Friday, February 11, 2011

Super Bowl Grub

Well the super bowl commercials were no good in my opinion, good thing the grub was! 

Here is my super bowl spread I did. with the weather it gave me something to do last weekend.  Everything turned out great. I made comments below each pic of what it was or how I did it if it needed explaining.

I marinated the beef rib meat for about 24 hours in Italian dressing and the veggies for about 4 hours in Italian Dressing.  Be careful while you are cooking these that they don't get charred.  I lost a few veggies to the flames jumping up and toasting them.

Friday, September 24, 2010

NEOX Cooking gloves

These are the gloves I use for handling hot food.  They are made by NEOX.  I picked them up at a restaurant supply store here in town.  When I am taking food off the smoker or moving it around they work perfect.  They are excellent quality.  I should add they are also dishwasher safe, although I never put them in there.  I wash them by hand so the insides don't get wet.  They take a long time to dry out if they get wet. 

I would definitely recommend these to anyone handling hot food on a smoker. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

BBQ review

I am going to try something new with the blog and try out and review BBQ related products as well as do a BBQ post every now and then.

I find that more and more these days I go online to look for reviews or recommendations before I buy products. I will try to begin with products I have around in my collection that I commonly use.

Hopefully we can also get into doing demos of new products as they come on the market on the future.

BBQ Review - Lansky Knife Sharpener

I purhcased a Lansky yesterday, click here to see which one I purchased.  It was the standard kit.  I have never really sharpened my knives or had anyone else do it now that I think about it.  Overall I would say this is a great addition to my BBQ supplies and I would recommend it anyone.

The kit was very easy to assemble and use. 
Gave me a great edge on my knives

the case is not very sturdy
small knives were hard to fit into the clamp causing the hone to hit the clamp instead of the blade.
I had to purchase extra hones for my serrated knives.  (Bass Pro didn't have a kit with serrated hones included).  there are a few online stores that have kits with them included.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

it's been a long time

well it's been a while (over a year) since I put anything on the site.  I guess it is finally time.  Although we haven't done any competitions, we have been bbqing.  here are a few pics from the 2010 labor day weekend. 

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Labor Day BBQ 2008

Here are some pics of the BBQ from Labor Day 2008. Food was delicious and as usual, plentiful. We had smoked brisket, ribs and turkey.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


The Art of BBQ learning experience continues -
Another BBQology – doing whatever you want in the people’s choice competition that has to do with food. The more food the better the results.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

BBQ Competition Check List

I saved a PDF version of this checklist and put a link on the left side of this page under helpful links for a BBQ rookie.

BBQ Competition Check List

This is our competition checklist, I have used it for the last few comps we did which were the Art of BBQ and Bixby BBQ & Blues festival. Feel free to customize this to your needs.

I need to organize this or you can for yourself. I have enough stuff to keep these items in storage boxes so that they are always packed and ready to go when I need them. You may want to customize for yourself and your particular needs. For instance if you take medications, you probably want to list those near the top of the list. I would categorize these so that you know where things are located. At my house since I keep everything in a similar spot, for example the welding gloves and plastic gloves are kept together in my storage box. Does that make sense?

For those that may just be starting out and reading this, you will take way too much stuff to your first competition. After that you will begin leaving the items you don't really need behind. Just remember you are essentially creating a mobile kitchen and cook area.
Competition Supply list
hickory wood
pecan wood
charcoal - natural lump cowboy brand from Lowes, best value from Reasors, royal Oak from Walmart
fire starter chimney & log
welding gloves
plastic gloves
cutting boards 3
knife set
cooking utensils
paper towels
coolers for food
coolers for drinks
channel lock pliers
tool kit
food for dinner/breakfast
soap/hand sanitizer
fire extinguisher
2 tables (at least) with extensions
2 ezups with sides
trash can w/ bags
extension cords
decorative lights??
trays to hold food
meat thermometers
big lights
spray bottle of water
water jugs
3 tubs for cleaning - can use alumninum pans

art of bbq

I will post the same timeline for the Art of BBQ competition as soon as I have time to type it. I have it scribbled on the back of a piece of paper. My hand writing looks like that of a Dr. It will take a few days to sort through the Art of BBQ notes and organize them into something understandable for someone other than myself.