How to Control Temperature on a Charcoal Grill

Many inexperienced charcoal grill owners get so frustrated with the lack of the ability to set up and control the temperatures of their grills that they are ready to give away barbecuing altogether. The fact is that the ability to control the charcoal grill temperatures properly is crucial for the grilling and smoking end results. … Read more

The Best Smoker and Grill Thermometers for Mastering Temperature Control

Having a reliable, quick, and accurate grill thermometer is among the most essential grilling accessories you will ever need. With a good grill thermometer, you can ensure that your grill, smoker, or BBQ has reached the desired temperature and is maintaining throughout the cooking process. With a thermometer, you can ensure that your meat is … Read more

How To Smoke a Turkey in Charcoal Smoker

Roasted or smoked turkey is usually associated with Thanksgiving and with other holidays and special occasions. But the truth is that if you learn how to smoke a turkey in a charcoal smoker, you will most probably be tempted to enjoy it more often throughout the year. When prepared properly in a charcoal smoker, the … Read more

A Guide to the Leanest Cuts of Beef

If you are a backyard pitmaster who enjoys low and slow cooking and smoking meat, you are probably used to looking for beef that has more fat, which renders down during the cooking and adds to the flavor of the meat. But if you are looking for a healthier alternative, you can still choose from … Read more

How to Make Sausage at Home

While buying different kinds of readily available sausages from your local store or butcher shop is easy, you may want to take your culinary skills to a whole new level and prepare your own homemade sausage. While making sausage at home may require some special equipment and may take some learning and experience, the end … Read more

How to Calibrate a Food Thermometer

A thermometer used for cooking needs to be calibrated, not only in order to achieve the expected delicious results but, more importantly, to ensure that you are preparing and serving food that is safe to eat. Depending on the type of thermometer you use to check the meat’s internal temperature or monitor your tempered chocolate’s … Read more

How to Dry-Age Beef at Home

Have you ever had the pleasure of enjoying a 4-6 week dry-aged ribeye steak and found yourself on cloud number nine? If you are a meat lover, there is no wonder that you felt this happiness because dry-aged premium grade steak has a much meatier and stronger taste than a regular meat cut. But what … Read more

What Is the Pepper Scoville Scale?

Wondering what the pepper Scoville scale is and how the Scoville Heat Units (SHU) is measured? Or are you wondering which the hottest pepper according to this scale is? Read on to find out more about the history, how it is measured, and what is the hotness of the most popular chili peppers according to … Read more