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The Great Smoke Fest – Part 1 (video included)

  You may remember that back around the end of October I announce that I was getting together with another BBQ enthusiasts, Lance, and we would be smoking our asses off in the following month.  Well, right around the middle of November, we did just that!  Along with some of our good friends, and with…

Special Announcement!

I have a special announcement to make.  I am thrilled to let you know that as of today, The BBQ Don blog has a new contributor, Smokin’ Lano (a.k.a Lance) will be a regular feature right here.  Lance’s specialties are the more delicate meats, poultry, and fishes – so the Don hopes to learn a…

Smoking a Turkey

I smoked a turkey over the weekend and the results were out of this world! I was hoping to include some video showing the process but technical difficulties has made that impossible. I am still working on it and once I get everything straightened out, I will post it here. Here’s that video I promised….

2nd Annual Boston  Craft Beer and Sweets Fest

For those of you who live in the Boston area, this is a great event.  I was at the Craft Beer and Barbecue Fest over the summer and it was a great take.  Jeff and his team do a fantastic job lining up local micro breweries and chefs to bring you a truly unique experience….

Outstanding Coffee Rub

Here is one of my “go to” rubs!  This aromatic blend of spices will have your mouth watering even before you put it on anything!  Feel free to make adjustments to fit your personal taste. BBQ COFFEE RUB 2 parts espresso coffee 1 part packed brown sugar 1 part chili powder 1/2 part coarse ground…

Italian Style Grilled Chicken Wings

Now that football season has officially kicked-off.  I want to share with you one of my favorite chicken wing recipes.  These wings are prepared on a grill; so while maybe not “barbecue”, still a tasty treat to include in your football food repertoire!  They are very easy to prepare and are great for tailgates, and…

The Don’s Never Fail Baked Beans

Here’s a recipe for baked beans that works every time! Prep time – about 30 minutes Cooking time – 12-14 hours What you’ll need: 4-1/2 cups cold water (I sometimes substitute the last 1/2 cup of water with Jack Daniels) 1 lb dried pinot or navy beans (well rinced) 1/2-2/3 lb bacon cut into small…

Wood types

In this blog I will identify the most common woods used for smoking, the flavor intensity, and the meats they are best suited for.   Wood Strength Profile Beef Pork Chicken Seafood Apple Mild Fruity, sweet flavor xx xx xx xx Cherry Mild Rich fruity sweet flavor x xx xx x Hickory Strong Strong smokey flavor…