The first pulled pork

Let me just start by saying Yum! It leaves room for improvement, but I am very pleased with my first attempt. The bark is the area most in need of improvement. But the flavor! Details: 13 hours (190°) on Traeger Applewood at 225°. Rubbed down the night before with a mixture of Corky’s BBQ Dry…

Smoked Salmon

I got a 2-for-1 deal in more than one way. I went to the grocery yesterday to get a boston butt to make pulled pork with. While there I came across never-frozen Atlantic Salmon marked down because it had reached its sell by date. I had planned to make smoked salmon at some point, but…

Smoked Corned Beef

Corned beef on a smoker? I know weird right. My mother is visiting and she brought a corned beef brisket with her. I was looking through the Traeger cookbook that came with the grill and sure enough, there was a recipe for corned beef. So on the smoker it went! I followed the recipe faithfully,…

Hamburgers on the Traeger

I cooked burgers on the Traeger for dinner tonight (signature blend). Nothing fancy, just simple 80/20 patties with a sprinkle of McCormick Grill Mates Worcestershire Pub Burger. I used to the Inkbird thermometer to cook the burgers to a med-well. While the surface had a slight red tint, the burgers were cooked perfectly throughout. I…

Installing an Inkbird Bluetooth Thermometer into a Traeger pellet grill

In this video I install the Inkbird IBT-4XS Bluetooth Thermometer into a Traeger Texas Elite pellet grill. The installation is dead simple as the Traeger Texas Elite grills have a portal for passing a thermometer probe through. Just punch a small hole through the gasket and thread the probes through. Connect the other end of each probe…

Unboxing an Inkbird IBT-4XS Bluetooth Thermometer

  In a smoker, knowing the temperature of the meat is a key part of the cooking process. But opening the smoker lets out a lot of the precious smoke and heat. Enter remote heat probes that allow you to check the meat temperature without opening the smoker. Some smokers come with 1 or 2…

Unboxing the Traeger Shelf

  In this video, I unbox and install the Traeger 34 Series Folding Shelf (https://amzn.to/2KrisAL). I apologize in advance for the poor framing. After I filmed this segment, I noticed that the screws that hold the shelf have an offset on them that prevent them from binding the shelf. Therefore, I did tighten them all the…