Category Archives: Product Reviews

Smokin Pigs Ash BBQ Kick Ash Sauce

Rub and sauce reviews seem to be fewer and further between nowadays for the blog.  Let’s change that with a review of Kick Ash Sauce by Smokin Pigs Ash BBQ out of Marietta, Ohio.

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Thermapen Mk4 Review

At the beginning of September, ThermoWorks announced the release of the latest member of the Thermapen family — the Thermapen Mk4.  Soon thereafter I was able to acquire one for review, and I have definitely put it through its paces. Here is what I found:

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Review: Weber Jumbo Joe

A week or so before our big move (which I mentioned in a previous blog post), I was sent a RV care package by David Somerville of — a Weber Jumbo Joe with accessories to kick-start its use!

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Busy Times at Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog

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

Top BBQ Rubs of 2015 So Far

If there’s any way to come out of a 3+ month hiatus, it’s by publishing a list of my top BBQ rubs so far in 2015.  Gutsy?  Sure.  But everyone has their favorites, and I’m putting out a list of mine for 2015 so far.

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Fun with Real Canadian Bacon

Real Canadian Bacon

At Memphis in May this past year, I had the opportunity to meet Ken Haviland, president of the Real Canadian Bacon Company.  He was kind enough to send me samples of his product (peameal bacon) for review.  My intent was to give them a thorough review right before Christmas.  However, I was not able to get to it due to unforeseen circumstances.  I was sent a variety of slices (or shingles), bone-in chops, and a whole roast. I have tried the slices and the chops, and let me tell you… DELICIOUS!!

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Turkey Tips, ThermoWorks Dot, and a Giveaway

Turkey 11

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Ubon’s Bar-B-Que and Catering — Yazoo City, MS

First off, to everyone who sent out thoughts and prayers for my mother as she had a very major surgery… I give my heartfelt thanks and gratitude.  Her surgery was successful, and after a week’s stay in the hospital, she is finally back at home.  It’s going to be a long recovery for her, but I know that she has the will to persevere.

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Five for Friday — Five (Plus One) BBQ Joints I’ve Visited Recently

There hasn’t been as much going on here on the blog lately, and for that I apologize. It’s really funny how life gets in the way. But one side benefit of being busy — getting the opportunity to try some new BBQ joints! So without further delay, let’s check ’em out! Continue reading

Five for Friday: Five Reasons to Buy “Grill to Perfection”

Today’s Five for Friday is a mini book review that should be on the shelves of grilling and outdoor cooking enthusiasts everywhere.  I’ll outline five reasons why you should go out and purchase Grill to Perfection, and I’ll tell you how you can win your own copy! Continue reading