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Tennessee River BBQ Battle 2022

What sounds more like a Civil War re-enactment, the Tennessee River Battle is thankfully more faithful to staging a finely crafted barbecue event. It also occurs at the same time as the Saltillo River Day Festival is going

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Memphis in May 2022 – World Championship Barbecue Cooking Competition

When they said this was the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, The Memphis in May is a hard act to follow. Then again, it’s one of the few competitions that have fueled such a growing interest in the

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Best Smokers for Competition Barbecue

When it comes to award winning competition BBQ there’s one thing pitmasters have in common – their smokers. For the best smokers to win your next BBQ cookoff see below to see what the pros use. We’d all

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Best BBQ Cookbooks

We’ve covered plenty of famous BBQ pitmasters who obviously know a thing or two about cooking amazing barbecue, but when it comes to who wrote the defining book on BBQ mastery, we want to provide only the best.

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Kevin Bludso – A Pitmaster from Compton to Stardom

Kevin Bludso has the name and the fame along with plenty of BBQ cookbooks, restaurants, and healthy endorsements from mega-barbecue brands like Kingsford. But despite all of the hype, is Bludso really the genuine Pitmaster that he claims

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Matt Horn – California BBQ Pitmaster Changing the Scene

Once and a while you’ll get the newest shining star of the BBQ world, and obviously what follows is a media storm of accolades and high praise! Matt Horn might be your average Californian who is getting a

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John Mueller – Texas’ BBQ Dark Prince

Some barbecue folks are the stuff of legends similar to King Arthur who was destined to be King. According to local legends that often run amok in Texas, one undisputed Dark Prince of Barbecue’ was in fact, more

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Eli Goldman, BBQ Legend of Queens

While some pitmasters are just using Kosher salt for their brisket, here’s one homegrown grill guru who is taking that with more than a grain of salt. Eli Goldman took his frustration with the 2020 pandemic to a

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Best Smoked Burger – Texas, Memphis, to KC

There are many ways to smoke a burger unless perhaps Cheech and Chong had a better concept in the mid-70s. But we’re talking about the ultimate ways to smoke a burger through good old-fashioned BBQ grill tips. If

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Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ Fest 2022 Results

If you’re stumbling around downtown Derby in Kansas around June 10th and 11th this year, you’ll be glad to hear that Smoke on the Plains is back again. There’s plenty to do and loads to see, but most

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