Site modifications in progress

Posted: February 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

thanks for dropping by.  I am in the process of revamping the site to provide a more general site on BBQ, including resturant reviews, gadget and equipment reviews, recipes, tips and tricks, etc.


hope to see you when we return!

Drum Smoking

Posted: February 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

Thinking about what I might cook this weekend on the new drum. Probably ribs one night – thinking about chicken the other…

Smokin’ MAK

Posted: June 1, 2010 in BBQ, Grilling, MAK Grills

Shredded Beef on the Drum

June 20, 2014

Decided it was time for some shredded beef sandwiches.

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  • 1 – 5lb Chuck Roast
  • 2 oz – Captain Morgan Rum
  • Big Poppa Smokers 0- Double Secret Steak Rub
  • Simply Marvelous – Peppered Cow Rub
  • Jalapenos
  • Red Pepper
  • Onion
  • Buns
  • Cheese of choice
  • BBQ Sauce





About SmokinMAK

I love BBQ, but like most Americans, really only grilled.  I had tried cooking low-and-slow with my Weber Kettle but couldn’t control the temperature the way I wanted to get consistently good results.  Turns out –  I had the TASTE for BBQ, just not the PATIENCE.

In 2010 I went over to the darkside – Pellet cooking!  I bought a MAK 2 Star General Pellet Cooker in June 2010 and started expanding my BBQ knowledge and skills.  The pellet cooker helps take some of the black magic out of BBQ, making it almost a hands-off experience, and it imparts an incredible wood smoke flavor to everything you cook.

In June 2014 I built a Drum Smoker and continued my journey to learn more about BBQ..

My hope is to be a source of information for others that are looking to make the move to pellet cookers, or drum smokers.