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The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • How to Cut Ribeye Steaks

    While purchasing a whole rib roast may seem daunting, you'll save a bit of money in the process and you'll end up with the best ribeye steaks. We're going to show you how to trim and cut a prime rib roast so you can carve your own ribeye steaks. We'll also give some tips for grilling the tastiest steaks on the planet.

  • Best Beef Jerky Brands

    Finding good-tasting high-quality jerky can be a challenge. Many brands of beef jerky have a long ingredient list full of preservatives, artificial colors, and added sugar. Today we're sharing some of our favorite brands that are free of unnecessary additives and ingredients, so you can feel good about eating the whole bag. Learn more!
  • How to Defrost Chicken

    There are several common mistakes people make when they defrost chicken that can make it less tasty and even dangerous. We are going to explain the safe way to defrost a frozen chicken so you get great results. So the next time you get a hankering for chicken you'll know how to defrost it correctly.

  • Our Most Trusted Butcher Knives

    Being butchers, some days it can feel a little like juggling knives at work. Fortunately for our fingers and toes, we've found a few knives that really do it all, so there's a lot less reaching for the next blade throughout the day. We're going to share with you some of our most trusted butcher knives we actually use.
  • 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!
  • How to Control Temperature on a Kamado Grill

    One of the most challenging skills you need to learn when you start grilling or smoking on a kamado grill is how to control the temperature correctly. This article will give you the knowledge you need to perfect your skills. You'll learn all about the way to set the perfect temperature on a kamado grill the first try.
  • 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.
  • Most Common Smoking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Smoking can be an intimidating process and sooner or later, everyone has a smoking fail. You can minimize the chances that disaster will strike by avoiding some of the most common smoking mistakes. We'll help you with some tips and tricks we use to make sure our smoking experience is a success.
  • What is Beef Tallow?

    Making tallow at home is a fantastic way to limit the amount of waste from a butchered animal and it makes a wonderful cooking medium. It's also 

    one of the best ways to gain delicious oil for frying and cooking. We love to use tallow in recipes, and we also use it to season cast-iron pans, griddles, and BBQ grates. Learn how to make it yourself with things you probably already have in your kitchen!

  • 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.
  • How to Reheat Ribs

    What if we told you there are easy ways to reheat ribs without drying them out? We're going to share our time-tested methods of reheating leftover ribs without ruining them.