BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Master summer entertaining with tips from Chowhound on the best techniques, equipment, and recipes for barbecuing, smoking, and grilling.


Smokers redux

tim irvine
by tim irvine 5 days ago

Aaron Franklin, a veritable god of smoked meat, has come out with his own line of smokers. https://franklinbbqpits.com/ Starting price is about on a par with a ten year old Honda. I used to...

Firefly's (Marlborough) vs BT Smokehouse?

by zchyde 8 days ago

Wife and I are moving from Southbridge, MA to Hudson, MA. We are BT fanatics, but we've heard from our friends that Firefly's is about to change all that. We've never been to Firefly's before. We a...

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Vegetarian camping recipes (entrees and/or breakfast)

by ceej2008 10 days ago

Hi all, Hubby and I are about strike out on our first camping trip across the river to the bluffs of Wisconsin after the Covid-19 stay-at-home order kept us sequestered. I've completely run out of...

BBQ Rib Success - First Time's the Charm

by Steve 21 days ago

My wife is from Memphis, we live in the DC area, and I am a BBQ snob. I never wanted to put in the time to do it myself, so we made do with various less-than-satisfying local versions for years. ...

Where to buy disodium inosinate and guanylate in Canada?

by TheProcrastichef 14 days ago

Does anyone know where to find disodium inosinate and guanylate in Canada (or the GTA)? I can get it in the US but shipping is insane ($100USD form the one place I found it that will ship to Canada...

Home-Smoking Meat Without a Smoker – It Can Be Done!

by OffTheBeatenPlate 7 years ago

I was REALLY in the mood for some Smoked Duck Pastrami yesterday. Problem is, unless you have the room and disposable income for a proper setup, or live out in the sticks somewhere with an outhouse...

Non-sweet BBQ sauce?

by Pat50 4 years ago

Does anyone have a recipe for a BBQ sauce that is NOT sweet? One that does not contain sugar, or molasses or honey? BBQ in North America is most often copied from the Americans and I find, (at le...


by KingsKetz 12 years ago

Years back I used to have an electric water smoker. I loved making smoked chicken. Easy to make and then freeze and keep on hand. Ultimately the one I had rusted out and I have never replaced it....

Cooking temperatures at 10000btu or 54000btu

by wrongasian 5 months ago

Hello foodies. I'm shopping for an outdoor grill and/or wok unit and most seem to come at 10,000btu's while several more heavy duty outputs at 54,000btu's, advertised. There seem to be a majo...

All-in-one OR separate?

by bloodboy 2 years ago

I'm putting the finishing touches on cookware for my niece and I was thinking about getting her grilling equipment. My question is do you feel that it is better to get separate products for smo...

BBQ Classes

by JENNYBEEAY 5 months ago

I want to give a gift to my husband & son for instruction on BBQ & smoking techniques. They are somewhat experienced already so I’d like something above beginner level in skill. Travel outside the ...

Cleaning grill

by 1Majikk1 6 months ago

You clean the grill grates because all that charred burnt on hook is just nasty. You don't have to be a compulsive cleaner, you just have to be sanitary.

Who Knows What to do with this Gas Smoker Grill?

by kySafran 7 months ago

I've just acquired this gas smoker grill. It didn't come with an instruction manual. Though there's a few manuals online, I'd much rather get the knowledge of the 'Hounders. Is the one I have an...

Reason for removing ribs membrane?

by Howard_2 12 months ago

Many recipes for ribs instruct you to remove the membrane on the back side of the ribs. But that back side is mostly bone, and is easier to remove (if you wish) after cooking. So what's the purpo...

Flat Top/Griddle for Weber Kettle Grill

by loves2cook82 7 months ago

My husband and I have recently discovered that our favorite way to cook burgers is in a cast iron pan on our charcoal grill. We've always loved the smoky flavor of a charcoal grilled burger, but I ...

Propane-fueled smokers needed for Sonoma County food relief

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Operation BBQ Relief, that provided hot meals joining forces with Guy Fieri and local BBQ teams during the 2017 fires in Sonoma County, is potentially looking to deploy to the Kincade Fire zone. We...

What's the best and most popular kind of bbq sauce?

by rawright 9 months ago

I live in the south and I'm wondering what y'alls favorite barbeque sauces are. Sweet Baby Ray's is NOT my favorite. I love Stubbs or George's.

Bradley smoker taking FOREVER to heat up???

by linguafood 6 years ago

Ok, turned my smoker on high about an hour ago and it's *just* under 150. Should I be worried something's wrong? I was hoping to start my ribs at 1 PM but that's obviously not happening. It'...