Guide to wrapping brisket

You can’t call yourself a true backyard pitmaster until you have mastered brisket. The only problem is that brisket is notoriously difficult to master for many reasons. There are plenty of things that can go wrong. But, when you get it right it is a thing o...
Barbecue around the world

Barbecue around the world

When people tend to think about different barbecue styles, they tend to think about Memphis vs. Texas styles. Many people don’t consider that there is a world of barbecue and grilling styles out there to enjoy. In this guide we look at 3 of the post popular...
American barbecue styles

Top 5 Regional American barbecue styles

There may be nothing in the culinary world more debated than barbecue. Heck, people can’t even seem to agree on how to spell it. Is it barbecue, barbeque, bar-b-q, or maybe just three letters – BBQ? To some, barbecue means hot dogs and hamburgers flame g...
Best gas grills

Best gas grills for 2018

Gas grills are by far the most common type of grill found in backyards around the world. And for good reason. The combination of speed (as in how long it takes before you're cooking), easy temperature control and versatility makes them a great choice. ...
Everything you need to know about boston butts

Everything You Need to Know About Boston Butts

What is Boston Butt? If you are planning to make pulled pork, you’ll most likely be on the hunt for a cut of meat known as the “Boston butt”. This is what most recipes will recommend you use. However, there is confusion about what exactly a Boston butt i...
Setting up charcoal grill for smoking

How to setup a Kettle charcoal grill for smoking

I love my kettle grill. Like, a lot. I own six different types of grills and smokers, but if I ever had to choose just one grill for life, it would definitely be my faithful kettle. The kettle grill is able to quickly cook the standard backyard foods like b...
best charcoal grills

Best charcoal grills for 2018

There's something about cooking with charcoal that can't be beat. Maybe it's the authentic taste of food cooked outdoors over hot coals, or the interactive cooking experience that brings you back to simpler times. While charcoal grilling does take a litt...
Competition style pork ribs

How to smoke competition style pork ribs

The ability to cook tasty ribs is a skill that can give you legendary status amongst your friends and family. Riding high on the praise of your loved ones, you may think you are ready to step it up and test out your skills at your nearest barbecue comp. But...
Best instant read thermometers

Best instant read thermometers for 2018

Here's a secret you wouldn't know from watching celebrity pit masters cooking on TV. Everyone who takes barbecue and grilling half seriously uses a thermometer. Two identical looking steaks sitting side by side on the grill can cook at different rates. Even...