Pellet Cookers: An Outdoor Cook’s Best Friend

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  By Mike Stines, Ph. B. Over the past 25 years or so there’s been a new sheriff in town when it comes to barbecue…pellet cookers. Pellet cookers use a power-driven auger to feed compressed wood pellets from a hopper into a burn pot that produces heat (and smoke) inside the cooking chamber. The auger is controlled by electronics that …


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By Dave DeWitt and Nancy Gerlach “The Meating Place of Spice and Smoke”  The first outdoor cook to use chile peppers during a barbecue was Jaguar Claw, a somewhat hen-pecked paleo-Native American who lived in the Amazon Basin about 20,000 years ago. He had dispatched his prey with his spear, had butchered the world’s largest rodent with his new flint …