Hi there, I’m Billy with barbequesmoked.com!
Where to Start
I come from a great family, and as you can imagine, we had our fair share of barbecues.
My dad is a true mans man, and has owned a number of grills. Ranging from gas to charcoal. Till one Christmas my Mom decided to get him a pellet grill. My brother isn’t much of a meat eater, but I am. I quickly learned what it took to make a decent grill and what goes into cooking a better piece of meat.
Getting my Dad to let me help cook wasn’t an easy task. The first years involved a lot of watching and just observing. Seeing what different types of rubs, spices, brines, etc went into making the best BBQ. Eventually he let me help with different tasks like flavor injecting and prepping meats to marinate.
As I got older, and we got to more advanced things like pellet grills I was aloud to man the station and take over control of the grilling process. I don’t think many people understand the time it takes to cook a piece of meat. Not many people have the time to dedicate to cooking chicken for 6 hours, but when you love what you do, it’s easy.
A Career in BBQ?
Although my dad was a truck driver, and I had a degree in Information Technology I knew that I wanted to do something about grilling and our recipes. That’s where Barbque Smoked comes in. I knew with my background in IT, I would be able to create a website where myself and my Dad could document our reviews of products and our recipes.
Well, since we now have a pellet grill, I knew I wanted the site to involving smokers and this style of grilling. There are dozens of pellets and thousands of ways to cook game. There seemed to be a serious lack of review style sites and recipes particularly for pellets so that’s where this site came into play. Truth be told there is just a lack of information, and you see and hear a lot of the same questions, often.