Hector Ruiz

Meet Hector, the founder of BBQ Grill Academy. Over the last two decades, he has been grilling using charcoal, pellet, propane, grills, and smokers. He is the ultimate pitmaster and BBQ enthusiast. His expertise cooking on various grills is considerable, having owned numerous Weber grills, including a few Classic Weber Kettles, two Smoky Mountain Smokers, and now owning a Pit Boss Pellet Smoker, Traeger Ironwood, and a Big Green Egg Large. Spiritual Animal: His 2014 Harley Breakout :) BBQ cooking experience: Cooking using charcoal, pellet, and propane grills, including smokers. Comprehensive experience smoking significant cuts of meat like briskets, pork shoulders, and whole hogs. Email: [email protected] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbqgrillacademy Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hector-ruiz-36aba9201

best smoker cookbooks

BBQ Books: The Top 6 Best Smoker Cookbooks in 2022

Picking up a BBQ smoker cookbook to learn how to smoke meat is one of the best decisions a BBQ enthusiast can make. There are thousands of videos and articles available, but these smoker cookbooks are incredible sources of years of expertise and award-winning recipes from renowned and highly regarded pitmasters. BBQ is very subjective. …

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oklahoma joe rider dlx

Oklahoma Joe Rider DLX – Reviewed, the Good and the Bad

As a BBQ enthusiast, the name Oklahoma Joe brings to mind images of “rugged”, charcoal-burning smokers. That’s because Oklahoma Joe has been making rustic-looking charcoal grills and offset smokers for a long time now. The classic solid wagon wheels are a recognizable and signature look of Oklahoma Joe’s smokers. However, times change and every company …

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Traeger timberline xl

The Traeger Timberline XL – Review and What’s New

Traeger Timberline XL Review: New Features, Pricing, and Our Thoughts Traeger has just released their latest pellet grill, the Timberline XL. This model is an upgrade to the popular Timberline 850 and 1300 models. It features several new improvements, including a Wi-Fi-enabled controller, an upgraded auger system, and a redesigned hopper lid. The Timberline XL …

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the nomad grill

The Nomad Grill Smoker Review: A High-Performance, Portable Grill for Outdoor Enthusiasts

You love grilling outdoors but hate having to lug around a big, heavy grill, introducing the Nomad Grill. The Nomad Grill is the perfect grill for outdoor enthusiasts who like to travel, the beach, and camp. It is a high-performance, portable grill built tough to withstand the elements. The Nomad Grill is easy to use …

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best bbq rub

The Best BBQ Rub: 9 BBQ Rubs To Make Your Meat Taste Amazing

A good BBQ rub can make good meat taste better and turn plain ‘ol ribs into award-winning meat. Despite being very secretive with their recipes, you will find a variety of pitmasters, who are selling their best and competition-winning rub recipes. This article brings you nine BBQ rubs, some from award-winning pitmasters, that you can …

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Z grills vs Pit Boss

Z Grills vs Pit Boss- A Head to Head Comparison of Two Popular Pellet Grills Brands, We look at performance, build Quality and value

If you are looking for a new grill, you have probably come across two popular brands: Z Grills and Pit Boss. So, in this article, we will compare Z Grills vs Pit Boss to help you determine which wood pellet grill is best for you. These two pellet grill companies are popular because they provide …

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pit boss vs traeger

Pit Boss vs Traeger Pellet Grill: The Ultimate Comparison Guide to Help you Decide Which One Should you Buy

Wood pellets grills are a good addition to every house because they combine everything you love about a smoker and a standard grill. We will cross-reference Pit Boss vs Traeger grills and explain how they vary. Traeger and Pit Boss are among the first companies to mass-produce wood pellet grills and are the most popular. …

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best portable pellet grills

The Best Portable Pellet Grill 7 Winning Options Plus a Comprehensive Buyer’s Guide For 2022

What better way to enjoy the freedom of the outdoors than to take your portable pellet grill with you and cook delicious BBQ everywhere you go, even to the neighbor’s house? In this article, we will help you select the best portable pellet grill among hundreds of options. Not every portable pellet grill is of …

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best drum smoker

7 Best Drum Smokers Reviews and Buyer’s Guide: Best Drum Smokers in 2022

Which is the Best Drum Smoker in the market right now. In this article, we answer that question. So you have been doing your homework and discovered drum smokers. You have fallen in love and now are looking for the best drum smokers to add to your backyard collection. You are in the right place, and …

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