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Cajun Turkey Brine Recipe (For Ultra Juicy Cajun Turkey)

Long gone are the days of flavorless Thanksgiving turkey–now we all know how easy it is to make a homemade turkey brine and infuse our bird with extra cajun flavor and juiciness! We’re such big fans of juicy turkey that this month we released two epic turkey recipes, our sweet apple cider smoked turkey brine, …

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Best Steak For Beef Jerky (A Chef’s Guide)

When you are browsing at the grocery store, there are a ton of jerky brands and even more flavors and varieties from which to choose. It is hard to know what companies are reputable, what ingredients are necessary, and if you are getting a fair amount of jerky for your money. This leads many foodies …

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How Long To Cook Pork Chops On The Grill (A Chef’s Guide)

Just about any food cooked on the grill will have a unique, fire-kissed flavor to it. The succulent taste associated with meat roasted over a charcoal grill is better than gas grilling for one simple reason: higher temperatures. Charcoal burns hotter (about double the temperature of the average gas grill at a whopping 1200 degrees) …

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How Long to Smoke a 10 lb. Brisket

Who doesn’t love tender, perfectly smoked brisket? With hundreds of briskets smoked by our expert Texas barbecue panel, we’ve got your back, and we’ll also share essential tips from some of our favorite pitmasters along the way. It takes 10-12 hours to smoke a 10 lb. brisket at 225 degrees. The span in time is …

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Grand Champion Beef Brisket Injection Recipe (WITH VIDEO)

In my previous Texas Brisket School posts, I’ve walked you through step-by-step directions for creating insanely delicious flavor in your backyard briskets. A part of that process is having a distinction between the brisket rub and the brisket injection…a brisket dry rub is meant to flavor the outside of the brisket and create bark while …

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Award Winning Texas Brisket Rub (SECRET RECIPE WITH VIDEO)

This award winning brisket rub recipe has been in the vault for nearly 11 years, and many of our readers have emailed me asking why I have so many barbecue and brisket recipes in my cookbook (and here on the blog) but have never taught our full method of how we smoke our brisket. So, we …

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How To Smoke A Brisket On A Pellet Grill

Whether you’re a traditional pitmaster who’s curious about pellet grills, or a barbecue beginner with a shiny new Rec Teq or Traeger, most will agree that pellet smokers are a bit of a different animal. Brimming with convenience, and loaded with cool gadgets like temperature probe to app notifications, or cell phone alarms set to …

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Award-Winning Smoked Baked Beans Recipe (with VIDEO)

This award-winning smoked baked beans recipe was given to me by the wife of an uber-famous pitmaster who came to my book signing near Lake Austin and traded secrets with me all night long!! Now, I can’t seem to start the pellet smoker without preparing this perfect side dish, full of rich smoky flavor, so …

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