We all love sharing information about what we love. What do we love more than sharing our own opinions and information? Checking out what other people have to say about what we love. As a long time internet user and a shorter time smoker, I have spent a great deal of time reading what other barbeque-rs, smokers and pitmasters have to say. This has helped me learn a lot of BBQ & smoking terms and answer questions like what is a smoke ring and even how do I keep my grill clean.
I thought it would be appropriate to pay homage to the websites that over time have given me a tonne of motivation and some really helpful information. Below I have created a list of my top picks for 10 best BBQ blogs of 2018, these are not just smoking specifically but any blog in the barbeque world that I feel is worth checking out.
There is a good mix of how-tos, smoker recipes, and product, gear & restaurant reviews in the mix. These websites have even inspired me to create my own how to smoke on a gas grill post.
In no particular order, my list of the best barbecue blogs of 2018.
Slap Yo Daddy BBQ
With a name like Slap Yo Daddy, you can’t not be interested in this website. These guys are based out of Kansas City and are one of the highest ranked Kansas City BBQ Society teams. Harry Soo and the rest of the guys have some really awesome BBQ competition stories, great video recaps and enough recipes to keep you occupied for years to come.
Favourite recipe: Surf n Turf Tri Trip Wrapped Scallops. These things are as delicious as they are good looking. These little guys are going to impress even the hardest of guests
Girls at the grill
Whoever said that girls can not grill? They are seriously wrong. Elizabeth Karmel is an author and chef from North Carolina who shares some of the best BBQ recipes out there to motivate some of the women out there to get grilling, smoking and BBQ-ing. For those just starting off in the grill game, there is a tonne of really useful information on here.
Top read: For those grillers just starting off the ‘Get Set Grill’ section is a wealth of knowledge.
The Barbecue Bible
The Barbecue Bible is just that. It is my go-to blog for everything bbq related. Great recipes, awesome tips and even gear reviews. Curator Steven Raichlen is a journalist, TV host, cooking teach & award-winning author. He really knows his stuff.
Good read: Ribs In A Hurry: 5 Great Techniques This article has some really great tips for the rib lover, this article will get your mouth watering.
I won’t lie, I first got into this website because of the name. Who doesn’t trust someone like the BBQ Bros? With awesome step by step guides about everything BBQ you really can’t go wrong on here, especially if you are just starting out.
Favourite recipe: Who doesn’t love the sound of a breakfast burger? They have won breakfasts worldwide with their Breakfast Burger with Maple Lemon Mustard Sauce.
Having trouble getting your wife to get on the same meat loving level as you? Girl Carnivore is the perfect blog for you. Mastermind Kita Roberts has loaded up with healthy meat meals to get even the fussiest eater excited about smoking up some meat!
Must cook: This smoked pulled pork is something that I can only think was created to feed to the gods.
Obsessive Compulsive Barbecue
This personal blog by Joe Haynes is a blog full of mouth-watering guides, recipes and personal adventures. If you need anything to do with BBQ, there is a very high chance you will find it here!
Good read: Ever wondered what else you can use to wrap your meat for a better outcome? Step in butcher paper!
Texas BBQ Posse
The Texas BBQ Posse is a squad of photographers, writers & BBQ enthusiasts. They have a mission to find the best Texas BBQ around. The Posse has reviews on Texas BBQ joints, so if you are planning a trip it’s a great resource.
Must make: This lightly smoked, grilled salmon is to die for.
Dirty Smoke BBQ
This is an information filled blog about one carnivore’s journey into the world of BBQ, backyard grilling and smoking. There is also great how to’s, and restaurant & product reviews.
Good read: A great step-by-step walkthrough of smoking brisket for the first time.
Love 2 BBQ
Feeling down about your BBQ life in winter? Check out Love 2 BBQ. Hailing from the UK, their passion for BBQ will keep your BBQ spirits high even in the darkest of times.
Must make: This smoked quail scotch egg recipe is something I had never heard of but is a real treat!
How To BBQ Right
Competition BBQ Pitmaster Malcom Reeds How to BBQ Right is an amazing resource for all your serious BBQ recipes, videos and step-by-step guides. You can literally find everything you need to on here! It’s my bible!
Must make: Smoked crab legs. This recipe is not smoked meat but dear lord it is a life-changing cook!
So there you have it. My list of the best BBQ Blogs 2018. These are my favourite blogs/ websites and websites that I have used in the last when first starting in the BBQ world or blogs/ websites that I actually still use regularly for inspiration or a new recipe to wow the family or my guests with. these sites helped me tremendously when I was looking for gas smoker reviews when I was buying my first set up, they took a lot of reading and research on my part to determine whether I needed a natural gas smoker, charcoal smoker or a propane smoker.
I hope they come in as handy to you as they have for me, and remember everyone, barbecue, smoke and grill safety is very important!