Smoked BBQ Source was founded to be an independent resource for anyone looking for information about smoking and grilling.

Unlike a lot of other barbecue websites that sell their own brand of rubs, smokers or memberships, we don’t sell anything.

We are funded by our readers which means if you click a link on one of our pages and buy a product from a 3rd party website, e.g. Amazon, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.

This helps us operate and improve the website, pay our staff and earn a living, but has zero impact on the price you pay.

In relation to this:

Our Mission

The world of barbecue can be confusing, especially for beginners. With thousands of products available across a huge range of price points, it can be overwhelming to know what to buy.

We aim to help you make the best purchase decision by streamlining the research process.

How we recommend products

To help save you time, our small team of dedicated product testers and reviewers conduct exhaustive research to find the best products across a range of categories.

Our buying guides will usually recommend the best overall product in a certain category, as well as a number of other selections that may be better suited to you depending on your needs.

The results of our reviews are based on our objective assessments. While our relationships with various affiliates may influence the products we select to review, they do not change the analysis and opinions of our writers.

We always aim to review products by using them in the real world just like you would.

In some cases we purchase the products ourselves for the purpose of reviewing, sometimes we review products that we have bought for personal use, and sometimes companies send us free products for the purpose of reviewing.

When we have received the product for free, we will always disclose this at the top of the review.

In cases where we are not able to physically use the product, we base our recommendations on extensive research and gathering information from a variety of sources including the manufacturer and other owners.

We will never recommend a product solely for our financial gain,

If you have any questions or would like to contact us please do so via our contact page.