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Behind the Pit interview with Big Swede Owner Johan Magnusson

Welcome to second installation of the Behind the Pit Series! We have a strong one this month with a local here in Scottsdale Arizona who goes by the name Big Swede! We got a chance to sit him down and find out his story and what makes him so passionate about BBQ! 

Here’s what he had to say....


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Smoked Cheddar Meatloaf | Keto friendly

Who doesn't love a hearty meal that just reminds you of home!  

Let's look at a new twist on an old favorite, meatloaf with under 5 ingredients...
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Behind the Pit interview with Caribeque owner Kurt Halls

Welcome to the first ever Behind the Pit Series! We had to start off with a strong Caribeque Seasoning and Rub Company owned by Kurt Halls in Tampa, Florida. We got a change to sit him down and find out his story and what makes him so passionate about BBQ! 

Here’s what he had to say....
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Top Lists and Trends moving into 2019

Are you in that new year new grill mentality but just not sure which one to get? 

Trust us, we understand! There are more grills and smokers out now more than ever and it can be a little overwhelming.

Don't miss out on what everyone has been raving about in our latest analytics of the best Grills and Smokers of 2018 and moving into the new year. 


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What’s Grilling In 2019

Welcome to 2019 BBQ Islanders! Just like a fine wine or a dry aged steak, BBQ Island only gets better with time. This year we have some really exciting things in the works, and we invite you to come along for the ride!

Here’s a sneak peak at what’s to come....
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Exclusive Holiday Prime Rib Recipes From The Best

Looking to impress your friends and family this holiday season with smoking up a nice prime rib? 

We got you covered on some exclusive recipes from the best in the BBQ competition circuit. 

Check out all their tips and tricks here
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Thanksgiving Turkey Tips From The Pro's

Need some last minute ideas on how to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey?

Our BBQ Island Pitmasters Johan Magnusson of Big Swede BBQ and Robert "Bam" Everson of Bama BBQ 4 Ever Catering have you covered!

Check out all their tips and tricks here
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Heath Riles & Malcom Reed - Two of the Best In BBQ

Heath Riles & Malcom Reed

Neither man require a formal introduction in the world of BBQ, but just in case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s a quick rundown of their combined accomplishments, features, and awards!

*Meet Health Riles and Malcom Reed in person at BBQ Island’s next cooking class on Friday November 30th and December 1st!
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Camping & Grilling - The Two Best Friends Anyone Can Have!

Grilling and Camping, just those two words together make a good time! 

With the temperatures dropping here in Arizona, and the Southwest camping season in full swing, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share some of our favorite campfire cooking essentials with you!

So do not forget to make a stop by BBQ Island before you head out to the sites!
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5 Easy Steps To Grilling The Most Tender Steak Of Your Life

Steak and beer, Can you name a more perfect pairing? 

Ya, we can’t think of one either. 

So crack open a brewskie and read on because we have 5 easy steps to tenderizing your meat using the beverage of the bbq gods!
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