Competition Rib Recipe

Competition Rib Recipe with Heath Riles

Competition Rib Recipe with Heath Riles Pit Master Heath Riles from Heath Riles BBQ stopped by for this video to show me his secrets to winning rib competitions. Heath has won the Rib Team of the year in the MBN Competition BBQ Circuit for the past 4 years; (He’s well on his way to locking up a fifth title) so …

Killer Hogs at Memphis In May

Killer Hogs at Memphis In May 2018 For the past 13 years we’ve competed at the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in downtown Memphis. And it’s always one of the hardest and most fun weeks of our year. This year, we managed to collect a little footage and Rachelle put together our first Memphis In May video… Over the past …

SCA Ribeye Steaks

SCA Ribeye Steaks

SCA Ribeye Steaks – How to cook a Ribeye for a Steak contest Steak Cookoffs are quickly becoming the fastest growing segment of the BBQ world and the SCA is the sanctioning body behind cooking these SCA Ribeye Steaks. At an SCA event the rules are simple; contestants draw a number at the cooks meeting, line up in order, and …

Smoking Heritage Pork

In honor of Cochon 555 coming to Memphis next weekend, I wanted to talk about what this traveling event celebrates… Heritage Pork. Now, when you go to your average supermarket for pork that’s what you get… average meat. Over the years the market has demanded a leaner, cheaper and faster-to-market hog. Unfortunately this has driven the quality of the meat …

The Barbecue Live Family…

We had some great response from Barbecue Live… and I’m so glad that people really enjoyed the class. But there is one email that I just had to share from Jack and Jimmy from Triple J&C Cookers. OMG!! What a weekend in Olive Branch, Ms at the Barbecue Live Cooking Class!! Anybody BBQing in backyard, amateur or even professional events …

Barbecue Live – July 2013

Earlier this month we hosted the second edition of Barbecue Live. It was 2 jammed packed days of cooking Competition Barbecue and sharing our secrets with new found friends from 9 different states. We even had a gentleman from Canada join us in Memphis for this class. This time around, just like the first, it was me, my brother Waylon …

Getting Ready For Your First BBQ Competition

Last week I had someone ask for advice because they were gearing up to do their first BBQ contest. And I’d thought I’d share my response here for anyone else who is looking to get started in this glorious thing we call competition BBQ… When it comes to competition BBQ, preparation is the key. It will make the entire experience …

Barbecue, Grilling, And Judging Classes

If you’re looking for a list of barbecue or judging classes, Meathead over at AmazingRibs.com has put together a great one:  Barbecue, Grilling, And Judging Classes I agree completely with him. If you’re serious about winning at competition barbecue then you must take every opportunity to learn from the people doing it on a day to day basis. I consider …

BBQ Season is finally here

It’s time to kick the tires and light the fires because my BBQ seasons is officially here. We have our first contest in Tupelo, MS – The Don’t Be Cruel BBQ Duel – this weekend and I’m ready to get this ball rolling. Here is a great article about this contest here >> I’ve spent the past few months practicing …

Barbecue Live – Competition Cooking Class

For the past few weeks I’ve been pretty busy getting ready for Barbecue Live. This was our inaugural BBQ class, and just like everything we do we wanted it to be quality. We put ourselves on the other side and asked, “what would we want from a BBQ class?“. Then we built the class around that… and gave 100%. It …

Western Premium Wood Products

The next time you are strolling down the charcoal isle at your local store; make sure to keep a look out for the name Western.  This company is by far the innovator when it comes to cooking wood and charcoal.  Western Premium Wood Products manufacturer and distribute just about any type of wood you can imagine from chunks, mini logs, …