Turkey Practice

Last year was the first time I ever cooked a turkey on the smoker for Thanksgiving.  In fact, last Thanksgiving was the first time I ever cooked a turkey, period!  Some people like flying by the seat of their pants, but it really would have sucked had the turkey been ruined.  Fast forward to the Thanksgiving season of 2013… and with a turkey in the freezer (in the 10-14 lb range, closer to 14), there was no excuse for not doing a test cook beforehand!

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Jesse Black’s “My American Royal”

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.

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Big Wayner Reviews the ThermoWorks TW8060

Several weeks ago, I published a review of the ThermoWorks TW8060 as reviewed by Shane Draper of Draper’s BBQ.  This has easily been one of my most  viewed blog posts thus far, and it is definitely a must-read!  Shane paid very close attention to every facet of the product in testing it out.  When I did my test cook using Socks’ Love Rub, it was a perfect time to review the ThermoWorks TW8060 myself!

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Shane Draper Reviews the ThermoWorks TW8060

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m super-excited to have a guest blogger for you today — Shane Draper of Draper’s BBQ.  A proud veteran and entrepreneur, Shane has one of the best sauces and rubs out on the market today (that I’ve had the honor of reviewing).  He’s also quite the pitmaster, having cooked with Team Tucker Cooker at Memphis in May.  Today Shane reviews the ThermoWorks TW8060.

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