About Rethinking Fire

Starting your journey at becoming a master of the BBQ isn’t always easy. There are tons of advice out there, all telling you different things, asking you to buy these tools, use this method, and so on. After feeling fed up with all these confusing contradictions, the idea for Rethinking Fire was born.

Extraordinary Grilling

Better than your Average Cookout

Rethinking Fire was created by BBQ enthusiasts who wanted to share their love for the grill. With years of experience behind them, our creators know more than a thing or two about working the flames. After receiving countless requests on reviews, recipes and guides, this site was launched as a way of gathering it all in one place to make it easier for you. 

We strive to provide you with the best guides, reviews and recipes to help you elevate your BBQ game whether it’s to impress your buddies, neighbors, or simply to make Sunday cookouts a little better. 

The People who make things happen

meet the team

Lloyd Gallagher

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Lloyd is the creator of Rethinkingfire.com. He was introduced to the wonderful world of grilling by his family who owned a local bar and grill restaurant. He’s been in the grilling since he was a child ad created this site to help newbies adult their way through outdoor cooking. Each year, he works to help his readers with information, receipes, and gear reviews and transforming folks into their inner King or Queen of the grill.

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Eric Oliver

Senior Wirter

Eric is our senior writer who has more than 5 years of writing experience behind him. As an avid griller, he enjoys sharing his passion with anyone who wishes to listen; or read.

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Larry Chang


Larry is a writer for Rethinking Fire. Besides writing, Larry enjoys perfecting his dry rubs and BBQ sauce recipes, which he often share here on Rethinking Fire.

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Michael Williams

Graphic Design

Michael is the genious behind the graphics at Rethinking Fire. He has a passion for web design and is a valuable member of our team.

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