Five for Friday: Happy 2017 and Let’s Get Going!

Happy 2017!  We’re a month and change into the new year, and there already appears to be much going on in the world of grilling, BBQ, and all things related.  Personally, it has been an eventful year so far!  We’re slowly making our way west, so keep checking in to see where we are!  Here are some things (more than five) that you may be interested in checking out: Continue reading “Five for Friday: Happy 2017 and Let’s Get Going!”

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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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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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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