FAQ, BBQ Questions

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    10 Easy BBQ Tips That Work Without Fail
    10 Easy BBQ Tips That Work Without Fail
      These BBQ Grilling tips really will help you increase your knowledge and raise your barbecue skills to the next level.  One of the ways we are doing that is with Jake's Famous Foods 10 Easy BBQ Tips that work without fail. Read through our suggestions on ways to improve your next...
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    40 Amazing BBQ Tips That Make your Grilling Sizzle
    40 Amazing BBQ Tips That Make your Grilling Sizzle
      If you’re looking for key BBQ Tips…you’ve come to the right place. In this post I will show 40 Amazing Grilling Tips and tricks that sizzle and have helped achieve my customer’s massive results for cooking and grilling barbecue. Bonus: I’ve added...
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    Baked Potatoes On The Grill - How Long does it take
    Baked Potatoes On The Grill - How Long does it take
      With this simple recipe and steps you can grill Baked Potatoes within 1 hour, and they're fun to make. Over the years at Jakes Famous we've made potatoes just about as many ways as humanly possible.  And each time I make them I can't help but think just how...
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    BBQ Grill Cleaning Why It Is Necessary
    BBQ Grill Cleaning Why It Is Necessary
    Cleaning your grill is one of the necessary essential things you can do to ensure that your barbecue meals are healthy.  Too often people forget to remove the charred bits of meats and vegetables left on the grill units.  Almost every producer and manufacturer suggests that you follow a...
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    BBQ Meat Smoking Does it Really Work?
    BBQ Meat Smoking Does it Really Work?
      Recently we set out on a journey of exploration, a journey focused on one key factor: Does Low and Slow BBQ Meat Smoking Really Work? And when we say work we mean in our very own Weber BBQ Grill with Pork Ribs, natural Best BBQ rubs and copious amount of wood for smoking. Now over the...
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    BBQ Rub Styles and Rub Alternatives
    BBQ Rub Styles and Rub Alternatives
    Some say that BBQ Rub styles and alternatives are the actual heart of the barbecue.  For many years the most standard of seasoning formats was simply salt and pepper.  Salt a natural preservative added to this tree born complement pepper to heighten the taste and sensation of...
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    BBQ Rubs, Beef and Rib Rubs - Which is Best
    BBQ Rubs, Beef and Rib Rubs - Which is Best
      BBQ Rubs borne around some of the best Western, Mid Western and Eastern bread beef stock. Why because after eating so much great beef even that fantastic flavor can get a little old. BBQ Rubs improve and enhance the delicate flavors of beef. A good beef BBQ rub can change a dull meal...
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    BBQ Temperature and Cooking Chart
    BBQ Temperature and Cooking Chart
      We receive lots of requests regarding the best methods or ways in which to cook or grill a particular item.   It's not so much that people are unsure of what they read, most are just a little timid about actually doing the grill thinking that in following the directions they...
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    BBQ Vents How and When Opened or Closed
    BBQ Vents How and When Opened or Closed
      Good barbecue is about three or four things, the meat, the grill, the vents, the amount of time to cook and the quality of your sauces and dry rub seasonings. At Jake's Famous Foods we are expert in the quality of our bbq rubs and sauces for sale. But today we are going to talk about...
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    Can you season a tri-tip the night before?
    Can you season a tri-tip the night before?
       The short answer is YES .  The long answer is you really don't have to but to improve the flavor of the tri tip it should be at room temperature for grilling or roasting preferably seasoned and ready to go.  Now, seasonings can come in some pretty basic forms like salt,...
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    Fish Rubs - Which Rub is Best For Your Fish
    Fish Rubs - Which Rub is Best For Your Fish
      Fish Rubs are as old as the ocean primarily because the first fish rub was actually sea salt. Fish is full of Omega 3s and great fatty acids that help digestion, improve health and are just plain tasty. There are as many types of fish as it seems clouds in the sky. Fish is delicate, and...
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    Grill vents How To Use Them Open or Closed for BBQ
    Grill vents How To Use Them Open or Closed for BBQ
    At Jake's Famous Foods  learning how to use Charcoal grill vents and whether they should be Open or Closed for a Charcoal grill, Weber grill or smoker, along with properly circulating air in gas grill vents is key to the grilling process. Even the largest pieces of food can be...
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    How do you dispose of Charcoal When Finished
    How do you dispose of Charcoal When Finished
      How do you dispose of Charcoal When it is Finished. This seems like a simple question for most but when you think about it, it is quite critical. Most people just assume that you wait until the charcoal is burned through then you just throw it in the trash to clear your grill. If you live in...
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    How Do You Know How Much BBQ Sauce To Use
    How Do You Know How Much BBQ Sauce To Use
      Adding Barbecue Sauce, Just how Much? One of the age old secrets to good barbecuing is knowing when and how much barbecue sauce to use. Too much barbecue sauce and your meat is literally swimming in sauce which overtly covers up the flavor of the meat letting you only taste the sauce. Too...
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    How Do You Know When The BBQ Grill Is Hot and Ready
    How Do You Know When The BBQ Grill Is Hot and Ready
    How Do You  Know  When The BBQ Grill Is Hot and Ready. Preheating the grill is essential. Preheating ensures that the grill grate is hot enough to sear the food, and can help loosen old debris.  Always cover your grill during the preheating process. A charcoal grill will...
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    How long to bake chicken on a bbq grill
    How long to bake chicken on a bbq grill
    Baking Chicken using a BBQ Grill is easy when following these simple steps below. 1. Ensure that your grill reaches a minimum 375-400 degree temperature throughout the cooking cycle. 2. Use the same pans and cooking utensils you would use if cooking in your oven. 3. Make sure you have enough...
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    How long to cook grilled whole Pork Loin
    How long to cook grilled whole Pork Loin
      Pork tenderloin is wonderful when cooked properly. Follow our steps as we answer the question: how long to cook whole pork loin on grill per pound.  Our steps will help you achieve your perfect tenderloin. And although pork loin and pork tenderloin sound the same they really...
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    How long to Grill chicken BBQ style
    How long to Grill chicken BBQ style
      How long does it take to barbecue chicken bbq style correctly? Not long with these quick and easy steps. Barbecue Chicken Ingredients: 1 - Whole Chicken Fryer (skin on) Jake's Tri-Tip, Steak and Rib Rub Dry Seasoning  (BUY NOW!) Olive Oil Step 1 Barbecue Chicken: Prepare Barbecue...
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    How long to marinate pork loin with BBQ Rubs
    How long to marinate pork loin with BBQ Rubs
      One of the best meals we've ever eaten is properly grilled Pork tenderloin. Our grilled marinate pork tenderloin was masterfully cooked using one of our most famous dry rubs.  And before the tenderloin was even rubbed the loin was prepped with just the right amount of...
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    How many briquettes do I need
    How many briquettes do I need
    Using the proper number of briquettes is important. Proper cooking is ensured when the right amount of charcoal briquettes are use.  If too few briquettes are used, food may not cook evenly and you run the risk of serving raw foods which is of course a No, No. To calculate the...
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    How Much Sodium Salt in Jakes
    How Much Sodium Salt in Jakes
      A word about salt and the levels contained in Jakes. Over the past few months we've had lots of potential customers at demonstrations tell us that they are concerned about salt and its effects. And though many of them use this as an excuse not to buy we're not completely...
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