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About.com BBQ FeedFirst Look: Weber Expandable Smoking Rack
You probably know that the Weber Smokey Mountain cooking is one of the most popular and dependable charcoal smokers on the market. Over the years, this cooker has probably produced more barbecue than any other model on the market. Particularly for the 18 1/2-inch model space inside the smoker has always been a premium. For most users though, there is space enough for a brisket, a couple racks of ribs, or a pair of pork butts. Some have added racks to hold ribs on their end to expand the capacity, but now, Weber has introduced something that expands the capacity and versatility of these smokers....Read Full Post
Which Pork Rib do you prefer?
Spare ribs are traditionally the rib of choice for barbecue, but baby backs have their advantages too. I like to mix it up because my guests like the choice and the variety looks great. I know lots of people ready to fight over which is better, so I thought I would get some good scientific data (okay, maybe not that scientific). So this weeks question is:...Read Full Post
New Recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with Maple, Fennel, and Chive Compound Butter
If you're stuck in a rut as far as pork chops go, then give this recipe a try. These pork chops are briefly marinated in a lemon mixture, grilled ...Read Full Post
Best Gas Grills for 2013
Before you run to the hardware store to buy a new gas grill you should know that there are a lot more products out there than you'll find in one store. I've broken down the best gas grills on the market by price so you can find the perfect grill for you. While many of these grills are easily found, try shopping at specialty grill stores for the best gas grills.
Cold Weather Warning
Every year around this time warnings issue forth from consumer groups, government agencies and safety experts telling us that outdoor cooking equipment is for outdoor use only. As logical as this seems every year people drag gas and charcoal grills into their homes, sheds or garages to cook on or to heat a room. Unfortunately, this means many people die. Gas and charcoal grills and smokers can produce large quantities of Carbon Monoxide. Carbon Monoxide will kill you very quickly. So DO NOT use outdoor cooking equipment indoors or in enclosed spaces. Carbon Monoxide has no odor and can fill a room in minutes....Read Full Post
Turkey Fryer Oil
You've spent a pretty penny on enough oil to fry a turkey. Now what? Did you know that if you treat it right you can fry six turkeys with one batch of oil on six different occasions. The trick is taking good care of that oil so you can get the most out of it. Filter it, store it, and use it efficiently and your turkey fryer oil will serve you well and save you some money. And when you are done you can dispose of it properly and maybe even help the environment in the process.
Top 10 Barbecue Gifts for Christmas
Finding the right gift for your outdoor cook isn't really all that hard. There are thousands of products out there that would do the trick. I have here a few suggestions that should help get you pointed in the right direction to find the perfect gift....Read Full Post
This may be the one meal you can't actually afford to get wrong. Unfortunately, you probably only cook one turkey a year. So what are you going to do when it all starts to fall apart? There are a couple of quick tricks you can use to save the day, and the bird.
Smoking Turkey - Step by Step
Smoking turkey is an easy and fantastic way to make your holiday meal all that better. By cooking your turkey low and slow with a big dose of smoke, you get a tender, flavorful bird that people will talk about until next year. Follow the steps, take your time and you will truly have one of the best turkeys you have every eaten....Read Full Post
Brining Turkey - Step by Step
Brining a turkey is a simple process, but you need to start a day before you plan to cook. A whole turkey can take up to 24 hours to properly ...Read Full Post