BBQ, Beer, and the Love of Doing it the Hard Way

I can buy really good beer, almost anywhere these days. I live in central North Carolina, I can throw a rock in any direction and hit good BBQ. I still prefer to make my own. I tell people I used to make my own beer and they say, “cool.” Back when I was doing it…

How To 5-4-3-2-1 BBQ Rub

5-4-3-2-1 rub is probably the single best trick for making delicious tasting BBQ that most people have never heard of. I use it on everything I slow cook and smoke. A great rub is the foundation of good BBQ. It captures the smoke coming up from the fire below and allows it to soak into…

BBQ in my veins

Barbecue is in my blood. I seek it out wherever I go. Cooking meat over flames and coals has been a family tradition for generations. Hell, for the longest time I though roasting a pig in the ground was the only way to cook pork. Ovens were for cakes. Maybe Hank Williams Jr. is a…