Tag Archives: barbecue cooking

Ohio Proud Smoked Brisket

Ohio was home to our Nation’s first major meat packing city, to a beef marketing company that caused the vast majority of U.S. cattle to become black-hided and is now where the best method of preparing the one time underutilized (think sustainable Agriculture gains) beef brisket was developed. Start with a USDA Choice quality grade or higher packer (untrimmed)… Read More »

A Barrel of Luck

It’s been right at 5 years since I developed the Wolfer style smoke-cooker and I’m now more confident than ever that it can hang in there with anything this side of climate-controlled commercial smokehouses/thermal processing units. As some of you may know by now:  I have been poor and/or frugal my entire life.  Have been associated with agriculture, and with the meat… Read More »

Is Smoking Worth It?

  There is archeological evidence that early humans cooked animal long bones in fires then crushed them open to dine on high protein marrow.  During that same era strips of animal flesh were hung high above fires to keep surplus meat (jerky) away from animals (likely domesticated wolves) and to slow microbial spoilage.  Apparently hardwired into our psyches… Read More »