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2014 Pork Barrel BBQ Holiday Gift Guide – Ten Great Gift Ideas for the BBQer in your Life

With just four weeks remaining until Christmas you might be wondering what to get the BBQer in y our life. Don’t panic, just keep reading! Pork Barrel BBQ is happy to help make your quest to find the perfect gift for the BBQ lover in your life just a little easier this year with our annual Pork Barrel BBQ Holiday Gift Guide. Our gift guide looks at ten of our favorite items for BBQ gift giving in 2014. Here’s to successfully finding the perfect gifts for your BBQ lover and having a smoking hot Christmas!

Best BBQ CookbookSecrets to Smoking on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker and Other Smokers: An Independent Guide with Master Recipes from a BBQ Champion

 

Bill Cookbook

World Champion Pitmaster, Bill Gillespie’s first book is sure to be a huge hit with both rookie and seasoned pitmasters. Gillespie and his Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ team are the  winners of the 2011 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue and the 2014 American Royal Invitational BBQ, pulls back the curtain and shares the secrets to his world championship pulled pork and brisket recipes along with dozens of other recipes that are sure to make the guests at your next BBQ think you are a world champion pitmaster.

If you cook on a Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM) this is the book for you! Bill shares the techniques and secrets that will turn you into an expert on the WSM.

This book will be published on March 17, 2015 and arrive just in time for the start of the 2015 BBQ season so preorder a copy today as a gift for your BBQ lover on Amazon here

Best BBQ SaucePork Barrel BBQ BBQ Sauce

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You saw it on Shark Tank, now try it on your grill! The Pork Barrel BBQ Picnic Pack is your chance to create your perfect combination of Pork Barrel BBQ products! Mix and match any combination of 5 of our Pork Barrel BBQ products. Choose between the Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce (chosen Supreme Sauce by Cook’s Illustrated!), Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce, Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce, and Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar BBQ. This pack is guaranteed to make your next BBQ Picnic a big success! The Picnic Pack also makes a great gift for anyone who loves BBQ!

Original BBQ Sauce – Elect to enhance your meal with this delightfully, deliciously, bipartisan American favorite. For pork, beef, poultry and fish, our national award winning Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce is an exceptional way to give your food tasty, tangy flavor with a perfect smokin’ kick!

Sweet BBQ Sauce – Elect to enhance your meal with this delightfully, deliciously, bipartisan American favorite. For pork, beef, poultry and fish, our Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce is an exceptional way to give your food tasty, sweet flavor with a perfect smokin’ kick!

Mustard BBQ Sauce – Looking for “Change” at your next meal? Our Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce packs a sweet and smoky bite that is sure to simulate any recipe that calls for mustard. Try it on pork, chicken, pretzels or slathered on your favorite sandwich.

Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce – With just the right amount of vinegary kick to enhance the flavors of your next meal our Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce is great on pork, vegetables, fish and poultry. Use it in its purist form on a pulled pork sandwich, as a base for a salad dressing or to spice up a bowl of ham and beans.

Order your Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces here

Best InjectionsButcher BBQ Injections & Bird Booster

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All of Butcher BBQ’s products were developed by David Bouska, who after more than two decades of experience running meat markets and a custom meat processing plant started cooking in BBQ competitions. Since his very first contest he used injections that he had developed for his meat shop and over the years tweaked the ingredients to make them more user friendly for the BBQ competitor. Since the introduction of Butcher BBQ’s original Beef Injection they have expanded their line of products to include Pork Injection, Bird Booster, and a line of award winning sauce and rubs,

Created with the knowledge of a champion pit master, Butcher BBQ injections, rubs and sauces have been used by some of the nations top pit masters to win some of the sports biggest contests. All of Butcher BBQ’s products are made in the USA in USDA inspected plants using only the highest quality ingredients.  

Butcher BBQ injections have been developed and perfected  with more than 30 years of meat knowledge, a claim no other company can match! Take your BBQ to the next level with Butcher’s Injections and Bird Booster. Order your Butcher BBQ products here.

Best Spice RubPork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub

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Perfect for meat, poultry, fish and veggies, Pork Barrel BBQ’s award winning All-American Spice Rub 19oz chef shaker of all purpose dry rub is the best spice rub value on the market.

Pork Barrel BBQ’s All-American Spice Rub is the all-purpose rub we use at our restaurant, during competitions and in our backyards. This Gluten Free rub contains No Preservatives or MSG and has a smoky and savory flavor profile inspired by traditional barbecue flavors.

Order your bottles of Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub here!

Best WoodEast Coast Smokin’ Wood

East Coast Smokin WoodEast Coast Smokin’ Woods allows you to focus on the quality of your cook without worrying about the quality of the wood you are burning in your pit. East Coast Smokin’ Wood is 100% Organic competition grade smoking wood that has never been treated with Chemicals, Pesticides, Dyes or Additives with no Rot, Pest or Insect Infestation.  

East Coast Smokin’ Wood offers many varieties of wood including Apple, Cherry, Pear, Hickory, Walnut, Pecan, Maple, and Oak in a wide array of sizes including chips, chunks and splits.

Order wood from East Coast Smokin’ Wood here

Best CoolerICEHOLE Coolers

Icehole When Your Ice Is On The LineICEHOLE Coolers are great for all types of outdoor activities including barbecuing, tailgating, concerts, camping, hunting and fishing. They are the new standard in High-Performance Coolers and are guaranteed to keep your ice, food and drinks colder longer! ICEHOLE Coolers feature interlocking non-skid feet, an exclusive freezer seal design, and latches from the M2 Bradley fighting vehicle. Every ICEHOLE Cooler comes with a limited lifetime warranty! Don’t just buy a cooler, by an ICEHOLE Cooler, an investment that’s sure to keep your food and drink cool!    

ICEHOLE Coolers and Pork Barrel BBQ share a common goal in supporting the men and women of our Armed Forces and our Veterans.  ICEHOLE has been providing military equipment for over 35 years and believes in helping those that have made sacrifices for all of us. For that reason, they donate a portion of every sale of an ICEHOLE Cooler to non-profit organizations that benefit our veterans, their families, and their survivors.

Order an ICEHOLE Cooler here

Best GrillThe Big Green Egg

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The Big Green Egg is widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker and was modeled after the ancient clay cooking device known as a kamado. The kamado was a clay vessel with a lid. Today’s Big Green Egg is a modern ceramic cooker with a history of producing amazing results for more than thirty years for the novice cook and the expert pitmaster alike The Big Green Egg is one of the most versatile cooking systems in the world functioning as a grill, an oven and a smoker! You can cook almost anything in it from steaks to pizzas to peach cobbler. Ranging in price from around $400 for the small to $1,200 for the Extra Large there is a price point for every buyer.

To find a Big Green Egg dealer near you click here.

Best SmokerJambo Pit

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There can be no great barbecue without a great pit. If you are a serious BBQ fanatic you need a serious pit! If you are looking for a serious pit look no further than the Jambo Pit! Every Jambo is made one at a time from insulated fire boxes, torque flex axles, chrome wheels, white letter tires, custom coatings and paint to stainless steel hinges, handles and work surfaces – these pits are nothing short of works of art by master pitmaker Jamie Geer!

Take it from us, proud owners of a Jambo Pit – if you’re looking to become a champion, you need a championship caliber pit and Jambo’s are championship caliber pits! 

Find out more about ordering a Jambo Pit here!

Best Grill AccessoryThe Kettle Pizza

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There are a lot of awesome grilling accessories that every BBQ lover should have, like the thermapen, but if you’re looking to really put a smile on your BBQ lover’s face this year get them a Kettle Pizza for their Weber Kettle. The Kettle Pizza turns your Weber Kettle into a pizza oven allowing you to create authentic wood fired pizzas at a fraction of the cost of an authentic wood burning pizza oven!!

If your BBQ lover loves pizza this is the gift for them! Order your Kettle Pizza here!

Best BBQ ClassTRUEBUC BBQ Elite Que’ School

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Whether you BBQ lover is a competition BBQ veteran or looking to break onto the competition circuit in 2015 a seat at the TRUEBUD BBQ Elite Que’ School is sure to be a huge hit. TRUEBUD BBQ has been one of the most successful competition teams on the professional BBQ circuit over the past four years with 34 Grand Championships and 18 Reserve Grand Championships and are the reigning KCBS Team of the Year (2013). 

In this tell-all competition class you will learn TRUEBUD BBQ’s secrets to cooking chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. This class is sure to take years off the learning curve and put you on course to becoming a championship pitmaster.

For more details and to reserve a place in the class email Tim Grant at tgrant@truebudbbq.com

We hope you and your family have an amazing Christmas filled with joy, love and a pile of smoked meat! Merry Christmas!!!

 

Pork Barrel BBQ Online Store Christmas Sale – Save 25% Off All Orders Through December 15 With Coupon Code – Christmas2013

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Are you looking for that perfect gift for the BBQ lover in your life? Look no further than our line of national award winning Pork Barrel BBQ sauces and spice rub. If you’re looking for something a bit off the wall check out Que Cologne, the world’s first cologne that smells like BBQ!

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All orders placed through Sunday, December 15 will receive 25% off with coupon code – Christmas2013 – what are you waiting for head over to the Pork Barrel BBQ Online Store and start shopping!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with BBQ!

 

Part 2: 2013 Pork Barrel BBQ Holiday Gift Guide – 10 Great Grill & Smoker Gift Ideas

It is hard to believe that the holiday season is here and families will be unwrapping gifts in just a few short weeks. Pork Barrel BBQ is excited to help make your quest to find the perfect gift for the BBQ lover in your life just a little easier this year. Part 2 of our 2013 Pork Barrel BBQ Holiday Gift Guide takes a look at 10 of our favorite Grills and Smokers that would make great gifts for any BBQer. We hope you have a Merry Christmas and much success in finding the perfect gifts for your BBQ lover!

Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM)

WSMsAt a price point of $299-$399 there is no better smoker on the market than Weber’s Weber Smokey Mountain. Simply known as the WSM in the world of competition BBQ, the WSM comes in two sizes, the 18.5″ (which sales for $299) and the 22.5″ (which sales for $399).  WSM’s are available at all Weber Dealers as well as online at Amazon and Target. These are the very smokers that we started cooking competition BBQ on. We highly recommend them!!

Jambo Pit

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There can be no great barbecue without a great pit. In previous weeks we have given you some great recommendations for smaller pits, but if you are a serious BBQ fanatic you need a serious pit! If you are looking for a serious pit look no further than the Jambo Pit! Every Jambo is made one at a time from insulated fire boxes, torque flex axles, chrome wheels, white letter tires, custom coatings and paint to stainless steel hinges, handles and work surfaces – these pits are nothing short of works of art by master pitmaker Jamie Geer!

Pitmker BBQ Vault

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The team at Pitmaker make some of the most functional and extreme smokers (some with TV’s) in the world of barbecue. The Pitmaker Vault is perfect for competition barbecue or backyard barbecues with enough capacity to cook an entire contest on or feed a hungry mob at next summers backyard barbecue. These pits aren’t cheap, but they won’t break the bank coming in around $3,250.

Weber Kettle

Weber Kettle

Where would the world of barbecue be without the invention of the Weber Kettle? Found in millions of backyards across America, the Weber Kettle is the most iconic American BBQ Grill and if you don’t have one in your backyard this may just be the grill for you this holiday season! As a proud owner of several Weber Kettles I fully endorse the product and encourage you to look into one for your next grill.  It is simple to use and diverse in its functionality.  Whether you are simply grilling hot dogs and burgers or smoking a brisket or turkey the Weber Kettle won’t let you down.  It comes in several sizes, but even the most common 18.5 and 22.5 inch surface area sized Weber Kettle’s can accommodate a meal for a small dinner party. The best part is all this versatility can be yours for under $100 and will last the most avid BBQ’ers 10 good years.  10 bucks a year isn’t bad for such an essential BBQ tool!

Big Green Egg

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The Big Green Egg is widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker and was modeled after the ancient clay cooking device known as a kamado. The kamado was a clay vessel with a lid. Today’s Big Green Egg is a modern ceramic cooker with a history of producing amazing results for more than thirty years for the novice cook and the expert pitmaster alike The Big Green Egg is one of the most versatile cooking systems in the world functioning as a grill, an oven and a smoker! You can cook almost anything in it from steaks to pizzas to peach cobbler. Ranging in price from around $400 for the small to $1,200 for the Extra Large there is a price point for every buyer. To find a Big Green Egg dealer near you click here.

Lang 60

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When we decided to start cooking on an offset stick burner at BBQ competitions we turned to Lang Smokers. Over the years we ended up with two Lang 60’s and a Lang 84. For more than two years on the competition circuit we took home dozens of awards on these relatively inexpensive workhorses. Depending on how you want to outfit your Lang 60 you’ll pay between $2,800 and $4,800. The reverse flow technology on Lang Smokes produces some of the best tasting barbecue around.

Backwoods

Backwoods Party

Backwoods Smokers are about as common at a BBQ contest as chicken thighs and ribs. These are great pits that a lot of great pitmasters are using as they win GC after GC. The Party is the perfect size for backyard cooking or contests. It gives you the size needed to cook a competition and is light enough to move from competition to competition. You’ll be able to pick up a Party for around $1,500.

Traeger

The Texas Grill

If you’re looking for a pellet cooker check out the line of pellet grills Traeger offers. Coming in just South of $1,000, the Traeger Texas Grill has the size to cook for your family while giving the pitmaster a chance to get some sleep while cooking big meats like brisket since there aren’t any logs that need to be added.

La Caja China

La Caja China

The La Caja China is a unique roasting box that can cook all kinds of meat in record time. You can cook a whole pig in the La Caja China in around four hours. Depending on the size you can put a La Caja China under your tree this year for $250 to $350.

Weber Summit

Weber Summit

If you’re looking for a gas grill look no further than the grand daddy of all gas grills, the Weber Summit. Quick and easy to use with an excellent rotisserie attachment that makes delicious rotisserie chicken and leg of lamb. The Summit comes in a number of sizes and ranges in price from $1,500 to $3,000.

We hope 2014 is a very Merry Grilling and Smoking year for you!

 

 

Part 1: 2013 Pork Barrel BBQ Holiday Gift Guide – 10 Great BBQ Cookbook Gift Ideas

It is hard to believe that the holiday season is here and families will be unwrapping gifts in just a few short weeks. Pork Barrel BBQ is excited to help make your quest to find the perfect gift for the BBQ lover in your life just a little easier this year. Part 1 of our 2013 Pork Barrel BBQ Holiday Gift Guide takes a look at 10 of our favorite BBQ Cookbooks that would make great gifts for any BBQer. We hope you have a Merry Christmas and much success in finding the perfect gifts for your BBQ lover!

All Fired Up

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We might be a bit biased when it comes to Southern Living Magazines All Fired UP: Smokin’ Hot BBQ Secrets from the South’s Best Pitmasters as you’ll find a number of recipes from Pork Barrel BBQ included in the lineup of great recipes from the South’s top pitmasters. A great feature throughout the book are Troy’s tips which are tips from Pitmaster Troy Black.

Favorite Recipe: Italian Grilled Pork Sandwiches

 

Wicked Good Barbecue

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Andy Husbands and Chris Hart have written one of the best, if not the best barbecue cookbooks in recent memory in Wicked Good Barbecue. Where many cookbooks apply the brakes, Wicked Good Barbecue puts their foot on the gas – they leave no secrets in their safe in Wicked Good Barbecue. From the recipes that won them the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue to recipes that elevate barbecue to the next level this is a college course in barbecue disguised as a cookbook.

Favorite Recipe: Whole Hog Porchetta Style

 

Charred & Scruffed

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Adam Perry Lang isn’t your run of the mill pitmaster, he’s part mad scientist of the grill and part formally trained French chef. In Charred & Scruffed Lang reinvents and creates new grilling techniques like charring, scruffing and clinching to create flavors and textures unlike any you’ll find in traditional barbecue. Master just one of Lang’s recipes and you’ll have the guests at your next backyard barbecue thinking you’re a culinary wizard!

Favorite Recipe: Leg of Lamb

 

BBQ Makes Everything Better

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Aaron Chronister & Jason Day are among the modern legends of bacon and very accomplished in the world of barbecue. At the 2013 American Royal Jason’s barbecue team, Burnt Finger BBQ, took first place in the chicken category. In BBQ Makes Everything Better Chronister and Day, through their recipes, show you how to win the tastebuds of your friends and family in your backyard or on the competition barbecue circuit.

Favorite Recipe: Bacon Explosion 

 

Famous Dave’s Barbecue Party Cookbook

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Famous Dave Anderson, founder of the Famous Dave’s restaurant chain and perhaps the most recognized face of barbecue, will have you drooling over 150 of his favorite recipes. In Famous Dave’s Barbecue Party Cookbook you’ll have an arsenal of recipes to make any backyard barbecue a huge success.   

Favorite Recipe: Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

 

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction

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Bobby Flay shares recipes from his hit Food Network show Barbecue Addiction in his cookbook Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction. Armed with a multitude of smokers and grills Flay takes on hot and fast grilling recipes and low and slow smoking recipes in this well rounded book for BBQ lovers looking to learn more about grilling and smoking of meat, seafood and vegetables.

Favorite Recipe: Grilled Shrimp and Calamari with Smoked Tomato-Black Olive Relish

 

Where There’s Smoke: Simple Sustainable Delicious Grilling

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Barton Seaver’s love for sustainable foods comes through clearly in Where There’s Smoke: Simple Sustainable Delicious Grilling. Seaver’s recipes focus on fresh, seasonal and organic meats, seafood and produce. In addition to some great recipes Seaver takes the reader through a 101 course on the basics of barbecue.

Favorite Recipe: Grilled Soft Shell Crabs

 

Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book

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Big Bob Gibson’s in Decatur, AL is one of the most legendary barbecue joints in America and has been turning out top notch barbecue for decades. How legendary is it? So legendary that it created a new BBQ Sauce variation known as a White Sauce decades ago that is to this day an Alabama specialty. In the Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book world champion pitmaster Chris Lilly opens the doors into some of Big Bob Gibson’s secrets including their world famous White Sauce.

Favorite Recipe: Brined Chicken with White Sauce

 

Peace Love and Barbecue

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Barbecue legend Mike Mills joins forces with his daughter, Amy Mills, in Peace Love and Barbecue, a compilation of mouthwatering recipes and barbecue stories. Peace Love and Barbecue isn’t your typical cookbook, it is much more a memoir of Mills life in barbecue and the friends he’s met along the way. You’ll still find around 100 recipes from Mill’s and his legendary pitmaster friends. 

Favorite Recipe: Apple City Barbecue Grand World Champion Ribs

 

Smokin’ with Myron Mixon

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Myron Mixon, the winningest man in barbecue and judge on BBQ Pitmasters, shares more than 75 of his award winning recipes in Smokin’ with Myron Mixon. Mixon preaches his “keep it simple” mantra when it comes to backyard BBQ in the book and provides tips on the basics of barbecue. 

Favorite Recipe: Sausage-Stuffed Pork Chops

 

Pork Barrel BBQ’s 2012 Shark Tank Holiday Gift Guide

Yesterday we revealed our 2012 Pork Barrel BBQ Holiday Gift Guide to a BBQ Christmas. Today we are excited to reveal our 2012 Shark Tank Holiday Gift Guide which highlights our favorite products from Shark Tank that are sure to make amazing Christmas gifts for the ones you love!

Qubits – if you’re looking for a great toy for the children on your holiday list look no further than Qubits! Qubits were invented by an architect and are modeled after the hexagonal building blocks of nature, allowing them to be bent into an endless array of shapes and geometric structures! Buy Qubits HERE!

Grill Charms – if you’ve got a griller on your holiday list look no further than Grill Charms! Grill Charms were invented to solve the problem of figuring out whose meat was whose after it was moved off the grill. If you like your steak medium and your husband or wife likes their steak medium well Grill Charms is the answer to the right steak landing on the right plate! Buy Grill Charms HERE!

A Perfect Pear – if you’ve got a gourmet food lover on your holiday list look no further than A Perfect Pear! Find everything from jam to mustard to olive oil and vinegar! We recommend the Pear Chipotle Grill Sauce! Buy A Perfect Pear products HERE!

Ava The Elephant – if you’ve got a new mom or dad on your holiday list look no further than Ava The Elephant as the perfect stocking stuffer! Ava The Elephant is a fun way to get your kids to take medicine without all the fuse. Buy Ava The Elephant HERE!

Ride On Carry On – now that you’ve got the stocking stuffer for the mom or dad on your list why not get them the perfect gift for the traveling mom and dad, the Ride On Carry On! The Ride On Carry On turns your luggage into the perfect baby stroller when you’re on the go! Buy the Ride On Carry On HERE!

Daisy Cakes – if you’ve got a sweet tooth on your holiday list or are looking for the perfect holiday party desert look no further than Daisy Cakes! These are the best tasting cakes we’ve ever tasted – we really love the lemon and coconut cakes. Buy Daisy Cakes HERE!

Villy Custom Cruisers – if you’ve got a bike on your holiday list look no further than the ultra cool Villy Custom cruisers! These are definitely the coolest beach cruisers we’ve ever seen and their ride is super smooth! The coolest feature is that you get to design your own bike making it a one of a kind cruiser! Buy Villy Custom cruisers HERE!

Talbott Teas – for the tea lover on your holiday list look no further than Talbott Teas! This is the best tea we’ve ever drank! We love the Blueberry Peach Passion and the Orange Crème Dreams.  Buy Talbott Tea HERE!

Cousins Maine Lobster – for the seafood lover on your list look no further than Cousins Maine Lobster! There is no ne need to be in Maine to enjoy Maine Lobster anymore. Cousins Maine Lobster will ship the freshest and sweetest Maine Lobster to your front door. Buy Cousins Maine Lobster HERE!

 

Pork Barrel BBQ – for the BBQ lover on your list look no further than our national award winning BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub! Give the BBQ’er on your list a Pork Barrel BBQ Holiday Tea Party Gift Pack or a Pork Barrel BBQ Holiday Loyal Liberal Gift Pack. Get an assortment of our national award winning BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub and a certificate of authenticity – Tea Party Certificate & Loyal Liberal Certificate.

 

 

We hope you’ll support these small business while giving those on your 2012 holiday list some of the most sought after gifts of 2012! May you and your family have a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Pork Barrel BBQ’s 2012 BBQ Holiday Gift Guide

 

Pork Barrel BBQ is excited to reveal our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide to a BBQ Christmas which highlights our twelve favorite gift ideas of 2012 for the barbecue lover in your life!

On the First Day of BBQ Christmas we hope your true BBQ Lover gives to you a Pork Barrel BBQ Holiday Tea Party Gift Pack or a Pork Barrel BBQ Holiday Loyal Liberal Gift Pack. They’ll know if you’re a conservative or liberal griller and assure you’ll get the votes for best BBQ’er on the block with this assortment of Pork Barrel BBQ’s national award winning BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub (each gift pack also comes with a certificate of authenticity (Tea Party Certificate & Loyal Liberal Certificate).

On the Second Day of BBQ Christmas we hope your true BBQ Lover gives to you a copy of Wicked Good Barbecue by Chris Hart and Andy Husbands. Wicked Good Barbecue is without question one of the best BBQ cookbooks to come out in a number of years. It is packed with great recipes (including some of Chris’s recipes that won his competition BBQ team, IQUE, the coveted title of Grand Champion of The Jack! If you’re BBQ lover really loves you they’ll also put in a preorder for the follow up to Wicked Good Barbecue, Wicked Good Burgers.

 

On the Third Day of BBQ Christmas we hope your true BBQ Lover gives to you a Thermapen. Perhaps the most important tool in your BBQ arsenal other than your smoker is an accurate and dependable thermometer, and that is just what the Thermpaen is – accurate and dependable! The Thermpaen yields accuracies better than plus or minus 0.7 degrees Fahrenheit and provides temperature readings in 3 seconds!

 

On the Fourth Day of BBQ Christmas we hope your true BBQ Lover gives to you a few boxes of smoking wood from Fruita Wood Chunks! One of the key components to great tasting BBQ is smoke and in order to get a good smoke flavor you need good wood. There is no place that provides better wood than Fruita Wood Chunks. Choose from an amazing variety of woods including oak, hickory, cherry, peach and apple just to name a few!

 

On the Fifth Day of BBQ Christmas we hope your true BBQ Lover gives to you a membership in the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). KCBS is the premier BBQ organizations in America and sponsors hundreds of barbecue related events and competitions throughout the year in America and a number of foreign countries. The mission of KCBS is to celebrate, teach, preserve and promote barbeque as a culinary technique, sport and art form. By becoming a member your BBQ lover will have put you on the fast track to becoming the sports next great pitmaster.

 

On the Sixth Day of BBQ Christmas we hope your true BBQ Lover gives to you a Wusthof Grand Brisket Slicer from the Mid Atlantic Barbecue Association! This amazing slicing knife was designed by Michael Fay pitmaster of the Aporkalypse Now competition BBQ team which assures it has the cut and feel every pitmaster is looking for!

 

On the Seventh Day of BBQ Christmas we hope your true BBQ Lover gives you a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker (simply known as the WSM in the world of competitive BBQ). The WSM comes in two sizes, the 18.5″ (which sales for around $300) and the 22.5 “ (which sales for around $400). The name Weber is as synonymous in the world of BBQ as Schwinn is in the world of cycling. The first things that come to mind when Weber is brought up in conversation is affordable and quality. For the money, you can’t find a better smoker for the pitmaster in your life than the WSM.

 

On the Eighth Day of BBQ Christmas we hope your true BBQ Lover gives you a paid enrollment to a Corn Fed Cookin’ class taught by two of the hottest teams in competition BBQ, TippyCanoe BBQ Crew and Big T’z Q Cru. We attended Joe and Ryan’s class earlier this year and can attest to the quality of this class first hand. You won’t find a better class being taught today in a tell all format from two of the sports greatest pitmasters! There are two classes to choose from in 2013 – St. Ansgar, Iowa on January 11-12 and West Des Moines, Iowa on March 16-17.

 

On the Ninth Day of BBQ Christmas we hope your true BBQ Lover gives you a Weber Kettle Rotisserie. If you’re looking to do whole chickens or leg of lamb on the Weber Kettle the Weber Kettle Rotisserie is a must have accessory.

 

On the Tenth Day of BBQ Christmas we hope your true BBQ Lover gives you a 20cc Auto Fill Meat Injector. This is the tool every BBQ’er needs if they plan to inject briskets, pork butts, whole hogs, and other large cuts of meat with an injection.

 

On the Eleventh Day of BBQ Christmas we hope your true BBQ Lover gives you a Kettle Pizza for your Weber Kettle. The Kettle Pizza turns your Weber Kettle into a pizza oven allowing you to create authentic wood fired pizzas!!

 

On the Twelfth Day of BBQ Christmas we hope your true BBQ Lover gives you a Jambo Pit. There can be no great barbecue without a great pit and there is no better pit on the market than the Jambo. Every Jambo is made one at a time from insulated fire boxes, torque flex axles, chrome wheels, white letter tires, custom coatings and paint to stainless steel hinges, handles and work surfaces – these pits are nothing short of works of art by master pitmaker Jamie Geer!

We hope you were good this year and your BBQ True Love brings you some Christmas joy in the form of one or more of the above gifts! May you and your family have a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

The Twelve Day’s of BBQ Christmas – Day Twelve – A Jambo Pit

This is the twelfth in a twelve week series where we are unveiling the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to a BBQ Christmas, which highlights our twelve favorite Christmas gift ideas for the barbecue lover in your life!

On the tenth day of BBQ Christmas,
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Jambo Pit!

There can be no great barbecue without a great pit. In previous weeks we have given you some great recommendations for smaller pits, but if you are a serious BBQ fanatic you need a serious pit! If you are looking for a serious pit look no further than the Jambo Pit! Every Jambo is made one at a time from insulated fire boxes, torque flex axles, chrome wheels, white letter tires, custom coatings and paint to stainless steel hinges, handles and work surfaces – these pits are nothing short of works of art by master pitmaker Jamie Geer!
Jamie, a highly decorated competition pitmaster knows what makes a great pit and how to make them look like a sports car! From the patio model ($375) to the Corvette of barbecue pits, the J-5 ($12,000), every Jambo Pit is guarenteed to perform. So if you truly love your pitmaster at home get them a Jambo Pit and be ready for some tremendous BBQ.
At Memphis in May 2010 we were lucky enough to get a tour of one of Tuffy Stones Jambo Pits from pitmaker Jamie Geer. WARNING – you are likely to start drooling during this video!

We hope you have enjoyed Pork Barrel BBQ’s 12 days of Christmas. May you and your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Don’t forget what we recommended in previous posts on the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to a BBQ Christmas:

On the first day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Weber Charcoal Chimney Starter.

On the second day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Thermapen.

On the third day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A PIGTAIL Food Flipper.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A KCBS Membership.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me some Fruita Wood Chunks.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A copy of BBQ Makes Everything Better.

On the eight day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Pork Barrel BBQ Party Pack.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Big Green Egg.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Victorinox Granton Edge Slicing Knife.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Pellet Envy Cooking Class.

 

The Twelve Day’s of BBQ Christmas – Day Eleven– A Pellet Envy Cooking Class

This is the eleventh in a twelve week series where we are unveiling the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to a BBQ Christmas, which highlights our twelve favorite Christmas gift ideas for the barbecue lover in your life!

On the tenth day of BBQ Christmas,
My true BBQ love sent to me
Pellet Envy Cooking Classes!

So the pitmaster in your life thinks they forgot more about smoking meats than anyone else knows – if they take the Pellet Envy Cooking Class that will no longer be a piece of fiction as they will have the chance to learn from one of the most accomplished pitmaster in the sport of competition barbecue. I hope they are good note takers!!

The Pellet Envy competition team hails from the BBQ meca of Kansas City and is comprised of Pitmaster Rod Gray and “The Closer” Sherri Gray. Rod and Sherri have been competing as Pellet Envy since 2001 and have won just about every contest you’ve heard of and just about everyone you haven’t heard of.

In 2009 Pellet Envy was crowned the Kansas City Barbecue Society’s Team of the Year. Between 2008 and 2009 they won seventeen Grand Championships and placed first in twenty-eight catagories. They are perineal competitions at The Jack and American Royal Invitational and Open contests. Simply put, they are good at what they do!

Rod and Sheri have spent years perfecting the art of barbecue and are ready to teach you their secrets over a weekend. The two day Pellet Envy Competition BBQ Class will take you through their entire competition cooking process and end with you tasting some of the best Que in the business and truly having the knowledge to reach the point in years to come where you have forgotten more about barbecue than most ever knew.

Don’t take it from us, take it from alumni of the Pellet Envy class:

“We have cooked 3 times since your class, got first place pork twice…You guys made more than a little difference. I can’t tell you how much better I am doing. Turn in time used to be when I was a wreck, not coordinated at all. Watching you in real time made me see how it could be done…the best thing is I am so excited to cook again. I cut my schedule way back this year, and now I am ready to fill it back up!” – Susan in Texas

“Just wanted to pass along some good news. By using your techniques, we just got our first Grand Champion today. Not only did we get a GC, we were 1st in chicken, 1st in ribs, 1st in brisket and 5th in pork. So just a note of thanks. This was our first comp since the class. It worked.” – Danielle in Canada

Check back next week when we unveil what our true BBQ love is giving on the twelfth day of BBQ Christmas!! Here is a hint – It’s the biggest head turning in the world of BBQ!

Don’t forget what we recommended in previous posts on the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to a BBQ Christmas:

On the first day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Weber Charcoal Chimney Starter.

On the second day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Thermapen.

On the third day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A PIGTAIL Food Flipper.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A KCBS Membership.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me some Fruita Wood Chunks.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A copy of BBQ Makes Everything Better.

On the eight day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Pork Barrel BBQ Party Pack.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Big Green Egg.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Victorinox Granton Edge Slicing Knife.

 

The Twelve Day’s of BBQ Christmas – Day Ten – A Victorinox Granton Edge Slicing Knife

This is the tenth in a twelve week series where we are unveiling the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to a BBQ Christmas, which highlights our twelve favorite Christmas gift ideas for the barbecue lover in your life!

On the tenth day of BBQ Christmas,
My true BBQ love sent to me
A Victorinox Granton Edge Slicing Knife!

Among the most important tool in any cook’s toolbox is a great knife. For pitmasters few things are more important to their craft than an affordable and reliable slicing knife to use when cutting slabs of ribs or slicing brisket. The Victorinox Granton Edge Slicing Knife features a high-carbon stainless steel blade, with a Granton edge to prevent food from sticking and meets both requirements of affordable and reliable.

This knife comes with a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship and sales for only $37.50 on Amazon!

Victorinox is known for their excellence in blades and here they do not disapoint! Even Food Network’s Alton Brown uses it!

Looking to take your slicing to the top and willing to spend a bit more? Try the Wusthof Grand Brisket Slicer, exclusively offered by the Mid Atlantic Barbecue Association available for $139.00

Check back next week when we unveil what our true BBQ love is giving on the eleventh day of BBQ Christmas!! Here is a hint – It’s time to get schooled on your smoker!

Don’t forget what we recommended in previous posts on the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to a BBQ Christmas:

On the first day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Weber Charcoal Chimney Starter.

On the second day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Thermapen.

On the third day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A PIGTAIL Food Flipper.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A KCBS Membership.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me some Fruita Wood Chunks.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A copy of BBQ Makes Everything Better.

On the eight day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Pork Barrel BBQ Party Pack.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Big Green Egg.

 

The Twelve Day’s of BBQ Christmas – Day Nine – A Big Green Egg

This is the ninth in a twelve week series where we are unveiling the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to a BBQ Christmas, which highlights our twelve favorite Christmas gift ideas for the barbecue lover in your life!

On the ninth day of BBQ Christmas,
My true BBQ love sent to me
A Big Green Egg!

Rock stars have groupies. Actors have groupies. Can a BBQ smoker/grill have groupies? Yes it can and The Big Green Egg has its own groupies simply known as Eggheads.

The Big Green Egg is widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker and was modeled after the ancient clay cooking device known as a kamado. The kamado was a clay vessel with a lid. Today’s Big Green Egg is a modern ceramic cooker with a history of producing amazing results for more than thirty years for the novice cook and the expert pitmaster alike!

The Big Green Egg is one of the most versatile cooking systems in the world functioning as a grill, an oven and a smoker! You can cook almost anything in it from steaks to pizzas to peach cobbler.

Check out this awesome recipe for Mango Chutney Glazed Brisket using the Big Green Egg.

The Big Green Egg comes in five sizes from Extra Large to Mini.

The Extra Large is the biggest of the Green Eggs with a cooking area of 452 square inches and can cook 2 20-pound turkeys, 24 burgers, 11 whole chickens, 12 steaks, or 14 racks of ribs. The Extra Large Green Egg costs around $1,200.

The Largeis the most popular of the Green Eggs with a cooking area of 262 square inches and can cook a 20-pound turkey, 12 burgers, 6 whole chickens, 8 steaks or 7 racks of ribs. The Large Green Egg costs around $900.

The Medium is a perfect sized Green Egg for a couple with a cooking area of 177 square inches and can cook a 18-pound turkey, 6 burgers, 3 whole chickens, 4 steaks and 4 racks of ribs. The Medium Green Egg costs around $700.

The Small is the perfect Green Egg for balconies with a cooking area of 133 square inches and can cook a 12-pound turkey, 4 burgers, 1 whole chicken, 2 steaks and 1 rack of ribs. The Small Green Egg costs around $600.

The Mini is the perfect Green Egg for travel with a cooking area of 78.5 square inches and can cook 2 chicken breasts, 2 pork chops or 1 steak. The Mini Green Egg costs around $400.

The Big Green Egg website provides great instructions on getting started  and offers first-timer tips.

To find a Big Green Egg dealer near you click here.

Check back next week when we unveil what our true BBQ love is giving on the tenth day of BBQ Christmas!! Here is a hint – You’re looking sharp today!

Don’t forget what we recommended in previous posts on the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to a BBQ Christmas:

On the first day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Weber Charcoal Chimney Starter.

On the second day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Thermapen.

On the third day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A PIGTAIL Food Flipper.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A KCBS Membership.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me some Fruita Wood Chunks.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A copy of BBQ Makes Everything Better.

On the eight day of Christmas, my true BBQ love gave to me A Pork Barrel BBQ Party Pack.