Jess Pryles

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Travel, Dining Out and Lifestyle stories from a Hardcore Carnivore

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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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Exploring Umami ingredients: Porcini Powder

If you're a carnivore then you're a fan of umami. Get to know the ingredients that help boost the 'meatiness' factor, like Porcini Powder.

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How to make your own knife roll

Keep your knives safe during travel with this simple denim and vinyl knife roll.

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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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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for unique gift ideas for grill lovers and meat fans? I have you covered with these 9 great options.

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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.

nora's tacos in sabinal texas
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The Meat Lovers Guide to: Uvalde County, Texas

Home to the Frio, Nueces and Sabinal rivers, Uvalde County is an outdoor-lovers paradise. Here's where you should eat while in Uvalde, carnivore style.

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DIY cookbooks – a perfect holiday gift

Blurb lets you create your dream book, whether for sale or giving as a gift.

brunch spread at city pork in baton rouge
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The Meat Lovers Guide to: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Just upriver from New Orleans on the banks of the Mississippi sits Louisiana's capitol city, come explore all the meaty delights of Baton Rouge.

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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?

steak & bourbon, a complete meal at Freedmens bar in Austin
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Meat tshirts – brand new designs available!

Brand new t-shirts for Hardcore Carnivores

best books on barbecue, grilling and meat
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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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Say It With Bacon: how to make bacon roses.

Upon first glance, these flowers look like real varigated roses, but you gotta look at little closer...

mini fried chicken & waffles with candied jalapenos
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5 Great Appetizer Recipes For Game Day.

You've got the big screen... You've got the beer... Now make sure your snack game is tight with these great recipes.

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Game Plan: a first timers hunting experience.

It's the ultimate test for any carnivore - do you have the guts to actually kill your own meat? Here's the story of my first hunting encounter.

the illusionist cocktail with barrel aged treaty oak gin
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Libations: The Illusionist with Ancho syrup

If you're a fan of the brown spirits, you are going to love this cocktail made with barrel-aged gin.

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The most popular 9 posts of 2015

A round up of all y'alls favorite recipes, posts and articles of 2015!

tamalada making tamale for christmas
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Tamalada – the Christmas tradition of tamale making

Ever made 172 tamale in a day? Join a traditional Tamalada and see exactly what goes into making these delicious parcels of corn dough and meat.

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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.

lance kirkpatrick of stiles switch bbq
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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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Meat themed t shirts for all!

Celebrate your carnivorous tendencies and show the world you're a proud meat eater with these tees!

snows brisket, lexington
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Best of the TMBBQ Fest 2015

A look at the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival from Austin

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Know your pit: a guide to barbecue smokers

Do you know your offset from your pellet grill?

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Carnivores Ball – Austin 2015

An epic BBQ event for the discerning meat enthusiast.

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The Meat Lovers Guide To: Abilene, Texas.

Join me for a meat-themed road trip to Abilene and the legendary Perini Ranch

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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...

garrison brothers texas bourbon in glass with burgermary jess pryles
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Libations: The Hill Country Howdy, a bourbon cocktail

A concoction of Garrison Brothers bourbon, white peaches and pink peppercorns.

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Meat nerdery: attending BBQ Summer Camp

Turns out the best summer camp is actually for adults.

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Which type of burger are you?

Short stack or high tower? Identify your preference!

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2015 birthday wish list

A few awesome items that you might like to gift yourself with, too!

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A Texas Grocery Store Through A Foreigner’s Eyes

To you it's a grocery store. To me, it's a whole new world of edible wonder.

Walmart through the eyes of a foreigner.

From squeezable cheese to roadside memorials, let me take you on a tour through Walmart.

Live Fire, 2014

Franklin BBQ short ribs, tallow cooked potatoes and even escargot.

Fond artery-hardening memories of the State Fair of Texas

Where the motto should be "if you can eat it, we can fry it".

grapefruit old fashioned recipe
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Libations: Texas Old Fashioned with smoked honey

An updated Texas twist on an old classic.

Meat University – it’s a real thing!

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

salt & time butcher shop in Austin Texas

Reviving the traditional butcher shop at Salt & Time

Reviving the art of of butchery, sourcing local and exploring a variety of cuts, welcome to Salt & Time.

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How To Season Cast Iron (Like A Boss)

Cast iron is one of the best cooking surfaces around - you just have to season it right to start with.

Carnivores Ball – 2014 – The Pics!

All the festivities from the second annual ball in Melbourne

Caddo Lake – A Magical Place in East Texas

I think I have a new favourite place to escape. It’s one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I’ve ever had the fortune to visit, and it’s...

DIY Whipped Beef Tallow Body Butter

Sounds a little weird, but it's actually great for your skin. Welcome to the world of cosMEATics.

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How to make your own Sweet Tea Vodka

Dangerously easy to drink, make your own tea-infused vodka at home.

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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

First Timer’s New Orleans – the complete guide

Headed to New Orleans for the first time? Here's everything you'll need to know for a perfect visit.

The most influential person at a barbecue restaurant.

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