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How to Reheat Pulled Pork to Perfection And Not Dry it

How reheat pulled pork

Are you tired of eating cold or dry pulled pork leftovers? Well, use this guide to learn how to reheat pulled pork, and dry pork will be a thing of the past. We will walk you through the best techniques and tips to reheat pulled pork to mouthwatering bites. Whether you’re a BBQ aficionado or […]

the Pork Butt Stall Understanding and Overcoming

If you consider yourself a barbecue aficionado, you’re likely familiar with the term “pork butt stall” or are trying to understand what it is and how to deal with it. When smoking a large cut of meat, such as a pork butt or shoulder, you may likely hit a wall, the “smoking temperature stall.” The […]

Understanding The Brisket Stall and How to Avoid It

brisket stall

“The Brisket Stall” is a term commonly used in the world of barbecuing, specifically when smoking brisket. It refers to a phenomenon that occurs during the cooking process where the internal temperature of the brisket plateaus or stops increasing for an extended period of time. While this can be frustrating for pitmasters aiming for a […]

Why is My Brisket Tough?

why is my brisket tough

Brisket, a popular cut of beef, is known for its rich flavor and tender texture when cooked properly. However, sometimes it can turn out tough and chewy, leaving you disappointed with the results. In this article, we will explain some common reasons why your brisket might be tough and provide tips on how to achieve […]

Smoking Brisket at 225°F vs. 250°F: Which Temperature is Best?

Smoking Brisket at 225 or 250

When it comes to smoking brisket, there are various techniques and temperatures that can yield delicious results. Two popular temperature options are smoking at 225°F and 250°F. While both can produce mouthwatering brisket, there are some differences to consider. In this blog post, we will explore the pros and cons of each temperature and help […]

Best Pellet Tube Smoker: Turn your grill into awesome Smoker

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There are a lot of cool grill and smoker accessories that can make grilling fun, but a pellet smoker tube can actually make food cooked on gas, electric, and even a pellet grill taste amazing. Nevertheless, you will find hundreds of options available online and in stores. To make it even harder to choose, these […]

The best fire pit chairs: outdoor Comfort

fire pit chairs

Sitting around a fire pit with a nice cup of hot beverage and chatting with friends and loved ones is one of the purest forms of quality time. So how about doing it in great comfort? In this article I talk about fire pit chairs and, through my tests, research, and own experiences, will share […]

How to Reheat Ribs in Various Ways While Preserving Their Juiciness

How to Reheat Ribs

This article will address a question that many of you have been asking: Hector, how do I reheat ribs without drying them out? In addition, I will explain many methods and tactics for reheating ribs using your grill and oven, plus a bonus tip. Reheating ribs Using a grill or a smoker is the preferred […]

Guidance and Tips for Purchasing Your First Grill

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Welcome to the BBQ Grill Academy. Our website is intended to assist newbies and experts alike in the world of grilling and barbecue, including mastering their grills, discovering new recipes, and locating outstanding equipment and accessories. Getting a decent grill is part of beginning a new BBQ journey; in fact, finding your first grill is […]

Where to probe a brisket for accurate temperature readings

Where to probe a brisket

This article will teach you where to probe a brisket using a meat thermometer to get accurate internal temperature readings, hit crucial target temperatures during the cooking process, and get delicious brisket on every cook. When it comes to BBQ food, smoked whole brisket is one of the most prized meats. It can be a […]

When to Wrap Pork Butt: Temperature, Timing and Methods

when to wrap pork butt

You should wrap your pork butt as soon as the internal temperature stops rising – typically when the temperature is between 165°F and 170°F degrees and is time to wrap. Pork butt is a delicious cut of meat that can be cooked in various ways. In this article, we discuss when to wrap a pork […]

Traeger smoked spatchcock chicken

Traeger spatchcock chicken

If you’ve never spatchcocked a chicken before, now is the time to try it! This is one chicken cooking method everyone should try. This Traeger spatchcock chicken recipe is easy and delicious. The chicken cooks quickly on the grill, and the flavor is amazing. You’re going to love this smoked spatchcock chicken recipe! Spatchcock Smoked […]

Types of Pork Ribs: Learn the Different Cuts

types of ribs list

There are different types of pork ribs, and each one has its unique flavor and texture. In this article, we will discuss all the different types of pork ribs and explain how to cook them. We will also provide recipes for each type of rib so that you can try them at home! What are […]

The Best Pellet Gas Combo Grill: A Comprehensive List and Buyers Guide

list of pellet gas grill combo

What is a pellet gas combo grill? A pellet gas combo grill is a type of grill that uses both wood pellets and natural gas or propane as fuel. These grills feature heating and cooking components from both pellet and gas grills, integrated into a single frame. So you get a pellet grill and a […]

The Different Types of BBQ Meat Smokers: A Comprehensive Guide

different types of bbq smokers

There are many types of BBQ smokers in the market today, and it can be tough to decide which one is right for you. If you’re looking for a smoker, you need to know about the different types of smokers out there. This comprehensive guide will break down all the different types of smokers and […]

The Best wood pellet storage container Ideas to Keep Pellets Fresh Year-Round

wood pellet storage containers

This article is about wood pellet storage containers. We all love cooking with pellets. Wood pellets give food a smokey, wood-fired flavor, and the grills are easy to use. But there is one downside: pellets can be expensive, and you’ll likely want to have different flavors on hand to grill or smoke different cuts of […]

chicken thighs Internal temp: For Great Results

chicken thigh temp

Looking to cook your chicken thighs to juicy, delicious perfection but unsure of what chicken thigh temp you need to reach? You’ve come to the right place.  The temperature at which you cook chicken thighs can significantly affect their flavor and juiciness. To help you, in this guide, we’ll break down the science behind food […]

25 Tailgate Food Ideas and Tailgating recipes

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When throwing a tailgating party, you want tasty food that will please a sports-loving crowd. For your next tailgate, obviously, foods like buffalo wings and having an easy snack for everyone to eat while holding a cold beer in the other hand is a no-brainer. You’ll want a variety of different foods, including simple sandwiches, […]

Which Pellet Grills Made in USA and Where to Find Them

pellet grills made in usa

With many pellet grill brands and models, do you ever find yourself looking for pellet grills made in USA? Welcome to the most current list of pellet grills made in the USA. We know that many brands have chosen to move manufacturing overseas in an effort to reduce costs and bring affordable products to the […]

How To Use A Smoker Box Explained in 5 Steps – A Simple Guide

how to use a smoker box

If you own a gas grill or smoker, you know that propane and gas grills do not produce that authentic “smoky” taste. We are going to take care of that today. Get your smoker box out of the box and ready for use. In this article, we will walk you through the process of using […]

The Pit Boss P Setting-Full Explanation with Settings Chart

pit boss p setting

The Pit Boss P Setting Explained in plain English, What it means, What it Does, and How to Use it. Contrary to what another website states, the P setting is NOT a way to manually control temperature, the P Setting stands for “pause setting” and is a way to manually adjust the grill’s controller and […]

Top Best Grill Brush for Keeping Your Grill Clean in 2024

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After using a few different types of grill brushes, I summarized a few hours of scraping and cleaning to write this article about the best grill brush. To keep your grill grates clean and in good condition, you need a suitable grill brush to clean with. Over time, your grill grates accumulate old grease, fat, […]

Lump charcoal vs briquettes: What is the difference?

lump charcoal vs briquette

Barbecue aficionados and newcomers alike often debate and question why some of us prefer lump charcoal over briquettes. What’s the difference between lump charcoal and briquettes, and which one is better?  This article will discuss the main differences between lump charcoal and briquettes, the pros and cons of both, to help you decide which type […]

8 Best wood chips for smoking Meats and use with you smoker

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Smoked BBQ food gets its distinct “smoky flavor” from burning hardwoods. There are different wood chips for smoking meat, and today we are talking about the best wood chips for smoking meat on either your grill or smoker. Why Use wood chips ? You should buy wood chips because charcoal alone cannot add a good […]

Crispy smoked chicken wings: An Easy Guide Everyone Can Follow

crispy chicken wings

Crispy Smoked chicken wings are a popular party dish and perfect for Super Bowl parties, birthdays, and even for Saturday night game nights. Chicken wings are quick to make and tasteful, making them a crowd pleaser and why wings are so famous. Crispy chicken wings are simple to make, simple to cook, and the perfect […]

How to Clean Grill Grates, Including Cast Iron: To The Point and Simple

how to clean a grill grate

Dirty grates not only look gross but also can change the taste of your food, and old grease can stain your food. In this article, we will show you how to clean grill grates using different methods. Grease, oil, marinades, and food particles get burned onto the grill grates while grilling, eventually hardening. The stuff […]

321 Ribs Method is an Easy path To Delicious Ribs.

321 ribs

321 ribs is a great technique for getting juicy, tender ribs. This method is one of the easiest ways to get great results and add smoke flavor to ribs. I have tried many other methods, but my 321 rib process always yields amazing smoked ribs. The 321 smoking method smokes ribs for 6 hours at […]

Korean BBQ Marinade Recipe – Let’s Do This

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BBQ Is an International passion, and the world gives us various BBQ flavors, colors, and tastes. Today we look at a Korean BBQ Marinade Recipe the I have found easy to make and yields amazing results. For Years I have enjoyed Koren food, especially Korean BBQ. So I did some digging and did some research […]

The 5 best offset smokers A Full Dive Into the Top Performers

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If you are serious about BBQ grilling and smoking meats and are looking for the realest, most authentic way to cook BBQ food, then you need an offset smoker, also known as “stick burners.” If you are ready to step up your barbecue game, I have compiled a list of the best offset smokers on […]

Wood chips vs Wood chunks What’s The Difference, and which one should you use

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If you are new to Barbecue meat smoking or recently purchased a smoker grill, you likely have come across wood chips and wood chunks. Wood is used in meat smoking to add natural wood flavor to foods. Smoking Wood can be found in many flavors, including mesquite, hickory, cherry apple, and unique flavors like Jack […]

Smoked Mac and Cheese – BBQ Grill Academy Style

smoked mac and cheese

Smoked Mac and Cheese is a good side dish for smoked meats; it packs a lot of flavor and pairs well with smoked meats like briskets and pulled pork. A touch of smoke flavor can be added to Mac and Cheese by mixing a few ingredients and cooking it in your smoker. Smoked mad n […]

The 5 Best Vertical Pellet Smokers in 2024

pellet vertical smoker on a wood deck

It is not a surprise that vertical pellet smokers are trending and becoming very popular. These smokers can produce wood-fired flavor but pack the technology and conveniences found in propane or electric appliances. We have published an article on propane smokers, but we are incredibly excited to bring you this review as we actually own […]

The best time to buy a grill – BBQ – Statistics and Facts

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When is the best time to buy a Grill -Plus BBQ Grill Industry Statistics and Facts The best time to buy a grill is typically after summer, around September and October, although this time window can vary depending on your location. The reason is that BBQ grilling is a seasonal pastime for some, especially for […]

Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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Home Made Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce – Add a “kick” to your BBQ Food Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 35 min. Produces1-1/2 cups Ingredients You’ll Need – Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce Recipe. 1 chopped medium onion 1 tablespoon of canola oil 1 minced garlic clove 1 to 3 teaspoons of chili powder (change […]

The Best Pizza Stone For Grills and Ovens: get Crispy Crusts

pizza with olives

Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? If you love pizza, you are probably ready to make your own pizzas at home, try new pizza recipes, and make your own pizza recipes. This article is a comprehensive guide to help you in your search for the best pizza stone for grill use and getting […]

The Best Smoker Boxes For Your Gas Grill We Found in 2024

best smoker box for gas grill

Want to turn your gas grill into a smoker? Well, for that, my friends, you need a smoker box for your gas grill. We all enjoy the advantages of propane and gas BBQ grills. Simply turn a knob, push a button, and fire! You’ve got flames and are ready to cook. Propane grills are clean, […]

How Long to Smoke Ribs at 250°F: Quick Answer

smoked rack of ribs at 250

In this article, we answer a question many of our readers ask, for how long should I smoke ribs? I will use my preferred cooking temperature of 250 degrees to illustrate my point. For smoking ribs, I recommend cooking at 250 or 275 degrees. How long will it take to Smoke ribs at 250 or […]

The best wood for smoking brisket For Better Flavor

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Smoking briskets is an art, and, as with any art, one’s perception, taste, and predilection influence results and opinions. However, award-winning pitmasters such as Aaron Franklin prefer only to use only one type of wood, Oakwood, specifically Post Oak. Oakwood produces a great balanced flavor, and it also burns well in traditional smokers. Other pitmasters […]

The Best Smoker for Beginners to Get Started in BBQ in 2024

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If you are new to barbecuing and smoking meats, welcome. BBQ Grill Academy was founded to help people learn more about BBQ and grilling. If you are getting started it can be challenging to undertand which are the best smokers specially if you are a beginner. There are hundreds of brand and models to choose […]

best wood for smoking ribs – Full Guide guide

smoked ribs on white plate

It took me years of trial and error, a few beers, lots of bags of wood, and research to figure out the best wood for smoking ribs. Smoking meat is a fine art, and as with any art, your taste and preferences play a role in what you consider to be the best. However, it […]

The Best Lump charcoal for your grill and Smokers

Best Lump Charcoal

If you own a charcoal grill, congratulations, you own one of the coolest, most versatile cooking tools ever made. However, unless you use good lump charcoal for your grill or smoker, you might be spinning your wheels and missing out on a world of flavor, efficiency, and great cooking. I went on a hunt to […]

Intro To Pork Cuts: Ultimate Guide Explained

pork cuts on the grill

Intro To Pork Cuts – The ultimate guide to pork cuts I love a well-made ribs platter or pork chops. Pork cuts are my favorite meat to grill and develop my culinary talents. However, to cook an excellent pork recipe, it is essential to understand the different pork cuts to choose the recipe’s right cut.  […]