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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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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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Buying a Smoker: What’s Your Type?

Buying a Smoker: What’s Your Type?

May is National Barbecue Month, a prelude to the annual frenzy of outdoor cooking that officially kicks off Memorial Day weekend. Nearly half of American adults surveyed by the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA) plan to acquire a new grill or smoker in 2016. (That’s all?) If you’re one of them, read on: Starting with smokers, here’s Part 1 of a multi-part series on how to make an informed—not impulsive—purchase that will give you years of great grilling and eating and great times. There are more than a...

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Project Smoke Sweepstakes

Project Smoke Sweepstakes

The past year has been a busy one around the BarbecueBible.com offices. Between the upcoming release of Season 2 of Project Smoke in just a few short weeks, and the Project Smoke book hitting bookstores this week, we haven't had much free time on our hands. Now that we have a moment to relax, we want to celebrate the release of Project Smoke in style! We've teamed up with two sponsors of the TV show, Yoder Smokers and GrillGrate, to bring one winner an amazing Project...

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Spring Cleaning Your Smoker

Spring Cleaning Your Smoker

There are people on Planet Barbecue who wouldn’t dream of cooking in an oven crusted with carbonized grease and spills, but who persist in calling the same detritus “seasoning” when cooking outdoors on their smokers or grills. No. Just say no. By-products of the smoking process—tar, creosote, soot, and so on—can accumulate to the point where they flake off on your food. Annual maintenance needn’t be a chore if you have the right equipment, not to mention some tunes and an adult beverage....

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How to Build a Smokehouse

How to Build a Smokehouse

In October 2014 we showed you a home-built wooden smokehouse. (Here’s a photo of me next to mine.) To make an even more permanent structure—and commitment to the art of smoking—cinder blocks are the way to go. The very affordable Build a Smokehouse book offers the most complete instructions I know for building a cinderblock smokehouse. Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite. –Steven Permanent smokehouses can be made of stone, logs, concrete, or wooden framing members, and should...

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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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The Smokers of Project Smoke, Season 1

The Smokers of Project Smoke, Season 1

Playboy (or Playgirl). Maxim. Sports Illustrated. Here at BarbecueBible.com we have our own parade of pinups. They’re called grills and smokers and they inspire the same sort of lust in this community that scantily clad bodies do elsewhere. Many of you have been asking for a complete list of the grills and smokers used on the new Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke TV series on public television (Season 1). (Click here to see where it's airing near you.) These babes are, well, hot. Bradley electric smoker: Jerky. Cheesecake. Deviled eggs. These are just a few of the...

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Buying a Grill or Smoker? 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

Buying a Grill or Smoker? 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

May is National Barbecue Month, a perfect time to establish your barbecue bona fides. Will this be the year you master the porterhouse? Make your own home-cured bacon or pastrami? Nail a competition-quality brisket? It’s also the time of year to cast a critical eye on your grilling hardware. For some people, that means refurbishing grills that grew sclerotic over the winter. For others—and here I raise my hand—National Barbecue Month gives you license to shop for a new grill or smoker. “Which grill should I buy?”...

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A Guide to Vertical Gas/Propane Smokers

A Guide to Vertical Gas/Propane Smokers

A long night spent tending the fires might make you question your decision (not to mention your sanity) to go old-school—it sure seemed a good idea when you bought that wood- or charcoal-burning offset barrel smoker. Hey, what’s so wrong with the “set it and forget it” philosophy, you wonder as you grope to silence your 2 a.m. alarm? If you desire a less demanding mistress (or a good night’s sleep) and have a couple hundred dollars to spend, consider a propane-fueled vertical...

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