One of the most recognizable ambassadors of Yoder Smokers is Smoke on Wheels BBQ‘s pitmaster Andy Groneman. He’s been cooking in competitions for more than two decades and has the trophies and bragging rights to show for it, with over 25 Grand Championships under his belt. Andy is also the instructor for cooking classes at All Things Barbecue, where he shows Kansans how to get the most out of their Yoders by preparing demonstration meals from prep to table.
If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you probably know that Andy spent the last month in Australia. Our exclusive distributor there, Grill Pro, set up a whirlwind transcontinental teaching tour that paired Andy with local meat and produce purveyors, restauranteurs and gastronomes. From what we could see, Australians love American style BBQ and have an amazing locavore scene that rightly celebrates itself, especially in the glow of summertime.
Here are some photos to give you a taste of #TeamYoderAustralia, snagged from Grill Pro on Facebook:
US Pitmaster Andy Groneman & Andy Collins from The Patch Store trimming up Beef Brisket for Masterclass Dinners hosted by Gary Mehigan in Melbourne
Andy showing the Aussie butchers how to trim up a full packer brisket, separating point from flat at Feast Fine Foods, Norwood
Andy and Gary McBean from Gary’s Quality Meats with a forequarter of beef at “The Smoker & The Butcher” Masterclass and Dinner hosted by Gary Mehigan in Melbourne
Andy visits Gary McBean at Gary’s Quality Meats in Melbourne
Andy’s Lamb Three Ways class at BBQs Plus in Port Melbourne
Andy shows off American-style pork ribs from Rich Gunner’s pigs available ONLY at Feast! Fine Foods
Andy in the zone, prepping for “GRILL’N AND CHILL’N” at That Little Brewery, hosted by The Patch Store
Love that the tank piping is Yoder orange at The Little Brewery!
Planked Huon Aqua Salmon on the YS640 at “GRILL’N AND CHILL’N”
Andy preparing the mango jalapeño glazed planked salmon and his championship pork ribs in Adelaide (photo #Repost @antimoiannella)
Andy, Chef Dan and Brett from Aussie Pitmaster and a herd of Yoder Smokers backstage at the Melbourne event hosted by Gary Mehigan