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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • Top Meat Grinder Reviews

    Having a meat grinder in your kitchen revolutionizes the way you make meals. You'll be making the most delicious hamburger patties and sausages in no time. Over the years, we've had the opportunity to use some wonderful meat grinders and today we want to show you a few of the ones we really like.
  • 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 Bearded Butcher’s Gift Guide 2020

    Gift giving shouldn't be stressful. The Bearded Butchers will make picking the perfect gift simple this holiday season. We’ve got all sorts of excellent gifts you’ll be happy to give any hunter or cook. Check out these great ideas to show your love and appreciation for those around you.
  • Our Favorite Kitchen Tools & Essentials for Holiday Meal Prep

    Holiday meal prep is about more than having the coolest kitchen gadgets. But when you're making a big meal for family and friends, there are some kitchen essentials that will make your experience fun and memorable. We're going to share some of our favorite kitchen tools that will make it easy to prepare your next holiday feast!
  • 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 Sharpen a Knife

    Learning to properly sharpen a knife is a skill anyone who enjoys cooking needs to learn. Sharpening a knife incorrectly can make the blade dull and even destroy the knife. But, when sharpened the right way, a knife will hold an edge and be easy to maintain. Today, we are going to discuss some of the different types of knife sharpening tools and how to use them to get a good, sharp edge to keep your knives in peak condition. 

  • A Beginner's Guide to Bowhunting Basics

    So you want to start bowhunting? Knowing the different components and equipment can help narrow your search for your first bow and help get you shooting fast. This article explains how different types of bows shoot, what makes one different from another, and how different equipment can be useful in varying shooting conditions, whether you are at a range or in the field. We'll explain terminology in simple terms and give examples of products to consider when shopping for your first bow.

  • 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.
  • Top Bowhunting Tech for 2020

    Believe it or not, bowhunting season is just around the corner. Right now is the time to get your gear ready for the season. Some of the top gear showed off at the Archery Trade Association show in January is already on the market. Technology is quickly finding its way into hunting gear bags, for better or worse. In this article, we are going to give our thoughts on some of the newest gear and tech we think can elevate your archery skills to the next level. 
  • The Best Campfire Grill Grates

    A campfire is a magical experience. Add a campfire grill, and you've turned it into a barbecue. They're a great way to easily cook meals over a fire. A good campfire grill is sturdy, durable, and easily portable. We'll share with you some of the features that we think are important, and show you some of the best campfire grills on the market today.
  • Caring for Your Kitchen Knives the Right Way

    When you invest in a new knife set for your kitchen, it is essential to know the right way to take care of them. Properly caring for your knives will ensure a lifetime of use. It is incredibly easy to damage a high-quality blade by not caring for it correctly. Once you know the right way to take care of your knife set, it will become second nature. Today, we'll share some of the tips we have learned over the years to make sure your blade stays sharp and in good shape.

  • 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.