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My wife and I decided to stay home for Thanksgiving this year. We did this a couple of years ago and really enjoyed ourselves. My original idea was to do a fried turkey this year, but instead we decided to do one on the smoker. Earlier that week, I received a Thanksgiving care package from Heather at Stubb’s BBQ that contained two bottles of injectable marinade and a bottle of chicken rub. It was serendipity! The stars were aligning – smoked turkey was my destiny for this year!
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!
With the success of BBQ Pitmasters Season 3, it was no surprise that the show was picked up for a fourth season. What is surprising (to me, at least) is that season 4 premiers in 3 weeks! As you may be aware, season 4 concentrates on regional styles of BBQ to determine who is the best BBQ Pitmaster for a particular region. Below is the press release from Destination America (picture below courtesy of Discovery):
Last year, I got to be a judge for Grillin’ and Chillin’ on Main in Waxhaw, NC. Last year was the first year that the event was sanctioned by KCBS, and it was a very well run event from the judge’s perspective. I got to participate in the event this year (October 12-13), but now on the other side of the coin.
Last weekend one of the most prestigious sets of BBQ competitions took place – the American Royal Invitational and Open contests. Going to this contest has been on my BBQ bucket list ever since getting into the world of BBQ. Until I get to do so, I’ll just have to live vicariously through others. Big Al of Canadian Bakin’ BBQ Team wrote about his experiences competing at the contest last week. Today I’m absolutely thrilled to present a new perspective about the American Royal experience. Let’s check out “My American Royal” by Jesse Black of Thermoworks.
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!
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!