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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • Scott's Maple Chipotle Turkey Recipe (KISS Method)

    We know the designated cook of the family always takes pride in their Thanksgiving Day turkey (Scott definitely does) so you probably already have a go-to Turkey recipe. But just incase you don't, or maybe you just want to switch things up this year, we're sharing Scott's tried and tested Maple Chipotle Turkey Recipe. Not only is it super simple, but it makes an excellent super juicy bird every time.
  • Cooking Chicken 101

    Chicken is one of the most popular dishes in America. It's a low-cost protein that doesn't have strong flavors and can be prepared in a number of creative ways. Using these tips and guidelines, you'll be turning out mouth-watering, juicy chicken every time. And if you're looking for a good chicken recipe, make sure you scroll to the end!

  • How to Make Wild Game Stock

    One of the best ways to make sure you are using every part of wild game you harvest is to make a stock. Stock is one of the easiest things you can make but it does take time and attention. We're sharing a few tips and our favorite venison gravy recipe that you can make using your fresh stock. 
  • FAQ: Cooking with Game

    We get lots of questions about wild game and what makes it different from store-bought meat. We thought it'd be a useful resource to answer some of the most common questions we get, so we put together this frequently asked questions about cooking with wild game to clear some things up. Check it out!
  • How to Use a Charcoal Chimney

    Learning how to use a charcoal chimney starter is easy and it'll make your experience cleaner, safer, and less stressful. Once you start using a chimney, you'll never go back. Over the years, we've learned a few tricks that'll help you get your coals ready to cook and we're sharing them all right here. Read now!
  • The Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

    You might have heard that grass-fed beef is better than regular ol' beef. You've probably seen stories on the news or seen things on social media that make you want to know more about the benefits. But making the decision to switch to only grass-fed beef means you'll often be paying more for your meat, so it makes sense that you would want to know if grass-fed beef is worth it and what the real difference is from grain-fed beef. So let's get into it!
  • How is Charcoal Made?

    Charcoal is one of those mysterious variables in grilling and barbecuing. For every charcoal product on the market you'll find at least a dozen opinions about what is best, most traditional, or most flavorful. One thing is clear – not all charcoal is the same. The way different types of charcoal is made contributes to how the product works. You can even blend different types of charcoal to get unique flavors from your meat. It all starts with how charcoal is made.
  • What is Butcher Paper & Where Can You Buy It

    Butcher paper is one of those things that is misunderstood and often left out of the smoking process because of the confusion of what it is and what it does. It's also not always the easiest item to find in the stores, either. But if you want to know the secret to intense smoky flavors, juiciness, and a tender roast – keep reading. 
  • How to Cook Grass Fed Beef

    There's a few differences between grass fed beef and grain fed beef, including how you should cook it. The Bearded Butchers are going to dive in today and let you know the best ways to cook grass-fed beef to get the best flavor.
  • Burch Barrel: Perfect for Outdoor Entertaining

    Today we're going to share with you one of the coolest new cooking devices we've seen in years: The Burch Barrel. We've been spending some time lately pushing our Burch Barrel to its limits so that we can share the experience with you. Follow along as we lift the lid and get cooking.
  • Resting Meat: How Long to Let Steak Rest

    Letting your steak rest is about more than just letting it cool enough to eat. There is actually some science to it and your steak will end up even better if you take the time to let it rest. Learn more!
  • How to Defrost Chicken

    There are several common mistakes people make when they defrost chicken that can make it less tasty and even dangerous. We are going to explain the safe way to defrost a frozen chicken so you get great results. So the next time you get a hankering for chicken you'll know how to defrost it correctly.