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Relax: Here’s The Only Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe You Need In Your Life

Relax: Here’s The Only Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe You Need In Your Life

Let’s cut to the chase: You want a turkey recipe for Thanksgiving that will wow your guests year after year. Stop. You can abandon that exhausting, confusing, relentless search through magazines, newspapers, or the suck-you-in internet. Seriously, this is the ONE. This bourbon- and maple-brined turkey is unbeatable. Hands-down, it’s our favorite turkey recipe. Independently, Steven and I have been making it for Thanksgiving for years to...

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Gift the Taste of Texas This Holiday Season

Gift the Taste of Texas This Holiday Season

This post is brought to you by Southside Market & Barbeque, which provided advertising support. If you’re anything like us, your holiday to-do list is already a mile long. With a calendar full of parties to attend, boxes of decorations to hang, and desserts to bake for school and work, it’s hard to find time to complete one of the trickier items on your list: shopping for gifts. We may not be able to trim the tree or bake your...

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Enter for a Chance to Win the 2018 Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast Sweepstakes

Enter for a Chance to Win the 2018 Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast Sweepstakes

Thanksgiving is a holiday to reconnect with family and friends, to spend quality time together watching football and making merry. And the cornerstone of the holiday, which brings us together every year: The table piled high with food. Sausage stuffing, pies, sweet potatoes and more will grace our tables this year. And at the center of the feast, a mouthwatering turkey smoked to perfection. To help you host the best possible Thanksgiving feast, our friends have helped us bring together the ultimate...

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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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A Man and His Smokehouse

A Man and His Smokehouse

I love this photo. The monochromatic colors of the landscape, the leafless aspens, the shadow of the mountains, the improvised work table, and of course, the rustic smokehouse. I can only imagine the delicacies that will emerge from the billowing wood smoke. Built by my food-obsessed friend Vladi Ulrych near his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, it is similar to the one I erected a few years ago while developing recipes for my book Project Smoke. I met Vladi over a decade ago when we debuted...

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Watch Steven Smoke Seafood to Perfection

Watch Steven Smoke Seafood to Perfection

If you've been following our blog lately, you know that we've been compiling recipes and tips to help you take advantage of October's spectacular food holidays. National Pizza Month brought out our frugal side, while National Pork Month and National Sausage Month had us reexamining our most popular recipes and keeping it fresh with new twists on the classics. In honor of National Seafood Month this October, we'd rather watch the recipes come to life than read about them. Words...

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Save Money: Make Your Friday Night Pizza at Home

Save Money: Make Your Friday Night Pizza at Home

It will come as no surprise to our readers that October contains another food holiday perfect for grillers: National Pizza Month. We're putting our own spin on this holiday, to push ourselves to make our own pizza at home rather than order our traditional Friday night pies delivered! Not only will homemade pizza be fresher and better tasting, it will also save you money. Get started with the recipes and tips below to really make the most of this...

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Steak and Potatoes: First Up, Tomahawks and Hasselbacks

Steak and Potatoes: First Up, Tomahawks and Hasselbacks

Welcome to the first installment of “Steak and Potatoes,” a new series by BarbecueBible.com celebrating the beautiful, enduring relationship on the plate of carnivores’ favorite meat and that humble starch, the potato. Yes, steak—especially one of the generously marbled, more tender cuts—qualifies as a financial indulgence, but not when compared to what you’d spend at a high-end steakhouse. It can almost be considered economical to prepare...

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Think Outside the Casing: 5 Sausage Recipes to Try Now

Think Outside the Casing: 5 Sausage Recipes to Try Now

Continuing on our recent blog theme exploring food holidays, we're diving into our archive of sausage recipes in honor of National Sausage Month. Traditionally, sausage is grilled in link form, deliciously crisped and heated to perfection over the flames, served in a fresh bun. But this October, we encourage you to celebrate this food holiday by trying something new—think outside the casing and re-imagine sausage on your grill. To help you experiment with different ways to cook sausage, we’ve compiled BarbecueBible.com‘s...

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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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