Book Review: America’s Best Ribs

If you were to list the top five legends of barbecue, Ardie Davis and Paul Kirk would surely be on that list. That’s why I couldn’t wait to get my hands on their new book, America’s Best Ribs. I’d like to believe that America’s best ribs are right here at TopRibs.com, but I’m sure Ardie and Paul can crank out one hell of a rib hoedown.

Review: Herr Foods Baby Back Rib Potato Chips

Leave my chips alone! I’ve never been fond of flavored potato chips. I especially despise barbecue flavored. They actually taste nothing like barbecue. I really don’t see the point. After all, what’s wrong with potato chip flavored potato chips? But, baby back rib potato chips? That’s pretty darn specific. Let’s check ’em out..

Book Review: Slow Fire by Ray Lampe

Can one book teach a person how to barbecue? Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe thinks so. His new book, Slow Fire…The Beginner’s Guide to Barbecue, claims you’ll be cooking up great barbecue in no time.

…even Championship quality. Let’s see.

Review: Sticky Fingers’ Carolina Classic BBQ Sauce

When I’m South Carolina, you’ll more often than not find me hanging out at Sticky Fingers. I thought it time to truly evaluate their Carolina Classic mustard barbecue sauce and determine if it really does pass the mustard.

Review: Baxter’s Smoking Wood

As I pondered this wood review, what should one look for when grading a smoking wood? For starters, variety is important. Of course, quality should come into play. When I buy smoking chips, I’m not looking to buy sawdust. Let’s check out Baxter’s

Sauce Review: Big Butz Cranberry

When I spotted the Big Butz Cranberry sauce, it really peaked the inquisitive curiosity of my taste buds. The bottle claims it took seven years to develop. One would think that amount of time would give way to something spectacular. We shall see.

Book Review: Planet Barbecue!

There are cookbooks, and then there are teaching cookbooks. Steven Raichlen’s Planet Barbecue! is a teaching cookbook. If you’re ready to take your grilling skills to the next level, then Planet Barbecue! is the book for you. At the very least, it should be on your reference shelf!

Sauce Review: Pig of the Month Love Me Tender

Now, you may not think of Dayton, Ohio as a barbecue hot spot, but Pig of the Month has plans to change that. Their Memphis-style Love Me Tender sauce states to be “The King of Memphis Sauce”. That’s a bold claim. The people from Memphis are fussy about their sauce. It better be top notch and in true Memphis style.

The Best Basting Brush

I find it odd that most grillers spare no expense on most of their barbecue equipment, yet go cheap when it comes to their basting brush. How many times have you had to pick out a bristle off your meat because of a shedding brush?

So, why should you spend $25 for a basting brush?

Review:Grill Grates

Today we’re going to take a look at cast iron grill grates from Craycort. Although a primary goal for most grill masters is to achieve those perfect grill marks, there’s more that we demand from our grill grates.

Let’s see how Craycort’s grill grates perform.