17th Street Barbecue – Murphysboro, IL

In the world of barbecue, champion pitmaster Mike Mills is affectionately known as “The Legend.” He presides over the pits at his two nationally acclaimed 17th Street Barbecue barbecue restaurants in Southern Illinois. In the early 1990s, he was co-captain of the Apple City Barbecue team, one of the most celebrated teams ever on the circuit. He is a four-time World […]

Smoked Chipotle Powder

We put up a new site for our custom blended smoked chipotle powder at https://SmokingHotFlavor.com https://youtu.be/7WA33HJ8xK8

Smoked Cheese

We love smoked cheese!    I’ve smoked cheese in my WSM before but the cold smoke attachment I used was less than great. This looked like a great idea and easy to use. A-MAZE-N Smoker Tray     The following video shows how to use it.

Noble Smoke – Charlotte, NC

Several weeks ago, we make the 8 hour trip to Charlotte to visit our son. He is in the restaurant business and during our several days there we visited several of his favorite eateries. All of them were excellent in their genre. On the last day there he said he had saved a special treat. […]

Taste of Texas BBQ – Jonas Freitag

This week we interview one of the owners of Taste of Texas Barbecue in Cologne, Germany, Jonas Freitag We fell in love with these guys watching their very popular YouTube videos documenting their journey as they not only start their own BBQ Food business but in true DIY fashion build their smoker and vending trailer […]

Franklin Barbecue – Mecca for Smoked Brisket Enthusiasts

Franklin Barbecue. Just mention the name in a crowded room anywhere in the country and someone will approach you and start talking BBQ Due in part to Aaron Franklin and his generous training videos on Youtube and a PBS show based in Austin, TX, in  few short years it has become a premiere destination for […]

Pepper Jelly, A Perfect BBQ Extra

This is a household favorite of ours and always a treat for holiday parties and get togethers, not to mention a great way to use up a few leftover Habanero or Jalapeno peppers at the end of the season. The combination of a bit of heat, fruity pepper flavor and sweetness is a wonderful flavor […]

Making Perfect Bacon Deliciousness… Again

Several posts back we cured our own bacon and encouraged you to do the same. This post is a little different and much simpler. Let’s assume you see some thick sliced bacon on sale – really good quality product that happened to miss the eye of a bunch of bargain shoppers so is now high […]