TOTD – Hot Meat Hurts

Big rubber gloves made for handling meat hot off the grill are cumbersome and unwieldy.  You’d be better off trying to pull your pork or slice your brisket with two mallets taped to your hands than using the bulky unmanageable mitts most BBQ stores sell that are supposedly made for the job. While cooking, I […]


TOTD – Don’t Burn Your Deck Down

Our tip today comes courtesy of Tim Scheer, pitmaster of Shake’N Bake BBQ. Fire safety matters, kids; use protection.  We cook hot and fast and the heat coming off the bottom of our drums can be intense!  Nothing is worse than watching your shiny new Gateway Drum plummet through a perfectly sized hole of its […]


TOTD – Foil the Handles

In an exciting (relative to a root canal) and new feature here on our beloved blog, I will be polling the best pitmasters around to bring you a tip of the day!  Despite the name, this won’t happen every day; just some days.  Doing it every day requires WAY too much commitment! First up is […]