Best charcoal smokers

The best charcoal smokers for 2017

People love to brag about cooking with charcoal. You've got to admit, there's a certain amount of romance with firing up the charcoal smoker. Maybe its because of the more interactive nature, and the fact is requires a little bit of skill to work with. W...
Smoke hollow gas smoker review

Smoke Hollow Gas Smoker Review

If you need to cook for a hungry crowd often, getting a smoker that can fit enough food can be costly. Some of the larger pellet and charcoal options can easily end up costing you over $1000. That's where gas smokers come in. This relatively affordable styl...
Control temperature on your charcoal smoker

How to Control Temperature on Your Charcoal Smoker

For those of us who still cook with charcoal, temperature control is one of the most fundamental skills we need to master. Many an amateur pit master has fired up their brand new smoker only to end up wasting perfectly good meat because they didn't know how co...
Traeger junior elite review

Traeger Junior Elite Review

When it comes to pellet grills Traeger used to set the standard. It's hard to believe now, but just back in 2008 Traeger was one of only two companies selling pellet style smokers. Nine years later and we're a bit spoiled for choice. With so many decent opt...
How to use a charcoal chimney starter

How to Use a Charcoal Chimney Starter

So you've bought yourself a charcoal smoker, got your food ready to go and the only thing left is to fire up the coals. Should be pretty straight forward, right? Yet so many people trip up here before they even get out of the gate. To get the coals lit q...
Camp chef smoke vault review

Camp Chef Smoke Vault Review

With an eye catching 'bank safe' design and low price point the Smoke Vault from Camp Chef is one of the most popular gas smokers on the market. The combination of affordability and simplicity to operate convinced us to name this the best all around pick in...
Smoking your first pork butt

Smoking your first pork butt

Let's be honest. As amateur pit masters we love to obsess about every little detail. This often ends up making everything more complicated that it needs to be. Especially if you're just getting into smoking meat, the last thing you need is to be worrying ab...
Thermoworks Smoke bbq thermometer review

Thermoworks Smoke Thermometer Review

The barbecue thermometer market hasn't been very interesting for a while now. If you wanted a decent wireless thermometer you went with a Maverick ET-733. If you were a bit more adventurous and wanted to view your smoker temperatures on your phone then you wou...
Best pellet smokers for 2017

The best pellet smokers for 2017

If you're looking for a versatile, simple to use cooker then you should seriously consider a pellet smoker. While you won't win any points with the old fashioned traditional pit masters, the ability to effortlessly produce excellent barbecue has made pellet...
Best barbecue books

The best barbecue books

There's no way around it. Barbecue is a very time consuming hoby. But so long as you've got your temperature under control and your thermometers setup you might as well take advantage of that down time. And what better way to whittle away the hours waiting ...