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Pick Up Your Essential Best of Barbecue Grill Cleaning Tools Today

Pick Up Your Essential Best of Barbecue Grill Cleaning Tools Today

Cleaning your grill is an essential task. Not only will keeping your grill clean affect how safe it is to use your grill, but it will also change the taste of the food you produce. Think about it this way: You would never cook dinner on a frying pan caked with bits of charred food! Follow the same method of thinking with your grill. Luckily Steven Raichlen has 3 affordable products that will make cleaning your grill feel less like a chore. 1. ULTIMATE GRILL...

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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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A Gazeteer of the World’s Great Grills

A Gazeteer of the World’s Great Grills

As we draw closer to the release of my next book, Project Fire, I'm honored to share with you a sneak peek of its content. This is no ordinary preview chapter, however, as it is an exclusive piece of content that we retrieved from the cutting room floor to share with our blog readers. Think of this as an encyclopedia of grills from Planet Barbecue, and a reference point for you to use as inspiration in your grilling journey. When you come across these grills, be sure to share with me on Facebook, Twitter and the Board. Asado al disco: A Chilean grill formed from the disks of a harrow. OK, cooking on it is more like stir-frying than grilling, but don’t tell that to a local. Caja China: The...

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Make 2018 Your Best Year With 12 New BBQ Products

Make 2018 Your Best Year With 12 New BBQ Products

Did you know that one of the best barbecue stores on the planet resides quietly on my website, barbecuebible.com? It’s true. For several years, my staff and I have vetted the many hundreds of products that come our way and placed the worthy ones on our virtual shelves. You’ll find everything from the latest barbecue accessories (including grills and smokers) to hard-to-find provisions and specialty foods: the Alaskan spruce salt that’s incredible on beef; Vermont Maple Sriracha Hot Sauce; authentic bomba rice for grilled paella; and much, much more. To celebrate the new year and its possibilities,...

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Come Out of the Cold: Recipes for Electric Smokers

Come Out of the Cold: Recipes for Electric Smokers

There are a lot of lingering stereotypes in the world of barbecue. There’s still a perception that bona fide pit masters have to have a beard, a beer belly, brawn, and a hella big offset smoker out by the woodpile pumping out clouds of blue smoke day and night. Another pervasive misconception is that barbecuing low and slow should be hard work. Which is why electric smokers are often criticized for being “too easy.” Let me tell you something:...

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Ready Your Charcoal Faster with FiAir

Ready Your Charcoal Faster with FiAir

This post is brought to you by FiAir, which provided advertising support. For charcoal grill owners, the necessary first step for any grill session (and on every favorite recipe) is to light the charcoal. . . and then wait. Wait for the ideal glowing coals that finish perfectly white, their delicious smoky scent wafting through the air. If you're like us, the wait time leaves you wishing for a magical instrument you could use to speed...

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