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Hey folks, the time has come to hang up my hat.  Lil’Iron and I have spent the better part of two years putting this site together.  It will still exist but in a different form.

I always wanted to share my favorite recipes and make it possible for anybody to get a professional result using their backyard smoker. 

The fear of being redundant has come. 

I can only show so many ways to do chickens, ribs and pork shoulders.  The videos on this site give you all the basics and a few tips.  I do hope you will use them if you need to and pass them on to friends and family.

I have had a great time and met many good people.  I will still answer all my emails and maybe from time to time put up something new I found.

Thank you all for your input and your friendship. 

God Bless you,



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Well folks this weekend we did it.

Here at the BigIron we are at awe that the site passed 100,000 hits today.  I am so proud because who would have ever thought the site would have generated this much interest from a regular guy with a Char-Griller.

In celebration and in honor of Labor day I decided to buy a big ol’ honking piece of meat….A whole Arm Roast.

This was about 26-28 pounds…..to be honest I was in shock from the price and I tore the label off before I could check it.  The butcher told me but I forgot the exact weight……but hey, this was a special occasion so price be damned.

Lil’ Iron told me once, she never saw a Brink’s truck following a hearse to the cemetery…..so with that in mind, I bought it.

I thought it would be fun to give everyone a way to see this marvelous feast.  Click on the pictures below to see the full size….then prepare to be hungry!

Here is a shot of one slice of this Arm Roast. It is served on the largest restaurant platters we own.

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.  Lil’ Iron and I sure do thank all of you for your support.

Have a great Labor Day,







and Steinway

God Bless

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Well the best laid plans…………… 

I had planned on doing a beef clod for the fourth but the weather did not cooperate.  We had storms early in the evening and I was not prepared.  Imagine that?

Lil’Iron and me decided to spend our time together and just do some burgers on the grill this evening.  Our neighbors will come over and have a burger, play some cards and watch the firworks show from the porch.

I hope everyone of you have a happy and safe 4th of July.  Please keep the spirit of this county’s birth in your hearts today and remember what we as a nation, have gone through.

Happy Grilling,


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Hey Folk’s.  I’m taking the day off today.  We are still kinda cleaning up after all the storms and bracing for the next round this afternoon. 

If your looking for a great BBQ recipe, head on over to the Video section and pull up a how-to video…… I bet you’ll find something good !

All of us here at The BigIron wish all of you BBQ king’s a great and Happy Father’s day.


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Hey Folk’s.  Don’t forget to try this over the holidays. 

I know the normal St Patty’s meal is corned beef and cabbage with some boiled potatoes……..this is a very yummy meal but I have something YUMMIER!

Get some grilling and smoking time over St. Patty’s by making Pastrami from a Corned Beef.  

There are other recipes out there that take more hours and time than this one but I promise, you will love the final product. 

Here is a step-by-step video…..

Don’t forget to try Pull your Panties Down” Company Cake

Just wait till you taste that Rueben Sandwich the next day..

Enjoy, and have a safe and tasty St Patricks Day.

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Merry Christmas everybody.  I wanted to share with you our 11 month old Golden Retriever puppy enjoying his first snow, and his first Christmas.

Do you remember being this happy at the simplest things? The first time you saw snow? The first time for so many things…..

A golden puppy will sure make you remember all the joys of youth.  So turn up the speakers and take in the child like expressions of this wonderful breed……

the Golden retriever puppy.

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