With the Fourth of July nearly upon us, families across Iowa will be firing up their grills, tying on their "Kiss the Cook" aprons and wielding those tongs in preparation for what is arguably one of the most popular times of year for a cookout.
But anyone can slap a hamburger on a grill and call it done, right? Well, this week, allow our Patch Pros to do you one better.
What's the difference between barbecuing and grilling? Is there a difference? How can I smoke my own meats? What's the best barbecue sauce to use on brisket?
Do you have grilling or barbecue questions? Our Patch Pros are standing by with answers.
Here is your Patch Pros panel:
Lee Booton, member of the Iowa Barbecue Association, Ankeny
D.J. Frank, executive chef at , West Des Moines (Readers Choice Award Winner!)
Jason Cox, general manager of , Waukee
Five chefs from in Urbandale