Category Archives: Just For Fun

Big Wayner on Barn Goddess BBQ & More Tonight!


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Pitmaster Tips from PRIME Barbecue

Two years ago at the Sam’s Club local qualifier in Greensboro, I met Chris Prieto, pitmaster of PRIME Barbecue out of Wendell, NC.  I’ve run into him a couple of times out on the competition circuit, and let me just say he knows his way around BBQ!  If you are a fan of PRIME Barbecue on Facebook, then you will have noticed that there has been a BBQ tip a day for almost every day in the month of May.  If you’re not a fan… then why not?!?! 

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BBQ Pitmasters Drinking Game Returns


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Meat at The Masters – How Winners Feed Their Friends


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Grilled Tri-Tip Roast with Red Wine and Blues Hog Reduction

Sometimes the idea just hits you, and you can’t help but act on it!  I’ve been trying to expand my cooking repertoire beyond the basic grilling and backyard smoking.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that at all, but it’s nice to have some variety.  I picked out three ingredients from items that I had at home – Blues Hog Original BBQ sauce, a tri-tip roast, and a bottle of red wine.  Okay, I went and purchased the red wine because I didn’t want to use the better red wine that was at home… but it was the thought that counts!  For the tri-tip roast, I used Black Bart’s Brisket Rub from Tasty Licks BBQ Supply (read my review of the rub on BBQ Sauce Reviews). 

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Wordless Wednesday: March 27, 2013

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Fun with Web Design and Bacon

This post is going to be a bit off-topic today… that is, unless you’re into web design and development.

For those of you who may not know, my primary day job/career has been in the IT industry — specifically web and software development.  One of the joys of doing web and software development has been coming up with visual prototypes to present to clients.  And sometimes, it’s quite frankly a pain in the butt to find that perfectly sized image to put in the mock.  Or even better, the standard Lorem Ipsum generator just isn’t going to cut it.

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BBQ Pitmasters Audition Videos

As you may know, BBQ Pitmasters recently put out a call for audition videos for the new season.  Here are some of the videos that I’ve been able to find so far.  If your video isn’t listed on here (and you want it listed), let me know!  Also, if I screwed something up, please let me know that too!  Finally, if you don’t wish to have your video on this page, shoot me an email to [email protected], and I’ll remove it.

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My Favorite T-Shirts

I have to confess… I have a thing for t-shirts.  They’re the perfect way for showing off your passion.  Whether it’s a shirt from a BBQ/grilling event, your favorite restaurant, a competition team, or just something that makes you laugh, you can’t go wrong with a shirt!  Below are some of the more amusing shirts I’ve seen so far (pictures are linked to a page where they can be purchased).  Most of these are bacon-themed because… well… bacon just rocks!  A couple of these I already own and can attest to their awesomeness.

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My First Thanksgiving Turkey – The Good and The Bad

My wife and I decided to stay home for Thanksgiving this year.  We did this a couple of years ago and really enjoyed ourselves.  My original idea was to do a fried turkey this year, but instead we decided to do one on the smoker.  Earlier that week, I received a Thanksgiving care package from Heather at Stubb’s BBQ that contained two bottles of injectable marinade and a bottle of chicken rub.  It was serendipity!  The stars were aligning – smoked turkey was my destiny for this year!

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