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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 b...
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...
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— reus...
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 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...
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 ...