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 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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February 26, 2015

Guinea Pig 2 Contest, Rancho Mirage, California, February 21, 2015

  It doesn’t take a financial whiz to figure that being a barbecue competitor can get expensive. With entry fees on the West Coast pushing $350 and a high-dollar brisket edging past $200 with shipping, not to mention the

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February 26, 2015

Spring Fever Contest in Austin, Part 3

Spring Fever Contest in Austin, Part 3 By Donna Fong The “Chilly” Chili & BBQ contest is in its 26th year and sponsored by the Capital City Post No. 8787, Veterans of Foreign Wars in northern Austin. To get

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February 19, 2015

Spring Fever Contest in Austin, Texas Part 2

Spring Fever in Texas Part 2 By Donna Fong  If you have ever flown in or out of San Francisco on a sunny day, there is no denying its beauty. Between the mountains of the Sierra Nevada and

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