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Launched in 2005, started off as a hobby and labor of love. While it’s no longer a hobby, it has grown and morphed from a one-man amateur operation into a professional website that speaks with authority about barbecue, smoking and outdoor cooking.

The articles below give you some more background on who were are and what we’re all about. The main thing you should learn is that we are serious about food and cooking. The love of this shows in everything we do. Welcome to our home.

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About And How We Operate


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Here's a look behind the curtain at how this website works.
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Meet Meathead, The BBQ Whisperer, Mythbuster, And Barbecue Hall Of Famer


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Meathead is the founder and publisher of, and is also known as the site's Hedonism Evangelist and BBQ Whisperer. He is also the author of "Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", a New York Times Best Seller and named one of the "100 Best Cookbooks of All Time" by Southern Living.

Meet’s Team Of BBQ And Grilling Experts (37 Articles)


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In the past, all the articles, recipes, tips and technique on were written exclusively by Meathead. That's no longer the case. In 2017, we added some knowledgable writers and editors to provide new recipes and reviews.
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The folks in the media love and say nice things about us.
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Stay informed on what's happening in the wider world of food and cooking with this free food news service edited by our own Dave Joachim.
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This website is all about serving people who love food and drink. I carefully select links that I think meet the needs of my visitors. I spend a lot of time selecting links and writing about them.

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Organizations We Support


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We support a number of charitable organizations.
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We Support Operation Barbecue Relief


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Operation BBQ Relief is a charity that gets meals to disaster sites in a hurry by using pitmasters and competition teams.
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Malvertising has become more pervasive on Android mobile devices especially a fake ad that congratulates you for winning something from Amazon. Symantec says that this year the "Congratulations" malware has been making a strong push onto Android devices with a Trojan horse called "Android.Fakeyouwon."
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We’ve Been Archived In The U.S. Library Of Congress!


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The U.S. Library of Congress has selected to be included in its historic Food and Foodways Web Archive. Only a few dozen sites have been chosen, including the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Center for Science in the Public Interest. We are in good company. What an amazing honor!
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How We Test Grills And Smokers


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Max Good is the Director of Equipment Reviews and Keeper of the Flame. He is the only person in the world who tests and reviews grills and smoker full time. Click now to discover how he evaluates the hundreds of gas and charcoal grills and smokers crowding the aisles at stores coast to coast.
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Published On: 2/14/2019 Last Modified: 7/16/2022


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