Brenau BBQ Championship

This past weekend I judged an MBN contest in Gainesville, GA called the Brenau BBQ Championship. It was a great little contest for anyone interested in competing in it next year, I highly recommend it. I am even considering it myself for next year. The campus was nice, the people were friendly and the contest was small… but it still …

Spare Ribs for KCBS Contest Practice

The other weekend we practiced our KCBS entries, we practiced our times and tried out a few new rubs and sauces. Normally we cook loin-back ribs, but this weekend we decided to cook St. Louis Spares. We were very happy with the way these turned out – and we plan on entering this same recipe this weekend. Check out the …

BBQ Chicken Videos

I practiced my BBQ chicken recipe last weekend – getting ready for some up-coming KCBS contests – and I recorded the entire process. I tried out a few new rubs and sauces and just tweaked the times and the recipes. Check out these How To BBQ Chicken videos at my website by clicking the link… www.howtobbqright.com/bbqchickenvideos.html The Smoking Guns rub …

How To Trim A Brisket

We finally got some videos uploaded this week and added to the website. We just added a new page “How To Trim A Brisket”. We walk through the exact steps to trim a beef brisket for a KCBS competition in 5 short videos. Check out the new page at www.howtobbqright.com/trimabrisket.html Everything you need to know about trimming a beef brisket …

Cooking a Whole Hog – Competition Style

I just updated my new Cooking a Whole Hog page with more detailed information, better pictures and a video. I might have even given away too many of my secrets! Check it out if you are looking to cook a whole hog this summer. This is the method that we use in competitions – and it has landed us in …

Familiar Faces at Memphis In May

I ran into a few familiar faces at Memphis and May… Ran into Myron Mixon of Jack’s Old South and took a picture with him. You might recognize him from TLC’s Pitmasters. Check out the Jack’s Old South website. I also talked with Brad Orrison of The Shed BBQ Team and Restaurant. The Shed even made finals this year at …

Caught The BBQ Bug

We went into Memphis in May this year expecting to make Finals… but we didn’t even make top 10. (10 Bones BBQ, Yazoo Delta Q and The Shed are the 3 teams that made finals). We had high hopes because we had switched to whole hog this year, we had spent the entire summer getting the method down just right …

Taste-Testing BBQ Sauce and Rub

Every few weeks I order a new BBQ sauce – or BBQ rub – I haven’t tried. I am always on the look-out for the best sauces and rubs on the market… and my faveorite to test-out are the ones developed and produced by competition BBQ teams. I just got a new shipment in right before Memphis In May, but …

New Pork Butt Pictures

We took several pictures of a butt cook we did just a few weeks ago – and I have uploaded them to the website at www.howtobbqright.com/shoulderbuttpic.html Check out a few of them here… and make sure you visit the website if you want to see all of them!

My Best BBQ Chicken Recipe

There are lots of ways to BBQ chicken – and I have tried them all – but this is the best BBQ chicken recipe I have ever ate or entered into a contest.