Category Archives: Product Reviews

Blue’s BBQ – Billings, MT

Before embarking on my current trip to Montana for work, I thought of the state as pretty much BBQ barren.  I’m proud to say that I’m wrong.  On my way back to Bozeman from the Little Bighorn Battle Site, I made a stop in Billings at Blue’s BBQ after consulting Yelp.  A lot of times, the reviews on there can be hit or miss, so it was a bit of a risk.  Nothing would ruin my 2 hour trip back than some terrible BBQ.  But don’t let its modest location within a gas station fool you… it’s got some serious food!

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Smokin’ Skullie’s “Just Leave the Bones” BBQ Sauce

One thing I’ve learned about BBQ is that you meet people fast.  Everybody that you meet either knows somebody or knows a person that knows somebody.  Connections are a wonderful thing!  One of the people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting on the competition circuit is Jerry from Redneck Scientific.  I have him to thank for getting me connected to the guy who makes the sauce that is the topic of this review – Smokin’ Skullies “Just Leave the Bones” BBQ Sauce.

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Memphis Barbecue Co. – Fayetteville, NC

When I was at Memphis in May last year, a group of us had lunch at Memphis Barbecue Co. in Horn Lake, MS just before I had to fly back to NC.  I was very impressed with the quality of food there.  Imagine my excitement when I find out that world champion BBQ pitmasters Melissa Cookston and John Wheeler decide to open a location here in North Carolina.  There was one slight problem – the new location is in Fayetteville, about 2 hours and 40 minutes away from me.  This past weekend, my wife bribed me with a trip to Memphis Barbecue Co. in Fayetteville if I tagged along with her to some yarn & fiber shops.  Lesson here: feed me, and I’ll do pretty much anything you want.  So let’s check out Memphis Barbecue Co.!

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Rooftop BBQ Competition Style Sauce

This review is long overdue.  I’ve had this sauce for quite a while and have been using the heck out of it.  Sweet and heat is the name of this sauce.  From southern California, here is Rooftop BBQ Competition Style Sauce.

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Review: Nellie’s Sweet & Sassy BBQ Sauce

 

The Nellie’s BBQ Sauce Line-up

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Review: Sin Bin BBQ House BBQ Sauce

I’m waaaaaaaay behind on evaluating and reviewing sauces.  Now that I’m a few months into my new job, I’m getting back into the swing of things with reviews.  To get started, let’s take a look at this sauce from Graettinger, Iowa.  This is Sin Bin BBQ’s House BBQ Sauce.

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Review: 5 -0 Rub from Code 3 Spices

5 – 0 Rub aka “The Police Rub”

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Review: Code 3 Spices, Inc

The Code 3 Lineup

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My DC experience: friends, food, and fantastic views

Ever since taking a new position, I have done a bit of traveling for work training.  This work training has offered up the chance (when not in training) to take in sights, check out good eats, and meet up with friends.  A few weeks ago I was in the DC area, and in between training sessions, I had the chance to do all of the above!

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New Smoker and New Rub: Adventures in Cooking

Everybody likes a new toy.  It’s okay to admit it… in some form or fashion, we all like to have a new gadget.  I’d like to introduce the newest member of my outdoor cooking arsenal – the 22 1/2” Weber Smoky Mountain smoker!

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