Start smokin’


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November 29, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Rob Thompson, with Papa Rob Eats for Everything, prepares the turkey. He stuffs the turkey with rosemary, mint, oregano and thyme, along with a stick of butter. He then applied a light sprinkle of his homemade rub.

Note: Over the next few weeks, Register Reporter Eric Spruill will be going around to local barbecue joints, getting tips from the pros on how an everyday person can create a delicious holiday or game day meal on a smoker or grill.


Since moving to Kansas, I have become enamored with smoking meat. Thanksgiving and Christmas give me the excuse I needed to learn how to smoke a turkey. There are various ways of doing so. One can spend hours on the internet reading recipes and tips, but it’s hard to replicate it by watching a three-minute video on YouTube.

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