Meet Your Instructor

CEO, SmokerBuilder Manufacturing

Frank Cox

A lifelong barbecue lover with a mechanical background, Frank is the founder and CEO of SmokerBuilder. When he's not tackling sales & marketing or wrangling one of his many websites, he’s driving around in his truck recording the PitMaster Secrets podcast.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Downloadable Tool Checklist & Fire Timeline

    • Downloadable Tool Checklist & Fire Timeline

  • 2

    Wood Selection

    • 1. Identification

    • 2. Splitting, Cutting, & Storage

    • 3. Wood Type & Flavor

  • 3

    Lighting Your Fire

    • 1. Overview

    • 2. Charcoal Chimney (Tumbleweed Method)

    • 3. Charcoal Chimney (Burner Method)

    • 4. Texas Match Method

  • 4

    Starting Your Cooker

    • 1. Reverse Flow Start Up

    • 2. Offset Start Up

  • 5

    Maintaining Your Fire

    • 1. Temperature Maintenance in Your Reverse Flow

    • 2. Decreasing Temp in Your Reverse Flow

    • 3. Increasing Temp in Your Reverse Flow

    • 4. Temperature Maintenance in Your Offset

    • 5. Increasing Temp in Your Offset

    • 6. Decreasing Temp in Your Offset

  • 6

    Shut Down & Clean Up

    • 1. Overview

    • 2. Cleaning Cook Chamber

    • 3. Seasoning

    • 4. Shut Down & Ash Clean Up