Informational Guides

What’s not to love about chicken wings? They are one of the most versatile and easy-to-prepare dishes. You can rub them in paprika, BBQ or tomato sauce, then whack them in the fryer or the oven. After 20-30 minutes, they’re ready to eat straight off the bone, having absorbed the

Read More

Every time we visit the grocery store there seems to be a new cut of meat available in the butchers' aisle. It's hard to keep track of which cut is good for 'this', which has the least fat, which you should never serve rare. The two cuts that we are currently

Read More

Is there anything as delicious as a slow-roasted, pulled pork shoulder? If there is, I haven’t tasted it yet.  Pork shoulder is forgiving and delicious. Uncooked, it’s a fairly tough piece of meat but once slow-roasted or smoked it becomes fall-off-the fork tender.  Sometimes called Boston Butt, this cut is

Read More

The height of many grill fanatics cooking experience is using a Blackstone griddle.  There really is nothing like it.  Despite being some of the best flat-top grills in the world, there is a fierce debate amongst grilling enthusiasts surrounding the idea of cleaning the Blackstone Griddle.  There are many that

Read More

Chicken thighs are delicious! They are cheaper than wings and legs, they have darker, more flavourful meat and they cook faster too. Personally, I think they’re seriously underrated!  But, you’re here so you must also have a healthy hankering for chicken thighs. Presumably, you’re looking for some advice and guidance

Read More

Brisket is the king of the BBQ kingdom and there's nothing you can say to change our minds. It's our number one recommendation when new BBQers ask us what they should learn how to smoke.  We understand that smokers can be intimidating, particularly when it comes to trying to smoke

Read More

Charcoal grills are extremely popular for barbecues, and it is no wonder! It is one of the most authentic and traditional ways to barbecue food, getting the smokey and authentic flavors that people crave at a barbecue and grill. However, charcoal grills come with an added effort of maintenance and

Read More

Electric smokers are becoming increasingly popular, as they are super simple to use and extremely convenient. They’re a lot easier to use than traditional smokers. However, wood chips are a vital part of smoking food, as the different types of wood can provide different blends of flavor, and that is

Read More

Pork is one of the most diverse meats that you can buy. You can roast it, broil it and grill it, making a delicious filling for a sandwich or a center dish of a large four-course meal.  But as many meat-lovers will be able to attest, probably the best way

Read More

We can all agree that cheese has become an important part of our lives. Adding cheese to a meal can drastically improve its taste, texture and flavor. Prime example: the burger. We love burgers, but how much better do they get when you add some cheese as garnish? Why not

Read More

A Santa Maria grill is a traditional Argentinian grill, originating from a town in the province of Catamarca. It is also known as an Argentine grill. They are primarily used with firewood as the fuel source, to provide a woody and smoky flavor. The traditional Santa Maria grills have a

Read More

Often confused with pork tenderloin, a pork loin is a good ol’ hunk of pork meat that is perfect for smoking.  When smoked to perfection, pork loin is juicy, tender. It is ideal for sandwiches, cold cuts and sliced thinly to accompany vegetables. It is utterly delicious.  A standard pork

Read More

Who can say no to some beautifully smoked baby back ribs? They’re lean, tender, and a great way to upscale your barbeque.  Baby back ribs are perfect for braising, smoking, or grilling. Basically, any cooking method that goes low and slow. My favorite is smoked ribs. Adding that sweet smoky

Read More

It is truly heartbreaking when you’ve been looking forward to a meal for a long time, but when it comes to eating it you find yourself full almost immediately. This is especially heartbreaking when it is an expensive cut of meat which is leftover. Fortunately, modern technology has made it

Read More

Wrapping brisket is a practice that appeared thanks to barbecue experts, in their search to perfect the cooking and final result. Wrapping the brisket is commonly known as ‘The Texas Crutch’, and offers an extra delicious outcome to cooking brisket on a barbecue. Although wrapping the brisket is not a necessary

Read More

BBQ sauce is a favorite of many families, particularly those in Southern America. It is a vinegar, tomato puree, and mayonnaise based sauce. This is then flavored with things such as liquid smoke, spice, onion powder, mustard, black pepper, and molasses.Its origins can be traced back to the 17th century

Read More

Even after being cooked on a smoker, the membrane from ribs remains put. It is very tough and chewy to eat, which can be an unwanted contrast with perfectly cooked tender meat. Although some people might like the membrane and enjoy eating it with the ribs, most people dislike it

Read More

Cooking is such a fun thing to do. Whether it be cooking for your family or cooking for your friends, it’s always a fun task but there is one thing that sucks. And that is portioning. It’s perhaps the most difficult part of cooking, and most of the time it

Read More

As anyone who has ever cooked a meal will be aware, portioning is perhaps the most difficult part of cooking. And it’s something that doesn’t grow easier depending on the number of people you are cooking for because it is just as difficult to portion a meal for one person

Read More

Freezing food is so helpful in a variety of different scenarios. Whether it be because they were selling off meat cheap in the grocery store and you want to stock up because you bought too much meat and you don’t want it to go out of date, or simply because

Read More

It’s easy to make incorrect assumptions when it comes to pork butt and pork shoulder. After all, they’re incorrectly named! You might be confused, you always thought that pork butt came from the hind of the pig - you’d be wrong, but you wouldn’t be the only one.  No matter

Read More

Brisket is meat from the lower chest or breast of beef and veal (the pectoral muscles). Cattle use their pectoral muscles to support 60% of their body weight. This makes the brisket meat have a lot of connective tissue fibers and must be tenderized properly before cooking. It is one of

Read More

Ribs are one of the most commonly ordered dishes in restaurants because of the tender, mouthwatering, falling off the bone meat. Are you suddenly really hungry now, or is that just us? Moving on…  Riblets are often discarded unnecessarily when ribs are being prepared, perhaps because of their smaller size

Read More

One of the main things that gets us through the week is the thought of Prime Ribs on Sunday evenings.  There's nothing better than indulging in a few slices of tender, juicy Prime Rib… I'm sorry, what were we talking about?  The thing about Prime Rib is that it's too

Read More

A BBQ island is a portable and adjustable outdoor kitchen workspace. They are very customizable and can be made to fit your own personal desires. It is a perfect middle ground between a full blown outdoor kitchen and a small grill.  They are easy to set up, clean, and use.

Read More

If there’s one way to please a crowd at a barbeque then it’s when you bring out the plate holding the holy grail rack of ribs. Tender, delicious and perfectly grilled. Your meat-loving guests will be in awe. Well, they would be if you cooked them how we do!  We

Read More

There are some meals that simply have to be done to perfection. Turkey is one of those meals. Whether you’re having it for Thanksgiving or at Christmas, you want it to look, smell, and taste as good as possible. Traditionally, turkey is roasted in the oven. However, smoking a turkey

Read More

When it comes to smoking meat, it does not get much better than some juicy smoked beef. While smoked chicken or bratwurst is great, smoked beef takes a barbeque to the next level.  There are so many cuts of beef to choose from. But, which are the best cuts of

Read More

Bacon is possibly one of the most popular cuts of meat in the USA right now.  It has become a breakfast staple. A pop-culture staple. And even a dessert staple…? We were skeptical but chocolate covered bacon is surprisingly delicious.  But has bacon always been a prince among meats? The

Read More