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Pitmaster 101

Wood Pellet Grills for Aspiring BBQ Pitmasters

King of Backyard BBQ Yeah, that’s you. When friends and family have a hankering for blue ribbon-worthy beef short ribs, smoked brisket, or BBQ pulled pork, they know your backyard is the place to be. In fact, your grilling and smoking hobby has become a..
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The Science of Smoke Rings

If you’ve smoked meats or spent time with people who do, you’ve probably heard about the elusive smoke rings that appear on only the best barbecue – if done correctly. Smoke rings are always talked about with an air of intrigue: What makes the smoke rings?..
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How to Smoke Salt Like a Pro

When contemplating the perfect gift for the barbecue aficionado (or for yourself even) it's best to think outside of the box. Forget about tongs, spatulas and aprons. Shake up your gift list with something different. Give them smoked salt. Savor the Flavor..
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How to Grill the Perfect Steak

Perhaps the most important thing for a grill master to know is how to grill the perfect steak. The list of things you need for this is pretty simple, but each is essential. The Right Cut of Steak Finding a good piece of meat can be as important as the way you..
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Project Smoke: Season Two

Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke is back on TV! In its second season, Project Smoke is doubling down on the classics, as well as pushing the boundaries of smoking. The Memphis Elite is a heavily featured tool in Raichlen's quest for smoking perfection. Watch..
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Ribs – What’s the difference?

America's penchant for barbecue is indisputable. This highly revered practice of preparing food according to the philosophy of barbecue is firmly entrenched in our cooking traditions. One of the favorite staples of barbecue lovers are ribs. But not all ribs..
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Tricks of the Trade: Taking Your Grill Game to Next Level

We already know you’re smart; you have a Memphis Wood Fire Grill. And we’re sure you’ve got tricks up your sleeve, old family secrets and handfuls of tried and true, go-to recipe favorites. Since our grills have already taken a lot of the guesswork and..
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Chop chop! Finding the Best Knife for Your Kitchen Cooking Personality

Take away a painter’s paintbrush, a contractor’s hammer or a mathematician’s abacus (they still use those, right?) and chances are they’ll feel pretty naked. Take away a chef’s (or foodie’s) knife on the other hand, and you’ll find someone feeling..
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Say what? The origins of commonly used meat-centric phrases

We’re sure you’ve heard phrases like “The cat’s out of the bag,” “Keep your eyes peeled” and “You look bad in orange.” (But maybe that last one was just something my mom said?) Many of the sayings people use sound quite odd when you really..
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BBQ Terms for Beginners

Grilling can be a very tricky skill to master. There is fire involved, food, heat, the elements, and a whole host of other distractions and obstacles. While we can’t hold your hand (the one without the tongs/spatula/thermometer in it), we can guide you on..
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Battle of the Barbecue Styles: US Edition

In South Africa, it’s braai. The Philippines? Lechón. And if you’re visiting Argentina, make sure you’re asking for asado. Pretty much everywhere in the world, people have put their own stamp and twist on cooking over an open fire or grill. In the US..
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Where Did We Get the Word “Barbecue” From?

The origins of the word “barbecue” are up for debate. It might be from the French phrase “de barbe a queue” (which means ‘from whiskers to tail’) or the Caribbean word "barbicu” which translates to “sacred fire pit.” Most experts believe that..
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Steaks on Memphis Wood Fire Grill

Chef Matt Hayes shows you to how to grill the perfect steak on a Memphis Wood Fire Grill. Stay tuned for the great bonus tip on making savory herbed butter.
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A Quick Tip for Grilling Delicate Items on your Memphis Grill

We've all had that moment when grilling veggies, shrimp, or other small items and one of them falls through the grates only to be lost forever. You could buy a frogmat, q-mat, etc and do it that way OR you could flip one of your grates! Check it out:
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How to Brine a Pork Shoulder

Brining a pork roast is easier than you think!
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