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Can you or Should You use Smoker Boxes or Pellet Tubes in a Pellet Grill

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The answer is yes to both questions. You can use smoke boxes or pellet tubes in your pellet grill to add more smoke volume to the cooking chamber injecting more smoke into the food. However because of how pellet grills work, pellet tubes work a bit better in these machines.  Pellet grills have gained immense […]

10 Tips to Stay Cool When BBQing Outside During Hot Summer Months

tips for BBQ in hot weather

Is nice and warm out, summertime means time to dust off the old Weber and burn some meat, I mean, grill some meat. Yeap, is that time of the year again when BBQ warriors and once-a-year grill experts get ready to put some time behind their preferred cooker.  Nevertheless, on top of the heat generated […]

Griddle vs Grill: Which is Better for Cooking Outdoors?

griddle vs grill

Cooking outdoors has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s no surprise why. Cooking outdoors allows you to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and company of friends and family while preparing delicious meals. Oh, and let’s not forget flavor! Two of the most popular cooking options for outdoor cooking are griddles and grills. In […]

9 Grilling hacks for Beginners

Grilling hacks for Beginners

If you’re new to grilling, here are a few tips and hacks to get you started on the right path and enjoy your grill more.  There are numerous things you can do and accessories you can purchase to make your life easier around the grill, but there are a few fundamentals you should learn and […]

Getting Started in BBQ and Grilling – Beginners Guide, Advice and Tips

getting started in bbq and grilling

If you are thinking about getting started in BBQ and grilling, or if you are considering jumping into this world, we have a few pointers that can help you carve the path to an amazing journey. Grilling and BBQ are two distinct culinary arts, but both involve and require many of the same techniques, skills, […]

How much brisket per person

how much brisket per person explained

In this article, we answer the question many of our readers have been asking. Yes, we read your emails, and based on popular demand, I will explain how much brisket you need per person, both when planning and measuring raw or cooked brisket.  There is a difference in weight between raw and cooked brisket. But […]

Cheap grilling ideas: Easy to make, budget-friendly, and still delicious

Cheap Grilling Ideas

More than ever, everyone is keeping a close eye on their wallets, and with that in mind, our team at BBQ Grill Academy put together these easy, low-cost, affordable grilling ideas to keep enjoying your grill and cook great meals for your friends and family on a dime. This article will provide you with nine […]

Pellet Grill Accessories for the Best Grilling Experience

pellet grill accessories list

In this article, we’ll share some great pellet grill accessories on the market today to supercharge your grill. We’ll talk about why each accessory is useful, and we’ll give you tips on how to choose the right one for your needs. So whether you just got a shiny new grill and are looking for accessories […]

The Kamado Joe Pellet: The Pellet Joe First Review and Impressions

kamado joe pellet grill

If you have not heard, Kamado Joe has been hard at work on a new project: the Kamado Joe Pellet grill. When it comes to kamado grills, you will hear popular names like “Big Green Egg” and “Kamado Joe.” These two brands have dominated the kamado grill market and make excellent charcoal grills. Kamados can […]

What is Blue Steak? Is it safe to eat?

what is blue steak

In this article, we teach you everything about blue steak. We go over what exclay is blue steak, is it safe to eat, temperatures, and more. Some people like to eat meat well done, while others like to eat steak. Yes, my friends, there is a difference between burning meat and a properly grilled steak, […]

Top 5 WiFi pellet grills And Smokers [ 2024 ] – Wood Fired Flavor Meets Technology

wifi pellet grills

A WiFi pellet grill gives every BBQ enthusiast, regardless of skill level, an extra level of convenience, control, and monitoring. WiFi equipped pellet grills may be operated, controlled, and monitored remotely while cooking, allowing you to spend more time with your friends and family. This is incredible technology, and it is no surprise that everyone […]

This is How long to smoke a brisket per pound Explained

how long to smoke a brisket per pound

Smoking a brisket is a lot of work but also a lot of fun, and if done right, the results are one of the most tender, juicy, and flavorful meats you can have. Knowing how long to smoke a brisk is the first step to attaining good results. To achieve the best results when smoking […]

Best Budget Smokers 2024: Tested to BBQ Great food without spending a ton

best budget smoker

Everyone loves smoked meat, and everyone wants to try their own pulled pork recipe at home. Good news! Smoking your own meats at home does not have to be expensive. We’ll show you nine budget-friendly smokers as well as what to look for in a cheap smoker so it can still get the job done […]

Pit Boss Erl code – The Common Er1 Code Meaning, Fix and Prevention


Your Pit Boss is an amazing cooking machine, but if you don’t keep it clean or one of its electrical components goes bad, you will see an error code on the control board. No Bueno amigo! In this article, I will explain what the most common and annoying Pit Boss error code ( Er1 ) […]

5 Best BBQ Tools Set: Grill tools to Enhance Grilling in 2024

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A good BBQ tools set for your grill or smoker with useful accessories can help you enjoy your grill and enhance your cooking experience. In this article, I go over the best grill tools sets and show you the ones that stood up to my tests. I also add my personal experience and feedback using […]

What is lump charcoal? We explain

what is lump charcoal

Lump charcoal is natural hardwood, tree branches, and twigs that have been cooked in a low oxygen environment to create hardwood lump charcoal. This charcoal is called lump charcoal because after the hardwood is cooked and turned into charcoal, it retains its natural shape and tree-like characteristics resulting in large lumps of coals. How Hardwood […]

Best charcoal rake

best charcoal rake

The Best Charcoal Rake You can Buy today to Safely handle charcoal Ever wonder if there is some sort of tool to remove ash from your grill, handle charcoal, move it around, spread split, and rake it. Yeap, there is a tool for that and is called a charcoal rake. A charcoal rake is a […]

How to Use An Offset Smoker: A Simple Guide

how to use an offset smoker

Offset smokers can be intimidating for some users. Offset Smokers are large, have two chambers, and some people are also unfamiliar with charcoal. Don’t let the size and the dual chambers of these smokers discourage you. True, offset smokers are built to support even the most professional levels of BBQ smoking, but they can also […]

How to Use a Charcoal Chimney: Starting Coals in 5 Simple Steps

lump charcoal in pile

Likely you have seen people pouring lighter fluid on a stack of charcoal, and then a big ball of fire erupts. If you pay close attention to that fire, you will see dirty black smoke and notice the chemical smell.  Today we will look at How To Properly Use A Charcoal Chimney, as well as […]

how to cook pizza in a gas grill

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Cooking pizza on a gas or charcoal grill can add extra flavor to your pizza and is a great way to enjoy your summer or an outdoor kitchen, plus entertain friends. Pizza baked on charcoal grills will absorb a bit of smoke adding flavor and bringing it closer to the traditional brick oven pizza flavor. […]

how long to grill burgers-what temp to grill burgers on a propane grill

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How long to grill burgers – What temperature to Grill burgers on a propane or charcoal grill – burger grill time chart Burgers are perhaps the most commonly cooked food on propane and charcoal grills. Burgers are easy to prepare and fast to cook. Grilled beef burgers pack amazing flavor, and it is affordable to grill […]

Meat Temperature Chart and Food Safety

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Knowing the proper meat temperatures at which to cook or grill your foods is extremely important. Undercooked or raw foods can be hazardous and cause diseases. meat temp chart And Food Safety Sometimes meats are not cooked to safe temperatures; for example, steak medium-rare is cooked to 130F to 135F degrees, but according to, beef, […]

How To Light Charcoal Without Lighter Fluid – Alternatives, Tips, and Tricks

charcoal in charcoal grill

We all enjoy our charcoal grills, but the charcoal starting process can be messy and time-consuming. Many people despise the charcoal lighting process as much as cleaning their grills, and the reasons are legitimate. Lighting charcoal is not a simple process, and many users end up using lighting fluid to speed up the process. In this article, […]

how to smoke a brisket – An Easy to Follow Guide

sliced brisket

Mastering the art of smoking a brisket can be a challenge. I hear many stories of people trying to smoke a brisket and end up with tough and dry meat. Personally, I had to go through a few failures first before I mastered the right methods to ensure that I always end up with a […]

The 5 Best Yakitori Grills of 2024 – Ranked and Reviews

skewers on grill

Yakitori is a Japanese dish traditionally involving skewered meat cooked on a Japanese Yakitori grill. This traditional Japanese plate is then served as a kabob. Yakitori grills are fun small grills meant to cook skewers on a tabletop. Besides their Japanese origins and purpose, these grills are also portable, available in charcoal and electric models, […]

Best Grill covers to Protect your Grills in 2024

bbq grill outdoor kitchen

We all enjoy our BBQ grills and smokers, but from time to time, you might have to give your BBQ grill a little break depending on where you live. And, while some of us here in Florida have good weather all year and can use our grills all the time, others have harsh winters, making […]

5 Best Propane Smokers If Charcoal Is Not your thing

propane smoker cooked ribs

If you are reading this article, probably, you have enjoyed a good plate of smoked meat. You went to a local BBQ restaurant and ordered smoked pulled pork, brisket, ribs, or anything else smoked, and now you are hooked. Now you want to cook your own smoked ribs or brisket at home and want to […]

The Best 2-Burner Gas Grills in 2024

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Gas grills are among the easiest to use, and the best 2-burner gas grills are usually reasonably priced. So with that in mind, we decided to put together a guide on the two-burner grills available on the market today. The two-burner grill will be great for small families and small gatherings. Just remember, if you […]