When to Apply Barbecue Sauce When Grilling

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For the serious pit master, there is nothing more cringe-worthy than watching someone incorrectly applying barbecue sauce when grilling. Whether it is applying the sauce before be the meat is cooked or taking the meat off the grill and slathering it in sauce without giving it a chance to caramelize, those who haven’t learned the finer points of grilling with … Read More

High-Fructose Corn Syrup-Free Barbecue Sauces

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So, you’re trying to be healthier. You want to avoid high-fructose corn syrup in any way you can, or even eliminate it completely from your diet. To be frank, that’s a great idea; the concentrated, modified sugars can put you at risk for weight gain, type 2 diabetes, even liver damage. Most nutritional experts will tell you to avoid it … Read More

Odd Breakfast Food Items to Add Hot Sauce to

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For those of us hot sauce lovers, there is always a time and place to add some heat to a dish. Even the mornings are not exempt. For your next lazy Sunday brunch, try out the following dishes to spice things up. Here are some odd breakfast food items to add hot sauce to. Savory Backdraft French Toast. Amp up your … Read More

Five Great Tasting Gluten Free Barbecue Sauces

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People sometimes think that eating gluten-free foods means giving up taste and variety, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Check out these five gluten free barbecue sauces that will tingle your taste-buds and have you – and your non-gluten-free friends – coming back for more!

Engineering Pepper Seeds For the World’s Spiciest Peppers

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Pepper seeds and engineering them to create the world’s spiciest peppers. If you’re a fan of all things hot and spicy, you’ve probably tried many different types of hot peppers in search of the best one. Humans have been enjoying hot peppers for hundreds of years, but it’s only recently that we’ve become curious about just what it is that … Read More

Smoking Meat: Dry Wood vs. Soaked Wood

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There have been more than a few long-lived debates in the barbecue world – dry rub vs. sauce, Kansas City style vs. Memphis style, beef vs. pork – but among all those who live in the realm of smoking meat, the debate rages between using dry wood or soaked wood to impart the most flavor to the meat. Some pit … Read More

Ghost Pepper: One of the world’s hottest peppers

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Spicy Hot Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper

Often referred to as “legendary” the ghost pepper is a popular ingredient in sauces and recipes. Now considered one of the world’s hottest peppers, the Guinness Book of World records declared it the hottest in 2007. Only a few other fiery peppers supersede them. The ghost pepper’s rating is over a million Scoville Heat units. Compare this to a bell … Read More