Raspberry Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Ive been seeing a ton of posts about bacon wrapped poppers, so I decided to give them a shot. Im a big fan of sweet & savory, so i chose to slip a little raspberry jam into the cheese filling. Needless to say, these bad boys were unreal good. The prep was a little tedious, but the finished product is well worth it. Ingredients 12 … Continue reading Raspberry Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

My Pretty…Ugly Drum Smoker

My posts here on 618 Garage have been a bit scattered mostly because of my latest BBQ project – an Ugly Drum Smoker build.  Ugly drum smokers, otherwise known as a UDS, have long been touted as a poor man’s Green Egg smoker.  Seasoned barbecue veterans across the nation lean on these smokers as their competition vessel of choice, swearing by their unique ability to … Continue reading My Pretty…Ugly Drum Smoker

6.17.18 STL Ribs

Rub: KC Jones Rub, subbed ground red pepper for cayenne Wood: 2/3 Cherry, 1/3 Char Hickory (Lumberjack Brand) Brine Time: 1 hour Method: 3-2-1, butcher paper wrap Temp: 225°F Cook Time: 5 hours, 47 minutes Wrap details: butcher paper, honey-only, face down Remarks: Best yet. Killer bark, great flavor. The cherry was mild but present. Not too greasy, very good texture. Would like to replicate … Continue reading 6.17.18 STL Ribs