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Grilla Grills: New Design on a Pellet Grill

Grilla Grills: New Design on a Pellet Grill

This blog post is brought to you by Grilla Grills, which provided advertising support. According to "Grilla Lore" the designers of this uniquely-constructed product sought to create a pellet grill "that stands apart, literally, from the crowd." And so they have. With the advent of the vertical Grilla Wood Pellet Grill, the team at Grilla Grills has quite literally turned smoking on its head. The grill itself functions similarly to other pellet...

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Camp Chef Pellet Grills and Smokers

Camp Chef Pellet Grills and Smokers

This blog post is brought to you by Camp Chef, which provided advertising support. We have not covered gas smokers on the blog in depth, but when we have canvased the topic, Camp Chef’s 24-inch Smoke Vault has continually proven to be a popular item among our readers. And we would be remiss in attempting to list the various types of smokers without discussing the advantages of gas smokers and the Smoke Vault. All this to say, if you are a fan...

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Grilling with REC TEC Pellet Grills

Grilling with REC TEC Pellet Grills

This blog post is brought to you by REC TEC Grills, who provided advertising support. As the grilling industry continues to evolve, we see more and more control and accuracy from temperature gauges. The Smart Grill Technology controller on the REC TEC Wood Pellet Grill can help you maintain precise temperature from 180ºF to 500ºF in 5º increments. This flexibility allows you to carefully choose the temperature you want to use on various cuts of meat and vegetables....

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Pellet Grills: Convenience, Control, and WiFi

Pellet Grills: Convenience, Control, and WiFi

This blog post is brought to you with support from our sponsor, Green Mountain Grills, who provided advertising support. When I wrote the Barbecue Bible in the mid-1990s, there was no such thing as a pellet grill. There were charcoal grills, wood-burning grills, and gas grills. And when pellet grills finally appeared on my radar, I admit I was a bit dismissive of them. “Too easy,” I thought to myself. Barbecue is supposed to be hard work....

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The Smokers and Grills of Project Smoke, Season 2

The Smokers and Grills of Project Smoke, Season 2

Since Season 2 of Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke began airing in late May on American Public Television, we’ve been inundated with requests for information about the smokers and grills we used on the show. We’re very proud of this gallery, folks. Yeah, it’s sort of like going to barbecue heaven. Bradley Electric Smoker: Smoked Chocolate Bread Pudding. Shrimp and Corn Chowder. Tangerine Flans. These are just a few of the dishes we smoked in this incredibly versatile electric smoker designed and manufactured by the Bradley family...

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Crash Course: The 6 Major Types of Grills

Crash Course: The 6 Major Types of Grills

There are many ways you could categorize the world’s dozens, perhaps hundreds, of different grills. You could group them by fuel, for example: charcoal grills, wood-burning grills, gas grills. You could organize them by region of origin—the grills of South America, for example, or Southeast Asia. But the most useful way, from a griller’s point of view, is by the configuration of the fire and where to place the food for cooking. This is what determines at what temperature and how quickly the food will grill. Understanding and controlling these variables goes a long way toward determining your success as a grill master. Open Grill The simplest of all grills: a metal or stone box with the burning charcoal, wood,...

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A Crash Course on Gas Grills

A Crash Course on Gas Grills

In North America, gas is king. Developed by utility companies, gas grills hit the barbecue scene in the 1950s. Today, almost 70 percent of American families use gas grills. There are two types of gas grill: those that burn natural gas, a fossil fuel based primarily on methane, and those that burn propane, a refined petroleum product comprised of hydrogen and carbon. So why grill with gas? In a word—convenience. The convenience of push-button ignition. The convenience of turn-of-a-dial...

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Crash Course on Grilling: The Anatomy of a Grill

Crash Course on Grilling: The Anatomy of a Grill

We’re pleased to introduce a new blog series on BarbecueBible.com: Barbecue University™. Every few weeks we’ll give you a crash course on a particular aspect of grilling, from essential gear and fuels to the indispensable techniques. Up this week: The Anatomy of a Grill. Master it and you’ll make more informed decisions when buying and using your grill. Travel Planet Barbecue with me and you’ll find grills of every size, shape, and design. Despite this incredible diversity, all grills share similar...

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Smokin’ Accessories for the Pit Barrel Cooker

Smokin’ Accessories for the Pit Barrel Cooker

The Pit Barrel Cooker keeps on smokin', gaining popularity in the months since we posted a blog story about founder Noah Glanville and his product last January. Thousands of you have viewed that post, and we’ve heard from many who have grown to love the PBC as much as we do. The product is unique because of its features (for example, it doesn’t have a drip pan), its size (30-gallon, smaller than the typical 55), and its affordability ($299 including...

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Where Did Kamado Grills Come From?

Where Did Kamado Grills Come From?

Illustration on the left by Trudy Michels, Studio Michels. I met Jeroen Hazebroek ten years ago at a trade fair in Cologne. He impressed me by both his knowledge of kamado cookers and the lusciousness of the food he cooked on them. He’s just written a terrific new book on kamados, Hot Coals, available in his native Dutch and English. I asked Jeroen to share a blog post with us on the history of this singular and eminently versatile cooker. –Steven The use of ceramic grills or kamados is exploding...

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