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BBQ Smokers, Pig Roasters, Chicken Cookers, and Grills From Meadow Creek


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The Handbook for Choosing Your Meadow Creek Smoker or Grill

This full-color guide is packed with charts, photos, and articles to help you determine if Meadow Creek is a good fit for you and choose the model that fits your presentation, cooking style, menu, and crowd size goals.

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120 Pounds of Chicken on a Meadow Creek BBQ26S

Friday, August 28th, 2015


This month, I had the privilege of grilling at Shawnee Structures for their Open House. In one day we grilled 120 pounds of chicken legs and thighs on my (tiny) BBQ26S Chicken Cooker and 50 burgers on a second charcoal grill.

The Open House was on Friday and Saturday, but I was only available to cook on Friday, so they asked me to grill chicken for Saturday too. I had planned to cook only 90 pounds but since the chicken comes in 40 pound cases, I had gotten 120 pounds. The customer asked if I’d grill the extra meat for them, so I stayed a couple hours longer to grill the rest of it.

The BBQ26S holds around 15 pounds of chicken, so it took 8 batches to crank through 120 pounds of meat. I arrived on-site around 10:30 am, got the grill hot soon after 11:00, and the first batch of chicken done by 12:10. Batch 8 went on the grill at 7:15 and finished sometime after 8:00 pm. I certainly got my daily fill of smoke and sizzle that day!


A Party for 90 on Backyard Meadow Creek Equipment

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015


Last week we cooked party wings, baby back ribs, and pork butts for 90 people at the annual Fisher’s Country Store employee picnic. I used my Meadow Creek SQ36 Smoker to smoke the ribs and pork butts and my BBQ26S Chicken Cooker to grill the wings.

The evening before I prepped the butts and ribs. The next morning I got up early to clean my smoker and got the butts on by 8:00 am. By 6:00 that evening we delivered the meat. It was a long day, but very rewarding to master the challenge of cooking for a crowd and see so many people enjoy it.

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Meadow Creek Trip 2014

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Meadow Creek Auction

Our annual trip to Meadow Creek has become a fun tradition for us. Melvin always schedules Dealer Day on a Thursday, the same week they host a KCBS judging class, a benefit auction, and Meadow Creek Open House. The judging class is Friday morning; in the afternoon, they always have a large benefit auction. The food stand is open all day where they sell barbecue lunches, Amish-made pies and ice cream, and other goodies as a fund-raiser for medical bills. Open House is always a big deal on Saturday, where Meadow Creek gives away thousands of barbecue meals.

The meat for the judging class, food stand, and open house is cooked on-site with Meadow Creek chicken cookers and pig roasters and a Southern Pride smoker.

Friday and Saturday they had some people demoing different smokers and grills, including Big Green Eggs and a Meadow Creek TS250 Smoker and a TS70P Smoker.


Meadow Creek SQ36 – Birthday BBQ

Thursday, November 21st, 2013


A little man at our house turned three last week, so I decided it’s time to fire the smoker one more time and get some food on the table. It was a lot of work when I felt like goofing off, but we greatly enjoyed the delights my dependable “friend”, the Meadow Creek SQ36 Smoker, puffed out for us.

On the menu were a rack of baby back ribs, five pounds of sausage, a couple chickens, 5 chicken breasts, 2 pork tenderloins, and a pan of beans. It was simply fantastic.


A Pretty Pig and a Hunk of Bull on Meadow Creek SQ36 Smoker

Thursday, September 5th, 2013


On Labor Day I had the privilege of working instead of sitting in my La-Z-Boy all day. One thing I accomplished was turning a little bit of meat into some pretty good looking morsels.

We had a brisket sitting in the freezer from a young bull I had raised. I was inspired to try my hand at it. The butcher trimmed the brisket a little funny and it was pretty thin, but it turned out tender and delicious. I also threw a couple sausages on the smoker for brunch.

I used my Meadow Creek SQ36 Offset Smoker and fired it with 100% Hardwood Charcoal Briquettes. I added a piece of wood at the beginning for some extra smoke. I enjoy smoking with only wood, but I usually end up making so much smoke the meat turns really dark. Also, wood tends to burn hotter and quicker, so it’s harder to keep the smoker steady. It was refreshing to use mostly charcoal this time, but I am all for using what you’ve got access to if you can get the results you need.


Grilled Thighs on the Meadow Creek BBQ26S Chicken Cooker

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Meadow Creek BBQ26S Chicken Cooker

Sunday was Father’s Day, and we spent part of the day at my parent’s place. Marlin grilled a batch of chicken thighs (skinless/boneless) on his Meadow Creek BBQ26S Chicken Cooker, and it was top notch.

I admit, the chicken doesn’t look too great in pictures cause I shot them on my phone, but it was astonishing in real-life! Juicy and full of flavor.


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Struggling to choose the right cooker for your needs? Check out our Meadow Creek cooker comparison charts. If you would like to discuss your dream cooker over the phone, call Marlin toll-free at (877) 602-1568 to get some good, friendly advice. Or if you're close by, come visit our display lot in Pikeville, Tennessee to check out these fine barbeques! We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all our Meadow Creek barbeque equipment (except the Ultimate Caterers—sorry, too much risk). Please realize that we (Yoder’s Smoky Mountain Barbecue) are a dealer for Meadow Creek. This promise applies only if you buy from us. If for any reason you are not happy with your unit, you may return the cooker to us within 30 days of the delivery or pickup date, and we will refund the purchase price minus the shipping and handling. You are responsible to pay the return shipping.
What did you think of the videos? Meadow Creek makes some amazing smokers, pig roasters, chicken cookers, and grills. All this equipment is made in the Amish Community of Lancaster County, PA. The talented craftsmen at Meadow Creek hand-make each unit. They seriously go the extra mile to make sure you’re smoked pink. What really puts the sauce on the brisket is all the revolutionary features and options that make barbecue fun and easy, and even a money-machine, if BBQ is your business.
Integrity: Meadow Creek cookers are made in a culture of Godly ethics—honesty, diligence, and fairness. Whether it’s a Shoo-fly pie or a barbecue smoker, you will be treated right.
Stainless Steel Grates: Every Meadow Creek barbecue cooker comes standard with non-rusting stainless steel grates. This eliminates the hassle of scrubbing rust and the danger of possible rust contamination on your meat.