Smoked Chicken

I brined  2 chickens for 1 day and then smoked them for 4 hours @ 225F. Brine recipe based on https://ifoodblogger.com/how-to/brine-chicken : The improved brine solution (for 2 chickens) 2 gal. of cold water 1.5 cup  of (kosher) salt 6 oz.  sugar (brown or white) 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into pieces 2 medium onions,…

Ribs on a pellet smoker

I bought recently a pellet smoker. I couldn’t resist: it was a floor sample, 75% off regular price! It was trucked to my house already assembled. The smoker is heavy – 170 pounds, it must bee good! I am still experimenting with settings to achieve better meat smokiness. Right now, I can barely smell smoke….

Smoked pork chops

Ingredients pork chops garlic garlic salt Prague Powder bay leaves salt cumin seeds brown sugar allspice oregano Time needed curing: at least 4 days smoking: 5-7 hours Process acquire pork chops (bone-in) rub spices onto meat make brine with kosher salt, brown sugar and Prague Powder cure meat in brine for 4 days smoke for…

Smoked ribs

Ingredients baby back ribs basting sauce brown sugar apple juice recipe 1 red pepper black pepper anise seeds lemon pepper garlic salt Sweet Honey Cajun rub brown sugar recipe 2 Sweet Honey Cajun rub anise seeds ground cinnamon basil oregano recipe 3 (5/17/17- by Tomasz) mustard seed allspice Sweet Honey Cajun rub black pepper brown…

Smoked pork butt

Ingredients pork butt red pepper black pepper allspice kosher salt Prague Powder#2 (curing salt) brown sugar smokey Chipotle rub bay leaves oregano basil ground cinnamon anise seeds Process: Acquire pork butt (about 4 pounds) Grind red pepper, black pepper, allspice Rub spices into meat Let meat alone for 1 hour Prepare brine using 1/2 cup…

Smoked bacon – dry cured

Ingredients bacon salt Prague Powder #2 black pepper red pepper brown sugar powdered red paprika Process acquire bacon with at least 50% meat rub spices add brown sugar, salt, Prague Powder put bacon in a zip-lock bag keep it in fridge for 6 days on the day before smoking remove from zip-lock bag, wash in…