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Last updated: 9/24/2014

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About The Time/Temp Tables In Cooking TopicsThis section of The Virtual Weber Bullet demonstrates how to cook barbecue on the WSM using a number of methods and techniques. You'll also find a variety of reference topics at the end of the page.

This is not an exhaustive list of recipes, and the cooking examples shown here should not be interpreted as the only way or the best way to prepare a certain item on the Weber Bullet. Rather, they are examples of things I have cooked with success on the Weber Bullet and that you might enjoy trying for yourself.

Please Note: All of these cooking topics assume the use of the 18.5" Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker, not the 14.5" or 22.5" WSM.

Please enjoy browsing the items below...but don't blame me if you start getting hungry!

Beginner Recipes
For New WSM Owners
Basic Barbecued Chicken Basic Barbecued Chicken
Two whole chickens split into halves and seasoned with an all-purpose rub. Finished over direct heat for crispy skin.

Basic Marinated Chicken
Two whole chickens split into halves and marinated in Italian dressing. Finished over direct heat for crispy skin.

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Whole chicken legs pulled by hand and mixed with your favorite store-bought barbecue sauce.

Basic Baby Back Ribs
Three slabs of pork loin back ribs rubbed and smoked until tender, then finished with barbecue sauce.

Whole Turkey - Self-Basting
A 12-14 pound Butterball turkey seasoned with your favorite homemade or store-bought rub and cooked at high temperature.

Pork
Baby Back Ribs - Best Ribs In The Universe Ribs

Baby Back Ribs - Best Ribs In The Universe
Mike Scrutchfield's championship recipe makes some of the best ribs you've ever tasted. Commonly known as "BRITU".

• Baby Back Ribs - Dry Ribs
• Spareribs - Sugarless Texas Sprinkle
• Spareribs - 3-2-1 Method
• Rib Sandwich
• Pork Rib Selection
• Pork Loin Back Rib Preparation Video: Preparing Pork Loin Back Ribs (YouTube)
• Pork Sparerib Preparation Video: Preparing Pork Spareribs "St. Louis Style" (YouTube)
Boston Butt

Pork Butt - The Renowned Mr. Brown
This is the famous recipe from "Smoke & Spice", mop and all. An all-time favorite, good and spicy.

• Pork Butt - Slathered With Mustard & Rub
• Pork Butt - Championship Injection
• Pork Butt - Quick Cooked
• Pork Butt Selection & Preparation
Ham

• Whole Ham - Mustard & Whiskey Glazed
• Spiral-Sliced Ham
• Half Ham - Apricot & Mustard Glazed
• Ham Selection & Preparation
Loin

• Pork Loin - Rib Roast
Bacon

• Buckboard Bacon
• Bacon - Pig Candy
 
Beef
Brisket - High Temp Brisket

Brisket - High Heat
This method combines higher-than-usual cooking temperatures and aluminum foil for tender brisket in 4-5 hours!

• Brisket - Smoked & Oven Finished
• Brisket - Midnight Cook
• Brisket - Wet Rub
• Brisket Flat - Central Texas-Style Butcher Paper
• Burnt Ends
• Pastrami - Dry Cured
• Quick Pastrami - Smoked Corned Beef
• Brisket Selection & Preparation
• Virtual Brisket
Rib Roast

Prime Rib - Herb Crusted Video: How To Tie A Roast (YouTube)
USDA Prime beef coated with a garlicky herb paste, roasted to perfection at high temperature in the WSM.

• Standing Rib Roast - Montreal Rub Video: How To Tie A Roast (YouTube)
• Standing Rib Roast - Dry Aged Video: How To Tie A Roast (YouTube)
• Standing Rib Roast - Salt & Pepper Video: How To Tie A Roast (YouTube)
• Standing Rib Roast Selection & Preparation Video: How To Tie A Roast (YouTube)
Other Cuts

• Tri-Tip Video: How To Carve A Tri-Tip Roast (YouTube)
• Chuck Roll
• Pot Roast a la Stogie
• Shredded Barbecued Beef
• Beef Tenderloin - Salt & Pepper Video: Preparing A Whole Beef Tenderloin (YouTube)
• Beef Back Ribs - Yum Yum Seasoning
• Beef Back Ribs - Lone Star Long Ribs
• Bone-In Beef Short Ribs
• Boneless Beef Chuck Short Ribs
 
Poultry
Beer Can Chicken Chicken

Beer Can Chicken

Barbecued vertically on a beer can, this unique method for cooking chicken will impress your family and friends.
 
• Cornell Chicken
• Hot & Fast Chicken
• Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
• Buffalo Wings - Smoked & Deep Fried
• Chicken Selection & Preparation
• How To Butterfly A Chicken Video: How To Butterfly A Chicken (YouTube)
Turkey

Whole Turkey - Basic Brine
Create moist, flavorful turkey through the miracle of brining, followed by high-temperature roasting in the WSM.
 
• Whole Turkey - Apple Brine
• Whole Turkey - Honey Brine
• Whole Turkey - Salted
• Butterflied Turkey - Salted
• Turkey Breast - Bone-in
• Turkey Breast - Boneless & Skinless
• Turkey Selection & Preparation Video: Turkey Carving Demo (YouTube)
Fish
Salmon - Brown Sugar Rub Salmon - Brown Sugar Rub
This moist, dinner-style salmon is given a thick layer of rub, rinsed and re-rubbed, then smoked over alder.
 
• Salmon Selection & Preparation
Salmon - Brined Appetizer-Style
A little drier and a little smokier, this ocean-caught King salmon is similar to a restaurant appetizer.
Other Meats
Smoked Meatloaf Meatloaf
Try your Mom's meatloaf recipe in the WSM for a smoky twist on this classic comfort food.

• Gourmet Sausages
• Fatties, Moinks, Hot Dogs, Luncheon Meats & More
Leg Of Lamb - Honey, Mustard, Garlic & Rosemary Marinated
Marinated overnight, smoked low & slow, then seared at the end for great flavor.

• Boneless Leg Of Lamb - Roasted Garlic Jus
Appetizers, Sides, Desserts, Beverages & More
Bush's Beans - Doctored With Brown Sugar & Molasses Bush's Beans - Doctored With Brown Sugar & Molasses
These sweet beans couldn't be easier to make, and they taste great, too. Even the kids will love 'em!
Potatoes - BBQ Seasoned & Roasted
A quick and easy method for oven roasted potatoes that compliments any meal. All you need is red potatoes, olive oil and your favorite barbecue rub.
Corn - Creole Seasoned
Fresh-cut corn, seasoned with a Creole rub and sautéed in a little butter...a side dish doesn't get any better than this.
 
• Potatoes - Iron Skillet Baked
• Potatoes - Stuffed & Smashed
• Potatoes - Hasselback
• Carrot Salad
• Barbecued Nachos
• Barbecued Pizza
• Smoked Cheese
• Smoked Nuts
• Chex Party Mix
Cornbread
Favorite recipes for moist, flavorful cornbread, including an Oklahoma State Fair first-prize winner!
 
• Chipotles
• Smoke-Dried Tomatoes
• Baked Apples - Stuffed With Candy Bars
• Pineapple - Sugar Grilled
• Banana Pudding
• BBQ Beverages
Guest Features
Articles Submitted By Friends Of The Virtual Weber Bullet
Baking With The Weber Bullet Baking With The Weber Bullet
Convert your WSM into a charwood-fired bread oven. Pizza, foccacia, and other savory items baked to perfection. From Dave Stamper.
Octopus
Japanese-style "tako" smoked over Hawaiian kiawe wood. From Geoff Hamamoto and Kevin Kawahara.
Dutch Oven Cookery In The Weber Bullet
Braising a lean moosemeat roast and vegetables in a Dutch oven inside the WSM. From Dean Torges.
Wine & Barbecue: Therein Lies The Rub
A primer on pairing wine with barbecue based on type of meat, rub, sauce, and regional styles. From Jeff Davidson.
Reference Articles
All About Brining Cooking Log
Learn about the importance of tracking the details of each cooking session. Download a copy of the cooking log I use.
Cooking Times & Temperatures
General guidelines for cooking times and internal temperatures for various meats barbecued in the the WSM.
All About Brining
A simple solution of salt, water, and other seasonings adds flavor and improves the moisture content of lean meats.
 
• WSM Cooking Capacity
• Food Grade Plastic Containers For Brining
• Holding, Storing & Reheating Barbecued Meats
• Shipping Barbecued Meats
• Going Mobile With The Weber Bullet
• Enhanced Meat
• Meat Charts
Letting Meat Rest After Cooking
A 10-30 minute rest can make all the difference between meat that's moist and tender versus dry and chewy.
 
• All About Salt
• All About Honey
• Barbecuing With Friends
• WSM Owners Photos
• Computer-Generated WSM Renderings
• WSM Infrared Photos
• WSM Humor Photos
• WSM Wallpapers
Videos: Cooking Topics On YouTube
Preparing Pork Loin Back Ribs • Preparing Pork Loin Back Ribs
• Preparing Pork Spareribs "St. Louis Style"
• How To Carve A Tri-Tip Roast
• How To Tie A Roast
• Preparing A Whole Beef Tenderloin
• How To Butterfly A Chicken
• Turkey Carving Demo
 
 
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