BBQ Myths

BBQ Myths

The real answers to your big questions about BBQ and grilling...

BBQ Myths: Find Out Whether These Common BBQ 'Facts' Are True or False...

BBQ or grilling - is there really a difference? Does meat with more fat really absorb more smoke and smoky taste when you BBQ it? Should you really coat foods with oil before you BBQ? Is using self-starting charcoal for your barbeque really unhealthy?

​These are just a few of the questions we answer here -- and you'll discover that much of what you think you know about BBQ and grilling is simply not true.

​Let Us Introduce Ourselves...

​Hi! We're the BBQ Mythbusters -- and it's a pleasure to bring you the real answers to the most common myths about BBQ and grilling.

​We've been BBQing since we were 7 and 8 (actually, we just 'helped' our fathers at that age). But we discovered very early on how delicious a BBQ meal could be -- and today it's almost unheard of for a weekend to go by without at least one BBQ meal.

​We became the BBQ Mythbusters after we started hearing all the nonsense about BBQs and grills that people believe as gospel.

​We wanted to set the record straight -- so people didn't waste their time believing foolish 'facts' or make unnecessary sacrifices in the name of health.

​Curious What Else You'll Find Here?

​The real answer to the age-old debate: Is it best to clean your grill before or after you use it? Do BBQ grills harbor bacteria, or is this just a myth? Should you avoid flipping steaks? How do you best keep a BBQ low fat -- without sacrificing the taste? Do smoke-adding products work, or is it just a smoke-screen? Is it best to BBQ with the cover open or closed?

​And much, much more!

​Please have a look around -- your next BBQ guests... as well as perhaps even your doctor... will thank you!

​Check Out These Featured BBQ Articles...

​How to Barbeque: Myths About High Heat - If you want to learn how to barbeque, it's important to understand when to use high heat and hot coals.

​Barbecue Wood Chips vs. Charcoal - Barbeque wood chips are a popular fuel source, but are they healthier than charcoal?

​BBQ Foods: Does Meat With More Fat Absorb More Smoke? - BBQ myths - do fatty areas of meat absorb more smoke?

​BBQ Myths - Info and Articles:

​Find out the real scoop as BBQ MythBusters debunk the top myths about BBQ and grilling...

​Barbecue Wood Chips vs. Charcoal

Which is safer for grilling: barbecue wood chips or charcoal?

Barbeque Basics: Myths About Salt and Other Seasonings

Should you add seasonings before or after cooking? Find answers to this common barbeque debate.

D​oes Adding Smoke To Barbeque Grills Make Food Taste Better?

There are several products to add smoke to barbeque grills. Do these products work, or is it all a smoke screen?

​BBQ Foods: Does Meat With More Fat Absorb More Smoke?

BBQ Myths About Fat and Smoke

​Get The Most From Your BBQ grill

Don't let myths about flipping steaks and other meats keep you from getting those appealing BBQ grill lines

​Is Self-Starting Charcoal Unhealthy?

The truth about self-starting charcoal: how to avoid one of the most common grilling mistakes

​The 'Clean the Grill' Myth

When is the best time to clean the grill? An answer to the age-old debate

​Do Grilled Foods Cause Cancer?

Understanding the connection between grilled foods, charred foods and carcinogens

​Are You Grilling Or Is It a BBQ?

Myths and misnomers about grilling and BBQ

​Grilling Steaks: Are Undercooked Steaks Unhealthy?

Is it a myth that undercooking when grilling steaks is unhealthy?

​Do Grills Harbor Bacteria?

Understanding this common myth about BBQ and grills

​How to Barbeque: Myths About High Heat

High heat and when to use it - an important aspect of how to barbeque

​Low Fat Grilling: Myth or Method?

Three ways to keep your grilled meals low fat

​Sticking to the Grill: The Myth of Coating Foods With Oil

Do you need to coat foods in oil to keep them from sticking to the grill?