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Tailgate Guys BBQ Show, Episode 131: American Royal 1st-time competitors

Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast

Release Date: 09/14/2021

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Veteran competition pitmaster Richard Fergola has won dozens of contests, been on BBQ Pitmasters and Food Network’s Chopped Grillmasters. But his biggest personal accomplishment in food sport occurred recently as he won Grand Championship honors at the KCBS World Invitational. We talk it over with Richard on Episode 141 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show podcast. We also check in with Dusty Ware, co-owner of the Iowa BBQ Store in Ottumwa and pitmaster of Darty Q. Have a great Thanksgiving! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm

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We go international on Episode 139 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast as Tom Raes of Southern Dutch BBQ joins us from The Netherlands. Southern Dutch won 8 of 10 contests in Europe in 2021 to finish 6th in the final KCBS Team of the Year standings. Tom tells us about his BBQ inspirations and how Southern Dutch BBQ got its start.

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On Episode 138 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we welcome one of the leading pitmasters in KCBS in Chris Schafer of Heavy Smoke BBQ. Also, one of the world's top steak cooks in John Lindsey of All Q'ued Up and the #Arkassippi Combo.

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On Episode 137 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we visit with Dan Boles and Jamie Stuke of All Forked Up For Q. Dan and Jamie tell the team’s story, including a Grand Championship last weekend at the Border War BBQ in Osawatomie, Kansas.

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Sterling Smith of Loot N’Booty has been involved in BBQ for more than a decade. On Episode 136 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, Sterling tells us about his new book, out this week: “The Complete Barbecue Cookbook: Expert Advice and Foolproof Recipes for BBQ Perfection.”

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On Episode 135 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast we visit with Jack Daniels World BBQ Invitational Grand Champion Brad Leighninger about Gettin’ Basted’s triumph over the weekend in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

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Our American Royal World Series of Barbecue champions tour continues on Episode 133 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast as we’re joined by Grand Champion of The Open, Travis Duffy of Last Call Heroes out of Pierre, S.D.

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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.

Our first roundtable brings together Wes Garrett of Piglitically Incorrect BBQ out of Brandon, Mississippi; David Lillis of Kansas City’s Barking Dog BBQ and Brian Anglin of Who Dat BBQ out of Vermillion, South Dakota. We then bring in Chad Peterson from Mad Chad’s BBQ from Sioux City, Iowa; Jim Self of Papa Jim’s BBQ of Worden, Illinois; and the husband-wife team of Mike and Nichole Mulkey of Mulkey’s BBQ from St. Louis.

Meanwhile, co-host Lyndal talks about the Tailgate Guys BBQ team’s prep for its first Royal and Steve discusses his cooking week in the backyard, where the judges always give winning scores.

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!

#SmokeEmIfYouGotEm