Category Archives: Just For Fun

Dueling Butts: Bigmista’s Perfect Pork Rub vs. Draper’s AP Rub

On my lunch break on Friday, I stopped in at Restaurant Depot (day passes are a perk of being a KCBS member) and picked up a 2-pack of bone-in pork butts.  What in the world was I going to do with all this meat?  Why cook it, of course!  I have to have something for lunch for the next couple of weeks.  But I couldn’t just use one type of rub.  So I present to you Duelling Butts: Bigmista’s Perfect Pork Rub vs. Draper’s AP Rub!

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And the Entries are in: BBQ Pitmasters Season 3 Auditions

February 9th is the last day for entries to be submitted for Season 3 of BBQ Pitmasters.  I’ve just spent the last two hours looking at the videos, and all of the teams that I’ve found videos for did a good job in letting their personalities shine through.  Just sit back and enjoy the videos for each team, and let me know which one was your favorite.  If I missed one, please let me know!!

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Best Of: Pro Bowl Edition

One week away from the Super Bowl.  But you don’t need an excuse to fire up your grill or outdoor cooker.  Just an opportunity.  To help you get in the mood, check out these links I found just for you…

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Best Of: January 22, 2012

I’ve been terrible about keeping these going on a consistent basis.  But there have been some really good articles that I have come across lately.  Consider this my time to share these with you… Continue reading

Hog Butchering at Historic Brattonsville

A few days ago, I saw an article on one of the blogs for the Charlotte Observer advertising Hog Butchering Day at Historic Brattonsville.  Hog butchering?  You’ve got my attention!  So with not being sure what exactly to expect, I decided to make the (approximately) one hour trip from the outskirts of Charlotte, NC down to Historic Brattonsville.  What I got was an experience…

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Happy New Year!

Well… 2011 is in the book, and 2012 is upon us, staring us in the face!  Happy New Year to everyone!  I sincerely appreciate each and every one of you that read what I have to say.  I can’t believe that it was nearly a year ago when all of this got started with a review of C-Dub’s Hot Wang Rub.  It’s been a fun and crazy ride ever since!

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Season(ing)s Greetings — Best Of, Holiday Edition

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!  I haven’t done one of these in quite some time, so let’s get going!

  • Robyn Medlin Lindars is giving away a Thermapen!!  Today (Dec. 18) is the last day to enter!!  Details to enter are on her blog.
  • Looking for a new Christmas carol to sing?  Here are some lyrics pinned by DivaQ herself.
  • I like mushrooms.  I like Swiss.  I LOVE BACON!  So when I saw this recipe for Bacon-Onion Swiss Stuffed Mushrooms from Pig of the Month BBQ, I jumped for joy!
  • Thanks to the Oshawa Ogre, this may be the only time you will ever catch me in 1970s style bell bottoms.  Bet you didn’t know I had moves like that, huh?
  • In the spirit of Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year”, Grilling with Rich is running a “BBQ Person of the Year” poll.  Click here to cast your vote!
  • Looking for a neat gadget to give that BBQer in your family?  Check out this review of the Looftlighter!
  • And finally, the Oshawa Ogre finally reveals his lifelong dream — he really wants to be a Broad.  Check out this fun write-up about his experiences with the Burger Broads.

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Christmas Comes Early — A Contest with Draper’s BBQ

Santa Claus has connections in the BBQ world, and he’s coming early!  At least he is for four lucky people…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

To my American friends, Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog wants to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!!

Remember to be thankful for all that you have.  I’m thankful that each of you have chosen to make me part of your online reading experience.  I’m thankful to be able to interact with some great bloggers — people such as Wilfred Reinke, Larry Gaian, Hanneke Eerden, Steve Gibbs, Robyn Medlin Lindars, Kevin Sandridge, and Richard Wachtel.

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The Fan’s Guide to the Jack: What you Need to Know

So is this your first time to go to the Jack?  It’s mine too!  I’m seriously going to be like a kid at Christmas when I arrive.  I have had this date circled on my calendar for quite some time now.  Again, another big huge shout-out to my friend Jay Prince for allowing me to tag along on this trip.

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