The Monthly Rubdown: Smoke on Wheels

Posted by Jason on February 28, 2011

Smoke On Wheels Competition BBQDo you every wonder what the elite competition barbecue teams are doing to consistently put themselves in the winner’s circle? Well, every so often one of these teams will let that secret out to the masses by coming to market with a new and innovative barbecue product. It just so happens that we’ve got the inside track on the first shipment of a brand new competition marinade and injection that’s sure to shake up the circuit this year. Plus it never hurts that it was developed by the team responsible for bringing home the 2010 Jack Daniels Pork Championship, 2009 New York “Empire State” Grand Champion, 2009 5th place KCBS Team of the Year, 2008 American Royal Reserve Grand Champion, and boat load of every other barbecue award you could ever imagine!

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The Monthly Rubdown: Firebug Sauces

Posted by Jason on July 28, 2010

Firebug BBQHump Day brings us another round of The Monthly Rubdown, and this time we’re showcasing a new fruit based barbecue sauce that’s been making some waves on the competition circuit. Within it’s first year on the market Firebug Sauce has earned 3rd Place honors in the American Royal specialty category, 1st Place in the Great American BBQ hot category, 2nd Place in the Great American BBQ hot baste category, and 3rd Place in the Great American BBQ mild baste category.

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The Monthly Rubdown: Plowboys Jerk Seasoning

Posted by Jason on July 27, 2010

Todd JohnsDay 2 of the Rubdown Marathon brings you a new flavor from a competition BBQ team that’s coming off of a 2009 dream season. Not only did this team rack up a whole truck load of Grand Championships, but one of those just happened to be the prestigious American Royal Invitational in Kansas City. Their Yardbird and Bovine Bold Rubs are well established favorites among competition cooks throughout the entire country, and now they’re rolling out a brand new seasoning for those of you who like things hot!

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Contest Recap: Smoke on the Water

Posted by Jason on March 24, 2010

Smoke on the WaterThis past weekend our competition team, Burnt Finger BBQ, took to the road to compete in North Little Rock, AR at the Smoke on the Water barbecue contest. With a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000.00, the world’s richest barbecue contest drew many of the top teams from across the country, including a few of those familiar faces recently featured on TLC’s recent hit TV show BBQ Pitmasters.

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The Monthly Rubdown: Three Little Pigs BBQ

Posted by Jason on August 13, 2009

Three Little Pigs BBQWith your Labor Day BBQ right around the corner it’s only fitting that we hit you with another round of The Monthly Rubdown…only this time it gets a little saucy. Since we’re getting into the habit of featuring the biggest and baddest competition barbecue products on the market, we figured that it’s time to bring out the sauce from one of the winningest teams in competition history. In fact, this sauce helped win the American Royal Barbecue contest an astounding 7 years in a row!!!

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Cooker’s Corner: All American BBQ

Posted by Jason on June 10, 2009

Rodney Dyche With the competition barbecue season now in full swing, it’s time we introduce you to some of the top competitive cookers on the circuit. We wouldn’t think of kicking off this new feature any other way than showcasing one of the nicest teams we’ve come across. They took us under their wing last year at the American Royal, and we attribute a great deal of our success to their willingness to share tips and tricks…our favorite being the early morning shot of Crown Royal to calm the nerves before turn-ins!!!

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Bacon Explosion and the Great American Barbecue

Posted by Jason on June 1, 2009

Bacon ExplosionIt’s taken a full week, but now that we’re fully recovered from The Great American Barbecue it’s time to get blogging again. The festival was a landmark weekend for us, as we announced the upcoming release of our fully cooked, pre-smoked, heat and eat Bacon Explosion. This means that the hungry vistors of our site will no longer need any type of barbecue expertise to enjoy the authentic smokey flavor that our recipe calls for. The entire weekend was deemed our official “product launch party”, and we treated festival goers to over 3,000 samples from our first production run.

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Lotta BS BBQ Class

Posted by Aaron on December 5, 2008

Backwoods SmokerInterested in taking a barbecue class? Well this past weekend I had the opportunity to learn from Bob Snelson, a legend in the world of BBQ. Bob is a member of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, a former KCBS Contest Representative, a former CBJ (Certified Barbecue Judge) Instructor, and a past member of the KCBS Board of Directors. He’s won countless ribbons in major contests like the American Royal and is an all around great guy and excellent cook.

Now, I consider myself fairly good at smoking meat and we’ve done fairly well in our competitions so far, but I learned a ton of great tips on that Saturday (especially a lot of stuff we were doing wrong). The class was a hands-on deal, so we got to create our own rubs, and practice doing the presentations for each category of meat. We also got to do some cooking. Bob had the brisket and pork already done and in the warming box when we got there so we made some spare ribs (St. Louis Cut… or if you’re me you call them Kansas City cut). Here are some pictures of our practice turn in boxes for presentation. Keep in mind we’re used to working with just parsley, but I digress:

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