Hector Ruiz

Hector Ruiz - President and Editor-in-Chief Lives in: Winter Garden, Florida Bio: Hector is the founder and editor-in-chief of the BBQ Grill Academy. Using charcoal, wood, and fire, he has created remarkable culinary masterpieces over the last two decades, transcending the capabilities of smokers and grills. He is an excellent pitmaster and barbecue expert whose purpose is to teach people how to master their grills and the wide range of foods that may be cooked on grills uniquely and more deliciously than on conventional stoves. His expertise and range go beyond the stereotypical BBQ dishes. Cooking Expertise: Charcoal, wood pellet, and propane grills and smokers. Comprehensive experience smoking large 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

Pork Butt Temp

​​Pork butt temp: What Internal temperature to cook to and other Important Target Temps for great results

One of the most mouthwatering BBQ dishes is made with pork butt. Despite its name, pork butt is derived from the pork shoulder. It is juicy and tender, and when cooked or smoked with the right wood at the proper temperature, it is delicious. The perfect pork temp is between 195 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit …

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Pork Belly VS Bacon

pork belly vs bacon: the differences between pork belly and bacon Explained

Bacon and pork belly are both cuts of pork obtained from the pig’s belly. This is basically where the similarities end and the differences begin. Below are the differences between pork belly vs bacon to help you understand what each meat cut is, what each is used for, as well as cooking and preparation recommendations …

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Best Knife for Cutting Meat

The Best Knife for Cutting Meat – 2022 Guide

If you are looking for the best knife for cutting meat, this article provides you with seven options, including various types of meat-cutting knives.  To find the best meat-cutting knives, we selected and evaluated 15 knives to determine which were the best for chopping, slicing, carving, and trimming. We looked at how well each knife …

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campfire cooking kit

The best 5 campfire cooking kit for Camping, hiking, or Road Trips

If you enjoy camping and the outdoors and are looking for a campfire cooking kit, you are in the right place. In this article, I will show you the best campfire cooking kit, multiple campfire cooking kit options, what to consider when buying campfire cooking equipment, and a few additional tips to make the most …

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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 New Traeger Grills 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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