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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A Full Weekend Of Meat Smoking

Posted by Aaron on November 20, 2008

We’ve got a busy weekend coming up. Saturday I’m heading over to take a class from Bob Snelson of Lotta BS BBQ, a competitive team from here in Kansas City. We’re trying to get a handle on our presentation and we’ve got some work to do on our chicken as well (although we may have that one figured out). I’ll be bringing my camera and doing a detailed post next week on how the whole thing goes and in the future will be giving you some details on other BBQ classes that are available.

In addition to that, our competition team (Burnt Finger BBQ) is smoking 13 turkeys for Thanksgiving for friends and family. I’ll be documenting and maybe doing some video of that process as well. So here’s to a full week of smokin’ some meat!

In the meantime our friends at The Art of Manliness let us know how to carve a turkey LIKE A MAN!