8 Easy Tips to Smoking Meat Like a Pro - The first step to bringing out the robust flavor of ribs, brisket and other meats is selecting the best meat smoker and deciding which fuel option — charcoal, electric or gas – works best for you. Smokers are fueled by propane gas, electricity or traditional charcoal briquettes. The fuel in turn heats wood that generates smoke. http://www.odumagazine.com/8-easy-tips-to-smoking-meat-like-a-pro/
Beef Snack Sticks - I have used this recipe with great success - (Not the link on the pic) http://www.dakotahsausagestuffer.com/Articles.asp?ID=363 * We don't even grind the meat/fat any more, just buy lean hamburger, because it is the right ratio of meat-fat. I'm serious! Let me know if you try the Dakota recipe - we double the spices, too, and just use sugar instead of the corn syrup solids. We also add a bunch of mustard seed. We have an electric smoker.