The Smoky Poet

The Pitmaster, Poet & Storyteller


Kingsford Charcoal Makes The Best Gameday Pastrami Burnt Ends Ever

By on October 27, 2020

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, brisket burnt ends or pork belly burnt ends. But once you try this recipe […]

Himalayan Salt Block

Himalayan Salt Block Cooking

By on February 11, 2019

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 broke down and bought one. Granted I also ended up buying more smoking woods, […]

Boozy Bourbon Pineapple

Yummy Boozy Bourbon Pineapple

By on September 5, 2018

 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 wood or it’ll be a choker.You’ll want to be around 400 degreesThis will make […]

Beef bacon

How To Make Deliciously Fierce Beef Bacon

By on June 15, 2018

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 like turkey bacon, beef bacon is what you should be making. So what […]

Smoked Beef Tongue

How To Make Freaking Delicious Smoked Beef Tongue

By on June 8, 2018

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 different ways to prepare beef tongue. Some folks will boil it, braise it […]

Roasting Coffee

How To Roast Coffee On Your Kamado Joe

By on June 5, 2018

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 coffee in their Kamado Joe smoker. I thought to myself, “Self, you can […]

Thermapen Mk4

Why A Thermapen Is My Secret Ingredient

By on June 1, 2018

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 of my secret ingredients for making amazing barbecue. I could tell them it […]

Chicken Wings

Why Chicken Wings Should Be 1 of the 7 Deadly Sins

By on May 31, 2018

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 deadly sins, pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth? Well yes, but […]

Trompo King

The Trompo King Is Amazing

By on May 18, 2018

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 for your smoker or grill that vertically stacks your meat. Now I know […]

Smoked Meatballs

Best Smoked Meatballs Ever

By on September 5, 2017

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 a few ingredients and a smoker. But don’t worry, if you don’t have […]