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Heat control

I have an Assassin Smoker; I've had it for years. I use a Barbecue Guru. I have tried everything but cannot get my temperature under 400°; I even changed

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Brining pre-brined wings

First-time smoker here. I bought wings to smoke for gameday, and the package says, Contains up to 8% solution of water and Kosher salt. Does that mean

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20lb Meat Mixer Used to Shred Pork Butts

Do you know if a 20lb meat mixer like the ones used to mix ground meat with seasoning could be used successfully to shred a pork butt? I have several

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Leg Quarters

How do I get the skin on the leg quarters to not be tough or rubbery?

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Best Smoker

I have a Masterbuilt electric smoker, and it's worked fine for the several years I've had it. But after a couple of cramped briskets and pork butts, I'm

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Brisket temp

I cooked a choice whole packer brisket at 250 degrees on a Masterbuilt electric smoker. I put it in at noon on Monday, wrapped it in foil at 150 degrees

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Longest Time I Can Allow a Pork Butt to Rest

Here’s my question: I’m smoking a pork butt overnight to take to a beach outing in the morning to serve at lunch. I plan to wrap the pork butt and put

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My Coleman BBQ igniter works, but it doesn't pop back and keeps clicking. Ideas for an easy fix?

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New Smoker - Tough Meat

I just got a new smoker, and so far, I have done baby back ribs and a whole brisket. Both the ribs and the brisket were tasty but seemed firmer (tougher)

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BBQ Shoulder Rubs

What Are Some Great Dry Rubs for Shoulders?

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Meat for Pineapple

What are the best meats to pair with pineapple?

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Partially smoke then finish later?

I’ve underestimated how long it would take to smoke a Chuck roast and won’t be home right when it will need to come off. Can I pull the roast from the

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Can I Slow Smoke Thick-Cut Rib Eyes and Still Keep Them Juicy and Tender?

I have smoked almost everything imaginable but never tried a good, thick-cut Rib Eye steak. I was considering smoking them in my Big Green Egg. Is there

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Can I change regulator from propane to butane

I have purchased a new BBQ that states propane gas only, but if I change the regulator to butane (as I have butane gas from my previous BBQ), can I do

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WSM Gaskets - Airflow and Dirty Smoke

Does adding gaskets at the dome and side door reduce airflow enough to make dirty smoke an issue?

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Do I have enough meat?

I’m supplying the meat for a block party of about 60 people. I have 32 lbs. uncooked brisket and 40 lbs. uncooked pork butt. There will be plenty

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Firebrick or Fireproof Mat?

I am building a wooden outdoor dining table with a homemade recessed charcoal grill that will sit down in the center of the table and will be flush with

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Butt Took Way Longer than Expected

Last week I smoked a port butt on my new pellet grill/smoker. The meat got to about 150 degrees and then took literally 8 hours to get to 174. I am familiar

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How To Barbecue Meat The Right Way

Check out this video from DNews. (Discovery Channel).

Trace talks to some pros at the Kingsford Invitational and gets some excellent information.

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Butcher Gave Me Salt Pork Instead of Pork Belly

When I went to the Butcher's, I didn't open the packaging until I got home and found that he had given me Salt Pork instead of Pork Belly. I planned

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Dry Brining

Dry brining pulls the liquid from the meat to the meat's surface and makes it wet. Would this be the best time to apply my rub? I believe the rub and

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Learn How to Barbecue Ribs That Are Delicious

Barbecue BabyBack Ribs

Discover how to barbecue ribs that are moist, juicy, and tasty. Never cook a dry, tough rib again!

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Barbecue Resources for the Best Barbecue

ThermoPro TP18

The most excellent barbecue resources all in one place

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How to Barbecue a Brisket and Have it Come out Fantastic!

Cooked Barbecue Beef Brisket Point

People are intimidated by beef brisket. Fear not! Discover how to barbecue a brisket that is tender and delicious.

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How to Use a Grill to Make Delicious Food

Propane Torch

Learn how to use a grill, and you'll be making the best meals you've ever tasted

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How to Make Barbecue Wings on Your Grill

Grilled Hot Wings

If you love deep-fried chicken wings, you'll want to know how to make barbecue wings. They're spicy, smoky, and oh, so tasty!

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How to Grill Roast Beef to Perfection

Sliced Grilled Roast Beef

Grilling a roast beef is much tastier than cooking one in the oven. Discover how to grill roast beef here.

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Meat Reaches Temp But Too Tough

Hi, Today I slow cooked a bit of belly pork and a small joint of beef. I cooked at about 120°C and got them up to the correct internal temperature

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How to Buy a Grill That's Perfect for You

Weber Summit Grill Center Propane Gas Grill With Rotisserie, Sear Burner & Side Burner - Stainless Steel - 291001

Knowing how to buy a grill that'll do what you want is essential. See this Consumer Awareness Guide to finding the best grill for your needs.

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How to Grill Asparagus - The Definitive Guide

Plated Grilled Asparagus Close Up

Do you know you how to grill asparagus? It's quick, easy and one of the most delicious ways to enjoy asparagus.

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Large Pork Butt Roast

I have an 18 pound pork butt roast, bone in.. How can the roast be cut in two?

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Discover How to Grill Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp on Skewers With Grilled Lime

Grilling shrimp is easier than you think. See how to grill shrimp here..

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Tastiest Barbecue Chicken Recipes

Plated Barbecue Chicken Thighs

Incredible barbecue chicken can be yours with these delicious barbecue chicken recipes.

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Best Grilled Pork Chops You've Ever Had


Most grilled pork chops are dry and bland. If you want tasty, juicy pork chops, check out this recipe!

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Pork Rub For Delicious Grilled and Roasted Pork

Pork Rub

A tasty pork rub for grilled pork chops and roasted pork

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Easy Barbecue Sauce

Easy Barbecue Sauce

Some barbecue sauces are complicated with a lot of ingredients. If you're looking for an easy barbecue sauce that tastes great, this is for you.

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Blanching Cabbage?

I was told to plunge the cabbage in hot water, then let dry.

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Best Turkey Brine for Moist Delicious Turkey

Turkey Brine Ingredients

This turkey brine makes a succulent juicy bird. No dry turkey here!

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Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

Easy Chicken Salad

An easy chicken salad recipe that's also tasty

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Anybody Interested in Some Smoked Water?

A small but influential group of top chefs are using smoked water as a key ingredient.

 Smoked Water

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Where to Find Good Barbecue in 23 Eater Cities

Good Barbecue...In a Neighborhood Near You!

Franklin’s Barbecue in Austin.  |Bill Addison/

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You're Not Gonna Believe This...

Making charcoal out of human waste! Who's gonna run out and get a big bag of these?

From Human Waste to Cooking Fuel

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5 Tips to Throw the Perfect Fourth of July Barbecue

Visually stunning punch recipe and some neat tips. The beef brisket recipe in the article is oven baked. If you'd like an Authentic Barbecue Beef Brisket Recipe for your smoker, just click here.

5 Tips to Throw the Perfect Fourth of July Barbecue

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The Most Barbecue-Crazed States In America

Check out this map of barbecue states. How does your state rate?

The Most Barbecue-Crazed States In America

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Barbecue Secrets: 5 Signs You're at a Bad Barbecue Joint

Check out this article. Very interesting...

Cook Serving Barbecue

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The Language of Barbecue

Here's a course I'd like to take!

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