Common Barbecuing Mistakes

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Whether it’s early in the summer or the middle of July, barbecuing is a tradition that many people enjoy. Not only is it a great opportunity for friends and family to get together, but even more so, it’s also a chance to spice up some of your favorite meats. Between pork ribs, mesquite flavored hamburgers, and delectable hot dogs, there’s … Read More

Best Types of Barbecue Wood for Smoking Meat

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When it comes to imbuing meat with that rich smoky flavor, it is not all about technique – it is all about the wood. No matter whether you are using your backyard charcoal grill, pit smoker, or a Japanese-style Kamado, smokers can’t use just any old wood. Different types of wood provide different flavors to smoked meat. With no set … Read More

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

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!

Cooking on the Big Green Egg Barbecue

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The history of how the Big Green Egg came from southern Japan to the United States began after World War II, when American servicemen noticed that Japanese families used a “kamado,” which came in the form of a clay pot with a removable top to steam rice. Some servicemen would take them home in empty transport planes. American companies began … Read More

Don’t Wait until Cinco de Mayo to Experiment with Chipotle Barbecue Sauces

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Cinco de Mayo isn’t the only great time to break out the chipotle barbecue sauces. Studies have shown that the smoky little peppers used to make the sauces are rich in beneficial capsaicinoids, antioxidants and phytochemicals. So they’re excellent at keeping one’s intake of essential, disease fighting ingredients up to par. That said, anytime is perfect for a meal or … Read More