Hi there! I’m Ben. I’m a former semi-pro cyclist who got to ride and eat a lot. Now I just eat a lot.

I discovered barbecuing while trying to expand my cooking horizons, and have been in love with it ever since.

See, like you, I enjoy nothing more than lighting up my charcoal grill and seeing what I can put together with a new cut of meat, a marinade, and a handful of vegetables. Artisan cooking it might not be, but satisfying it most definitely is.

Full disclosure: I am not a BBQ expert by any means. But what I am is someone who’s enjoyed using my BBQ grill for years, and if what I’ve learned in that time can help just one person then I think this site has done everything I want it to.

So join me in lighting up your grill and enjoying one of the world’s purest pastimes.