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What’s New in Best of Barbecue

What’s New in Best of Barbecue

Some of you (actually, I hope most of you) know my Best of Barbecue products. In the last ten years we’ve developed more than 100 grilling tools, fuels, and flavors. Tools like the Lumatong (lighted tongs so you can see what you’re grilling at night); Grill Hoe (for configuring your charcoal); and the Ultimate Grill Brush (yeah, the super macho long-handled brush you see me use on Primal Grill.) Grilling fuels, ranging from fragrant Olive Wood Chunks to cabernet-scented Wine Barrel Staves. Big flavored rubs and barbecue sauces that run the gamut from coffee-flavored Java Rub (awesome on brisket)...

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The 6 Indispensable Tools You Need to Rock This Grilling Season Now

The 6 Indispensable Tools You Need to Rock This Grilling Season Now

Tradition holds that Memorial Day marks the start of America’s barbecue season. Tradition hasn’t logged into BarbecueBible.com. In our tribe, everyday is barbecue day, and most of us have been grilling for months (if not nonstop since last Memorial Day). Two months ago, we told you how to spring clean your grill and get it in top working order. Today, we’ll review the essential tools you need for grilling. Relax. Of the literally hundreds of accessories and gadgets on the market,...

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Under the Hood

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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10 Tools You Need for Father’s Day

10 Tools You Need for Father’s Day

No, you don’t need a self-turning hotdog rack. No, you don’t need a barbecue fork meat thermometer. (You don’t need a barbecue fork period—avoid the temptation of stabbing your steaks.) No, you don’t need all of the 50 or 60 different grilling utensils you’ll find your local barbecue shop. (Of course, if you want to own 60 utensils, more power to you. I do!) But you do need a basic tool kit to help you build and manage your fire, handle your food, and tell when it’s...

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HPBA PART 2

PART 2: WHAT'S NEW IN THE WORLD OF BARBECUE? Steven visited the annual Hearth and Patio Barbecue Association show in Atlanta, Georgia, a few weeks ago. We posted photos of some of the new grills he saw in Part 1. Here, he introduces you to the grilling accessories that intrigued him. Above is an accessory that turns your kettle grill into a charcoal-burning pizza oven. Insta-Fire, a powdered charcoal igniter. See it in action below. ...

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Ella

YOU CAN'T START 'EM TOO YOUNG! Here is the youngest member of the Raichlen grilling family, Ella Francesca, in a generously-sized pair of suede grilling gloves from Steven's Best of Barbecue line. Don't worry--we're not letting her near the chimney starter! Buy your protective gloves here: Grilling Gloves

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WINTER GRILLING

WINTER GRILLING Just in time for winter grilling! Steven's Best of Barbecue grilling accessories are now available in Canada at the mega-Internet retailer Amazon.com. To see Steven's entire line, go to: Cool Tools

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Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions So how does Steven keep coming up with those new tools, fuels, and accessories for the Best of Barbecue line? Here's a recent planning session at The Companion Group headquarters in Emeryville, California. Seated in the center is Companion Group president Chuck Adams with designer Cory Borovika. Chuck and Steven relax in front of our "Wall of Flame." A few of the products on the drawing board for the 2009 line include...

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Barbecue Show

The Barbecue Show Last week, Steven met Chuck Adams (right) of The Companion Group, at the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Show in Reno, Nevada. The purpose: to present the new products in the 2007 Best of Barbecue line. And we've got some killer stuff coming out. Three new sauces: Cherry Lager Barbecue Sauce, Cabernet Barbecue Sauce, and our first ever Steak Sauce. Several new rubs, including a wasabi rub that's dynamite with grilled tuna and...

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The BBQ Bus Rides On

The Barbecue Bus Rides Again! The final stop on Steven's June bus tour was Rockefeller Center in New York City, where Steven made an appearance on Weekend Today. Here he shows Today host Lester Holt how to use long handled spring loaded tongs to do everything from oiling the grate to turning the meat. The emphasis of the segment was tools and techniques. In this shot, Steven demonstrates how to test the doneness of barbecued chicken using...

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