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 …

2013 Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest

The first thing I’d like to say is that the BBQ community has lost a true pioneer this year, Mr. John Willingham. John meant so much too many people in and around the BBQ world. He leaves behind a legacy that cannot be equaled and he will truly be missed. Our prayers go out to the Willingham family. This year’s …

Freezing and Storing BBQ

Most people don’t realize that you can store and freeze cooked BBQ – and have it come out almost as good as when it’s cooked fresh…. ALMOST The key here is to keep it out of the danger zone once it comes off the cooker so bacteria doesn’t have time to grow – and then storing it properly. You can …

Operation BBQ Relief

I had the pleasure to meet the men behind Operation BBQ Relief while at the NBBQA conference a few weeks ago. For those of you who don’t know about OBR, it’s a nonprofit organization created to aid all people whose lives have been affected by natural disasters across the US. It’s comprised of compassionate Barbecue people who are willing to …

Judging For A New Late-Night Food Show

This past weekend I had the opportunity to be a judge for a new television show on Destination America. Of course I wasn’t told when it will air but I expect it to be sometime early summer. I’ve been judging BBQ for years but this was my first judging experience on camera. The format for this show was based on …

How To Pull a Chicken

Shot a video this week about how to pull a smoked chicken. There is no wrong way to pull the meat from a whole chicken, really… but if you want to know how we pull a chicken, check it out here. Malcom Reed Killer Hogs BBQ Cooking Team Sign-up for my weekly BBQ newsletter at HowtoBBQright.com Join my Facebook BBQ …

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 …

Another Grand Champion! Might just do a little hollerin’

This past weekend we cooked in Ashland, Ms at their Southaven Sprinfest KCBS contest. And we scored another Grand Champion Win! And it feels good… real good… makes me want to do a little hollerin’ We got off to a bit of a rocky start. Had some problems with our truck, showed-up late and got a spot full of fire …

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 …

For The Love Of BBQ

My love of BBQ is why I compete, why I share my bbq recipes and why I have my BBQ website.