Building a Brick BBQ

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Q:  Dear Dr. BBQ,   I am planning to build a brick (fire brick) BBQ and I’m looking for info or advice on design.  It will not be a huge one but will include an oven that will burn both wood and gas.  The BBQ feature may be homemade, or I could go the easy route of buying an insert.  …

A Beginner’s Smoker

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Q: Hey DR. BBQ,   What type of smoker do you recommend for a beginner? As well, what size for a family of seven would you suggest?   Sean Porter, Welland, Ontario, Canada A. Hi Sean, I like a smoker that has the fire under the food, as opposed to on the side. There are many different kinds, sizes, and …

Freezing Chicken Legs

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Hi Dr. BBQ, I was wondering if I could freeze chicken leg quarters after smoking them. I do have a vacuum sealer. Thanks, Bill Hi Bill, Sure you can and the vacuum sealer will make them store very well. The texture will be a little softer and the smokiness will be a little lighter than it was but they’ll still …

Water Smoker from a Whiskey Barrel

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Dr. BBQ: I”m looking for plans for building a water smoker from a used whiskey barrel. Any chance you have put your eyes on such a beast? I’m to the point of adding a heat source to the one I”m building. I hoping to use gas. Need some help here Dr.BBQ on getting air to the gas burner and venting …