Yesterday, the Australasian Barbecue Alliance (ABA) released a video announcing planned changes for the 2019 competition season. The last five years has seen the scene grow from nothing, to a full blown lifestyle for many of us. Naturally, with growth comes the need for change, for evolution. There were six big changes announced, incorporating several smaller changes. They have varying degrees of impact on the current scene, from game-changing to relatively minor differences. In this article I’ll be Breaking Down the 2019 ABA Changes, examining the negative impacts (if any) of these changes, before delving into the positive implications.
Recently, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to compete in Australia’s first ‘Day Comp’, at BBQ & Beats 2017 at the NightQuarter in Helensvale. It was a killer comp against many of the best in the game. I’m proud to say I had the cook of my life at this comp and am very proud of my results, against some of the biggest teams on the circuit. Continue reading BBQ & Beats 2017
Well folks, this is exciting. Just before Episode 10 launched, where I interviewed Brett Connell from the Flamin Mongrels about Sponsorship, I went up to the Sunshine Coast to judge at the MooloolaBaBQ Festival. While I was there I met a great guy named Julian D’Souza who told me about a festival he was putting together called the BBQ & Beer Roadshow 2017. We chatted back and forth and two days later I got an email asking if I’d like to host the live Q&A session that he had on the schedule. I just couldn’t let an opportunity like that slip by and so of course, I said yes. Continue reading BBQ & Beer Roadshow 2017
Those of us that have traveled the world will have no doubt realised that boning is different in every country. This is because different cultures have different approaches to boning and as cultures have developed over time, so have their boning techniques. In this article, we’re going to examine The Secret to a Good Boning. Continue reading The Secret to a Good Boning…
So, you’re interested in competition BBQ. You’ve read a few blog posts, watched a few videos and joined a few Facebook groups. And you’ve come across the Australasian Barbecue Alliance. Actually, if you’ve been getting into BBQ and you haven’t come across the Australasian Barbecue Alliance yet, you’re doing it wrong! But what is the ABA and how did it come about? Continue reading What is the Australasian Barbecue Alliance?
The rise of competitive BBQ in Australia is unstoppable right now. To be a shameless punster, the sport is red hot. With 25 sanctioned competitions already scheduled for 2017, there will be an ever-growing number of new teams coming out to play. But with 12 different possible categories to compete in, where should you focus your attention and practice? To help out, here are the Top 3 Competitive BBQ Categories for 2017. Continue reading Top 3 Competitive BBQ Categories for 2017
Saturday August 20 saw 45 premier BBQ teams battle it out for glory in the picturesque town of Bangalow in the Byron Hinterlands. They were competing for the title of Grand Champion of the Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival 2016. Continue reading Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival 2016 – Gallery
The last weekend of July saw over 200 BBQ-mad competitors return to Burleigh Heads for the Burleigh BBQ Championships 2016. This was the second outing for the festival and the Burleigh BBQ Championships 2016 was without doubt bigger and better than before. Continue reading Burleigh BBQ Championships 2016 Gallery
You may have recently read my review of the 2016 Brisbane BBQ Festival. It was a truly great day out and I’ve already penciled it in my calendar for next year. Continue reading Brisbane BBQ Festival – Photo Gallery