Newsletter Archive

Host A Safe Labor Day Cook-Out With Hot Dogs And Brats

Of course, this is the first Labor Day being celebrated in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, meaning certain precautions will have to be taken to ensure you and your friends and family remain safe. We’ve also rounded up some tips for a socially distanced barbecue.

Sweet Corn Around The World + Grilled Mahi Mahi

Are you ready for your sweet corn epiphany? Just in time for Labor Day, here are 10 globally inspired ideas for taking this year’s crop over the top.

One of the Most Versatile Cuts of Meat You Can Grill or Smoke

A pork loin roast—especially a boneless one—is one of the most versatile cuts of meat you can grill or smoke. It’s also relatively inexpensive, and in our experience, has been plentiful even as other meats have become scarce or pricy in the wake of the Covid pandemic. Here are a few of the many ways it can be prepared.

9 Recipes to Grill or Smoke in August + The Black Contribution To American Barbecue

Of course, summer’s not done yet! There’s plenty to look forward to in August, from sun-ripened tomatoes to just-picked sweet corn, Hatch chiles, summer squash, and new potatoes. If you don’t tend a vegetable garden, please support your local farmers’ markets. Now fire up your grills and smokers!

ENTER NOW! High-Tech Indoor And Outdoor Grilling Sweepstakes

We partnered with some of our friends to bring you a sweepstakes that will help you take control of the entire cook and celebrate the ease of use and fabulous flavors to be found using a pellet grill outdoors or a griddle grill indoors! Enter our sweepstakes today!

Smoke-Braising: Our New Favorite Technique + What’s YOUR Favorite Method of Live Fire Cooking?

Braising outdoors not only keeps your summer kitchen cool, it gives you the option of seasoning your dish with fragrant wood smoke. We like the technique so much, we call it “smoke-braising.”

Spare Ribs > Baby Backs. Do You Agree?

To politics and religion—topics not to be discussed in polite company—you might want to add barbecued pork ribs.

On the other hand, if you want to stir up a little trouble, announce your preference for spare ribs over baby backs. Then wait for it. Boom!

Introducing Steven’s Wood Chips and Wood Chunks! + Knives We Love from Shun Cutlery

It’s our pleasure to announce the latest addition to Steven’s line of barbecue products: Barbecue Essentials Wood Chips and Chunks. They will add incomparable flavor and authenticity to your next grilled or smoked meal.

8 Recipes You’ll Want To Grill Or Smoke In July

Mid-summer is the perfect time to get out of the kitchen. Instead, take the party outdoors. Burnish your grilling and smoking skills by adding new recipes to your repertoire. Here are eight recipes that showcase seasonal fruit and vegetables while demonstrating what a difference wood smoke makes!

7 BBQ Side Dishes for Your July 4th Barbecue + How to Grill Scallops

Still planning a menu for your upcoming Fourth of July get-together? If you’re hosting an old-fashioned all-American barbecue with a big hunk o’ meat (or even hamburgers and hot dogs), you’re gonna need side dishes. Here, we’ve assembled some of our favorites. Have a happy and safe holiday!

10 Best Ribs Recipes For The Grill And Smoker Across America

Everyone knows that Independence Day (July 4) is the anniversary of the formal declaration of independence of the U.S.A. from Britain. But did you know that July 4th is also National Barbecue Ribs Day? Yes! Two compelling reasons to celebrate. And we want you to do it with vigor.

Here are ten of our favorite rib recipes from Steven’s books. 

Testing the Snake Method + Enter For A Chance To Win The Summer Kickoff Sweepstakes

Steve Nestor tests the snake method to see if it can be utilized for a low and slow cook of a whole 14-pound brisket in the kettle grill.