Category Archives: Guest Blog Posts

My 2012 Christmas List: Hot Sauce Daily

ChristmasGift

Continue reading

Jesse Black’s “My American Royal”

Last weekend one of the most prestigious sets of BBQ competitions took place – the American Royal Invitational and Open contests.  Going to this contest has been on my BBQ bucket list ever since getting into the world of BBQ.  Until I get to do so, I’ll just have to live vicariously through others.  Big Al of Canadian Bakin’ BBQ Team wrote about his experiences competing at the contest last week.  Today I’m absolutely thrilled to present a new perspective about the American Royal experience.  Let’s check out “My American Royal” by Jesse Black of Thermoworks.

Continue reading

The Adventures of a Worthless Nut on BBQ Pitmasters

With submissions being accepted for Season 4 of BBQ Pitmasters, I’m happy to publish another account of being on Season 3.  Today’s post comes courtesy of Rob Marion of 2 Worthless Nuts.  Rob is one of the most well-respected competitors on the circuit.  His dedication to assisting with the military and charitable causes is unparalleled.  So without further delay, here’s Rob talking about BBQ Pitmasters in his own words…

Continue reading

Guest Review: Big Butz Pig Pollen Pork Rub & Seasoning

I have met some very genuine and amazing people ever since diving in head-first into the world of BBQ.  Two of the nicest people I’ve had a privilege of corresponding with online have to be Brian and Marilyn Meagher of HotSauceDaily.com.  Brian and Marilyn are well known in the hot sauce realm, but they also know their way around the BBQ world as well, putting out comprehensive reviews of BBQ rubs and sauces. 

Continue reading

BBQ Pitmasters In Their Own Words: Cotton Patch Cooking Crew

Last week, we had Randy Hill of Southern Krunk Burn One Boys BBQ talk about his experience of being on BBQ Pitmasters, with Charles and Alli Wilson of C-Dub’s Corruption BBQ Crew talking about their experience the week before.  I won’t waste any more time with a lengthy introduction – here’s Hank Vaiden of Cotton Patch Cooking Crew talking about BBQ Pitmasters, in his own words…

Continue reading

BBQ Pitmasters In Their Own Words: Southern Krunk Burn One Boys BBQ

With Season 3 of BBQ Pitmasters all wrapped up and re-runs going on Destination America, it’s time to take another look at the experience of being on BBQ Pitmasters through the eyes of the contestants.  Last week, C-Dub’s Corruption BBQ Crew gave us their perspective on being on the show for episode #3.  This week’s post comes from Randy Hill of Southern Krunk Burn One Boys BBQ, easily one of the more entertaining contestants this season.  So without further delay, here’s Southern Krunk Burn One Boys BBQ talking about BBQ Pitmasters, in their own words…

Continue reading

BBQ Pitmasters In Their Own Words: C-Dub’s Corruption BBQ Crew

I have to say that I enjoyed Season 3 of BBQ Pitmasters far more than Season 2.  I hope you all were able to watch and participate in the Unofficially Official BBQ Pitmasters Drinking Game.  While I was lucky enough to attend the season finale filming in Lexington, NC, it’s still an outsider’s perspective.  People really want to know this one question: “What was it like being on BBQ Pitmasters?”  Luckily, I’ve found some people willing to share their story.

Continue reading

Shane Draper Reviews The Texas Jr. Brush

Today’s review is a guest review by Shane Draper of Draper’s BBQ of the Texas Jr. Brush.  I had a chance to see this tool in use at Memphis in May, and you’ll get to see some of my feedback in Shane’s review.

Continue reading

Guest Post: Sam Dog BBQ Visits Southern Soul Barbeque

As a writer, sometimes you plan and plan and plan for long periods of time on an idea that you want to put down on paper (or blog, as this case may be). And sometimes, ideas just come up all of a sudden. So when I saw my good friend Greg Talley (the brains behind Sam Dog BBQ) post pictures from Southern Soul Barbeque, I asked him if he would be willing to write a review on it.  Even though it was a very last-minute thing, he was gracious enough to do so.  Check out Greg’s review!

Continue reading

Dancing with a Grilla: Shane Draper Reviews The Grilla

I confess to a certain bit of jealousy when my good friend Jay Prince had the opportunity to review the Grilla (read his excellent review here).  So when Shane Draper of Draper’s BBQ asked if I wanted to publish a review of the Grilla that he did, I didn’t really have to think about it before emphatically agreeing.  First off, Shane is an IT guy by day (much like myself) and takes a very logical and detailed approach in reviewing products.  Also, his review of the ThermoWorks TW8060 was the second most viewed blog post on here from 2011.

Continue reading