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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • How to Process a Deer at Home: The Ultimate Guide

    You've shot a deer, great job! Now what? That's what this post is all about! From field dressing to skinning, quartering, cutting primals, and getting down to the finished product, it's all here. You don't need to pay to have your deer processed every year when you can invest in some quality tools once and be able to do it yourself every year. Follow along, we don't leave anything out!
  • Different Types of Wood for Smoking

    Often, the best wood depends on the type of meat smokers are grilling. Once you get confident in your skills with smokers, you can also try combining different species or wood for unique flavors. Hopefully, this guide will help you pick the best wood for the meat you are smoking.
  • How to Brine Chicken

    Fall is in the air, which means it's also the perfect time of year to perfect your baked chicken. When cooking a chicken in the oven, it's remarkably easy to overcook it. What if we told you there was a simple way to get a moist, delicious roast chicken each and every time? Today, we're sharing with you the secrets of brining a chicken. After your first taste of a roasted chicken that you brined, you'll never go back to any other method.
  • Top 5 Blackstone Griddle Recipes

    Griddle cooking can revolutionize your backyard experience. Today, we're going to share some tips and tricks we have learned using the Blackstone griddle – including the right way to season the surface and some of the best recipes we love to make.
  • Spare Ribs vs Baby Back Ribs

    It would seem like buying ribs for your next cookout would be a simple process, until you're sitting at the butcher's counter trying to choose between spare ribs and baby back ribs. Which one is better? What's different about cooking baby back ribs over any other type of ribs? Today, we'll show you the differences and give you some tips for preparing the different cuts. It's all about the ribs baby!
  • Bearded Butcher Blend Seasoning: Hot

    Our Bearded Butcher’s Blend Seasonings are all-natural and a healthy choice for your family. The Hot blend is really one of the best blends we have come up with and it continues to be incredibly popular with grillmasters all over the nation. And did we mention it's actually hot? Today we're sharing some of our favorite recipes we like to spice up with our hot blend. 
  • Grilling and Reverse Searing a Bison Tomahawk Steak

    A popular way to cook a steak right now is the reverse sear method. This fancy term is actually a really easy way to get a perfect medium rare steak with that delightful, crunchy, crispy exterior that only high-heat creates. Today we're sharing our simple recipe that lets you use some of the skills from grilling and smoking to sear a steak to 5-star excellence.
  • The Best Portable Tree Stand Options

    Choosing the perfect tree stand for your next deer hunting adventure is complicated.It may seem like there are only a few products on the market because so many designs are similar. It can be hard to tell the difference between a high-quality design over a budget one. Today, we're sharing some of our favorites and helping you decide what features you need from your hunting gear.
  • What Are the Best Cuts of Beef?

    The meat counter can be a confusing place for many people who just want the best cut of beef for their meal. Trying to pick between different cuts, grades, and packages takes knowing what makes one cut better than another, and also how to pick out a good piece of meat. We've put together this guide to help you make informed decisions about the quality of the beef you buy in the store, so you can make the most out of your meals. 
  • Kamado Joe vs Big Green Egg

    Shopping for a kamado grill is a challenge because there are many types and sizes of grills to choose between. Two of the most popular brands on the market are from Kamado Joe and The Big Green Egg. Today, we are going to explore the similarities and differences of these two smokers and help you determine which one will suit your cooking needs the best.
  • Victorinox Boning Knife Review

    We have discussed a little in our videos and blogs about these boning knives and why we like them, but today we are going to go in-depth with one of our absolute favorites: the semi-rigid 6” boning knife with rosewood handles. This is an attractive and affordable stainless steel knife that will surprise you with how often you reach for it in your own kitchen. 
  • How to Make Deer Smokies

    Smokies make for a great snack, and they'll even keep on a long day hike. If you have trimmings or ground meat, you can easily make smokies at home. Smokies, or sticks as some folks call them, are fun, easy, and a great way to use up some leftover deer meat. After all, it's time to make room in the freezer for hunting season.