• 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…

  • finished and sliced London broil
    Proteins,  Recipes,  Tips & Tricks

    Tips for a Christmas London Broil Marinade

    Christmas is a special holiday and for a special holiday, you deserve a special meal. London Broil is a more affordable alternative to Prime Rib and takes a shorter amount of time to grill. However, for a London Broil, which is a lean cut of beef, a good marinade is imperative. Marinades impart wonderful flavor and texture to grilled foods. When preparing a London Broil, allow 3/4 lb. per person. London Broil will cook down and this generous estimate accounts for that. CLICK HERE TO ORDER (2) CLASSIC 12 oz. LONDON BROILS from Omaha Steaks Under $80 for a limited time WHAT IS A MARINADE A marinade is a flavorful,…

  • 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…

  • whiskey smoky barbecue chicken plated
    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…