The Texas Crutch – When and Why to Wrap in Foil

pastrami brisket before being wrapped in foil

The infamous “Texas Crutch,” or wrapping meat in foil for part of its smoking time, is a simple method for keeping meat moist and speeding up the cooking time. While the Crutch is most commonly used for brisket, it’s also useful for pork shoulder, ribs, and other cuts of meat. It can come in very … Read moreThe Texas Crutch – When and Why to Wrap in Foil

Brisket Stall – What Is It and How to Beat It

pastrami brisket smoking on Weber grill

Brisket is a notoriously intimidating cut to cook – not least because of the dreaded “stall.” But with a little planning and a lot of patience, brisket is nothing to be afraid of, and well worth the wait. We’re here to demystify the stall so you know what’s really happening, what to expect, and what … Read moreBrisket Stall – What Is It and How to Beat It

How to Smoke on a Gas Grill [Technique + Accessories]

smoker box for gas grill

Is it possible to smoke on a gas grill? Absolutely! In fact, it’s much easier than a lot of other smoking methods. In this article I’ll break down how to set up your gas grill for indirect heat, and we’ll take a look at some helpful smoking accessories. Let’s get into it! Two Zone Setup … Read moreHow to Smoke on a Gas Grill [Technique + Accessories]

Sous Vide Tri-Tip, Finished on the Grill

sous vide tri tip

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

Grilling Safety Guide – How to Avoid BBQ Accidents

hamburgers on grill with flames

The sun’s out, steaks are sizzling, and grill safety is probably the last thing on your mind. That’s understandable, and this article isn’t meant to make you worry, but there is an inherent risk present whenever you’re dealing with fire. We have created this ultimate guide to grilling safety so you can keep your family … Read moreGrilling Safety Guide – How to Avoid BBQ Accidents