Tag Archives | equipment

The Smokenator

How to turn your Weber charcoal grill into a smoker

I’ve had a lot of people on my YouTube channel ask me various questions about slow smoking on my 26.75″ Weber One Touch Gold Charcoal Grill.  Up to this point, my current setup has been fairly straight forward and I generally follow this process: I place a few chunks of my favorite smokewood along one […]

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The 3 Best BBQ Knives

Three Knives Every BBQ’er Should Own

In my opinion, there are three types of knives that every BBQ addict (whether pro or recreational) should own:  a boning knife, a slicing knife and a chef knife.  Below is a picture of the three I own so you can have a visual of them side by side, then I’ll quickly walk through each […]

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custom offset BBQ wood smoker

Homemade Offset Wood Smoker

A good friend of mine sent me the below pics of his dad’s homemade offset BBQ wood smoker.  It’s a 250 gallon rig with a welded-in water pan that runs the length of the smoker.  It also has a gas-fed food warmer on one end.  If you’ve never heard of an “offset” smoke, the concept […]

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Smoke House Downtown Gainesville

Smoke House Downtown review

Checked out a new BBQ joint here in Gainesville called Smoke House Downtown.  They’re still working through their “soft opening” and have done very little marketing so far.  I chatted with the owner (Mike) and he said they want to make sure the place is running smoothly and get all the kinks out before charging […]

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Review of Weber 26.75″ One Touch Gold Charcoal Grill

As I mentioned in my applewood smoked deep dish pizza post, my in-law’s hooked me up with a Weber 26.75″ One Touch Gold charcoal grill (a.k.a. “kettle”) for Christmas.  Weber also makes a 18.5″ and 22.5″ model and to be completely honest, the 26.75″ model is going to be too big for you if you’re […]

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Bear Claws Meat Forks

Bear Paws

Another little goodie my wife got me for Christmas was a pair of the Bear Paws Meat Handler Forks.  As you can see in the picture I took below, the name describes them perfectly.  They are made out of a hard plastic and meant for grabbing large pieces of meat off a grill / smoker […]

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Suede Barbecue Gloves

Suede BBQ Gloves

My wife hooked me up with a new pair of heavy duty suede BBQ gloves for Christmas.  They are part of Steven Raichlen’s “Best of Barbecue” line.  As you can see in the pictures I took below, they are thick suede and will go high up on the forearm, protecting you from potential arm burns. […]

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