Smoked Pork Butt: A BBQ Beginner’s Dream

UPDATE: Added Jalapeño Lime Slaw recipe link! Enjoy!

Pork shoulder, Pork butt, Boston butt… It’s all the same and when you do it right, it’s the perfect beginner meat to smoke! Very forgiving and very delicious! If you are in a hurry or don’t like my post style (very unlikely!) then here is a summary of the steps to making your friends and family sing your praises for years to come!
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Bacon Weaved Hickory Smoked Beef Tenderloin

I have been a bit timid to try smoking a beef tenderloin since cutting them into filets and cooking them individually has worked so well in the past! But I braved it and the results were great and I learned some valuable lessons! Here is a summary for those short on time!

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Smoking 2-2-1 Baby Back Ribs – Dry Rub

Things are starting to heat up down here in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. I’m not saying that there is a grilling season (that would just be SILLY!), but if there were one… We’d be fast approaching prime time! Let’s talk about Baby Back Ribs, a classic smoking methodology, and have some fun! Here’s a summary if you just want the steps and don’t feel like reading through the whole post… but you should, because it’s pretty good!

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Lobster Tails + Smoke = Yummy Goodness

I have smoked all of your standard “smokables” a few times. Each time I try something a little different just to keep trying for perfection. But this past weekend I wanted to try smoking something I’ve never done before. At the exact moment that I’m thinking these thoughts, I overhear my wife talking to her mom about the sales at CostCo… The word Lobster hits me in the ears and I’m SOLD! I quickly thank her, explain the plan, ignore whatever she says next, and we are off to CostCo!

We decided to have a few folks over to test this new treat on, but I needed to know cook times for lobster tails… So I did a little research. It turns out lobster cooks quite fast (faster than I had planned, but more on that in a minute). Here’s how everything went down… Continue reading

Let’s Get This Party Started!!!

It started with an idea…

“We should start a site where we can post our pictures and recipes and stuff like that…”

– Devon

There was much rejoicing…

“Great Idea!”

– Zach

And the people cheered…

“I’m in! Let’s do it!”

– Denver

And so it began….

We still aren’t quite sure what “it” is, but we’re working on it! What we do know is that we want to share, collect, and enjoy all things related to grilling, smoking, and cooking outside in general.

We hope you all enjoy it!