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August 29, 2016

Product review: Hunsaker Vortex Charcoal Basket for WSM-22

  How do you improve the flavor of barbeque cooked in your Weber Smokey Mountain 22-inch smoker or your drum smoker?  Here are two suggestions from my Swiss Army knife of black belt secrets: Tip #1 – Maintain good

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August 12, 2016

Site Visit Dallas Fort Worth – 2017 NBBQA Annual Conference

August 7, 2016, Site Visit Dallas Fort Worth for 2017 NBBQA Annual Conference Texas-sized World’s Largest Smoker by Trace Arnold of Ultimate Smoker & Grill   Be sure to mark next year’s calendar from March 30 to April 1 for

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July 22, 2016

Low and Slow TAKES Time . . . maybe it MAKES Time?

Maui sunset from Haleakala volcano peak 10,000 feet   You may not call yourself a competitor, but we all know there’s a competitive spirit inside us all. Have your children rolled their eyes, because you have asked them, for the

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June 30, 2016

Destination America “Smoked” – Battle of the Barbecue Teachers – Part 2 of 2

Destination America “Smoked” – Battle of the Barbecue Teachers – Part 2 of 2 <Read Part 1> In part 1 of this post, I shared how I got on “Smoked” and what the show is about.  I hope you

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June 28, 2016

Destination America “Smoked” – Battle of the Barbecue Teachers – Part 1 of 2

Destination America “Smoked” – Battle of the Barbecue Teachers – Part 1 of 2 <Read Part 2> As an enthusiast, a neighborhood barbecue competition can set you on edge. For a seasoned competitor, there’s always one event or one

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June 24, 2016

On the Road Again

On the Road Again L to R: Harry, Donna, Shaun, Mike, Barry, Steve   As you all know, barbecue competitors are on the road…a lot. All of those competitors would probably tell you that the work is hot and long,

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June 5, 2016

Barbecue Creativity: Finding Your Purple Cow

Barbecue Creativity: Finding Your Purple Cow   The editor of the National Barbecue Association E-Newsletter recently asked me about creative ingredients I use for traditional barbecue along with sides and toppings. You may have found my ribs and grilled

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May 23, 2016

Food Network Cutthroat Kitchen w Alton Brown

  After coming off Chopped Grill Masters in 2015, how can you say no when the #1 Food Network TV show featuring Alton Brown invites you to be one of four chefs competing in a 3-round elimination grilling competition. 

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May 16, 2016

BBQ Season is Here; Are You REALLY Ready?

I live in SoCal so I’m very lucky to be able to grill and barbecue all through the year, but for many people across the country, barbecue season really kicks off on Memorial Day weekend. Whether you are preparing

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May 10, 2016

2016 Houston World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

2016 Houston World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest (HLSR) Winners Row at the HLSR with Tuffy and Moe   If you’re a serious barbecue competitor, you’ll likely have a checklist of contests you want do before you kick the bucket.  Regardless of

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