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Tongs

Tongs are used for picking up meat to put on, take off or reposition on your smoker or grill. TIP:  Get a Good Pair of Tongs Things to look for…

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Turn In Box

This is a competition BBQ term. A turn in box is the box with the meat turned in (hence the name) for judging. The boxes are typically 9×9 white Styrofoam…

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Ugly Drum Smoker

aka UDS An Ugly Drum Smoker is typically made from a 55 gallon metal drum. Holes are drilled near the base to control air flow.  A charcoal basket sits in…

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Vacuum Sealer

A Vacuum Sealer is used to create a package for food storage that will last a long time. The vacuum sealer works by sucking air and moisture from a special…

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Vents

Vents are the air intakes in a BBQ grill or smoker. Vents are used to regulate the temperature.  The more the vents are open, the more air is circulated through…

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Vertical Smoker

A Vertical Smoker resembles a cabinet.  The heat source is on the bottom.  The smoker box sits above the heat source.  A water pan may also sit above the heat…

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Water Pan

A water pan is used in BBQ smokers to add moisture to the cooking chamber. Some people think adding different liquids (beer, wine, juice, soda, etc.) will help with flavoring…

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Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM)

The Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM) is a bullet smoker.  It is popular with the backyard cooker as well as used on the competition BBQ tours. WSMs use charcoal as the…

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Yardbird

Yardbird or Yard Bird is slang for chicken. The term originated in the South where chickens often ran around the yard. Yardbird was the nickname of the famous jazz sax…

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Zest

Perhaps like me you came across a recipe for a BBQ marinade that called for lemon zest and didn’t have a clue what it was.  If that’s the case we’re…

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