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Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook: For Smoked Meat Lovers, Include Recipes for Smoking Meat, Fish, Game, and Veggies

Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook – $19.99
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Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook: By Dean Woods
The ultimate cookbook to smoke all types of meat, seafood, veggies, and game. An essential cookbook for those who want to smoke meat without needing expert help from others. The guide includes chapters of beef, pork, lamb, seafood, poultry, game, veggies, jerky, sauces. Make sure to try all of the recipes that…

Smoking Meat 101: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide – $17.99 / $13.89
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Smokin’ hot tips for new pitmasters!
The right tools, the best wood, the ideal temperature―there’s a lot to know about smoking meat. That’s why Smoking Meat 101 offers a crash course that’ll have you serving up sumptuous smoked masterpieces in no time.
Wondering what kind of smoker to get? Curious how to best season your meat? Want to know how long to…

Smoking Meat: The Essential Guide to Real Barbecue – $29.95 / $21.95
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The ultimate how-to guide for smoking all kinds of meat, poultry and fish.
From the creator of the world’s highest-ranking website on smoking meat, comes this guide to mastering the ‘low and slow’ art of smoking meat, poultry and fish at home.

Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto [A Cookbook] – $29.99 / $18.00
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A complete meat and brisket-cooking education from the country’s most celebrated pitmaster and owner of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue. […]

Barbecue pit on a trailer with a smoker
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Getting the Barbecue Pit Ready for a Cookout

The other day a buddy called and asked if I wanted to bring my barbecue pit to a get-together he was planning. The event will span two days and have around 100 people in attendance.

It had been awhile since I had got to use the barbecue pit to cook for a bunch of people, so of course I said yes.

Decades ago my parents had a camp house that used butane. They eventually swapped the stove and hot water heat out for propane, so the 250 gallon butane tank was pulled out to a field. In the late 2000s I asked dad whatever happened to that butane tank. He told me it had been sitting in a field for the past 25 years. I went out to the field, waded through the chest high grass, found the tank, and brought it home.

Over the course of several months my son and I, and sometimes one of my nephews put the pit together. The flat bar and expanded metal were bought from a steel supply in Beaumont, Texas. The fire box and smoker were made from a 250 gallon air tank.

When my buddy needed someone with a barbecue pit, who do you think he called?

However, there are a few things I want to do to the pit before the cookout.

Cleaning the Cooking Grills

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