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Tailgate Guys BBQ Show, Episode 122: Craig Verhage, BBQ & Baseball

Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast

Release Date: 07/13/2021

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On Episode 132 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we visit with American Royal World Series of BBQ Invitational Grand Champion BIll Heyen and Stephanie Lewis, casting director for Season of the Netflix program American Barbecue Showdown.

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The world’s largest BBQ competition is about to fire up. It’s American Royal World Series of BBQ week as nearly 500 teams converge on Kansas Speedway to fill the air with delicious smoke and light their pits feeling unbridled optimism. To preview the event, we visit with six first-time competitors about their hopes, expectations and to learn a bit about their BBQ journeys.

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The American Royal World Series of BBQ is one week away and we have a preview on Episode 130 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast. First is reigning Royal Open Grand Champions, Fred Robles of Rio Valley Meats. Fred tells us what winning the major meant to him and how things are going in the inaugural year of the Texas-based Champions Barbecue Alliance he helped create.

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On Episode 129 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast we talk it over with David Page, author of the new book “Food Americana.” David was a long-time television news producer and later created the ground-breaking television program “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”

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He’s a nuclear engineer and, now, a KCBS Grand Champion pitmaster. On Episode 128 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we take a trip to Hartsville, S.C., to tell the BBQ story of Phillip Mason of Fallout BBQ.

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t’s been far too long since we visited with Kansas City Barbeque Society CEO Emily Detwiler. We correct that on Episode 127 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, with Emily giving us her thoughts on the first two years into her run as CEO of the world’s largest BBQ organization.

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On Episode 126 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we visit with Lee Hickel, pitmaster of south Texas' Red Mule's Bad Ass BBQ. The former IBCA champion in his home state is piling up the miles taking on the KCBS circuit this season.

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Carey Bringle lost a leg to cancer at 17, but the Tennessee native didn’t let it slow him down. For a quarter-century, Bringle has been serving up BBQ as “Peg Leg Porker.” On Episode 125 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show, we visit with Carey about his BBQ roots, his Nashville restaurants and get some tailgating tips.

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On Episiode 125 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we talk it over with Joe Pearce of SLAPS BBQ, the new No. 1 team in the KCBS Team of the Year standings after the weekend.

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Harry Soo calls himself an “accidental pitmaster,” a self-proclaimed IT nerd who cooked his first BBQ contest only at the urging of co-workers. What a ride it’s been, as Harry went on to become a competition BBQ champion and a hero to many pitmasters - amateur and pro - with his vast knowledge via a large Youtube following.

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More Episodes

On Episode 122 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we catch up with our friend Craig Verhage marketing director for Royal Oak Charcoal to find out about the new Royal Oak charcoal pellets. Craig also put his BBQ “uniform” on last weekend as “The BBQ Ninja” at the Windy City Smokeout in Chicago and he gives us a recap of a festive weekend.

As the baseball season has reached the All-Star break, it’s a perfect time to chat with the co-hosts of the Baseball & BBQ Podcast, Leonard Aberman and Jeff Cohen. We discuss their show and it’s blend of two passions and the big storylines from MLB so far in 2021.

Co-hosts Steve and Lyndal also discuss the latest episode of BBQ Brawl on The Food Network and touch on a proposed KCBS rules change eliminating the minimum weight for cooking pork.


Thanks to our sponsor/marketing partners who make our show possible: Blues Hog BBQ Sauce, Royal Oak Charcoal, The Butcher Shoppe, Iowa BBQ Store, Affordable Income Tax & Payroll, DDR Fabrication, Arkassippi Smoke Live and The Arkassippi Combo, Vietti Marketing, In the Garden of Eden and The BBQ League. Special thanks to Marty “Sign Man” Prather and Domino’s Pizza, an “Official American Royal World Series of BBQ” sponsor of our team.

Have a great BBQ Week!

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