Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

A Guide to Offset Barrel Smokers

Nothing establishes your street cred as pit master who means business like an offset barrel smoker, a.k.a. horizontal smoker, pipe smoker, or “stick-burner.”

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Battle of the Hibachis

When it comes to providing maximum grilling efficiency in minimal space, few grills can beat the direct, concentrated, blast-furnace heat of the Japanese-style tabletop grill known in the West as the hibachi.

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The World’s Best Hot Dog

This is a true story. My grandfather, Sam Raichlen (known to all by his nickname “Dear”), loved food like a man possessed. His last food request was for a hot dog—but no ordinary dog. See his “Dear” dog recipe.

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A Creamy Co-Star to Share

I suggest we get rid of the term “side dish” and talk about “co-stars.” A first-rate barbecue dinner requires that equal care and skill be given to everything that is served with the meat.

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Science of the Smoke Ring

Ever wonder how to create that killer smoke ring? You’ll find the answer within the science of the meat itself.

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Recipes and Crowd Favorites


From the BBQ Blog

A Guide to Offset Barrel Smokers

Water smokers, box, barrel, and pellet smokers do a fine job smoking meats and seafood. But nothing establishes your street cred as pit master who means business like an offset smoker. For years, these hunka-hunka smokers—a.k.a., offset barrel smokers, horizontal smokers, pipe smokers, or “stick-burners”—have dominated the competition barbecue circuit. Now, thanks to mass-market models available at stores like Home Depot and Lowes, they’re bringing their own particular aura of machismo to American...

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Battle of the Hibachis

The World’s Best Hot Dog

A Creamy Co-Star to Share



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