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Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky Demo – This Saturday At Bed Bath & Beyond in Vienna, VA

Bed Bath & Beyond

Do you love BACON? Have you been dying to try Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky? If you are in the Washington, DC area come out to Bed Bath & Beyond in Vienna, Virginia, this Saturday, June 6 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm to sample all three of our Bacon Jerky Flavors (Spicy Srirachi, Old Fashioned Maple, and Honey Pepper).

What – Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky Sampling

When – Saturday, June 6, 2015 between 12:00pm and 4:00pm

Where – Bed Bath & Beyond, 2051 Chain Bridge Rd, Vienna, VA 22182

Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky Snack

Can’t make it to Vienna, VA this Saturday? Fear not, get your Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky Sampler Pack HERE!

 

BBQ Competition – Beltway BBQ Showdown – Ft. Washington, MD – Pork Barrel BBQ Wins Grand Championship

The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team had an excellent cook at it’s second contest of the 2015 competition season in Ft. Washington, MD this past weekend at the Beltway BBQ Showdown. This was our fifth time cooking this contest and it remains one of our favorites. Johnathan Jones, the contest organizer, does a great job creating a very cooker friendly contest. I also love it because I can be home and in the shower less than 30 minutes after awards! After a brief period where it looked like we could be in for some heavy rain none came and the weather couldn’t have been nicer for the remainder of the contest.

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After shaking the winter rust off in Annapolis, MD a few weeks ago we had a very solid cook hat ended in us being named Grand Champions!!  Before I talk in more detail about the cook I want to give a big thank you to our sponsors, ICEHOLE Coolers for keeping our meats nice and fresh and our drinks nice and cool, East Coast Smokin’ Woods for providing us with an awesome supply of Hickory, Oak & Cherry to fuel the Jambo, and Butcher BBQ for supply us with amazing injections and Bird Booster!

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Here’s how we did:

Chicken

We continued our hot streak with Chicken, finishing in 5th place out of 38 teams with a 171.9884. I felt like we had a very good chance of hearing our name called after I took the first bite of chicken right after taking it off the smoker. It had great color, good bite through skin and was very moist. I’ve said it a hundred times and will probably say it a hundred more, if you aren’t using Butcher BBQ Bird Booster products you probably aren’t hearing your name called for chicken as often as you’d like to. 

Ribs

After Annapolis where our ribs had very little flavor I spent a lot of time reconsidering my rib recipe and had several phone calls with rib master Rod Gray of Pellet Envy. After Rod’s council I revamped my recipe and made some tweeks to my cooking technique and was very pleased with the improvement. I still have some work to do, but in the end these four racks of ribs failed to do what so many racks have done to us in the past – cost us a chance at the Grand Championship. Our ribs had great flavor and did enough to keep us in the fight for Grand. We finished 13th out of 38 teams with a score of 163.9656. 

Pork

After a middle of the pack finish in Annapolis I did some tweeking on my Pork recipe and it paid off big time. This was one of the best pork boxes I’ve turned in in quite some time – it was juicy, had great flavor and a killer money muscle. We finished in 3rd place out of 36 teams with a score of 173.1428.

Brisket

Brisket was a mixed bag for us – it had great, really great, flavor, but it was slightly overcooked which made cutting slices somewhat difficult. If this brisket had come off the smoker 10-15 minutes earlier this could have been a brisket with a chance at a top finish. We ended up in 9th place out of 36 teams with a score of 165.6800. 

Overall

Thanks to a very consistent cook with all above average turn-ins we finished 1st out of 39 teams with an overall score of 674.7768 and were named Grand Champions of the 2015 Beltway BBQ Battle, helping us score some good points in the Kansas City Barbeque Society and MABBA Team of the Year races. It was great sharing our first GC of the year with my five week old son Hudson (Hope he doesn’t get to used to GC’s!). Congratulations to Michael Fay and his Aporkalypse Now team on being named Reserve Grand Champions. 

Again, a huge thank you to our sponsors – ICEHOLE Coolers, East Coast Smokin’ Wood, & Butcher BBQ – without your support we couldn’t be doing what we love to do so many weekends each year! Thank you for your support and for making such remarkable products! Be sure to support those who support BBQ by visiting our sponsors websites and ordering from them!

We’ve got a couple weeks off before our next contest. We’ll see you in Buckhannon, WV the weekend of June 19-20 for the Almost Heaven BBQ Bash – winner gets an auto to the Jack!

 

Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky Now Available At Stone BBQ Supply

Stone BBQ Supply

We are pleased to announce that all three flavors of our new line of Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky – Spicy Srirachi, Old Fashioned Maple & Honey Pepper – are available at Stone BBQ Supply! Next time your in Lancaster, PA swing by and say hi and pick up some of our very addicting Bacon Jerky!

Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky Snack

Stone BBQ Supply – 1920 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602

 

KICK THE SUMMER BBQ SEASON OFF RIGHT WITH OUR ANNUAL PORK BARREL BBQ MEMORIAL DAY SALE!!

Use Coupon Code – MemorialDay2015 – To Save 20% Off Your Entire Order!!!
 
Pork Barrel BBQ - 14oz Sauce Collection & Rub with Wood

 

For most of us, Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of summer and the summer BBQ season! Longer days, warmer nights, family vacations, fireflies, trips to the beach, and baseball can only mean one thing – more BBQ is in your immediate future!
 
Now is your chance to save big on our national award winning line of BBQ Sauce and Spice Rub! Get stocked up for the summer before you make plans to gather with family and friends to celebrate each other and the bounty of summer in your backyards around grills and smokers over slow smoked ribs, brisket and chicken and ice cold lemonade and beer.
 
Now is also a great time to try our brand new line of Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky – trust us, you’re going to want to stock up on this delicious snack that is also great on burgers, salads and inside Bacon Explosions!
 
Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky Snack
 
To help get your summer off to a smokin’ start we are offering 20% OFF your entire order from our Online Store now through Wednesday, May 27. 
 
To get your 20% off, simply use Coupon Code – MEMORIALDAY2015 – at checkout. 
 

BBQ Competition – 2015 Naptown barBAYq – Annapolis, MD

The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team kicked off the 2015 competition season in Annapolis, MD this past weekend at the Naptown barBAYq. With 64 teams competing, the Naptown barBAYq competition is one of the largest Kansas City Barbeque Society competitions on the East Coast. Congratulations to Dan Hixon and the 3 Eyz BBQ team on their very decisive Grand Championship (and scoring the first ever 700+ score in he Mid-Atlantic Region) and Chix, Swine & Bovine on their Reserved Grand Championship. As always, it was a very well run contest with great weather – a bit cool and damp at Friday night, but sunny and warm on Saturday! 

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It was good to shake the winter rust off and get back in he swing of competing – it had been more than six months since we cooked our last competition, The Jack. A big thank you to our sponsors, ICEHOLE Coolers for keeping our meats nice and fresh and our drinks nice and cool, East Coast Smokin’ Woods for providing us with an awesome supply of Hickory, Oak & Cherry to fuel the Jambo, and Butcher BBQ for supply us with amazing injections and Bird Booster!

Naptwon Jambo

Here’s how we did:

Chicken

We ended the 2014 season on a hot streak with Chicken and were lucky enough to keep it going to start the 2015 season. We finished in 1st place out of 64 teams in Chicken with a 175.440. I  could tell we had a chance at a call when I took my first bit before preparing our box. The chicken had a great color, perfect sweet and heat flavor and a perfect bite through skin. A huge thanks to Butcher’s for the assist with their great  Butcher BBQ Bird Booster products!

2015 Naptown barBAYq Chicken

Ribs

Ribs continue to be a mystery to us. Our ribs weren’t bad, but I didn’t think they were particularly good either – in all honesty they really lacked any kind of flavor, good or bad. Although I did get one comment card that thanked me for the great ribs and their amazing flavor, not sure who’s ribs that judge had, but it wasn’t anything like the ones I tasted. We ended up in the middle of the pack finishing in 28th out of 64 teams with a 161-6456.

Ribs

Pork

We finished 29th out of 64 teams with a 161.6456 in Pork. I thought we turned in a real flavorful and nice looking pork box, but again we ended up right in the middle of the pack. I’m not sure I’d make any changes as I feel the same pork on a different day could do much better.

Brisket

Brisket was our most frustrating result. I thought we had a very solid brisket box and felt like it had a really good chance at getting a call. We ended up in 26th place out of 64 teams with a score of 163.9772. We used the same recipe and had a very similar result as we did for the last competition brisket we turned in which finished in 6th place at The Jack. We’ll just try it again at the next contest!

Overall

Thanks to a first place and 3 middle of the road results we finished 13th out of 64 teams overall with a score of 662.7084. Not a bad way to start the season considering the field included many of the top teams on the East Coast.

Again, a huge thank you to our sponsors – ICEHOLE Coolers, East Coast Smokin’ Wood, & Butcher BBQ – without your support we couldn’t be doing what we love to do so many weekends each year! Thank you for your support and for making such remarkable products! Be sure to support those who support BBQ by visiting our sponsors websites and ordering from them!

It was great seeing our friends Mike & Chris Peters with the Great American BBQ Tour. Mike, as always, had the crowd mesmerized by BBQ!

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We’ve got some time off between now and our next contest. We’ll see you in Ft. Washington, MD the weekend of May 30-31 for the Beltway BBQ Showdown!

 

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Now Available In Select Target Stores Across America

TargetWe are pleased to announce that our national award winning Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce (Original, & Sweet) & our All-American Spice Rub is now available at select Target locations in the United States. If you happen to be at a location that is selling our BBQ Sauce please help us out by picking up a bottle or two. If we do well in the locations we are currently in we have a great chance of getting our sauce into all Target stores. As always, thanks for your support!!

 

Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky Sampler Pack Now Available At The Pork Barrel BBQ Online Store

If you’ve been dying to try our brand new Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky the time has come! Starting today you can purchase a Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky Sampler Pack (2 bags of each flavor – Spicy Srirarchi, Old Fashioned Maple and Honey Pepper) for only $48.00.

The Flavors

Spicy Srirachi – We already know you love Bacon and you probably think it is impossible to improve on something as close to perfection as Bacon is. We think we’ve done the impossible with Pork Barrel BBQ Spicy Srirachi Bacon Jerky. Our Spicy Srirachi Bacon Jerky is poised to be the standard all jerky is measured by if you love a sweet heat.

Bacon Jerky - Srirachi

Old Fashioned Maple – If you’re a fan of pancakes and Bacon for breakfast look no further than our Pork Barrel BBQ Old Fashioned Maple Bacon Jerky. Our Old Fashioned Maple Bacon Jerky is the perfect marriage of smoke and sweet and might just replace your daily breakfast routine. 

Bacon Jerky - Maple

Honey Pepper – Cracked Pepper and honey are ingredients that have been taking food to the next level for centuries, so we asked ourselves, why not take Bacon to the next level? The perfect combination of cracked pepper and honey takes our Pork Barrel BBQ Honey Pepper Bacon Jerky to levels few tastes buds have ever gone! Our Honey Pepper Bacon Jerky is the ideal combination of savory and sweet infused into a perfect meaty slice of Bacon. Are your taste buds ready?

Bacon Jerky - Honey Pepper

Get your bags of Bacon Jerky today on the Pork Barrel BBQ Online Store!!

 

Pork Barrel BBQ Shark Tank Update – Friday, April 24 at 8:00pm EST/7:00pm CST

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In September of 2009 we had the honor of presenting our fledgling company to the Shark’s on ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank. It is now nearly six years later and we’ve sold millions of dollars in BBQ Sauce and Spice Rub, won numerous honors and opened our very own restaurant. On Friday, April 24 at 8:00pm EST our third Shark Tank update will air on ABC and it will highlight our biggest single order to date and a huge milestone for our company – getting our All-American Spice Rub onto the shelves of all Sam’s Clubs in the United States.

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We hope you’ll tune in to ABC this Friday night, April 24, at 8:00pm EST to see our Shark Tank Update!

 

Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub Now Available At Sam’s Club

Sam's Club

Over the past three years we’ve slept in Sam’s Club parking lots from New Jersey to Arkansas competing in the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour. Hours of our conversation during those nights consisted of dreaming about having our products on the shelves at Sam’s Club and figuring out a strategy to make those dreams a reality. We’re very excited to announce that our hard work over the past three years has paid off and you can now purchase our Pork Barrel BBQ-All American Spice Rub in a 19oz chef jar at ALL Sam’s Clubs in the United States!

Our All-American Spice Rub is a versatile all-purpose rub that is great on pork, beef, poultry, seafood and vegetables. Its combination of 14 herbs and spices includes Ancho Chile, Chipotle Chile, Smoked Paprika, Cilantro, Garlic and Cumin which gives the All-American Spice Rub a smoky and savory flavor with slight notes of spice and herbs.

The All-American Spice Rub is great on traditional BBQ dishes like ribs and chicken, but is equally good as a seasoning for pot roast and fried chicken. It’s even great on popcorn! Let your imagination run wild, we haven’t found much it isn’t great on!

Sam's Club BBQ Rub

If you’re at Sam’s Club we’d appreciate your support – pick up a jar or two and stock up for the summer!

 

Tentative 2015 Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Schedule

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It’s that time of year again to start thinking about the upcoming Competition BBQ Season. Below is a tentative list of our 2015 BBQ Competition Schedule (this is likely to change in the coming months, but it is pretty close). If you happen to be cooking or visiting one of these contests please stop by and say hi!

May 1-2 – Naptown barBAYq – Annapolis, MD

May 29-30 – Beltway BBQ Showdown – Ft. Washington, MD

June 19-20 – Almost Heaven BBQ Bash – Buckhannon, WV

June 27-28 – DC BBQ Battle – Washington, DC

July 18-19 – Wakefield Rotary Campus Cook Off – Wakefield, RI

July 31 – August 1 – Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ – Leonardtown, MD

August 28-29 – Sam’s Club BBQ Tour (Local) – Laurel, MD

September 4-5 -Tentative – Sam’s Club BBQ Tour (Regional) – Richmond, VA

September 12-13 – Atlantic City BBQ – Atlantic City, NJ

October 2-3 – American Royal Invitational – Kansas City, MO

October 3-4 – American Royal Invitational – Kansas City, MO

October 9-10 – Tentative – Sam’s Club BBQ Tour (Finals) – Bentonville, AR

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October 9-10 – The River Grill before the Big Chill – Cincinnati, OH