smoking and barbecue

Dad, Dylan, Liam and the WSM

I admit it.

I’m addicted to smoking.

For my 30th birthday my mates pitched in and bought me a smoker – a Weber Smokey Mountain. Already a proud owner of a WeberQ I knew the brand and was very confident it would be a quality product. And it is!

The art of smoking, both learning it and putting it into practice, is complex but a lot of fun. Whilst smoking and barbecue does require a certain amount of experimentation there is a lot of help out there. Smoking meat is becoming more and more popular and there are a lot of reliable sources when it comes to learning the art.

At the top of my go to list is Meathead Goldwyn. Both his website and his book Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling are literally amazing. Along with great recipes and techniques Meathead debunks a lot of myths when it comes to not only smoking and barbecue but cooking in general.

Another figure as equally as important in the barbecue and smoking world is Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue. His restaurant is so popular customers begin lining up at 5am… doors open at 11am. Franklin’s cookbook Franklin Barbecue, A Meat-smoking Manifesto is similar to that of Meathead’s in that delves deep into all aspects of barbecue and will well and truly set you on your way.

I’m always after tips, ideas so feel free to contact me and let me know!