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The people have spoken! These are the most popular recipes as voted by my readers! 

Its a fact, everyone loves jalapeno poppers. But what if I told you there was a way to make them even more lovable?! Wrap them in bacon.. then smoke them!
Trout is easily my favourite fish. Straight out of the river it is just bursting with flavour. Here is my simple smoked trout recipe to help elevate those existing natural flavours.
When you think of mushrooms I bet you think 'boring old vegetarian food'. However, I have a real treat for you. Smoked mushrooms are delicious, juicy even rival center stage next to the brisket at my house!
Pork belly is the king in my backyard. You can't beat crispy skin and that beautiful deep pork flavour. This is a classic recipe with a two-step smoked twist.

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Charlie Reeves Simply Meat Smoking

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What Is Meat Smoking?

​Meat smoking is a popular way of cooking, as it allows you to cook food (usually all different cuts of meat) using smoke from a source of heat. The temperature is kept between 225 and 275 degrees which is then maintained over many hours,  this consistent heat breaks down tough tissue.

You will find that as the fat melts away it keeps your food nice and moist so that it becomes more tender.

This method of cooking using backyard smokers adds immense flavour, tenderness and texture to the meat.

Cooking Without Foil And The 'Texas Crutch' Method

Many people find deliciously irresistible. If you’ve ever tried authentic barbeque, then you know just how good meat tastes after it has been smoked all day. One thing that has changed, however, is that smokers are now more modern. They are equipped with state-of-the-art features that will make it easy for anyone to smoke even when you are smoking at home.


Smoker Break-Downs


Top Smoker Reviews


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BBQ, Grill & Smoker Guides

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