Competition Pork

The Lil’ Chub ‘As Seen On BBQ Pitmasters’ is for sale

The Lil Chub  The cooker is sold!

As sad as it is for us to do, the time has come for the Lil’ Chub to find a new, loving home.  As many of you know, this cooker has been a member of the Hot Grill on Grill Action family for nearly 8 years now.  It has served us well, but with the toy hauler we use now to carry us around the country, we just don’t have the heart to let it sit without getting the use it deserves.


The Book on Competition BBQ Now Available

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It’s Finally Arrived!  The long awaited “Book on Competition BBQ”

by Hot Grill on Grill Action BBQ Team
(2011 NE State Champions, 2011 “Jack” Invitation, 2011 American Royal Invitation)
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  • In this book, we are going to show you, step by step, everything we have learned over many years of competition, giving away every “secret” we have.  Though they are included, we share far more than recipe secrets in this book.  You’ll learn how to find and enter a contest, what equipment to bring, what recipes we often use and others you should try, what woods to use and enough information about them to make your own informed decisions, how the judging process works, the timeline of a contest, how to compete for little to no money, our strategies to gain a competitive edge, the power of taste and most importantly….how to have FUN! 

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Contest Results – GOBS Nebraska State Championship at Sokol Park

Here we go folks.  Sorry for the delay and thanks to those that reminded us we haven’t provided the update from the our last competition.  Thankfully, things have been a little hectic for Hot Grill on Grill Action lately.

Overall Ranking: 12 out of 43

Chicken: 13th place

Ribs: 2nd place

Pork: 15th place

Brisket: 27th place

Congratulations to the Reserve and Grand Champions!

Grand Champion: Spitfire

Reserve Champion: Brew “N” Bar-B-Que

And another congratulations to Moe Cason with Ponderosa BBQ.  He came in 7th overall.  Despite our crap talk, Moe got us again.  We’ll getcha next time big guy!


Hot Grill on Grill Action – Part of BBQ Pitmasters Season 2!!!!

BREAKING NEWS; It’s official, Our BBQ Team Hot Grill on Grill Action was selected for Season 2 of TLC’s reality show “BBQ Pitmasters”.  Ryan Amys, Matt Frampton, Logan Hendrickson, and Chris Yelick will  be paired against the top BBQ chefs in the nation on the premier episode. I can promise you that the competition will be fierce and the show packed with not only the highest level BBQ, but also many twists, turns, suspense, and unforgettable moments.

. Make sure to tune into TLC on Thursday,  August 12th at 10:00 (9:00 CST) and root us on!!!


BBQ Trial Run 2010 – April 23 and 24

Check out our team group page on Facebook for pics and more.

Pics of the final product are all posted here!

Hot Grill on Grill Action Facebook Page!


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Hot Grill on Grill Action – Auditions for BBQ Pitmasters Season 2 on TLC!!!

Update 4/21/2010:  We’re not getting our hopes up….but we have officially be picked as a finalist for the show!  We have sent in the additional requested information….and are hoping for the best.  This would be a trip!


Check it out everyone…..we’re doing everything we can to bring “BBQ Pitmasters-Season 2″ on TLC to Omaha this year. Join the group “Hot Grill on Grill Action BBQ team” on Facebook and check for updates and events surrounding this!!!

For now….enjoy our audition!!!


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Matt’s Springfield Pulled Pork 2009

This recipe took 8th Place in the Springfield days BBQ Comp

Meat Ingredients

  • 1 pork butt (big 8lbs or so)

Basic Directions

  • Heat Smoker using favorite rig and fuel source
  • Butter Brine, recipe follows
  • Vampire Killer Marinade, recipe follows
  • Dry Rub, recipe follows
  • Mop Spray, recipe follows
  • Barbeque Sauce, recipe follows

Detailed Directions

Smoke @ 225 degrees F on your favorite RIGGGGGG.

Inject the pork butt with brine about every 2-inches and then rub with marinade and dust with dry rub.  Let sit for at least 2 hours (up to 6).  Put the butt on the smoker get crackin’ on the cook!


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