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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • The Benefits of Pellet Grills

    Pellet grills are all the rage right now and have been for several years. It seems like every time you look, there is a new model to choose from. A good quality pellet smoker isn't a cheap investment and it can be a chore to decide if a pellet grill is even right for you, especially if you've never used one before. Before you go out and drop big bucks on a pellet grill, you should read our article on the benefits – and potential drawbacks – associated with pellet grills.
  • 10 Must Have Pellet Grill Accessories

    It doesn't matter whether you are smoking, searing, or barbecuing on a pellet grill, there are a handful of important accessories you need. Tricking out your brand new Traeger or trying to find the perfect gift for the pit master in your life is a whole lot easier with this list. We've compiled the ultimate accessory items you'll want for your pellet grill. Check it out!
  • The Ultimate Guide to Smoking with A Traeger Grill

    Consider this your ultimate guide for everything you need to know about how a Traeger Grill works, what makes different models more expensive, and how you can use a Traeger Grill to get the best smoked meat of your life. When you're ready for the most frustration-free way of smoking, a Traeger is a great investment. You'll never look at smoking the same once you start using one.
  • The Ultimate Guide: How to BBQ

    Our favorite way to cook anything is on the barbecue. It could be steaks, wild game, or even vegetables. Give us an opportunity to fire up the grill and we are on it. If you are new to barbecuing or are looking for handy tips and tricks to improve your grill-game, this guide is going to be a big help. We're going to explain some of the lingo and give you the knowledge you need to become the BBQ master.
  • 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 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • The Traeger Grill VS The Big Green Egg

    If you watch our Youtube channel, you probably notice that when we're not smoking something amazing on our Traeger, we are grilling something on o...