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Smoked Turkey Legs

When you think of Thanksgiving, a beautiful full cooked turkey is usually what comes to mind. Why not change it up this holiday by smoking several turkey legs so your guests are not fighting over just two?

Wash and brine your turkey legs with your favorite dry brine, preferably one day before. Rinse the brine from the legs a few hours before, and loosen the skin of the legs by running your fingers under it as far as possible without tearing it. If you prefer more flavoring, feel free to add a dry rub on the legs, or just salt and pepper before putting them on the smoker.

Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it so you can access it. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 220ºF and once the temperature has settled, place your turkey legs directly on the grate. Now add a small handful of apple and pecan smoking chips to the blaze basket and close the lid. The smoker will “smoke” for the first 30-60 minutes of the 3-4 hour cooking process. After this time, there should be “clean” heat exiting the top vent. Too much time with “smoke” may impart a bitter taste into your turkey. The meat is cooked when a thermometer probed into the turkey leg reaches 165ºF. Enjoy the amazing juicy and smoky flavor you get from the Caliber Pro Kamado.

Ingredients:
6-8 Turkey legs
Your favorite dry brine and/or dry rub
Apple and pecan smoking chips
Mesquite lump charcoal

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For the recipe on how to smoke a full turkey on the Caliber Pro Kamado click here.

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Leg of Lamb

In this video, Chef Tony Matassa of BBQ Guys shows you how to make a delicious Leg of Lamb Roast on the rotisserie of a Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill. He starts by showing you how to make a seasoning paste for the lamb roast that is full of greek flavors, then he puts the Lamb on the spit rod and lets it roast in front of the charcoal for a great outer sear and a tender juicy inside! This is a great recipe for your next party or family dinner! Watch the video below to learn how to make this recipe.

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Bratwurst Bites

Be the hit of your Memorial Day party with these brat bites, an easy recipe for the Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill & Smoker. Everyone loves these brat bites at a cookout!

Heat your Caliber Pro Kamado smoker to about 300° F (approximately 15-20 minutes) using lump charcoal within the center of the bottom charcoal plate. Add a small handful of pecan wood chips to the fire after the brats have been placed on the grill. Close the lid to cook for about 15-20 minutes, with meat reaching 180° F. Slice brats in rounds.  Slice and sauté onions in a pan with olive oil and salt to taste. Serve brat, sautéed onion, and dash of Dijon mustard with a toothpick. Enjoy the smoky, juicy flavor achieved with the Caliber Pro Kamado.

Ingredients for about 40 brat bites:
Mesquite lump based charcoal (half basketful)
Handful of pecan wood chips
1 Pound of bratwursts (approx. 6 links)
1 Large onion (sliced)
Olive oil & salt
Dijon mustard & toothpicks

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BBQ Ribs!

BBQ Ribs on the Caliber Pro Kamado Charcoal Grill and Smoker never tasted better!

Rinse your ribs in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Trim off the excess fat and sharp bone pieces. Cut racks in half for easier placement into the 6-rack max rib accessory. Lightly coat the entire surface of the ribs with olive oil and mustard to help tenderize the meat. Cover the coated ribs in foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight. Right before cooking, apply a coating of your favorite rib rub over all surfaces of the ribs.

Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it so you can access it. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 230ºF.  Once the temp has settled, place your rib rack accessory on the top grate and then your ribs vertically into the rack. Now add a small handful of apple and pecan smoking chips to the blaze basket and close the lid. The smoker will “smoke” for the first 30-60 minutes of the 4-5 hour cooking process and after this time, there should be “clean” heat exiting the top vent. Too much time with “smoke” may impart a bitter taste into your ribs.

Continue to cook the ribs, checking them every hour or so with the heat not exceeding 250-275ºF until the ribs are fully cooked (approximately 4-5 hours). Glaze the ribs with your favorite BBQ sauce or just enjoy the juicy smoky infused meaty flavor.

Ingredients for 6 racks of ribs:

  • 6 Racks of baby back pork ribs
  • Olive oil and mustard
  • Your favorite rib rub

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Watch and learn how to make these smoky ribs that will be the hit of your next barbecue in the video below!