Author Archives: Big Wayner

Five for Friday: Five Reasons to Buy “Grill to Perfection”

Today’s Five for Friday is a mini book review that should be on the shelves of grilling and outdoor cooking enthusiasts everywhere.  I’ll outline five reasons why you should go out and purchase Grill to Perfection, and I’ll tell you how you can win your own copy! Continue reading

BBQ Pitmasters Season 5 Premiers this Saturday


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Five for Friday: Five Things People Have Wrong About Small Sauce/Rub Companies

Today’s Five for Friday post is brought to you by a good friend of mine – Shane Draper of Draper’s BBQ.  Shane will enlighten all of us about some misconceptions people have when it comes to being a small batch BBQ sauce/rub maker.

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Five for Friday: Five Reasons to Join the North Carolina BBQ Association


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2014 NBBQA Awards of Excellence Winners

Each year, the National Barbecue Association has its Awards of Excellence competition, recognizing the best products in barbecue across 25 different categories.  For the 2014 Awards of Excellence, over 500 entries were received!  Results were announced at the 2014 NBBQA Conference in San Marcos, TX.  Below are the top 5 entries in each of the 25 categories.  Congratulations to all who placed!!

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Whispering Pines B-B-Q, Albemarle, NC

As many of you may know, North Carolina is extremely rich in BBQ tradition — so much so that there is a supposed schism between east and west as to what BBQ really is. Whether it’s whole hog or just the shoulder, it’s all pig and magically delicious. I decided to make the trek to a BBQ joint that is lesser-known than its Lexington counterparts yet is not lacking for tradition — Whispering Pines B-B-Q.

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What’s So Great About Sograte BBQ Rubs


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Five for Friday: Five Things You May Have Missed This Week

It’s time for another Five for Friday.  In this edition, I’ll be hitting on five different things you may have missed this week in the world of BBQ, grilling, and other things interesting.  So no more wasting time! Continue reading

The Great NC BBQ Map


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My Mini Georgia BBQ Crawl

Last week I was slated to travel to take a 2-day training class. The good news was that I missed the huge winter storm that slammed North Carolina. The bad news: my class was in Atlanta. So instead of snow and ice, I got lots and lots of ice. But once the ice melted, I decided to hit up a few BBQ joints in and near to the Atlanta area.

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