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Table Of Contents (All This Is Free For All)

"Anything you can cook indoors you can cook outdoors, only better. Where there's smoke there's flavor." Meathead

Feel free to dive in and jump around, but I recommend you begin with the "quick start guide" at right. It has the basic techniques and science concepts that a good backyard cook needs to know in order to master the craft. Remember to click the links within the articles for more info on a topic. If you sign up for my free email newsletter, Smoke Signals, I will let you know as I add new articles. No spam from Meathead, guaranteed.

Quick start guide: Articles to build a solid foundation

Ratings, Reviews, And Buying Guides

Come here before you buy a grill, smoker, thermometer, or other accessories. Expert recommendations on more than 700 products

What to Look for in a Grill

How To Buy A Smoker

Other Buying Guides, Ratings & Reviews

Technique: Learn the methods and concepts that will up your game.

Grill and Smoker Setup

Important Stuff For All Cooks:


Safety & Health

Sous-Vide-Que! Combining Sous Vide and The Grill And Smoker

Tested Recipes

Rubs, Spice Blends, Pastes, Marinades, Brines

Barbecue Sauces

Other Fun Sauces


PORKnography: Ribs, Pulled Pork, & More



Poultry: Chicken & Turkey



Hot Dogs & Sausages

Cured Meats



Other Entrees



Slaws, Salads, and Veggie Sides

Other Side Dishes



Snacks and Munchies


Our Ingredients

BBQ History & Culture

Competition Info

Blog: Miscellaneous Ruminations

BBQ Restaurants: One Nation Under Sauce

About Us

...more to come (to be notified when new recipes and other articles are published, be sure to subscribe to our free, spam free, email newsletter "Smoke Signals").

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About this website. AmazingRibs.com is all about the science of barbecue, grilling, and outdoor cooking, with great BBQ recipes, tips on technique, science, mythbusting, and unbiased equipment reviews. Learn how to set up your grills and smokers properly, the thermodynamics of what happens when heat hits meat, and how to cook great food outdoors. There are also buying guides to hundreds of barbeque smokers, grills, accessories, and thermometers, as well as hundreds of excellent tested recipes including all the classics: Baby back ribs, pulled pork, Texas brisket, burgers, chicken, smoked turkey, lamb, steaks, chili, barbecue sauces, spice rubs, and side dishes, with the world's best all edited by Meathead Goldwyn.

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