Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

A Guide to Offset Barrel Smokers

Nothing establishes your street cred as pit master who means business like an offset barrel smoker, a.k.a. horizontal smoker, pipe smoker, or “stick-burner.”

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Battle of the Hibachis

When it comes to providing maximum grilling efficiency in minimal space, few grills can beat the direct, concentrated, blast-furnace heat of the Japanese-style tabletop grill known in the West as the hibachi.

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The World’s Best Hot Dog

This is a true story. My grandfather, Sam Raichlen (known to all by his nickname “Dear”), loved food like a man possessed. His last food request was for a hot dog—but no ordinary dog. See his “Dear” dog recipe.

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A Creamy Co-Star to Share

I suggest we get rid of the term “side dish” and talk about “co-stars.” A first-rate barbecue dinner requires that equal care and skill be given to everything that is served with the meat.

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Science of the Smoke Ring

Ever wonder how to create that killer smoke ring? You’ll find the answer within the science of the meat itself.

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Recipes and Crowd Favorites


From the BBQ Blog

Food Dude: Thomas Keller

Welcome to our latest series on barbecuebible.com—Food Dudes—featuring interviews with the movers and shakers of the food world, excerpted from Man Made Meals: The Essential Cookbook for Guys. Up first: überchef Thomas Keller. He is the author of five cookbooks, most recently the #1 New York Times bestseller Bouchon Bakery. The full text can be found in Man...

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A Guide to Offset Barrel Smokers

Battle of the Hibachis

The World’s Best Hot Dog



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