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Fish Pepper Brine

This is a basic brine for any firm flesh/low oil fish for smoking. This makes enough for about 1 lb of fish fillets. On how to smoke go here. Basic Fish Brine 2 cups boiling water 1 dried ancho chili … Continue reading

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Snow Geese “Pastrami”

Our hunting friend asked if we had any use for snow geese since he had a bunch. He made sure to warn us that it is a really gamey hard to cook meat. The only response to free fresh meat … Continue reading

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Rufus Reruns: Grill Master Part Two

You’re all caught up on how to smoke after reading yesterday’s tutorial right? Then let’s get to it. Pick one or more of the following: Smoked Brats Smoked Lamb Shanks Smoked Brisket with Espresso Bourbon Mop Sauce Smoked Salmon Spicy … Continue reading

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Rufus Reruns: Grill Master Part One

Ready, set, smoke! We’re reaching into our archives this week and reposting some of our old favorites. Here’s a three parter on smoking poultry. First you’ll need to truss the bird Next comes the brining And finally the smoking And … Continue reading

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled pork is probably one of the easier ways to serve smoked pig. It also works well for a large gathering. Serve it with lots of extra barbecue sauce and coleslaw. Depending on your location the coleslaw can either be … Continue reading

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Smoked Turkey Salad

By Katherine Those of you who follow us on Facebook may have seen the photos I posted of Greg starting the smoker at 7 a.m. and still smoking away 12 hours later. The man really likes to smoke and a … Continue reading

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We didn’t buy this at the deli pastrami

We’ve had this beauty in our freezer since before Saint Patty’s Day. Each year, I fancy myself Irish for a day, at least the Americanized corned beef-eating, Guinness-drinking version. (You should really click that last link, it’s an actual picture … Continue reading

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BBQ babyback ribs and an Independence Day preview

When it comes to barbecue nothing beats ribs and when it comes to ribs, pork always beats beef. Of course the best cut of ribs are baby back, but the larger spare ribs have more fat and can feed more … Continue reading

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Smoking Poultry

This is the final installment in the three-part series on smoking poultry. Here are parts 1 and 2. Smoking meat has always been something I could do every day. There really is no better way to cook meat when it … Continue reading

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Brining a Bird

This is part two of the three-part segment on smoking a bird. Here is Part one. Why brine? A brine is simply a salt solution. Brining makes the protein trap the moisture in the meat. This helps keep the meat … Continue reading

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