Category Archives: Product Reviews

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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Checking out Phat Matt’s BBQ – Oakland, CA

I apologize for not writing until now.  It’s funny how real life can get in the way of things.  I’ve taken a new position that has had me on the  road for nearly a month now.  In fact, I am still on the road as I write this.  The one advantage of being on the road is getting to check out new BBQ joints and restaurants.  One place I had the privilege of checking out was Phat Matt’s BBQ in Oakland.  In fact, I checked it out twice!

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Review: Purple Pork Masters BBQ Sauce

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Honey Badger BBQ Sauce

I get emails every now and then from people talking about various things, whether it’s a BBQ event or a product or something else.  I received one email not too long ago that caught my eye.  The title of it was simply “Honey Badger BBQ Sauce”.  I just had to follow it up.  A huge thank you to Leigh Zalusky and the folks behind Honey Badger BBQ Sauce for sending me out a sample to try.  So let’s check it out!

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Guest Review: Big Butz Pig Pollen Pork Rub & Seasoning

I have met some very genuine and amazing people ever since diving in head-first into the world of BBQ.  Two of the nicest people I’ve had a privilege of corresponding with online have to be Brian and Marilyn Meagher of HotSauceDaily.com.  Brian and Marilyn are well known in the hot sauce realm, but they also know their way around the BBQ world as well, putting out comprehensive reviews of BBQ rubs and sauces. 

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Chicken Wing Throwdown: Mustard Sauces

Rather than taking a look at a single sauce today, let’s do a comparison review of a group of four different sauces.  In order to keep things somewhat consistent, all of the sauces for today’s bulk review are mustard-based sauces.  So let’s jump in!

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Review of the Stufz Ultimate Stuffed Burger System

You all know that I’m a huge fan of stuffed burgers.  In particular, my favorite is my “Hot ‘n Nasty” burger stuffed with cheese and diced jalapeno peppers.  Today’s review is of a product that will assist in making those stuffed burgers: the Stufz Ultimate Stuffed Burger System. Continue reading

Review: Plowboys Sweet 180 Barbeque Sauce

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Taking the Meatrakes for a Spin (and a Rake)

Have you come across a tool or gadget that made you wish you would have gotten your hands on sooner?  Today’s review is of one of those products.  Let’s check out The Meatrakes.  A big thanks to Chris Johnson (aka Spyder J) for sending me these to use. Continue reading

Burger King’s Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich: What Was I Thinking?

I admit it.  I’m a BBQ snob.  Or, more accurately, I have standards.  I expect good BBQ pork (whether it’s chopped, pulled, or slice) to be moist, tender, and flavorful.  I also be able to taste the pork.  So I’ve been hearing all the buzz about the Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich from Burger King

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