|June 30th, 2012|
April 21, 2012 Private Class in MN
If I ever have to move to the cities, I am buying one of your neighbor’s houses.
I wanted to tell you what a great time I had, and what a great class you put on. Your information, and way you deliver it, is perfect, and the hands on experience, excellent. I learned so much that I can to put use right away. As a matter of fact I've got three racks of ribs on my smoker right now. Oh and whats better than eating great BBQ and drinking cold beer all afternoon? I will recommend your class to anyone that owns a barbque.
We'll meet again.
Class of 5/10
Thank you so
much for the wonderful class on Sat. I learned so much my I.Q.
went up, met some wonderful people and pigged out!! You can sign
me up now for the next class in this area when you have one.
Smoke on!! J. Gabhart
Always checking back to the website looking for tips and I wanted to say thanks again for all the info on the website. I just did a cheap flat brisket 2 weeks ago and it turned out awesome using your methods. If you remember I was one half of the "Bullet Boys" about a year ago.
My buddies had an absolute blast and they
already have 9 new people interested in an upcoming class. Still
eating leftovers! Talk soon:)
I WAS IN YOUR JUNE 09 CLASS..........SO MUCH
Thanks for the great class, and for letting the kids hang out in your basement yesterday! I never thought I could smoke meat well on my Weber kettle, but now I’m excited to give it a shot… after we eat the leftovers from class, of course.
Hey Ed, wanted to say I enjoyed your class saturday, even in the rain! Unfortunately I dont think ill be eating for about a week im still stuffed!! But I wanted to ask you your recipe for bbq sauce I thought you said recipe was on website but was unable to find it. I know it was sweet baby rays sauce but wasnt sure of the rest. If you could let me know id be very appreciative. Thanks again. Joe Gardell
April 4th Class
Saturday's class was AWESOME to say the least. You are a fantastic host
and a great cook, but most of all you are an amazing teacher! We left your
home having met some very nice people, hearing some interesting stories,
consuming piles of pork, and learning so much!! My husband is so excited
to get us started ourselves that he was out shopping for a new grill/smoker
on Sunday. Thank you so much for sharing your BBQ knowledge! I think what
sold us on the whole idea was witnessing your love of the "sport". That,
and all the delicious food! I'll never be able to eat bacon without
thinking about "pig candy" again.
I'm sure our paths will cross again, and I'll be recommending your
wonderful class to my friends and family.
I wanted to thank you for the excellent BBQ class on Sat. It
was fun, I learned a lot and the food was awesome!
Thanks again for the great time at the class. I wanted to let you know I was one half of the Bullet Boy team. ( Bart and Mike). I had the Bullet up and running on Sunday. All I had on hand a 3 lb pork roast and only had Oak to burn. It was a lot of work (6 hours of smoking) but it turned out great and next time I'll more things prepared.
The class was much more then I expected and was a blast. Hopefully we will send you some customers. Feb 09
I participated in your Oct. 2008 class. I have been smoking meat using my gas grill since your class. I have focused on Boston Butts (fat cap down of course) Everyone is raving about my pulled pork and I have a request to smoke some butt for Christmas. Thanks for the great class!!!! I would never have gotten so far so quickly without your tips and tricks.
Cheers. Chris Eagan, MN
Ed, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge with us all at the class. I had a GREAT time a learned a lot. Stop in some time when your out for a ride. Can't wait to see how hot I can get that big Life Tyme smoker of mine going on charcoal before I have to toss a stick in. You do a very good job of keeping on task and time as well as being comfortable yet personal with every one. These quality's are hard to come by for most instructors.
Wally - Class of 0ct. 08
Thank YOU! Our group had a blast - learned quite a few things and will be putting the skills to use....on top of the fun roasting, toasting and tasting. It was a great day, Ed. We'll be in touch with questions or referrals for you.
Thanks again, Beth Mitchell
THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL TIME WE HAD ON SATURDAY. IT WAS A VERY PLEASANT WAY TO SPEND A SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY, A NICE DAY BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FUN EVEN IN INCLEMENT WEATHER. THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL AND WE’RE STILL ENJOYING IT. YOU ARE WELCOME TO BIKE OVER AND SPEND THE NIGHT ANYTIME.
I am pretty damn excited
because I have used many of your techniques over the
last several years and have won some competitions to
show for it. In one week I am traveling from
northern Utah to Georgia to tow home my new Lang Model
I did some short ribs using the method from the BBQ class I attended. They were a big hit.
I can't wait to try everything else you taught us.
Have a look... Thanks a million Gonz AKA "briskadaro"
Turns out it was a 4hr. burn.
All 4-5 briskets I have done went long and slow, turned dry, just as the traeger cook book said and all the other smokers out there.
I would have never tried a fast burn on a brisket but I trusted you knew what you where talking about and sure as chit you were right!
Hey Ed, this
is Jay again from Aurora Colorado. I meant to thank you for the
rubs when I got them but I got busy, as usual. Then I used them
for the first time about 2 weeks ago. I mixed the regular with
some of the chipotle…by far the best 2 rubs I have ever used. I
now use the pepper blend on most all steaks, and I think all the
rubs you sent me taste good on anything, not just the
recommended meats. I love them, I will order them again when I
run out, and will pass freebies on to all my friends who bbq so
they can try it and order for themselves. No kidding….the best
rubs I have ever used. Thanks.
Thank you so
much for your hospitality and smoking expertise. We are so lucky
to have found you. We’re sure that if we would not have attended
your class, we would have given up on smoking or spent hundreds
of dollars on meat trying to perfect the process. You are an A+
host and teacher!
hi ed ,
I was at your smoke class on Saturday had a great time, learned a lot met some great people looking forward too coming back to more of your classes. if you ever need any help cooking give me a shout. thanks again,
Dennis J Selisker
Hi Ed, this is Jeff, I’m a friend of Steve Bennett’s and I was at your class on Saturday. I just wanted to say thanks for all that I learned. I made some baby back ribs on my Weber on Sunday and they were GREAT!! I had all the neighbors coming over I see what I was up to and of course to have a sample. Thanks again and if you decide to have another class count me in!!
Just wanted you to know how we are doing. I don't know if you remember me but last year my son and I used your techniques to win the local county fair competition. We cooked short ribs and won a $1000 Traeger smoker. This year, my son and I entered separately. He used the Traeger and I used my trusty old offset firebox smoker. Brisket was the meat for the competition this year and we tied each other for second place. We each used slightly different rubs and sauces. We only got beat by two points out of a 100 point scoring system. Not too bad for a couple of Nebraska redneck rookie smokers. Thanks to you we are thoroughly hooked. If there ain't smoke, it ain't BBQ. Blessings.
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Congrats on starting the business. People will truly get their money's worth! I ruined more meat until I started using your tried and true recipes. Saw you're selling rubs too. I'll be sure and purchase a couple to contribute to the best site on the web for BBQ!!!
just wanted to let you know, i just subscribed to your electronic cookbook... couldn't be more thrilled.
looking forward to the updates... smoke on.
Thank you for the time you have spent developing and maintaining your site. I have been living in Pensacola, FL for 12 years now, and I have developed a deep love for the people, food, and traditions of the South. Who would have ever thought that a guy from New Jersey would boil 200 pounds of crawfish for a party, deep fry a turkey, and smoke ribs and brisket. There are so many books and articles out there that I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your site. We don't cook meat without checking your site first. We play around with our rubs for variety, but always rely on your directions. Food always tastes better when you smell it cooking for 5 hours.
|I love your web site......
You have helped me with a couple of hints that I needed to know while smoking up the neighborhood.
I have become fascinated with the art of BBQ in the past couple of years and I'm trying to get to the point of competition quality. You have helped me a lot with your helpful hints.
Just wanted to say thanks......
from Chicago area
I'm a "Newbie" to the smoking world. Been grilling for years, and don't know
how I got along without smoking. Anyway, found your website a couple weeks
ago and it is awesome. I've already "borrowed" a couple of your recipes. The
Pig Candy was a huge hit. I should have cooked the ribs a little longer.
Just thought I'd drop you a line to say thanks for the info, and keep up the
cool site, as I will be "borrowing" more recipes all summer long.
You have the best BBQ site I have ever came across. Keep up the good work. I have a lot of friends that Smoke and I gave them your site, they love it. This is a web-site for Dummies for BBQ. You should be a teacher somewhere on this. You make it simple for the dummies out there who can't boil a hotdog.
Hey Ed, I just wanted to drop you a line about your web site. I am a 35 year old father of two small guy's and a firefighter at that, so cooking time is at a premium for me. I stumbled across your web site one day and said to myself I'll give his way a try. You've had me and my family hooked since then. I've only got one of those small cooker's that I got from Lowe's so I'm just a backyard type guy. Thanks for all the pork recipes they work great. That's what I cook most of the time, being formerly from around the Memphis TN. area. Which is some of the best BBQ on the planet. Anyway thanks for all the great tips man your awesome.
|Your website is the best. So simple but so much
info. No overload. It inspired me to make my own rub and get serious
about BBQ because ever since I have ate BBQ I always thought it was
alright but I could do better...and I did, so thanks.
I wanna say your site is awesome. I can't find a better site for smoking tips and recipes.
Congratulations on a good site, and on maintaining it. Your rib
recipes are right
THANKS for sharing your expertise .....I've learned a lot from you!!! You REALLY know your BBQ! Thanks again!!
I just have to share this story with you.
My name is Terry Voss and I never had any intention of getting a smoker at all, just never really gave it much thought. Then, one day my father asked me to poke around the net and see if I could find him some plans for a smoker. Sounded simple enough... Man, there is an huge amount of info out there!!! Anyways, all this poking around lead me to your site and the rest is history. Your recipes looked just super so I asked my girlfriend if she liked smoked food. Her only experience has been with the normal, Sonny's, Woodies, you get the picture and said she really didn't care for them, too much smoke. We talked about it a few times and I kept coming back to your site getting more intrigued every time. After looking around at a bunch of different smokers I decided I wanted an offset and we were going to give it a try. I picked up a Charbroil Silver and made just a couple of mods. Installed dual temp gauges on either side of the handle down a little lower at cooking height and modded the firebox a little to hold more lump at a time.
Our first smoke... Started out with a chucky roast we had in the freezer. Did it just like you, pan, beer, apple/jack spray and we used some of McCormicks seasoning as a rub. Used hickory chips on that one, not too many, a few every half hour when we sprayed her until she was ready to cover. Well let me tell you the kids, (my 20 year old son and my girlfriends 24 year old daughter and her 3 year old son,) my girlfriend, and me just went potty over this stuff. Well now the game is afoot!
Next it was a pork loin, then a beerbutt chicken, (apple chips,) another chucky, and then an eight pound picnic we found on sale for almost nothing. Made pulled pork with that one and used some Sweet Baby Ray's cut with a little apple cider vinegar as a finishing sauce. That one sealed the deal it was incredible!!!! So then my son wanted to see what we could do with the holy grail of BBQ, a brisket. Picked up a 17lb packer trimmed and followed your recipe to the letter and let me tell you, I or anyone else that was lucky enough to be there has never tasted anything that good. Again we used apple for the smoke as we all seem to really like that wood the best and it was just amazing.
This is really becoming an addiction! I think I need threapy!
Next month my son is going away to school and before he goes we're going to smoke up a prime and I can't wait!!!
So, in closing... Thanks so much for posting all your wonderful recipes and all your tricks to make this just a wonderful hobby. Get to see the kids a lot more these days, all anyone has to say is, "Ter's firing up the smoker," and I know I better make enough cause we're having company!!!
Thanks again Ed and "Smoke On!"
I just wanted
to shoot you an e-mail to tell you how cool and helpful your
site is. I have grown up on the west coast, and most people out
here don’t bbq they grill. So I have never actually seen the
before and after products of bbqing. Thanks for posting such a
cool and unique site. I am smoking a ham tomorrow for Easter and
hopefully it turns out great.
Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you what a fine recipe you have on your site for cooking ribs. I bought a Brinkman electric smoker last November and have tried and tried to get ribs to come out like the ones I used to cook on my charcoal model I burned out years ago, but to no success. Finally!! Your 3-2-1 method works great and the pans keep all the moisture and juices around the meat. Thanks man, I appreciate it.
Ed, Please take a look at my post from this weekend, "My UDS done, first cook tonite" and "My First(not firt)cook on uds...
Yes its a uds, and not a stick burner, but I want to thank you, as you were one of the guys that got me started! I don't know if I should thank you or curse you! Just kidding... someday I'll venture from my homemade verticle, and uds, to one with a fire box...
I wrote you sometime back for advise on what kind of smoker to buy. I have an electric which I use with wood chunks, etc. Now I see that you have an ebook (that I just bought access to) which has just helped me make the best damn Boston Butt EVER!!!! I used the brine method and kept an eye on the temp and WOW!!! Thank you for making this ebook. Worth every penny to get BBQ this good at Home. Your instructions couldn't be easier to follow, the pictures really help, and the proof is in the taste. Great bark, sweet smoky flavor and the bone just pulls right out.
You sir are a BBQ GAWD!!!!
Mark "RedBull" Peterson