6 Best Traeger Alternatives [2024]

Best Traeger Alternatives

Our guide to the best Traeger Alternatives in 2024. Traeger was a pioneer in the pellet grill industry and over the years they have built a reputation for high quality grills. Much like Kleenex did with tissues, the Traeger brand has become synonymous with the pellet grill. While Traeger makes a great grill, they are … Read more

10 Best Pellet Smoker Cookbooks

Best pellet smoker cookbooks such as Pitmaster, The Barbecue Bible, Meathead, and Smokin' Hot in the South.

If you’re looking to elevate your barbecue game, having the best pellet smoker cookbook could be the secret. Sure, the internet is full of barbecue recipes from 1,000’s of home chefs. Perhaps maybe there are too many recipes! It can be like finding a needle in a needle stack trying to find the right recipe. … Read more

BBQ Around the World

BQQ around the world. Get inspired to level up your BBQ with these international bbq techniques

So, how do you level up your BBQ? A fun way to get inspiration is by looking at what pitmasters in other countries do when it comes to BBQ. While the United States has its well-known BBQ traditions, the rest of the world is a treasure trove of diverse international BBQ styles and techniques. Here, … Read more

How to Clean a Flat Top Grill

How to clean a flat top grill. Complete guide to cleaning, seasoning, and removing rust from a flat top grill.

Cleaning and maintaining your outdoor flat top grill or griddle might seem daunting, especially if you are new to using an outdoor flat top. The sight of built-up grime, grease, and rust can feel overwhelming when starting out. Not to worry – Here is how you can easily keep your flat top grill in top … Read more

How to Clean Cast Iron Grill Grates

how to clean cast iron grill grates. Also learn how to restore rusty cast iron grates.

Here is all you need to know about how to clean cast iron grill grates. Cast iron grates are a much-loved tool in any grill master’s arsenal. They distribute heat evenly, create perfect grill marks on your food, and, with the proper care, can last a lifetime. While easy to cook with, they can also … Read more

Best Pellet Grill for Searing – Using Direct Heat!

best pellet grill for searing. Photo of grill with direct heat cooking.

This is our 2024 review of the best pellet grill for searing – with direct flame! If you want one pellet grill to smoke on and with direct flame searing capability, you’ve come to the right place. We picked only the best pellet smokers with a direct flame option! The pellet grills that made this … Read more

Types of Charcoal

photo of types of charcoal

For anyone into smoking, grilling, and all things barbecue, the idea that there are multiple types of charcoal is nothing short of thrilling. Charcoal is a totally authentic way to cook and grill meats, veggies, etc. Nothing beats the incredible smoky taste that comes from cooking with charcoal. It’s a whole experience that screams summer … Read more

Are Grill Mats Safe? [Plus 6 Other Alternatives]

Are Grill Mats safe? What are grill mats made of?

Grill mats are generally considered safe, depending on what the grill mats are made of and if they are used in the right way. These flexible mats are designed to be placed on the grates of a grill to provide a non-stick surface and protect the grill from food drippings, sauces, and other potential messes. … Read more

Best Smokers for Beginners in 2023

Best smokers for beginners

This is our guide to the best smokers for beginners in 2023. Every pitmaster was a beginner at some point in their lives. Like anything worth doing in life, it takes time and patience to get great results. Plus the reward for sticking with smoking meats is some great homemade barbeque on demand even if … Read more

8 Steps for the Perfect Steak Crust [Expert Tips]

How to get the perfect steak crust

Getting that perfect steak crust is easier than you think. With some practice and a few pro tricks, you will serve restaurant-quality steaks. Here’s all you need to know about getting a crust on a steak – that golden crust that you know will taste incredible. Pro Tips for Perfect Steak Crust For those in … Read more