Author: <span class="vcard">Eric Hegeman</span>

How to Smoke a Chicken – or Two

Today I’m going to show you how to smoke a whole chicken. In this case I am actually doing 2 but you can do however many you want from 1 to however many your smoker can accommodate. Preparation The Chicken: The first thing you are going to do is remove the giblets from inside the…


My Dry Rub For Chicken

About to make some chicken in your smoker? I’m going to show you how to make a dry rub for chicken. A good dry rub can make or break your barbecue chicken. Rubs are pretty easy to make as you are about to find out. What You’ll Need 1/4 cup smoked paprika 2 tbs hickory…


BBQ and Grilling Accessories – Take It To The Next Level

Disclaimer: Some or all links below are affiliate links, meaning that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. How many BBQ and grilling accessories could there be you ask? Well, you just might be surprised. They range from the essential, to the really…


What is the Best Wood for Smoking?

What wood to use for smoking is a common question asked by those new to smoking meats and there are several factors to consider. These factors include: Hardwood vs Softwood Mild vs Medium vs Strong Woods What kind of meat you are smoking Availability Personal Taste Hardwood vs Softwood Hardwoods come from deciduous trees such…


Grill Master’s Club – A Tasty Review

Disclaimer: Some or all links below are affiliate links, meaning that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Grill Master’s Club is a subscription service perfect for the barbecue/grilling enthusiast! All of the items are curated by their certified BBQ judge. What Do…


How to Smoke Chuck Roast

I love smoking a chuck roast. It is more forgiving and less expensive than a brisket. Chuck roast is a cut of meat that is well marbled. Going low and slow in the smoker melts down that fat making the roast nice and tender. Smoking a chuck roast gives it a nice smoky flavor that…


How to Light a Charcoal Grill

There are a few different ways to light a charcoal grill. We will cover several different methods here. Each method has it’s advantages. Method One – Lighter Fluid This is the method almost everybody is most familar with. You arrange the charcoal in a neat pile or pyramid, spray some charcoal lighter fluid on the…


Lump Charcoal vs Briquettes — The Heated Debate

There is a heated debate (pun intended) amongst those who BBQ about whether lump charcoal or briquettes are better. They both have their pros and cons and we will discuss those here. Benefits of Using Briquettes Briquettes are manufactured charcoal products made from sawdust and left over wood scraps that are burnt without oxygen and…


About Eric

Hey everyone! Welcome to BBQSage where we are all about cooking and eating good food! Living in Florida makes it possible to BBQ pretty much all year round and it’s a favorite pastime of many here. Always Loved Food Growing up, I’ve always loved to eat and I found the best way to get food…