Building the new Smoker Part 3

BY Peg Leg Porker ON Mar-08-2009

Well, yesterday we worked on the new smoker again. It is coming along and I hope that we can have it finished in just a few more weeks. Dave Johnson, Steve Dresch , Patrick Julian and I had a few beers and got just a little further on the firebox.

Thanks to everyone who has watched and given me feedback. I know that I have always appreciated when others have posted pictures or videos of building smokers before. I have seen several good picture libraries for building gravity fed smokers.

I have some exciting news coming in the next few months so stay tuned….

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Building a new smoker part 2

BY Peg Leg Porker ON Feb-22-2009

This is part 2 of the making of our new smoker.

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Building a New Smoker Part 1

BY Peg Leg Porker ON Feb-10-2009

In my opinion, the best pitmasters can build a pit or at least tell someone how they want one built. That doesn’t mean you have to be able to weld or need to be a mason. It means that you understand that a pit can be as simple as a stack of cinder blocks and a grate; it can be as beautiful as a brick pit; it can be an offset horizontal smoker or it can be a vertical or gravity fed smoker. Some pits are open, others are not. Some utilize temperature control units, some do not. In order to truly understand the art of true BBQ, you need to understand what makes these pits different and the qualities that each have…..good and bad. Over the years, I have had a chance to use and build many pits. I am always finding new qualities that I like about each different design. We are about to build two new vertical pits and then a new brick pit. I like em all and just can’t seem to get enough.

As I mentioned, we are in the process of building a new vertical smoker from an old stainless steel refrigerator body. Here is the first video in a series of videos showing you how we will build it. Enjoy…..

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Porker Down

BY Peg Leg Porker ON Jan-18-2009

Well, it has been too long since my last post. A lot has happened and I hope to post more regularly these days. Since my last posting, I attended the Annual Symposium for the Southern Foodways Alliance in Oxford, MS. What a blast! I was invited as a guest of Nick Pihakis, owner of Jim and Nick’s BBQ. My close friend, and fellow pitmaster, Pat Martin and I both went with Nick and several folks from the Jim N Nicks organization. We met some great chefs, foodies, writers and generally had a blast. Pat and Nick are both fun to travel with.

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Bon Appetit and Peg Leg Porker

BY Peg Leg Porker ON Jun-04-2008

Well, after much waiting and not knowing how or if it would be published. The July BBQ Issue of Bon Appetit magazine is here. The best thing about it is that Peg Leg Porker Memphis Wet Sauce is named as their #2 pick for BBQ Sauce……….This is quite an honor.

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