GUIDES

Introductory Guide To Charcoal: Lump vs. Briquettes

Charcoal is another one of those hotly debated topics within the barbecue community, and if you're new to all of this, it can be confusing.  I'm going to try and keep things as simple and non-scientific as possible, and hopefully this will help you decide which one is...

Beginner’s Guide To Smoking Wood Part 2: Wood Varieties

In this second part of my guide to smoking wood, I'm going to cover most of the common woods used for smoking and what they work well with.  If you missed Part 1, you can find it here.  There is some debate (isn't there always?) as to whether or not there are any...

Beginner’s Guide To Smoking Wood Part 1: Shapes and Forms

When it comes to barbecue, we all know that we're going to need to use some wood to form that delicious outer bark, add color, and infuse your food with that wonderful smoky flavor. But which types of wood should you use?  Should you be using splits, chunks, chips, or...

(Not So) Definitive Guide To Smokers

One of the questions I get asked most often is, "Which smoker should I buy?" While I understand asking the question (there are a ton of options, and it can be overwhelming), unfortunately there isn't an easy answer to that question.  In fact, my typical response is to...