Category Archives: Cooking Tips

How to Clean a Barbecue Smoker

If you really love to barbecue and smoke meat, it is safe to say that your most valuable tool is your smoker. Smokers are designed to last, making them appear resilient and steadfast; but without proper cleaning and care, your … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why You Should Tie a Roast

It is a common culinary practice to tie up various large cuts of meat prior to cooking, including chicken, beef tenderloin, pork loin, prime rib roast, and more. Although it isn’t a must, tying a roast can give your dish … Continue reading

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Tips for Using Charcoal in a Smoker

Although many barbecue professionals might urge you to use hardwood logs in a smoker, there are many ordinary people out there that are perfectly fine heating theirs with charcoal. However, there are some proper ways to use charcoal in a … Continue reading

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Did My Chicken Go Bad?

Can’t remember how long ago you put those chicken breasts in the refrigerator? Attempting to figure out whether or not meat is still okay to eat can be confusing; you don’t want to take a risk, but you also don’t … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About BBQ Rubs

Whether wet, dry, sweet, or spicy, barbecue rubs are a popular option for smoked meat enthusiasts. Using rubs is the perfect way to experiment and customize the flavor of your meat. As you ride the learning curve over time, you … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Wrapping and Resting Your Meats After Cooking

With all the work you put into your roasted, smoked, or barbecued meats, it is only natural to want to dig into your master piece as soon as it’s done cooking. However, this is the exact opposite of what you … Continue reading

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