Bear's "Step by Step" Index

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Gone but not forgotten RIP
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Sep 12, 2009
Macungie, PA
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

MES 40 Christmas Present---2010

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

Canadian Turkey Bacon
Smoked Potato Pizza

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 Pepperoni (All Beef)

Smoked Beef:
Stuffz Burgers

Prime Rib Calendar (14 Smoked Prime Ribs)
Why I Shop at Giant (Free Ribeyes)
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)

Smoked Prime Rib.
Mrs Bear's Birthday (Oct 2019)
Smoked Prime Rib (Small with Cherry Dust)

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)
New York Strip Roast (Mrs Bear's Birthday of 2020)
Grilled Ribeyes (One Smoked---One Not)
Grilled Ribeye (On the "Q")
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

Ribeye Kabobs (Zig-Zag Skewers)
Spin A Prime Rib (Show Time)

Smoked Pork:
Pulled Boston Pork Butt (230°--April 23, 2013) foiled
Pulled Boston Pork Butt (265°--Oct 21, 2018) foiled

Pulled Boston Pork Butt (275°--Sept , 2020) not foiled
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
Cheesesteaks & Webbers
Philly Cheesesteaks & Webbers
Webber Sammy (Best way to make)

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
Avocado Cornbread Muffins
Smoked Cheese
Smoked Cheese Taste Testing Party

Amish Smoked Eggs

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)

Lobster Tail (Sautéed)

Sous Vide:
51st Wedding Anniversary SV Chucky
Ribeye Testing (Step #2)
Chicken Salad for Mrs Bear
Boneless & Skinless Chicken Thighs

Boneless & Skinless Chicken Thighs #2
Chucky 50 hours. (By Far My Best Tender Sliced Chucky)
Pulled Beef Chuck Roast (Perfect) *
Beef Dinos (SV--48 hours)
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)
Pork CSRs (SV to Grill)

Pork Steaks (SV to Grill)
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 on my "Q"
Deerburgers XL
Bacon-Swiss Deerburgers
Ribeye on my Smoky Joe
Deerburgers on My Indoor Smokeless Grill
Ribeye on My Indoor Smokeless Grill
Hot Dogs with BBB

Ninja Foodi XL Smart Grill
Ninja Methods, Times & Temps

T-Bone in My Ninja Grill
Grilled Prime Ribeye using Smart Probe
Smoked Sausage on My Ninja Grill

PowerAirFryer XL Items:
Sausage & Peppers
Fresh Sausage

Fresh Sausage #2
Cutting & Making Fries in the AirFryer
Dogs, Fries, Kraut, and Sausage
Sausage, Fries, and Little Smokies

Emeril's Power Air Fryer 360:
Jersey Flounder

Catfish & Tater Wedges

Catfish & Fries
Fish & Chips (Catty & Home cut Fries)
Chicken Parts (First Batch)
Chicken Tenders

Chicken Parts--No Breading
Drums & Thighs (No Breading)
Chicken Drums

Boneless Turkey Breast Roast
Boneless Thighs (Breaded & Unbreaded)
Boneless Thighs #2 (Unbreaded)
Boneless Skinless Naked Thighs
Boneless Thighs

Bread Pizza
Pizza & Grilled Cheese
Pork Roll Sammies
Pork Roll Sammies #2
Beef Smoked Sausages

Beef Smoked Sausage #2
Smoked Sausage
Fresh Sausage
Bread Pizza Experiments
Boneless Turkey Breasts
Boneless Turkey Breast (Rotisserie)
Pork Chops
Pork Loin Roast (Rotisserie)
Herring Roe (From a Can)


Bacon Scramble (Without Electricity)
Spam Scramble

French Toast with Berries

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:
The Phantom Buck of Haycock Mountain

Pennsylvania Black Bears & Cabin

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

Bear Jr's Bandsaw Box
Bear Jr's Homemade Gifts for Mom & Dad
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

Jeff's Smoking Meat

The Smoking Monkey Cookbook
Chile's Cooks

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

Great reference and a great idea. Thanks, Bear.


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,


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.

Thanks Dan!!

We're all here to help.

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

This is much neater, and easier to find things.

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.
Thanks Santa!!

I'm glad they were helpful !!

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!!!!! is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.