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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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Posts Tagged ‘sq36 bbq smoker’

Meadow Creek Backyard Smoker Comparison

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Meadow Creek makes several fine backyard smokers and we get a lot of questions about the differences between them. This chart illustrates the differences between the PR36, SQ36, and TS70P.

Style Vertical Offset Reverse Flow Offset
Summary Versatile charcoal grill; smoking possible with standard grill pan Great smoker; limited grilling possible with optional grill pan High end smoker; grilling possible with optional grill pan
Stainless Steel Grates check check check
Thermometer check check check
13″ Pneumatic Tires check check check
Firebox x check check
Ash Pan in Firebox x check check
Grate in Firebox x check check
Smokestack x check check
Drain Valve x check check
Reverse Flow Draft x x check
Sliding Grates x x check
Front Work Shelf optional optional check
Water Pan check x check
Vinyl Cover check check check
No Flat Solid Tires (set)
check check check
Rib Rack check check check
Additional Grate check check check
Charcoal Pullout check x x
Charcoal Pan Insert check x x
Charcoal Grill Pan standard check check
Insulated Firebox x check check
Charcoal Basket x check check
Stainless Steel Shelf check check check
Warming Box x x check
Extra Shelf in Warmer x x check
Live Smoke in Warmer x x check
Jerky Rack x x check
Stainless Steel Stack x x check
Size Differences
Cooking Area 3.4 sq. ft.
with optional grate: 6.47 sq. ft.
6.85 sq. ft.
with optional grate:
10.28 sq. ft.
Crowd Size
(based on pork butts)
50–75 people 50–75 people 100—175 people


How to Smoke Baby Back Ribs

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015


Smoked Ribs Recipe PLUS Beginner Tips for the Most Amazing Pork Ribs

Smoked rib recipes are a dime a million. YouTube and Google are jam packed with information on how to smoke ribs. Unfortunately, most of the recipes out there don’t make it easy to master the timing of a smoked rib, and a beginner would never realize the learning curve that’s involved in mastering amazing ribs.

No doubt about it, pork ribs can be quite tricky to master. If you’re not careful, one time your ribs might be the most amazing ribs you could dream of eating; other times they will be over smoked and dry—or undercooked with the thickest parts still clinging hard to the bone.

In this article, I reveal my tips for getting consistent results, along with step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering photos to get you on the right track and cooking some of the world’s best ribs this weekend!


Pulled Pork Recipe on a Meadow Creek SQ36 Offset Smoker

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015


This past weekend we had some friends coming over, so I fired up my Meadow Creek SQ36 Offset Smoker to smoke a couple pork butts and chickens. We had grilled shrimp, pulled pork, and smoked chicken for dinner along with sides and dessert.

With the holiday coming up, I decided it would be fun to share my secrets and tips for smoking pork butts. I’ve compiled a recipe with simple instructions and mouth-watering photos to help you quickly master amazing pulled pork.


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.


Pigs for the Hungry

Friday, May 18th, 2012

A couple weeks ago, we had a lot of fun cooking for Open House at Cold Springs Garden Center, the other company Marlin owns with my Dad. The event lasted two days, Friday and Saturday. We served homemade donuts and coffee in the mornings. Around 10:30 we started giving away grilled sausage sandwiches and barbecue samples.

In this post, I want to share some of the memories from those two days and entice you with ribs, wings, chicken, and Amish-made sausage from Lancaster County, PA.

Grilled Sausage Sandwich

We grilled the sausages on a BBQ42 Chicken Cooker. For samples, we grilled party wings with the sausage and smoked ribs (how growling delicious!) and split chicken breasts on my Meadow Creek SQ36 Smoker.


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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 Catererssorry, too much risk). Please realize that we (Yoders 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 youre 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 ethicshonesty, diligence, and fairness. Whether its 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.