How To Get Excellent Barbecue Right Out of Your Own Backyard

It's High Time for Some of The Best Barbecue You'll Ever Have

If you're looking to discover how to barbecue, you're in the right place.

Not just any barbecue... I'm talking moist, juicy, and tender, with the perfect blend of smoke and spice. Barbecue that melts in your mouth.

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There's nothing better than having your friends over, enjoying a cold beverage, and having a few laughs...with the sweet smell of hickory in the air.

Now that's good times!

And when you pull your masterpiece from the pit. The wafting aroma, anticipation in the air, and your guests finally taste it...

It'll be so incredibly juicy and delicious, you'll be seen as a top-notch, barbecue master!

If this is how you want your cookout to be, then you're a lot like me.

Knowing how to barbecue is the key.

What is Barbecue?

Or, more importantly, what is barbecue to you?

When I started this website, I thought barbecue was meat cooked low and slow over a hardwood fire.

And I'm right!

But I also discovered, barbecue means different things to different people.

To some people, a barbecue is burgers and dogs. To others, it's grilled steak.

Some people think anytime you fire up a grill, you're barbecuing.

Then there's Korean style barbecue, Santa Maria barbecue, barbacoa, and other delicious varieties.

And you know what? They're all right!

Who am I to tell you what your idea of barbecue should be?

If it's barbecue to you, it's barbecue to me!

So, let's have some fun, cook some great food, and discover how to barbecue!

Your Resource for Barbecue How-To

If you want to know how to do something related to barbecue, this is the place.

A fantastic way to find what you're looking for is to use the search bar at every page's top and bottom. You can search the entire site with it.

There's also a sitemap.

If there's a recipe you want or need help with, something you can't find or anything else I can help you with, contact me here.

I am continually updating the website, so check back often for barbecue goodies!

Food Madness

Hi. I'm Joseph Barbour. I'm the one behind all this madness at

I must confess; I am a little crazy when it comes to tasty food. It's a massive passion for me. I love it when people enjoy my cooking.

I'm such a food nut, I had to go to culinary school. After I graduated, I got a job in a restaurant where the Chef loved to make smoky, spicy food.

He, and the other Chefs and instructors I learned from, taught me a lot about food and cooking. I'd like to share that knowledge and experience with you, and have fun doing it. 

How to Barbecue? What's the Secret to Great Barbecue?

I once heard a pitmaster say, "You need four things…"

  1. Excellent quality meat
  2. A good rub
  3. Smoke
  4. And time

Indeed, these things are critical. But even within those four areas, there are so many variables. And there are other factors to consider.

  • Your equipment
  • The type of meat
  • How much meat
  • The weather
  • Your knowledge
  • Your experience
  • Your attitude

Really the key is knowledge, experience, a relaxed attitude, and rolling with the punches. Don't take yourself too seriously and have fun while you learn.

That's what learning how to barbecue is all about.

What's in It for You?

You will find tips and techniques, smoker recipes, and information about using and purchasing meat smokers, grills, and the other equipment that you will need on this website.

You will also discover how to select and procure the correct and freshest ingredients for the best results, which is an invaluable skill!

But more importantly, you will learn what it takes to make great barbecue because making great food is more than just having a good recipe. It's a mindset, an attitude.

It's about knowledge and experience. Knowing what works and how to pull it off, but really... it's about enjoying the tastiest, most delicious ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket or whatever else you desire, and knowing that you made it.

Now that's exciting!

So, look around the website. (A wonderful way to find stuff is to use the search bar at the top and bottom of each page.)

Try the recipes, learn the techniques, make some great food, and, most importantly, have fun!

Here's to your success!

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