Smokenator and Hovergrill Review

Smokenator 2600 and Hovergrill Kit Review

The kind folks at Barbecue Kettle Accessories (based in San Jose, CA) recently sent me a Smokenator 2600 and Hovergrill kit.  Together, these two BBQ accessories convert a Weber charcoal kettle into a 3-rack smoker.  Currently, there are two sizes of the Smokenator:  the 1000 and the 2600.  The Smokenator 2600 fits the 26.75″ Weber […]

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Mini WSM Build

Reader Spotlight: More Mini WSM Builds!

Here are a couple more Mini WSM builds that one of my readers recently submitted to me to check out.  You may notice the LSU Mini that I posted about earlier in a couple of these pics.  You can see here that compared to my Gator Mini, you can really get incredibly detailed with the […]

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Mini WSM

Reader Spotlight: LSU Mini WSM Build

One of my readers (Steve) reached out to me to ask some questions about building a Mini WSM and I told him once he was finished with the project to send me some pictures and I’d post them on the blog.  Let me say one thing first:  I absolutely can’t stand LSU (I bleed Orange […]

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Dimples BBQ Sauce Review

BBQ Sauce Review: Dimples BBQ Sauce

The owner of Dimples BBQ Sauce, Rich Campana, kindly sent me a couple bottles of their up and coming sweet BBQ sauce called “Dimples BBQ Sauce”.  Let me go ahead and say this:  It doesn’t matter that I got this sauce for free. Whether or not I paid for it, I would still tell you […]

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Smoked Meatloaf w/ Dimples BBQ Sauce

Last night I smoked a meatloaf in a cast iron skillet on my Weber kettle.  I used a couple small chunks of hickory to give it some smoke flavor and topped it with the super yummy Dimples BBQ Sauce.  If you have the time and means to smoke your meatloaf instead of baking it, I […]

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Rub Review: Dizzy Pig Raging River

The nice folks at Dizzy Pig BBQ sent me a sample of their amazing rubs to review and the first I tried was the Dizzy Pig Raging River.  Raging River was developed for grilled salmon, but once you try it you’ll quickly see how it can be used on a lot of other things.  I […]

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Cowtown BBQ Sauce Review

Sauce Review: Cowtown Barbecue Sauces

While visiting family this past weekend, I picked up two BBQ sauces from a local specialty foods store:  the Cowtown Barbecue Sauce and the Cowtown Night of the Living Bar-b-q Sauce.  These sauces are made by the same people that run the famous BBQ joint Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ in Kansas City.  Their Cowtown Barbecue Sauce was voted […]

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Bourbon Pineapple Glazed Steak and Shrimp Skewers

Bourbon-Pineapple Glazed Steak and Shrimp Skewers

Last night I grilled some bourbon-pineapple glazed steak and shrimp skewers on my new lime green Weber Smokey Joe.  They turned out great and I had a blast cooking on my new toy.  One thing I want to point out with this recipe is that whenever I’m grilling kabobs with shrimp involved, I put all […]

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Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

Beer Spotlight – Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

The Dogfish Head World Wide Stout is an American Double Stout that appears almost pitch black when poured into a glass.  It’s incredibly thick and is filled with hints of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses and fruit.  Considering the 18% abv. on this beast, it’s actually incredibly smooth and easy to drink compared to a […]

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