My Picks: Best BBQ Blogs of 2023 [September 2023]

We all love sharing information about BBQ!

What do we love more than sharing our own opinions? Checking out what other people have to say!

As a long-time internet user and a LONG time griller and BBQ smoker, I have spent a great deal of time reading what other barbeque-rs, smokers and pit masters have to say.

So, I thought it would be appropriate to pay homage to some of the best BBQ sites I have found. Over time these sites have given me motivation and some really helpful info.

Below you will see my top picks for the10 best BBQ blogs of 2023, these are not just smoking specifically but any blog in the barbecue 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. 

In no particular order, my list of the best barbecue blogs EVER!

My Top 10 Best BBQ Blogs 2023 – Overview

  • Slap Yo Daddy BBQ

  • Girls At The Grill

  • Barbecue Bible

  • Girl Carnivore

  • Obsessive Compulsive Barbecue

  • Texas BBQ Posse

  • Dirty Smoke BBQ

  • Love 2 BBQ

  • How To BBQ Right

The Best BBQ Blogs of 2023 – Site Breakdown

1. Slap Yo Daddy BBQ

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With a name like Slap Yo Daddy, you can’t be interested in this website. Harry is are based out of Diamond Bar, CA, and a part of the California BBQ  Association as well as the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

Harry Soo and his lovely co-worker Janice have some really awesome BBQ competition stories, great video recaps and enough recipes to keep you occupied for years to come.

Harry has created a program for at-risk youths. This Grilling Life Skillings program is a fantastic idea and we are proud to have Harry as our number 1 pick! 

Favorite 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.

2. Girls At The Grill

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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 grilling 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.

3. Barbecue Bible

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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 teacher & 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.

4. Girl Carnivore

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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.

5. Obsessive Compulsive Barbecue

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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!

6. Texas BBQ Posse

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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: They lightly smoked, grilled salmon is to die for.

7. Dirty Smoke BBQ

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This is an information-filled blog about one carnivore’s journey into the world of BBQ, backyard grilling, and smoking. There are also great how-to’s, and restaurant & product reviews.

Good Read: A great step-by-step walk-through of smoking brisket for the first time.

8. Love 2 BBQ

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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: ​The smoked quail scotch egg recipe is something I had never heard of but is a real treat!

9. How To BBQ Right

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Competition BBQ Pit master 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!

What to Do Next?
Now you now all the BBQ blogs to time to get cooking!
Read: Find out where the professional buy their meat online
Cook: Smoked Beer Can Chicken

Wrapping it Up on The Best BBQ Blogs 2023

So there you have it. My list of the best BBQ Blogs EVER. These are my favorite blogs/ websites and websites that I have used in the last when first started.

I actually still use them regularly for inspiration or a new recipe to wow the family or my guests with.

When I was buying my first setup, these sites helped me tremendously. It took a lot of reading and research on my part to determine whether I needed a natural gas smoker, charcoal smoker or propane smoker.

I hope they come in as handy to you as they have for me!

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7 thoughts on “My Picks: Best BBQ Blogs of 2023 [September 2023]”

  1. Not surprised Slap Yo Daddy would be #1 as it is a great site. I was lucky to meet Harry Soo at a competition and the guy is meticulous. He was even really great and held an impromptu class on building competition boxes for beginners. He was really nice and fun to hang out with for a bit. On a side note though he is out of Diamond Bar, CA, not Kansas City. Not knocking you just thought you might want to know.

    1. I know he is a legend!! I did his soy and pineapple pork tenderloin last weekend, I had 3 different family member text for the recipe this week already (we are a food loving family). I would love to see him at a comp, I might see what his upcoming ones are. No worries thank you for the heads up, I change it now 🙂

  2. Hey thank you very much for this review, can’t wait to check all those blogs and improve my BBQ’s skills. Who’s pomp for BBQ season :)?

  3. Really informative.Thanks for sharing BBQ blog. I just can’t wait to check each BBQ blogs.Girls At The Grill seems really interesting and I am sure I will get some useful information on here.Thanks for sharing this.

  4. There some of my favorite BBQ blogs too, Girl Carnivore and Barbecue Bible are so good!! I also love your recipes too especially the duck poppers you just did!!

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