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  • 5 star review  Was pleasantly surprised by this store. Wonderful selection of seasonings, and the gentleman running it was pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. Very happy to have been told about this place, will definitely be visiting again and recommend anyone who enjoys BBQ'g, food smoking, and cooking in general, to check it out.

    thumb Tracy-Lynn Myers

    5 star review  Great little hidden gem. Stopped in for my first time yesterday. They carry all of the big name spices and sauces that we usually have to ship from Toronto- (Dickson BBQ). Will definitely return and share the good news this place exists.

    thumb Chris McGrath

    5 star review  Thanks for the great smoker guys, it has been a great addition to my home and my friends and family love some of the meals I have done. Great job ?

    thumb Ryan Keith

    5 star review  Fantastic selection of Rubs and sauces. Lots of pellets to choose from also, and if you need a BBQ they got you covered.SUPPORT LOCAL.

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  • 5 star review  Made the mistake of checking this place out for spices and walked out with a new smoker! 😉 It doesn't have as large a selection of spices and sauce as BBQ Country, but what it does have is staff who have a passion for smokers. Russ was great to talk shop with and showed me the advantages of trying a Pit Boss grill after 2 years with my Traeger. Hats off to the staff running the shop. They opened during the early days of COVID and will be expanding and offering more selection/courses over the next few months.

    thumb Trevor Beck

    5 star review  Fantastic bbq shop. From grills to accessories, spices & seasoning this shop has it all, including award winning pit masters to talk grilling with. Highly recommend!!

    thumb Nathan Satanove

    5 star review  Sherwood Park's Leader in BBQ! If you're in need of supplies, spices or a great smoker, check this place out! Russ and his team even offer BBQ classes at select times. Definitely worth the visit!! A++

    thumb Carlos Ariba

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Beef Finger Meat

You have walked past it a hundred times in the grocery store and thought to yourself “that’s looks delicious, I wonder how you cook it?”. Beef finger meat is very alluring because of it’s rich fat content and price (hint: it’s cheap!). But what is it!? Beef Finger meat is the meat that exists between the bones of beef ribs. This fatty, juicy meat is typically cut away from the bones from the section of the ribs where there is not much meat on top of the bones. So think half way between the short plate ribs and the ribeye. Because beef rib meat is one of my favorite things to eat off a cow, I had to perfect a recipe for the beef finger meat to take advantage of the cheap price and not paying for the bone!

Charcoal Grilled Butter Seasoned Picanha Skewers

Picanha is one of the most sought-after cuts of meat in south America and Brazil specifically. This piece of steak comes from the top cap of the top sirloin. Often cooked rotisserie style over charcoal and then sliced on demand, it makes great steak, impressive service and is relatively easy to cook. Known for being delicious because of its tenderness and big rich fat cap, this steak is sure to impress when cooked properly.

Montreal Smoked Meat

I have cooked many briskets and always happy with the results, this time I wanted to do something different, I’ve made corned beef previously but never Montreal Smoked Meat. I always enjoy getting one of these sandwiches whenever I visit Montreal and wanted to see how close I could come to duplicating it. Here is the recipe for my first attempt at Montreal Smoked Meat. I must say that the time and effort you put in will result in a satisfying product you can be proud of and share with family and friends. I was pleasantly surprised on the taste, tenderness and fabulous aroma this meat has. I hope you give it a try.

Fried Bannock and Smoked Bannock with Optional Cinnamon Sugar

When I was a child, we learned how to make Bannock in school. I do not remember making the dough, I just remember wrapping it around a stick and roasting it over a fire. I vividly remember really enjoying the process of learning how to make food. The simplicity of bannock is amazing because it can be made from scratch in just a few minutes and the cooking process is so simple that even small children can do it over a campfire. Fried bannock is even more delicious, but for obvious reasons I see why we didn’t learn that one in school.

Smoked Greek Lamb Leg

I love lamb, it one of the most flavorful meats that you can get easily in most stores. In my local grocery store, all the lamb that they sell is frozen, and there is nothing wrong with that, but if you can find fresh lamb, that is where it’s at. I was lucky enough to find a deboned lamb leg at my local Costco, so I grabbed it up and planned an awesome cook around it for my Sunday while watching NFL football. Sometimes lamb is cooked low and slow and you take it up to high temperatures like 200 degrees and then pulled, but in my opinion the higher end cuts of lamb should be cooked to lower temperatures and then eaten medium or medium rare in the 140–145-degree range. Today we are going to teach you to make the best lamb leg ever in just 7 easy steps.

Homemade Rib Sandwich

I do not know if Rib sandwiches were famous before McDonalds launched their famous “McRib”, but I know my family grew on on those delicious ground pork rib shaped patties on a bun. They were not my favorite, but they were a quick easy meal for my family, and I wasn’t doing the work so who was I to judge! But now I am an adult and I love delicious food, so I took it upon myself to recreate this famous sandwich but elevate it to the BBQ glory that it deserves.

Wing Dust Smoked Chicken Wings

Chicken wings was the first thing I ever smoked, they are easy and cheap, so if you are afraid of screwing something up, this is a great way to test your seasonings and skills before ruining an expensive cut of meat.  Chicken wings are also very forgiving, as in they are hard to over season, over smoke or over cook, they can handle a lot, so fire up your smoker and give them a try!  One of the best part about chicken wings is how versatile the flavors can be, you can go with simple a salt and pepper or hot, but you can also jack up the flavors with all sorts of things, but we will get into that a little later. So follow these 7 easy steps for some of the best wings you’ve ever had!

Homemade BBQ Sauce

You run to the fridge or pantry to grab some BBQ sauce for your latest creation and realize you are out… you check the hours at You Need a BBQ and realize we are about to close, and you just don’t have time to make it here in time. Let’s open the fridge and pantry and see if we can throw together something that tastes good. This recipe below is based on a few simple pantry staples that when mixed, tastes like BBQ sauce! Feel free to make edits and add what you have, items like white sugar or molasses can be subbed for brown sugar; or maybe you sub fish sauce or honey garlic sauce for the Worcester or ketchup, either way use a spoon to taste it as you go. Let us know if you come up with something great


Pork belly is a fabulous cut of meat that is versatile and delicious. You can braise it, bake it, cold smoke it for bacon and much more. Today we are going to show you how to do a simple yet tasty, crispy Porcetta. Traditionally Porcetta is an Italian slow, fire roasted pork roast but today we are using the Pit Boss pellet smoker to do the job.

Outdoor Grilling Style Cheese Pizza

They say the best pizza has a fluffy bubbly crust and a crisp undercarriage (the bottom of the crust) with gooey cheese and a balance of delicious toppings. I agree and am always hunting for different textures when it comes to crust. The pizza we are doing today has the perfect crust because it has the unique experience of being cooked twice. By par-baking the crust directly on the grill and then flipping it over, you end up getting just the right amount of char. I was afraid that the crust would be too crusty, but it was surprisingly soft in the middle, despite that I rolled it pretty thin. I will definitely be making this again. This is for cheese pizza, but please add any toppings you want!

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I have been watching the Spiceology brand grow on social media for quite some time in the barbecue world. Their packaging is beautiful, and their spice blends and influencer pairings make my mouth water with some of the flavor combinations.  Spiceology is famous for having over 300 ground spices, herbs, chiles, salts, confections and even vegetable and fruit powders.  We have combed over their offerings and selected around 30 of the blends that we thought would fit best with BBQ and brought them into You Need a BBQ.

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