Homemade Injectable Marinade

Jackson Ortega-Scheiner Smoking Leave a Comment

Hello Dr. BBQ, How can I make my own injectible marinade? I’ve been buying Tony Chachere”s’Jalapeno Butter flavor for years. Thought I had enough, but when I looked in the pantry, have 12 bottles of the Butter Bacon BBQ flavor; no jalapeno butter flavor. The BBQ flavor is not really what I was looking for with a turkey on Thanksgiving. …

Seeking a Smokehouse

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Hi Dr. BBQ: First of all I would like to say I love your books, please keep them coming. I own a BBQ joint in Alabama. I have a non-working walk-in cooler that I purchased awhile back. I have seen a smokehouse that was made from one somewhere but I can’t recall where I saw it. Have you seen any …

Positioning the Brisket

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Hi Dr. BBQ: I would like your valued opinion on what end of a brisket to face towards the coals on a offset fire box smoker, the point or the flat. Patrick Hi Patrick, For me it would surely be the thick end which is where the point is. The thick end needs a little more heat and of course …

Doubling the Meat Doesn’t Double the Cook Time

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Hello Dr. BBQ: When cooking multiple pieces of meat (e.g. two pork butts) does the cook time double? I know the rule of at least 1 hour/pound but I am not sure about when that total weight is distributed between multiple pieces of meat. Thanks. Paul Hi Paul, No, the amount of time won’t double if you cook two pieces …

Glazed Butts and Dry Racks

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Dr. BBQ, My wife got me a copy of your Big-Time BBQ Cookbook for Father”s Day yesterday and I’m lookin’ to try a couple of recipes out. We will be visiting family in a couple of weeks and I”d like to smoke ribs and pork butt for the gathering. A couple of complications: 1) this weekend is the only chance …