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Mad Scientist BBQ: Invaluable Resource For Learning Barbecue

YouTube is my go-to place to learn about BBQ, refine skills, and generate ideas for new things to try. Pretty quickly, I discovered Jeremy Yoder and his popular YouTube channel, Mad Scientist BBQ. From Jeremy’s first video on how to clean your grill to his latest on how pros smoke beef ribs, Mad Scientist BBQ …

Is Wagyu Beef Tallow the Trick to Moist Brisket?

I have been making brisket for awhile, but earlier this year, I learned about using tallow when I wrap my brisket. I have now incorporated beef tallow into my Trademark BBQ Brisket process. I do it every time and the results have been sublime. When you bite into brisket and notice its moisture, you are …

Aaron Franklin’s BBQ With Franklin

If you are into BBQ, you probably know the name: Aaron Franklin. And, if you are just getting started, you should probably get to know Aaron Franklin. Aaron is an influential pitmaster from Central Texas. He has a famous smoke shop, books, and videos. He has been generous about giving back to the community and …

How Do You Learn BBQ?

There is a lot to making great BBQ. Lots of techniques, flavor profiles, styles, traditions, and conflicting advice. Obviously, I learned by doing, but it is much more than that to get really good. I have gathered some broad themes to help point you in the right direction. Let me know how you learn and …

Trademark BBQ Brisket Rub Recipe

Over the years, I have been tinkering with my Texas-style brisket rub. I have evolved from elaborate rubs to simple ones. I really like salt and black pepper rubs that allow the smoke flavor to shine. My recipe kicks it up one notch from a straight a salt & pepper (S&P) rub and adds seasoned …