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Why is Low & Slow Cooking So Effective on Tough Meats ?

MEAT COMPOSITION Meat – muscle tissues from animals used for food What makes up meat? Water – 75% Protein – 18.5% Fat – 3% Carbohydrates – 1% Mineral – 1%       Meat Structure:            … Continue reading

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Smoked Venison Tenderloin

Smoked Venison Tenderloin Smoked Venison Tenderloin: The back-strap runs along the spine of the deer and contains very little connective tissue or fat. It is lean, has a texture like filet mignon and because of its thickness, is excellent for … Continue reading

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What are Cheek Meats and how do I smoke them ??

Cheek meat, the small cut of meat in the hollow of an animal’s cheek (if that wasn’t already obvious enough) is uniquely lean and tender. While most cuts can often be one or the other — lean but dry or … Continue reading

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Help ! “I need to know what cut of Beef Ribs to Tell my Butcher”

A B C’s of Beef Rib Cuts for Beginners.      Traveling the World over the last 8 years doing BBQ Schools in the USA & Australia, it amazes me how many different names that there are for Beef ribs … Continue reading

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Primal Beef Roasts Q & A

Beef Prime Rib, KC-Strip Roast and Beef Tenderloin Q: What are the most popular roast for smoking & grilling A: Prime Rib Roast: This is perfect for slow smoking and then using the reverse sear method to finish. It has … Continue reading

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What is a Brine? and How does it Work ?

What Is Brine? Brine is a salt solution made by mixing salt and water, usually about 5 to 8 percent salt by weight. Some recipes include sugar and other ingredients to add flavor to the meat being brined, but a … Continue reading

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An interview with Eight-time American Royal BBQ Cookoff Grand Champion Chris Marks

It’s not every day when I am able to sit down with an eight-time grand champion of the American Royal BBQ Cookoff in Kansas City. A while back, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Marks, chief cook of … Continue reading

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