How to BBQ the Right Way: Top Meat Cuts Showdown

How to BBQ the Right Way: Top Meat Cuts Showdown

In order to call yourself a true pit master, you’ve got to back it up with a certain amount of BBQ knowledge. Which means mastering some of those intricate barbecue terms, like pork tenderloin versus pork loin. Or, knowing the difference between spare ribs and baby back ribs. To help, we’ve broken down some of the most popular meat cuts and their differences. Let’s explore!

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What is the Best Wood for Smoking Meat? Part 2

What is the Best Wood for Smoking Meat? Part 2

You can’t smoke tender, flavorful meat with just any wood. The best wood for smoking meat should give your barbecue a nice crust and a juicy, smoky flavor. Generally, mild woods are perfect for poultry and fish. While medium woods are suitable for pork and tougher poultry (such as turkey and duck). Finally, strong hardwoods pair well for dark red meat. So, without further ado, and as a continuation of our previous wood smoking blog, we’re rounding up more wood-meat combinations to try. Check out the 9 best wood for smoking meat below.

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2020 Marks Our 7th Anniversary

2020 Marks Our 7th Anniversary

It has been 7 years! That’s right, 7 great years of smoking your favorite dishes, connecting with our awesome community, and rocking out new recipes. Over the years, we have been visited by Governer Hogan, made award-winning wings, built our craft beer selection, and bottled our sauces – just to name a few things. We are so thankful for our friends, family, and customers who have made the past 7 years amazing. So to mark 2020 and our 7th anniversary, we just want to list the 7 things we are looking forward to this year.

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3 Common Smoking Mistakes That Ruin Your BBQ

3 Common Smoking Mistakes That Ruin Your BBQ

If you’re a beginner at the smoker, you might be sabotaging your barbecue efforts – even if you don’t realize it yet. So, make sure you avoid these smoking mistakes new smokers often make. Then, you can ensure that your next family cookout goes off without a hitch.

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Best Meats for Smoking

Best Meats for Smoking

Would you consider yourself a grillmaster? Do you enjoy spending the weekend grilling your favorite meats? If so, you are probably interested in meat smoking as well. Smoking meat is a slow process in which low temperatures are used to tenderize meat and add intense flavor. And, we know you take grilling and smoking seriously, so it’s not a bad idea to learn about the best meats for smoking. Then, you can impress everyone in the neighborhood with your smoking skills. Below are a few examples of the best meats for smoking, whether you are a beginner or a master smoker.

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When to Apply BBQ Sauce

When to Apply BBQ Sauce

Grilling is a serious job. And, there are endless meat options, cooking styles, and BBQ sauce techniques to consider before picking up the tongs. Primarily, when cooking various meats on the grill or in a smoker, the timing and the way in which you apply BBQ sauce is crucial. Not to mention, what type of sauce you use should be considered.

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The Science Behind Smoking Meat

The Science Behind Smoking Meat

Through the process of smoking, foods are tenderized, flavor is added, and many of the poorest cuts of meat are transformed into a rich, delightful meal. Of course, most people are familiar with smoked fish, ham, or bacon. However, in a traditional barbecue, there is indeed a science behind smoking meat. Smoking in barbecues can take as little as one hour or as long as twenty or more hours. And, the temperature at which you smoke the meat is also an essential factor. Not to mention, the correct equipment, such as containers and the type of wood used, is needed for the long smoke. So, before you dive into the world of meat smoking, take some notes and learn all about the science behind smoking meat.

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What is Kielbasa?

What is Kielbasa?

Having originated in Poland, Kielbasa is a delicious food item that is now enjoyed around the world. Nearly everyone has tried this sausage in some form and at some point in time, be it in a dish for dinner or straight off the grill. It is a fun word to say and has a most interesting history. Learn more about Kielbasa, it’s history and how it is made.

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