Guide to curing salts

Ultimate guide to curing salts

Curing salts may seem like a very specialized subject. But once you get a taste for smoking, then curing your own bacon or prosciutto is a natural progression. The ability to make your own delicious pastrami, country style ham or corned beef from scratch is de...
How to get a good bark when you smoke

How to get a good bark when smoking meat

There's no denying that eating barbecue is a sensory experience. The smell as it comes off the pit, and the sight of the smoke ring as you slice into it are part of what makes this hobby so satisfying. The bark is an integral part of this experience. A flav...
How to setup a gas grill for smoking

How to smoke on a gas grill

By: Jeff Hillyard Like many of you, I first learned how to smoke meat on a basic gas grill. I used it to smoke foods like ribs, chicken, and even Boston butt. It was all I had, and at the time it was perfect. Is it easy to smoke on a gas grill? The short...
Reuse old charcoal

Can You Reuse Charcoal for Smoking?

I have no shame admitting that if there is a chance to save a dollar or two, I’ll take it. But penny pinching at the expense of the quality of my barbecue is where I draw the line. Here’s the conundrum— reusing your charcoal will save you some cash, but wil...
Using meat injector for smoking

Complete guide to injecting meat for smoking

To inject, or not to inject. That is the question. OK that might be getting a bit too philosophical, but it's a valid question. And if you watch a lot of TV shows like BBQ Pitmasters you could be excused for thinking that injecting your meat is an essential pa...
Cold weather smoking tips

7 Practical Cold Weather Smoking Tips

So, it’s miserable outside. Cold, blowy and bleak. However, I’m sure you’d agree that there could be no better time to hoe into some succulent pulled pork or brisket. Once you've managed to whip up the courage to brave the cold, actually smoking in extreme ...
Davy Crockett Pellet Grill Review

Davy Crockett pellet grill review

Pretty much all pellet grills on the market focus on one two key features. Versatility and convenience. That makes them great all around grills, but you definitely wouldn't consider them portable. For one, you need to have a source of electricity to plug th...
Barbecue brisket checklist

Barbecue brisket [checklist]

Mastering barbecue brisket is a badge of honor for the home pit master. It's not about finding the perfect recipe either. By learning the right process and using simple but quality ingredients you'll be setting yourself up for success. We created this 6-ste...
Best grill smoker combos

Best grill smoker combos

If you're serious about barbecue you should probably buy a dedicated smoker. Pound for pound it's hard to beat a smoker that's designed to do one thing well like the Weber Smokey Mountain. For many of us, having a separate smoker and grill just isn't an opt...