1st Annual Smithfield BBQ Classic

Smithfield BBQ Classic

The 1st Annual Smithfield BBQ Classic was one of the best BBQ contests that I have ever been to!  The location, the guinea pig style competition and the company of Smithfield were all great.  The town of Smithfield is charming and the Smithfield staff were hospitable and amazing!  Arlie Bragg and Big Poppa Smokers put on a great competition. I mentioned before that this competition was a guinea pig competition.  This means that all of the teams received their meat from the organizer (Amazing Smithfield Prime pork and a Snake River Farms Wagyu Brisket).  Yep, everyone started with the same meat.  I love this concept.  It also included a Kids Que contest (Liam competed) and a delicious pot luck dinner the night before the competition.

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BBQ Guru Shotgun Smoker – Review

Shotgun BBQ Smoker

The other weekend I was able to get my hands on a prototype of the brand new BBQ Guru Shotgun Smoker.  While the smoker that I tested was a prototype, it is exactly the same as the production model. This smoker is available now from BBQ Guru. Since I was one of the first people to get … Read moreBBQ Guru Shotgun Smoker – Review

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

There is no dessert out there, that screams bbq, better than banana pudding. If you go to any hardcore bbq joint in the south they will have a banana pudding. It is a great dessert that is cool, refreshing and balances out the smoke of the main dish. So I decided that I had to have an awesome banana pudding in my repertoire. This banana pudding is amazing and I hope that you get a chance to make it for yourself.

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Super Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Super Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Nothing goes with barbecue like a good ole Macaroni and Cheese.  I have been trying forever to come up with a super creamy macaroni and cheese that I could serve with my barbecue.  I think that I have finally found the perfect recipe.  This recipe is simple, delicious and extremely creamy.  It is basically the best macaroni and cheese that I have ever had.

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Sam’s Club BBQ Tour Richmond

Sam's Club BBQ Richmond

This past weekend I competed in the Sam’s Club BBQ Tour, in Richmond.  It was a great contest that was close to home.  This year we have had a slow start in the competition circuit.  Our scores have been pretty consistent in ribs and pork.  Our brisket has been horrible and my chicken has been … Read moreSam’s Club BBQ Tour Richmond

New BBQ Smoker and Trailer

BBQ Setup

Over the off season, I decided to upgrade from the Lang 84 to a more consistent smoker.  The Lang was great, but it was a lot of work to keep the temperatures steady.  I did a bunch of research and finally settled on a gravity feed smoker.  Basically you fill up the charcoal chamber and … Read moreNew BBQ Smoker and Trailer

Pork in the Park – Results

Our Camp

This was the first contest that Rex’s Red Hot BBQ has ever competed in.  It was a great time. Sandy and the crew over at Pork in the Park throw a great contest.  This was no little contest either.  There were 113 different teams competing.  I could have chosen an easier contest for the first one, but … Read morePork in the Park – Results

My new Venture – Rex’s Red Hot BBQ

Over the past three years I have been competing with the Pork Barrel BBQ competition team.  However, last year I moved to Richmond and started a family.  Since I am not available for all of the contests and my new locale is farther away, I decided it was time to move on and compete on … Read moreMy new Venture – Rex’s Red Hot BBQ

Pork in the Park

I just signed up for Pork in the Park in Salisbury, MD.  I haven’t been to this competition in a couple of years and am looking forward to it being the first competition for Rex’s Red Hot BBQ. This competition also includes the Smithfield Rib Challenge.  The Smithfield Rib Super Series is a points chase competition … Read morePork in the Park

Great Barbecue Weekend

This past weekend I competed with Pork Barrel BBQ at the Safeway National BBQ Championship in the heart of Washington, DC.  We had a blast.  We cooked chicken and brisket on Saturday and Ribs and Pork on Sunday.  We had a great showing.  Read below to see the results. After turn ins on Saturday they … Read moreGreat Barbecue Weekend