Myron Mixon is a character! Most people, were introduced to him through the popular TLC show “BBQ Pitmasters“, where he stood out as larger than life, bold, brash and somewhat a mercenary. He was also a rebel, railing against traditional barbecue snobbery on the use of lighter fluid to light a fire. For those who found Myron just a bit too brash and cocky, they can be reassured that a slightly softer and more humble character is revealed through the pages of this recipe book which also serves as a mini biography. Read more
Here at BBQInsanity we care deeply about barbecue safety. It’s cool to be insane about barbecue but important to be safe too!
Sadly this is not always the case. Last year alone, 7 people in the UK died from carbon monoxide poisoning in barbecue related incidents. They unfortunately made the mistake bringing a used disposable barbecue back into their tent before sleeping.
The Weber kettle grill is now 60 years old. Nobody knows for sure what day exactly the first kettle went into production, but it all started some time back in 1952.
It was invented by a man called George Stephen Sr. who owned a sheet metal shop in Chicago. He originally named his invention “George’s Barbecue Kettle” and the genius lay in its simplicity. It was made with just two sheet metal half-spheres normally used as parts of buoys built in his shop. Read more
Peace Love and Barbecue
Written by Mike Mills the renowned leader of the legendary Apple City Barbecue team that for a few years in the 1990s won nearly everything there was to win in the world of competition barbecue. Mills hails from Murphysboro Illinois, which may not seem like barbecue country, but in fact is only 200 miles north of Memphis Tennessee. Read more
In this post we discuss an important barbecue technique – How to clean the barbecue grate. This is the cooking grate that the food goes on, rather than the charcoal grate that supports the charcoal. It’s important to clean the barbecue grate before and after each cooking session. Read more