Heard about guava wood at a meat-smoking competition, but you’re not sure if you should use it? Here’s a primer.
Do you have questions about barbecuing, grilling, and smoking meat? We have answers!
Can You Grill and Smoke Meat With Pine Wood?
If it has needles or bears a cone, the safe thing to do is leave it alone.
On Smoking Meat With Cherry Wood
It’s all about the smoke, baby! We explore the merits and the limits of smoking meat with cherry wood.
Why Steak Turns Gray When Cooked
You asked, we answered: Here’s how to never, ever cook a gray steak again.
How to Grill When It’s Windy
Tired of smoke hitting your face and food flying your way? We help you get from “Whoa!” to “I got this.”
Grilling in the Rain: How to Grill When It’s Raining
When it rains, you cook. Here’s how to grill no matter what.
Should You Grill Burgers Frozen or Thawed?
Frozen or thawed burgers? It’s one or the other, never both. We help you decide.
How to Tell If Grilled Brats Are Done
Let’s grill some German bratwursts to sheer perfection! Here’s how to tell when the brats are done.
Don’t Grill or Smoke Meat Over These Woods
Not all firewood is created equal. These types of wood make your meats bitter. Some can even make you sick.
Grilling Chicken: Skin Side Up or Down?
You asked what was the best way to grill skin-on chicken. We answered.
Why Chicken Turns Gray on the Grill
We help you troubleshoot gray chicken.
Can You Smoke Meat With Sassafras?
This tree smolders with sweet, mellow smoke. But it hides a secret.
Can You Smoke Meat With Freshly-Cut Wood?
You can cut the wood yourself, but can you throw it in the smoker without drying it?
Lid Up or Down? The Grilling Debate, Settled
Which is the better way to grill? We finally found the answer.
Wash Your Hands After Handling Raw Meat
To keep your family and neighbors safe at a cookout, keep the hands clean.
Can You Use a Baking Sheet on a Gas Grill?
Whether you’re cooking in the oven or on the grill, we’ve got you covered.
Grilling Frozen Chicken? Avoid This Mistake!
Some people say you can throw frozen chicken on the grill; others disagree. We settle the great debate.
Can You Use Butcher’s Twine on the Grill?
Used right, butcher’s twine can be the griller’s and the meat smoker’s best friend.
Can You Use a Skillet on a Gas Grill
When you don’t want to fill your kitchen with smoke, put that skillet on the gas grill and get cooking out in the yard.
What Australian Wood Is Good for Smoking Meat?
Some say it isn’t smoked meat unless the wood is from Down Under.
Should You Flip Ribs When Grilling?
With this cooking method, the ribs will grill to perfection and your hands will be free for a cold can of beer instead.
Can You Grill on Wet Charcoal?
The answer is both “yes” and “no,” depending on the type of charcoal and the magnitude of damage done by the moisture.
Grilling and Smoking Meat Over Fig Wood
Fig wood, a hardwood with a sweet and cinnamony smoke, is ideal for certain kinds of meat.
Can You Grill and Smoke Meat Over Eucalyptus Wood?
A reader asked if eucalyptus, an Australian-native hardwood, can be cooked over. Here’s our take on the topic.
How Not to Burn Steak on the Grill
When grilling thick-cut steak, high heat and flare-ups are not your friend. Here’s why, and what to do about it.
To Grill, Pan-Fry, or Roast Bacon?
There’s a time and place for grilled, pan-fried, and roast bacon. When in doubt, here’s how to choose.
How Long Can Grilled Hot Dogs Sit Out?
Hot dogs, a perishable food, should be eaten shortly after they’re done grilling. Otherwise, they may become unsafe to eat.
How Long Can Grilled Burgers Sit Out?
Just like every other grilled meat, burger patties shouldn’t be left to sit out for too long after they’re done cooking.
How Long Can Grilled Vegetables Stay Out?
Grilled veg won’t last all that long before they become unsafe to eat. So eat them up within a couple of hours or store them in the fridge.
How Long Can Grilled Steak Sit Out?
Grilled steak can only sit out for so long before the bacteria inside it grows to dangerous levels (and it becomes unsafe to eat).
How Long Can Grilled Chicken Be Left Out?
Eat that bird up shortly after taking it off the grill and refrigerate any leftovers once you’re done eating. Here’s why.
How Long Can Grilled Fish Sit Out?
Grilled fish only lasts for so long before it becomes unsafe to heat. So eat it up within a couple of hours or refrigerate it for storage.