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"De gustibus non est disputandum"
(there is no disputing about tastes)
Michael Thorne Executive Chef,
Atomic Gourmet
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 American Barbeque Recipes

Turn Your Grill Into A Smoker!

Select wood chips that are suited to your needs, hickory, mesquite, or any fruit woods like, applewood, cherrywood, etc. Be sure to soak wood chips in water for 30 − 60 minutes before putting on the grill.

When using gas grills it’s best to put presoaked wood chips in a smoker box or wrap them in a piece of aluminum foil with a lot of holes in the top. This keeps your grill from filling up with ash and clogging the jets. If you are using a charcoal grill or smoker then you can just put the wood directly on the coals (once they’ve ashed over).

If you haven’t used wood before, start small. Use a 1/4 cup of presoaked chips on your grill and see what is does for you. One of the great things about barbecue is the wide variety of experimentation available to the backyard cook. Wood is a great tool so don’t be afraid to use it. You can make a homemade smoker box by using a tin can. Poke some holes in the can, then open the lid not quite all the way and fill with wood chips that have been soaked in water for an hour. Position the can on the coals before grilling. Wait a little bit until the wood starts smoking, and commence with grilling!


Dish ThumbnailAnniversary Burgers
Difficulty Level: Easy
So good you can serve them on your anniversary.
Dish ThumbnailApple Smoked BBQ Ribs
Difficulty Level: Medium
Dish ThumbnailBaby Back Ribs with Mustard Sauce
Difficulty Level: Easy
A traditional Carolina BBQ preparation.
Dish ThumbnailBeer BBQ Sauce
Difficulty Level: EASY
Dish ThumbnailCajun Barbeque Butter
Difficulty Level: Easy
Multi use compound butter, especially crawfish and shrimp.
Dish ThumbnailCajun Barbeque Shrimp
Difficulty Level: Easy
Dish ThumbnailCajun Blackening Spice
Difficulty Level: Easy
Dish ThumbnailCarolina BBQ Rub
Difficulty Level: Easy
Dish ThumbnailChipotle Rubbed Cowboy Steak With Jalapeno Jelly
Difficulty Level: Medium
Dish ThumbnailGrilled Key Lime Chicken
Difficulty Level: Easy
Dish ThumbnailHoney Spiced Barbeque Sauce
Difficulty Level: Easy
Dish ThumbnailJack Daniels Grilling Sauce
Difficulty Level: Easy
Great for grilling chicken or pork.
Dish ThumbnailKansas City Rib Rub
Difficulty Level: Easy
Dish ThumbnailMaple Barbeque Chicken
Difficulty Level: Easy
Asweet sauce with a hot and tangy finish.
Dish ThumbnailMemphis style BBQ Ribs
Difficulty Level: Medium
Dish ThumbnailMolasses Orange Barbeque Sauce
Difficulty Level: Easy
Perfect marinade and sauce for grilled chicken.
Dish ThumbnailSlow-Smoked Beef Tenderloin With White Truffle Aioli
Difficulty Level: Medium
Dish ThumbnailSmoked Venison Roast
Difficulty Level: Medium
Serve as a roast with accompanied vegetables or as pulled (shredded) barbeque.
Dish ThumbnailTennessee BBQ Sauce
Difficulty Level: EASY
Tennessee style sauce for ribs or chicken.
Dish ThumbnailWatermelon Barbeque Sauce
Difficulty Level: Easy
Unique watermelon sauce for chicken or fish.

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