Springtime in Minnesota is slow to arrive and barbecue lovers look forward to heating up by getting out their grills. Fire on Ice started as an idea by Jeff “Dictator Turcatto” Turcotte in 2007 for everyone to get out there and cook great BBQ, on the ice. The Fire on Ice BBQ event is aptly named for its unique location, on the frozen crust of Milles Lac Lake in Onamia, MN. It was a loosely based contest of “short cook” meats that would later be turned in at a local bar where patrons would act as judges. Continue reading
Troy Smith loves to cook. So much so, he has his own channel on YouTube all about his cooking adventures. So when it became clear he needed a quality barbecue pit to add to his cooking gear, he really did his research. Continue reading
When it comes to great BBQ, most people know what they prefer. At the Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ (RDB) contest, the people’s choice award for 2017 went to Purple VooDoo BBQ. In fact, Purple VooDoo BBQ has garnered this award every year since 2014. And it all started with a chance encounter at the RDB, Enid Oklahoma’s KCBS state championship. Continue reading
Having cooked with charcoal for most of his life, Marlin began to hear about pellet grills. Then he heard about Yoder Smokers. He had heard about the quality, craftsmanship and versatility. When he saw the Yoder Smoker he knew he wanted to own this brand of pellet grill. Continue reading
There is a special relationship between man, meat and fire. Achieving a great BBQ meat flavor is the quest of every grilling enthusiast but some people are destined to take this goal to the next level: BBQ competitions.
Hoagie Smokes BBQ was started in 2014 by husband and wife team, Rush and Shari Hoag. Based in the Pacific NW, this team goes to several competitions every year. Their biggest joy is showing off the many trophies and ribbons they’ve won. Continue reading