Competition Chicken Thighs

Competition Chicken Thighs

Competition Chicken Thighs If you’re looking to improve your competition chicken thigh scores in KCBS, then you’ll want to check out this video. I brought in Eric Lee from Fire Dancer BBQ to show us his technique for producing a proven, “180” winning chicken entry. Eric has 19 first places calls for KCBS Chicken – and right now is ranked …

Competition Ribs at Memphis in May

Competition Ribs at Memphis in May Memphis in May is largest Pork cooking contest on the planet! Every May thousands of attendees gather on the banks of the Mississippi River to witness the “Super Bowl of Swine”. This year my team, The Killer Hogs, entered the Rib category at MIM and we shot a video of our rib recipe while …

meat carryover

Meat Carryover Experiment

How Much Does Meat Carryover? It’s a fact that all meat will carry over a few degrees once you take it off the grill. I wanted to run a little BBQ experiment and see just how far does meat carryover…  For these experiments we used our trusty Thermoworks DOTs. First I gotta thanks Mark Williams from Swine Life BBQ for coming …

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 …

Competition Rib Recipe

Competition Rib Recipe

Competition Rib Recipe When cooking Competition Rib Recipe, it’s all about that one perfect bite.  These bbq competition ribs aren’t like your typical “eating” ribs because they have a richer, sweeter flavor and need to showcase perfect appearance, tenderness, and taste. We baby these ribs in a contest and this recipe has brought home many trophies for my team. In …

whole hog smoker

Cooking A Whole Hog

Cooking a Whole Hog Smoking a Whole Hog Recipe Competition-Style Cooking a whole hog is the biggest BBQ challenge that there is… It’s also the most fun. And smoking a whole hog to perfection takes a little know-how. On this website you will find videos, tips and recipes that will show you exactly how to trim a whole hog, inject …

competition ribs on smoker

Competition Rib Method

Competition Rib Method I’m a firm believer in a little smoke goes a long way when it comes to my competition rib method. It’s easy to over smoke a ribs, and that’s one thing that you can’t change once it’s done. Ribs are a challenge on any smoker not only to get the tenderness right but due to their thickness …

baby back ribs on smoker

Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs Recipe – Competition-Style Recipe If you want to produce high-quality Baby Back Ribs Recipe, you MUST start with a good quality product. I start with a slab 2 ½ lb and down Baby Back Ribs (also know as loin back ribs). You can also cook St. Louis Style (spare ribs) with this same method. My Baby Back …

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 …

Whole Pork Shoulder

Smoked Pork Shoulder

Whole Smoked Pork Shoulder Lots of times people say they are smoking a shoulder, but really they are only cooking the butt portion of the whole shoulder. A whole Smoked Pork Shoulder weights around 20lbs and takes about 18 hours to cook. It’s a big task… but it can produce some serious barbecue. I am cooking this whole Smoked Pork …

How to Trim Pork Spareribs Into a St. Louis-Style Cut

The one thing I’ve learned about KCBS contests is that judges like big, meaty ribs. They tend to score you lower when you have those thin, little ribs you have to chew around the bone to get any meat… And I don’t blame them. I would score a big, meaty, delicious rib higher too if it’s cooked properly because there is …

Smoked Chicken Lollipops

Smoked Chicken Lollipops

Smoked Chicken Lollipops In the KCBS competition world skin-on, bone-in thighs are the norm for the chicken category. I’ve been turning in thighs for a while now, but many times last year, I heard of people winning the category with Smoked Chicken Lollipops. I knew that it had to be something special besides the traditional “drumstick”, so with a little …