the smokin' chemist

smoked meat + nuclear chemistry

trappings of a smokin’ chemist

Published / by the smokin' chemist

i am known to be quite specific in the requirements i have for any item i purchase, and as such, i usually end up spending quite a bit of time searching & researching before i buy something. i put together this list in hopes of saving you some of that extra time & effort.


laptop: sm-6 model- pc laptops

PC laptops is a local small business that builds & designs all of its own laptops & desktop computers. lifetime warranty, premium quality, & USA made.

pens & pencils:

PCA [pen company of america] USA made pen/stylus combo

USA gold classic wood pencils by the board dudes                20160825_001319


good old post-it notes, made by 3M here in the USA.

environotes notebooks, made in the USA with sugarcane fiber, or what is left over after sugarcane is crushed to extract the juice.

binders & folders

NAKED binder makes binders & folders without vinyl or plastic, & instead uses 100% post consumer waste board. in addition, the whole thing is 100% recyclable, USA made.


smoker & grill

weber smokey mountain 14″ & 22″ grill

20160818_080727    both produced by weber-stephen products, an american institution in the realm of outdoor cooking. always great quality, headquarted in illinois.

fuel & fire

kingsford lump charcoal briquettes: the purity of lump charcoal, but the ease of briquettes.     20160818_080851

100% biomass firelighters by if you care, found at whole foods as well as online.

weber chimney starter, a time saver when it comes to starting your fire & prevents a need to absolutely ever using lighter fluid.


temperature monitoring

maverick ET-733 dual probe digital remote thermometer- perfect for monitoring both the cook temperature of the smoker & the internal temperature of the meat being cooked. i believe they also make a model that connects to your smartphone now. maverick housewares is located in edison, new jersey.    20160818_08100820160818_130619

thermoworks thermopop instant thermometer– game changer as far as ensuring your meat is not over or undercooked. high level of accuracy, reasonably priced, based in salt lake city, utah.