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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Cookout Guide: Labor Day Recipes

    It seems like just yesterday the sun finally came out of hiding, but here we are at the unofficial end of Summertime. Labor Day weekend is here, so we thought it’d be fun to share some of our favorite grilling, smoking, and barbecuing recipes that will make your cookout with family and friends both effortless and delicious. Let's dive right into some key preparation tips and a bunch lip-smacking good food.
  • The Benefits of Smoking with Wood Pellets

    One of our favorite tools to use is our Traeger Grills Iron Wood 885 smoker. But did you know, you can use wood pellets and chips in a gas grill or a charcoal barbecue? Today, we are going to discuss the types of woods you can use to create a delicious, smoky flavor – even if you don't have a Traeger Grill.
  • How to Clean Your Grill

    Keeping your grill clean is an essential element to cooking good tasting, healthy food. We all know it isn’t the most enjoyable activity, but regularly cleaning the grill will make the job less of a challenge. After a while, it'll just become a habit. It’s important to make sure you are cleaning the type of grill grate you have in the correct way. Follow the tips above to get the most out of your grill.
  • Pro Tips: Grilling Every Classic BBQ Food

    The summer sun is finally here, and it’s time to get grilling. Instead of just telling you "how to grill chicken" or a specific barbecue recipe, we're going to share some of our favorite pro tips we have learned over the years for taking popular BBQ dishes over the top. We are going to tackle some common myths and point out some mistakes even experienced grill masters make. We hope you share these tips with your friends and family while gathering around a grill this summer.
  • Our Top Tips for Grilling for a Party

    Everyone loves a big backyard barbecue with friends and family, but it can be stressful for the grill master. When grilling for a big party, a few simple decisions can make the difference between fun and fiasco. Use these tips to make sure every BBQ get-together goes smooth. Afterall, no one wants to remember the big grilling party where the cook couldn’t take the heat.