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Smokehouse & Tanglewood Trails

Cave Creek, AZ. 85331


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December 6, 2019

A customer from California has initiated a class-action lawsuit against Traeger, the popular manufacturer of wood pellets and associated smokers.

At the root of the complaint is that the consumer was attempting to up his BBQ game and purchased Traeger mesquite pellets....

September 15, 2018

People who live in Arizona, unlike most of the rest America, do the majority of their outdoor cooking AFTER Labor Day. Currently it is near mid September, and The Valley of the Sun is under a heat advisory for the next four days, with temperatures expected to be near o...

October 7, 2017

cave creek bbq school teaches grilling and smoking techniques

February 10, 2017

It is very hard to beat a delicious steak from a quality American prime steakhouse such as Morton's, Ruths' Chris, and Gibsons. These restaurants do not cook their steaks on a grill, but under a 1200 f degree broiler, which quickly seals in the juices and creates an ex...

November 22, 2016

High Desert Oysters

Next to donuts, desert oysters, or less delicately stated, calf testicles, were a cowboy's most favorite food. In 1882, Oliver Nelson, the new cook for the T5 Ranch, was almost hanged because he threw out a half peck of "clippings." He thought the co...

October 19, 2016

Charcoal briquettes were made popular by Henry Ford, when he was looking for a way to use the leftover scraps of wood and sawdust from the manufacture of his Model T automobiles.  He and his brother-in-law E.G. Kingsford, who brokered the site selection for the origina...

September 19, 2016

Welcome to Mick's Cave Creek BBQ blog! We will share weekly updates and articles on all things grilling and barbecue. Have a question or subject you'd like addressed? Contact me at That said, let's get to blogging...

Barbecuing vs. Grilling

The ma...

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