No, you don’t have to put a water pan in your smoker. But here’s why you want to be doing it anyway.
Can You Overcook Meat in a Smoker?
Why yes, you can. Let’s talk about why that is, and what you can do to avoid overcooking your meat in the smoker.
What’s the Best Way to Reheat Tri-Tip?
Reheat tri-tip uncut and wrapped in aluminum in the oven with added sauces at 350°F. Season, consider adding a sear, slice up and serve.
Here’s How to Store Your Charcoal
Rule number one when storing charcoal is to never let it get moist or wet. So let’s talk about what you need to do to ensure that.
How Long to Preheat Your Gas Grill
The easy thing would be to say, “As long as you need to,” and then move on. But this is Barbehow, and you get better advice than that.
How to Stop Chicken From Sticking to the Grill
Chicken keeps sticking to your grill’s grate? Here are the main reasons why—and the things that you can do about it.
How Do You Thaw Frozen Pork Shoulder?
There are right and wrong ways to thaw out a frozen pork shoulder. Do this to prevent food poisoning for yourself and those at the table.
Where Should You Probe a Brisket?
We all know it should be in the thickest part of the meat. But there are many thick parts of a brisket. So how do you go about it?
Do You Grill Meat or Vegetables First?
It’s time to answer the question that every grilling enthusiast sometimes thinks but never wants to ask.
Smoked Turkey: How Long Can You Keep It?
2 hours at room temp, 3-4 days in the fridge, or forever in the freezer. Divide and wrap for safety and practicality, and to keep smoked turkey tasting great.
How Many Pounds of Tri-Tip per Person?
0.5 pounds of tri-tip per adult if it’s central to the meal. Consider less if the tri-tip is only a part of the meal or you’re cooking.
How to Store Brisket After Smoking It
Brisket done too early? Guests arriving late? Whatever the case, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to keep your brisket warm and safe to eat.
How to Fix a Salty Brisket
When your brisket is so salty, it almost made you jump in the air at first bite, try these fixes.
Charcoal in a Gas Grill: Best of Both Worlds?
It’s called a gas grill for a reason! Here’s why you can’t just throw charcoal in every gas grill, and why it matters.
Can You Put a Grill Against a Wall?
There’s more to grilling than getting a good sear on your steaks. Let’s talk about putting the “safety” in grilling.
Don’t Poke Holes in Your Steaks Before Grilling
Say no to the poke and make your steaks work for you. Here’s why poking holes in your steaks can be counterproductive.
Can You Use Glassware on the Grill?
To give you the long and the short of it, of course you can. It’s your grill! Now, whether you want to is a different story, and this is why.
How to Connect a Propane Tank to a Grill (4 Steps)
It’s grilling season! If you’re hooking up a gas grill to a propane tank for the first time or just need a reminder, these tips will help.
At What Temp to Pull a Brisket Off the Smoker?
It’s done when it tells you it’s done. The question to ask here is, do you know how to listen?
The Right Temp for Smoking Brisket
Time to take the guesswork out of smoking brisket! Make your brisket the talk of the town by mastering temperature control.
The Very Best Fire Extinguishers for Your Grill
Fires happen, even if you’re careful. With these fire extinguishers, you can stop them before they get out of control.
These Are the Best Grill Gloves in 2023
Keep your hands safe from burns, and the cookout going, with these well insulated and highly durable BBQ gloves.
The Very Best Chimney Starters on the Market
Looking for the best chimney starters to light your charcoal briquettes with? We rounded up the best ones for you so you won’t have to.
Should Sausages Be Pricked Before Grilling?
It’s the question that makes some giggle, and keeps others awake at night. The answer, as it turns out, has a twist to it.
Should You Cover Your Grill?
Rule no. 1: Don’t get caught in the rain with your pants down. Rule no. 2: Don’t forget to cover your grill.
Can Any Grill Use Natural Gas?
Can you switch from propane tank to natural gas hookup and back? We’ll give you the no-B.S. answer.
How to Get Grill Grease Off a Wood Deck
A wood deck that isn’t squeaky clean is no wood deck at all. If the splatter from your food made a mess of your deck, here’s how to clean it.
Can You Grill in the Garage?
Garage? Or grill? But can you do both? Let’s talk about if it’s a good idea or not to grill in the garage.
Can You Use Any Grill as a Built-In?
Built-in grills don’t come cheap. This begs the question: Can you adapt a regular grill and use it as a built-in?
Can You Grill on the Isle of Palms?
Imagine a place where the only thing between your mouth and grilled meat is salt water.
Can You Grill on Oak Island Beach?
Sunny days, salty air, and the smell of freshly grilled food. Is this something Oak Island, North Carolina, beachgoers can enjoy?
Can You Grill on Navarre Beach?
Navarre Beach, Florida. You can sure get some suntan there! But can you grill food over a fire while doing it?
Can You Grill on Daytona Beach?
It’s summer! And if you ain’t grilling on the beach, you ain’t grilling at all. But can you do it on Daytona?
Can You Grill on Biloxi Beach?
So you’re vacationing in Biloxi? Don’t forget to bring suntan lotion! But can you also bring burgers… and a few ribeyes?
Undercooked vs. Overcooked Brisket
A brisket cooked just right is one with the perfect balance of flavor and tenderness. Here’s how to tell when it isn’t.
Flat Cut vs. Point Cut Brisket (The Difference)
So you want to know the difference between the two cuts of brisket? No more guessing after you read this article!
Your Brisket Smells Like Sulfur. Now What?
We’re not experts in your barbecue. But we’re experts at helping you fix it. Here’s what to do when your brisket smells like sulfur.
Can You Cook Over a Fire Started With Gasoline?
Don’t put your food in the hands of the neighborhood arsonist. And don’t let that arsonist be you!
How High Should the Grill Grate Be?
The long and the short of it is, “As high as you need it to be!” When it comes to the height of your grill grate, make sure it’s right.
How to Arrange Meat in a Smoker
It takes a lot of meat to make a good cookout. Here’s how to arrange it in your smoker.
How to Smoke Meat for the First Time
The complete guide to smoking any cut of meat on your first try.
How to Grill With Gas for the First Time
Now we’re cooking with gas, baby! Here’s how to make the most of it.
How to Grill With Charcoal for the First Time
Grilling with charcoal for the first time? Let us show you the way—and give you some our charcoal-grilling secrets nobody talks about.
How to Tell If Grilled Chicken Is Done
When the juices run clear, it’s done. Or is it? Here’s everything you need to know when it comes to how done grilled chicken is.
How to Tell If Grilled Steak Is Done
A steak is done when it isn’t rare. Now that we’ve established this, let’s get a little more practical.
How to Keep the Brisket Moist While Smoking It
Nobody wants a brisket that’s all tough and dried out. So here’s how to keep it moist during smoking.
How to Keep a Brisket Warm After Slicing
The dos and don’ts of keeping your brisket warm after you’ve carved it. (And why keep it warm in the first place.)
Can You Leave a Gas Grill Unattended?
Gas grills take a while to get up to heat. And they don’t cook your steaks instantaneously. Does that mean you can leave them unattended?
Can You Leave a Charcoal Grill Unattended?
No, you can’t just light it up and get out. Why you should always watch your charcoal grill—and the food that’s sizzling on it.
What to Do With Charcoal After Grilling
The thinking person’s guide to what to do with the charcoal post-grilling.