While you are waiting for your grill parts to arrive why don’t you spend an hour or so visiting these great resources for grilling information and inspiration!
AmazingRibs.com: The amount of information that Meathead has to offer is simply staggering. Over 3000 pages of recipes, equipment reviews and techniques. Hard science, great writing and completely trustworthy recipes that are easy to follow. Sign up for his Pitmaster Club while you are there.
MMMGoBluBBQ: Joe is a friend of mine who is obsessed with barbecue and Michigan sports. Even though he keeps cheering for the wrong teams he has managed to get his barbecue right. Be sure to check out his easy method for converting a Weber Smokey Jo into a mini-WSM!
Nature’s Choice Grilling Planks: Nature’s Choice offers thick cut grilling planks made of Western Red Cedar. The grilling planks from Nature’s Choice are unique in that one side is rough cut to allow for easier generation of smoke. The smoke from Western Red Cedar wood is more fragrant than other cedar species giving your planked meals that little something extra!
Big Green Craig: Craig isn’t a Weber man but he is still rocking out some pretty awesome barbecue on his Big Green Eggs. Be sure to check out his technique for making an amazing blue cheese crusted steak!
Another Pint Please: A great grilling blog run by a Weber grill Ambassador, Mike Lang. Mike has beautiful photography, great grill skills and a direct connection with the amazing Weber brand. Check out Mike’s site for great tips on using cedar blanks and cooking with beer.
BbqProShop: Jeff and Gretchen run a great online star for all of your high end barbecue needs. In addition to have a great selection of rubs and sauces they can hook you up with a wonderful ceramic cooker. Check out their selection of Primo grills!
The BBQ World of Mr Dodd: Brian is a backyard barbecue man that has the important stuff in life figured out. He understands that what you cook isn’t nearly as important as who you cook it with. His beer selections are excellent as well. You can catch up with his latest grilling adventures on his website and his latest beer adventures by following him on Twitter!
BBQ with Jeff: A real nice “backyard barbecue” site run by Jeff Hillyard. Jeff is starting a Weber grill collection so I expect he will be shopping for parts over here in a year or so!
Food-Fire: Dave runs a great site dedicated to amazing barbecue that is gluten free. It’s a pretty nice resource and worth a visit!
The Virtual Weber Bullet: A great forum dedicated to all things Weber. The forum started out as a community of users who loved using the Weber Smokey Mountain. The forum has since evolved and now covers using and restoring the entire Weber product line. Lots of great information about Weber gas grills, portable grills and grilling accessories. This really is a nice community.
Weber Kettle Club: This club is a really cool subset of the Weber community.As you might have guessed this is a club dedicated to the iconic Weber kettles. There are some pretty incredible articles on restoring some of the classic kettles, product reviews and plenty of tips, ticks and recipes. If you are interested in the history of some of the really old kettles then this is the place to go.
Dirty Smoke BBQ: A great bbq blog by Dru Chai from Southern California. Check out Dru’s site and see if he is judging any competitions in your area any time soon!