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Tailgate Guys BBQ Show, Episode 132: Bill Heyen, Stephanie Lewis

Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast

Release Date: 09/21/2021

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It’s American Royal World Series of BBQ week and the Tailgate Guys BBQ competition team is headed to Kansas City for a great weekend! The help preview the weekend, we talk it over with one of BBQ’s great pitmasters and ambassadors, Harry Soo, who will be at Kansas Speedway helping some friends and kicking off a two-week, multi-state BBQ adventure. Harry also has launched a new line of 10 Slap Yo’ Daddy rubs and he tells us about that, plus his thoughts on cooking with beef tallow. Does it make a difference? We also bring back the roundtable discussion for first-time American Royal...

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Episode 181 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast qualifies as an All-Star edition with two of the biggest names in open-fire cooking joining us for some terrific BBQ talk. First up is Jess Pryles, who arguably knows more about meat from hoof to table than anyone on the planet. The “Hardcore Carnivore” tells us about emceeing the recent World Butcher Challenge in San Diego where teams from around the world showed their knife skills. We also visited with Jess about her summer trip to Europe, the beef tallow trend, best bangs for the buck at the meat counter and her product line that soon will...

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Imagine cooking a steak that’s worth $10,000. We talk to the man who made that a reality on Episode 180 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast as Brett Davis joins us. Brett, of Springfield, Missouri, won the big prize at the High Steaks Showdown in St. Louis underneath the Gateway Arch after a unique final round as eight finalists grilled ribeyes inside a steel-cage called “Steaktagon.” We also talk it over with one of the most-consistent cooks on the 2022 KCBS circuit. Jason Halterman from Can Country Outlaw has 14 overall top-10 finishes in 21 events and he does it with a distinctive style...

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Episode 179 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast features one of the hottest up-and-coming pitmasters on the KCBS circuit. Ryan Cain didn’t begin cooking competition BBQ until 2020, but quickly became one of the best in the backyard division of the KCBS. Now Ryan’s Damn Fine Beef & Swine, in its first series in the Master’s Division, is celebrating its first “pro” Grand Championship, at last weekend’s loaded Septemberfest in Omaha, Nebraska. Ryan discusses his BBQ journey and what’s ahead on this week’s show. It’s also time for the latest “Arkassippi Alley” segment with...

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On a special bonus edition of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, Richard Fergola of Fergolicious BBQ gives us details about his joining forces with Colorado-based Proud Souls Barbecue & Provisions. Proud Souls KC is coming, the winter. Hear the details from Richard on Episode 178 of the show. Richard also talks about his recent red-hot cooking on the KCBS circuit, including a Grand Championship last weekend in Paola, Kansas, that has vaulted Fergolicious into the Top 10 of the KCBS Team of the Year standings. Thanks to all our Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast sponsors: Blues Hog Royal Oak Charcoal...

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We’ve been overdue to visit with one of competition BBQ’s all-time greats, the man who’s known far and wide simply as "The GOAT." Episode 177 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast is a perfect time to catch up with Darren Warth of Iowa Smokey D’s BBQ after his landmark 100th KCBS Grand Championship last weekend. Darren, who's been competing since 2003, talks about regaining his laser-focus over the last month, with three recent Grand Championships to fuel his momentum and confidence entering the championship season this fall, with the American Royal World Series of BBQ which he’s won...

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Joe Pearce has been one of the world’s top pitmasters for the last decade and 2022 is no exception. Joe’s Slap's BBQ ranks No. 2 in the The Kansas City Barbeque Society Team of the Year standings after a frenetic run of success in July, with three Grand Championships in three weeks of cooking doubles. On Episode 176 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, we ask Joe about staying mentally sharp, what it’s like to cook with TV cameras around and which contest he would rather win if he could only pick one - the American Royal or The Jack? And could another SLAPS restaurant be coming to Kansas...

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Christie Vanover’s GirlsCanGrill.com is a great source of open-fire cooking knowledge, with recipes, cooking tips and videos. On Episode 175 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, Christie joins us on the show after her KCBS Grand Championship in San Juan Capistrano, California, over the weekend in a unique meat-provided competition that tested her creativity in the chicken category. Christie also discusses going to cook for the first time in The Jack Daniels World BBQ Invitational this fall after judging the event several times. Those teams who aren’t fortunate enough to earn their way into...

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Ercole Chila admits that his part of the country is better known for pizza or other culinary choices before it is for barbecue. But Chila and his Uncle Pig’s Barbecue Pit is making New Jersey proud with seven KCBS Grand Championships so far in 2022 and a No. 1 ranking in the . We welcome Ercole to Episode 174 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast to talk about his BBQ journey. It’s also time for the August edition of “Arkassippi Alley” with John Lindsey of All Q’ued Up BBQ out of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Since our last visit, John has recorded two more Steak Cookoff Association first-place...

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Imagine rolling into a KCBS competition in a pickup truck hauling one Gateway drum smoker, a table, a 10 x 10 easy up, a cooler and a tub of basic supplies. Then imagine cooking all four meats on that one drum and kicking everybody’s butts for a Grand Championship. That’s what Drew Davis of Arkansas-based Razorracks BBQ did recently at Smokin’ on the Osage in Osceola, Missouri. How did Drew do it? He tells us on Episode 173 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast. Just for grins, Drew returned to competition seven days later, cooking on his usual Jambo, and won another GC in Miami, Oklahoma....

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On Episode 132 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we visit with an American Royal World Series of BBQ Grand Champion - and even get to brag on ourselves a bit! We also tell you how you can apply to be a contestant on a popular televised BBQ program. The lowdown:

Bill Heyen took a break from fall harvest in the fertile farm fields of west-central Illinois and captained Triple H BBQ to a world championship in the American Royal Invitational over the weekend. Bill recaps how it went down at Kansas Speedway.

The 41st American Royal was an unforgettable experience for the Tailgate Guys BBQ cooking team, which made its first dive into the deep end of the BBQ water in the 467-team Open. Lyndal Scranton recaps the thrill of a 12th-place Chicken call and what it means to a podcast co-host to experience competition success on a huge stage.

Stephanie Lewis is casting producer for the American Barbecue Showdown’s Season 2, which returns to Netflix in 2022. Stephanie tells us how aspiring pitmasters can apply to be a part of the lineup, as applications at bbqshow.castingcrane.com are open now.

Co-hosts Steve Koehler and Lyndal also talk backyard cooking as autumn arrives along with a sports two-minute drill.

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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