About Grill Mentor

Welcome to Grill Mentor, THE ultimate resource for barbecue enthusiasts!

This site is packed with tutorials and expert advice on everything from selecting the best cuts of meat to mastering low and slow-smoking techniques (and more!).

My goal is to ensure you never settle for mediocre barbecue again.

About the Author

Hey, 👋 I’m Matt Richard, the guy behind Grill Mentor. When I’m not experimenting with my Traeger or sampling a new craft beer, I’m publishing articles on this site.

I’m not a professional pitmaster. I’m just obsessed with barbecue, and I have been for half my life. My BBQ journey kicked off when I was just 15, and I smoked my first brisket with my dad.

We don’t need to discuss how it turned out… let’s just say we chalked it up to a learning experience.

Still, it wasn’t a total loss because I learned two crucial values: patience and respect for meat, both of which I still hold to this day.

Since that first brisket, smoking meat has become more than a hobby; it’s an obsession. And I’ve been obsessed ever since.

I’m excited to share my passion and experience with you through Grill Mentor. If you have any questions or want to reach out, feel free to contact me.

Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to my email list. I send out helpful tips and advice each week (that I don’t share anywhere else) to help you become a better pitmaster.