Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:31pm

Meater+ Bluetooth Thermometers 

Saddleback recently started selling these thermometers! We choose to go with Meater for a few reasons. Bluetooth thermometers are quickly taking over in the world of thermometers. They're easy to use, you can check the temp of whatever you're cooking right from your phone, and they have specific settings for almost every meat you could think of. 


Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 4:02pm

Saddleback BBQ is offering 4th of July Bundles! We've put together multiple packages that anyone interested in BBQ would be thrilled to receive!


Gold Package 

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 1:04pm

The Z Grills Initial Startup and Burn-in process must be performed before your first cook on your new pellet smoker. Like any pellet smoker, your grill needs to be seasoned before you can use it. The whole process roughly takes about an hour to complete and you’ll need enough wood pellets to run the grill on HIGH for at least 45 minutes. You will also need to ensure that you perform this outside or somewhere with good air ventilation.


Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 12:48pm


Plug it in, fill the hopper with BBQ pellets, turn it on, set the temperature, and let the grill do the rest. Pellet grills are designed to allow one to take a hands-off approach to cooking by letting a controller do the majority of the work. 

You don’t need to haul logs or arrange charcoal. You can put away the lighter fluid and flint. The Ignition sequence on a pellet grill starts with a single button press. 

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:31pm

Barbecue Rubs are the baseline for any great barbecue.  Dry Rubs are a blend of seasonings and spices without any wet ingredients.

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 10:10am

Why You Should Consider Ditching the Large Delivery Platforms 

The three largest delivery platforms (GrubHub, UberEats, Doordash) dominate almost the entire market. Their popularity has soared over the past 5 years, but most consumers don't know how these platforms really work. 


Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 12:38pm

Smoking Cheat Sheet 

A handy guide to (almost) every meat you'll ever smoke


Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11:07am

How to Bottle a BBQ Sauce for Retail Sale

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 10:48am

How to Reheat Ham 

At Saddleback we love to try new meats all the time. This Easter that love for trying new things led to offering a smoked Easter ham meal. Since then we've had an influx of questions asking the best method to reheat the leftovers. We're giving out our best tips! 


Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 10:40am

How to Reheat a Thanksgiving Turkey 

Every Thanksgiving Saddleback offers a fresh smoked turkey. This inevitably leads to questions about how to reheat the bird for later use. We're giving out our best tips, please use them and let us know what you think! 


Reheating a Whole Turkey