Bear's "Step by Step" Index

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  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bear's "Step by Step" Index
    I made this index, because a lot of guys use my "Step by Steps", and I couldn't get them all in my Signature.
    Then I'd have to find the one I had that best suited what they were wanting to do.
    At times it has taken me forever to find one of my Step by Steps that never made it into my Signature, due the limited space.

    These are ALL "Step by Steps". If it doesn't tell you how to do it, it's not in this Index.

    This way will keep them better organized anyway, and make them easier to find by anyone who wishes to use one, or to just check something.
    This will also make them easier for me to find, when I want to give someone a link, or for me to use on my own smoke, because I always check what I did previously, before I do a repeat smoke.
    I did most of these products in my Masterbuilt Electric Smokers, but in most cases the temps & times would work with other smokers too.
    These Step by Steps are by no means the only way to do these things, nor are they necessarily the best way to do them. They are the way I did them at the time I made the Step by Steps.
    I tried to cover all bases with my instructions, but if I missed something, or made something unclear, just ask, or even better PM me. I try to stop in here a couple times a day, and will get back to you ASAP.
    In the future, if I put more than one of the same product on this list, I will add a notation as to which one I think is best, or easiest to follow.
    I will be adding & deleting as we go, so stop in often for new threads. I always enjoy helping anyone I can!!
    Thanks for checking in, and I hope this will help many of you!!!

    Note: If anyone would like to comment on my Index Page, please do so on this thread.

    Also: If you use any of my Step by Steps, and would like to comment on how it worked for you, please make your comment on that particular thread. I appreciate hearing your comments!! Thank You!!

    Note: A Link to this page is in my Signature, at the bottom of ALL of my Posts.

    Bear

    About Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse (Digital)
    Masterbuilt Smokers (Bear's Thoughts & Findings)
    MES Generation Number Recognition Pictures & Pics (Digital Units)


    Cured & Smoked Products:

    Curing Fridge Set-up (Bear's Method)
    Bacon (Extra Smoky)
    Bacon-On-A-Stick
    Buckboard Bacon and Pulled Cured Boston Butt Ham

    Buckboard Bacon (Step by Step)
    *New------Canadian Bacon
    Canadian Bacon and Dried Beef
    Boneless Cured & Smoked Pork Chops and Canadian Bacon

    Smoked Dried Beef #1
    Smoked Dried Beef
    Dried Beef (Best Ever)
    Smoked Venison Dried Beef
    Venison Backstrap Dried Beef
    Venison Backstrap Dried Beef #2
    Pork Loin Jerky
    Changing Fresh Venison Sausage into "Cured & Smoked"
    Venison Sausage Converted Part #2


    Smoked Ground Beef Products (Sticks Logs, and Loaves):
    Unstuffed Beef Sticks (All Beef)
    Smoked Bear Logs (All Beef)
    Smoked Bear Loaf (All Beef)
    Smoked Mini-Bear-Loaves (All Beef)


    Smoked Beef:
    Prime Rib Calendar (14 Smoked Prime Ribs)
    Smoked Prime Rib (Double Birthday Dinner 2017)

    Smoked Prime Rib (47th Anniversary Dinner)
    Smoked Prime Rib (First of 2017)
    Smoked Prime Rib (Apple Smoke)
    Smoked Prime Rib (New Best Ever)

    Smoked Prime Rib (Another One)
    Smoked Prime Rib (Great Stuff)
    Smoked Prime Rib (Best Ever)

    Smoked PRIME RIB (Multiple Woods)
    Smoked Prime Rib (Panned)
    Smoked Prime Rib (Panned #3)
    Prime Rib "Dino" Ribs
    Beef "Dino" Ribs (From My Last Prime Rib Score)
    Smoked Beef Prime Rib Dinos (With Extra Meat)
    Smoked Beef Tenderloin (AKA Fillet Mignon)

    New York Strip Roast (Hickory Smoked)
    Grilled Ribeyes (One Smoked---One Not)
    Rare Roast Beef (Smoked for Sammies)
    Brisket Flat
    Pulled Beef Chucky
    Twin Chuckies
    Chucky Burnt Ends
    Smoked Pulled Beef Chucky

    Hot Smoked Beef Sammy with Gravy

    Smoked Pork:
    Pulled Boston Pork Butt
    Country Style Bone-in Pork Ribs
    Country Style Pork Ribs
    Pork Spare Ribs
    Baby Back Ribs
    Baby Back Ribs #2
    Smoked Stuffed Pork Loin (Apple)
    Char Siu Country Style Ribs

    Poultry:
    Chicken Thighs (Hickory Smoked)
    Chicken Thighs (MES 40 Smoked)


    Specialties:

    Double Smoked Hams Times 4
    Double Smoked Ham Twins
    Double Smoked Ham
    Double Smoked Ham & Beans
    BLT Rollers
    Dried Beef Roll-ups
    Deer Heart (TQ Seasoned & Sauteed in Butter)

    Hot Bacon Dressing (Pennsylvania Dutch)
    Cheesesteak Hot Pockets
    Corn Bread

    Fish:
    Smoked Salmon
    Shad Roe (Pan Fried)
    Shad Roe (Broiled with Bacon on Toast)
    Shad Roe (Pan Fried Loose with Bacon)
    Shad Roe (Cured & Pan Fried Loose)

    Smoked Brook Trout & Tilapia
    Baked Crab Cakes (Bear Style)
    Salmon & Catfish (Sous Vide)

    Sous Vide:
    Chicken Salad for Mrs Bear
    Boneless & Skinless Chicken Thighs

    Boneless & Skinless Chicken Thighs #2
    Chuck Roast (Best Ever—SV) Best One So Far (10-18-17)
    Another Awesome Chucky
    Eye Round in SV Best of All Eye Rounds (11-21-17)
    Top Round (First Tender Test)

    Country Style Ribs (SV & Grill Best Ever)
    Country Style Ribs (SV & Grill) Tied for "Best Ever"
    2" Thick Boneless Pork Chops
    Single Cut Beef Ribs
    Scallops & Fried Tater Slices
    Scallops & Oil-Free Fries
    Reheating Prime Rib Slices ( 3 different searing tests)
    Salmon & Catfish (Sous Vide)

    Grilling:
    Bacon-Swiss Deerburgers


    PowerAirFryer XL Items:
    Fresh Sausage
    Cutting & Making Fries in the AirFryer

    Dogs, Fries, Kraut, and Sausage
    Stromboli
    Sausage, Fries, and Little Smokies


    Desserts:

    Raspberry Chiffon Pie (Mrs Bear's Recipe)
    Peanutbutter Meltaways (Bear's Favorite Candy)
    Cherries In The Snow

    Why They Call Me "Bearcarver":
    A Bear from Log to Finish



    Chuckles:
    Bacon Cheeseburger


    Tutorials (Step by Steps Only) from Friends That Cook & Smoke:
    Gary's Smokes & Smoking Information
    SQWIBS Cooks
    Jeff's Smoking Meat

    The Smoking Monkey Cookbook

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    Last edited: Nov 21, 2017
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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very good idea.

    Thanks.
     
  3. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good idea and nicely done!
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Adam!!

    Should make it a lot easier for me to help people.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2014
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How would be the best way to find it in the future?
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The only link in my Signature now is a link to this page.

    I couldn't put them in order in the Signature like I can here. They were just jumbled up on a pile.

    Bear
     
  7. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    Bear

    Thank you.As a newbie I have read so much on this forum in that last 3 weeks going back and finding posts to restudy is hard at times.This is helpful.

    Dan
     
  8. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bookmark it   :)
     
  9. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear !!   Your sig definitely was getting overloaded by your wonderfully helpful "Steps" threads.
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Todd !!

    Bear
     
  11. It would be nice to have all of the detailed posters (ChefJimmyJ, DaveOmak, Pops, Sqwib, Dutch etc) create threads like this and all of them be located in a specific forum.
     
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  12. Agreed, makes it easier to them track down. Thank you Bear, I sure have liked all of the recipes of yours that I have done.
     
  13. beef77

    beef77 Smoke Blower

    Thanks! Marked for sure
     
  14. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh hell yes, someone needs to make this happen !!!!!!!!!
     
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great reference and a great idea. Thanks, Bear.

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    Disco
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That would be Great !!!

    Call it "Step by Step City", where only threads that show every step from start to finish would be. I wish we had something like that 4 1/2 years ago, when I came to this site. There was hardly any threads that showed every step, which is why I decided to make a lot of them. Back then every time I wanted to smoke something for the first time, I had to search that item for hours. Then I'd find the best ones I could find. Very few of them had everything in their post. Some were missing time, or smoking temperature, or pulling temp, or how to do a rub, or how to do the cure (amount of cure & length of time in cure). So I'd take notes---These 3 guys said to use this smoking temp, these 2 guys said pull it at this temp, these 4 said to put oil on first & then rub, These two said to use Cure #1, this one said to use TQ, but nobody said how much to use & how long to cure. Most posts didn't say anything at all, so if I was searching to find out how to do something, I was wasting my time trying to find everything out from such threads.

      So I decided to take copious notes, and make it easy for Newbies to get started. I try to include every possible thing I can think of, so anybody could follow it for their first time or two. After that they can continue to follow mine, or preferably expand out to making changes on their own. When I do a repeat of something I already did, I follow ones I did before & maybe make small changes each time. 

      Since those days there are a few guys who show everything they do, step by step, but very few. Even now when I'm ready to start something that I didn't do before, I have trouble finding the details that I need to do it good enough the first time, because very few threads fill in a lot of detail. I never want to do a smoke for the first time wrong, because I can't afford to waste meat by not finding out how to do something before I start.

    So like I said, it would be Awesome for those guys with too many Step by Steps to put in their Signature, to be in a special place for people to go to when they want to know how to do something. That's a Great Idea!!!

    I also have a bunch of threads that I didn't give much details, and those threads will never make it into my "Step by Step Index" because they are not True Step by Steps. Having anything that does not show every step from start to finish, would be defeating the purpose.

    My 2 cents,

    Bear
     
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  17. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bookmarked! Thanks, Bear! Great idea!!!
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Dan!!

    We're all here to help.

    Bear
    Thanks Demo!!

    This is much neater, and easier to find things.

    Bear
    Thanks Santa!!

    I'm glad they were helpful !!

    Bear
     
  19. Wow...Perfect![​IMG]
     
  20. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There ya go makin' all us newbies look bad again!! This is a really cool idea and I thank you for taking the time to do it. We're all very fortunate to benefit from your knowledge and experience.

    THANKS BEAR!!!!!
     

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