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Traeger Renegade Elite
Oct 2016

The Traeger® Renegade Elite is Good...

By Bob McCarthy

…But There are Other Traeger Grills You Should Also Consider

Traeger is one of the hottest brands on the planet thanks to an impressive and innovative product line. The Renegade is one of many Traeger models, so how do you know which Traeger is the right one for you?

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Oct 2016

10 Best BBQ Rubs

By Bob McCarthy

Rubs are a key component to great BBQ, introducing flavors that compliment the natural taste of food or amping it up and taking it in new directions. Some are relatively simple, comprised of just salt, pepper, and a few herbs and spices, while others are more complex, bringing together layers of flavors from around the world.

But what makes one rub better than another? If you look at the label, most BBQ rubs use similar, if not identical, ingredients. What separates the best from the rest is the quality of those ingredients and the balance of the blend.

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Fall Grilling Essentials
Oct 2016

Fall Grilling Essentials

By Bob McCarthy

Remember in August when you’d come home from work and the neighborhood was filled with the scent of grilled chicken and burgers? Smoke billowed from every yard; you could hear the sizzle as steaks hit your neighbor’s grill. Yet today, a pristine day in October, nobody is grilling. Why? Despite ideal weather, many people abandon their grills at the strike of midnight on Labor Day.

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Oct 2016

Leftover Pulled Pork? Try a Pulled Pork Monte Cristo

By Bob McCarthy

There’s a lot to love about pulled pork, starting with the flavor. A close second, though, is the yield. When it comes to pulled pork, there’s almost always leftovers. Right now, if you were to look in the freezer of any FireCrafter, you’d undoubtedly find a pound or two of pulled pork from a recent cook. We’re constantly using and reusing it for meals, feasting on pulled pork sandwiches, tacos, and nachos.

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Oct 2016

Can Smoked Ice Kick up Your Cocktail?

By Bob McCarthy

We’re a curious bunch. We’re constantly pondering this or that, usually out loud, typically at 4:00 on Friday. So nobody batted an eye when one of us proposed smoking Bourbon. Actually, it spawned another idea: Why mess with a decent bourbon when we could take a run-of-the-mill whisky, smoke it, and give it new life? Now that, everyone agreed, is one heckuva idea.

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Sep 2016

The Best Tailgate Grills for Every Level of Tailgating

By Bob McCarthy

Cool nights and the changing leaves, school supplies and pumpkin flavored everything—fall is here and its onset marks the start of another glorious football season. Saturday, Sunday, Monday night, Thursday night—from Labor Day through the New Year, over half the week features a kickoff and, of course, tailgating.

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