butt That's Juicy, Tender and Delicious

How long does it take to smoke a Boston butt? In a 225 degree smoker, it can take from 60 to 90 minutes per pound. Actual smoking time depends on size of the roast, plus several other factors. Read more to learn about smoking Boston butts.

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Jun 04, 2018

Time For Smoking Pork Shoulder: How Long Does It Take?

The time for smoking a pork shoulder can be long, but the wait is worth it! How long does it take to smoke a pork shoulder that's juicy and tender? The general guideline is that shoulders require approximately 90 minutes per pound in a 225 degree smoker.

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Jun 03, 2018

How Long To Smoke Sausage That's Safe to Eat But Still Juicy

Smoked sausage - how long will it take? When the internal temperature reaches 160˚F, smoked sausages are at their juicy best. Sausage smoking time will vary, depending on the smoker temperature used.

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Jun 03, 2018

Masterbuilt Smoker's Not Smoking: One Fix- Adjusting Woodchip Tray

Masterbuilt electric smoker's wood chips aren’t producing smoke? Solutions for more efficient smoke production from your Masterbuilt. Chip tray adjustment and using dry woodchips are two of the possible solutions to this problem.

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Jun 03, 2018

Boneless Pork Loin Smoking Time -How Long To Smoke a Pork Loin

Boneless pork loin smoking time depends on roast size and smoker temperature. Find out how long it takes to smoke a pork loin that's really juicy!.

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Jun 03, 2018

More Turkey Smoking Tips: Smoker Temp, How Long To Smoke, Rest Time

More turkey smoking tips for making great smoked turkey. Smoker set-up and temperature, how long to smoke a turkey, and resting time after it's done are some of the topics covered.

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Jun 01, 2018

Smoking Beef Back Ribs That Are Meaty, Moist, Tender and Tasty!

Smoked beef back ribs from start to finish! Learn how to smoke beef ribs that are juicy, tender and full of great flavor. Preparation, seasoning, and how long to smoke the beef back ribs: it's all covered here.

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Jun 01, 2018

Flavorful Moppin' Sauce Recipes For Ribs, Briskets and Pulled Pork

When you're moppin sauce onto smoking pork shoulders, ribs or brisket you are adding flavor and moistness. and creating a chewy, tasty bark crust.

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May 31, 2018

Is Lump Charcoal The Best Charcoal For Smoking Foods?

What is lump charcoal, and is it better than charcoal briquettes? Many prefer the burning characteristics of lump charcoal, but quality varies greatly from brand to brand..

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May 31, 2018

All About Meat Smokers: Which Smoker Is Right For You?

Choosing one out of the many types of meat smokers takes careful consideration. Size and heat source are two factors to consider when shopping for a meat smoker.

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May 31, 2018

Making Brine for Chicken That's Tasty, Tender and Juicy!

When making brine for chicken, simmer the seasonings in water, then chill over ice. This releases the herb and spice flavors, boosting the taste of your smoked chicken..

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May 31, 2018

Fantastic Grilled Asparagus Spears Are a Quick and Healthy Side Dish

Lightly browned grilled asparagus spears are delicious! Learn how to grill awesome asparagus with these easy recipe and the included grilling tips.

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May 31, 2018

Read The Thermoworks ThermPop TX-3100 Review. Includes Tech Info

Read my critical review of the ThermoWorks ThermoPop TX-3100 handheld thermometer, and then decide which handheld thermometer best fits your cooking needs.

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May 22, 2018

Tasty Smoked Wild Turkey Breast Recipe and Instructions

Try this smoked wild turkey recipe. The breast meat is cured with Tender Quick then smoked lightly for great flavor. A simply delicious wild turkey recipe.

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May 22, 2018

Smoked Pork Shoulder Basics: Pork Shoulders and How To Smoke Them

Smoked pork shoulder makes great pulled pork. Learn about this great cut of pork, and how to smoke pork shoulders to make juicy, tasty pulled pork.

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May 21, 2018

This Site Build It Review Describes My 13 Year Solo Build It Journey

For a Site Build It review to be accurate, honest and truly helpful, it's important that the review was written by someone with years of SBI experience. Being a member of the Site Build It community for 13 years, I offer my candid assessment of this business building system.

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May 21, 2018

Use a Charcoal Chimney For Better Tasting Smoked Foods

Use your charcoal chimney and conserve the world's oil supply. Charcoal lighter fluid adds bad taste.Lighting charcoal in a chimney starter keeps food tasting good.

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May 21, 2018

Choosing and Buying Salmon For Your Smoked Salmon Recipes

When buying salmon, learn how to choose the type that will work best for your smoked salmon recipe.

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May 18, 2018

Smoked Poultry Recipes: Smoking Poultry That's Moist and Tasty

Smoked poultry recipes for turkeys, chickens, game hens and more! Tips for smoking poultry that's juicy and flavorful help you smoke some fine tasting fowl!

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