How to BBQ

Wood Pellets vs. Wood Chips: Getting to the Root Of It

As far as wood pellets vs. wood chips go, the differences include burning efficiency, smoke consistency, flavor, longevity, price, and more. My family are old-school BBQ-ers which means that I grew up using wood chips in my grills and smokers. And, it continues to be my favorite today. That being said, it is important to […]

How to Smoke Meat: The Only Guide You Will Need

From prepping to resting, you will learn how to smoke meat – pork, poultry, and beef – in a step by step process. Not only do I come from a long line of pitmasters, but I have also trained and worked as a professional chef. So, I am the perfect person to show you how […]

Carolina Reaper Recipe: The Hottest Homemade Hot Sauce

Carolina reaper hot sauce is seriously hot stuff that’s not for the faint of heart. Many people can barely have more than a tiny serving occasionally but for those who love the heat, you can borrow either of the two recipes below and make a jarful to go with every meal from veggies to eggs […]

Tallow vs Lard: Chewing the Fat Over these Cooking Fats

The main differences between tallow and lard are their sources, taste, smoking points, how they are used, and more! Growing up in the South, I learned all about tallow and lard and how to use these ingredients in cooking. Now that they are becoming popular once more, I found that people are quite curious about […]

How to Make the Perfect Smoked Hot Dogs Every Time!

Smoked hot dogs are one of the easiest barbecue recipes to prepare. I can attest to this as someone who’s been making them with a time-tested recipe from my grandma every summer. The guide below will teach you how to make really good hot dogs without a hassle: Wait, Can You Smoke Hot Dogs? You […]

A Fuss-Free Guide: How to Grill Brats

I have been grilling and barbecuing from a very young age, giving me the time and opportunity to test out a lot of different techniques, including brats. In this post, I will show you how to grill brats, along with the recipe, and some excellent tips and tricks too! Grilled Brats Recipe Here is your […]

Pro Tips: How to Cook Frozen Burgers in the Oven

Even as a professional chef, I have had days where I haven’t had the time to defrost my burgers before cooking them. As such, I have needed to learn how to cook frozen burgers in the oven. As I feel like I have gotten my process to a T. All that is left for me […]

A Guided Intro: Smoked Meatloaf on a Pellet Grill

Although I have had the benefit of using pellet grills for years, I know that they can be a bit tricky to get used to. This is why I decided to show you step-by-step instructions on how to make smoked meatloaf on a pellet grill. Follow this guide to smoky, delicious goodness! Smoking Meatloaf on […]

Crunching the Numbers: How Much Charcoal to Use

On average, you can use 30 briquettes for small grills and 50 to 75 briquettes for larger grills. Of course, there is more to this! Growing up in a BBQ crazy family, I learned all about measuring out fuel at a young age and even figured out my own trips as I got older, allowing […]

Pellet Grill vs Charcoal Grill: Different Strokes for Different Folks

These grills differ by fuel source type, price, how easy they are to use, temperature control, temperature range, and more! Growing up with BBQ addicts, I learned all about the real barbecue experience. This meant that I put a number of grills through their paces, figuring out exactly what made them tick and what separated […]

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