We’re halfway through National Barbecue Month and loving every minute of it. We hope you’ve had some time to try out some new recipes and enjoy a few old favorites as well. If you’d a couple tips on smoking meat, check out our Smoking Basics Publication
. For delicious recipes, try Justin Moore’s BBQ Shrimp
, Greg Bate’s BBQ Dr. Pepper Chicken
, Bobby Flay’s Chicken Thighs
or Dr. BBQ’s new Maple Brined Pork Chops
. Need dessert? Finish off your meal with some Planked Twinkies
. Have a great rest of May & get ready for some fun summer happenings!
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I am getting my first egg in a couple weeks and have a couple questions. After looking over this board for the past couple weeks I'm excited but a little intimidated. The only thing I've ever used in the past is a gas grill so all of the different attachments and techniques are a little overwhelming at this point but the pictures and info everyone posts are great motivation.
1. What type of fire starter should I use?
2. I've seen where people recommend not cooking at high heat at first to avoid burning up the gasket. How will I know when it's ok to fire up the heat to 600 or more? Thanks.