For weeks, Weber has been hyping up a new product line. There has been much speculation around the internet as to what the new grill would be. Today, Weber revealed their new products: the Summit Charcoal Grill and the Summit Charcoal Grilling Center.
Hello everyone! I hope that the Thanksgiving holidays have treated you well and that the food was as delicious as you hoped it would be. Black Friday is now upon us, and now is the time to be thinking about what to get that griller / BBQer in your family for Christmas. I’ve attempted to find all of the Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals offered up by various BBQ/grilling companies and listed them below in various formats. Let me know if I miss any!
Hello, everyone! Normally this is the time of year where I’m working my grilling mojo (or trying to, in some cases). However, this year is definitely not like most. I’ll tell you why soon enough, but first… a little bit of what’s been going on here. Continue reading “Busy Times at Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog”
Last year was the first time I ever cooked a turkey on the smoker for Thanksgiving. In fact, last Thanksgiving was the first time I ever cooked a turkey, period! Some people like flying by the seat of their pants, but it really would have sucked had the turkey been ruined. Fast forward to the Thanksgiving season of 2013… and with a turkey in the freezer (in the 10-14 lb range, closer to 14), there was no excuse for not doing a test cook beforehand!
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!
With Independence Day well into our rear view mirrors, it’s time to look forward to the next major grilling holiday. Now I know what diehard grilling and outdoor cooking fanatics are thinking, “Grilling season runs from January 1st to December 31st.” I wholeheartedly agree with that statement. However, if you’re looking for an upcoming holiday as an excuse to have an all-out grilling extravaganza, Labor Day is not too far off. Or if you’re wanting a better reason, use a friend’s birthday, a relative’s birthday, or even my birthday as an excuse to get out and grill! (By the way, my birthday was this past Sunday – August 4th – so feel free to send gifts.)
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?!?!