Flower Power: The Surge of Lilac Wood in Competition BBQ

Flower Power: The Surge of Lilac Wood in Competition BBQ

Randy Lion fires up his smoker. A fine, grey, gentle smoke erupts from the stack. What normally comes next is the unmistakable smell of one of the big three woods: hickory, oak, or pecan. Known as the staples of the BBQ wood world, the three wise woods, or the 3-trees: these woods have long ruled […]

Whole Hog: Part it out, then meat glue it back together!

Whole Hog: Part it out, then meat glue it back together!

Coming from the world of KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society), we never get the chance to do a whole hog in competition.  Many of us that compete in the KCBS find it intimidating and downright impossible to fit one of those full size animals onto the smokers we’ve been using for our portion sized cuts of chicken, […]