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Baby Back Ribs

Well today on my way home from work i stoped by the meat store for some baby back ribs.
A quick coat of pecan rub while i got the smoker going.


Here are my ugly drum smokers on my homemade workstation cart.
Well it smells so good apple wood smoke ill bet the neighbors are going insane .

Smoker chuggin along at 250
Ribs are resting in a bath of smokey goodness.

2 hours in smoke , 2 hours wraped in foil with a little apple juice and they are done mmmmmmmm




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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in Joe's Smoked Stuff





I am gonna share a couple of rubs we have tried and use a lot.


Simply Marvelous bbq pecan rub.

This rub is awesome on ribs, chicken and pork chops.

They have a website and store where you can buy all of their rubs

We will be ordering some of their other rubs soon.


PlowBoys Bovine Bold

This is the bomb on anything beef!


PlowBoys YardBird

We use this on chicken a lot !!!! Works good on pork chops and ribs too.

We have to get it in a 5 lb bag so we don’t run out.  lol!

We order a lot of our rubs from

They are in Michigan and a fellow BbqBrethren.

If your into bbq you gotta check out the

It’s a bbq forum with a wealth of info and the home of the mother of all

Ugly drum smoker posts which is where I got the info to build mine they rock!

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Posted by on March 4, 2012 in cooking, Joe's Smoked Stuff


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Pulled pork

Last Weekend we broke out the smoker to do up some pulled pork

Picked up a 5lb pork butt and coated it down with some of our favorite rub

Then into the refrigerator to rest for a couple of hours till  its smokin time


Fired up the smoker at 11:00 pm ,  took out the pork butt to rest on counter while smoker came up to temp.

Smoker is rockin rite at 275  put the pork but on at Midnight for its rest in smokey goodness .

Set the alarm clock for 4:00 am and off to sleep.

4:00 am got up to check on the temps pork butt was at 165 degrees smoker was still rockin at 275 .

Well i ment to reset my alarm for 6:00 am slept till 7:00am got up put coffee on and went out to check on the pork butt .

Smoker down to 250 pork butt was at 203 degrees wow done no long stall on this one .


WOW Look at all that bark mmmmmm

Next its covered with foil and wrapped it towls to hold in heat to rest on the counter till latter.

After having some coffee and running to the store for some burger buns.

About 10:30 i pulled form towels and pulled.






Pulled pork turned out super moist and awesome

Had pulled pork sandwiches and macaroni salad for lunch was yummmmmy !!

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Posted by on March 3, 2012 in Joe's Smoked Stuff


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Smoked Jerky!!!!! YuMmY!!!!!!

So another of our cooking adventures this past weekend was our tried and true recipe for smoked beef jerky! This is “THE BEST” beef jerky you will ever eat! Joe calls it beef candy! LoL! Everyone in our family and all our friends just love it when he makes this and there is never enough, no matter how much we make. We used a 5 Lb beef roast and Joe cut it into strips while I made the marinade.






Marinade Recipe:

2 cups water

2 cups brown sugar (firmly packed)

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 1/2 cups soy sauce

1/3 cup worcestershire sauce

2 oz hot sauce

a pinch of garlic salt

Once you get your meat all cut up, put it in a sealed container or ziplock bags and let set in marinade for 8 to 24 hours. We let ours set at least 24 hours.






Once the meat has set in the marinade for the 8 to 24 hours you place on your smoker racks and let the smoker do the rest of the job for you. Smoke your meat for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours at about 225 degrees.







When we take it off the smoker we put it in a container (like tupperware) with a lid that seals tightly and let it cool off with the lid sealed and it will get a glossy, sticky coating on it that just makes it even better!

When it’s all done this is your finished product! Enjoy!!!!!!








Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Joe's Smoked Stuff, Recipes


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