Tips and Techniques Articles

With years of experience under our belts, we’ve gathered a wealth of knowledge. We share our top tips and techniques to help you master the art of upgrading your backyard lifestyle.
Q&A: Getting the Temperature Just Right

May 10, 2024 | Lucas

Q&A: Getting the Temperature Just Right

One of our readers writes in and asks us how to control the temperature when smoking meat. We've got the answers they're looking for!

Perfecting the Sizzle: Understanding the Ideal Cooking Temperatures for Beef

May 09, 2024 | Ben

Perfecting the Sizzle: Understanding the Ideal Cooking Temperatures for Beef

Want to cook the perfect steak, brisket or burger? Then you need to know what the perfect temperatures are for cooking your beef.

Is Flank Steak Really a Cheap Option?

January 31, 2024 | Lucas

Is Flank Steak Really a Cheap Option?

Curious about the cost and reputation of flank steak? We discuss its flavor, versatility, and recent price increase in our in-depth analysis.

Cooking a Medium-Rare Ribeye Perfectly Every Time

January 31, 2024 | Ben

Cooking a Medium-Rare Ribeye Perfectly Every Time

Learn the art of grilling a perfect medium rare ribeye with precise timing, heat control, and expert tips.

Backyard Additions You Need to Expand Your Winter Living Space

December 03, 2023 | Ben

Backyard Additions You Need to Expand Your Winter Living Space

Expand your winter living space with these backyard additions. From fire pits to hot tubs, stay warm and cozy outdoors all season long.

Step by Step Guide to Cleaning a Cast Iron Grill Pan

August 12, 2023 | Austin

Step by Step Guide to Cleaning a Cast Iron Grill Pan

Cleaning and maintaining your cast iron grill pan is essential for optimal performance and longevity. Here's everything you need to know.

How Does a Pellet Smoker Work: The Complete Breakdown

August 07, 2023 | Austin

How Does a Pellet Smoker Work: The Complete Breakdown

Want to learn all about pellet smokers and how they work? From components to operation, this guide covers everything you need to know.

How to Thicken a BBQ Sauce: Expert Tips & Techniques

July 21, 2023 | Austin

How to Thicken a BBQ Sauce: Expert Tips & Techniques

You love BBQ sauce but you don't want a runny sauce - here are four of the best, easiest, and tastiest ways to thicken a BBQ sauce.

The Surprising Truth: Does BBQ Sauce Contain Dairy?

July 19, 2023 | Austin

The Surprising Truth: Does BBQ Sauce Contain Dairy?

If you have a dairy allergy, you might wonder if BBQ sauce contains dairy. Some do, some don't. Here's how to tell and what you can do.

What Goes With BBQ Meatballs? Here's Some Ideas

July 19, 2023 | Austin

What Goes With BBQ Meatballs? Here's Some Ideas

You want to cook up some BBQ meatballs but don't know what goes with them. That's perfectly okay because we have plenty of ideas for you.

6 Charcoal Grilling Tips To Enhance Your Barbecue Experience

July 18, 2023 | Austin

6 Charcoal Grilling Tips To Enhance Your Barbecue Experience

Want to enhance your barbecue experience? Check out these 6 charcoal grilling tips that will make you a grill master.