Category Archives: Contests

Christmas Thermapen Giveaway

It’s the #1 tool that I would recommend putting on your Christmas list if you don’t have one already. And if you have one already, I’d say get a second one for that special someone in your life. What is it? The Thermapen instant-read thermometer, of course!

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Turkey Tips, ThermoWorks Dot, and a Giveaway

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Judging in the NC BBQ Association

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2014 Jack Daniels Teams Announced

Selections have been announced today for the 2014 Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue.  This competition, affectionately known as “The Jack”, is an invitation-only contest that pits championship BBQ teams against one another on the grounds of the Jack Daniels distillery (“The Hollow”) in a cook-off to determine BBQ supremacy.

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Grill for America with El Diablo Mustards and World Harbors Marinades

It’s been a while since I’ve put together a blog post.  My wife reminded me that it had been 6 weeks.  Wow… things got busy here!  For starters, we are now the proud owners of a new travel trailer — a 23′ Keystone Passport ultra-lite.  Nice and cozy… just the right size for the two of us and the two dogs.

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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

My First MBN Contest – What I Learned

As most of you know, I am a KCBS certified judge (and almost 2/3 of the way to my Master CBJ certification).  KCBS events are fairly easy to find here in the Mid-Atlantic region.  However, Memphis Barbecue Network (or MBN) contests are a little bit harder to locate here.  So when I saw that the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship (formerly known as the Time Warner Cable BBQ & Blues Festival and as the Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival) was looking for both KCBS and MBN judges, I decided to apply.  And lo and behold, I got picked!

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My American Royal 2013

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I’m in Hot Water Now, or My Attempts at Cooking Sous Vide and Grilling Together

A few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in a sous vide BBQ Blogger challenge.  The objective was to come up with a recipe where the main component started out in a sous vide machine and finished on the grill/smoker.  Sure, why not?  So a few days later, I received this beauty in the mail from SousVide Supreme!  A huge thank you goes out to the folks at SousVide Supreme for asking me to be in this contest!

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Random Thoughts from Memphis in May 2013

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