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Tailgate Guys BBQ Show, Episode 125: Carey Bringle; Ale Yeah BBQ

Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast

Release Date: 08/03/2021

Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, Episode 161: Randy Vanslyke; Matt Abdoo & Shane McBride show art Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, Episode 161: Randy Vanslyke; Matt Abdoo & Shane McBride

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There’s a new BBQ cookbook coming out this month and it sounds like a must-have. On Episode 161 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, we find out about “Pig Beach BBQ Cookbook - Smoked, Grilled, Roasted and Sauced,” from co-authors Matt Abdoo and Shane McBride. The two classically trained chefs traded in their Michelin star kitchens to open Pig Beach BBQ restaurant in New York City and have now taken their love of open-fire cooking to the literary world with more than 50 recipes plus stories about the history of BBQ and the people who make it taste great. We also visit with Randy Vanslyke of...

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On Episode 160 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, we visit with a pitmaster who’s carving his name as one of the all-time greats and another who’s just getting started in a big way. Brad Leighninger of Gettin’ Basted, three-time KCBS Team of the Year, is leading the standings again in 2022. But next week, his focus will be on Memphis in May as he returns with Tim Scheer to the legendary contest as Team Blues Hog. The duo took home the Pork Shoulder world title a year ago and now they’re taking on Whole Hog in their Hot and Fast style on Gateway “Mega Drums.” Brad tells us about the...

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Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, Episode 159: Drew Davis, John Lindsey show art Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, Episode 159: Drew Davis, John Lindsey

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It’s clear that Drew Davis of Razorracks BBQ loves cooking in Southaven, Mississippi and the judges there enjoy Drew’s cooking. On Episode 159 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we visit with Drew about his third straight KCBS Grand Championship at the Southaven Springfest and explore some of his BBQ routines. Or are they superstitions? No matter, Drew is an outstanding cook and proves you don’t need a big, fancy trailer to get it done. Also on this week’s show is our monthly edition of “Arkassippi Alley” with John Lindsey of All Qued Up BBQ, Arkassippi Smoke Live and the...

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On Episode 158 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we take a trip to Minneapolis to visit with David Ellis, pitmaster for Machete Boys BBQ. David and his team often travels several hundred miles for most of their KCBS competitions, but in hot pursuit of a first grand championship it seems worth all the effort. We find out more about David and Machete Boys on this week’s show. Richard Fergola unveiled some big news earlier this week and he gives us the details on the April segment of “Fergie Time.” Hear about Fergolicious BBQ’s next stage of the live-fire journey and why Richard has...

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Wes Patterson and Mark Deeds spent careers in law enforcement and found BBQ as a way to break away from the stress of dealing with criminals and make new friends. Now Wes is fully retired, Mark has scaled back a bit and they’re finding success on the competition circuit as Wood Hook BBQ. The Missouri duo recently posted their second career KCBS Grand Championship and we visit with them on Episode 157 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show. We also find out about Ozarks BBQ Fest, an annual BBQ festival in Springfield, Missouri, which has a near $20,000 payout for Steak Cookoff Association and KCBS,...

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Anyone who’s cooked competition BBQ for any length of time can identify with the ups - and downs - that occur for even the most-experienced teams. Jim Self lived that on back-to-back weekends so we sought him out for Episode 156 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast. Jim tells us about his Papa Jim’s BBQ team and how he dealt with a brutally tough doubleheader weekend and followed it up with a championship showing just a week later. It’s good advice for all. Our “Under the Radar” segment, where we learn about up-and-coming teams in the BBQ world, also returns for the first time in...

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There are so many great people in BBQ who care about making life better for others and Bradley Ball is one of those. An attorney based in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Ball grew up in the Memphis area and attended Memphis in May on a regular basis. He and his brother did some competition Q. Now, the Air Force vet - still a member of the Tennessee Air National Guard - is bringing BBQ knowledge to military members all over the USA through “Firefest,” an initiative funded by charity dollars to teach, feed and put on two-meat competitions for the men and women of the armed forces. On Episode 155...

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Few we’ve met can match Sterling Smith’s enthusiasm and passion for BBQ. The pitmaster of Loot N Booty BBQ out of Scottsdale, Arizona, not only is internationally known as a championship cook with a great line of rubs and sauces, he’s an author! On Episode 154 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, Smith discusses his second book, “The Ultimate Guide to BBQ Sauces, American Classics and International Favorites.” It’s always fun to chat with “Smitty.” Also on the show, if you’re talking a tailgating combination of BBQ and Sports, then Josh Schlterman fits the bill. Josh and his...

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Paul Buob recently retired after a long career as a supervisor at Caterpillar in central Illinois. Now, he’s really able to focus on his competition BBQ efforts, with Smokin’ Ghost BBQ. On Episode 153 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we visit with Paul about his ascension in BBQ and his recent Grand Championship at the 73-team Sip & Swine BBQ Festival in Georgia. It’s also time for the March edition of “Fergie Time” as Richard Fergola of Fergolicious BBQ joins us for his monthly segment. Richard describes the cold and snowy scene cooking up samples outside the Big 12...

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Justin West enjoyed early success in competition, winning a grand championship in just his third contest. Since that time, the Texan has continued to excel in various sanctioning bodies as Hat Creek Q with perhaps his biggest prize yet the Ribs championship at the recent Houston Livestock Rodeo & BBQ Cookoff. On Episode 152 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, we visit with Justin about his BBQ journey. The KCBS season in mid-America gets rolling in March with one of the first big events a doubleheader, March 25-27, in St. Robert, Missouri. Gene Newkirk, one of the organizers of the 3rd...

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More Episodes

When Carey Bringle lost a leg to cancer at 17, the Tennessee native didn’t let it slow him down. Instead, Bringle turned his situation and BBQ knowledge into marketing genius. For a quarter-century, he’s been serving up and competing in 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 timely tailgating tips as football season nears.

We also go “Under the Radar” with another up-and-coming competition BBQ team, this time taking a trip to central Ohio to visit with Chris Pannell and Heath Bletzacker of Ale Yeah BBQ. The duo recently won their first KCBS Grand Championship and we find out more about their journey from childhood friends to KCBS professional champs.

Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve discuss backyard cooking experiences from the past week and give a review of the latest episode of Food Network’s BBQ Brawl.

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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