The posts below cover some of the practical sides of outdoor cooking, things we all need to be good at, but that aren’t specific to only BBQ or grilling.
We cover things such as using thermometers effectively and correctly, keeping your knives sharp, cleaning your grills, smokers, and grates, charcoal storage, and many more necessary practical skills.
Each article is a mini-tutorial, covering a particular skill from start to end, step-by-step, so you can follow along to achieve a practical skill.
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Taking an accurate internal temperature of your food is the ONLY way to know when it’s cooked to your desired doneness. Learn how to use such a thermometer correctly.
Despite its common name, a sharpening steel doesn’t actually sharpen, it simply hones. But what does it mean to hone a blade? How do we do it, and why?
Step by step instructions – with video – on using every type of knife sharpener. There are 4 different types. Which do you have? Are you using it properly?
Despite what some people say, that horrible baked-on grease and old food on your grates is NOT extra flavor. It’s dirty, acrid tasting junk. Get it cleaned off!
Cast iron grill grates can last more than a lifetime if they are adequately cared for. This means regular cleaning, oiling, and ongoing general maintenance and care.