Smoking School


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The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will be hosting the 3rd annual Smoking School on June 17, 2023. The goal of this school is to help people better understand the techniques for successful smoking of their favorite meats, to be able to enjoy the process, and share with friends and family.

This years program will be greater and more impressive with two “Pitmasters” joining us. Our returning Pitmaster, Mr. George Ewart from Dead End BBQ located in Knoxville, will be covering beef brisket and several other topics to include smokers. Coming all the way from Nashville will be our second Pitmaster, Mr. Carey Bringle from Peg Leg Porker, that will bring in pork ribs, sauces, and several other topics. The UT Institute of Agriculture will bring educational topics such as food safety, livestock production cycles, cuts of meat, and sustainability.

The hands-on portion of the program will be learning to prepare your own rack of ribs to enjoy later in the day with lots of sides throughout the event. Come hungry in the morning, as there will be a breakfast casserole with coffee and other beverages available.

The event will be held in the Brehm Animal Science Building Arena starting at 8 am to 5 pm EST, in Knoxville.

At this time, registrations are full for the upcoming session. If you have any questions about the school or would like to be on the 2024 wait-list, please Email or call 865-974-7324.

Partnerships and Sponsors
  • UT BEEF & FORAGE CENTER
  • UT EXTENSION
  • UT AGRESEARCH
  • HERBERT COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
  • DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
  • DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE
  • DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS
  • DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCES

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