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Recent content by joed617

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    Back fo a bit.

    Hi Guys  and Gals, It's been some time since I've been here. The BBQ restaurant is closed and I am retired. Smoking meat for a hobby is better than smoking meat at a restaurant. I was smoking 40 tons of meat a year ... yep 40 tons not a typo.  Retired now so I can slow down and enjoy the hobby...
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    Prime Beef Ribs

    Those ribs look fantastic!  YUM ..
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    meat err meet Bertha my smoker

    Cool .. Joe
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    meat err meet Bertha my smoker

    The show will be on the "Discovery Channel" that's all I know... This couple found my place by accident and loved it. They said it reminded them of home. warm and friendly. As far as tips .. hmm I never soak my wood chips .. I never foil or tent .. patience is the key ..and above all ... be...
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    Bacon Cure without Sodium Nitrate

    HI Martin, Nitrates I think were used with salt back in the 1800's .. I do believe bacon predates that era if not mistaken. I have a commercial kitchen and I'm also a chef. My kitchen and my methods had to pass both the city health as well as an FDA inspection. I had to write the proccess of...
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    Bacon Cure without Sodium Nitrate

    Morning Dave, I was responding to his post in which he stated that he "was't going to cure using nitrates" I myself do not use a cure but that's just me I've researched this method for years and having been raised by a family that cured meat  .  I'm not promoting not to use a cure, I was just...
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    Bacon Cure without Sodium Nitrate

    Looks like bacon, smells like bacon and taste like bacon ... I'm guessing it's bacon .. :) Joe
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    meat err meet Bertha my smoker

    I own a BBQ and Blues reastaurant in Boston ... This is the smoker I use there, We smoke between 35 and 40 tons of meat a year and she's going 24 hours a day 6 days a week. So I do have a li'l experience ... I was also on the locat tv food show.. newspapers and radio. We have a customer that was...
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    More Bacon

    Great looking bacon!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done Now I'm getting hungry Joe
  10. meat err meet Bertha my smoker

    meat err meet Bertha my smoker

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    meat err meet Bertha my smoker

    956 lbs and will cook 400lbs at a time .. Joe
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    bth_SmokenJoesBBQRestaurant036.jpg

  13. Smoked Rib Eye and beef ribs from way back

    Smoked Rib Eye and beef ribs from way back

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    Smoked Rib Eye and beef ribs from way back

    I love beef!
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    Beed ribs.jpg

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