Smoking The Perfect Rack of Ribs

Smoking The Perfect Rack of Ribs

It’s July 4 and everyone is having a cookout. You could do the usual hamburgers and hot dogs but why not treat your guests to something a little more special. I’ve smoked ribs a number of different ways but one of my favorites is just perfectly cooked and...
It’s Time To Cure and Smoke Your Own Bacon!

It’s Time To Cure and Smoke Your Own Bacon!

Everybody loves bacon. Not the water soggy, preservative injected stuff you buy at the mega mart, but real bacon made my yourself at home. This time we decided to try dry curing. I asked a local place that butchers hogs once a week to save me a pork belly as otherwise...
Sauce, Sauce and more Sauce

Sauce, Sauce and more Sauce

Not that I like a lot of Barbeque sauce, but I do like variety. One thing I noticed early on when watching Bobby Flay is that he is a master at creating a sauce with flavor profiles that complement his food. I also noticed this the first time I ate at Bobby’s...
Secret To The Perfect Pastrami

Secret To The Perfect Pastrami

Years ago on my first trip to New York City I fell in love with a huge NY deli Pastrami sandwich Little did I know that I could make pastrami at home that was just as good or better than that wonderful delicacy Enjoy my journey into Pastrami goodness Katz Famous...
Perfect BBQ Introduction Ep 001

Perfect BBQ Introduction Ep 001

Welcome to Perfect BBQ We are honored that you decided to listen to our new show and hope to provide you with some cooking tips that you can use to perfect your own smoking techniques and other outdoor cooking....

How To Win A Chili Cookoff?

Make the best chili…  of course. Several years ago in support of the Chambersburg Noontime Lions club, we decided to enter the 2011 Annual Icefest chili cookoff.   The entry specified 20 gallons of chili so we knew we had our work cut out for us. I did a couple...

Perfect Pastrami Sandwich

OK, I admit it… I LOVE Pastrami! Fifteen years ago I was a bit of a newbie to the food scene.  I mean, I knew about food… Steak, Pizza, Burgers, Ribs, Wings, etc. – but ask me about anything outside of the American mainstream and I was clueless. Then...
Make Your Own Pastrami – Perfectly

Make Your Own Pastrami – Perfectly

Coming soon – my foray into the world of this wonderful Jewish Deli meat. In General, there are really only 3 steps: ‘Corn’ your brisket.  This is simply taking a trimmed brisket and brining it for several days in a mixture of pickling spices to...

Make Your Own Homemade Chili Powder

If all you’ve ever used is the store bought ‘wimpy excuse for real ingredient’ chili powder from the usual boring name brands you are in for a real treat! Not only will this stuff fill in for the generic brands in any of your favorite recipes...