HOP SMOKE FIRE

Jason Wood, a name that lends itself to barbecue and food smoking.  See what I'm cooking, eating and drinking.

I'm a firm believer that mistakes are for making as long as you learn from them.  Science and innovation has not got us to where we are today by people getting it right all the time.

 

What you will see on this site are my failures in proportion to my successes as what you learn from your mistakes is more important than what you learn from your successes.

I have just finished an MBA with the University of Northampton, where I conducted research on sustainability in barbecue.  As a result I have a Barbecology section on the site for the more academic side of the barbecue world that I discovered during my studies.

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June 12, 2018

I love fish grilled over live coals, one of if not the best way to do fish, period.  I took some inspiration from the recipe from Christian Stevenson aka DJ BBQ from his Sea Bass recipe in his latest book Fire Food.  Once gutted, de-scaled and cleaned I stuff...

November 1, 2017

I have posted on my hot smoked trout on two other occasions, the first one was not so successful, the second one was much better, and now I think I've pretty much nailed it.  I changed the cure recipe slightly by adding some cracked black pepper (about a tablespoon) an...

October 4, 2017

My wife was away tonight, so I didn't think I'd be able to do dinner on the barbecue, what with the kids' dinner, bath, bedtime and lunch boxes etc.  Well, I was mistaken and testament to the abilities of the chimney starter and the gas starter on the Weber to get the...

February 10, 2017

After sharing my initial 'deferred success' on the hot smoking front I persevered when my father-in-law (or his slightly better fisherman neighbour) caught some more trout for me.  In addition I added some sardines into the mix which I butterflied, removing the spine a...

February 10, 2017

True to my beliefs that mistakes are there to be learnt from and innovation, progression and development only happen through experimentation and trial and error, I'm sharing the first thing I ever hot smoked.  It was trout, a delicious piece of fish caught by my father...

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