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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grill to Thrill: Cavemanning (Cooking in the Embers)

Grill to Thrill: Cavemanning (Cooking in the Embers)

Some of the best moments in life occur when we’re not completely in control. Zip-lining. Falling in love. Live-fire cooking. As an industry, grilling and barbecuing seem to be moving toward the “set it and forget it” mentality, marketing grills and smokers that have more in common with kitchen appliances than the primal cooking fires that have sustained mankind for millennia. Don’t lose touch with that powerful, seductive, unpredictable, sometimes violent element....

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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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