• Arthrogryposis Awareness,  Big Green Egg

    Arthrogryposis Mini-Meet Up

    Smokin J’s Barbeque had the pleasure of cooking up a couple of pork butts for our Arthrogryposis family.  This “Mini-Meet Up” usually occurs twice a year, once in the summer and once in the fall, for those affected by Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita.   Attendees use this gathering to keep in touch with each other, let the kids play together and discuss topics surrounding this underfunded birth defect.                 Most of the discussion surrounds the annual AMC conference, this year to be held just outside Las Vegas, Nevada.  AMC members, from around the world will gather at this yearly event to attend workshops, discussions and…

  • Big Green Egg,  Equipment

    Anatomy of a Big Green Egg

    Despite the wide range of shapes, sizes and configurations, most smokers are similar in construction.  If you understand the various parts and its function, your are well on your way to being a pit master. The Big Green Egg design is a modern take on the clay kamado style cookers from the Chinese Qin Dynasty. Entrepreneur Ed Fisher discovered the domed clay cooker while overseas. His determination, state-of-the-art ceramic design, along with a patented draft door and vent cap have allowed the Big Green Egg company to be the world’s largest producer and international distributor of the ceramic kamado style cooker. Big Green Egg Dimensions model grill diameter height width…