If you’re like us, you can’t wait until football season rolls along in September. Whether it’s a high school game, college, or pro football, you’re ready every weekend. At Townley Pool and Spa, we especially can’t wait to go tailgating with our Big Green Egg.

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If you want to be a grill master, the first step is understanding the difference between direct grilling and indirect grilling. Read more

In the mood for a perfect pizzeria-style pizza? Thanks to the Big Green Egg, you don’t need a wood-fired brick oven in your backyard to get the best pizza.

If you have a Big Green Egg, you are in good shape! Plus, we’re going to tell you everything you need for pizza on the EGG! Read more

From choosing the meat, to seasoning it, setting the bark, and cooking it at the right temperature, you’ll find all the info you need for the perfectly smoked brisket! Read more

David shares the wins from BuzzBQ and gives the “secret!” Watch this video to see just what keeps Team #AhhTownley winning!

What are you cooking tonight? Chicken, beef, pork, or even vegetables? Are you looking for the perfect BBQ salt to use as a rub? We’ve got you covered. The perfect BBQ salt is a mixture of salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika.

What about sugar? Leaving the sugar out is a good idea if you are cooking above the 400-degree range because it burns quickly.

Now, let’s look at the perfect mix that goes with everything.

Why Is It So Great?

People always want to know what spice rub goes with everything. And they’re looking for something that’s right in their cabinet.

In equal amounts, salt, pepper, garlic, powder, and paprika are the most versatile spice rub. It’s also easy to mix and easy to use. You’ll find it also tastes great on everything from steak to vegetables.

Now let’s check out each seasoning on its own that makes up the perfect BBQ salt rub:


It’s so much more than just a flavoring. Salt has three functions:

  1. Salt and its chemical properties make meat retain water by changing muscle fibers. So, salt makes your meat juicier once it’s cooked.
  2. Salt strengthens the flavors of your food. It makes your food taste like, well, your food.
  3. Lastly, salt simply just tastes good.


It turns out that centuries ago, pepper was the most coveted spice. And people discovered that marrying salt and pepper makes everything taste better.

Pepper enhances the flavor of your food and promotes saliva flow, which again makes things taste better.


Garlic is full of savory sulfur compounds that make garlic taste so good. Garlic also works perfectly with protein, such as garlic. What’s more, garlic also makes low-protein foods like vegetables taste better.

When making your seasoning, you do want to use garlic powder. It has a mellower flavor than minced garlic.


Besides salt, pepper, and garlic, we like to add some paprika to our perfect BBQ salt rub. Paprika adds a bit of savory to your rub, and we love it every time!

It’s sweet, smoky, a bit fiery, and earthy. And let’s not forget it adds brilliant, vibrant color, too.

Are you thinking about purchasing a Big Green Egg? We’ve got the answers to some of the most common questions. Check out these Big Green Egg frequently asked questions. Read more

Wondering about the details of our March 16 class? Check out this new video from David Townley. Read more

You can now turn your EGG into a wood-fired rotisserie with our new Rotisserie Kit for the large and extra large EGG! Plus, we brought in the Aluminum Pizza Peel so you handle pizza, calzones, and bread like a pro while keeping your hands away from the heat. David shows you more in this video!

Guess What? New Big Green EGGcessories are Here!

When most people think of grilling, they think of spring, summer, and fall. Yet, winter is a great time to grill, too. After all, you made an investment when you purchased your grill. Why not get the most out of it all year long without regard to the weather? Read more