Best. Grilling Book. Ever.

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Q:  Dear Dr. BBQ,   What is the best grilling cookbook ever written (so far)?   –Anthony   A:  Hi Anthony,   So far I’d have to go with BBQ USA by Steve Raichlen. It’s an encyclopedia that covers about anything you could think of.  I’m about to change my thoughts though because in May 2005 my first book will …

Recommend a BBQ Brush

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Q:  Dear Dr. BBQ,   I just bought a char-broil gas grill. It has proclaim coating steel grates. I want to know what kind of BBQ brush will work to brush off the grates after I finish cooking.   –Chris       A:  Hi Chris,   I’d get the grates hot, and use a grill brush with brass bristles …

Burning Off the Waste

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Q:  Hi Dr. BBQ:   I am just getting started learning to barbeque or smoke food. A friend of mine helped me build a smoker out of an L.P. tank and I have a non-removable expanded metal grate inside. He told me not to clean between cookings, and to squirt it down with lighter fluid before the next cooking to …

Commercial Coooker Recommendations

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Q:  Dear Dr. BBQ,   I have always been a fan of Southern-style BBQ, so much so that I want to start my own restaurant.  Please send info on commercial indoor cookers/smokers. I need to know such things as how much smoke they produce out of the chimney, what sort of fire hazard they present, price and what sort of …

Barbecue vs. Smoking

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Q:  Dear Dr. BBQ:   I recently ate at Kreuz Market in Lockhart, Texas, and noticed a distinct lack of saucing of the finished meat.  Is their food barbecue or just smoked meat?  I know that this is a loaded question.   –Stanton   A:  Hi Stanton,   Yes, it sure is a loaded question. That is hardcore “No sauce” …