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The Thermometer – A Pit Master’s Best Friend
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The Thermometer – A Pit Master’s Best Friend

A good thermometer is a quintessential tool in the pit master’s or griller’s tool box. Let’s face it, you can have the best rub or sauce in the world, but if you chicken turns to charcoal or your brisket is transformed into a brick, you might as well have saved your rub or sauce for [...]

Smoked Sea Salt – The Easy Way to Add a Little Smoke to Your Grub
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Smoked Sea Salt – The Easy Way to Add a Little Smoke to Your Grub

This is a great tool for all of you smoke jockeys out there! Yes, I said smoked salt. Look at the pictures….you can see the gray color from the pecan wood I had used. I found that a good deal of folks are not familiar with smoked salt, even one that I know who like [...]

A Basic Barbecue Rub – Everyone Needs One
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A Basic Barbecue Rub – Everyone Needs One

A barbecue rub is something you need to keep right next to your salt and pepper. Even if you’re a weekend “Que” warrior or if you only light the coals a few times a year, the rub will add the flavor of the BBQ bliss to all things grilled or not grilled. Put some on [...]

Grilled Asparagus – The Only Way to Prepare It
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Grilled Asparagus – The Only Way to Prepare It

It’s no shocker that I grill almost everything. Here, you take one of my favorite vegetables, and make it outright rock! Grilling asparagus gives it a great flavor that is superior to steaming, and certainly better than boiling. Another huge plus is that it’s extremely fast, taking a fraction of the time that other methods [...]

Bacon Wrapped Quail (or Chicken) Breast with a Jalapeno Peach Glaze
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Bacon Wrapped Quail (or Chicken) Breast with a Jalapeno Peach Glaze

Here’s a recipe that’s a real crowd pleaser and one that adds something special to that grilled bird. As the super-long name of the dish calls out, you can certainly substitute chicken breast for quail. Honestly, there really only a subtle difference in taste between quail and chicken. I would describe quail as having a bit of [...]

Grilled Corn on the Cob
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Grilled Corn on the Cob

Here’s an easy recipe that’s quick, easy and will result in the best preparation of corn on the cob I think you’ll find…..grill it! You’ll find  ton of various methods out there for grilled corn….soaked, not soaked, husked, husk on etc., but for my money I remove the husk, skip the soaking , grill the [...]

Fool-Proof Chicken – Beer Can Chicken
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Fool-Proof Chicken – Beer Can Chicken

  Believe it or not, chicken is one of the harder meats to grill. Why, you ask? Because it will dry out if not done properly. That is one of the beautiful things about this recipe….as long as you don’t leave it on way too long, you’ll have a moist delicious chicken, with  crispy golden-brown [...]