Category Archives: Equipment

From gravity fed smokers to the Big Green Egg, here we cover every gadget Smokin J’s recommends

9 Essentials for a Barbecue Competition

We have been competing in the Georgia Barbecue Association for five years. When we started, we knew nothing about professional barbecue except what everyone has seen on television.  TV glamorizes the competition, which is a blast – but it is … Continue reading

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Stir-Fry on The Big Green Egg

Stir-Fry is a meal that you spend more time prepping, than actually cooking, especially on The Big Green Egg. We have prepared stir-fry for dinner several times and have modified our process over the years. We purchased the Lodge Logic … Continue reading

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Stump Smoker Cooks a Green Ham

Entertaining for a large crowd can be overwhelming, but not when you own a Stump Smoker. Hosting a family gathering for about 25 people, we didn’t want to smoke the same ol’ pulled pork – although our family loves our … Continue reading

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Seasoning Up a Stump Smoker

Smokin J’s Barbeque has decided to step up our BBQ competition game; we have added a new gravity fed smoker to the family – a Stump Smoker. Big Investment – Big Decision This decision did not come easy.  During our … Continue reading

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Maintenance of Your Big Green Egg

After visiting with family last weekend, it occurred to us, not all Big Green Egg owners are familiar with the extent of maintenance needed to maintain your Big Green Egg investment. AND…. A Big Green Egg owner makes a LIFESTYLE … Continue reading

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Smokin J’s Barbeque at Eggtoberfest 2016

Another Eggtoberfest is in the books for Smokin J’s Barbeque.  This was our 9th Eggtoberfest in the last 10 years.  We missed one year due to a Georgia Barbecue Association event taking priority. This year Smokin J’s Barbeque used the … Continue reading

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Arthrogryposis Mini-Meet Up

Smokin J’s Barbeque had the pleasure of cooking up a couple of pork butts for our Arthrogryposis family.  This “Mini-Meet Up” usually occurs twice a year, once in the summer and once in the fall, for those affected by Arthrogryposis … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Big Green Egg

Despite the wide range of shapes, sizes and configurations, most smokers are similar in construction.  If you understand the various parts and its function, your are well on your way to being a pit master. The Big Green Egg design … Continue reading

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University Students Developing the Meatmaster

HOUSTON – Five Rice University seniors are trying to make sure grill masters never undercook or overcook their steaks again. The team, Five Guys & Ribeyes, has designed and constructed a functional prototype seven-sensor meat thermometer for the students’ senior … Continue reading

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