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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If You Like That Beer, You’ll Love This Craft Beer

If You Like That Beer, You'll Love This Craft Beer

After years of drinking the tried and true basic beers, it can be a bit intimidating to break into the craft beer scene. But, in a world full of flavor and endless brew options, there’s a good chance of finding a craft beer with your name on it. With that being said, we’ve put together a list of craft beers comparable to your favorite basic beer. Basically, what we’re trying to say is “If you like that beer, you’ll love this beer.”

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Bonfire, Beer & BBQ – A Perfect Fall Trio

Bonfire, Beer & BBQ - A Perfect Fall Trio

Just as the pumpkin spice latte folk get crazy about fall, we do too – but for very different reasons. It’s not the pumpkin spice that gets us excited. Fall brings the perfect weather for a bonfire, beer, and BBQ. Although we do these all year long, fall just has a different feel to it. Maybe it’s the crispness in the air. Maybe it’s that we aren’t dying of heat next to the fire. Or maybe it’s enjoying craft beer and BBQ without all the mosquitos. Whatever it is, it is our perfect fall trio. So, let’s talk about how to bring it to the next level.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About BBQ

5 Things You Didn't Know About BBQ

Ah, barbecue! Just saying the word conjures up visions of Dad (or Mom) lovingly tending the grill with a silly apron on and tongs in hand. Whether it’s burgers and dogs, ribs, brisket, or even veggies, most of us can’t get enough. But, apparently there’s a lot we don’t know about the beloved cooking method we call barbecue. Let’s explore!

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How to Cook Corn on the Cob This Summer

How to Cook Corn on the Cob This Summer

Ahhh, corn sweet corn… on the cob! Arguably one the best parts about summer. Who doesn’t love a vegetable you can eat with your hands that tastes like dessert? Now most of us are familiar with the tried and true way of boiling it in a pot of water on the stove, but there are several other delicious ways to cook it you might not have heard of.

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How to Store, Freeze, and Thaw Meat the Right Way

How to Store, Freeze, and Thaw Meat the Right Way

The proper storage and refrigeration of food are highly important, especially to anyone in the restaurant industry. However, this looks very different for our clients. For starters, most people don’t have industrial-size refrigerators at home. Also, shelf life is a bit different. On the other hand, if you have a lot of meat, you won’t go through it as quickly as a restaurant will. Now that the pandemic has changed our way of life in many different ways – it seems prudent to go over how to store, freeze, and thaw meat the right way.

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American Craft Beer Week 2020

American Craft Beer Week 2020

American Craft Beer Week is officially May 11th to May 17th. It was created to support and recognize the small, independent breweries. It first started in May 2006. However, the history of beer in America goes back to December 1829 with the first craft brewery opening in Pennsylvania. Can you take a guess what beer that was? D.G. Yuengling & Son. Maryland’s first brewery, Oliver Brewing, didn’t open until 1993! But we caught up fast. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, here are some brews and breweries we recommend you check out.

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Unique and Unexpected Easter BBQ Recipes to Try This Year

Unique and Unexpected Easter BBQ Recipes to Try This Year

This year Easter is going to look different than years past. Unfortunately, the packed churches, family gatherings, and traditions will have to be sacrificed during our self-isolation and quarantine. However, that doesn’t mean the celebration stops. Easter Sunday still represents a time of renewal, appreciation, and family. So while it might not look the same, we can still have a great time. And because we might not have all the ingredients for a traditional Easter meal, we may need to improvise a bit. Here are some Easter BBQ recipes you might want to try this year.

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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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