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May Is National BBQ Month

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May is the unofficial start of summer and cooking outdoors. There are many ways to enjoy a great barbecue, from smoking to braising. Grilling is a way to celebrate food while enjoying the company of friends and family. We've compiled our favorite barbecuing and grilling articles for you to honor National Barbecue Month!

Smoked meat cut up

BBQ Smokers 101: How to Begin Smoking Meats

Don’t rush out to buy a smoker during the first warm spring weekend. Here’s how to enter the wild world of smoking meats without risking either fire or food poisoning.
Fire pit being used as a grilling station

How to Turn Your Fire Pit into a Grilling Station

Your firepit is a great place for outdoor cooking. Depending on the style of the firepit, you can use it for charcoal or wood grilling, adding a smoky taste to anything you cook.
Flipping burgers on a grill with tongs

How to Create the Ultimate Grilling Area

Grilling out on the patio is an essential part of summer and a good way to enjoy the nice weather of the season. Here are a few tips for creating the ultimate grill area on your patio to enjoy.
The perfect steak on the grill

How to Grill a Perfect Steak

Cooking a perfect steak will depend on a few factors. Between cuts, rubs, flavors, techniques, and timing, you can choose how to make the perfect steak.
Fire pit with fire

How to Incorporate Wood into Your Grilling Repertoire

This summer explore stepping up your grilling game by incorporating wood into your grilling repertoire. Wood is a fun and tasty way to make your food more interesting as it adds a different dimension of both technique and taste to your grill experience.
Man cooking on a griddle in the backyard

5 Reasons to Add a Backyard Griddle to Your Outdoor Kitchen

Griddles offer grillers a flat and smooth cooking surface with varying temperature zones and excellent temperature control. Griddles will give you extra ease and versatility when outdoor cooking.
Man cleaning the grill grates

Grill Cleaning Tips

To keep your grill in proper working order without carbon deposit and grease build-up, wipe down the grill after every use, but do a thorough cleaning at least twice a year.
Featuring a charcoal grill with people in the background having a cookout

Best Ways to Start a Charcoal Grill

Food just tastes so much better when it’s cooked on the grill. Here are three of the best ways to become a seasoned pro.