Wood pellets are a fantastic substitute for traditional chips and chunks. They are extremely efficient, make it almost impossible to over-smoke your food, and work well at both low and high temperatures. No matter what you’re cooking up, making sure you have the best wood pellets for smoking and grilling your food is essential. In … Read moreWhat are the Best Wood Pellets for Smoking and Grilling?
Here at BBQ Smarts we typically focus on grilling and smoking, but we love pretty much any kind of outdoor cooking. Especially when pizza is involved! If you’re ready to take your homemade pizza to the next level – but not quite to the point of building a brick-and-mortar oven – then we’ve got you … Read moreBest Outdoor Pizza Oven – 2019 Buying Guide and Top 5
Smokey, sweet, and amazingly tender, these bites of pork belly goodness are an awesome alternative to traditional brisket burnt ends. Imagine the amazing taste of bacon, but even juicier and covered in a combination of honey and your favorite BBQ sauce – these are truly meat candy! And the bite-sized pieces make this recipe a … Read morePork Belly Burnt Ends Recipe
If you want to cook deliciously smokey meats but don’t want to spend hours watching over a traditional fire, then you’re probably in the market for a pellet smoker. Much like electric smokers, pellet smokers handle temperature control for you. Just “set it and forget it” as they say. Unlike electric smokers, pellet smokers can … Read moreBest Pellet Smoker – [Top 5 Guide for 2019]
Kamado grills are growing in popularity due to their temperature versatility and unique design. They are perfect for both high-heat grilling and low-n-slow smoking, and they make a statement in any backyard. Additionally, these hardy little units are known for outlasting other types of grills and smokers. With so many on the market today, choosing … Read moreBest Kamado Grill to Buy in 2019 – Top 5 Guide
Got a small patio area? Or maybe you want a grill you can take on the road? Whether you’re short on space or want something truly portable, our buying guide will help you find the best small gas grill for your needs. Let’s jump in! Small Propane Grills – Comparison Table Quick Summary – Best … Read moreBest Small Gas Grill to Buy in 2019 – Top 5 Guide!
Have you ever visited a legendary BBQ spot or watched a respected pitmaster work at his craft? If so, you’ve probably noticed that the pros generally use offset smokers. While “set and forget” electric and pellet smokers can make some amazing food, something just feels right about tending a fire. In this article we’ll help … Read moreBest Offset Smoker Guide for 2019 – Barbecue Like the Pros!
Tri-tip is something I would typically reverse-sear using my smoker, but with the cold weather I wanted to experiment with sous vide tri-tip. And I have to say, the results were amazing. The meat was evenly pink from edge to edge and amazingly juicy! If you’re looking for an alternative cooking method, definitely give sous … Read moreSous Vide Tri-Tip, Finished on the Grill
Pastrami is hands-down the most delicious thing to ever come from my smoker. It’s also one of the most rewarding recipes you can make; or in other words, it’s a long and somewhat complicated process. You’ll have to cure your meat for at least a week before getting up early to fire up your smoker. … Read moreHow to Make Pastrami from Scratch
There’s a relatively new technology in grills that can provide all of the advantages of traditional grilling while eliminating many of its flaws. It’s called infrared grilling, and it allows for more even heat distribution, cuts down on flare-ups, and even helps you save energy. In this article we’ll cover the technology behind infrared grills, … Read moreBest Infrared Grill of 2019 – Top 5 List and Reviews!