About the Blog

Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog offers thoughts, tidbits, and musings in the world of BBQ and outdoor cooking.  The blog offers up reviews of BBQ sauces, rubs, and tools as well as restaurant reviews and BBQ contest recaps.  If it pertains to BBQ or outdoor cooking, you can bet that Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog is interested!

About the Authors

Big Wayner

A native of Mississippi and a resident in the Charlotte, NC area, Big Wayner has grown up around grilling and BBQ.  However, it wasn’t until 2008 that he discovered his love and passion for BBQ.  Wayne is a certified BBQ judge for the Kansas City Barbeque Society and enjoys cooking/helping competition BBQ teams.  His highlights so far have been attending the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational BBQ in 2011 and attending Memphis in May in 2012 and 2013.

Big Al

Big Al has been cooking on the competition circuit for approximately two years.  He joined Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog in May of 2012 and has been a key contributor by keeping a pulse on the competition circuit in the Midwest.  Big Al is the pitmaster for both Baumann’s Fine Meats and Canadian Bakin’ BBQ Team.  He is a member of the St. Louis BBQ Society and is also a certified BBQ judge.

Did You Know…?

  • Big Wayner was one of the key parties that inspired the creation of the flame Thermapen.
  • Big Wayner was one of the co-creators of the BBQ Pitmasters Drinking Game.
  • Big Wayner was selected to be a McCormick® Grillerhood Ambassador in 2012.
  • In addition to this site, you can read Big Wayner’s reviews of BBQ rubs and seasonings on BBQ Sauce Reviews.


Advertising opportunities are available and generally come in the form of links in the sidebar.  Rates are negotiable.

Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog will also consider one-time sponsored blog posts, including participation in programs such as the McCormick® Grillerhood Ambassador program.  Sponsored posts must typically be related to BBQ, grilling, or other outdoor cooking, and full disclosure of the post being sponsored will be made.

For more info or to inquire about advertising, contact Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog.

Product Reviews & Giveaways

Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog does product reviews related to BBQ, grilling, and/or outdoor cooking.  Reviews will be a completely honest assessment of the product, including perceived strengths and weaknesses.  Reviews typically run approximately 250-500 words and include links to the product’s website and any social media outlets, photos, and video (if applicable).  There is no cost to have a product reviewed – the product is payment enough.

Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog also participates in product giveaways.  Giveaways generally run for 7 days and are publicized on social media outlets as well as forums and message boards.  It is requested that for giveaways, the company ships directly to the winner.  There is no charge for running contests.  However, giveaways are usually conducted in tandem with a product review.

Want to get your product reviewed?  Get in touch!