How To Set Up A Charcoal Grill For Smoking

You’ve probably heard me say this before, but I use my Weber Kettle grill more than any other smoker I own. I’ve owned at least three 22.5” Webers over the years and I imagine that there will always be one sitting on my patio. The Weber Kettle is my go-to grill for quick and easy cooking. In a matter of …

Smoking BBQ: Dry Wood vs. Soaked Wood

Now the debate of using soaked wood vs. dry wood has been going on for a long time, and you’ll find people on both sides of the fence. For me, I’ve always used dry wood for smoking. In my style of cooking wood is used to produce smoke for flavoring the product. It’s not the main heat source; I use …

Ubon’s Hospitality

When I think about Ubon’s, I think about great BBQ, great people and the finest southern hospitality you can find anywhere. And last weekend we stole several pages out of the Ubon’s hospitality handbook. At our BBQ Class, we started Saturday morning off with Ubon’s Bloody Mary’s. (the best Bloody Mary’s your gonna find) Then for dinner we served Ubon’s …

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, …

Cooking “Goat Days” BBQ Contest

This past weekend we had a great, local contest. It was in Millington, TN at the International Goat Days Festival. This is our second time to cook this contest and I will definitely be back next year. And yes, they did have a Cabrito cooking contest as a Goat parade too. There was a lot going on at this one… We had a …

Memphis In May – World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

This past weekend was Memphis In May. It’s the biggest contest we do each year – by far – and it takes us weeks to prepare… not to mention an entire week out there setting everything up, cooking catering for private dinners and lunches and just entertaining in general. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that it is a …

The Money Muscle… and all the other sections of a Pork Butt

Several people have asked me “where is the money muscle?” and “where do I pull the turn-in meat from a pork butt?” So I decided to take a few pictures – and shoot a short video – to explain where the money muscle in pork butts really are. These cross sections pictures will help you understand exactly where I’m getting …