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How to find BBQ smoker hot spots

Don't ruin expensive meat trying to figure out your pit hot spots. For under $5 and in 20 minutes, find ALL the hot spots in your BBQ smoker.

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The Jess Pryles Signature Edition Pit

The JP signature is a refined take on the traditional P&S offset smoker, with functional and practical upgrades. Learn more.

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Introducing… Hardcore Carnivore® RED!

Introducing the newest addition to the Hardcore Carnivore meat seasonings line - HC Red! Designed for white meats and particularly pork butts & ribs.

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5 expert tips for your barbecue competition box

Along with taste and texture, appearance plays a part the final score in comp barbecue. Here's 5 tips to get your competition box looking great.

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How to trim Pork Ribs, competition style

Learn the tricks to trimming pork ribs into a neatly rectangular rack, perfect for competition barbecue

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Meet Hardcore Carnivore Black – your new favorite seasoning rub

Introducing the new meat rub, Hardcore Carnivore™: Black. This jet black colored, charcoal based seasoning rub will totally transform your meats.

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What is Kosher salt and what makes it different?

Kosher salt is an ingredient in most barbecue and general cooking recipes. But what exactly is it, and why is it important to know the difference?

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Meat tshirts – brand new designs available!

Brand new t-shirts for Hardcore Carnivores

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Great books on barbecue, grilling & meat – listed!

My complete list of books about barbecue, grilling, meat and general cookery, split into easy to follow sections.

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9 essential gifts for meat lovers and BBQ fans

Stop stressing out about the perfect gift for carnivores and barbecue fanatics - I've got you covered with these awesome gifts for meat heads.

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A day in the life of a Texas Pitmaster

Lance Kirkpatrick of Stiles Switch shows me just how hard it is to be a pit boss for a living, and reveals a few secrets along the way.

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Best of the TMBBQ Fest 2015

A look at the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival from Austin


How to pick the right wood for barbecuing

Timber talk: know your cherry from your oak


All about the butts – pulled pork

Discover the best cut to use for pulled pork


Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que – Llano, Texas

You haven't lived until you've tried mesquite-smoked prime rib.


Know your pit: a guide to barbecue smokers

Do you know your offset from your pellet grill?


Joseph’s Riverport Bar-B-Cue: Jefferson, Texas

In the piney woods of East Texas, great barbecue awaits.


What is peach paper? A BBQ trend explained.

Peach paper is the ultimate BBQ accessory right now and no, it's not made from peaches...


Meat nerdery: attending BBQ Summer Camp

Turns out the best summer camp is actually for adults.


Pork Ribs – get to know the basics

Do you know your Baby Backs from your St Louis?


Freedmen’s BBQ in Austin, Texas.

Let's be real, this is some of the best barbecue you'll ever have.


Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

Dinner service, brisket cupcakes and addictive corn casserole.

Micklethwait craft meats BBQ in Austin, Texas

Micklethwait Craft Meats

They call it craft meats, we can just call it barbecue.


Kerlin BBQ – big taste, shorter lines

Sometimes it's the quiet guys you gotta watch our for...

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True Hill Country BBQ at Opie’s in Spicewood, Texas

Sometimes it pays to get out of the city - especially when you get to eat barbecue at Opie's.

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The ultimate guide to Austin BBQ.

Everything you ever need to know about eating BBQ in Austin - the superstars, the hidden gems, and the old classics.

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Smoke & Mirrors: what you need to know about barbecue restaurants

Because not all 'cue is created equal.

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Brisket 101 – what exactly is a brisket?

Join me and a hanging beef carcass to find out where exactly brisket comes from, and how it's cut.

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La Barbecue – Cuisine Texicana

There's no one item at La Barbecue you must order, because you have to try it all.

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The Joint, New Orleans – the place for big easy bbq.

Turns out there's great barbecue in Louisiana.


Meat University – it’s a real thing!

Sitting in on the Texas BBQ 101 class at Texas A&M University

Valentina's Tex Mex barbecue, Austin

Is Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ the ultimate in fusion cuisine?

You'll never have to make the cruel choice between having tacos or barbecue for dinner, because now you can have both.


Louie Mueller Barbecue, the Cathedral of Smoke

Push open the creaky wire door and step inside the grand cathedral of Texas BBQ.


Why Hays Co. BBQ Is Completely Worth The Drive

There's not much that is worth battling traffic on I-35 for, but this BBQ just might be it.

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The Kansas City BBQ Tour

Delving reluctantly into the BBQ world outside Texas, I liked what I found in Kansas City


The most influential person at a barbecue restaurant.

And it’s not the butcher, or the owner, or even the pitmaster himself...