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How to best barbecue calamari/squid?

Is is possible at all to barbecue uncooked calamari (tubes) without getting them tough? If so, how should it be done? Are there any preparations (marinade?) which may help to get them soft? Does the ...
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What temperature range is suitable for grill smoking?

I've noticed when smoking on the grill that sometimes there is no visible smoke, though there's the clear smell of burning wood. Once the wood has begun to smoke, what grill temperature will ensure ...
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What do I need to get started with American style Barbecue?

With summer on the way here in the UK, I'd like to start trying some American style BBQ - ribs, pulled pork, brisket etc. as well as perhaps the odd steak and even pizza - with a relatively limited ...
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When is best to apply sauce on to BBQ chicken?

I'm cooking a full chicken divided into 8 pieces... When is the best time to put sauce on chicken cooked on a BBQ? Is it better to do it after it sits for a while on the BBQ? Is it better to let it ...
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Why do brisket recipes move to the oven to finish?

In the Cooks Illustrated BBQ brisket recipe and many others I've seen, they call for moving the brisket from the grill where they are being smoked to the oven to finish. I'm wondering why the recipes ...
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Chicken on a Brinkmann Smoker N Grill

I've been trying to smoke chicken for many days now, but the problem is that most of the time the chicken tastes like a match. I've done everything, soaked the wood for a long time, cooked it with ...
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What precautions should be taken while cooking a thin steak?

I went to the Halal butcher the other day and asked for steak, except what I received was more like thinly sliced beef. What can I do with this on a barbeque? Will it cook the same? How can rescue ...
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Why does my kamado ceramic grill fall out of it's stand when I open it?

I just got a Large Big Green Egg with a nest. When I was at the store, they asked if I wanted one already put together, so I said yes. They gave me a nest that had a medium sitting in it. Now, when ...
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How can I prevent cross-contamination when applying a dry or wet rub to meat?

In either wet or dry rub prep, if you use both hands, you will have likely contaminated the rub by the end. How can I prevent this from occurring?
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How do you cook corn on the cob on BBQ?

Do you remove peel and wrap it in tin foil ? Do you put it directly on gril (with peel) ? How much time ?
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How much time do I need to achieve a smokey flavor in bbq?

What is the minimum amount of time that I need to smoke food (in particular meat) in a smoker to achieve a noticeable smokey taste (assuming I have plenty of smoke)? Is there a maximum time after ...
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Vertical Smoker Cooking Times

I have a gas vertical water smoker that I got from Cabela's earlier this year. I've had some success smoking a few different things: whole chickens, baby-back ribs, salmon, pork shoulder and a pork ...
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cooking beef roast on a spit

I will be having a graduation party for my twin daughters in june and i want to cook some large beef roasts on the spit. Although i have cooked plenty of beef briskets, prime rib, and sirloin roasts, ...
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How can I make a BBQ sauce from my dry rub?

I would like to use my dry rub to make a BBQ sauce but don't know how.
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Should I BBQ chicken on foil?

My wife tells me I should be putting aluminum foil on the grill and BBQing the chicken kebob on that and not the naked flame. She cites that it won't get burnt, easy to clean the grill and the ...
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Is it safe to overcook beef or other meat?

When making hamburgers, I prefer to grill the beef until it is very dark and the outside is entirely black. I know that it is dangerous to eat beef that not cooked enough, but is there any hazard in ...
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What are the advantages of a lid on a barbeque?

I have just bought a new half drum barbeque which can with a fold down lid. I have heard that these lids are good for creating a smokey flavour, or for keeping food moist whilst it cooks. A lot of ...
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Turning a cast-iron grill into a smoker

I have a Char-broil gas cast iron grill. This is one of the style where the flame is under cast iron pans filled with lava rocks rather than cooking the food directly. Works great for when you don't ...
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What “Is” Barbeque or “BBQ”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What styles of barbeque exist in American cuisine? There are many different techniques, practices and (of course) sauces that are given the label "Barbeque" (or BBQ, or ...
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Why would a portable barbecue warn against using pots on the grill?

My wife just bought a Coleman Road Trip portable propane barbecue, which we plan to use for camp cooking/grilling. I was thinking of using it as a camp stove as well - to heat water, make coffee, ...
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What fuel (burning material) gives the best flavor to meat when barbequing?

I normally barbecue with charcoal, but I've seen wood chips in shops, so I started wondering... I assume the material you use gives a different flavor to the meat. What is your experience on this ...
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Is there a way to adjust hot spots in a horizontal smoker setup?

I have a combo gas/charcoal grill: I have an offset firebox that attaches to the right side that I use to convert the charcoal grill to an offset horizontal smoker. However, when using the offset ...
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Is it OK to marinate chicken and pork together?

I just want to minimize dishes taken to a BBQ--marinating pork chops in a lemon/herb/olive-oil baste along with some chicken skewers. Is there anything to worry about with trichonosis when preparing ...
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What kind of wood puts the most flavor in the meat?

I want to smoke a few boston butts, but I want to know what wood has the strongest flavor, and I will be smoking them for 12+ hours, very slow and low cook.
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How to barbecue marinated chicken drumsticks

I'm looking for some general advice on how to do this. I've attempted this twice and they turned out OK, but the outside layer looked a little black. Everyone really liked how it turned out but I'm ...
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Is dry rub necessary in making bbq ribs?

Normally when I make bbq ribs in the oven at home, I have to prepare the ribs approximately a day ahead. I usually cover the ribs with a dry rub mixture (made of garlic powder, paprika, sugar, salt, ...
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How to grill potatoes?

I'm having a barbecue and I'm cooking steaks and asparagus. I still have some uncooked potatoes left in the pantry. Is it possible to grill a potato?
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How to make my meatballs more solid

I've been following a recipe for meatballs but they are far too loose for putting on the bbq. I thought I could maybe put them in the fridge before cooking them, or brown them in a pan before putting ...
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Ways to bar-b-que and smoke Kangaroo

Kangaroo is an unusual meat for most of the world. From reputation, it's quite hard to cook right as it tends to dry out: Kangaroo meat is very low in fat, usually less than 2%. This is lower than ...
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How do I make sure that the meat cooks well and yet stays juicy on a bbq?

I am a bbq rookie and learning to cook various kinds of meat on the grill. I usually cook chicken, lamb, pork, beef and fish. However, I am struggling to get any of the meats I cook to be well-cooked ...
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What changes should I make to accomodate vegan naked fatties?

I would like to make naked fatties on the barbeque this weekend, but want to accomodate some vegan friends (and my on/off lacto-ovo wife). I can easily swap regular pork breakfast sausage for Gimme ...
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What is direct heat?

Why is it that when I check google images for Direct heat, I see pictures of a flame under a grid like surface? Is that direct, or indirect? And what'd you call sticking a marshmallow directly in a ...
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What is the difference between Grills, Barbecues, Broiling e.t.c.? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Translating cooking terms between US / UK / AU / CA / NZ What is the difference between Grills, Barbecues, Broiling e.t.c.? Note: I plan to post my own answer, but ...
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Cooking tied-up ribeye

This is probably a silly question, but I saw these steaks that the butcher in the grocery store said to be made of several pieces attached together by a thread. So I am wondering: How do you cook a ...
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How to avoid ridiculously salty results when brining?

Last time I brined, the ribs came out ridiculously salty. Can someone provide me with a good brining method?
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What cooking/grilling applications are more suitable for smokers than standard BBQ's?

More specifically, I'm looking to determine if there is value in acquiring a smoker to accompany my current grill.
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How to cook fall-off-the-bone beef spare ribs in oven or on stove top?

All, I would like to cook spare ribs to a fall-off-the-bone consistency. I don't have access to a grill. I know how to do that with pork shoulders (dry rubbed, then uncovered in the oven at low ...
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How long to cook asparagus on a BBQ?

I'm going to be grilling some asparagus which I have never done before. How long should I be having them on the grill so that they're not all mushy and soft? Is there something I should be doing to ...
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What is the correct way to make “brazil style” bbq meat?

So I'm interested in cooking some meat brazilian style, like they do at those bbq restraunts where the meat is served on trays in small slivers. Is there an effective way to do this without a huge ...
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Using charcoal in kettle grill

I learned that in kettle grill the coal should be placed on one side of the grill and meat on the other side. What is the advantage of this method against grilling on direct fire? Adding a water ...
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Smoking in Kettle Grill

I recently smoked a pork shoulder in a weber charcoal kettle grill and I had a lot of trouble maintaining the temperature. Are there any tricks to using a mix of charcoal briquettes and wood chunks ...
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How do you cook corn kernels on BBQ?

I recently had some BBQ corn where the corn was in individual kernels. I'm wondering how this would be done on a BBQ... would you grill the corn on the cob, then cut the kernels off? Or would you do ...
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How can I barbecue salmon steak?

I have two Salmon steaks that I would like to Barbeque. What are some effective techniques for barbecuing salmon?
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How do you handle the fires caused by adding wood chips to coal?

I've been using wood chips in my BBQ (adding them to the coal) and I enjoy the flavor they add but I have a tough time cooking with them because: They cause flare ups I have to close the lid to ...
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How do you clean a pizza stone?

I have a charcoal grill (Big Green Egg) that has a ceramic insert that can be used as a heat shield or as a pizza stone. My stone is black from drippings and smoke. I'd like to cook some pizza on ...
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What heat should I use to BBQ red/green bell peppers?

What heat should I use to BBQ (gas/charcoal grill) red/green bell peppers? Should it be: direct or indirect high/medium/low duration?
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How long should it take to bbq half a chicken?

I know how to tell if a chicken is cooked, but has anyone got any idea of approximately how long it would take to bbq half a chicken in an uncovered barbecue? To clarify: I'm thinking of cleaving a ...
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Lump Charcoal vs Briquettes and variations in brands

I've been experimenting with BBQ on a variety of smokers for the past few years. Originally I tried some Kingsford Briquettes and had a hard time managing the temperature. There was an excessive ...
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How can I improve my barbecue sauce recipe?

I've been trying to refine my BBQ sauce lately and I'm really curious if I can improve it, or if I'm mixing a sauce for a wrong purpose. The times I've made it, it have been used as a marinade for ...
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Tips for grilling duck legs?

I recently attempted to grill duck legs on my propane Webber. I was afraid of flare-ups due to the high fat content in the duck meat so I grilled with somewhat low and indirect heat. It took a long ...