Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

How to Buy A Smoker, Part 2

Now that you’ve identified your own smoker personality and familiarized yourself with the various styles of smokers on the market in How to Buy A Smoker, Part 1, a dedicated smoker is the next step in improving your barbecuing game.

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Sandwiches Hit the Grill!

More popular than ever, nearly every food culture in the world has its own take on sandwiches. My favorite grilled sandwiches—no surprise—feature grilled or smoked components.

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Celebrate National Bratwurst Day!

Bratwurst have become a staple of American cuisine, with grilled brats topping the list of favorite summer foods for many. August 16th is the official National Bratwurst Day – how will YOU be celebrating?

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How to Buy A Smoker, Part 1

If you’d like to take the next step toward grilling enlightenment, fall is a good time to do it. The right smoker for you depends on your experience, goals, budget, and how many people you usually cook for—collectively called your smoker personality.

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Breakfast Moves to the Grill

One of the great pleasures in life for an early riser is to watch the sun rise with a cup of coffee in hand and a gentle curl of smoke rising from the grill or smoker. A peaceful grill session free from distraction is a wonderful way to start your day. Try it for yourself with these recipes.

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How to Buy A Smoker, Part 2

If you own a charcoal grill with a tight-fitting lid, you already have a smoker. Simply set it up for indirect grilling, add wood chips or chunks to the coals, and you’re in business. (If you own a gas grill, you can add subtle smoke flavor to your food by using a smoking pouch or smoking box, but the grill’s...

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Sandwiches Hit the Grill

Celebrate National Bratwurst Day!

How to Buy A Smoker, Part 1



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