Jun 152017
 

This Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker (aka WSM) is a unique and rare smoker that I have been fortunate to be involved with. It was a special project of the owner of the The Virtual Weber Bullet – the best resource for the WSM on the Web – Chris Allingham. He wanted to assist the people in Florida who were affected by Hurricane Charley* that hit in 2004. You can read the story of his build here. This is real porcelain just like the original, but in blue. Once his project was complete he auctioned it off on eBay, and made a very generous donation to the Red Cross with the proceeds.

KCBS contest, Sept. 2-3, 2005. Kasihta Sand Town Festival, Cusseta GA

I took ownership of it on October 30, 2004. The winner of the auction was not interested in keeping it, he wanted it put to good use. I mentioned I could use it for cooking projects with the special ed kids I teach, so he delivered it to me at the Minneola Fall Fest, in Minneola FL. I was competing there in the Florida BBQ Association’s Florida State Championship. I used it with my students on a handful of cooks. I also competed with it once in Cusseta, GA, and once in Barnesville, GA,

After a few years I had a stickburner of my own and was using it most of the time with the kids. The WSM wasn’t getting much use. I asked my nephew if his Boy Scout troop could use it for camping etc. and of course the answer was yes. We agreed that if they no longer used it, the WSM would return to me. I knew it would be a part of WSM history, and I wanted to ensure it stayed alive. It was with his troop in Plant City FL for about 6-7 years. He eventually went off to college, so I asked about ol’ blue. I learned it had been retired from smoking duties and was parked behind his parent’s home outside. I rescued her about 2 years ago and she has been under my bbq shack staying out of the rain and sun since then.

For my project this summer I thought I would get her out and give her a thorough cleaning and sprucing up. With help and guidance from a fellow enthusiast, my project is complete. I think she is in great shape considering her age and history. The Two-Tone Blue is now ready for the next adventure, whatever that may be.

*Interestingly enough, we were hit by that hurricane , and also helped cook barbecue to aid those affected. 
   

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

 Posted by at 3:41 pm
Dec 242016
 

I am happy to announce the first date for my BBQ class will be February 18-19, 2017. The starting time is noon on Saturday. Over the two days we will go over everything I do to produce winning chicken, ribs, pork, brisket, and prime rib – from start to finish. Saturday evening I provide a smoked prime rib and potatoes supper, followed by some fire pit time. Sunday morning we start back up at 7:30 and go until we are done and all questions have been answered, which is usually around 3:30pm.

You will learn the exact same techniques I use to win. You will be told a list of flavor profiles that win. You will be given the information it takes to win. Or if you don’t compete, the skills it takes to be the best backyard barbecuer in your neighborhood. You will receive a swag bag filled with some of the great products I use. I have used these skill and techniques on 7 different styles of smokers. We will be using a Deep South Smoker and drums. We will cover both low and slow, and hot and fast styles of cooking. You will get to eat GC quality bbq. You will be given a 10% discount on the purchase of a Deep South Smoker, and a 20% discount towards a Grizzly Cooler, both proudly made in the USA.

The value of the class is greater than the cost, by far. Sign up early, this class will be limited to the first 20 people. We are already almost halfway there.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION , print it out and mail in with your payment. If you prefer to pay by credit card, use the PayPal link below. You can hold your spot with a $100 non-refundable deposit. Balance is due one week before the class.

NOTE:  Our secure credit card processing provider is PayPal, however, you do not have to be a PayPal member to order.  Just ignore the PayPal login box and continue where it says “Pay with a Debit or Credit Card”.


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 Posted by at 7:49 am
May 272016
 

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 Posted by at 11:15 pm
Sep 272015
 

I was approached about holding my Q School in Maryland (Annapolis area) before the year is out. The only date I have open is the weekend right after Thanksgiving. The class would either be 11/27-28 or 11/28-29. Price of the class is $600. Since this is part of a holiday weekend, I am checking to see if people would be interested. If we can get 15-20 to committ via a $50 PayPal deposit we can have the class. If we don’t have the numbers by 3 weeks out – Nov. 5 – I will refund everyone’s deposit via PayPal. The sooner we can nail it down the better for all involved. There is considerable pre-planning involved.

You do NOT have to have a PayPal account to do this. There is an option you can choose to pay by credit card.





 Posted by at 10:49 pm