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BBQ & Grilling In Depth: Tested Recipes, Science-Based Technique, Equipment Reviews, Myth Busting

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Kick Up Your Cookouts This Spring And Summer With Recipes, Tips, And More From AmazingRibs.com!

Spring has officially arrived and with the warmer weather comes more opportunities to fire up the grill or smoker. To help kick off prime grilling season, we’ve got the perfect recipes for all of your needs, including our Memorial Day menu recommendations.

Need to get your smoker or grill in shape after sitting unused during the winter months? We have the ultimate spring cleaning guide for your cookers. You can also refer to our extensive buying guides and countless hands-on reviews should you want something shiny and new!

The Only Memorial Day BBQ Cookout Menu You’ll Ever Need

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Dave Joachim

Hosting a backyard bash this Memorial Day? Since chicken is America's favorite meat, here are some of our top BBQ chicken recipes as well as sides and desserts.
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National “Meat Your Neighbors” Weekend Celebrates Food And Fellowship

In order to kick off this year's peak BBQ season, the AmazingRibs.com team is encouraging everyone to bring their smoker or grill to the street and start cooking on the third weekend of May for a grassroots "Meat Your Neighbors" campaign.

BBQ Season Checklist

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Dave Joachim

Getting ready to fire up for BBQ season? Check out our must-have checklist of tips to kick things off right. You'll find out how to get rid of built-up grease, clean the grill grates, and improve your cooker's overall performance so you're barbecued food will taste its best all season long.

Cleaning And Maintaining Your Grill Or Smoker

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Meathead

Keep your barbecue grill clean. Greasy grill grates make food taste bad and gunk on the inside of a grill can reduce heat transference. Here's how to clean and maintain your grill.
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BBQ Gear Guide: The Best Smokers And Grills To Buy Today

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Clint Cantwell

Picking the right smoker or grill for your personal needs can be a difficult task, with countless brands, styles, and prices to sort through. To help you find the best smoker grill to buy, we have compiled an elite list of top rated AmazingRibs.com gold and platinum medal winners.

June Oven Premium Review

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Max Good

In the market for the perfect multi-function smart oven? June is versatile, effective, and fun! A few concerns arose in our tests, but whatever reservations we had were eclipsed by our love for the unit during the testing process. We award The June Oven our top AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

FireBoard Spark Instant Read Thermometer Reviewed And Rated

By:

Bill McGrath

The FireBoard Spark is an innovative product that extends the feature list of capabilities to a new level, earning it a Platinum Medal for product excellence in both workmanship and performance.

Sneak Peek: 2022 Traeger Timberline and Timberline XL Review

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Max Good

Some exciting enhancements are underway at Traeger and we got a sneak peek before the official rollout of their new and updated Timberline models on March 30, 2022.

Killer Tested Barbecue And Grilling Recipes

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Meathead

Our philosophy of food is simple. First of all, it must taste great. We try to create recipes that are easy to make and that use plenty of fresh seasonal ingredients with a minimum of processed stuff. But most important, we test all our recipes. We know these recipes work if you follow the directions precisely. Dig in!
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The Best Smoked BBQ Ribs You’ve Ever Tasted: Last Meal Ribs Recipe

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Meathead

Mastering smoked ribs -- whether they are St. Louis style ribs, spare ribs, or baby back ribs -- with our comprehensive tutorial and recipe will make you a backyard all star.
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Authentic Texas Style Smoked Brisket Recipe

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Meathead

Behold the best smoked brisket recipe ever! Texas style brisket is more than a recipe, it is a concept and a goal. It all begins by selecting the right meat, trimming it, seasoning it, smoking it, slicing it, and more. Follow this easy BBQ brisket guide for mouthwatering results!
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The Easiest Authentic BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe Ever

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Meathead

This easy BBQ pulled pork recipe skips the slow cooker to create authentic low and slow smoked pulled pork on a smoker or grill. With smoke woven through the moist meat, bits of seasoned crust, and a gentle splash of BBQ sauce, BBQ pulled pork is a foolproof low and slow smoked food, perfect for feeding large crowds.
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Brisket Burnt Ends: A Kansas City Original Made At Home

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Meathead

When done right, smoked brisket burnt ends are the perfect bite. Find out how to make your own with this tested recipe featuring the point muscle of the brisket.
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BBQ Spaghetti: A True Memphis Original

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Robert F. Moss, Editor & BBQ Historian

Barbecue spaghetti is a signature Memphis dish that you're not likely to find anywhere else. Our recipe is simple to make and a great way to incorporate extra pulled pork into a delightful side dish or even a full meal.
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Griddle Grilled Philly Cheesesteak Hoagie

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Clint Cantwell

Philly cheesesteak lovers rejoice! Here's a recipe to make them at home. And the best part? They are griddle grilled, meaning the mess and smell remain outdoors.
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Griddle Grilled Bacon Jalapeño Wrapped Corn

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Paul Sidoriak

This griddle grilled corn dish makes a perfect accompanying act to almost any recipe, but it could star as a lunch all by itself. The sweetness of the corn works great with the saltiness of the bacon, and the punch of heat from the jalapenos is tempered by the cream cheese.
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Charcoal Grills And Wood Burning Grills: Buying Guide, Reviews, And Ratings

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Meathead

A comprehensive review and buyer's guide of almost all the wood burning and charcoal grills available from experts, with ratings.

Gas Grills: Buying Guide, Reviews, And Ratings

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Meathead

Here's how gas grills work and what to look for when you go shopping.

Pellet Smokers And Grills: Buying Guide, Ratings, And Reviews

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Meathead

Ratings, reviews, and recommendations on what to look for and what to buy when shopping for pellet barbecue smokers and grills.
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Buying Guide To Kamado, Ceramic, Egg Smokers And Grills

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Meathead

The kamado, ceramic, egg grill, smoker, and oven is a fast growing category with more and more choices every year. Here are reviews and ratings of them all.
Gas Smoker

Gas Smokers: Buying Guide, Reviews, Ratings, and Recommendations

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Meathead

Ratings, reviews, and recommendations on how to shop for gas fired barbecue smokers. These are simple smokers that produce good flavor, on a modest budget.
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Pineapple: Meathead’s Favorite Thing To Grill. Yep. You Heard Me.

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Meathead

His name is Meathead, but after confessing on live radio that pineapple is his favorite thing to grill, all heck breaks loose.
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Schweinebraten: Pork Butt With German Flair

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Dan Gertsacov

This German-style pork butt (Schweinebraten) recipe is a surefire crowd favorite, featuring mouthwateringly tender, a touch of crunch from the crackingly crisp skin, and a flavor rich gravy.

Char-Broil Cruise Gas Grill: A Sneak Peek Review

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Max Good

Char-Broil bills their forthcoming thermostatically controlled Cruise Gas Grill as, "the next generation of gas grilling." If it does what they claim then Cruise will be the first viable thermostatically controlled gas grill for residential use that we've seen. Our hopes have been shattered before. We're rooting for Char-Broil on this one, but the proof will be in its ability to actually perform as advertised. We're eager to get our hands on the first production models scheduled to roll out in spring 2022. 

Quick Start Guide: The Meathead Method

By:

Dave Joachim

If you are new to BBQ and grilling, start here. These articles will give you a solid foundation on BBQ and grilling equipment, ingredients, and techniques. You'll learn about thermodynamics, how to control temperature, meat science, smoke science, and how to get your food done exactly how you want it when you want it.

Sous-Vide-Que Marrying The Grill, Smoker, And Sous Vide

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Meathead

Sous-Vide-Que combines the best of three great cooking methods: grilling, smoking, and sous vide. From grilling you get the rich flavors of browning. From smoking, you get the alluring aromas of wood smoke. And from sous vide, you get evenly cooked meat that is incredibly tender and juicy.

Published On: 3/16/2021 Last Modified: 5/17/2022

 

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The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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Blackstone Rangetop Combo: Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


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Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker


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