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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • 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!
  • What Are Pig Wings?

    Where do pig wings come from you may ask? They come from super-rare flying pigs, of course! We're just kidding, and it's probably a good thing that pigs don't fly. If you'd like to learn where pig wings come from and how to cook them, keep reading!
  • Pellet Grill vs Charcoal Grill

    If you are thinking about upgrading your grill this year you might be on the fence between spending money on a pellet grill or buying a high-quality charcoal grill. Today, we'll discuss the pros and cons of these two types of grills to help you narrow down what the best buy for you and your cooking style may be.
  • Ultimate Guide to Buying a Grill

    One of the most thrilling days for any grill master is the moment when you buy a brand-new grill. We want you to pick the best grill out there and we know there are a ton of options to pick between, so we put together this ultimate guide to buying a grill or smoker.
  • The Best Grilled Shrimp Recipe

    Sometimes, you just want a delicious shrimp meal that's quick to cook and easy to clean up. This is a great recipe you can make any day that's so simple you won't want to make shrimp any other way. This recipe uses simple ingredients that are easy to find in most grocery stores. Plus, it's a great way to add a little tropical flavor to your family dinner any time of year.
  • Must-Have Griddle Accessories

    Cooking on a griddle is a fun and increasingly popular way for grill masters to try new things. And having the right accessories makes it even more fun. Today, we're going to let you know about the best accessories for griddle cooking and show you some of things we think are worth buying.
  • The Best Way to Reheat Steak

    The key to a deliciously tender and juicy reheated steak is the method you use. Today we'll examine some of the pros and cons of a few different methods of reheating steak you can do at home for excellent, repeatable results. Follow along and we'll show you how to reheat your steak so it's almost as good as it was in the first place.
  • Our Favorite Beef Tri-Tip Recipe

    Cooking a perfect tri-tip isn't hard when you know how to do it right. We're going to share with you our favorite way to make juicy, tender tri-tip. One of the great things about this cut is that you can get great results without a ton of extra steps or special equipment, and you can have a delicious meal ready to serve in less than two hours.
  • Our Guide to Steak Temperatures

    There is a lot of confusion out there about what temperature to cook a steak at to get the perfect results. Well, we've cooked a few steaks over the years, and have some pretty good insight into the specific temperatures for steak to be cooked perfectly. We're sharing some of our best cooking tips so your next steak grilling experience will be a success without worrying whether the steak cooked too long.
  • The Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

    Today we want to show you a simple method of making an excellent super juicy turkey every time. This is a great recipe you can make without a bunch of special equipment, hard-to-find ingredients, or crazy cooking processes. We hope you have a great Thanksgiving with friends and family and enjoy our tried and true recipe!
  • Ultimate Cast Iron Guide

    When it comes to legendary cooking surfaces, it's hard to talk about anything other than cast iron. A well-seasoned cast iron skillet is versatile, easy to use, and will last more than a lifetime.
  • 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.