Ever since I got the Char Broil Big Easy Smoker, I’ve been wanting to smoke a brisket. Well I finally did it. I didn’t buy a huge brisket and spend a lot of money. No this was a very small one so that in case I messed it up, it wouldn’t be a waste of money. Let me tell you about my experience smoking a small brisket.
You’d think that smoking a very small very inexpensive brisket would take the pressure off but I really like good BBQ and wanted it to come out great. So the pressure was on. In my last post I discussed the dry rub recipe that I used. I put that dry rub on and let it sit for a several hours. It was at least 6 hours and since it was only a small brisket, it did the trick.
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In my quest to learn how to smoke meats, I have finally tried my hand at smoking a brisket. But today’s post is not about actually smoking the brisket, it’s about the prep work. I needed to find a good brisket dry rub recipe to get my brisket ready for the smoker.
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When you go a really good BBQ place, you should definitely try the burnt ends. They are usually made when smoking a brisket. You cut off the fatty end and cut it into cubes and then smoke it some more. That works great if you’re a big BBQ joint and you’re smoking like 20 briskets. You’ll have plenty of burnt ends for your customers. But what about home smokers like me who just want to cook for the family? Well I found this poor man’s burnt ends recipe and I think it’s a great way to enjoy burnt ends at home.
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Since I got my Char Broil The Big Easy Smoker/Roaster/Grill I’ve been smoking meats all the time. It was only a matter of time before I started smoking vegetables. And since it’s fall, then what better vegetable to smoke than the butternut squash. Butternut squash is the perfect fall vegetable because it’s a hearty winter squash but it has as sweet taste when roasted. That flavor when combined with smokey hickory wood are a great combination. This is how I make smoked butternut squash
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My quest to learn as much as I can about smoking meat continues. Recently I’ve smoked a meatloaf and the whole family agreed that it was pretty tasty. So now it’s time to step it up a little and try a real piece of meat. I’m still not ready to try an expensive cut of meat like brisket yet so this time I’m going to try smoking a roast beef. If you want to know how to smoke a top round roast or at least how I do it, then read on.
What is Top Round?
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I made a goal this summer to learn how to smoke. No, not cigarettes, that would be a terrible goal to set. I’m talking about meat. Smoking meats like a BBQ pit master has always been a goal of mine and this summer I took the first steps towards learning how. Now if you look at the prices of ribs or brisket at the supermarket, you’ll realize like I did that smoking meats is an expensive hobby. $50 for a brisket to learn how to smoke is not very affordable for me. What if I ruined it? I needed a cheaper way to learn and I came up with smoked meatloaf with bacon.
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