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Aug 12, 2019

Smoking a Half Turkey Requires Refinements Of Smoke Cooking Technique

Smoking a half turkey is a good option if you're not a big smoked turkey eater- Smoke half now and smoke the other turkey half later.

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Aug 11, 2019

Smoking Turkey With a Water Pan- Is It Important To Use The Water Pan?

Should I be smoking a turkey with a water pan, or should I leave the pan out? I'm smoking turkey in my vertical smoker.

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Aug 11, 2019

Grilling Turkey in a Weber Kettle Grill, Using The Indirect Method

Secrets of grilling turkey in a Weber kettle. Use precise charcoal placement for grilling breasts and whole turkeys that are just plain awesome!

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Aug 11, 2019

Smoking a Turkey Whole Versus Cut Up - Which Method Is Best?

Smoking a cut up turkey versus one that's whole; the benefits are numerous. Cut up turkey cooks quicker, and the breast can be removed when prefectly done.

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Aug 11, 2019

Apple-Honey Grill Smoked Turkey Is Injected With Awesome Flavor!

This grill smoked turkey is injected with apple-honey flavor and grill-smoked with apple wood. Turkey, Apple, Honey and Smoke. MMmmmm!

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Aug 11, 2019

How To Cook a Turkey Gas Grill Style With Added Smoke Flavor

Learn how to cook a turkey in a gas grill with this easy step-by-step technique. Grill smoke your turkey and get great results with great flavor!

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Aug 11, 2019

Electric Smoking Turkey Tips: How Long to Smoke In an Electric Smoker

Electric Smoking Turkey. 60's Rock band name? Nope. Learn how to smoke a turkey in an electric smoker and how long it takes and a sweet time-saving tip!

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Aug 11, 2019

Smoking a Turkey Breast In an Electric Smoker - Tips and Techniques

Smoked turkey breast electric smoker technique! Setting up the smoker is easy - waiting for that savory smoked turkey breast to finish cooking is tough!

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Aug 11, 2019

Smoked Turkey Rub That Sticks Tightly To Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Use this tasty turkey rub to season a superbly smoked turkey! The awesome rub goes under the turkey skin for maximum flavor and truly luscious goodness.

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Aug 11, 2019

Smoked Turkey Brine Recipes For The Best Tasting Smoked Turkeys Ever!

Full flavored turkey brine recipes for making impressively incredible, juicy smoked turkey! And remember... Just Brine and It'll Be Fine!

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Aug 10, 2019

A Smoked 7 Bone Chuck Roast Makes Great Shredded Beef For Sandwiches

Shred a smoked 7 bone chuck roast to make killer bbq beef sandwiches! Smoking with oak adds incredible flavor to your tender, juicy chuck roast.

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Aug 10, 2019

Method For Smoking Chuck Roast That's Juicy and Fall-Apart Tender!

Smoking chuck roast that's richly flavored and melt-in-the-mouth tender requires one simple additional step. Smoke a juicy, tender beef chuck roast.

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Aug 09, 2019

Smoking a Turkey in a Weber Smoky Mountain Cooker Is a Labor of Love

Learn about smoking turkeys in the Weber Smoky Mountain Cooker. Step by step instructions help you make the best Weber Smokey Mountain turkey ever!

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Aug 07, 2019

How to Make Turkey Brine That Definitely Improves Your Smoked Turkeys

Learn how to make turkey brine that'll make your smoked turkey the best ever! A little known flavor-releasing brine making technique is revealed.

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Aug 06, 2019

Turkey Done Temperature - Only Your Smoker Thermometer Knows For Sure!

To check turkey done temperature, test for an internal temp of 165°F at the correct locations of the breast and thigh with an accurate thermometer.

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Aug 05, 2019

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, smoking time and resting time after it's done are covered.

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Aug 05, 2019

Top Notch Turkey Smoking Tips For Making The Perfect Smoked Turkey

These informative turkey smoking tips get down to the real nitty gritty! Learn how to brine, season and smoke turkeys, and expect spectacular results.

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Aug 04, 2019

Smoked Brisket Dry Rub Recipes Season Briskets With Great Flavor

Want some great brisket dry rub recipes? Try one of these smoked brisket rubs for tender and tasty, melt in your mouth goodness!.

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Aug 04, 2019

This Kansas City Rib Rub Recipe Adds Loads of Flavor To Your Pork Ribs

This Kansas City rib rub recipe is sweet, spicy and tastes great. Paprika and brown sugar are the main ingredients, with spices adding complexity.

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Aug 03, 2019

Smoked Meatloaf Poblano Has Pepper Flavor That's Easy On The Tongue

This smoked meatloaf poblano is laced with chopped yellow onions and diced poblano peppers for a slightly spicy flavor. Smoke the meatloaf for two hours.

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Aug 03, 2019

Cherry Lime Ham Glaze Adds a Sweet, Tangy Finish To Your Smoked Ham

This bold cherry lime ham glaze has a sweet tanginess that pairs well with ham. At the table, the ham glaze can be used as tasty sauce.

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Aug 03, 2019

Time Required For Smoking Pork Shoulder - Just How Long Does It Take?

The time for smoking a pork shoulder depends on the smoking temperature. Pork shoulders generally need 60 to 90 minutes per pound in a 225°F smoker.

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Aug 03, 2019

Pork Spareribs Basic Training, From Trimming to Seasoning to Smoking

Get the lowdown on pork spare ribs. Learn what they are, how to trim 'em for the smoker, and get a quick rundown on how to smoke pork spareribs.

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Aug 03, 2019

Learn How Long to Smoke Boston Butt at Various Smoking Temperatures

How long to smoke Boston butt depends on smoker temperature. At 225°F, up to 90 minutes per pound. Boston butt smoking time at 275°F is considerably less.

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Aug 03, 2019

Try Smoked London Broil, a Richly Flavored, Marinated Top Round Roast

This recipe for smoked London broil is made by marinating either a beef flank steak or a top round roast before smoking.

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Aug 03, 2019

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 electric smoker.

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Aug 02, 2019

Smoked Sausage Recipes and Sausage Smoking Tips and Information

With smoked sausage recipes you can add the raw trimmings taken from pork and beef smoker recipes. Learn how to smoke sausages that are plump with juice!

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Aug 02, 2019

Learn How to Smoke Bratwurst That'll Drip Juice Down Your Arms!

Want to know how to smoke bratwurst that's still filled with juicy goodness? Brats are easily overcooked, and become dry when smoked too long.

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Aug 02, 2019

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

Smoked beef back ribs from seasoning to smoking. Learn how to smoke beef ribs that are juicy, tender and full of great flavor.

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Aug 02, 2019

Smoke Beef Ribs That Are Packed With Great Flavor

Smoke beef ribs that melt in your mouth with an explosion of flavor! Beef ribs can be tough, but use the 3:2:1 method and they'll be tender and juicy.

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Aug 02, 2019

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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Aug 02, 2019

Spicy Beef Rib Recipe is Seasoned With Taco Spice, Served With Salsa

This spicy beef rib recipe has South of the Border flavor! Taco spice, mesquite and salsa do the trick!

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Aug 02, 2019

Slow Smoked Beef Ribs Recipe - A Complex Rub, Smoked With Pecan Wood

A tender batch of smoked beef ribs will satisfy your cravings! Beef back ribs need time for tenderness!

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Aug 02, 2019

Seattle Smoked Salmon Recipe, Brined With Honey and Old Bay Seasoning

This great tasting Seattle smoked salmon recipe is a keeper! The sweet and spicy flavor is hard to resist!

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Aug 02, 2019

How to Make Cold Smoked Salmon That's Perfect For Sunday Brunch!

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 02, 2019

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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Aug 02, 2019

Making Magnificent BBQ Marinades For Your Smoked and Grilled Meats

Learn how to make BBQ marinades, the miraculous liquid that adds fantastic flavor, boosts juiciness and improves the texture of your smoked meats!

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Aug 02, 2019

Regional Barbecue Sauce Styles Offer a Wide Variety of Flavors

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 02, 2019

Salmon Brining Tips For Great Tasting Smoked Salmon

These smoked salmon brining tips guarantee great tasting and safe salmon. Maintain clean equipment, keep the brine cold and enjoy perfect results.

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Aug 02, 2019

How Long To Brine Salmon? It Depends On Brine Used and Filet Thickness

How long do I brine salmon before smoking? Type of brine, concentration and salmon thickness affect salmon brining time.

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Jul 28, 2019

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

These smoker recipes will satisfy your cravings. Enjoy delicious smoked ribs, brisket, chicken, turkey, and great smoker recipes for sides, sauces and more.

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Jul 28, 2019

Smoked Wild Game Recipes For Venison, Goose, Turkey and Pheasant

Smoked wild game recipes add flavor to the lean meat. Recipes for smoked goose breast, pheasant, venison and wild turkey.

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Jul 24, 2019

The Ideal Temperature of Smoked Chicken For Juiciness and Flavor

The safe done temperature of smoked chicken can be lower than 165°F, but that smoked chicken temp must be maintained for a specific period of time.

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Jul 23, 2019

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

Learn how to brine chicken, improving flavor and juiciness. Brining is the secret weapon for creating perfectly smoked chicken.

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Jul 23, 2019

How To Smoke Whole Chickens And Achieve Maximum Flavor and Texture

Find out how to smoke whole chicken at 275 to 300 degrees, and you’ll lock in juices and have crispy smoked chicken skin.

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Jul 23, 2019

Basic Brine For Smoked Salmon Boosts Salmon Flavor, Improves Texture

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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Jul 22, 2019

Making Brine - Three Ways To Make Effective Brines For Meats

Three methods of making brine that adds juiciness and flavor to your meats, poultry and fish. Steep the seasonings to make brine that imparts the best flavor.

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Jul 21, 2019

Brining Chicken Improves Flavor And Helps Smoked Chicken Remain Juicy

Brining chicken will improve flavor and texture, and increase juiciness. Brine chicken from 30 minutes to 8 hours, depending on size.

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Jul 20, 2019

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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