Inside the Smoker

4 Grilling Myths That Aren’t True

4 Grilling Myths That Aren't True

There’s no shortage of grilling myths out there, from how many times to turn a steak to whether you must have grill marks on food or not. The truth is that many of the “laws of grilling” that have been drilled into our brains since childhood (say “hello” to your dad for us) are just simply not true. Grilling is an area of cooking in which “that’s the way we’ve always done it” rules the roost, but there are a handful of grilling myths that you need to unlearn STAT.

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Why Smoke-Roasted Veggies Pair Perfectly with Smoked Meats

Why Smoke-Roasted Veggies Pair Perfectly with Smoked Meats

Are you in search of the perfect side dish to go with your smoked meats? Many people think of traditional side dishes like pork and beans or mac and cheese. But smoke-roasted veggies may be the secret ingredient you have been looking for to round out your plate. Veggies can be the perfect pair for your smoked meats with a similar flavor profile and a healthy touch. If you want to make your next meal magnificent, you should think about adding some veggies to that smoker!

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Tasty Toppings to Try for Barbecue Classics

Tasty Toppings to Try for Barbecue Classics

Let’s be honest – barbecued meats are pretty much perfect just as they are. But that doesn’t mean you should deny yourself the flavor explosions that happen when you pair the exact right toppings with barbecue classics. From burgers and ribs to wings and pulled pork, your favorites are made more delicious with tasty toppings. Whether you prefer to play it safe with pickles on your chicken sandwich or you want to live it up by smothering your burger in bacon jam and topping it with peppery arugula, there’s really no wrong way to reinvent your barbecue faves – especially with help from the barbecue masters at Chad’s. Here are just a few tasty toppings that could end up on your must-have list the next time you fire up the grill and pour on that sweet, saucy nectar.

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Warm Up in Winter Weather with Seasonal Specials from Chad’s

Warm Up in Winter Weather with Seasonal Specials from Chad's

There’s no better way to keep the cold at bay than Chad’s impeccable seasonal specials. We serve different seasonal specials every day, but you won’t find them on our regular menu. If you want the low-down on our daily specials, visit our Facebook page to check in and see what’s cookin’. Read on for a tasty sneak peek of some of the delicious seasonal items you just might find.

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Chad’s BBQ Has a Small Menu That’s Big On Flavor

Chad's BBQ Has a Small Menu That's Big On Flavor

If you’ve ever taken a look at our menu, you’ll notice it’s a bit different than many other restaurants. It’s compact and straight to the point. While other restaurants might have a small novel’s worth of menu items, Chad’s BBQ likes a more intimate selection, and for good reason.

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How Do You Keep a Brisket Moist While Smoking It?

How Do You Keep a Brisket Moist While Smoking It?

If you have a family get-together coming up, a big BBQ, or a special occasion that only a slab of delicious meat can celebrate, it’s a good time to break out the smoker. And if you’ve got brisket on the mind, you need to do it right. That means you have to learn how to keep a brisket moist. Nothing’s worse than dry meat at a BBQ. If you aren’t a pro BBQ connoisseur just yet, but you want to make sure your brisket comes out perfectly, we’ve got some tips and advice on how to keep a brisket moist.

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Charcoal vs. Wood Grilling: What’s the Best One?

Charcoal vs. Wood Grilling: What's the Best One?

Summer is right around the corner. That means scrubbing the grates, cleaning the hood, sweeping out last summer’s BBQ ashes, and solving the age-old debate — charcoal vs. wood grilling — what’s best? To lighten your load, we highlighted the differences and benefits of charcoal vs. wood grilling.

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Maine Root – What You Want to Know About Our Soft Drinks

Maine Root - What You Want to Know About Our Soft Drinks

Here at Chad’s BBQ, we only offer the best of the best to our customers. You won’t find anything ordinary on our menu. Instead, you can expect extraordinary! From our freshly smoked meats to our soft drinks – we’ve got you covered. When some people look at our menu, they ask us, “Do you carry Pepsi or Coke?” Our answer is always the same – no, and that’s because we currently offer a much more sustainable option. All our fountain sodas are supplied by Maine Root™.

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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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