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Temperature Control Necessities for your Backyard

Temperature Control Necessities for your Backyard

Steven Raichlen with Pitmaster BBQ Bob Trudnak of BBQ Guru This post is brought to you by BBQ Guru, which provided advertising support. When setting out to smoke your first brisket, you contemplated the same question all BBQers have faced: “225 degrees for 10 hours in the smoker?? How am I going to stay sane and still monitor the cooking temp all day??” Consider too a large pork shoulder you need to pull off the grill...

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Great Gift Ideas for Grillers: Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Great Gift Ideas for Grillers: Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Once again, we’re proud to present our annual holiday gift guide to make shopping for the barbecue enthusiast on your list stress-free. Everything from stocking stuffers to a slot at Barbecue University is included, just a few of our favorite things, and in all price ranges. Maybe you can use our suggestions to build your own wish list. In any case, happy browsing! Perfect Draft Barbecue Air Blower: As much as we embrace the primal triumvirate of fire, fuel, and food, we often welcome the helping hand of high-tech devices. One of them is the Perfect Draft Barbecue Air Blower, awarded first place this year by the National...

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Our Best-Selling Barbecue Tools, Part 2

Our Best-Selling Barbecue Tools, Part 2

A few weeks ago, we published a list and description of the best-selling equipment in Steven’s popular Best of Barbecue line. Below are more tools you’ll want in your arsenal. Best of Barbecue Meat Shears: Sturdy meat shears of drop-forged stainless steel with riveted handles will make quick work of halving or spatchcocking chicken or game birds and give you years of service. Reasonably priced, they lock for easy storage. Best of Barbecue Kebab Skewers: The problem...

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The Savviest Grillers Are Buying These Tools Now

The Savviest Grillers Are Buying These Tools Now

An artisan always has to own the right tools, and that applies to grillers and pit masters. We presume you, as an avid griller or smoker, already have the basics—a chimney starter, tongs, a grill scraper. What about the tools you don’t have—some of the most popular grilling items from Steven’s “Best of Barbecue” line? Move toward professionalism. In order, here are some of his best-sellers. 1. Galvanized Charcoal and Ash Can: Best case scenario? You would...

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7 Steps to Grilling Nirvana

7 Steps to Grilling Nirvana

Grilling is the world’s oldest and most universal cooking method, practiced in virtually every country and culture on six continents (seven if you consider the cookouts staged by grill-obsessed scientists in Antarctica). Today’s grillers face a staggering number of decisions, from which grill and accessories to buy, to selecting the best fuel and cooking method. (There are actually five different grilling methods, each with its own unique cooking properties. And that’s before you get to specialized grilling techniques, such as plancha grilling and planking.) Of course, you need to know...

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Social Grilling with iBBQ’s Angara Dining Table

Social Grilling with iBBQ’s Angara Dining Table

This post is brought to you by iBBQ, which provided advertising support. If you’ve been watching Project Fire on PBS, no doubt you have seen Steven Raichlen grilling on the gorgeous Angara Maximus. iBBQ’s ingenious grill table is more than the sum of its parts. A sexy outdoor dining table with an innovative gas grill built into it, the Angara represents a movement: Social Grilling™. The experience of grilling as a group while seated around...

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Quality, Sharp Knives Are Key for Grilling Success: Try the New Kai PRO

Quality, Sharp Knives Are Key for Grilling Success: Try the New Kai PRO

This post is brought to you by Kai USA, which provided advertising support. As you’ve heard from us before, knives are an essential component of your grilling arsenal, especially when trying to thinly slice or precisely cut meat. If you’re thinking of upgrading your cutlery, why not go pro? Kai USA recently released a new cutlery series: Kai PRO. They’re NSF Certified and built to stand up to the rigors of a professional...

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Kingsford Launches Smoker Pellets: Authentic Smokehouse Flavor On Your Pellet Grill

Kingsford Launches Smoker Pellets: Authentic Smokehouse Flavor On Your Pellet Grill

This blog is brought you by Kingsford Pellets, which provided advertising support. Using Kingsford Smoker Pellets in your pellet grill adds a smokehouse depth of flavor to any meat or vegetable. Kingsford has brought their 90 years of grilling tradition to a new endeavor: smoker pellets. The pellets are made of 100% natural hardwood, with no added filler woods or artificial flavor oils. By using 100%...

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A Pox on Socks and Ties: Give Dad Gifts He Really Wants

A Pox on Socks and Ties: Give Dad Gifts He Really Wants

12 Grilling Gifts to Show That Special Man How Much You Love Him Why are dads so hard to shop for? We don’t know, but with Father’s Day approaching fast (Sunday, June 17), we’re here to help. For months, we’ve been accumulating ideas in every price range to help you honor Dad on his special day. All are related to grilling and barbecuing, of course. And if you are a Dad and see something you’d like, no one would blame you for dropping hints in advance of the holiday. Project Fire Steven’s latest book in the best-selling Barbecue! Bible series was released...

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Innovative Memphis Wood Fire Grills Change the Pellet Game

Innovative Memphis Wood Fire Grills Change the Pellet Game

Steven’s latest show, Project Fire, is made possible, in part, by the sponsorship of several grill and smoker manufacturers. We receive many emails inquiring about the equipment showcased on the series and want to acquaint you with their individual features. First up is Memphis Wood Fire Grills. This multi-year sponsor of Project Fire and its predecessor, Project Smoke, produces its high-end line of pellet grills/smokers in the U.S....

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