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I know – this is a shameless plug for our BBQ shop. But, sometimes the information being delivered demands some attention – even if it is from within!
Our BBQ Shop is located at: 21 South Livermore Ave. Livermore, CA in the Historic Blacksmith Square. We regularly have Big Green Eggs on sale and offer prices significantly under retail. Please visit our website for more information at: www.greenleafbbq.com – We can drop ship special orders as well!
Here are 10 of the best reasons ever to invest in a Big Green Egg…
1. They can hover at the magic 250 degree mark for almost 24 hours with a good lump charcoal fire – making the “Low & Slow” style a reality.
2. They are supremely efficient users of fuel – Good charcoal is expensive and getting more so.
3. They can really do a great job as a grill – those temps can easily get to 500 – 700 degrees and stay there for over an hour – if you have a “steak night” for 15 folks, this will come in handy.
4. They look cool.
5. They make you cooler!
6. They will last forever & include a limited LIFETIME warranty – Parts are commonly available and easily replaceable.
7. The array of ceramic accessories will allow perfect indirect heating & a wonderful brick over flavored pizza on a Big Green Egg Pizza Stone.
8. There is nothing that cannot be cooked to perfection with a little practice of fire management & technique – a VERY forgiving BBQ.
9. Air flow is managed at both ends and the adjustments actually work, unlike junk grills that have air flow vents more for cosmetic reasons.
10. Cooking technique that is learned in a kitchen can easily be applied to this charcoal fired porcelain oven – learn fire technique & the world will be your oyster.
I don’t really need to go on any more – “Backyard Nirvana” is possible and now within reach.
Seriously, these are wonderful BBQ units that will be enjoyed for years…a true investment. Consider renting one from us for $50 a day – we’ll take the rental expense off of your bill should you decide to buy.
Green Leaf BBQ is proud to announce the arrival of our newest BBQ product. “California Vineyard Smoke Woods”. These Oak wood pieces were infused with wine as they assisted in the process of making great California Wines. Green Leaf BBQ has partnered with many wineries to bring you a truly superior BBQ smoke wood. From small cubes to smoke in that gas grill, larger pieces to mix into the charcoal pile on your Weber and longer slats for that stick burning smoker rig.
Reviews have been coming in… John Ruloff, a Big Green Egg Rep. and BBQ competitor in Fairfield Ca. took some with him to the 6th Annual West Coast BBQ Championships this past weekend. Visitors chattered, “The wood was great” others, “With the right amount, the smoke flavor was unique and interesting”, another commented, “something different”.
Recommended Use: Place about 8 pieces on the fire as you are locking in the temperature of the BBQ. By the time things have settled down to the magic 250 +/- degree mark, the pieces should be producing a nice light smoke. Keep in mind, if the pieces are tossed on a huge flaming fire, they will just burn up. The burning isn’t what will give you a unique smoked flavor…so remember those Low & Slow cooking methods. Some folks soak them in more wine, others in water, others go dry. Experiment with what works best for you.
Big Green Egg & Weber WSM & UDS: Toss them or stir the pieces into the charcoal bed and catch the temperature you like. Remember it is easier to capture temps that are rising as the fire is growing – it is difficult to put the brakes on a monster hot fire and bring the temps down.
Weber Kettle: Set up for an indirect fire – add the smoke wood as the temps stabilize around the edges of the fire. I use foil covered bricks down the center of my kettle & make the fire on one side. The bricks radiate heat well – extending and stabilizing the length of a usable fire.
Gas Grill: Fill your smoker box with a handful of the small cubes – get them smoking – not burning – then add your meat. Some people dedicate a burner for the smoke box, it may be easier to moderate the burn/smoke rate to your tastes.
Smoke Note: NEVER try to smoke your food while the BBQ is billowing white smoke, thick white smoke will make your food taste like garbage and it will turn black and sooty. Please wait until there are nice clean wisps of smoke and heat – then add your food. (If your fire lacks oxygen – air flow – there will be continuous white smoke – add some air to stabilize the burning characteristics and clean up that smoke)
Availability: If you’re interested in purchasing California Vineyard Smoke Woods, visit our online store, Visit our website at: http://www.greenleafbbq.com and click “Shop Online”. First shipments go out Sept. 14th.
Wholesale interests: Please email: email@example.com or call (209) 342-7878.
Green Leaf BBQ is excited to present a new online store – we’re even MORE excited to add more unique product. We’ve tried hard to locate quality spices and sauces. We carry complete lines of Weber, Traeger & Big Green Egg.
Visit us when you’re looking for an addition to your BBQ repertoire. We’re adding products every week so check to see what’s new. Store: http://stores.greenleafbbq.com/StoreFront.bok or website: www.greenleafbbq.com
Remember that our store is client driven — if you’d like to see something here, make a suggestion & we’ll try to make it happen.
Congratulations to Bob Riedinger who walked away with $100 in cash & the win on Saturday in our BBQ rib contest. Bob used a “UDS – Ugly Drum Smoker” and Kingsford Competition Briquettes to win. His sauce was a “doctored” over the counter variety – that’s all we could get from him.
John Ruloff representing, “The Big Green Egg” for providing an Egg-cellent demonstration of several types of ribs, sausage and pork loin. John, a KCBS certified judge, coordinated and judged with the panel to determine the winning contestant…We couldn’t have done it without you.
Thanks to David Brown and Dave Avila our other contestants. Also, judges Merve and Barabra King. Special thanks to Village Fresh Market, in Turlock for providing the venue and all meats in support of our event. Thanks also for the support of veteran Village Fresh Market meat cutter Mark Hamblin, both in assistance to the contestants and as a judge.
Photography supported by Carrie Brunelle, and Kara Tornquist.
We’ll be posting more pictures of the event as the days unfold – look for us in November for another BBQ Competition.
Ask us about our drop-off barbecue catering services….coming soon.