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By Colin Richards


You will find the upcoming months articles on barbecuing meats such as seafood, ribs, pork and chicken and grilling steaks and other meats. Here are a few of the topics you will find useful on this website.  Before grabbing your favorite barbecue recipe and running, take the time to learn how to have the best outdoor barbecue cookout experience.


With the proper planning of a backyard cook-out, this website will help to ensure that your party is the best that it can be. Throughout the website, you will find tips to help you with grilling, recipes and other aspects of a backyard cook-out. 


You can never know too much about barbecue and believe me; there's a lot to know! What's the difference between direct and indirect grilling, and when you use each method? What are the ideal cooking temperatures and internal temperatures for the foods you barbecue? And how long does it take to barbecue something? Future articles will help answer these questions and more.


For some of us, the weather allows us to have backyard cook-outs during the spring, summer and fall. So whenever it’s time to fire up the ole’ grill and enjoy some much-needed time outside. It’s a great time for those of us that enjoy grilling out in our backyards with family and friends. To make this time even more enjoyable, we need to learn techniques and tips that can turn plain food into delicious barbecued masterpieces. We have developed this website to get the inside scoop to you.


So let’s get started on this venture. The ideal backyard barbecue party begins with a little planning and preparation. Take your time and plan, because poor planning will be the demise of the party! Begin your ultimate backyard barbecue plan with tips in this website. Also, get my book (BGA The Guidebook) by going to the Contat Us page and asking us to send you a copy by using the remarks section of the communications form.

Learning backyard grilling can seem like a daunting task sometimes. We live and learn from years of work. This website is an open forum for you to add your inputs if you care too. If you would like to add to this website use the Contact Us page or email us at BackyardGrillAdventures@Mail.com. Or Click on the Facebook Banner below.


Barbecuing is a primal skill that was passed down to us that we can approve upon. Many of us have tips to pass along to others or that great recipe that everyone needs to have. It is hoped that reading articles on this site will build your outdoor cooking knowledge.  Putting your new knowledge will become handy in the future cook-outs.


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What is Pig Candy? Try some at you next cookout!



Pig Candy is bacon that is covered in honey and brown sugar and spices then smoked.  There are few pleasures in life quite like pig candy, a sugary,smokey, spicy, crispy, and (most important) meaty treat.

You can throw some Pig Candy on the smoker to have as a snack at your next cookout.

I learned this recipe while I was on the Competition Circuit back in the deep south around Florida and Georgia Making Pig Candy is simple… Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes


Here is what you will need: makes 12 servings

1 lb. thick cut bacon

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 cup honey


Here is the recipe

1. Start with thick sliced bacon

2. Mix the pepper into sugar.

3. Put a generous coating of brown sugar mix on the bacon.

4. Let the brown sugar mix melt a little on the bacon then flip and repeat step 3.

5. Make sure you have a clean grill then smoke the bacon until it’s cooked how you like it.  I usually smoke around 250 for 1.5 hours.

6. Just before you serve brush a little honey

Put the candy on a plate and pass it around to you guests they will love it. 

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