Alison Uebel

Alison is an amazing writer and food lover. She is an active member of our local restaurant community. "I have worked in the food industry for over 10 years have a deep-felt passion for BBQ food, history, and recipes. It is amazing to share my knowledge and teach others how to enjoy grilling and BBQ Food. Grills I Owns: Pit Boss Pellet Smoker Big Green Egg Large Alison@bbqgrillacademy.com

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

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 …

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The MeatStick Thermometer, An in Depth and Hands On Review

Once in a while, we come across a cool BBQ gadget to help us become better pitmasters. This is the case with the Meatstick. The Meat Stick is a high-quality, wireless thermometer that makes cooking meat simple and easy. The main feature of these new-age thermometers is that they are truly wireless. There are many …

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The best grill light to make your grilling experience and outdoor cooking and grilling easier

If you’re a barbecue enthusiast, then you know that having the best grill light by your side is key to making your nighttime and outdoor cooking grilling experience easier. That’s right, some of us cook at night too! In this article, we’ll talk about the best grill lights on the market and which ones work …

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

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 …

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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 …

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The 10 best wireless meat thermometers to use with your BBQ Smoker or Grill in 2022

A wireless meat thermometer provides flexibility, precision, and information that even the most experienced chefs depend on to know when food is cooked to the right doneness level and ready to be served. Using a quality wireless thermometer with your grill or smoker to monitor the internal temperature of whatever you are cooking is one …

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Pellet Grill vs Gas Grill – Comparison Guide, What’s the difference between the two, and which one Is better

Pellet grills are becoming increasingly popular and are selling well. Some of the reasons are their simplicity, convenience, technological advancement, and also that awesome wood-fired flavor from burning pellets. Gas grills have long been the go-to for those who wanted a grill that was easy to use, fast to get going, and easy to cook …

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Z Grills vs Traeger – A head to Head Comparison of Two Popular Pellet Grills

Welcome, you are in the right place. You are in the market for a new grill and are comparing Z grills vs Traeger. In this article, we take a deep dive into these two excellent pellet grill companies and compare the two. We will cover the differences between Z Grills and Traeger grills, how they …

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Best Gifts For Meat Smokers, Including Useful, Practical, and Even Funny Gift Ideas

When shopping for gifts for meat smokers or BBQ lover like me, the sheer variety of ideas and options is overwhelming. This shopping guide will help you find unique, original, and even funny meat smoker accessories gifts and ideas to impress your friends, loved ones and grilling enthusiasts. I broke down the ideas into Grilling …

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The Best Grill Brushes for Keeping Your Grill Clean in 2022

To keep your grill grates clean and in good condition, you need a suitable grill brush to clean them. Over time, your grill grate accumulates all the burned-off grease, fat, and grime residue from meats, sauces, and food that sticks to the grate. Love it or hate it, the grill grates need to be cleaned …

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How to Reheat Brisket Without Drying It Out or Using a Microwave and Keeping It Moist

How To reheat brisket while keep it from drying is all about using the right method. You can use three different methods instead of a microwave. This guide will teach three different techniques to reheat brisket and how to keep it from drying out. However, when it comes to brisket, if not careful, it is …

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Lump charcoal vs briquettes: What is the difference?

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 …

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Hickory vs. Mesquite: We Explain the Difference Between the Two and Which Should You Use

We know smoking meats requires smoking wood and is the key element to add smoky flavors to any meat. When woods like hickory or mesquite are burned in your grill or smoker, it adds distinct flavors to the meat. However, not all smoking wood taste the same or goes well with every cut of meat. …

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8 Best wood chips for smoking Meats and use with you smoker 2022

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 …

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Crispy smoked chicken wings: An Easy Guide Everyone Can Follow

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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how to Store Smoker Pellets: Wood Pellet Storage Guide with Free Tips and Ideas

Pellet smokers and grills are trending and becoming more common in home backyards and outdoor kitchens every day. Perhaps you were gifted a nice pellet smoker or pellet grill, and because you have the best friends and family in the world, they also gave you a few bags of wood pellets. Now you are scratching …

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The best wood for smoking brisket For Better Flavor

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 …

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