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Tom Wilmer

Introducing myself, my name is Tom Wilmer, and I'm an award-winning competitive pitmaster and a certified barbecue judge. With dozens of grills, including almost 30 in my backyard, I've been cooking up delicious barbecue dishes for years. My passion is sharing my BBQ experiences, recipes, and smoker reviews with other BBQ lovers. As a seasoned pitmaster, I've won numerous awards and competitions in the BBQ community. From brisket to ribs and chicken, I pour my heart and soul into every dish I make. But for me, it's not just about winning; it's about sharing my love for a barbecue with others. That's why I created BBQ Soldiers, my blog where I share tips and tricks for making the perfect barbecue and reviews of the latest smokers and accessories on the market. Whether you're new to BBQ or a seasoned pro, I want to help you take your BBQ game to the next level. So, if you're ready to join me on my delicious adventures, fire up your grill and let's get cooking! Facebook | Twitter  
how long to smoke a brisket at 250
Beef
Tom Wilmer

How Long to Smoke a Brisket at 250? Expert Tips for Juicy Results

If you are a barbecue enthusiast, you probably know by now that smoking a brisket is a time-consuming but, if done right, rewarding activity. But the question is: how long to smoke a brisket at 250? While there is no exact answer to this question because many factors can influence the process. I will do

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how long to smoke a brisket per pound
Beef
Tom Wilmer

How Long to Smoke a Brisket Per Pound? The Secret to Perfect Brisket

Smoking a brisket is a time-consuming process, but if done right, it is one of the most rewarding things. To achieve tender, juicy, and flavorful meat, you need to know how long to smoke a brisket, depending on its size, thickness, and fat content. If you know the basics, you can avoid a dried-out brisket.

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can you refreeze a turkey
Barbecue Tips For Beginners
Tom Wilmer

Can you Refreeze a Turkey? The Ultimate Guide

You have probably been in a situation where you wanted to refreeze a turkey because either you didn’t have time to cook it or just left it out for too long. If this is the case, you probably wonder whether refreezing the turkey is okay. I’m here to answer this question with others that may

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how long to let a turkey rest
Barbecue Tips For Beginners
Tom Wilmer

How long to let a turkey rest for juicy and tender results?

If you love preparing different meats with different cooking methods such as smoking, grilling, or oven roasting, you know resting time is essential. I talk about this a lot in my posts because it’s such an important factor in ensuring juicy and tender meat. If you want to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving or just

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how many oz is a chicken breast
Chicken
Tom Wilmer

How Many Oz is a Chicken Breast? Perfect Portions Every Time

When it comes to preparing your meals, precision is crucial to achieving the desired flavors, including the weight of different ingredients. Today we’ll look at a common question many people wonder: How many ounces is a chicken breast? There are a few factors that determine the average weight of a chicken breast, and I will

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how long does salmon last in the fridge
Barbecue Tips For Beginners
Tom Wilmer

How Long Does Salmon Last in the Fridge? A Matter of Time

Salmon is a popular seafood that not only barbecue enthusiasts love but many people enjoy around the world. That is not a surprise; after all, it’s delicious, and it’s packed with nutrients and healthy fatty acids like omega 3, making it a healthy addition to your meal. If you are a salmon lower, it is

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how long does shrimp last in the fridge
Barbecue Tips For Beginners
Tom Wilmer

How long does shrimp last in the fridge? A Guide for Beginners

Shrimp is a popular and beloved seafood that many people enjoy, including me. I love variety in foods, so sometimes I love trying different recipes with shrimp. But one question that many people wonder is how long does shrimp last in the fridge. There are different factors that can affect the shelf life of shrimp.

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how many slices of turkey is 2 oz
Barbecue Tips For Beginners
Tom Wilmer

How Many Slices of Turkey is 2 oz – A Quick Guide

Cooking turkey has been part of my barbecue journey since I started learning the basics of cooking and barbecuing. If you love to measure your calorie intake or try to portion out your meals, the question of how many slices of turkey is 2 oz is relevant to you. While there is no precise answer

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ground turkey internal temp
Barbecue Tips For Beginners
Tom Wilmer

Ground turkey internal temp – Cook like a pro

At this point, it is not a secret that the internal temperature is a very important factor when determining that your dish is ready to serve. If you love cooking and barbecuing, you probably know that the internal temperature of a turkey is 165 F, but is it true for ground turkey as well? What

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can pork be pink
Pork
Tom Wilmer

Can Pork Be Pink and Safe to Eat? The Truth Revealed

Pork is a beloved ingredient in many recipes worldwide, but safety concerns have also been raised. Among these concerns is whether pork can be pink and still be safe to eat. While the color of pork can vary, it doesn’t necessarily indicate its safety or lack thereof. The color of cooked pork can be affected

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