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Our Story

I’m Kate Brown, the founder, expert and voice behind Burning Brisket.

And, while my expertise in barbecue is solid, you won’t find me donning the title of pitmaster, competing for trophies, or managing a bustling restaurant. I haven’t written a book (yet!). I don’t have my own line of bbq spices (although that’d be nice too). And, I don’t even live in Texas!

Instead, my barbecue journey began as an ordinary person who just wanted to cook up some seriously good food for my family.

Little did I know that this humble passion would spark a full-blown barbecue obsession.

Through countless trials, delicious experiments, and a few mishaps (cue the burnt brisket), I transformed from a novice into a bona fide barbecue aficionado. I even took things a step further, moving to my own boutique cattle ranch where I can really take my meat from farm to table.

Aside from raising my four young kids, it’s my passion to help ‘ordinary’ people like me cook extraordinary barbecue. Because barbecue doesn’t have to be complicated!

Often simple tastes the very best.

And, I truly believe that with time and a bit of tasty practice you too can become an incredible backyard cook.

We’ll help you to uncomplicate the world of smoke.

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Years of BBQ Experience


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How We Can Help You

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Investing in a barbecue is a significant decision. The market is flooded with thousands of options, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to smokers.

Instead of simply steering you towards the most expensive models, we aim to help you find the best barbecue by focusing on YOU, your unique cooking needs, preferred methods, and budget.

Whether you’re looking for something as cheap as chips, value-packed, or a luxury backyard feature, we’ll guide you toward a barbecue that best suits your needs.

At the end of the day, great smoked meats can be cooked on almost any grill. We’ll help you find your weapon of choice.

Why Should You Trust Us?

Firsthand Experience

We use the products we review. We test and refine our recipes. And, we share our tried and true grilling and smoking tips.

Quality Testing

The barbecues we review have been thoroughly tested by ourselves and our team. We trial them in different weather and for a variety of uses.

Expert Opinions

We've spent countless hours barbecueing, tested hundreds of products, and eaten a whole lot of brisket along the way.

Honest Reviews

We're never going to say something just for a sale. We share our real thoughts in an objective way to help you make the best buying decision.

We Welcome Your Questions

We’re real people and we love talking to you too. Share your feedback, ask us questions or for extra advice.

Independent Business

We may earn affiliate commission on products sold through our links but, we are an independent company with no loyalty to any one brand.

Meet the Fam

BBQ Expert

Loves how bbq brings people together

The Cook

Believes he could survive on meat alone

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The Kids


Will eat a whole pulled pork in one sitting

Behind the Scenes at Burning Brisket

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