• Big Green Egg Fired up
    Equipment,  Fish,  Recipes,  Tips & Tricks

    How to Choose Wood and Fuel for Your Smoker

    Choosing the type of smoking wood and fuel for your smoker doesn’t have to be difficult. Probably the most frequently asked question we get is do you smoke with lump charcoal or briquettes? Honestly, our answer is, “it depends.” Both have their benefits, however, both have disadvantages as well. More importantly, what type of charcoal you use depends more on what type of cooking vessel you are smoking with. Here are our thoughts on barbecue fuels. Pitmaster precautions First of all, never, ever, never use lighter fluid on lump or briquettes. Not all charcoal is created equal, nor do all grilling product manufacturers have a commitment to producing natural, healthy,…

  • finished and sliced London broil
    Tips & Tricks

    Tips for Marinating a Christmas London Broil

    Christmas is a special holiday and for a special holiday, you deserve a special meal; splurge a little and grill a London broil. London Broil is a more affordable alternative to Prime Rib and takes a shorter amount of time to grill. However, for a London Broil, which is a lean cut of beef, a good marinade is imperative. Marinades impart wonderful flavor and texture to grilled foods. When preparing a London Broil, allow 3/4 lb. per person. London Broil will cook down and this generous estimate accounts for that. WHAT IS A MARINADE A marinade is a flavorful, wet seasoning, in which food is soaked before it is smoked…

  • perfectly cooked pizza off the Big Green Egg
    Big Green Egg,  Equipment,  Recipes,  Tips & Tricks

    Tips for Pizza on the Big Green Egg

    Nothing compares to a brick oven pizza and if you own a Big Green Egg, or any other ceramic cooker, you can make delicious pizza at home. Recently, we experimented with a few techniques to enhance our pizza preparation. Making this particular recipe does take time, typically 4-5 hours; however, in this article, we included a couple of time saving strategies, for an easy weeknight dinner. Making the dough for the Big Green Egg Pizza In the past, we made our pizza dough from scratch using a recipe from the Big Green Egg forum (a website for Big Green Egg enthusiast), but today we decided to try DeLallo’s Italian Pizza…

  • whiskey smoky barbecue chicken plated
    Proteins,  Recipes,  Tips & Tricks

    Whiskey Smoked Barbecue Chicken

    Grilling chicken is one of our favorite “go-to” meals in the summer. It is quick, easy, and just takes a little bit of prep. This recipe is ideal for chicken drumsticks, but I am not a fan of dark meat.  We substituted skinless, boneless chicken breast and it turned out delicious. For this Whiskey Smoky Barbecue Chicken, as with any grilled chicken recipe, the most important, MOST CRUCIAL step is the brine. WHY BRINE CHICKEN? Chicken is a very lean protein.  Brining the poultry helps maintain moisture and impart flavor. After trying several “salt” based potions, I have found using a 1:1 ratio of sugar to salt, mixed thoroughly in…

  • Grilled vegetables
    Equipment,  Recipes,  Sides,  Tips & Tricks

    Top 5 Grilling Techniques to Improve Your Waistline

    Let’s face it, we are all trying to eat more healthy and watch our weight, but we also love our grills, smokers and outdoor cooking vessels. When it comes to grilling, you might think of savory, fatty foods, slathered in a coat of sugary barbecue sauce; however, grilling – a high-heat method of cooking directly over the flames or hot coals, can be advantageous when trying to lose G. Small or thin sliced pieces of food are best when it comes to grilling. However, there are two types of grilling – direct and indirect. DIRECT GRILLING Usually, direct grilling involves thin cuts of meat like steak, pork chops, kebabs, and…

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