Category Archives: BBQ Stories

Why You Should Start A BBQ Pop-Up

When the BBQ bug bites, it bites hard. Soon, you’ll be increasing your internet allowance to make way for the constant streaming of Youtube videos, increasing your credit card limit to allow for constant Ebay purchases, and increasing the size of your freezer so you can buy 6 briskets when they’re on special. There are many things you can do to compensate for this, and for many, opening a BBQ pop-up is an attractive option. For the rest of us, here’s Why You Should Start A BBQ Pop-Up.  Continue reading Why You Should Start A BBQ Pop-Up

Why An Insulated Firebox will change your life…

Everyone loves ‘Optional Extras’ boxes – whether it’s buying a car or a smoker, they give us an opportunity to customise our purchase and makes us feel like we are part of the creation process: that we’re creating something unique. It’s actually a brilliant sales technique. Many offset manufacturers will offer the option of an insulated firebox, however it’s one that is often overlooked in Australia for a variety of reasons. Here’s Why An Insulated Firebox Will Change Your Life.

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The Secret to a Good Boning…

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…

What is the Australasian Barbecue Alliance?

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?

Myron Mixon vs Me: The Great Rib-Off

Myron Mixon is without doubt the biggest name in BBQ. He is a three time World BBQ Champion and the chief host of TV’s BBQ Pitmasters. It is therefore no surprise that I, like many countless thousands of others bought his book ‘Smokin’ with Myron Mixon‘.

One of my favourite things to cook is beef short ribs and so naturally I went straight to his recipe – I had to see how it was different to my own. Now I’m pretty proud of my shorties: I managed to pull a 4th place at last year’s Burleigh BBQ Competition, the 2nd biggest BBQ competition in the southern hemisphere. However, it was when I started to read  Myron Mixon’s recipe that things got really interesting.

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The Broken BBQ: Australia’s Unspoken Shame

The fate of the Broken BBQ is a blight upon the shores of this great country of ours. An injustice that everyday goes unspoken. It is a travesty that must be remedied as soon as possible.  Continue reading The Broken BBQ: Australia’s Unspoken Shame

7 lessons I learned at the Burleigh BBQ Competition…

I have had the privilege of competing in the inaugural Burleigh BBQ Competition, sanctioned by the Australasian BBQ Alliance. It was the second largest BBQ competition in the Southern Hemisphere and was the largest competition I have ever participated in. It was a fantastic event and I learned so much. With the Bangalow Bluegrass and BBQ Festival coming up, I decided to share with you the 7 lessons I learned at the Burleigh BBQ Competition…  Continue reading 7 lessons I learned at the Burleigh BBQ Competition…

Gold Coast Harley’s 4th of July Party!

4th of July Party 1Happy 4th of July!

The 4th of July is probably the biggest party of the year in America, and as we are a multicultural nation, it is fantastic to see American Festivals popping up around the place. In the case of Gold Coast Harley’s 4th of July Party, it combined two of my greatest loves: motorcycles and BBQ! Continue reading Gold Coast Harley’s 4th of July Party!

The Day I Got Conned by a BBQ Buffet…

Part Three of my Adventures in Vietnam

So we’ve already established that I like BBQ. Really, really like BBQ. And if you’ve been following my articles you’ll also know that a few months ago I went to Vietnam and that while I was there I got scared off the traditional Vietnamese BBQ food and learned some life lessons. Well, I have one more confession to make… I also got completely and hopelessly conned by a BBQ buffet. I wanted so much for it to be true…

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The Day I Learned the True Meaning of a ‘Working BBQ’…

Part Two of my Adventures in Vietnam

A few weeks ago I shared with you the story of when I Chickened out of eating Vietnamese BBQ on a work trip earlier in the year. This chapter of the story details a very valuable lesson I learnt about need vs wantContinue reading The Day I Learned the True Meaning of a ‘Working BBQ’…