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May 1, 2012
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Never Shying Away from Grilling the Unusual, Pork Barrel BBQ Grill’s Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 on Today’s Episode of “Can You Grill It?”
The Samsung vs. Apple Tablet Debate Yields Clear Winner
Click here to view video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_H-evcmbbY
Washington, D.C. (May 1, 2012) – The pitmasters at Pork Barrel BBQ, are firing up their grill to test the flame-worthiness of popular consumer products in a new series called “Can You Grill It?”. The new episode released today on www.CanYouGrillIt.com features a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 getting grilled and bursting into flames at 500 degrees.
Watch what happens when the grill masters get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tablet at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_H-evcmbbY. Compared to the Apple iPad Grilling test released last week – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9qLwYjZo8U – the Can You Grill It? Series shows a clear difference between Samsung and Apple products on the Barbecue grill.
After curious consumers see what happens when this Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet is grill-tested over open flames, perhaps they’ll have a new appreciation for CNET’s review: “It’s the feel of the plastic back that is the most disappointing aspect of the Tab 10.1’s design.”
The country’s most innovative barbecue industry moguls, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, are co-founders of Pork Barrel BBQ, the nation’s fastest growing barbecue sauce company, and the curious gill masters behind the “Can You Grill It?” web video series.
The pitmasters have ignited some controversy over their viral video series since launching the first “Can You Grill It?” video. “Apple iPad On Fire” featuring the Apple New iPad last week:
- Huffington Post – “If willful destruction of expensive gadgetry makes you cringe, then look away.”
- Kick 105 radio’s Sean Ericson – “I am willing to accept the challenge of grilling new and unusual things. This however, is beyond anything I’ve tried.”
- Eater.com – “The barbecue nerds behind Washington DC’s Pork Barrel BBQ — they of the barbecue-scented cologne — are grilling iPads.”
- VegasSolBBQ – “Pretty tasty…. hope PETA doesn’t come after you for this one… (people for the ethical treatment of Accessories)”
“We can’t say for sure how many Samsung Galaxy’s have been sold, but we have a pretty good idea of how many have been grilled,” said Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ.
“Your average product reviewers test new products and report on their findings – the products pros and cons, where the manufacturer exceeded expectations or delivered disappointments,” said Hall. “Consumer Reports, TechCrunch, and other product reviewers have always been curious about how products stand up to extreme temperatures, but have failed to take the important quality control step of seeing if you can actually grill the product. We are literally grilling products over a charcoal fire and revealing to everyone on video exactly what happens to these products when they are grilled.”
If you have an idea for a product you’d like to see the Can You Grill It team test on “Can You Grill It?” share your ideas with them by email at CanYouGrillIt@gmail.com, or by posting your ideas on the Can You Grill It Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CanYouGrillIt?) or Twitter page (@CanYouGrillIt).
For more information, visit www.CanYouGrillIt.com.
About Heath Hall and Brett Thompson
Since founding Pork Barrel BBQ in 2009, Hall and Thompson have become the barbecue industry’s most-watched entrepreneurs and continue to earn support from avid barbecue fans with their top-ranked Pork Barrel BBQ Blog and as the number one most followed BBQ company on twitter (http://www.twitter.com/porkbarrelbbq).
Hall and Thompson have expanded their business from creating BBQ sauces and spice rubs in their home kitchens to selling award-winning BBQ products in over 4,000 stores across America including Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Safeway and Costco. Their inaugural cookbook, the free Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating, received praise from food and sports fans across America, and their sauces have won numerous awards and was recently named to the list of Best Sauce in America by Country Living Magazine and one of the “125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine.
In 2011, Pork Barrel BBQ debuted a specialty BBQ-flavored peanut with FERIDIES, added Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce to their line of sauces, introduced the world’s first barbeque scented fragrance – Que, continued to earn top awards on the professional barbecue circuit, and opened the first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. In the first quarter of 2012, the company has debuted Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce, made an appearance on a follow-up segment of ABC’s Shark Tank, and now debuts the “Can You Grill It” YouTube video series.
About Pork Barrel BBQ
Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis to prove that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that if you had a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American Dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states. Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of BBQ, and bring bipartisan flavor to your next meal. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team entered its first contest, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, in June 2009, and walked away with two trophies – Second Place in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest. Since then, the team has won multiple awards, including the 2011 Perdue National Chicken Championship, the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in 2011, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).