How to find and cook the perfect bratwurst

Dara Marlar  •  Pellet Cooker Recipes  •  

Who doesn’t love a bratwurst with their favorite toppings? They are quick, easy and can be fixed to fit different tastes. We also love that you can make them from scratch with a sausage stuffer and smoker or simply pick up a package at your local grocery store. Sometimes, though, deciding which brat is the best for the flavor you want can be tricky. These tips will help you decide the best brat and how…

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Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe by Smokin Okie

Dara Marlar  •  Pellet Cooker Recipes  •  

Smokin’ Okies Stuffed Mushrooms  Many of you know Russ Garrett aka Smokin Okie through our forum or cooking classes. Here is one of his signature recipes for Stuffed Mushrooms.  Description These make excellent additions to a meal.  The biggest challenge is to cook the mushrooms with the bowl facing up so the ingredients don’t fall out. Ingredients ¼ Pound Ground Italian Sausage ¼ Pound Ground Hamburger 2 Containers (approximately 30 – 40) button Mushrooms ½…

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Smoked Cheesecake

Dara Marlar  •  Pellet Cooker Recipes, Pellet Grill Videos  •  

This recipe for smoked cheesecake was one of the easiest and most delicious smoked recipes we have ever made. With only 6 ingredients and an hour smoke time, It’s our new favorite around the office. Ingredients: 2 packages of 8 oz cream cheese 1 cup sugar 1 stick butter (softened) 1 tsp vanilla 2 tubes crescent rolls Cinnamon/Sugar Mixture to taste Preparation: Combine cream cheese, sugar, butter and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix until…

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Pellets and Smoke Enhancers-15% Off

Dara Marlar  •  Cookshack Updates  •    •   4 Comments

Stock up on pellets and maximize smoke flavor before competition and grilling season begins! All Cookshack Pellets and Smoke Enhancers will be 15% off from February 25 to February 29! Simply use the promo code LEAPYEAR during online checkout or give us a call at 1-800-423-0698! The Cookshack Smoke Enhancer provides more smoke flavor and the ability to use both pellets and chunks together! Another great use for the smoke enhancer is adding the flavor…

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Best Grilled Hot Dogs, Sausages and Brats

Dara Marlar  •  Pellet Cooker Recipes  •  

Hot dogs, sausage and brats are some of the least expensive grilling items we can think of. Standard cost of the most popular “dogs” are $0.10 per hot dog, less than $0.50 per sausage and brats can get up to around $0.75 each. Even with the cost of bun and condiment, it’s less than $1 per dog! That cost makes them one of the most frequently grilled items in America and can get pretty mundane…

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Grilling Tips

Dara Marlar  •  Cookshack Updates  •  

Whether you call it grilling, barbecuing, smoking or something else entirely, you can’t go wrong using these simple grilling tips to master your pellet grill. Keep notes: The best way to keep track of your favorite dishes and the ones that flop is simply writing them down. Keep a notebook with some of your own personal favorites. Without your notes, you could end up making the same mistake multiple times. Learn how to use your…

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Cheese Stuffed Hog Shots-Recipe

Dara Marlar  •  Pellet Cooker Recipes  •  

These Cheese Stuffed Hog Shots (also known as pig shots) are easy and delicious. How can you go wrong with pork sausage wrapped in bacon? Ingredients 3 lbs. Smoked Sausage (Kielbasa or another type) 2 12 oz. Cream Cheese 12 oz. Shredded Cheese 3 oz. can diced green chilies 1 – 2 lb. Package Thick Bacon Cookshack Rib Rub Preparation Check to ensure your hopper is filled with pellets (we recommend fruitwood blend). Start the…

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Happy Holidays 2016

Dara Marlar  •  Cookshack Updates  •  

As the year ends, we think reflect on all we are grateful for. Our relationship with all of you is one of the things we treasure. Thank you for the opportunity to help you create delicious barbecue, not only for yourself but also for your family and friends. We wish you a merry Christmas and much success in the new year. We will have altered operating hours for the next couple weeks during the holiday season. Christmas Hours:…

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Save 10% Now until Dec 30 on Pellet Grills

Dara Marlar  •  Cookshack Updates  •    •   2 Comments

It’s gift giving season and Cookshack wants to help it easier. During the holiday season (Nov. 23-Dec. 30, 2015) all Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack Pellet Grills are 10% off*! Use the Promo Code Jolly during online checkout or give us a call at 1-800-423-0698. You can also email us at sales@cookshack.com.  Like all of Cookshack’s units, these pellet grills come with our standard 2 year warranty which includes 90 days of parts and labor cost…

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Learn how to make the best bbq from the best in bbq!

Dara Marlar  •  Cookshack Updates, Pellet Cooker Recipes  •  

The Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack Competition Cooking Class will be taught by Pitmaster, Ed “Fast Eddy” Maurin and World Food BBQ Grand Champion, David Bouska (Butcher BBQ Team). They will be teaching their own personal competition cooking techniques they have used to win numerous grand championships all over the USA. This is a hands-on class where you will learn how to prepare and cook the four KCBS meat categories: pork ribs, pork butt, brisket, and…

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