Pit Boss vs Traeger: Can Budget Backyard Barbecue Brands Beat the Best?

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in BBQ & Outdoor

People love saving money. There’s certainly no question about that. Over the years, many companies have attempted to exploit this trend by offering inferior, low-cost alternatives to a popular product. In some cases, these low-cost alternatives offer nearly all of the same features as their more expensive competition at a fraction of the price. In other cases, however, the products are similar in appearance only. Buyers of these cheap knockoffs essentially wind up cheating themselves out of the purchase price. In the case of Traeger vs Pit Boss, things aren’t quite as black and white.

Kalamazoo Grill Prices Rival New Vehicles for Good Reasons

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in BBQ & Outdoor

My first impression upon reading about the Kalamazoo BBQ was, are you serious? I scoffed at the notion that Kalamazoo grills are worth their price. Names like Gaucho Grills or Kalamazoo Hybrid Fire Grills do not sound expensive. In fact, during my first glance at the prices, I overlooked a zero. I thought, you know, $2,800 is reasonable for a heavy-duty grill powered with wood or gas. 

Best Fish Smoker – Make Amazing Smoked Salmon At Home

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in BBQ & Outdoor

Smoked salmon is one of my favorite foods, bar none. I’ll use almost any excuse to eat it, whether it’s by itself, on a bagel, or in a sandwich or salad. When I found out that you can smoke your own salmon, I was ecstatic. My joy carried over for several weeks after my discovery. Not only was my home-smoked salmon better tasting than the stuff I bought at the store, it was also a bit cheaper.

Best BBQ Pellets – The Best Pellets For Making Your Meat Taste Better

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in BBQ & Outdoor

 
You’ve taken the dive and picked up a smoker. Whether you’ve got a standalone smoker, a grill with a smoker attachment, or a contraption you’ve built for yourself in your own backyard, you’ll need plenty of wood to use your smoker. These days, wood is added to smokers in the form of pellets. These small chips increase the surface area of the wood to facilitate better burning while also making transport easy.
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