The Best Meats to Smoke for Beginners

Getting ready to go down the road of making your own authentic barbecue can be an overwhelming experience for beginners. Which smoker or barbecue to buy. Which wood to use. Learning temperature and smoke control. Choosing the best meats to smoke for beginners. Trimming the meat and adding a dry rub. There are learning curves … Read more

Does Charcoal Go Bad?

I’m sure we’ve all been there. You plan everything out for your first barbecue of the season—burgers, chicken, maybe some corn. The family is excited. Beer is hand, and you’re ready to grill. You head out to the barbecue, throw on a pile of charcoal, and light it…and nothing happens. The charcoal smolders and dies … Read more

The Best Wood for Smoking Brisket

While there are many options when it comes to smoking meat, pork butts, ribs, sausages, chicken, the one that leaps to the front when it comes to truly mastering the barbecue is the all-mighty brisket. Smoking a brisket can be a daunting challenge to new barbecue enthusiasts as it can be extremely sensitive to time, … Read more