The Pitmaster Kingsford Charcoal Makes The Best Gameday Pastrami Burnt Ends Ever This is a sponsored post by Kingsford Charcoal; however, all opinions expressed in this post are mine and only mine. Now, you may not have heard, or ever experienced pastrami burnt ends. You might be more familiar with its meat cousins, Continue Reading Whole Stalk Brussels Sprouts The Pitmaster, Uncategorized Whole Stalk Brussels Sprouts on the Big Green Egg No Doubt I Love Brussels Sprouts If you are looking for a little green in your Big Green Egg, then no doubt it is time to grill up whole stalk Brussels sprouts. You see, not long ago, my doctor told me that Continue Reading Himalayan Salt Block The Pitmaster Himalayan Salt Block Cooking For quite some time I have wanted a Himalayan Salt Block for cooking in my Big Green Egg or Kamado Joe. So about two months ago I was at my favorite BBQ shop in the Twin Cities, Quetopia, and I finally Continue Reading Boozy Bourbon Pineapple The Pitmaster Yummy Boozy Bourbon Pineapple  Looking for boozy bourbon pineapple just like me?Then you totally will love this recipe.To get started what you will need, is a smokerAnd a rotisserie to make this great feed. First start off, by setting up your smokerBut don't use any Continue Reading Beef bacon The Pitmaster How To Make Deliciously Fierce Beef Bacon Making Beef Bacon Is Easy To Do And You Will Love It Too Now I know what you are already thinking. Beef bacon? What is that? Well I have to tell you, if you don't eat pork products like me and don't Continue Reading Smoked Beef Tongue The Pitmaster How To Make Freaking Delicious Smoked Beef Tongue Making Your Own Smoked Beef Tongue is Easy Now I already know what you are thinking? Smoked beef tongue? I'll pass. However, if you make this smoked beef tongue you will make all your friends tongues wagging for more. There are several Continue Reading Roasting Coffee The Pitmaster How To Roast Coffee On Your Kamado Joe You Can Roast Coffee In Your Kamado Joe I have always been enamored with how to roast coffee, yet I never ever thought about roasting coffee in my Kamado Joe. That was until I recently came across a picture of someone roasting Continue Reading Thermapen Mk4 The Pitmaster Why A Thermapen Is My Secret Ingredient The Thermapen Mk4 Is Worth Every Penny For $99.00, you might be thinking that the Thermapen Mk4 is a waste of money. But I have to tell you it is worth every penny. You see, people always ask me what are some Continue Reading Chicken Wings The Pitmaster Why Chicken Wings Should Be 1 of the 7 Deadly Sins These Chicken Wings Are Amazing I like to think of barbecue as a religion, so when it comes to chicken wings, chicken wings should really be one of the seven deadly sins. Now I know what you are thinking, aren't the seven Continue Reading Trompo King The Pitmaster The Trompo King Is Amazing To Stack Your Meat Check Out The Trompo King A couple of weeks ago while perusing my Instagram feed I came across a video highlighting The Trompo King. So what is the Trompo King? The Trompo King is a stainless steel accessory Continue Reading Kamado Joe Firebox The Pitmaster Replacing The Kamado Joe Firebox Need to replace your Kamado Joe firebox? It's easy to do. A couple of weeks ago when cleaning my Kamado Joe, I noticed a number of small cracks in my Kamado Joe firebox towards the base. If this happen to you, the Continue Reading Man Cave Craft Eats The Pitmaster Man Cave Craft Eats Giveaway Today I launched an Instagram giveaway with Man Cave Craft Eats. If you’re not familiar with Man Cave Craft Eats, Man Cave Craft Eats was founded by Nick Beste. He then grabbed a couple of his college buddies from the University Continue Reading Smoked Meatballs The Pitmaster Best Smoked Meatballs Ever I don't know about you, but I love smoked meatballs. Smoked meatballs can be perfect for tailgating or heck, just plain eating. And now thanks to this amazing recipe, you can make the best smoked meatballs ever. All you will need are Continue Reading Best brisket ever The Pitmaster How To Make The Best Brisket Ever Brisket has always been a challenge of mine. Sometimes it’s too dry or too tough, but I finally found a good technique helping me make the Best Brisket Ever. To make the Best Brisket Ever, here is what you will need: 12-15 Continue Reading Shirataki Noodle Mac and Cheese The Pitmaster Try This Shirataki Noodle Mac and Cheese Shirataki Noodle Lo-Carb "Mac and Cheese" Is Tasty. When it comes to eating a lo-carb diet, one of my biggest challenges is pasta. I really love pasta and unfortunately the amount of carbohydrates in pasta really does not help me with my exercise Continue Reading Kamado Joe Accessories The Pitmaster 7 Kamado Joe Accessories You Need TODAY These Kamado Joe Accessories Are Amazing. Most of my friends know me as an EGG Head, but about two months ago I became a Joe Head, for now I love the red of Kamado Joe. And these 7 Kamado Joe accessories, Continue Reading Kamado Joe The Pitmaster Corned Beef Brisket On The Kamado Joe This past weekend, we decided to make Montreal Corned Beef Brisket on the Kamado Joe. When you have made this recipe, you will be able to make your very own Montreal corned beef brisket, otherwise known as Montreal pastrami. To begin, take out a corned Continue Reading The Pitmaster Tofu Breakfast Scramble This Cheesy Tofu Scramble Will Really Please Ya When it comes to tofu, I know what you're thinking, "Oh, no no." But don't. Tofu can be used for so many dishes that can be really delicious. Back in our South Beach Diet phase, Continue Reading spicy mango margarita, The Product Poet The Pitmaster How to Make A Spicy Mango Margarita Here's a simple, spicy mango margarita recipe. On a hot day like today we're making a spicy mango margarita because right now mango is so hot. And I'm not talking about the Saturday Night Live character Mango, I'm talking about the fruit. You Continue Reading Smoked Nuts Kamado Joe The Pitmaster How To Smoke Nuts On The Kamado Joe If You Love Smoked Nuts and Kamado Joe's, Try Out These Smoked Nuts. When it comes to smoking foods, I love to joke around that, "I am the Smoking King, I can smoke most anything." I've smoked nuts before on my Continue Reading Beef Kabobs Joetisserie The Pitmaster How to Make Beef Kabobs Using The JoeTisserie JoeTisserie Rotisserie Shish Kabobs on The Big Green Egg. Last week I purchased my latest, favorite accessory for the Big Green Egg, the Kamado Joe Joetisserie. The Joetisserie is the perfect rotisserie to use for an 18 inch ceramic grill. In Continue Reading Kamado Joe Joetisserie The Pitmaster Check out the Kamado Joe JoeTisserie! The Kamado Joe JoeTisserie is my favorite new accessory. Earlier this week I was perusing through my Instagram feed and I came across the Kamado Joe JoeTisserie. Now I know what you are thinking, "You're an EGG head, what's this hogwash Continue Reading The Product Poet, BBQ Grill Brush The Pitmaster The Great Aussie BBQ Grill Brush: Review in Haiku Last summer I received for free for testing purposes, the Great Aussie BBQ Grill Brush. Although I used this awesome BBQ grill brush last summer, as well as throughout the winter months, I finally had a chance to put my Continue Reading The Pitmaster Grilled Watermelon Salad on The Big Green Egg Today I tried a salad that I never thought I would try: grilled watermelon. Now I know what you are thinking. How the heck do you grill a watermelon? It is actually quite easy to do and the result is Continue Reading The Product Poet, Big Green Egg The Pitmaster How To Smoke Nuts on The Big Green Egg When it comes to smoking meats, fish or food on my Big Green Egg, I like to believe that I am smarter than the average bear. I’ve tried successfully, and unsuccessfully, a variety of preparation methods; from brines, to rubs, Continue Reading Featured Post, Food and Drink, The Pitmaster 7 Big Green Egg Accessories You Need TODAY If you are an EGG head just like me and can't wait to get home from work to fire up your Big Green Egg, there are a plethora of accessories available for one to be able to grill or smoke Continue Reading The Pitmaster My Big Green Egg Makes Them Beg There are many words to describe who I am: husband, father, friend, and boss, but another very important description of what makes me, well me, is that I am an EGG head. Now you're most likely scratching your head, but Continue Reading Smoke Cheese Big Green Egg The Pitmaster How To Smoke Cheese On The Big Green Egg If You Love Cheese, Try To Smoke Cheese On Your Big Green Egg If you have never tried a Big Green Egg, you are surely missing out on a wonderful grilling/smoking experience, especially if you love to smoke cheese. I purchased my Continue Reading


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Day 8: NaPoWriMo – The Iris

Bewildered iris. Rather epithelial. The eyes can’t smell fear. The napowrimo.net prompt for Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month was to write a poem about a flower. As I always love... Read More

Day 7: NaPoWriMo – Tritina For The Ox

The Ox I awoke this morning stretching like an elongated eel. Looking in the mirror, I saw a former strong ox. Broken down, I felt miserable. Why do I wake up... Read More

Day 6: NaPoWriMo – I Have A Bone To Pick

My Beef Grief For one year you did lay dormant, silvery skin unexposed against frozen bones broken by a blade. Unwrapping you from your protective ice, I eased your temperament... Read More

Day 5: NaPoWriMo – A Seed By Any Other Name

I gaze in your maize and smell your inflorescence. You’re my Obsession. For Day 5 of National Poetry Writing Month, the napowrimo.net prompt is to spend some time taking a look... Read More

Day 4: NaPoWriMo – The Cruelest Month

A Month To Forget I cannot lie, I hate the month of July. She was the month I was born She is the month that I’m torn. As thirty-one days of... Read More

Day 3: NaPoWriMo – A Fan Letter

The Purloined Letter Dearest Mr. Poe, This morning, The Black Cat, the one that had The Premature Burial, presented An Engima. At first, I thought it was The Angel of The... Read More

A Plush Carpet

A blanket of snow. My memories carpeted. Fall leaves discovered. This haiku was in response to the Baffled Haiku Challenge on Twitter where the challenge word of the day is... Read More