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SmokinTex Newsletter


May/June 2009

    Volume II, Issue IV   

Father's Day
June 21st 
Gift Ideas

Pro Series 1400w/cart

 All stainless steel cart with shelf.
Jerky Dryer 
 Excellent dehydrator for veggies and fruit as well as jerky.
 Remote wireless thermometer
Remote Wireless Cooking Thermometer
Wood Chips 
now has
Wood Pellets and
Wood Chips.
These all natural
wood pellets 
and wood chips are available in many
different flavors.
Wood Pellets
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SmokinTex Cover 
SmokinTex 1500
SmokinTex 1500

wood chip insert

A must have accessory for use with wood pellets or wood chips. Keeps small pieces from falling through to the heating element.
SmokinTex Father's Day Special
Pool 1400 Model
SmokinTex has a great Father's Day offer!
With purchase of any smoker (1100, 1400, 1500), you will receive FREE:
  • 1 all-weather, heavy-duty cover 
  • 1 wood chip tray
  • 2 lbs.hickory wood 
  • 1 variety pack of wood pellets 

coverwood chip insertWood sample kit   Wood Pellets

That's over $100 in FREE accessories when you purchase any smoker from the above list!

PLUS shipping will only be $29.95 in the continental US.
That's a great deal!
Call 888-922-1511 and use code DF29 to get this great offer. 
Happy Smokin'!
Fantastic Gift Ideas for Father's Day!
Our Pro Series SmokinTex Model 1100.
This versatile smoker can accommodate approximately 23 lbs. per load.
At 50 lbs. weight, it can easily be used and stored on an apartment or condo balcony or patio.
Surprise Dad with this smoker and the Father's Day special mentioned above is also included.  That's more than $100 in FREE accessories! 
One of the best investments you can make is a dual probed cooking thermometer. With it, you can make sure your meat is perfectly smoked -- every time.
Check out our selection on our SmokinTex Accessories page.
You won't know how you lived without one!
The History of Smoked Foods
Smoked Pork Shoulder
Did you know the word barbecue derived from Caribbean natives who smoked meat over a rack and they called the process "barbacoa?" This is according to
The Jewish culture was among the early smokers of meat and they brought us from Europe their methods of smoking less desirable cuts of meat. Meats like our beloved brisket and pastrami.
Early fishermen smoked fish and used salt to preserve their foods for long winters.
In America today, we usually associate smoked meat with barbecue.
Wikipedia also says, "The 'low and slow' cooking methods made these cuts a delicacy still sought after today."
How about every day?!  That's how a SmokinTex smoker works -- low and slow to make the best tender and juicy meat or fish or chicken.
They go on to talk about the breaking down of tissues and collagen, but that's too scientific.
We can all imagine the cave man (probably rather a cave woman) tired of the same old red meat dinner served raw and decided to throw it on the fire. Of course, after a genius discovered fire.
Were hickory trees around then?  Don't know. Have to look that up in Wikipedia.
Any hoo, smokin' meat was born and we can't get enough of it!
That's why SmokinTex was created!
Go High-Tech 
Social networking sounds so high-tech!
But by joining our SmokinTex Forum, we make it easy to make new friends. You can easily upload your photos and share recipes and tips. Come join the fun! is another social network that is exploding.
Get your own Twitter account and start twittering with folks who have the same interests. Just search the site for BBQ and thousands of people will trade recipes and tips with you.
And if you have a small business this is an excellent tool to get your name out there. Again, you will find others who might like to know about your company. 
For you hunters and fishermen, try joining
It, too, is a social network designed for outdoorsmen and women.
And the best thing about these networks is they are FREE!
You can visit us at any of these:
Beer in the Butt Chicken
This is the classic beer in the butt chicken recipe, developed by a couple of guys with too many beer cans and not enough pans. This chicken is moist and flavorful. About the best way there is to cook a chicken. This recipe uses a smoker to slow roast the chicken with lots of smoky flavor.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
1 whole chicken
1 can of beer
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 cloves garlic minced
Wash and trim chicken. Open the beer and drink half and only half. With a can opener, cut the top of the beer can off. Add onion, vinegar and garlic to beer. When the bird is ready, place the beer in the middle of the rack. Carefully place the chicken over the beer standing up. You might need to get a little creative to make it stand up properly. Make sure the beer can is completely covered by the chicken. Smoke chicken for about 4 hours or until the skin is a dark tan and the meat is pink and juices run clear.
Try this and let us know what you think!
Of course, in a SmokinTex smoker you never need to preheat the smoker and don't forget to use a meat thermometer to make sure any poultry cooks to 165 degrees F.

Recipe adapted from
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Luke Clayton, from, shows how to make a delicous smothered steak with venison in your SmokinTex smoker. 
If you have any questions, tips, or recipes check out our SmokinTex Forum, SmokinTex Blog, web site or just give us a call at 888-922-1511