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What is kiln-dried wood?

At B&B, the goal is always perfection. Wood preferences swing between those selected for flavor — from post oak and hickory to fruitwoods — to the degree to which the wood has been cured, or seasoned. And no question choosing the right wood for the situation is important....

What is pinon wood?

Pinon wood is derived from the pinon pine tree native to the Southwest United States and Mexico, especially along the Colorado Plateau in Arizona. For the festive, a log of pinon wood crisply burning in the fireplace on Thanksgiving or Christmas brings about the best in holiday cheer.  Pinon...

How to Smoke the Perfect Brisket

Before you smoke, prepare your brisket properly. Trim away the excess fat and square the ends for a good foundation to apply the rub. Spray the brisket with a little oil to allow the rub to adhere well. Slicing against the grain of brisket will give you tender slices....

B&B Fuels Fires at Texas Monthly BBQ Fest

The 2018 Texas Monthly BBQ Fest brought together 30 restaurants from around the state in a culinary celebration of barbecue. Texas BBQ joints are known for drawing big lines and this year’s Texas Monthly BBQ festival on Sunday in Austin, Texas, was no exception. Fans of the food happily...

Benefits of Wood Pellets

Wood pellets impart delicious, subtle wood smoke flavor and are easy to use — some even contend that wood pellet grills and smokers offer the most consistent and hassle-free BBQ experience. Wood pellets, such as B&B’s food-grade wood pellet products, yield consistent results, whether your BBQ approach calls...

#BBCHARCOAL: Social Media Shout-Outs – October 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...

B&B Seasonings and Sauces Will Spice Up Your BBQ

The line of B&B Charcoal BBQ rubs and BBQ sauces are available on the shelves at Academy Sports + Outdoors and on their website at www.academy.com. There’s a taste for every palate. Your food will transform when you pair your perfectly seasoned barbecue with some B&B charcoal or...

Now, That’s Cooking with….Anything but Gas

I, like many of you, remember growing up when cookouts consisted of my dad going through a book of matches as he attempted to light charcoal in a $9 grill, as we eagerly awaited some burgers or hot dogs. Once it had some heat to it, the burgers...

Hard work pays off for Junior Urias

Junior Urias has carved out a special place among the top stars in the BBQ business, including being crowned champ of Texas-style BBQ in 2014 when he clinched first-place on Destination America network’s reality competition show, “BBQ Pitmasters.” Up in Smoke BBQ Co., Junior’s family run catering company...

Boomerang BBQ is on fire heading into the American Royal

Matt and Sarah Walker have been on a hot streak this season, but as they head into the American Royal, Matt isn’t letting the strength of Boomerang BBQ’s performance this year go to his head. Matt is keeping his eyes on a bright light in the distance: the...