Is it time to up your BBQ game?

Professor salt slicing meat during competition

  If you are serious about improving your skills as a backyard pitmaster or if a barbeque competition is in your future, consider taking a class. Yes, there are classes out there dedicated to teaching you how to make better BBQ. An instructor led class is a far better way of improving your bbq than simply reading…

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Back in the Saddle Again

Photo taken during BBQ practice

It’s been about three years since our last BBQ competition, but this weekend Four Q rides again at the Dana Point State BBQ Competition. We are only two now, Professor Salt and myself BBQ Junkie. Of the original four who started our BBQ team in 2005 Neil “Big Mista” has gone on too much success…

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2014 Houston Barbecue Festival

Rain or shine, we goin' in.

Only a couple hours away from the home of Central Texas Barbecue, Houston isn’t known for its smoked meats.  Michael Fulmer and Chris Reid are trying to change that. For the second year, they’ve put on the Houston Barbecue Festival, where 20 local barbecue joints set up their cookers and provide samples to thousands of…

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Championship Ribs Video

Another video, but a worthwhile one especially if you’re thinking about competing in a BBQ competition or just curious about how meticulous pitmasters can be about their meat. It’s a promo for a BBQ DVD, but it does include some nice philosophical points of view and cooking tips as well.