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Oct
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The Smoke Ring in Meat Explained: What Causes It, If It Really Affects the Taste, & How to Get One

If you have eaten BBQ at a restaurant or spent any time around competition barbecue, chances are you’ve seen that beautiful looking roughly quarter-inch pink band located just under the surface of the smoked meat. This is what is known as the smoke ring.  It is most commonly found in smoked brisket but can appear […]
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Oct
21
2022
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Sara Hansen
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Using a Water Pan in Your Smoker (Why & How You Should Be Doing It)

Smoking meat low and slow will deliver some great tasting food. But, to ensure that you end up with a good result, it is important to do what you can to keep the meat moist and tender and prevent it from drying out during a long cooking session. This is where a water pan comes […]
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Oct
12
2022
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Sara Hansen
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The Best Liquids to Use for a Brisket Spritz

One of the most critical aspects of smoking a delicious brisket is preventing the meat from drying out. We’ve talked before about the different ways you can keep meat moist while smoking. One of these ways, used by some pitmasters, is lightly spritzing the brisket while it is cooking (unwrapped).     Spritzing brisket can be an […]
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Sep
29
2022
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Sara Hansen
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13 Pro Tips on How to Grill Salmon to Perfection

One type of food that takes on a whole different, mouth-watering flavor profile when grilled is fish. This is especially true for salmon. Not only is grilled salmon absolutely delicious but it is also very healthy for you. Plus, salmon’s density is perfect for high-heat grilling. But, when it comes to grilling salmon, there are […]
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Sep
22
2022
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Sara Hansen
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8 Of The Top BBQ Festivals & BBQ Pitmaster Competitions For 2023

You’re definitely not alone if you haven’t gotten to travel much over the last couple of years and are itching to take an adventure in 2023. And if you are a barbecue and outdoor cooking fan, a BBQ festival or BBQ pitmaster competition can check off that box and offer an unforgettable time. It’s not […]
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Sep
11
2022
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Sara Hansen
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Tips on How to Bake Bread on the Grill Perfectly

One great side item that always goes with barbecue (and grilled chili!) is delicious bread. Not much beats a piece of soft, warm bread to help soak up that extra barbecue sauce on your plate. So, why not bake bread directly on your grill or in your smoker while you’re cooking your meat and other […]
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Aug
30
2022
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Sara Hansen
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Everything You Want to Know About Bison Meat

Even though you may have never tasted it before now, bison meat has been a big part of North Americans’ diets since before European settlement. After going nearly extinct in the 1890s due to overhunting, bison meat has been steadily making a comeback over the last several decades. This is due to the efforts of […]
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Aug
22
2022
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Sara Hansen
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11 Pro Tips on How to Cook Chili on the Grill

One saying we definitely agree with is that “a grill just makes everything taste better”. This also applies to chili! If you want to elevate your chili to a whole new and even more delicious level, try cooking it on the grill. You can easily impart that great sweet and smoky flavor into the meat […]
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Aug
11
2022
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A Guide to Beef Cuts: What are Primal and Sub Primal Cuts?

On average, a full-sized steer will yield approximately 490 pounds of “retail” cuts. When you think about it, that’s a whole lot of meat. And that meat will be cut into a variety of different cuts, all dramatically different from each other.  Chances are, you can probably think of the names of a bunch of […]
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Jul
31
2022
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Flank Steak Explained: What It Is, Best Way to Cook It, & More

If you are looking for a cut of beef that is easy to cook quickly (compared to other cuts), is a lean cut, is an economical choice, and is still large enough to feed a few people, flank steak checks all those boxes. This cut offers a big flavor that will make for a delicious […]
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