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Bear's "Step by Step" Index

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by Bearcarver, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Bear's "Step by Step" Index
    I made this index, because a lot of guys use my "Step by Steps", and I couldn't get them all in my Signature..
    Then I'd have to find the one I had that best suited what they were wanting to do.
    At times it has taken me forever to find one of my Step by Steps that never made it into my Signature, due the limited space.

    These are ALL "Step by Steps". If it doesn't tell you how to do it, it's not in this Index.

    This way will keep them better organized anyway, and make them easier to find by anyone who wishes to use one, or to just check something.
    This will also make them easier for me to find, when I want to give someone a link, or for me to use on my own smoke, because I always check what I did previously, before I do a repeat smoke.
    I did most of these products in my Masterbuilt Electric Smokers, but in most cases the temps & times would work with other smokers too.
    These Step by Steps are by no means the only way to do these things, nor are they necessarily the best way to do them. They are the way I did them at the time I made the Step by Steps.
    I tried to cover all bases with my instructions, but if I missed something, or made something unclear, just ask, or even better PM me. I try to stop in here a couple times a day, and will get back to you ASAP.
    In the future, if I put more than one of the same product on this list, I will add a notation as to which one I think is best, or easiest to follow.
    I will be adding & deleting as we go, so stop in often for new threads. I always enjoy helping anyone I can!!
    Thanks for checking in, and I hope this will help many of you!!!

    Note: If anyone would like to comment on my Index Page, please do so on this thread.

    Also: If you use any of my Step by Steps, and would like to comment on how it worked for you, please make your comment on that particular thread. I appreciate hearing your comments!! Thank You!!

    Note: A Link to this page is in my Signature, at the bottom of ALL of my Posts.


    About Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse (Digital)
    Masterbuilt Smokers (Bear's Thoughts & Findings)
    MES Generation Number Recognition Pictures & Pics (Digital Units)
    Avoid Temp Swings in MES
    Cleaning MES Window without chemicals
    MES with Window---Heads Up

    Cured & Smoked Products:
    Curing Fridge Set-up (Bear's Method)
    Bacon (Extra Smoky)
    Buckboard Bacon and Pulled Cured Boston Butt Ham

    Buckboard Bacon (Step by Step) Oct 10, 2017
    Buckboard Bacon (Step by Step) Nov 4, 2018

    *New------Canadian Bacon
    Canadian Bacon and Dried Beef
    Boneless Cured & Smoked Pork Chops and Canadian Bacon

    Smoked Dried Beef #1
    Smoked Dried Beef
    Dried Beef (Best Ever)
    Smoked Venison Dried Beef
    Venison Backstrap Dried Beef
    Venison Backstrap Dried Beef #2
    Pork Loin Jerky
    Changing Fresh Venison Sausage into "Cured & Smoked"
    Venison Sausage Converted Part #2

    Smoked Ground Beef Products (Sticks Logs, and Loaves):
    Unstuffed Beef Sticks (All Beef)
    Smoked Bear Logs (All Beef)
    Smoked Bear Loaf (All Beef)
    Smoked Mini-Bear-Loaves (All Beef)

    Smoked Beef:
    Prime Rib Calendar (14 Smoked Prime Ribs)
    Smoked Prime Rib (Double Birthday Dinner 2017)

    Smoked Prime Rib (47th Anniversary Dinner)
    Smoked Prime Rib (49th Anniversary Dinner)
    Smoked Prime Rib (First of 2017)
    Smoked Prime Rib (Apple Smoke)
    Smoked Prime Rib (New Best Ever)

    Smoked Prime Rib (Another One)
    Smoked Prime Rib (Great Stuff)
    Smoked Prime Rib (Best Ever)

    Smoked PRIME RIB (Multiple Woods)
    Smoked Prime Rib (Panned)
    Smoked Prime Rib (Panned #3)
    Smoked Prime Rib (Easter 2018)
    Smoked Prime Rib with Apple Dust (July 2019)

    Prime Rib "Dino" Ribs
    Beef "Dino" Ribs (From My Last Prime Rib Score)
    Smoked Beef Prime Rib Dinos (With Extra Meat)
    Smoked Beef Tenderloin (AKA Fillet Mignon)

    Smoked Beef Tenderloin (On Sale) Best Tenderloin
    New York Strip Roast (Hickory Smoked)
    New York Strip Roast (Christmas 2018)
    Grilled Ribeyes (One Smoked---One Not)
    Rare Roast Beef (Smoked for Sammies)
    Beef Lunchmeat from Eye Round
    Brisket Flat
    Pulled Beef Chucky
    Twin Chuckies
    Chucky Burnt Ends
    Smoked Pulled Beef Chucky
    Hot Smoked Beef Sammy with Gravy

    Smoked Pork:
    Pulled Boston Pork Butt (230°--April 23, 2013)
    Pulled Boston Pork Butt (265°--Oct 21, 2018)
    Pulled Pork Finishing Sauce
    Country Style Bone-in Pork Ribs

    Country Style Pork Ribs
    Pork Spare Ribs
    Baby Back Ribs
    Baby Back Ribs #2
    Smoked Stuffed Pork Loin (Apple)
    Char Siu Country Style Ribs

    Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast

    Chicken Thighs (Hickory Smoked)
    Chicken Thighs (MES 40 Smoked)


    Double Smoked Hams Times 4
    Double Smoked Ham Twins
    Double Smoked Ham
    Double Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham

    Double Smoked Ham & Beans
    BLT Rollers
    Dried Beef Roll-ups
    Deer Heart (TQ Seasoned & Sauteed in Butter)
    Hot Bacon Dressing (Pennsylvania Dutch)
    Mrs Bear's Unstuffed Peppers
    Deerlupkis (Unstuffed Cabbage)

    Cheesesteak Hot Pockets
    Corn Bread
    Smoked Cheese
    Smoked Cheese Taste Testing Party

    Smoked Salmon
    Shad Roe (Pan Fried)
    Shad Roe (Broiled with Bacon on Toast)
    Shad Roe (Pan Fried Loose with Bacon)
    Shad Roe (Cured & Pan Fried Loose)

    Smoked Brook Trout & Tilapia
    Baked Crab Cakes (Bear Style)
    Salmon & Catfish (Sous Vide)
    Catfish (Pan Fried)

    Sous Vide:
    Ribeye Testing (Step #2)
    Chicken Salad for Mrs Bear
    Boneless & Skinless Chicken Thighs

    Boneless & Skinless Chicken Thighs #2
    Super Chuck Roast Best Sliced Chucky (3-26-18) *
    Great Chucky! Tied for Best sliced Chucky (1-22-19) *
    Pulled Beef Chuck Roast (Perfect) *
    Eye Round in SV Best of All Eye Rounds (11-21-17) *
    Beef Eye Round (Finally) (9-18-18) *
    Top Round (First Tender Test)
    Pork Spare Ribs (SV & Weber "Q")
    Country Style Ribs (Beef)
    Country Style Ribs (SV & Grill Best Ever) (Pork)
    Country Style Ribs (SV & Grill) Tied for "Best Ever" (Pork)

    2" Thick Boneless Pork Chops
    Single Cut Beef Ribs
    Scallops & Fried Tater Slices
    Scallops & Oil-Free Fries
    Reheating Prime Rib Slices ( 3 different searing tests)
    Reheating Fillet Mignon

    Salmon & Catfish (Sous Vide)
    Venison Backstrap (Sous Vide)

    Deerburgers XL

    Bacon-Swiss Deerburgers
    Ribeye on my Smoky Joe

    PowerAirFryer XL Items:
    Sausage & Peppers
    Fresh Sausage
    Cutting & Making Fries in the AirFryer

    Dogs, Fries, Kraut, and Sausage
    Sausage, Fries, and Little Smokies

    Emeril's Power Air Fryer 360:
    Catfish & Tater Wedges
    Chicken Parts (First Batch)
    Chicken Tenders
    Smoked Sausage


    Bacon Scramble (Without Electricity)
    Spam Scramble


    Raspberry Chiffon Pie (Mrs Bear's Recipe)
    Peanutbutter Meltaways (Bear's Favorite Candy)
    Cherries In The Snow
    Mini-Cheesecakes (Sous Vide)
    Blueberry Zucchini Bread (Mrs Bear's)

    Why They Call Me "Bearcarver":
    A Bear from Log to Finish

    Fun Thing In Pennsylvania:
    Pennsylvania Black Bears & Cabin

    Odds & Ends:
    Upgraded Carpenter Bee Traps
    Bear Jr's Back Yard Landscaping Project

    How to Grow Great Tomato Plants

    Bacon Cheeseburger

    Tutorials (Step by Steps Only) from Friends That Cook & Smoke:
    Gary's Smokes & Smoking Information
    Disco's Smokes

    SQWIBS Cooks
    Jeff's Smoking Meat

    The Smoking Monkey Cookbook
    Chile's Cooks

    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019
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  2. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Very good idea.

  3. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good idea and nicely done!
  4. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks Adam!!!

    Should make it a lot easier for me to help people.

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2017
  5. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    How would be the best way to find it in the future?
  6. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    The only link in my Signature now is a link to this page.

    I couldn't put them in order in the Signature like I can here. They were just jumbled up on a pile.

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  7. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic


    Thank you.As a newbie I have read so much on this forum in that last 3 weeks going back and finding posts to restudy is hard at times.This is helpful.

  8. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bookmark it   :)
  9. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear !!   Your sig definitely was getting overloaded by your wonderfully helpful "Steps" threads.
  10. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thank You Todd !!

  11. It would be nice to have all of the detailed posters (ChefJimmyJ, DaveOmak, Pops, Sqwib, Dutch etc) create threads like this and all of them be located in a specific forum.
    demosthenes9 likes this.
  12. Agreed, makes it easier to them track down. Thank you Bear, I sure have liked all of the recipes of yours that I have done.
  13. beef77

    beef77 Smoke Blower

    Thanks! Marked for sure
  14. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh hell yes, someone needs to make this happen !!!!!!!!!
  15. disco

    disco Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great reference and a great idea. Thanks, Bear.


  16. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    That would be Great !!!

    Call it "Step by Step City", where only threads that show every step from start to finish would be. I wish we had something like that 4 1/2 years ago, when I came to this site. There was hardly any threads that showed every step, which is why I decided to make a lot of them. Back then every time I wanted to smoke something for the first time, I had to search that item for hours. Then I'd find the best ones I could find. Very few of them had everything in their post. Some were missing time, or smoking temperature, or pulling temp, or how to do a rub, or how to do the cure (amount of cure & length of time in cure). So I'd take notes---These 3 guys said to use this smoking temp, these 2 guys said pull it at this temp, these 4 said to put oil on first & then rub, These two said to use Cure #1, this one said to use TQ, but nobody said how much to use & how long to cure. Most posts didn't say anything at all, so if I was searching to find out how to do something, I was wasting my time trying to find everything out from such threads.

      So I decided to take copious notes, and make it easy for Newbies to get started. I try to include every possible thing I can think of, so anybody could follow it for their first time or two. After that they can continue to follow mine, or preferably expand out to making changes on their own. When I do a repeat of something I already did, I follow ones I did before & maybe make small changes each time. 

      Since those days there are a few guys who show everything they do, step by step, but very few. Even now when I'm ready to start something that I didn't do before, I have trouble finding the details that I need to do it good enough the first time, because very few threads fill in a lot of detail. I never want to do a smoke for the first time wrong, because I can't afford to waste meat by not finding out how to do something before I start.

    So like I said, it would be Awesome for those guys with too many Step by Steps to put in their Signature, to be in a special place for people to go to when they want to know how to do something. That's a Great Idea!!!

    I also have a bunch of threads that I didn't give much details, and those threads will never make it into my "Step by Step Index" because they are not True Step by Steps. Having anything that does not show every step from start to finish, would be defeating the purpose.

    My 2 cents,

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  17. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bookmarked! Thanks, Bear! Great idea!!!
  18. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks Dan!!

    We're all here to help.

    Thanks Demo!!

    This is much neater, and easier to find things.

    Thanks Santa!!

    I'm glad they were helpful !!

  19. Wow...Perfect![​IMG]
  20. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There ya go makin' all us newbies look bad again!! This is a really cool idea and I thank you for taking the time to do it. We're all very fortunate to benefit from your knowledge and experience.

    THANKS BEAR!!!!!