How-to's & Guides

August 21, 2021
How To Make Charcoal

Have you ever been in the shops looking to purchase some quality charcoal in preparation for a lovely barbecue and thought, could I make this myself, how hard can it be? The answer is yes you can, and this article will tell you exactly how you can do this from the comfort of your own […]

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August 20, 2021
Is Blue Steak Safe?

Blue steak is a steak that has been cooked on the grill for a minimal amount of time and is about as close as you can get to eating raw meat. This is why it is also referred to as an extra rare steak, the polar opposite of a well-done steak. While this by no […]

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August 17, 2021
What is Flank Steak? Alternative Names and How to Cook it

Flank steak has the potential to be one of the tastiest cuts of meat you will ever eat. However, it is also a piece of meat that is very easy to cook badly, and if you do, you will find yourself eating a very chewy steak. Where does Flank Steak Come From? As you can […]

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August 16, 2021
How To Put Out Charcoal BBQ?

Once you have finished using your charcoal grill for the day it is important that you safely and tidily dispose of the hot coals that remain. In this guide, we will give you all the information you need to put out your charcoal barbeque. The cleanup that follows using a charcoal grill is probably the […]

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August 4, 2021
How to Tell When Pork Ribs Are Done

There are tons of methods to test the doneness of pork ribs, but they can be confusing. Learn how to read meat and bone texture, poke it with a finger or two, and use a meat thermometer for foolproof cooking. Plus, get the best rib recipes! Ribs are often made at home, but knowing when […]

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July 30, 2021
Bringing Texas To The UK: Smoked Brisket Recipe

If you've ever wanted to make a smoked brisket at home that tastes as good, if not better, than the best BBQ joints in Texas then this recipe is for you! How do you cook a brisket? That is probably the most common question I receive from readers, right up there with How do you […]

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June 30, 2021
How To Reheat Ribs

I'm sure your ribs are so yummy that they're all gone and you won't need to be using these reheating tips On the off chance you have leftover ribs, you may want to know how to reheat them. Make sure you refrigerate them as soon as possible; ideally within an hour or two. The longer […]

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January 7, 2021
How To Make The Perfect Burger - Our Guide To Temperatures and Grilling

There are countless ways to prepare the perfect burger. Each one will have its toppings, flavourers, and stuffings. However, they need to be cooked properly in the interest of health and safety.  If you grill your burger on a heat that’s too high, then you will end up with either burnt or dried out burgers. […]

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January 7, 2021
What is Liquid Smoke? Does it Work?

Within the BBQ community's liquid smoke is often considered an inexpensive way to add a smoky flavour to a dish. Some folks may criticize it as they feel a smoker is the only real way to experience true smoky flavours.  The key reason for using liquid smoke is to impart a tasty flavour without having […]

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December 12, 2020
What is Cassava (Yuca)?

Cassava is a very long tube-like starchy root that is an indispensable ingredient in lots of the Caribbean and American cuisines. It is taken in mashed, included with stews, and they make chips and bread with it too. Cassava, also referred to as yuca, has to be pressed or cooked prior to consumption, as it […]

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