The Butchers Block | Bearded Butchers Blog

  • How to Grill the Best Burgers

    A perfectly grilled burger is a thing of art. There are several tricks you can use at home to get restaurant-quality results every time you grill a burger. We'll walk through some of the ways you can step up your burger game easily at home.

  • How to Remove Rust From Grill Grates

    Rusty grill grates both look unappealing to cook on and can cause lots of foods to stick. You should always try to prevent grill grates from getting rusty, but if they do, you'll want to follow a few tips to get them back into good shape.

  • How to Make Smoked Beef Jerky

    Making jerky at home isn't hard, but it does take a long time. Fortunately, it's worth it. You'll end up with a better quality, healthier jerky making it yourself when you know some of the best tricks out there. We love making jerky because it gives you the chance to get creative with flavors, textures, and proteins. Making jerky in a smoker takes your snack to the next level, letting you play even more with unique flavor combinations. Learn how!
  • Scott's Maple Chipotle Turkey Recipe (KISS Method)

    We know the designated cook of the family always takes pride in their Thanksgiving Day turkey (Scott definitely does) so you probably already have a go-to Turkey recipe. But just incase you don't, or maybe you just want to switch things up this year, we're sharing Scott's tried and tested Maple Chipotle Turkey Recipe. Not only is it super simple, but it makes an excellent super juicy bird every time.
  • Buttery Smoked Corn on the Cob Recipe

    While we love the classic methods of cooking corn, today we are going to share what we consider to be the ultimate way to enjoy this bountiful grain – smoked. In fact, smoked corn is so good that we even created our own seasoning just for this recipe. Our Bearded Butcher Butter Blend gives you the perfect combination of rich and creamy butter flavor with just enough kick.
  • Smoked Turkey Brine Recipe

    After years of struggling to find ways to cook a turkey without drying the breast meat out, we discovered that the best way to make a delicious Thanksgiving Day turkey is to brine it and then smoke it. The smoke flavor is a perfect compliment to the light meat and the brine ensures we never end up with dry, flavorless turkey. We're going to share some of our top tips and recipe ideas so you can wow your friends and family this holiday season.
  • Cooking Chicken 101

    Chicken is one of the most popular dishes in America. It's a low-cost protein that doesn't have strong flavors and can be prepared in a number of creative ways. Using these tips and guidelines, you'll be turning out mouth-watering, juicy chicken every time. And if you're looking for a good chicken recipe, make sure you scroll to the end!

  • Smoking Times and Temperatures

    Perfectly smoking meat is as much an art as it is a science. If you know the correct temperature to run your smoker and the ideal internal temperature of your meat, you stand a good chance of getting the science part right. The artistry is all about the flavors, spices, and wood you choose. Today, we are going to explain how to time your smoker perfectly so that you never have to worry about over- or under-cooking your meat.
  • How to Make Wild Game Stock

    One of the best ways to make sure you are using every part of wild game you harvest is to make a stock. Stock is one of the easiest things you can make but it does take time and attention. We're sharing a few tips and our favorite venison gravy recipe that you can make using your fresh stock. 
  • How to Use a Charcoal Chimney

    Learning how to use a charcoal chimney starter is easy and it'll make your experience cleaner, safer, and less stressful. Once you start using a chimney, you'll never go back. Over the years, we've learned a few tricks that'll help you get your coals ready to cook and we're sharing them all right here. Read now!
  • Start a Homestead: For Beginners

    Homesteading is a lot of work, but the results can certainly be worth it. If you've thought about what it would be like to have a homestead but aren't sure where to begin or what is involved, you've found the perfect article. We'll discuss how to start a self-sufficient homestead that will save money and give you the lifestyle you've always wanted.
  • How to Cut a Flank Steak

    Flank steak is a common favorite cut for grilling. It's an intensely flavorful cut despite being lean and boneless. Flank is one of our go-to proteins for a quick weekday meal that makes for excellent steak sandwiches or fajitas. Cutting flank steak correctly is essential to serving a tender, easily chewed meal. Learning to cut flank steak is an easy skill you'll have no trouble learning, so let's get into it!