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Prepare Your Grill for Grilling Season

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As warm weather approaches, so does outdoor grilling season. Across the country, grill enthusiasts have been waiting for this moment. During the strenuous winter months, longing for grilled barbeque became unbearable. The smokey aroma and tender bites of pulled pork and brisket haunted the dreams ...
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Indoor Grilling

How to grill inside a house

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Outdoor grilling is a popular hobby for many who tackle the art of barbecue. There is nothing quite like the draw of the grilling on a patio on a warm summer day. Or is there? Depending on where you live, the climate or space in your yard can make grilling outside a challenge. Have you ever thought ...
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Key Temperatures To Know Before You Grill

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Learning how to grill is a fantastic way to spice up your dinner rotations! To master the grill, one will get quite a bit of advice from barbecue fanatics. Grilling has become a popular hobby for many in recent years. While many factors will make those burgers, grilled chicken, or ribs taste as if ...
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How To Make Professional Grill Marks

Grill like the pros

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Every time you eat at a restaurant and order steak, you likely see these beautiful grill marks on the food. You want them for yourself at home, but they look so complicated. Well, they are actually pretty simple and easy if you know what to do. Here are some tips to getting those professional-...
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Choosing the Right Wood to Smoke Your Meats

What is the Best Wood for Smoking Meat?

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Smoke is the time-honored way to add flavor to anything you cook. In ancient times, smoke was used to preserve meat for long periods of time. Nowadays, we use it to enhance the flavor of meats by adding wood to the fire. Good smoke is produced by a variety of hardwoods that are low in resin and ...
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Beneath the Smoke: A Day in a Life of a Pitmaster

What is a pitmaster?

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A day in the life of a pitmaster is filled with smoke, heat, and barbecue. Pitmasters need to be prepared to be able to tell their left from their right because they spend just as much time on one side of the grill as you do on the other. Whether it's ribs or chicken, they're constantly flipping ...
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Best Portable Grills of 2021: Step up your Tailgate Game!

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Grilling out is a favorite pastime of many Americans because it turns food preparation and cooking into a social event, and who doesn't love that? While there's nothing like having a backyard barbeque with family and friends, sometimes we want to get away, whether it's to a campground, a nearby ...
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Tips for Winter Grilling

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Let’s be frank, if Midwesterners know anything, it’s how to adapt to any weather condition. We are prone to rain, wind, sun, heat, and snow, sometimes all on the same day! Sadly, it’s that time of the year where we have to wear our parkas instead of our flip-flops. But just because the temperature ...
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Types of Ribs

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Nobody can deny the challenges the world has faced this year with the pandemic. If there’s a silver lining it’s in the way families, individuals, and businesses have adapted to the changes, more people are staying home than ever before and family time around the table. If you’re stuck in a rut when ...
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History of BBQ

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A favorite American pastime, a summer rite of passage, a tradition, a family affair, it doesn’t matter how you look at it, barbecues have a longstanding history, and for good reason! Who doesn’t love BBQ? But did you know BBQ actually began when a human ancestor called Homo erectus began cooking ...
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Best Alcohol & BBQ Pairings

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There’s nothing quite like the smooth, smoky flavors of BBQ followed by an ice-cold refreshing beer! Alcohol and BBQ go hand in hand, so if you’re not a beer fan, there are many other BBQ and alcohol pairings out that might just strike your fancy. Read below to find your perfect liquor and barbecue ...
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Join us for our January Events!

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There is no denying that January in Illinois can be cold and dreary and while it’s easy to hibernate and stay inside, there are plenty of events going on at Southbank Orginal Barbecue to entice you to get out of your pajamas and enjoy the month. Whether you are looking to tap into your inner ...
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Everything gets better with BBQ

Everything gets better with BBQ

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“People who love to eat are always the best people.” ~ Julia Child When it comes to your event you want things to be perfect and run smoothly, but you also want it to be memorable for your guests. Events are created to bring people together and celebrate an occasion and what better way to bring ...
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The Art of Smoking Different Cuts of Meat

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Smoking meat has not only become a passionate hobby for many but is also the theme of thousands of successful restaurants across the country. I mean, who doesn’t love a great meal of barbequed ribs and chicken! There are countless books written on smoking meat, but it’s a much simpler process than ...
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