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Briquettes and the Backyard

I love grilling and if you are reading this, then I’m going to assume you are just like me. I love it so much I have close to a dozen individual grills and smokers resulting in several bags of B&B Product filling up my garage. I grill all the time however, so I run through my stash pretty quick making me a regular guest of my local Academy Sports. Others, like my brother for instance, only grill out on those

B&B Ambassadors

Before you read the rest of this article take a moment to look over the Team B&B page. You have time. I’ll wait...You didn’t look. Seriously, do it, you won’t be sorry. As a matter of fact, you’ll be greatly surprised when you read the names. OK, I know some of you took my advice and looked at Team B&B, but for the others who didn’t (promise me you’re going to after you read this) allow me to tell you

B&B Bucket Lists

A few years ago there was a popular movie about a man who chased his bucket list and then found a friend who shared his passion for the challenging. The two endeavored to build their friendship while planning the ultimate bucket list quest, climb Mt. Everest. This movie struck a chord with a lot of people, so much so, everyone started creating their lists and pursuing them with great passion. I even heard of an eight-year-old boy whose bucket list

Becoming a Sommelier of Wood

I was having dinner recently at a local restaurant when I noticed something I’d seen many times before at many restaurants. But, for whatever reason on this visit, it just hit me: there was a wine recommendation for each dish. The sommelier looked at each of the chef’s offerings then decided this wine or that wine would be the best accent to this particular dish. “Try this Rosé with your seafood paella which is rich with flavor. You’ll get the

This Ain’t Your Dad’s Charcoal…But It Should Be

Growing up, my backyard grilling experience was much like yours, I’m sure. Any outdoor cooking which took place was done by my dad, mainly in the summer with a limited menu of hamburgers and hotdogs. When it came to seasoning the burgers, the ole standby of salt and pepper was readily used by this backyard chef with the least expensive charcoal on the least expensive grill. If you’re reading this then you know a lot has changed when it comes

All About Hickory Wood

Hickory wood has become one of the most popular hardwoods for cooking in the country for its strong, smoky aroma. It goes especially well with meats like pork ribs.  You might have been cooking with hickory for years, but how much do you know about hickory? Though many refer to any type of hickory as a singular wood, hickories are a big family — with many varieties. B&B produces a unique blend of different hickories in its hickory products, all

How to Store Charcoal

  Storing charcoal in a cool, dry place is so important because direct sunlight is another enemy. Charcoal is created from wood chunks or particles that have been super-heated to leech all the moisture and hydrogen out of them. The shelf life of good charcoal is indefinite if it’s stored in a way that avoids moisture or a lot of sunlight. Charcoal of a lesser quality can even be stored up to two years. If you buy a bag of

How To Start a Fire for BBQ

Legendary pitmaster "Big" Moe Cason demonstrates how to start a fire for your barbecue pit that burns great in this video presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. Whether you're using a Kamado-style grill or an offset stick smoker, you'll find this technique works well for the everyday cookout. First, fill your charcoal chimney with B&B Charcoal lump or briquettes. Whichever type of B&B Charcoal you choose, you will always get the all-natural, clean burn for your fire that you expect

#BBCHARCOAL: Social Media Shout-Outs – November 2018

Here are some photos recently shared to social media with the #bbcharcoal hashtag. Use #bbcharcoal on your posts to share your own live-fire fun. You could be featured right here on this blog or on our social channels. Search the hashtag on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to explore the myriad ways you can use the Better Burning charcoal. Don't forget to follow @bbcharcoal on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.   Jay Tinney - Tinney Barbecue (@jaytinney) B&B Charcoal ambassador Jay Tinney

How to Make Brisket Burnt Ends Perfectly, Every Time

When making Brisket Burnt Ends, B&B Pro Team member Darian Kosmo advises to make sure to use just the point, not the flat. If you can't find a point, ask your local butcher to prepare it for you. If you can, grab a few from your butcher, have them vacuum sealed and prepare a few over time. "Go to your butcher and say, 'Hey man, I need a brisket point. Don't trim on it. Just cut it off and give

Charcoal Flavor Chart

B&B Charcoal, no matter the form, is a versatile fuel suitable for just about any BBQ situation. As you can see in the Charcoal Flavor Chart above, B&B Charcoal products work especially well with beef, pork, poultry, fish, lamb, game and vegetables. Lump Charcoal Lump charcoal is compatible with just about any grill or smoker, including horizontal or vertical offset smokers, ceramic round smokers, or the classic kettle grill. Mild oak and hardwood lump charcoal, as well as the stronger

Premium Wood Pellet Grill Fuel Flavor Chart

B&B Charcoal's Premium Wood Pellet Grill Fuel is perfect for BBQ meats, cheeses and vegetables, and offers an extensive flavor palette. In addition to being suitable for use on all wood pellet grills and smokers, wood pellets can also be added to hardwood and charcoal fires, providing an enhanced wood smoke flavor to any BBQ experience. For a well-rounded approach, B&B recommends its Championship Blend and mesquite flavors, on the strong side, or the oak wood pellets if you’re looking