I’m not sure how you stumbled upon this site, but thanks for stopping by! I’m Smokey Jones, a backyard BBQ enthusiast. I have been smoking meats and cheeses for the past six years or so and have found it to be a very relaxing and rewarding way to cook. I love everything about it (well, except for clean-up!) and my family and friends love what I cook, and that makes it that much better!

To me there is nothing better than the entire process. It starts by someone saying “hey, we haven’t had <insert smoked item here> in a while? Can you make some this weekend?” Can I? Can I?! I would love to!! Then it’s off to planning what to smoke, purchasing the right meat, prepping and rubbing it, getting the smoker ready, smoking the meat, slicing (or pulling), presentation, and then dinner! Yes, it’s a labor of love, but it just tastes too good not to do it!! Sure, I can buy BBQ from any joint in town, but why do that when I get food that everyone loves that I created?

Smoked Brisket

Here you’ll find what I’ve cooked in my smoker and grill, as well as any tips I may have and my failures so that you can avoid them. By no means am I a professional pitmaster so what works for me might not work for you.


Smoked Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers, smoked with cherrywood? Hell yeah! This is a keeper!

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Smoked Chicken Wings

Football season is coming! Time to revisit these amazing wings!

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