Category Archives: Smoking & BBQ 101

How to Setup a Charcoal Grill As A Smoker

Although a dedicated smoker is a nice thing to have, it is not really necessary.  Although less convenient, you can use just about any charcoal grill as a smoker, as long as you can effectively regulate the air flow with … Continue reading

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Piggy Parts: Cuts of Ribs in America

Do you know your piggy parts? Ribs are ribs, right? Can you tell your spare ribs from your St. Louis cut? Not all ribs are the same and their culinary contributions can vary. If you are little confused, let me … Continue reading

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Prepare Your Cooker

Prepare Your Cooker Knowing how to prepare your cooker is critical to your success. Don’t just dump lit charcoal into your pit & cook your meat above. I highly recommend you prepare your cooker for indirect cooking. Regardless of your … Continue reading

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About Pits & Cooking Temps

Smoking & Barbecue 101: The Fundamentals If you are a BBQ newbie considering the purchase of a cheap offset smoker, or are about to use it for the first time, read this whole page and be sure to carefully read … Continue reading

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Safety First!

Smoking & Barbecue 101: The Fundamentals Don’t let your lust for luscious flavors get in the way of safety: Safety First! My dad was a professional firefighter for 25 years in a metropolitan area. As a kid, I grew up … Continue reading

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