Smoke Notes BBQ Journal

Lost recipes. Forgotten time and temp. Missing ingredients or key steps? No more!

Track all your cooks and smoke sessions in one place with Smoke Notes, a compact BBQ Notebook.

With 50 lined pages, this log book has ample space to stay organized, keep important details, and save notes for the future!

Front of journal
Sneak peek inside
Back of the 50-page notebook

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Smoked Cream Cheese Dip

This quick and easy recipe is great for game day!

1 Block of Cream Cheese

1 Tsp Favorite BBQ Rub

10-12 Cherry Tomatoes

Wheat Thins is favorite crackers to dip with

Pepper Jelly

Place cream cheese block on a foil covered baking sheet. Make diagonal cuts in top of the cream cheese, creating a “cross-hatch” pattern. Dust with the rub or seasoning. Surround with cherry tomatoes. Start grill, smoker, or oven and set to 225F. Once up to temp, add the cream cheese on baking sheet. After 2 hours, remove and let cool. Add a few tablespoons of pepper jelly to the top of keep to the side. Surround with crackers, and dig in!




Smoke Ring on a Traegered Packer Prime Brisket

How to smoke a prime beef whole packer brisket

I took the opportunity of the first three day weekend of the year to try my hand at a full packer brisket. A “packer” contains both the point and flat.

Weighing in at 16 pounds, and $2.99/lb at Costco, this was by far the most ambitious (and expensive) cook yet! Video below shows all of the basic steps in the recipe. At bottom are a number of links where you can find the tools of the trade that made this LONG cook a success (remote thermometer, utility knife, Traeger Century 22, etc). Let’s get started …

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Garlic Herb Butter Crusted Prime Rib

Recipe Review: Traeger’s Garlic Herb and Stuffed Prime Rib Roast Recipe

When we haven’t done a recipe before, and are cooking for a big party or family gathering, we like to do a dry run a week or two before. As you saw with our Traeger Turkey Recipe Review, it’s usually flawless. But we always seem to learn something that improves the final product. Taking our end product from good to great!

After looking at a dozen or so mouth-watering Prime Rib recipes around the web, we decided to improvise on Traeger’s Garlic and Herb Stuffed Prime Rib Roast.

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