Welcome WishBoxUSA - Win a FREE set of Grillgrates
Today we are very excited to announce the addition of our new team sponsor - WishBoxUSA. [[MORE]] WishBoxUSA collects the best products from across the United States and imports them directly into the UK, making them readily available to you from their online store. WishBoxUSA also certifies that every product they offer is made in the United States and is of the highest quality. Racks Of...
Ribs 'n' Bibs Real American Smokehouse Lincoln UK...
As a BBQ fanatic based in Lincolnshire I was barely able to contain my excitement, upon hearing the news that a new BBQ restaurant was opening on my door step, in the cathedral city of Lincoln. [[MORE]] Ribs ‘n’ Bibs opened it’s doors in February 2013, after several months of well managed social media hype, which included pictures of their travels around the USA for research...
Pizza party - Kamado Joe
Just fired up the Kamado Joe to a top temperature of 900°F to make some Saturday night pizza.
Cobb BBQ Grill - The portable smoker and cooking...
Racks Of Ruin are pleased to confirm our continued sponsorship for the 2013 competition season from Cobb (GB). I have enjoyed using the Cobb for the past few years and it was actually the second BBQ I purchased, after my Weber, as I started to get serious about outdoor cooking. [[MORE]] This versatile and extremely portable cooker has allowed me to smoke freshly caught mackerel on the...
BBQ Competition Log book - Bento app for Mac,...
I wanted a way to be able to track my BBQ competition and practice cooks using an app for the iPad or iPhone. I found out about the database software from Filemaker called “Bento” and soon realised that a highly customisable database can be created and synchronised with apps that are also available for iOS. [[MORE]] Here is a video, and some screenshots, of the BBQ competition log book that I...
How to monitor iGrill thermometer over the web
I was lucky enough to be given an iGrill for Christmas, and with it’s bluetooth capability and associated iOS app, I wondered if there was any way to broadcast the readout over the internet. [[MORE]] Having read about the Cyber Q WiFi from BBQ Guru, an advanced pitminder that allows you to monitor your cooker over the internet, I wanted to see if I could find an alternative and cheaper...
Smoked Turkey Legs
Ever since my brother returned from Disney World and told me about the amazing smoked turkey legs, I have not been able to get them off my mind. The problem is, I am in the UK, and can hardly just pop over to Florida for a quick bite. Here I show you how I was able to satisfy my craving using a Weber kettle BBQ. [[MORE]] The first step in producing succulent smoked turkey legs is by using a...
New look blog
I am in the process of updating this blog ahead of the 2013 BBQ season. Check back soon for new posts and updates.
Barbecoa London - Inspired by Adam Perry Lang
When I first read last year that Jamie Oliver and Adam Perry Lang had opened a specialist barbecue restaurant and butchers in London, I knew instantly that I needed to pay them a visit. [[MORE]] As an English BBQ fanatic, I of course knew of Jamie, but it was Adam Perry Lang that inspired me most. Having seen Adam cook on American BBQ shows such as the Kingsford Competition Series as well as...
I am not the first BBQ cook to share a pulled pork recipe and I hope I am not the last. Over the past year, I have tried out many different rubs, sauces and methods with the aim of creating the perfect pulled pork. [[MORE]] Along the way I had a fantastic learning experience and I wanted to share with you some of the recipes that had a great flavour profile and produced wonderful moist pork....
Here in the UK there are very few BBQ restaurants that are cooking with real smokers and wood, however Bodeans in London appears to be an exception. Like an excited child waiting for Christmas, the day had finally arrived to try it out. My wife and I boarded a train with a wonderful evening of live music and BBQ ahead of us. Things did not go as planned. I had hoped to be posting a write up...
Peace Love and BBQ
I have not posted recently, but with good reason. I have had my nose buried in the astonishing book written by Mike Mills and his daughter. I realise I may be a little late to the party, but this is truly a great read and is very engaging and human. For those of you who do not know who Mike Mills is, he is the “legend” of BBQ and three time Grand World Champion who has set up multiple...
ProQ Excel BBQ Smoker
Most of you reading this will more than likely be enthusiastic home cooks, looking to get great tasting food in order to entertain friends and family, rather than professional pit masters. However, even if you are never likely to compete in a competition, if you want great BBQ you are going to need good quality kit. A quick search of the internet reveals a plethora of smokers, from full sized...
Smoking on a Weber Q Gas BBQ
Before I purchased my first smoker, I worked hard on getting my Weber Q 220 Grill to produce some decent smoked food. I learned quickly that this was no substitute for the real smoke flavour produced by authentic BBQ, but for those of you looking to get the most out of the kit you have, this may prove useful. Firstly, the Weber Q 220 is not great at “indirect” cooking, but it does...
Fatties make everything better
Many of you will have heard of the awesome Bacon Explosion Fatty created by the talented cooks over at BBQ Addicts. I was so impressed by this meaty creation that one of the first best purchases I made was their excellent cook book “BBQ Makes Everything Better”. This book is packed full of extremely creative recipes and BBQ favourites but also begins with some really easy to follow...