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Contest Recap: Kings Mountain Firehouse BBQ Contest

This past Saturday was a day that I have had circled on my calendar for most of the winter so far.  It was the day that this BBQ judge came out of hibernation and got to taste BBQ from some of the best BBQ competition teams in the region.  This past Saturday was the 16th Annual Kings Mountain Firehouse BBQ Contest.  Forty three teams from the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and other states participated in this contest.  The weather was perfect for the competition (with the exception of a small shower that came down well after turn-ins were complete).

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Review: Draper’s BBQ Moo’d Enhancer Beef Rub

It’s a well-known fact that I’m a huge, huge fan of the products from Draper’s BBQ.  So when Shane reached out to me about being one of the first to review his new Moo’d Enhancer beef rub, how could I refuse?  After reading the review from Brian and Marilyn of Hot Sauce Daily, I knew this would be a winner.  So let’s check it out!

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Draper’s BBQ Grand Champion Giveaway

JUST UPDATED!!! Contest extended!

A lot of exciting things are going on with Draper’s BBQ!  Shane has just launched his new online store, and he has just released his Moo’d Enhancer beef rub.  Sounds like a reason to celebrate and do a giveaway!  We’ve got a great prize for one lucky contestant!

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Pictured above is Draper’s “Grand Champion” Rub and Sauce Pack.  A $50.00 value, this bundle consists of the following:

  • 1 gallon of Smokin’ Sauce
  • 1 lb. of A.P. Rub
  • 1 lb. of Moo’d Enhancer beef rub
  • 1 stainless steel shaker

This giveaway uses Rafflecopter to record entries and the various ways to enter.  Take a look at the Rafflecopter widget below for how to enter.  Many ways to enter and win! As an added bonus, all entries will receive a coupon code for 20% off of your purchase (limit one per person).  Everyone wins!

Rules

Good luck!

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The Fan’s Guide to Memphis in May

I’m super-excited this year to be invited to be a part of the Tucker Cooker team for the 2012 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest!  This will be my first time attending in Memphis in May in any sort of capacity.  I know that this is a massive event, so I asked Ron Worby, pitmaster of Susquehanna Blue Smoke and member of the Tucker Cooker team, if he would come up with a guide to what fans need to know for Memphis in May.  He was gracious enough to do so.  So without further delay, here is Ron’s guide to what fan’s need to know for Memphis in May!

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Kingsford® Hickory-Infused Propane — First Thoughts

Thanks to Lionel Bateman III for posting this on his Facebook feed.

So apparently the big secret is coming out now — Kingsford is planning to bring to market hickory-infused propane.  Check out Patio Daddio BBQ for more details.  This was my initial reaction at first…

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Review: Guy Parker’s Old Fashioned Bar-B-Q Sauce

Today’s review is of an eastern Carolina style BBQ sauce – Guy Parker’s Old Fashioned Bar-B-Q Sauce.

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Checking Out Southern Soul Barbeque

I’m going to approach this restaurant review a little different.  A lot of times I will go on and on and on into great elaborate detail about a restaurant.  This one, however, I will keep short and sweet.  Because, quite frankly, pictures speak more than words…

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Review: Oakridge BBQ Santa Maria Steak Seasoning

Some time back, I published a review of Oakridge BBQ’s Competition Beef and Pork Rub.  This review is going to focus on another offering – their Santa Maria Steak Seasoning.  So without further delay, let’s get cookin’!

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Review: Bill’s Best Organic BBQ Sauce

I like to keep up with various BBQ blogs around the Internet.  One of those blog is The “Q” Review.  Derek is constantly cranking out reviews of various BBQ sauces, rubs, and other items.  He will also run the occasional contest.  Some time back, he ran a giveaway that I was fortunate enough to win.  The prize: Bill’s Best Organic BBQ Sauce.

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My Try at Cooking Tri-Tip

Last weekend, I was down at The Meat House in Charlotte to meet up with the founder of Outta the Park BBQ Sauce.  While I was waiting, I happened to ask one of the guys behind the counter if they had any tri-tip.  Sure enough, they did, and I brought home a beautiful 1.75 lb. piece of meat.  This is my experience of cooking tri-tip for the first time.

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