Cooking for Benefits and Fundraisers

  Lately I’ve had a lot of people asking me about cooking full loads on their smokers for benefits and fundraisers. And I’m happy to help out with information here. Especially when you are raising money for someone in need or to help kids raise money. It will take a little longer to cook a full load on any cooker, …

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 …

Sausage and Cheese Plate… a Memphis Tradition

If you’re looking for a quick appetizer that can be prepared on a smoker or grill, then this recipe is perfect for you. The Sausage and Cheese Plate is a staple at just about every BBQ joint in Memphis; it’s one of my favorite things to order when I’m in the mood for restaurant Q; and it goes perfect with …

BBQ Bologna… or as I like to call it, “Mississippi Prime Rib”

This past weekend was Memphis In May – and we spent 4 days on the banks of the Mississippi cooking every kind of BBQ you can imagine… Pulled Pork, Brisket, Baby-Back Ribs, Sausage… plus all the fixins’ But the one thing I kept hearing everyone talk about was the BBQ Bologna. They just couldn’t stop eating it. One guy on …

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 …