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BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

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

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Casting Nationwide for BBQ Pitmasters

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

"We are searching NATIONWIDE for BBQ PITMASTERS to be on a new TV show from an Emmy-winning production company that will help you take your BBQ business to the next level (or get it started!) • ...

Brisket logistics

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by reewah 19 days ago

I am planning to smoke a brisket for my son’s graduation party Sat but have a few logistical issues. Plan was to do a rub and cook in a makeshift smoker (big barrel-style grill with indirect heat a...

Reynolds Wrap ISO Chief Grilling Officer, deadline June 19

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . As CGO, you won’t need a comfy corner office because for two weeks in August, you’ll be busy tasting and savoring BBQ ribs from some of the top BBQ rib cities in the country. Along the way,...

No Stove, New BBQ - Need Recipes!

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by highlyunlikely 2 months ago

We just gutted our kitchen and are without a stove/oven for the next 2 weeks. Fortunately we just bought a brand new bbq that is arriving today. Would love some recommendations for what to make ...

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

OffTheBeatenPlate
by OffTheBeatenPlate 6 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...

Making Smoked Canadian Bacon

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by JMF 6 years ago

A few days ago I started some pork loins curing to make Canadian Bacon. When they have cured for about a week I'll smoke them in my Bradley smoker. I used a basic dry cure, plus additional herbs...

Emson Pressure Smoker.

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by nuraman00 7 years ago

I smoked a whole chicken a few weeks ago. I had brined the chicken for a day, seasoned it, kept it in the fridge, then put it in the smoker the next day. This is a similar process to how I make...

How long to smoke an 18 pound turkey?

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by redbird 10 years ago

For Thanksgiving, I plan to use a recipe I clipped years ago -- John Ash's maple and soy-brined turkey that is smoked over an indirect fire on a covered grill. My question is how long to smoke the ...

Bacon Help - Is it ruined?

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by Deputycoz 7 months ago

I had a 10 lb. pork belly that I cured in the fridge with curing salt, salt and other spices for 6 days. Yesterday after rinsing and soaking I put in the oven on a rack for 2 hours at 200 degrees,...

Need advice on Big Green Egg

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by dochoch 9 years ago

What's the consensus on the Big Green Egg? My wife and I are thinking of buying one. We like to grill steaks, chicken, burgers. Would like to smoke ribs, pork, brisket. What size is best? There's j...

Grilling on electric grill

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by petemare 2 years ago

The condo we are renting doesn't have a gas bbq, but there is a weber electric grill. I've never grilled on electric before, any hints? Will probably do ribeye steaks shrimp skewers and burgers, a...

How long to cook 20lb tukey in smoker and what temp???

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by rarmenda 12 years ago

Hi, I'd like to smoke a 20-25lb turkey in an offset smoker this year. Can anyone provide their advise on what temperture to smoke it, as well as tell me how to estimate the amount of time required ...

Thanksgiving Time: Suggestions for Smoking a Turkey

jrsmoltz
by jrsmoltz 12 years ago

I just moved into a new place and gained access to a big Char-Griller smoker bbq grill. The first thing I smoked (that's a first in my life) was a pork shoulder with a nice spicy homemade rub/ sau...

Is all oak created equal??

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by JMCa 8 months ago

We're taking down an oak tree to make way for a home addition. I have no idea what variety of oak it is, but I was thinking of saving some of the wood for the smoker. Are some varieties of oak bet...

Postcards from Operation BBQ Relief Carr Fire Deployment

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Last month I deployed to Redding, California for a week as a volunteer with Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) supplying hot meals to evacuees and first responders. I bet that many of you in the Chowhound ...

Double Fry Method on Turkey

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by biggy8133 9 months ago

Double Frying is a great method for cooking, especially to get that crispy skin on chicken while making sure inside is cooked all the way. I was wondering if anyone has ever thought of frying a wh...

Smoking 2 - 15 Pound Turkeys

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by LockA 9 months ago

I have volunteered to have an early Thanksgiving at my house this year. With the size of the group I have gotten 2 - 15 pound turkeys. I used my electric smoker to smoke my bird last year and it ...

Ideas for using rib meat that won't be smoked

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by chinaplate 9 months ago

My husband is smoking a giant slab of pork ribs today and following instructions from his new favorite cook book removed two pretty sizable portions of meat. Any thoughts on what I can do with this...

Tops Bar B Que sauce recipe

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by mknight57 9 months ago

I am looking for a copycat recipe for tops sauce. Help me please.

Volunteers Needed in Wilmington NC for Operation BBQ Relief

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Operation BBQ Relief has provided 200K hot meals in the Greater Wilmington area as first responders for Hurricane Florence disaster relief. The current plan is to continue through this weekend. Yes...