Rules Are Rules

A rule is a rule and everyone knows, that rules must be followed even if that rule blows   Chicken is simple, ribs and brisket are too But pork? Ohhhh that pork has one hell of a rule   The beginning is easy, straight to the bolts and the nuts Use a shoulder of pork; […]

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The White Rabbit

225 degrees for 14 hours – the old pitmaster says – it is the only possible way to make a beef brisket moist and tender –I nod, soaking in every last word. He is talking fact, and every pitmaster I have sought out before has said as much. To question this is pure lunacy, but […]

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TOTD – Watch Your Sweets

A common mistake people make when transitioning a recipe from a different cooker to a Gateway Drum is to factor in the amount of sugar.  They dump a pile of brown sugar on their ribs, cover it with honey, wrap it up and plop it direct over the fire on a 300 degree can.  What comes […]

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Beware the Cans of March

Et tu, Jo Bawb’s?  The Ides of March have come and past, but the Cans of March will live on forever in awe and infamy.  Meat was seasoned, dropped, punted and thrown, but ultimately the cans overcame all self-inflicted obstacles to have one of the best weekends on record for the Insane Can Posse.  Sure, […]

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The Sweet, Hot Boatright

I received a special care package from my buddy Darian at Kosmos Q on the Saturday before the super bowl.  I already had some chicken wings in the refer for the big game, so I decided to crack open the chicken soak and give it a whirl.  Early Sunday afternoon, I mixed it up just […]

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Tim Talks Can Cooking

If you missed it, here is Tim Scheer of Shake’N Bake BBQ dropping some knowledge on The Big BBQ Show on KTRS the Big 550 in St. Louis last Sunday! http://www.ktrs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Big-BBQ-Show-12-21-14.mp3 If you get a chance and get the station, tune in every Sunday from 4-5 pm Central for some great BBQ talk!  For more information […]

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A Lack of Wine Leads to a Better Way

As a competition BBQ cook, I tend to get stuck in a box.  This is especially true when it comes to competition style BBQ chicken.  Judges like thighs and more importantly, judges like my thighs.  Why on earth would I change? In a long standing off-season Tuesday evening tradition, I cracked open my last bottle […]

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Winter Is Coming…..

In this world, only winter is certain. 1  So don’t delay and get your qualifying ICP points turned in today!  The end of a long competition season draws nigh, and that means the Insane Can Posse Points Chase is about to end.  Free money is the best kind of money and the Gateway BBQ Store is […]

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Who Are You People?

As the humble host of this little slice of internet ridiculousness, I must beg your forgiveness.  I believe a little housekeeping is in order.  You have found this site, browsed a few posts and maybe even learned a thing or two.  Fantastic!  It is at this point of your journey through mediocre blogdom that you […]

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Look who has a blog!

The good folks over at the Gateway BBQ Store decided that there is a shortage of both assholes and food blogs on the internet.  They decided to kill two birds with one stone and let me write about and spread the love of Gateway Drum cooking!  I can’t wait! Brad – Gettin’ Basted Share the […]