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Day 2 of Memphis in May – Picking Up Speed

With day 1 of Memphis in May in the books, it’s time to move on to day 2.  The arrival this morning brought the delivery of the hogs to use for the whole hog cooking contest as well as the finishing of brisket for the beef turn-in. 

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Day 1 of Memphis in May – Whirlwind Experience

I thought I was prepared for Memphis in May.  I thought I had done enough research, talked to enough people, and planned enough to thoroughly prepare myself for what would occur.  Plain and simple: I lied to myself.

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Rub Review: Butcher BBQ Honey Rub

A trusted name in competition and backyard bbq for several years, Butcher BBQ puts out some of the best products money can buy.  Would the Butcher BBQ Honey Rub live up to these lofty expectations?  Let’s find out…

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Memphis in May Roundtable Tonight


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Official DNC 2012 BBQ Sauces Announced

Back in February, the committee for the 2012 Democratic National Convention (in Charlotte, NC) launched a search for the best BBQ sauces to be named the official BBQ sauces of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.  Thirty different submissions were received in three categories: tomato based, mustard based, and vinegar based.  Submissions ranged from homemade BBQ sauces to nationally recognized brands.  The standard used in judging the various sauces was based on the South Carolina BBQ Society score sheet, scoring on a scale from 1 to 20 in four different criteria: aroma, taste, after taste, and overall impression. 

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Proud Piggy BBQ Sauce – A Couple of Contests

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!  This blog post is going to be a quick one. Proud Piggy BBQ Sauce has a couple of promotional contests going on right now.

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Hog Heaven Sauces Review, Part I

Today’s review will take a look at a pair of sauces from Perris, CA, courtesy of Ira Pupko and Hog Heaven Foods.  Let’s take a look at the Smokehouse and Apple-Chipotle flavors. Continue reading

Contest Recap: 2012 BBQ Capital Cook-Off — Lexington, NC

This weekend was an off weekend for me, so I decided to go and check out the 2012 BBQ Capital Cook-Off in Lexington, NC.  This contest is about an hour from where I live.  This contest featured 50 teams from all over the country (and the world, but I’ll get to that later).

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Interview with Tucker Cooker

Again, if I haven’t mentioned how freakin’ excited I am to be going to Memphis in May, I’ll mention it again…


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Doing Double Duty

Most of you may already know, but a few weeks ago Brian Henderson of BBQ Sauce Reviews asked me to come on board as the official BBQ rub and seasoning reviewer.  This was an opportunity that I could not pass up!
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