Next Generation 2019 Traeger Grills

Posted: March 19, 2019
Brand new for 2019, the next generation of wood fired flavor has arrived.  Traeger's new Pro Series, Ironwood, and Timberline grills feature WiFire technology and D2 Drives to make incredible food incredibly easy.  Stop by our showroom to check them...
Posted in Traeger Grills.

Primo Smoked BBQ Chicken

Posted: May 8, 2018
You have options when preparing chicken on the Primo.  You can decide to smoke it or grill it, sauce it or not, cook whole or in pieces, direct or indirect, high heat or low heat.  All methods have pros and cons...
Posted in Chicken.

Introducing Traeger Grills!

Posted: May 1, 2018
Introducing Traeger Grills!  Our Easton Maryland showroom now features Traeger Grills, Traeger Pellets, and Accessories! TRAEGER INVENTED THE ORIGINAL WOOD-FIRED GRILL over 30 years ago in Mt. Angel, Oregon, and continues to lead the industry as the worlds #1 selling...
Posted in Traeger Grills.

Pizza on the Primo

Posted: April 5, 2018
One of the many benefits of a Primo Grill's versatility is the ability to bake - think wood-fired pizza oven with premium ceramic construction.  The same heat absorption and distribution properties that make a ceramic pizza stone beneficial translate to the grill itself.  This is...
Posted in Featured, Pizza & Bread.

Standing Prime Rib Roast

Posted: November 29, 2017
Looking to do a Standing Prime Rib Roast on your Primo for the holidays or any time of year?  Here is an easy method and recipe for a Herb & Garlic crusted Standing Prime Rib Roast using the reverse sear...
Posted in Beef.
Ready to be eaten Smoked Duck Pastrami

Smoked Duck Pastrami

Posted: October 20, 2017
Every November our little town of Easton Maryland hosts a Waterfowl Festival, dedicated to waterfowl, its art, and its sportsmen.  Typically over 20,000 people visit over the weekend, more than our town's population.  Needless to say, geese and duck are...
Posted in Waterfowl & Game.

Primo Mojo Pork Tenderloin Cuban

Posted: August 9, 2017
Grilling, roasting, or smoking mojo marinated pork tenderloin on your Primo is quick, easy, delicious and can be served many ways.  A great way to feed and please a crowd is with these Primo Mojo Pork Mini Cuban Sandwich appetizers....
Posted in Appetizers, Pork.

Primo Custom Teak Outdoor Kitchen

Posted: June 23, 2017
Check out this impressive custom built teak outdoor kitchen for a Primo Grill and Smoker.  Handcrafted by Chesapeake Teak with responsibly harvested...
Posted in Product.

Primo Roast Beef

Posted: June 15, 2017
Utilizing the Primo as a ceramic oven makes it easy to roast beef.  Contingent on the size of the cut you could choose to roast it indirectly, or use the reverse sear method for smaller pieces.  You can certainly choose...
Posted in Beef.

Primo Smoked Ribs

Posted: May 24, 2017
Sometimes simple is the best way to go.  For smoking spare ribs on a Primo, this is as simple as it gets.  Salt. Pepper. Smoke. Buy or trim spare ribs St. Louis style. Remove membrane from...
Posted in Pork.

Primo Grilled Bourbon Rub Mint Sliders

Posted: May 6, 2017
Primo Grilled Bourbon Whiskey Rubbed Hamburger Sliders with Mint Aioli and Cucumbers are perfect for a Kentucky Derby party or any night of the week!   Start by making the Mint Aioli. Use a simple combination of...
Posted in Beef.
Smoked ham being pulled apart

Primo Smoked Pulled Pork

Posted: April 12, 2017
Creating incredible low and slow smoked pulled pork is a neat magic trick that a Primo pulls off with ease.   Here is an easy method we have used dozens of times that turns a cheap cut of pork shoulder (pork...
Posted in Pork.
A delicious cut of prime rib ready to be served

Primo Prime Rib

Posted: November 28, 2016
Roasting a Prime Rib on your Primo is a sure fire way to elevate the perenial holiday favorite.  Utilizing the benefits of a Primo Grills's convection cooking versatility, it's easy to achieve impressive results.  You can certainly opt to cook...
Posted in Beef, Featured.
A turkey being smoked on a Primo Grill

Primo Smoked Turkey

Posted: November 14, 2016
Looking to smoke a turkey for Thanksgiving?  If you own a Primo Grill & Smoker it's a no brainer.  Smoky, tender, & juicy-  you won't go back to the oven!  Here is an easy method on how to smoke a turkey on...
A rack of smoked beef rib on a grill

Smoked Beef Ribs

Posted: September 19, 2016
Here is a very simple method for Smoking Beef Ribs - simply combine salt and pepper with smoke and time!  No need to trim, brine, wrap, use a more complex rub or sauce - all things that could be done...
Posted in Beef, Featured.
A glazed BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Fatty

Smoked BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Fatty

Posted: June 13, 2016
Looking to elevate your standard BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger?  Smoke one in a fatty!  A perfect treat for Father's Day or any event,  creating a Smoked BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Fatty is sure to bring the wow factor.     [caption id="attachment_3203"...
Posted in Beef, Featured, Pork.
A set of chicken wings on a Primo grill being smoked

Primo Smoked Chicken Wings

Posted: June 9, 2016
Looking to elevate chicken wings?  Use this method to smoke them on a Primo.  The brine/marinade, rub, smoke, & glaze each impart flavor that will make you a hero to your guests.  We smoked 36 wings - you can fit 48...
Posted in Chicken, Featured.
A piece of smoked Scottish salmon in aluminum foil

Primo Smoked Salmon

Posted: June 9, 2016
Hot smoking salmon on a Primo Grill & Smoker is an easy way to impart a ton of flavor into salmon without investing a ton of time.  Traditional brining/curing and cold smoking salmon can take days- this takes about an hour depending...
Posted in Featured, Seafood.
A Primo Oval Jr 200 with attachments Primo GO and Primo GO Base

Introducing the New Primo GO

Posted: February 26, 2016
Primo has introduced the new Primo GO take along portable cradle and optional stand/base allowing the Oval JR 200 to become the largest portable ceramic grill available.  Drop your Oval JR 200 into the PR321 Primo GO Cradle and use...
Posted in Primo How To.
A Griled leg of lamb finished on the cutting board

Primo Grilled Leg of Lamb

Posted: February 24, 2016
Grilled Leg of Lamb is perfect for Easter (or any day) and is great example of how to utilize a Primo Grill's two zone cooking capability.  In this method and recipe, the leg of lamb is brined, rubbed with a...
Posted in Uncategorized.
A hunk of Smoked Pastrami ready to be eaten

Primo Pastrami

Posted: February 22, 2016
Easily turn Corned Beef into Pastrami!  Every year around St. Patrick's Day supermarkets are full of corned beef for those looking to prepare the traditional holiday meal.  However, don't boil it- instead elevate it by smoking it on the Primo...
Posted in Beef.
Grilled oysters on a Primo Grill

Primo Grilled Oysters

Posted: October 19, 2015
Here is an easy and impressive method of using a Primo to grill oysters on the half shell that utilizes tasty ingredients like crispy pancetta (or bacon) & shallots, and a garlic lemon butter white wine sauce. Start by preparing the Primo to a...
Posted in Seafood.
A finished BBQ Bacon Sausage Fatty fresh off the grill

Primo Smoked BBQ Bacon Fatty

Posted: September 25, 2015
The internet inspired us - we finally decided to smoke a fatty of our own.  If you haven't tried smoking a fatty, we recommend you do!  Start with a bacon weave and from there it is easy to customize to...
Posted in Pork.
The crispy outside of a finishedpork belly

Primo Smoked BBQ Pork Belly

Posted: September 16, 2015
Smoking a pork belly on a Primo needs to be on your bucket list!  You need to try this once - and then will want to repeat often.  Instead of curing the pork belly to make bacon, you treat it...
Posted in Featured, Pork.
Barbecue Bacon Shrimp laying on the grill

Primo BBQ Bacon Shrimp

Posted: September 15, 2015
In case you were wondering, yes, bacon does make shrimp better!  Wrapping shrimp in bacon and basting with a sweet BBQ sauce makes for a tasty appetizer that won't last long.  Making BBQ Bacon Shrimp on the Primo is easy-...
Posted in Featured, Pork, Seafood.
Steaks on a fiery grill being seared

Two-Zone Reverse Sear Steaks

Posted: July 11, 2015
The Primo Grill's unique two-zone cooking capability shines when using the "reverse sear" method to grill steaks.  Starting the steaks with low, indirect heat and finishing them with a sear over high direct heat allows for more even cooking and...
Posted in Beef.
Smoke coming out of the top of a Primo Grill

Primo How To Videos

Posted: July 3, 2015
Primo has released their Primo University series of nine videos intended to help you get familiar with Primo Ceramic Grills and learn the basics of grilling, baking, roasting and smoking.  We've gathered them here for your viewing pleasure!  These videos...
Posted in Primo How To.
A Primo Grill on a deck in front of the water

Primo Grill Reviews

Posted: April 8, 2015
Looking for Primo grill reviews or to compare the Primo Grill to the Big Green Egg?  We've gathered some great 3rd party insight from across the web here for you. Perhaps the best review and compelling reason why the Primo...
Posted in Primo How To.
SuckleBusters Barbecue Sauce

SuckleBusters BBQ Sauces, Hot Sauces & Rubs

Posted: March 31, 2015
Straight outta Texas, SuckleBusters Award Winning Rubs, BBQ Sauces, & Hot Sauces are now available at AQUA!  We’ve searched the nation and we believe we’ve found the best BBQ Sauces, Rubs, and Hot Sauces for your BBQ pleasure.  A favorite...
Posted in Rubs & Sauces.
The Delta Heat grill with the knobs glowing in blue

Introducing Delta Heat

Posted: March 20, 2015
AQUABBQ.com  is now a retailer of Delta Heat Premier Grills & Accessories!  Made in the USA with high grade 304 stainless steel construction, Delta Heat features gas grills and custom outdoor kitchen components and  accessories.  Recently about.com ranked gas grills...
Posted in Delta Heat.
Shrimp being smoked on a grill

Primo Smoked Shrimp Salad

Posted: July 12, 2014
Smoked Shrimp can be enjoyed in a number of ways - our two favorite are hot off the Primo or in a cold shrimp salad.  Here we smoked some peppers along with the shrimp to give the salad a subtle...
Posted in Seafood.
Baked bread sitting on a wooden cutting board

Primo Baked Bread

Posted: June 30, 2014
One of the main virtues of a Primo is its versatility - the ability to grill, bake, & smoke in the same vessel.  By using the Primo as a wood-fired convection oven and taking advantage of the radiant heat generated...
Posted in Pizza & Bread.
Grilled Soft Shell Crabs with old bay seasoning

Grilled Soft Shell Crabs

Posted: June 20, 2014
Here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland not much else says summer like crabs (and beer!).  Although traditionally sauteed or deep fried, soft shell crabs grill beautifully in just a few minutes.  Brined in buttermilk, seasoned with Old Bay, and...
Posted in Featured, Seafood.
A finished filet Mignon cut open

Garlic Lemon Filet Mignon

Posted: June 18, 2014
One of the basic benefits of owning a Primo is its ability to cook a great steak.  We are often asked how we do steak - here is a favorite method of preparing steak with garlic and lemon.  This recipe...
Posted in Beef.
Two rock fish in a ceramic bowl with butter ready to be served

Butter Poached Rockfish

Posted: May 14, 2014
Every spring Chesapeake Bay anglers look forward to trophy rockfish season, allowing them to land rockfish (striped bass) over 28 inches.   Why? Not only do rockfish make great sport, they are also great for dinner.   We were gifted...
Posted in Seafood.
The finished smoked scrapple

Primo Smoked Scrapple

Posted: May 13, 2014
For those of you in the Mid Atlantic region and beyond who know about scrapple and enjoy it - this is for you!  For those of you who don't know what it is, the name says it all.  As residents...
Posted in Pork.
Pulled pork on tortilla chips

Smoking Saturdays at AQUA

Posted: April 25, 2014
Smoking Saturdays at AQUA!  Every Saturday we will be demonstrating the virtues of Primo Ceramic Grills by cooking  and serving tasty samples.  Stop by to learn more about Primos and to experience how they can elevate your BBQ!  The samples...
Posted in Primo How To.
A glazed and double smoked ham

Smoked Ham with Apricot Honey Glaze

Posted: April 25, 2014
Double smoking and glazing a pre-cooked/pre-smoked ham is a quick and easy way to impart a ton of flavor and impress/feed a crowd while you are essentially just warming up the ham. Start by coating the ham with a touch...
Posted in Pork.
Glazed and smoked BBQ meatballs on the grill

Primo Smoked BBQ Meatballs

Posted: March 22, 2014
A true crowd pleaser, making Smoked BBQ Meatballs on a Primo Ceramic Grill couldn't be easier.  BBQ Rub, BBQ Sauce, and a kiss of smoke will elevate your favorite meatball recipe out of your oven to be a new backyard...
Posted in Beef, Pork.
Upside down Lobster tails and steaks being grilled

Primo Grilled Lobster Tails & Filet Mignon

Posted: February 10, 2014
Classic "Surf & Turf" is slowly becoming a classic Valentine's Day dinner- impress by grilling the lobster tail and filet mignon on the Primo - It really couldn't be any easier or more delicious! Start by prepping the beef- we would recommend...
Posted in Beef, Seafood.
A small bowl with chili toppings

Primo Superbowl Smokehouse Chili

Posted: January 14, 2014
Elevate your Chili!  Take advantage of the Primo's versatility by smoking the meat first before it simmers away in a dutch oven with the rest of the ingredients.  This creates an incredible "smokehouse" flavor you can't achieve in a dutch...
Posted in Beef.
A tub for bratworst on a grill

Octoberfest Bratwurst “Brat Tub”

Posted: October 18, 2013
Every year here at AQUA we celebrate October with our "Spa"ktoberfest Spa Sale.  A traditional staple of our hot tub celebration is the "Brat Tub" we adapted years ago from the Johnsonville Brat website.  Not only does it show off the Primo's...
Posted in Pork.
A sliced and fully smoked brisket ready to be eaten

Primo Smoked Brisket

Posted: September 11, 2013
Smoking a brisket perfectly can be considered the "holy grail" of BBQ achievements... however, with a small amount of planning and attention the Primo can pull it off with ease.  This method of smoking brisket on the Primo has its roots...
Posted in Beef.
Apple maple glazed sausage being smoked

Primo Smoked Sausage

Posted: August 29, 2013
Smoking Sausage on the Primo couldn't be easier - with nothing to prep it's all about giving the sausage some time and smoke.  You could certainly grill sausage and it would be delicious -  but we think smoking them at a lower tempature is...
Posted in Pork.
A cup of roasted gazpacho with Maryland Lump Crab Meat

Fire Roasted Gazpacho w/ Maryland Lump Crab

Posted: July 25, 2013
Cold, refreshing gazpacho is the perfect meal on a hot summer evening.  Not only will it cool you down,  it also embraces the fresh tomatoes and peppers of the season.  Giving the vegetables a quick roasting on the Primo is an easy way to...
Posted in Seafood, Veggies & Misc.
Four grilled peaches ready to be eaten

Grilled Peaches with Buttered Rum Sauce

Posted: July 24, 2013
Grilling fresh ripe peaches is a easy way to put an exclamation point on any meal you've prepared on your Primo.   The minimal prep and cooking times even allow you to start making this desert after dinner - just keep...
Posted in Fruits & Desert.
Two whole chickens glazed and smoked on a Primo grill

Replacing Primo Gaskets

Posted: July 1, 2013
The Primo factory installed wool gasket is a wearable item- it will inevitably need to be replaced.  So… what do you replace it with? You have options- you can buy the Primo original replacement gaskets or opt for one of...
Posted in Primo How To.
Three sets of glazed and smoked St. Louis Spare Ribs

Primo Smoked St. Louis Spare Ribs

Posted: May 9, 2013
Smoking ribs is what BBQ is about.  Chances are if you own or aspire to own a Primo Grill & Smoker smoking amazing ribs is a reason why!  Here is a competition inspired method of smoking St. Louis style spare ribs on a Primo.  ...
Posted in Featured, Pork.
Jalapeno poppers fresh off of the grill

Primo Grilled Jalapeno Poppers

Posted: April 29, 2013
Making Grilled Jalapeno Poppers on a Primo is an easy way to feed a crowd that doesn't mind a little heat.  Utilizing our Jalapeno Popper Grill Rack and Jalapeno Corer accessory tools will make it even easier.  This recipe will...
Posted in Featured, Veggies & Misc.
Four slices of bacon being fried in grease

Makin’ Bacon on a Primo

Posted: April 25, 2013
Making your own bacon on a Primo will change your bacon perspective.  Most people think bacon makes everything better - once you realize the minimal effort (albeit a small time investment) of how you can make better bacon, it will be...
Posted in Featured, Pork.
A chicken thigh freshly glazed

Pork in the Park

Posted: April 12, 2013
The 2012 Pork in the Park competitive BBQ contest in Salisbury Maryland was the 2nd biggest in the United States.  In impressive fashion Chef Andrew Evan's "Walk the Swine" team was named the Reserve Grand Champion, finishing 2nd overall out of 113 teams...
Posted in Events.
Marinated shrimp fresh off the grill

Primo Grilled Shrimp

Posted: April 11, 2013
Grilling shrimp on the Primo is quick, easy, and delicious.  The shrimp will only need a few minutes on the grill.  We highly recommend buying shell on "USA wild caught" jumbo shrimp- just peel and devein the shrimp with a paring...
Posted in Featured, Seafood.
A honey butter glazed lot of chicken wings on a smoker

Honey Butter Glaze

Posted: April 10, 2013
Here is a simple Honey Butter Glaze we like to use on chicken.  The technique is based on Beurre Monte, called "magic butter" by Thomas Keller of The French Laundry.  Instead of using water as a base liquid to keep...
Posted in Rubs & Sauces.

Maryland Style Pit Beef

Posted: April 6, 2013
Most Marylanders think of Pit Beef as standard BBQ fare, although technically it’s not BBQ since it’s grilled - not smoked low and slow.   Anyone who has seen the Orioles at Camden Yards knows the scent billowing from Boog Powell’s Pit on...
Posted in Beef, Featured.
Smoked Chicken Thighs freshly glazed with BBQ sauce

Chef Andrew Evans Primo Demo at AQUA

Posted: April 5, 2013
Chef Andrew Evans of The BBQ Joint in Easton Maryland knows the benefits of Primo Grills and Smokers.  Not only does he use them at his acclaimed BBQ restaurant (named Best New BBQ in the East by Food & Wine Magazine!) and in...
Posted in Featured, Primo How To.

Pork & Chicken Rub Recipe

Posted: April 5, 2013
Here is basic rub recipe that we like to use on pork shoulders and chicken.  You can adjust ingredients according to what's available.  Common variables include using regular paprika instead of or in addition to the smoked paprika, using brown or...
Posted in Rubs & Sauces.

Basic Lighting and Smoking Techniques

Posted: April 4, 2013
New Primo owners experience a lot of epiphanies.  They realize how easy they are to light, how quickly they get to temp, how efficiently they burn lump charcoal, how much lump charcoal remains after each use, and of course, how it elevates food!  In contrast,...
Posted in Primo How To.