BBQ Machines and Tools

How to Make Traeger Smoke More? 6 Quick Fixes!

You can make your Traeger grill smoke more by lowering the temperature, using a smoke tube, replacing the wood pellets, cleaning the firepot, activating the super-smoke setting, and sealing any leaks. Generally, Traeger grills don’t emit the kind of thick smoke that you may associate with traditional charcoal grills. Instead of white smoke, you will notice a […]

How to Start a Charcoal Grill? Complete Guide

You’ve got your new charcoal grill assembled and ready to go: now, it’s time to figure out how to light it. I use a chimney starter to get my charcoal grill going. Chimney starters are simple, cheap, and effective. You can also use lighter fluid (I wouldn’t) or an electric charcoal starter. When I’m grilling, […]

End Grain vs. Edge Grain: Finding the Right Cutting Board

When it comes to wooden cutting boards, you have a whole world of choices. As a chef who needs cutting boards for my knives, veggies, meats, and other food items, I’m always faced with two top choices: end grain and edge grain cutting boards.  I’d say the end-grain cutting boards are the best in the […]

How to Season a Blackstone Griddle Like a Pro?

Before you start flipping burgers or frying up delicious pancakes on your brand new Blackstone griddle, you’ve got to give it some seasoning. First, clean the griddle with a piece of microfiber cloth. Now crank the heat up to the max for 10 to 15 minutes. Next, squeeze seasoning oil over the flat top surface […]

The Charcoal Minion Method Explained: Everything You Need to Know

Ever struggled to keep your charcoals burning even and slow? Well, I feel your pain. I’ve been there too, dealing with wonky temps and wondering if I’ll ever become a true barbecue master. But don’t sweat it! The minion method is about placing lit charcoals inside or on top of an unlit charcoal pile.  I […]

Best Grill for Apartment Balcony: The 7 Select Models!

There are three top options for grills for balconies. The is the best electric model, the is the top charcoal model, and the is the best gas grill. One of my friends recently moved to an apartment and had to give up their full sized grill. So, they asked me to help them choose a […]

5 Best Natural Gas Grills for Your Home Line System

The top natural gas grill is the . It has a sizable and versatile cooking area, has great temperature control, and has an efficient design to boot. One of my friends was in need of a natural gas grill and asked for my help in choosing one. So, I decided to do my research and […]

Butcher Paper vs. Foil: The Main Differences

Wrapping meat is a crucial step in cooking a delicious barbecue and two of the most common wraps are butcher paper and foil. Butcher paper is made from food-grade wood pulp while foil is made from aluminum sheets. As a result, these materials offer different benefits when used in a barbecue. For instance, foil offers […]

Napoleon vs. Weber: The Ultimate Showdown

Weber is the better option if you want a wider variety of grills and models. It is also known for its excellent charcoal and wood pellet grills. Napoleon, on the other hand, wins for its better heat output and temperature range. The brand also offers larger grills. I’ve been using my Weber gas grill for […]

How to Smoke on a Charcoal Grill? Your Guide to a Makeshift Smoker

Any charcoal kettle grill can be converted into a makeshift smoker. Simply pile the hot coals to one side and throw a handful of wood chips or wood chunks on them. Next, place the food on the grill grates on the side with no coals. That’s indirect cooking, and it’s how you smoke meat (and […]

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