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This site contains a collection of techniques for barbecuing, smoking and cooking over fire. The techniques shown here are not the only way or the best way to prepare a certain item. This site is just a starting point and these techniques are a guide to creating your own recipes. Recipes included here come not only from personal experiences, but from many knowledgeable folks kind enough to share their secrets. ~thirdeye~


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The green highlighted links In the RECIPE SECTION  will take you to  some of my favorite recipes. All of them have been tested by yours truly and many include some history, personal cooking notes or variations that you may want to try.

Several recipes or techniques featured  have come from other folks who have achieved the special status of Guest Pit Boss. Following testing, these recipes are published "by invitation only". The contributions may be a full recipe, another version similar to one of my favorites, just some tips, or maybe something like a sauce. Some of Guest Pit Boss recipes have their own page, and some are a part of an existing page. Here is the list so far:


  • Bobberqer's Pastrami
  • DobieDad's Stuffed Lamb Shoulder
  • Fishlessman's Country Ribs
  • Bobbyb's Paella
  • Richard's Key Lime Pie
  • Juggy D. Beerman's Pork Steak Marinade
  • Chubby's Planked Brie
  • SmokinCoyote's Tamales
  • Car Wash Mike's Baby Back Ribs
  • Rocky Richmond shares his Buckboard Bacon technique
  • RRP's Au jus for standing rib (prime rib) roast
  • BBQinMaineiac brings Austrian potato salad to the party
  • Norcoredneck shares his Mom's rice recipe.
  • Goose gives up his Hi Heat Brisket technique
  • Old Dave's Turkey Injection
  • Lynne shows us how to start the day with Breakfast Bacon

  • RECENT ADDITIONS to the Recipe Section

  • Lukainka - A French Basque "farm style" sausage
  • Lemon Breasted Beer Can Chicken - A new twist on an a classic presentation
  • Hi Heat Brisket - How one Briskateer does it.
  • thirdeye's Quest For a Perfect Thigh - A journey Not A Destination
  • Old Dave's Turkey Injection - An injectable honey brine
  • thirdeye's Pastramied Turkey Breast
  • Beer Pan Chicken aka Fallen Down Drunken Chicken
  • Grilled and Planked Salmon Techniques
  • thirdeye's Smoke Ring Page - What Are They & How To Get One
  • thirdeye's Lite Brine & Lite Brine Injection notes
    added to the Flavor Brine page
  • Pork Belly Breakfast Bacon - Lynne's curing and smoking technique
  • Elote - Mexican Grilled Corn - My version of a classic street food.
  • Chislic - If you're from South Dakota you know all about chislic and beer. If not, here is a great bar snack that is really easy to make.
  • thirdeye's guide to the perfect burger
  • Mrs ~t~'s Old Fashioned Chicken And Noodles
  • thirdeye's Nova Lox - Double Cured and Cold Smoked
  • A Cook Ahead & Reheat Method for thiedeye's EZBB Ribs
  • thirdeye's Guide To Smoked Cheese and Butter
  • Sloppy Joe's ~ thirdeye Style
  • Buckboard Bacon Fans - I've recently begun injecting loins with my Lite Brine prior to curing. Details on the Buckboard Page.
  • thirdeye's Smoked Bologna


    Maple Planked Brie
    Guide To Smoked Cheese and Butter
    Pig Candy - Pig Tails
    Plum Pork
    thirdeye's Smoked Bologna

    Chicken Wings
    Lemon Breasted Beer Can Chicken
    Beer Pan Chicken aka Fallen Down Drunken Chicken
    The Perfect Thigh - A Work In Progress
    Skinless Breasts & Thighs
    Stuffed Chicken Breasts
    Slow Cooked Drumsticks, Thighs & Wings

    Goose's Hi-Heat Brisket
    Burnt Ends
    thirdeye's Guide To The Perfect Burger
    Sloppy Joe's - thirdeye style
    Pastrami (smoked corned beef)
    Beef Chuck Roast - Pulled or Sliced
    Pepper Beef
    Standing Rib Roast (Prime Rib)
    Rump & Round Roasts
    Smoked Beef Tongue
    Beef Ribs

    Stuffed Shoulder Roast

    Buckboard Bacon & Buckboard Chops
    Lynne's Breakfast Bacon - Home Made Bacon from Pork Belly
    Country Style Ribs
    Hocks, Shanks, Jowl & Trotters
    Pork Steaks
    Shoulder Roasts - Butt & Picnic
    Spare Ribs - Preparation
    Baby Back Ribs - Car Wash Mike's Rib Class
    Baby Back Ribs - thirdeye's Original EZBB Rib Method and "Cook Ahead / Reheat" EZBB Rib Method

    Links and Bulk Sausage
    Sausage Recipes

    Smoked Salmon - Dry Cure Method
    Grilled Salmon and Planked Salmon
    Grilled Fish Tacos
    thirdeye's Nova Lox - Double Cured and Cold Smoked

    Turkey Breast - Roasting or Smoking Preparation
    Turkey Drumsticks
    Pastramied Turkey Breast & Old Dave's Turkey Injection

    Big Green Eggplant Parmesan
    Green Chili
    Old Fashioned Chicken And Noodles

    Austrian Potato Salad
    Pig Candied Yams
    Cowboy Potatoes
    Cream Corn



    Smoke Rings - What Are They & How To Get One?