The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • Smoking Times and Temperatures

    Perfectly smoking meat is as much an art as it is a science. If you know the correct temperature to run your smoker and the ideal internal temperature of your meat, you stand a good chance of getting the science part right. The artistry is all about the flavors, spices, and wood you choose. Today, we are going to explain how to time your smoker perfectly so that you never have to worry about over- or under-cooking your meat.
  • How to Tell If a Steak Is Done

    Cooking a steak can be stressful when you aren't sure how to tell if it's done. Steak can be touchy – just a minute too much and the steak is overcooked. With time comes experience, and you'll learn to tell when a steak is done using several techniques. But when all-else fails, an instant read thermometer is your best bet!
  • Our Favorite Instant Read Meat Thermometers

    One of the most important tools for cooking is a high-quality instant read thermometer. In fact, we think an instant read thermometer is so essential, we hand-selected one with our favorite features to sell in our store.

    We're going to show you our favorite instant read thermometers and tell you how to use them to get professional results every time you roast a chicken, sear a steak, or smoke some ribs.

  • The Best Wireless Meat Thermometers

    Everyone has their own little trick for guessing how done a piece of meat is, but why leave it up to chance? One of the features our Traeger Smoker has is a built-in wireless meat thermometer. Now, we didn’t realize how vital this accessory was until we started using it.

    So, of course the next thing we wanted to know was whether we could get a similar experience with an aftermarket BBQ/Smoker/Grill/Oven thermometer, for when we wanted to cook on something other than our Traeger. It turns out we could! These wireless meat thermometers are our favorites out there. They range in price from around $35 to nearly $200, and have numerous features you will fall in love with.