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The Coolest Grills 2013

The Coolest Grills 2013

It’s a rough job, as the saying goes, but someone has to do it: Traveling Planet Barbecue on the lookout for amazing new grills, heart-stoppingly delectable dishes, and restaurants worth making a special trip for. In the next two weeks, I’ll be blogging here on Barbecue! Bible and writing for the Huffington Post about some the most memorable barbecue experiences I had in 2013. So spread the word, and as always, tell us about your best barbecue experiences in the year we’re about to say goodbye to. And now, Raichlen’s Coolest Grills of 2013. First, let...

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2013 Barbecuers’ Holiday Gift Guide

2013 Barbecuers’ Holiday Gift Guide

We know. You haven’t even bought your Thanksgiving turkey yet. But Black Friday starts even earlier this year (one giant retailer will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening) and that means only one thing: the holidays are here for real. Which brings us to our annual Barbecue! Bible gift guide—a compilation of cool fuels, tools, and seasonings for the favorite barbecuer or griller in your life. Permission granted to print it out and distribute it to people who might need gift ideas for you. Rib Rack: Full racks of baby backs or spare ribs...

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The Grills of Barbecue University

The Grills of Barbecue University

It’s grills gone wild at Barbecue University™, the intense hands-on workshop I teach every year at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado. Our students often get weak-kneed when surveying our scorching collection of more three dozen grills and smokers for the first time. Hell, even I get excited when I see the new collection of grills and smokers reunited on the impossibly scenic terrace that serves as our outdoor classroom/burn area. (And I’ve been running BBQ U for 15 years!) This must be what Jay Leno feels like when he’s alone with...

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Tools of the Trade: Hasty-Bake

Tools of the Trade: Hasty-Bake

We’re starting a new series in which we look at American and international barbecue grills and smokers. In the annals of American barbecue grills, the Oklahoma-built Hasty-Bake is one of the most singular cookers ever built. The design has changed little from the days when Grant Hastings first founded the company in 1948: an adjustable charcoal shelf beneath a glass-fronted firebox. This enables you to cook at high heat, low heat, and everywhere...

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GRILLERY PART 1

PART 1: BEHIND THE SCENES AT GRILLWORKS Have you ever dreamed of creating the ultimate grill? That's what Ben Eisendrath does for a living. Ben is the owner and creative force behind one of the nation's premier grill manufacturers: Grillworks, the company that created the Grillery, a wood-burning grill with a flywheel for raising and lowering the grill grate, and V-shaped grill bars to channel off fat. We've featured this grill often on Primal...

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PART 2 GRILLS OF BBQU

PART 2 - PIN-UP PHOTOS: THE GRILLS OF BBQ U The tease continues... More photos of the more than three dozen grills at Barbecue University, which concluded last week. (Dates will soon be announced for next year's sessions, so stay tuned.) Above is pictured the Horizon "Marshall" offset barrel smoker, now well-seasoned and brisket-ready. Traeger's Lil' Tex Elite pellet grill can smoke, grill, bake, roast, barbecue (low and slow), or braise....

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GRILLS OF BBQ U

PART 1 - OUR PIN-UP BLOG: THE GRILLS OF BBQ U" Let Letterman collect cars. Here at BBQ U, we collect grills. More than three dozen, to be precise, from relatively inexpensive hibachis to an $18k stainless steel "super grill". Pictured are a few of our favorites, and what we used them for at our most recent session at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Above is the Fire Magic E1060 featuring a remote control lid, a space-age viewing window,...

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HPBA SHOW 2012

PART 1: WHAT'S NEW IN THE WORLD OF BARBECUE? Steven recently attended the annual HPBA (Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association) Show in Atlanta, Georgia. Here are some of the grills that caught his eye among the ones being shown by 400 exhibitors. Above is the Cook-Air wood-burning grill from Canada. This small portable grill puts out bigger-than-life flavors thanks to a battery-powered blower mechanism that enables it to reach searingly hot temperatures...

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RUEBEN’S GRILL

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Our friend Rueben Olivas, an active barbecue blogger and firefighter on Guam, recently indulged himself by ordering an authentic Santa Maria-style grill, a first among Guamanian grillers. Rueben is actually a Santa Maria, California, native, so knows a thing or two about these nifty grills with their fly-wheel controlled grill grates. We're guessing he knows his way around tri-tips, too, a specialty of the Santa Maria Valley...

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COOL GRILL

WORLD'S COOLEST GRILL Gas or charcoal goes the old debate. For my money, nothing beats wood. And one of the world's coolest wood-burning grills is made by my friend Klaus Marx in Saarbruken, Germany. (You can read more about Klaus on page 221 in Planet Barbecue.) The grill is called a Schwenkbraten (a "swinging grill"), and its genius lies in its swinging, spinning grill grate which evens out the hot and cool spots when cooking with a fuel as...

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