Brisket fat side up on smoker

Should You Cook Brisket Fat Side Up or Down?

There are some topics in the world of barbecue that have never really been put to bed. Whether to cook your brisket fat side up or down is one of them. If you are new to barbecuing, this may be a burning question that you have not been brave enough to ask o...
Barbecue pork rub for ribs or pulled pork

Barbecue Pork Rub Recipe

Confession time. When I'm doing pork ribs or pulled pork I normally just grab a store bought rub from the pantry. I'm especially partial to Plowboys Yardbird Rub for any kind of pork. But there is no reason why you can't make your own pork rub at home and s...
How to control temperature on 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 charcoal smoker only to end up wasting perfectly good meat because they didn't...
Best charcoal smokers

The best charcoal smokers for 2018

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 the more interactive nature, and the fact is requires a little bit of skill to work with. While we all...
best kamado grills

Best Kamado Grills For 2018

In most cases buying a versatile grill means you're going to be giving up something. Luckily this isn't the case with Kamado grills. These charcoal fueled grill / smoker hybrids go back over 3,000 years. Usually made with ceramic, these grills offer s...
Mop sauce recipes

6 Mop Sauce Recipes to Give Your BBQ the Edge

A good mop sauce is like having your own barbecue secret weapon. Unlike barbecue sauce, which is applied for all to see after the meat is done, the mop sauce is applied at intervals as the meat cooks. It helps keep meat moist and juicy, with rich layers of ...
Best insulated bbq gloves 2017

Best insulated BBQ Gloves guide 2018

Hands up if you've ever tried to arrange coals, handle food or rearrange logs with a regular pair of cloth oven mitts you found in a kitchen drawer. If you're like me and were dumb enough to try this, chances are you burnt your hands to hell (and probably p...
Best electric smokers

The Best Electric Smokers for 2018

So you want to smoke meat, but sitting out in the rain tending a fire doesn't sound like fun to you? Electric smokers are the perfect choice if you want a set it and forget it approach. Most electric smokers are super simple to use and great for beginner...
best barbecue side dishes

15 Best Barbecue Side Dishes

A tasty side dish is well worth the extra few minutes it takes to prepare. Without stealing the show, a great side or two will really round out your barbecue, and transform it into a complete meal. But all the thought and effort that goes into cooking your ...