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Southern Living and Troy Black are “All Fired Up”

Saturday, June 1, 2013

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Southern Living and Troy Black are “All Fired Up”

Southern Living has teamed up with award-winning pitmaster Troy Black to produce a new guide to Southern BBQ. The new book is designed to be the essential guide to Southern barbecue for beginners and experienced barbecue lovers alike. Troy takes you on a journey through the South, covering every region of barbecue from Texas brisket […]

iGrill: BBQ Nerds Rejoice

Friday, August 19, 2011

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iGrill: BBQ Nerds Rejoice

The iGrill is the first grilling and cooking thermometer and App for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. It’s a combination of a free downloadable app, and a small thermometer with Bluetooth capabilities. You can not only track the temperature remotely, but also predict cooking times thanks to a trending graph. I recently tried out one […]

BBQ Shirts and More

Friday, May 22, 2009

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BBQ Shirts and More

Recently came across a great site called Southern Brand that sells vintage looking, southern inspired t-shirts, featuring amongst other titles this awesome smoker tee. These aren’t cheap printed tees however. The premium shirt is made from 100% sweet, pure cotton and has been put through an extensive vintage wash process. This produces distinctive weathering and […]

World Cup BBQ Ideas

Friday, June 30, 2006

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If you are a World Cup fan you’ll want to check out this recent article in the Austin Chronicle. The author’s doing a themed cookout with each game, with recipes that coordinate with the teams. So for example for Serbia & Montenegro vs. Netherlands they’ve selected cevapcici, grilled ground meat patties, sometimes sausage-shaped, and considered […]

Buying a Barbecue Pit or Smoker

Thursday, February 16, 2006

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The term “barbecue” has a lot of interpretations. To some people, the term barbecue is pretty much any type of outdoor cooking. To others, real BBQ can only be made by slow smoking meat at a low temperature for hours on end. If you want to tackle this type of cooking you’re grill just isn’t […]

Quest for Fire: Part 1

Sunday, November 13, 2005

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Quest for Fire: Part 1

I’ve been trying to learn the secrets of creating a long burning fire in my smoker so that I won’t be forced to continually add charcoal every hour or so. Recently, I read about the “Big Dan” method, described in this FAQ at the Barbecues Galore Forums. To summarize, you put in all your charcoal […]

Mystery smoker part

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

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Anyone have a clue as to what this part is for? I just got a new barbecue pit, specifically a New Braunfels Hondo Deluxe, and this part was “extra”. It’s not mentioned in the instructions anywhere, and it has no obvious purpose. It’s about 7 inches long. I welcome any identification yall can offer.

Double decker trash can turkey

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

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Double decker trash can turkey

Previously, I’d written about building a smoker from a trash can for about $50. Here’s a follow on article explaining how to modify the setup to smoke a turkey and a couple of briskets. In this modification, they’ve used a second trash can to double the height of the smoker in order to make the […]

Building a real trash can barbecue

Monday, August 29, 2005

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Building a real trash can barbecue

Too cheap to buy one of them fancy store bought Weber smokers? Got a trash can (or a neighbor with a trash can?) and a hot plate? You are all set buddy boy. Following the plans on this link you can build your own trash can barbecue for less than $50. A few tips for […]

Freezing your barbecue for a rainy day

Saturday, August 27, 2005

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Freezing your barbecue for a rainy day

Every time I barbecue I have left overs. No, it’s not because it tastes bad, my guests never go home hungry. Rather, its because I always make some extra, generally as much as my pit will hold. The extras go first into next day’s lunchbox, (and sometimes the next, and the next…) then into the […]

Learn to Barbecue

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

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If you want a great introduction to basic barbecue techniques, you can’t get much better than Prof. Wiviott’s Weber Smokey Mountain Course. This free, online tutorial takes you step by step through the process via five recipes covering chicken, ribs, and pulled pork. You’ll learn everything from how to light the fire to knowing when […]

How to Choose the Right Smoke for the Right BBQ

Thursday, July 21, 2005

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Do you know whether oak works with seafood, or if orange wood tastes good with beef? Here’s a quick guide for which woods go best with each type of BBQ meat.

Recipe for Sweet & Spicy Smoked Nuts

Sunday, July 10, 2005

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These nuts have the cinnamon/sugary sweetness, but after awhile the heat sets in. I make these during the holidays for people to munch on and they get gobbled up pretty quick. I always set aside a portion of the batch to bring to the office however, as my co-works are constantly begging for more. If […]

Recipe for Smoked bean dip

Saturday, July 9, 2005

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If you’ve got a smoker, this makes a great side dish or appetizer. The smokey flavor gives this bean dip a unique taste. Ingredients 15 oz. can of refried beans 1/2 cup beer 4 slices, crisp fried bacon (crumbled) 1/2 cup grated pepper jack or monteray jack cheese 1/4 to 1/2 cup of tomato based […]

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