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

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

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

How to Brine Meat [Easy 6 Step Guide]

How to brine meat

This is our recipe and step-by-step guide for how to brine meat! The Benefits of Wet Brining Brine your meats hours before you grill or smoke to ensure that your meal will not be dry and flavorless. I tend to find wet brining works best for more lean meats such as chicken, turkey, pork chops, … Read more

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

scalloped potatoes recipe

Here’s our easy, 6-step scalloped potatoes recipe for a great steak dinner side.   This scalloped potatoes recipe was borrowed from my grandmother whose side of the family has long valued the classic “meat and potatoes” diet. After making a few adjustments (more cheese!), we have the recipe dialed in to make another perfect potato side … Read more

How to Prep a Steak

how to prep a steak

A restaurant-quality steak is possible for anyone to cook at home but restaurant chefs don’t simply throw steaks on the grill and hope for the best. They learned how to prep a steak! For the perfect steak be sure to never skip these steps to prep a steak for the grill. The following tips are … Read more