Tips & Tricks

Blog posts with tips on how to BBQ.

Last Minute Turkey Tip: Carving

November 27, 2013

Thanks to my friends from Butterball turkeys for the simple and easy techniques for carving your Thanksgiving turkey. CARVING THE BREAST First, allow your cooked turkey to [...]

Last Minute Turkey Tip — Thawing Your Frozen Turkey

November 25, 2013

Never thaw your turkey on the kitchen counter. Temperatures fall within the danger zone of 40°F to 140°F that promotes active growth of bacteria. If left on a kitchen counter, a frozen turkey will thaw from the outside in. As its surface warms, bacteria multiply. In the time it takes for the entire turkey to thaw, the surface bacteria can multiply to dangerous levels [...]

Couchgating and Tailgating With Food Safety In Mind

October 9, 2013

Whether it's cooking in your backyard for your couchgating event or tailgating in the stadium parking lot of your favorite football team you safety in your cooking methods are important. With the recent recalls of chicken and ground beef for bacteria related reasons I thought this might be a good time to review a few safety measure that will help insure a safe and successful outdoor cooking event. [...]

You Just Can’t Fix Stupid! Wake Up Grillers!

June 3, 2013

I can't even big to express how upset I am this morning. It seems it's always the children who suffer for the stupidity of adults. It happens every year, usually more than once, that a child is injured because an adult uses gasoline to start a grill. [...]

Ribs 101 from Buedel Fine Meats

May 20, 2013

At Buedel Fine Meats and Provisions, we have a simple mission: Listen to you, our customer, understand your needs and then meet them with the finest quality meats, along with [...]

Homemade Mosquito Repellent

March 26, 2013

It’s Spring here in Northern California and that means it has become just warm enough for the mosquitoes to breed in the pools of water that lie around in the parks, [...]

BBQ & Grilling….a Primer

March 20, 2013

I came across this blog post by Colonel Jim Knepper on his Great Q4U blog.  There is a lot of good information contained in this post. The information and methods described [...]

BBQ Tip #27: Beans

March 14, 2013

Beans are an important part of a great outdoor cooking experience.  Whether you’re fixing up a batch of Red Beans and Rice as an entree or Texas Ranch Beans as a side [...]
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