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Before going to make the next perfect BBQ party, our all BBQ tips and tricks you must need to know. Let’s start the bbq party grilling fire up your smoker or grill and finally celebrate barbecue like an attraction!

How to Use a Gas Grill – Step by Step Guide for Beginners

Who doesn’t love a good grilled chicken, right? But did you know there are a few tricks and techniques you need to know that will optimize your gas grill and help you to bring out the best flavors in the chicken? 

Don’t worry if you don’t because I’ve got you covered! In this article, I will outline the best ways to operate your gas grill and a number of ways that can enhance its performance. 

Let’s take a look at how to use a gas grill.

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How to Grill Indoors: The Right Alternative to Outdoor Grilling?

If you have tried grilling at least once, you know there is a weird sort of fun to grilling outdoors. Maybe it's because of the fresh air along with the smoky smell that makes it so refreshing, but there might be an exciting alternative to it. If you noticed the title, you know where this is headed.

Yes! Today we are going to talk about how to grill indoors and how you can do it reliably. Not only that, but we will also be discussing how you can grill indoors in such a way that you will get the same kind of flavor as when grilling outdoors.

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How to Use a Propane Smoker in Just 8 Steps – Super Easy!

In this world, it would be rare to find a person who doesn't like to indulge in barbecued foods in form.

Albeit the only person who will go far as to refuse this delicacy is someone either on a strict diet or diabetic medication or others.

Now, one of the best ways to grill foods is to use a propane smoker.

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to use one. In this post, we are going to teach you everything about using a propane smoker.

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How to Cut Tri-Tip? Learn Step-By-Step All You Needed to Know!

Who doesn’t love tri-tip steaks?

We all do.

Tri-tip is one of the best parts of the cow, which is flavored and ideal for steak

Now, as this specific muscle is different, you are going to have to handle it in a unique way, rather than dealing with like regular cuts.

Remember that, for every different part of the cow, there is a specific way to cut it so that its taste and quality remain intact. 

In this article, you will get detailed guidance on how to cut tri tip properly.

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How To Make Beef Jerky – 3 Methods to Try Step By Step

Jerky is a finely chopped lean meat strip, which is dehydrated to prevent it from getting rotten so that it can be kept fresh for a longer time.

You'll find commercially produced jerky in shops all around, but many of them are filled with preservatives, added sugar, and even gluten! The lesser the presence of any of these ingredients, the higher the price becomes.

It is a lot safer for you and your family to eat homemade jerky. They are also cheaper to make rather than buying commercially produced ones.

Although jerky can be made out of almost any meat, here we will only be discussing how to make beef jerky.

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How to Use an Offset Smoker Properly – Explained in Step by Step

Let's admit it. We, as a nation is obsessed with barbecuing their foods.

Whether it’s a birthday party, garden party, couple’s dinner by the pool, hang out with friends or 4th of July celebrations, none of these little triumphs in life seems to be ever truly complete without tasting the delicious, smoky flavors of a well done barbecued meat.

Now, for that, we need a good smoker. That's what our subject today; offset smoker.

I am aware that many people do not know how to use one. That’s why we have come up with this article to teach you how to use an offset smoker.

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How to Use an Electric Smoker? Basics and Operation Explained!

On a summer evening with the backdrop of the sun about to depart, who cannot imagine oneself as sitting on a lounge chair in the backyard preparing or being served smoked delicacies.

Nostalgic, right?

I mean I think it is a grave loss to let the summer go without hosting at least one of these barbecue-grill-smoke nights.

Additionally, in today’s date and time with the convenient rise and availability of machines such as electric smokers, we can not only cut down on time for smoking food but also get mouth-wateringly delicious results.

Hence, in this article, I will give you all the information regarding how to operate an electric smoker flawlessly.

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How to Defrost Chicken Fast and Safe?

While cooking a chicken is not that hard of a job, getting it defrosted is probably an annoying thing to wait for. And why would it not be? You cook the chicken within 30 minutes or so, and yet you wait for the chicken to defrost for probably hours. 

So naturally, waiting on your chicken to defrost might be an issue if you are short on time. And in this age, we all want to do things much faster, don't we?

Well, we are about to bring you a solution to all that. In today's article, we will be talking about how you can save yourself from waiting on the chicken to defrost and some other options to consider.

So without any further delay, let us start with some simple tips on how to defrost chicken fast!

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How to Control Temperature on a Charcoal Grill?

There are many people out there who are unable to utilize their grills properly. The main reason behind this is people’s inability to control the temperature of the charcoal grill, for which the food cannot be cooked right.

Controlling the temperature and maintaining it are very crucial steps of cooking on a charcoal grill, as the wrong heat will not cook the food right. There is a chance that it will be overcooked, maybe undercooked at times, or might even get burnt altogether.

So, to avoid situations as such, it is essential for charcoal grill owners to learn and master the art of temperature control.

Read the full article to be clear how to control temperature on a charcoal grill.

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How To Convert Propane Grill To Natural Gas – Here’s Everything to Know!

Like many things, propane has experienced a bit of price hike in the last few years. So, much so that it has discouraged many people from using it as often.

This steep price of propane is also what has encouraged homeowners or outdoor grill owners to take a step and convert their propane grill to one of natural gas.

If you are one of them, you have come to the right place.

Here you are going to find a detailed step by step to-do list if you want to convert propane grill to natural gas.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Grilling and Beyond

The term grilling brings about a picture of a juicy, soft, pink, and scrumptious T-bone steak in mind. This method of making food is unmatched for the flavor it gives to fish, meat, and even vegetables. It does not come as a surprise that most of America set up their grills during the holidays.

Firing up a grill allows one to bask in nature and reunites them with their internal caveman. Don't worry, and this is no rocket science.

Even if you have never grilled before, this guide can help. Because in this post, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of grilling. Let’s dive in.

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Grilling Time and Temperature Chart: A Complete BBQ Grilling Guide

Since everyone wants to be an expert at grilling. It requires a lot of knowledge and information to be great at, fortunately for you. And we have you covered and can help you gain the necessary expertise and skills that are needed.

Since the barbecuing season is coming up right around the corner. Many of us will want to put our grills to use. And invite over friends and family to taste our most delicious tasting meals.

If you don't have lots of experience or you're just looking for new tips and tricks. we can help you develop your skills into having a more refined approach. So, check our complete grilling time and temperature chart.

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Smoking Times and Temperatures Chart: A Detailed Outline of Slow Cooking

If you're looking to slow roast some of your favorite meat (or food) and you're not sure what smoking times and temperatures to cook it at, don't worry, we have you covered. We can explain to you exactly everything you need to do to get the best tasting food possible.

Smoking food involves exposing the food to smoke from a fire. It tastes best if it's a fire that's created from hardwood. The twos ways to smoke food are hot smoking, which is when the temperature is between 100 and 250 degrees Fahrenheit, and there's also cold smoking, which is when the temperature is less than 100 degrees.

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How to Make Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

If you like the flavor of authentic herbs in grilled meat, then Chimichurri sauce recipe is something you need while grilling. This is an uncooked sauce commonly used for grilled meat.

Originated from Argentina and Uruguay, this is a fabulous green sauce that adds both flavor and color in the meats

The unique sauce is gaining popularity not only in America also all over the world, as it includes various herbs and healthy ingredients. One can easily make this sauce at home. 

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How to Make Barbecue Sauce from Scratch

You can always buy bottled BBQ sauce from various stores or online. But it is useful to know how to make barbecue sauce from scratch on your own. A homemade sauce gives you great joy and adds freshness in your barbecued or grilled meat

Making your own barbecue sauce is easy once you have grasped the art of it. Homemade BBQ sauces are cheaper compared to the bottled barbecue sauces. 

Experienced pit-masters continuously experiment with ingredients to create their own signature sauce, infusing the flavor of their choices. 

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Dry Rub for Ribs

Making a good rub for ribs requires a few essential ingredients which can be found easily in the kitchen. While barbecuing any rib, right seasonings are essential for yummy and enhanced flavored BBQ. 

From my own experience of smoking and grilling, I have always wanted to create my own dry rub for that is very versatile enough to use with any rib. 

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How to Make Your Own Rubs for Barbecue and Grilling

An excellent spice rub will give you great grilled or barbecued meats. You can buy an array of blends from the store, why not you try making your signature rub and master the craft instead?

You know they say, “Charity begins from home,” thus, there’s no better place than home to get started with creating your own spice BBQ rubs.

Homemade BBQ rubs enhance the taste of many of your summer-grilling dishes. 
Depending on the taste and texture you’re going for, you can add the spices of your choice. In this case, you can enjoy absolute freedom, while the options are limited with store-bought rubs.

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How Long to Smoke Tri Tip

What Is Tri-Tip?
Tri Tip, also called Santa Maria steak, is a flavorful cut from the bottom of the bottom sirloin cut. Traditionally turned into hamburger, if you cut it against the grain, it is delicious. 

Tri-tip is an alternative to brisket when done right. It costs less, and it cooks far faster than brisket. We’ll discuss how to prepare tri-tip. Then we’ll tell you how long to smoke tri tip to get the most out of this cut of beef.

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How Long to Smoke Chicken Legs?

Forget fried chicken legs. You’ll appreciate their flavor and texture more if you smoke them. The question for many is how long to smoke chicken legs to get the most out of this cheap meat. After all, it is particularly easy to over-cook and dry out chicken drumsticks.

For others, they need to know how to smoke chicken to safely enjoy it. Under-cooking it puts you at risk of food poisoning.

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What is Liquid Smoke? How to Make and Use It at Home

Smoked food is delicious isn’t it? And it’s healthy! Liquid smoke is considered a healthier alternative in comparison to those sodium laden marinades and barbecue sauces too. 

Amazingly, by using liquid smoke you can create the same amazing aromas and flavors without an open fire! You can also enjoy less saturated fat—now that is something to feel good about! That’s right, liquid could be considered a healthier alternative!

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How to Cook Frozen Steak in the Oven?

When I was a young man at the age of 14yrs I didn’t understand all about cooking meat. I was known to be a frequent visitor to the fridge.

What amazed me was blocks of bread-like food covered with ice that mum used to keep it on the bottom shelf in the fridge.

Curiosity overwhelmed me and I decided to explore what it was. One day when I was home alone, I took it and observed what it was.

To my surprise, it was frozen meat. This was dad’s favourite meal especially on weekends when he was at home. Mum has been preparing occasionally when there were visitors.

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The Best Meat to Smoke for a Beginner

What you have been yearning for is to get the best smoker. And now that you have it, it is worth pondering over the kind of meat to smoke over it. 

But as a beginner, do you have any idea where to begin from? Worry less. If you are reading this article, we have some great ideas for you. Ultimately you will be able to choose the best meat you can smoke to the point of enthusiasm.

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The Best Guide on How to Reverse Sear Steak

A reverse steak is the best way of cooking a steak. This is not just a mere adage, but an honest ascertain full of truth. In simple terms, this is the technique of slow-cooking or roasting a steak at first and then finishing it off with a hot sear. Contrary to the traditional cooking guide which assumes that searing helps to retain the juices, searing only adds flavor.

Now, assuming it comes at the end instead of it taking place at the beginning? It works out so perfectly to increase the flavor of your delicacy. This is where we hinge our idea of reversing the sear rather than bringing it at the initial phases of cooking.

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How to Clean Cast Iron Grill Grates

Cleaning cast iron grill grates is one of the most significant ways of maintaining your grill and ultimately increasing its lifespan. What makes cast iron grill grates perfect for their functions is the ability to distribute heat evenly. In the like version, they are preferable over other materials for their lengthened heat retention ability. In general, they are durable and extremely tough.

Despite their ability to withstand all forms of punishment, water is the worst enemy you shouldn’t expose them to. First, it causes rusting, then deterioration and lastly, that becomes the end of your cast iron grill grates. Despite having suffered previously in your unsuccessful attempts to maintain your grill grates, here comes a solution. Read through these tips and what seems challenging in cleaning your cast iron grill grates shall no longer be.

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Important Tips on How to Make and Use Curing Salt for Your BBQ

Curing salt is a useful preservative of meat that you want to season and keep for future use at home. Prior to drying, processing and smoking your meat, curing does not only increase shelf life but also enhances flavor. With creativity, everything becomes enjoyable. This is why, by opting how to make curing salt rather than buying from store, you’re adding charm to your kitchen life.

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