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Smoking 101: To wrap or not to wrap

Posted by The Butcher on Monday, October 5, 2015, In : Smoking 
Hey Everyone, 

Last time in Smoking 101 we discussed charcoal vs. lump coal and wood. You can check out the last post to catch up if you'd like. And if you have any questions that go beyond what I discussed so far feel free to email me and we'll see if we can't have a FAQ on Smoking in a couple weeks. 

This week I'll discuss wrapping your smoking product. There is only one instance that I don't wrap what I'm smoking. Here's why.... 

After about a couple hours the meat begins to be cooked on the ...
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Smoking 101

Posted by The Butcher on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, In : Smoking 
Smoking Time is upon us. The weather is cooler and there will be some less humid days which means it is a great time to smoke. Smoking is an art that is easily mastered and I'll walk you through it in this series of blog posts. 

Today, we will start with some theory. Which is better: charcoal, lump coal or wood? 
The easy answer is stay away from charcoal. The manufacturing process of charcoal is essentially like cooking your meat with gasoline. This is true not just when you use lighter fluid ...
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I have been cutting meat for over 40 years. I have done everything from working for shopping chains to now owning my own shop. I am part of the last group that was tested to be a certified meat cutter; when butchers still broke down the meat they needed from sides and whole carcasses. I have a vast knowledge of the field and am happy to share.