Sous Vide Pork Loin

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My First MBN Contest – What I Learned

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!

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My American Royal 2013

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My Take on the Perfect Sandwich – Sous Vide Prime Rib

Some of my favorite people ever are the crew from the Ubon’s BBQ team.  At Memphis in May each year, they have a tradition of serving “The Perfect Sandwich”.  For those of you who are not familiar with this sandwich, it is a smoked prime rib sandwich served on a sandwich roll with mayo and horseradish.  And if you ask real nicely, Leslie may even dip the inside of the sandwich roll in the au jus for you.  The recipe for both the prime rib and the “Perfect Sandwich” can be found in the book Peace, Love, and Barbecue.

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My Thoughts on Season 4 of BBQ Pitmasters

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A Rib-a-palooza with McCormick®

Who needs a reason to have a party when an opportunity will suffice! While I have been blessed with many talents, one of them, unfortunately, is not a knack for working on machinery. In particular, lawn mowers and things with small engines give me fits. So when I found out that my father-in-law was going to be coming over to help out with the lawn mower and tiller, I knew then and there that I had to give him and my mother-in-law a proper payment: all the ribs that they could stand to eat! Continue reading

Big Wayner on Barn Goddess BBQ & More Tonight!

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Show Me the Q – BBQ Pitmasters Season 4 Episode 12 Recap

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Review – Frank’s Freedom Sauce

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My Kind of Q! – BBQ Pitmasters Season 4 Episode 11 Recap

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