• Big Green Egg Fired up
    Equipment,  Fish,  Recipes,  Tips & Tricks

    How to Choose Wood and Fuel for Your Smoker

    Choosing the type of smoking wood and fuel for your smoker doesn’t have to be difficult. Probably the most frequently asked question we get is do you smoke with lump charcoal or briquettes? Honestly, our answer is, “it depends.” Both have their benefits, however, both have disadvantages as well. More importantly, what type of charcoal you use depends more on what type of cooking vessel you are smoking with. Here are our thoughts on barbecue fuels. Pitmaster precautions First of all, never, ever, never use lighter fluid on lump or briquettes. Not all charcoal is created equal, nor do all grilling product manufacturers have a commitment to producing natural, healthy,…

  • purple 7th place ribbon at Sip and Swine
    Competitions,  Event Summary,  Proteins,  Recipes

    Walking Onstage at Sip and Swine

    We finally walked onstage at the 5th annual KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) Sip and Swine event. It was a weekend to remember since this is only our third KCBS competition. The occasion was even more joyous because our granddaughter walked onstage with us. Kicking off a new barbecue season Held at Cool Ray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the 5th Annual Sip & Swine event was well organized and a huge success. Well known throughout the competition circuit, this event attracts some of the most recognizable names in barbecue, including Destination America BBQ Pitmaster judge, Myron Mixon. Competing against 60 other professional cook teams was a tough way to start…

  • Roast Beef Sandwiches
    Big Green Egg,  Equipment,  Proteins,  Recipes

    Smoking Roast Beef On a Ceramic Smoker

    Our pitmaster loves smoking on his ceramic smoker and a good roast beef sandwich. After a recent stop at Arby’s, {yes, the fast food joint}, he realized how expensive a roast beef sandwich really is… “Wonder if we could make our own roast beef, like Arby’s,?” he said out loud. Without any knowledge of where to begin, we decided to give it a go. But of course, we were not going to just pop a beef roast into the oven, we had to SMOKE it! PICKING OUT THE MEAT FOR ROAST BEEF Just as the sandwich indicates, we chose  a type of beef roast. A good cut of beef was…

  • Eggtoberfest Atlanta 2019 Logo
    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 “Fred…

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