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What Smoke Flavor is Best for Salmon?

By Robert Cole

Smoking meat is a popular form of adding a unique flavor to the food. Meats usually go alongside a particular smoke flavor, such as apple wood for pork.Salmon is great for smoking, but you want to know what flavor goes best with the fish to not overpower it. Salmon has a naturally gentle flavor that […]

Is Dry Rub Better Than Marinade for Smoking?

By Robert Cole

 For all of history, the battle has raged on between dry rub and marinade. While this battle may continue to rage on, we have the answer to the age-old question to settle the debate, which is better for smoking, dry rub, or marinade. A dry rub is not better than a marinade for smoking meat; it […]

Do You Need to Boil Potatoes Before Smoking?

By Robert Cole

The potato is such a versatile, wholesome, and filling vegetable that people have developed a myriad of different ways to prepare it. Smoking is a great way to lend a smokey, barbecue-like flavor to baked potatoes or potato salad. Smoking potatoes is actually a relatively easy process, but you will need to use a smoker for the […]

Can You Use a Pellet Smoker Without Pellets?

By Robert Cole

Pellet smokers and grills are quickly growing in popularity since they are easy to use, convenient, and require far less clean-up after use than wood smokers. However, they function differently than wood smokers, and you should understand the technology before using one. One of the most important things to know is the role the pellets […]

Are Traeger Grills Considered Open Flame?

By Robert Cole

Traeger is one of the best-selling wood pellet grill brands in the US. The grills use wood pellets to deliver the smoky, rich flavor grilled foods are known for.  However, many prospective users often wonder if these grills are open flame or not. Traeger grills are considered open flame. These grills consume wood pellets via […]

Can You Convert Any Propane Grill to Natural Gas?

By Robert Cole

Over the past several years, natural gas has risen in popularity with grillers all over the United States. Because many people have already invested lots of money in propane grills, they don’t want to spend more money on a new natural gas grill, which makes them wonder if conversion might be possible. Can you convert […]

Drum Smokers vs. Pellet Smokers: Their Differences Explained

By Robert Cole

The ever-developing and intimidating realm of meat smoking creates the need to upgrade your outdoor cooking setup. Drum and pellet smokers are older than the niftiest of modern smoking equipment, yet their potential to add zest to meat remains consistent through the years. But how are they different from each other? Drum smokers offer the […]

Can I Wrap My Smoked Meat in Parchment Paper?

By Robert Cole

If you are an avid pit master or just someone who loves to smoke meats, you probably already know all the tools you need to smoke meats. However, there is always room for improvement. One tool you probably already use for wrapping your meats while they smoke is foil. But did you know that you […]

Everything You Need to Know About Smoked Deer Meat

By Robert Cole

If you are a hunter and you were fortunate enough to get a deer this season, then chances are you probably have a freezer full of deer meat. Even if you are not a hunter and love to eat venison, then look no further because your prayers have been answered to eating some of the […]

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