Category: Tips and Techniques

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…


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…