Best BBQ Gloves for Grilling, Smoking and Fire

Below we share with you our top picks for BBQ Gloves to help you handle meat, hot coals and protect your hands.

As the owner of BBQ Pro Shop, we often get asked a lot of questions about what we recommend and use ourselves. Many years ago, we made the switch to focus on finding the best BBQ Rubs, Grill Seasonings, Seasoned Salts and Sauces and stepped away from the world of BBQ gear. However, as an avid griller and smoker, we wanted to share with you the BBQ Gloves that have done us so right over the years!

  1. Tending Fires and Coals – When we started to use a chimney starter and deal with indirect cooking, we needed an all-purpose BBQ glove to help make sure we did not burn our hands when dumping coals, or setting grates onto the grill. We suggest buying welding gloves, you can buy them on Amazon or at your local Home Depot or Hardware store and they are perfect all-purpose gloves for grilling over hot coals as well. That way when they get soot and soiled, you will know to use them only for tending the flame.
  2. Pulling Pork and Handling Meat– For many years we have grilled or smoked our turkeys and handling those off the grill is never easy. That is why we wear Oil Shield, insulated NeoPrene BBQ gloves with 14″ sleeves. It allows for maximum comfort when handling a 20 LB turkey hot off the grill, as well as pork shoulders, and 18# briskets. Your hands and arms stay safe and they have a great grip on the meat as well. We often use BBQ Gloves to pull pork butts and shoulders as well remove bones.
  3. Rubbing or Seasoning Meat– We go to Costco and buy two packs of nitrile gloves which can be bought on Amazon or in most drug store chains. These are great all purpose BBQ Gloves for handling meat, applying rub, trimming and placing raw meat on the grill or smoker. They are disposable so helps avoid cross contamination on different meats. Love to use them when carving, serving or slicing, they add a layer of food safety and keep your hands from getting too greasy and smelling like whatever you touched last.

Below are some links to our favorite products on Amazon, with these three suggestion in your BBQ and Grilling toolbox, your hands will be safe and you can better enjoy what you do!

Malcom Reed of Killer Hogs BBQ: Smoking a Whole Rib Eye

Malcom Reed of Killer Hogs BBQ is one of the best competition BBQ guys out there and we have been selling his line of Killer Hogs BBQ Products since he started selling them. As a BBQ lover, I follow his YouTube Channel HowToBBQRight and watch the instructional videos to learn how to smoke those difficult cuts of meat. One of the crowd pleasers for any event it the Rib Eye Roast, AKA Prime Rib Roast and can be picked up in the meat counter of your favorite butcher or at Costco or Sam’s Club.

If you are new to smoking or an experienced smoker, see below for some tips and tricks from Malcom Reed and follow his YouTube channel for even more information on how to smoke your favorite foods.

Suggested BBQ Rubs for Beef:

Bigmista’s Bitchin’ Beef Rub
The Rub Co Santa Maria Rub
Oakridge BBQ Santa Maria Rub

Malcom Reed Killer Hog BBQ Sauces, Rubs and Seasonings

Abt Electronics and Appliances is a local favorite that has become a national juggernaut in the appliances space. We found a great Outdoor Grill Buying Guide on their site that helps lead you in the right direction when you are looking to buy a gas, charcoal, liquid propane, smokers or electric grills. They sell Weber and Big Green Egg and a lot of other high quality brands, enjoy!

Get your grill on with ABT!

Build Your Own Ugly Drum Smoker

We get asked all the time what is a great smoker to get a start on and we have been hearing so much about the UDS or Ugly Drum Smoker and the folks at fix.com were kind enough to share this great little infographic with us on how to build one yourself. So if you are just getting started and want to keep the budget low as you get started, BBQ Pro Shop has your plans for your first UDS! Enjoy.

The assembly of an ugly drum smoker is a true barbecue experience. If you love a good “do it yourself” project and want a good, high-quality smoker for very little money, this project is perfect. The best part is that you are making one of the best smokers you can get, as it is simple to light and you can easily maintain a nice “low and slow” barbecue temperature. Depending on your creativity and painting skills, there is no reason your ugly drum smoker needs to be ugly! Pick your favorite sport team’s colors and be creative. You can also attach a bottle opener to the drum for convenient beverage opening as you smoke your afternoons away.


Source: Fix.com

Beth’s Revol Anything Pan Cheesy Pizza Pasta Bake

 

BETH’S CHEESY PIZZA PASTA BAKE RECIPE
Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS:
1 lb (450 g) Gluten-Free Pasta (Brown Rice/Quinoa)
3 links Italian Chicken Sausage
2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
1 tbsp (15 ml) Italian seasoning
½ cup (75 g) diced white onion
1 carrot, diced
1 celery stalk diced
30 oz (950 ml) plain tomato sauce
1 garlic clove minced
1 tsp (5 ml) salt
freshly cracked pepper to taste
8 oz (230 g) low-fat mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp (15 ml) freshly chopped parsley
1 tbsp (15 ml) red pepper flakes, served along side (Optional!)

METHOD:
Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large sautee pan heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan, brown sausage until cooked through. Drain onto a plate lined with paper towel.

In a large pot heat the second tablespoon of oil in a pan. Sautee onion, carrot and celery until tender, 5-8 minutes. Add tomato sauce and garlic and 1 tsp salt and pepper to taste.

Drain pasta and add to the sauce pot. Toss to coat, transfer mixture into a Revol Anything Pan casserole dish. Top with cheese.

Place casserole under he broiler for 2-4 mins until cheese is golden brown and bubbly. Top with freshly chopped parsley.

Serve “oven to table” with red pepper flakes on the side.

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