Old Country BBQ Pits Pecos Offset Smoker

I’ve been trying to upgrade my smoker, a necessity in my opinion, for quite some time. Well it finally happened and I couldn’t be happier. I feel like a kid with a new toy. There were a few things I was looking for in a smoker. My old smoker, the “Chargriller Smokin’ Pro,” was very…

Wood Selection

Smoking with real wood will give your BBQ a flavor like nothing else. I didn’t know what real smoke flavor was until I started using wood splits. I had only gotten a hint of flavor before using wood chips, but even then the choice of wood affected the flavor of the meat. There are many…

Smoked Beef Shortribs

It was a cold January weekend and I decided to get up early and smoke some beef ribs I had ordered. They only had one plate of prime ribs, so I ordered a plate of choice as well, at about 5 1/2 pounds each, as a kind of comparison. I was also making some Texas…

Offset Smoker Fire Management (The key to good BBQ)

I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned about managing a fire on my offset smoker. It is the most challenging part of the smoke really. I have a Chargriller Smokin’ Pro offset smoker/grill and have been able to smoke some good BBQ with it. However, the design of this thin metal smoker is…

It started with ribs.

My obsession with smoking meat started about 7 years ago when I purchased my “Chargriller Smokin’ Pro” offset smoker/grill. I had one years before, but never learned how to use it properly (this was before the days of having the internet on your phone). I knew it was cheap but it’s all I could afford…