Cook to TEMP not TIME

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When I first started using a smoker one of my biggest questions was “How long should I smoke this brisket, turkey, butt, etc.?”. It turns out that I was asking the wrong question.  I should have been asking what temperature should I smoke too? To turn out consistently good BBQ you must cook to a temperature. First, cooking to a …

UDS Turkey

Roadkill Turkey

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First of all… NO, the turkey I used was not picked up off the side of the road.  But after it had been spatchcocked and was laying there spread turkey (so to speak), the  flattened bird reminded me of roadkill. There was some leftover Alabama White BBQ Sauce in the fridge from a recent cook  and one final turkey in the freezer from the …

Alabama Elephant

Alabama White BBQ Sauce – ROLL TIDE!

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Yesterday Alabama played Notre Dame for the NCAA BCS Football Championship and I had a couple buddies over for some Q and to watch the game.  Being that I was the only Alabama fan I had to cook up something appropriate to help even the odds back in my favor. For years I’ve heard about Alabama White BBQ Sauce but …

Smoked Chicken Legs

Earthquake Chicken

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On Tuesday, here on the East Coast, we experienced an earthquake that hit 5.8 on the Richter scale.  Also on Tuesday I smoked some chicken legs that came out better than expected.  Coincidence… maybe? Early in the morning I put the chicken legs into Ziploc bags  to marinade in a bath of Carolina Treet.  Just after mid-day the earthquake hit!  …

Rainy Day Burgers and ABTs

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It was a gloomy, rainy day here in the DC area.  So what better way to shake off the blues than to fire up the GOSM.  Today’s lunch menu included ABTs and stuffed smoked burgers. The jalapenos were giant so I decided to go boat style.  Sliced them up, filled them with cream cheese (chive & onion), grated cheddar, then …

Carolina Mustard Sauce – First Attempt

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I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for Carolina Mustard Sauce that I found on SmokingMeatForums.com (many thanks to SoFlaQuer for the post) for a while now.  I was cooking the boneless ribs and thought it would go good with them. I called this the “First Attempt” because although the sauce was very good (“Tasty, that’s really Tasty!”  according to Mark K.) I …

Boneless Pork Loin Ribs

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I stopped by to see what Mark K. was up to and I hit the jackpot.  He had just received a package of rubs from Texas BBQ Rub and gave me some to test. As luck would have it my wife had just picked up a Pork Loin Country Style Ribs Boneless Value Pack.  Check out the directions… it made …

KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class Registration

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Here at bbqnuts.com we are in the process of launching our competition BBQ team. None of us have ever competed in a sanctioned contest so we are doing our best to learn all that we can before our first competition. One tip we have repeatedly read is to take the KCBS Certified BBQ Judging class.  From this you can learn …

Introducing BBQNuts.com

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Welcome to BBQNuts.com! Who knows what this site will end up being?  Not us, that’s for sure.  Our goal is to educate, enlighten, and entertain all level of BBQers. We do know that bbqnuts.com is a website created by a bunch of backyard BBQ nuts who love to grill and smoke.  We love to research and talk about grilling and …