So if you are anything like me, you probably were sitting in front of the TV the first night BBQ Pitmasters debuted. It was the Mesquite episode, and wow was I intrigued. Truthfully I had no idea about BBQ Pitmasters, I was just flipping through the channels and stumbled upon it. I kid you not, an hour later I was at Lowes buying an El Cheapo Brinkmann smoker! The next day, I fired her up at an elevation of 5600 feet in the middle of a northern Utah Winter, What an absolute blast that was!! I think back to some of the things that I cooked then and wow have things progressed! From that point on I probably cooked 3 times a week, and being that it was so cold and I was cooking on such a cheap smoker, I was probably by far Kingsfords best customer in UT. So after watching the show a few more times, and cooking about 30 different things on the Brinkmann, I decided to follow in the footsteps of Harry Soo of Slap Yo Daddy BBQ and buy a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.
Welcome to the Super Bowl of BBQ! When Chris was out here doing his last
class he invited us to come help cook on his team. It was an
opportunity we could not pass up. Not only were we going to the Royal
but we were going to be cooking with the nine time winner Chris
Our first annual Father's Day Friday went better than expected. We just started carrying the La Caja China line of roasters, so we thought we would give one a try. Our friends at McReynolds Farms provided us with a beautiful 60lb hog. After the Cuban style meal our free rib and chicken classes went without a hitch. Except for the part where the smoker caught on fire. :-) Full details of the event can be found after the jump.
Last weekends BBQ and Beer festival in downtown Chandler was a huge success. When the event opened there were already several hundred people standing in line at each gate. Total attendance was over 10,000.