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 …

Removing Membranes From Ribs

I got this video the other day from Bobby Grizzle of Hillbilly Konk BBQ. He said his wife found a quicker way to remove the “silver skin” membrane from the back of ribs. Bobby said they removed 18 silver skins in about 15 minutes using this method. I’m all about making this job easier, so I had to pass it …

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 …

competition ribs on smoker

Competition Rib Recipe

This past weekend I had the chance to cook on a pellet smoker for the first time. If you’re not familiar with pellet cookers, they run off small, compressed “pellets” of 100% wood. There’s no filler or other junk to worry about, so what you get is pure, clean smoke. I have to admit that I was a little leery …

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, …