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Hone your craft with need-to-know smoking and grilling tips, from how to season your smoker to experimenting with different smoking woods and selecting the right cut of meat.

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How to Separate a Brisket Point and Flat

To split the brisket into the point and flat, all it takes is a sharp knife and a little practice.

To split the brisket into the point and flat, all it takes is a sharp knife and a little practice.

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How to Maintain Airflow During Cooking

It's important to have a clean burning fire and much of that starts with air flow.

It's important to have a clean burning fire and much of that starts with air flow.

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How to Monitor Your Smoke

Monitor your smoke for the right balance of heat, oxygen, and fuel so that the fire is burning at full combustion.

Monitor your smoke for the right balance of heat, oxygen, and fuel so that the fire is burning at full combustion.

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How to Cut St. Louis Style Ribs

Love how evenly St. Louis Style Ribs cook on your smoker but don’t want to pay the pre-cut price? Learn how to trim them yourself to save time and money.

Love how evenly St. Louis Style Ribs cook on your smoker but don’t want to pay the pre-cut price? Learn how to trim them yourself to save time and money.

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How to Keep Your Smoker Clean While Cooking

Keep your smoker clean with steam or sheet pans to contain the mess.

Keep your smoker clean with steam or sheet pans to contain the mess.

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How to Get Past the Stall When Smoking Brisket

Learn how  you can avoid or shorten the stall.

Learn how  you can avoid or shorten the stall.

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How to Add Moisture Before And During Cooking

Here are some techniques you can use to ensure your grilled food turns out juicy.

Here are some techniques you can use to ensure your grilled food turns out juicy.

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How to Clean and Maintain Your Smoker

With frequent use and proper storage, routine maintenance will keep your smoker in good shape.

With frequent use and proper storage, routine maintenance will keep your smoker in good shape.

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How to Spatchcock a Chicken

Spatchcocking a chicken cooks a whole chicken more evenly and, in less time, exposing more skin for a crispy crust. It’s a lot easier than it looks.

Spatchcocking a chicken cooks a whole chicken more evenly and, in less time, exposing more skin for a crispy crust. It’s a lot easier than it looks.

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