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    Big Green Egg,  Equipment,  Event Summary,  Proteins,  Recipes

    Smokin J’s Serves Exotic Meat at Eggtoberfest 2019

    Elk balls and wild boar balls were on Smokin J’s Barbeque’s menu at Eggtoberfest 2019 at Stone Mountain Park. Meatballs that is…. What is Eggtoberfest, you ask? It is an annual cooking event, held each October, in Atlanta, to celebrate the versatility of the Big Green Egg ceramic cooker. “Eggheads,” register months in advance for the opportunity to feed, over 3000 attendees, whatever culinary creations they can develop. The only requirement…food must be cooked on the Big Green Egg. Cooks spend plenty of money and time devising menus. No money is dispersed. The only reward is a friendly compliment or being recognized as the “People’s Choice,” for the day. What…

  • Equipment,  Proteins,  Recipes,  Stump Smoker

    How to Smoke Beef Ribs in a Stump Smoker

    Our pitmaster, Doug, is a huge fan of beef ribs. Typically, he cooks the short ribs found in most supermarkets, on the Big Green Egg or the gas grill; however, since obtaining the Stump Smoker, we wanted to smoke some. We considered buying some via “mail order.” However, we are really uncomfortable with buying such an expensive cut, without seeing what the product looks like, before we buy. JoAnn discovered a local butcher shop, specializing in “custom cuts.” Although small, Revival Butchery, provides all types of culinary proteins. With over 20 varieties of sausage, artisan meats and custom cuts, Jeremy (owner) will find whatever you desire. When JoAnn asks for…

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    Proteins,  Recipes,  Tips & Tricks

    Smoky Whiskey Barbecue Chicken

    Grilling chicken is one of our favorite “go-to” meals in the summer. It is quick, easy and just takes a little bit of prep. This recipe is ideal for chicken drumsticks, but I am not a fan of dark meat.  We substituted skinless, boneless chicken breast and it turned out delicious. For this Whiskey Smoky Barbecue Chicken, as with any grilled chicken recipe, the most important, MOST CRUCIAL step is the brine. CLICK TO PRINT RECIPE WHY BRINE CHICKEN? Chicken is a very lean protein.  Brining the poultry helps maintain moisture and impart flavor. After trying several “salt” based potions, I have found using a 1:1 ratio of sugar to…

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    Proteins,  Recipes

    Grilling Fried Chicken Wings

    Why Chicken Wings? Chicken wings are one of our “go to” meals during football season.  We usually buy the five-pound bags at Sam’s Club, then divide them up into freezable, sealed bags when we get home.  Each bag includes about ten total wings, just enough for both of us – these wings are rather large. Some stats indicate that Americans will eat over a billion chicken wings for the Superbowl in February.  Why do we like chicken wings so much? Easy to hold and require no utensil Can be flavored to almost anything to suit a variety of tastes Good to serve a crowd or at a sports gathering Chicken…

  • How to deep fry a turkey smoking js barbeque
    Proteins,  Recipes,  Tips & Tricks

    How to Deep Fry a Turkey

    Recently, I received an email from a very dear friend…Jerry wrote… “My soon to be son-in-law had us over last Thanksgiving to serve a fried Turkey and it WAS THE BEST TURKEY I EVER DEVOURED! Are there any tips you can give me in preparing this?”  Well, of course, we can! Prior to buying a Big Green Egg, deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving was our preferred method of cooking our holiday feast. There are many types of deep fryers on the market today, including air fryers; however, we are writing this, based on OUR EXPERIENCE. The following is our advice on how to prepare, cook and serve a deep fried…