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Flame Boss vs BBQ Guru®

For years BBQ Guru® has been the first name in automatic temperature control for smokers, dominating the market with controllers that maintain a consistent temperature for hours. As with all great products, however, other brands have adopted the technology and pushed it forward. Perhaps the most notable of those brands is Flame Boss. With a ground-breaking variable speed fan and simple out-of-the-box usability, Flame Boss has become a legitimate alternative to BBQ Guru, spurring discussion about how the two compare. In fact, of all the questions we receive, it’s perhaps the most frequently asked.

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Turn you gas grill into a smoker

Turn Your Gas Grill Into A Smoker

Whether it's BBQ, vegetables or a Thanksgiving turkey, there's nothing like smokers food. Moist and tender infused with just the right amount of smoke, it has a unique flavor that's hard to replicate. But just because you have a gas grill doesn't mean you can't enjoy smoked food. All you need is to set up an indirect cooking zone on your grill-and, of course, smoke.

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How to use wood chips

How to Use Wood Chips For Smoking

There are very few things in life as good as smoked food. When infused with a hint of smoke, just about everything tastes better. Although most people associate smoke with traditional BBQ, it can add another layer of flavor to everything from seafood and vegetables to poultry and pizza, and even dessert (imagine indulgent chocolate brownies with a dose of luscious pecan smoke!) However, you don't need a smoker to enjoy delicious smoked food.

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BBQ Ribs -smoking on your grill

Smoking on Your Grill

In the South, barbecue is a type of food or way of cooking food "low and slow" that creates tender, moist, and smoky meats. This is the type of food cooked at barbecue competitions and usually includes ribs, pulled pork, brisket, chicken, and whole hogs. It is really just another version of indirect grilling with a few twists.

Here is how you accomplish this famous technique using a gas or charcoal grill (not a smoker):

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How to light charcoal

How to Light Charcoal

When it comes to authentic BBQ flavor, nothing beats cooking with charcoal. It adds a rich, smoky layer of flavor you just don’t get with gas grills. Yet despite the fact that many people prefer charcoal flavor, they've been turned off to grilling with it by the misconception that it’s difficult to light and hard to use. However, if you’re using high-quality charcoal and follow a few simple steps, it takes only a little more effort than grilling with gas.

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Grilling Pizza: Fun Family Meals and Easy Entertaining

Grilled Pizza: Fun Family Meals and Easy Entertaining

There are very few things as easy, fun, and delicious as grilled pizza. Whether you’re a traditionalist who prefers classics like cheese and pepperoni or a foodie who enjoys exotic toppings like shrimp and fig, pizza on the grill is the perfect outdoor meal for an evening of family fun, entertaining friends, or a quiet date night. It doesn’t matter if you own a gas grill, charcoal grill, or pellet grill, anyone can grill perfect pizza.

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Food Temperatures

One of the great grilling challenges is determining when food is "done." There are some things you can do to make this major decision much easier. The first is to use a good thermometer to determine food's "doneness." Be sure to insert the thermometer in the thickest part of the meat and not close to any bones. If you have a very thin piece of meat, stick the thermometer into the side. Below are the FDA guidelines for "doneness" but we tend to pull our meats off of the grill a little earlier. Once the meats are removed from the grill we cover them with aluminum foil and let them rest for 5-10 minutes. The food continues to cook while resting and makes for much juicier meat.
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