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June 29, 2015

My BBQ Journey – Mike Pagel

Intro by Donna Fong, Butchers Daughter BBQ When it comes to Harry’s classes, each class is different. Usually it is 95% men and backyard cooks.  There is usually a funny guy who cracks the jokes and keeps the class

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June 24, 2015

Q’ing and Brew’ing BBQ Competition and BeerFest

Q’ing and Brew’ing BBQ Competition and BeerFest, June 20, 2015.  By Donna Fong Grand Champion Royce Armstrong of I’ll Be Good To You BBQ   When Harry said that Steve Botkin had the idea of holding his next Slap Yo’ Daddy

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June 15, 2015

Alumni Mike Brady of Smoke Hound BBQ

Intro by Donna Fong, Butchers Daughter BBQ Two years ago, at a separate BBQ class in SoCal, one of the instructors had asked the students present, how many of them had taken Harry’s BBQ 101 class.  About 60% of

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June 8, 2015

BBQ-OHOLIC!!! – Alumni Dan Ronchetti of BC Smokers

Intro by Donna Fong, Butchers Daughter BBQ If you are a former student of the Slap Yo’ Daddy 101 BBQ class, you may have heard Harry describe one of his most enthusiastic former students.  Harry likes to share his

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May 23, 2015

Memorial Day 2015 – Review of Gateway Drum Smokers

Gateway Drum Smoker Review by Harry Soo For Memorial Day 2015, I thought it might be a nice change to do a product review of an exciting new smoker instead of my traditional annual Memorial Day recipe.  I loved

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May 21, 2015

SYD Alumni Paul Murray’s rookie team takes two back-to-back 1st place Brisket wins

BIG Congrats to Slap Yo Daddy alumni Paul Murray’s rookie team for two 1st place back-to-back brisket awards! Intro by Donna Fong, Butchers Daughter BBQ – In early April 2015, one of our Slap Yo’ Daddy students from 2013

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April 20, 2015

Elevate Grill – world’s largest portable grill

Elevate Grill by PointElevate.com. Dual cooking surfaces   Those of you who have seen me on TV and at barbecue contests know that I’m picky about my BBQ equipment. As a grand champion pitmaster, the equipment I choose to cook

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April 2, 2015

Slap Yo Daddy recycled PC grill – Revenge of the IT Grill Nerds

    Among folks in the competition barbecue circuit, I’m well known for my continuing tongue-in-cheek adventures and mis-adventures to cook on smaller and cheaper pits. Whether I’m using a tamale pot on top of a Smokey Joe

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March 18, 2015

Spring Fever contest in Austin, Part 5

Spring Fever contest in Austin, Part 5 By Donna Fong   In 2009, I was transitioning from being a BBQ judge to becoming a BBQ competition cook. I just didn’t know it yet. It took me two years to

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March 6, 2015

Spring Fever Contest in Austin, Part 4

Spring Fever Contest in Austin, Part 4 By Donna Fong Cindy’s BBQ team, Die Freundliche Schweine   Cindy and I went over the meats she purchased and then she showed me the Snake River Farms brisket that showed up

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