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Tips for Smoking Meat in Cold Weather

The dead of winter may not seem like the right time to be outside cooking tasty BBQ. But with just a little extra preparation, your cold weather BBQ will be every bit as good as it is in warmer weather. Even when it’s cold outside, you can enjoy delicious food. Don’t let cold weather stop you...

Longhorn Combo Charcoal / Gas Smoker & Grill

The dead of winter may not seem like the right time to be outside cooking tasty BBQ. But with just a little extra preparation, your cold weather BBQ will be every bit as good as it is in warmer weather. Even when it’s cold outside, you can enjoy delicious food. Don’t let cold weather stop you...

 
How to Use Peach Butcher Paper

Peach butcher paper has evolved from paper your local butcher wraps your meat order in to a must-have BBQ accessory. Peach butcher paper resists heat up to 450°F. With leak protection to stay strong when wet, it holds in moisture and heat while allowing steam to escape, preserving that flavorful...

Peach butcher paper-lined serving tray

Peach butcher paper has evolved from paper your local butcher wraps your meat order in to a must-have BBQ accessory. Peach butcher paper resists heat up to 450°F. With leak protection to stay strong when wet, it holds in moisture and heat while allowing steam to escape, preserving that flavorful...

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How to Pick the Best Smoking Wood

When it comes to selecting the best wood for smoking, each wood has unique flavor characteristics that enhance the flavor of your food. Depending on what type of food you’re planning to smoke, you’ll want to pick the wood that most closely matches its flavor profile. Using smoke as a flavor ingredient...

Splits of smoking wood on top of a smoker

When it comes to selecting the best wood for smoking, each wood has unique flavor characteristics that enhance the flavor of your food. Depending on what type of food you’re planning to smoke, you’ll want to pick the wood that most closely matches its flavor profile. Using smoke as a flavor ingredient...

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How to Start a Fire with a Charcoal Lighter
<p>The Oklahoma Joe’s® Charcoal Lighter is an excellent tool for lighting charcoal briquettes, lump charcoal, wood chips, chunks and logs in firepits, charcoal grills, drum smokers and offsets.</p>
<p>The Oklahoma Joe’s® Charcoal Lighter is an excellent tool for lighting charcoal briquettes, lump charcoal, wood chips, chunks and logs in firepits, charcoal grills, drum smokers and offsets.</p>
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How to Cold Smoke

Cold smoking infuses food with that distinctive smoky flavor we love while using minimal heat. Unlike hot smoking, you’re not cooking the food. The objective is to transform fresh meats, fish, seafood and even eggs and cheese into flavorful smoked treats.

Cold smoking infuses food with that distinctive smoky flavor we love while using minimal heat. Unlike hot smoking, you’re not cooking the food. The objective is to transform fresh meats, fish, seafood and even eggs and cheese into flavorful smoked treats.

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How to Use a Firebox Basket

A firebox basket is an accessory for your smoker that contains the coal in the center of the firebox, ensuring that air can flow above, under and around all sides of the fuel. 

A firebox basket is an accessory for your smoker that contains the coal in the center of the firebox, ensuring that air can flow above, under and around all sides of the fuel. 

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8 Tips for Smoking Meat

If you love the flavor of slow-smoked meat, have no fear, you too can create delicious smoked food at home. One of the most time-honored ways to cook meat, you'll love it even more when it's smoked exactly the way you like it. Experiment with different meats, woods and marinades to find what works...

If you love the flavor of slow-smoked meat, have no fear, you too can create delicious smoked food at home. One of the most time-honored ways to cook meat, you'll love it even more when it's smoked exactly the way you like it. Experiment with different meats, woods and marinades to find what works...

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How to Select the Right Cut of Meat

As you start shopping for your next backyard BBQ, there are a few things to look for when selecting the right cut of meat; marbling, color, grade, and the cut are a few of the most important things to keep in mind. Also, where you purchase your meat can tell you a lot about the meat.

As you start shopping for your next backyard BBQ, there are a few things to look for when selecting the right cut of meat; marbling, color, grade, and the cut are a few of the most important things to keep in mind. Also, where you purchase your meat can tell you a lot about the meat.

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How To Trim a Boston Butt

Way back in the day, New England butchers packed hams and pork shoulders in barrels, known as butt, to store and transport. And so, pork shoulders were called Boston butt. Also known as pork butt, it comes from the upper part of the front shoulder. Boston butt is the most common cut used for pulled...

Way back in the day, New England butchers packed hams and pork shoulders in barrels, known as butt, to store and transport. And so, pork shoulders were called Boston butt. Also known as pork butt, it comes from the upper part of the front shoulder. Boston butt is the most common cut used for pulled...

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