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BBQs, Smokers and Grills
Sauces, Rubs, Pickles, Spices etc
One stop shops for everything BBQ
Pokey Things – Temperature Measurement
Stabby Things – Knives, swords etc
Cooking Hardware and Utensils
Burny Things – Charcoal, Wood and Pellets
Cold Smoking and Hot Smoking
Catering – Hardware and Fodder
Societies, Clubs, Magazines and Forums
Restaurants, Pop-Ups and Street Food
European BBQ Teams
Some of my favourite reads
Recommended YouTube Channels
About the Author
BBQs, Smokers and Grills
Weber – https://www.weber.com/ – Charcoal & Gas Grills & Smokers, and a Wood Pellet Grill.
Napoleon – https://www.napoleon.com/ – Charcoal and Gas BBQs.
Pro-Q Smokers – https://proqsmokers.co.uk/ – Smokers and commercial smokers.
Thuros – https://www.thueros.com/ – Stainless Steel BBQs and Smokers.
Traeger – https://www.traegergrills.com/ – Wood Pellet Smokers.
PK Grills – https://www.pkgrills.com/ – Popular aluminium grills used a lot in SCA.
Green Mountain Grills – https://greenmountaingrills.com/ – Wood Pellet Smokers.
Yoder Smokers – https://www.yodersmokers.com/ – Charcoal / Wood & Pellet Smokers.
Pit Boss Grills – https://pitboss-grills.com/ – Wood Pellet grills / smokers.
Louisiana Grills – https://louisiana-grills.com/ – Wood Pellet Smokers & Ceramic Grills.
Lang Smokers – https://langbbqsmokers.com/ – Quality American originals. The daddy.
BBQMates – https://www.bbqmates.co.uk/ – Grills & Competition Smokers.
Trailblazer BBQ – https://trailblazerbbq.com/ – Commercial & Domestic BBQ grill trailers and BBQ’s / Smokers / Grills.
Bakoa – https://www.bakoa.co.uk/ – UK based Specialist Supplier of BBQ’s & Smokers & Home of the Hamrforge and Hellrazr Beasts.
Hellrazr – https://hellrazroutdoorcooking.com/ – Home to the YAMA – Don’t drop it on your foot. Based in Canada. Imported by Bakoa – See above.
Hamrforge – https://hamrforge.com/ – Heavy weight outdoor cooking appliances. Based in Canada. Imported by Bakoa – See above.
Bristol Drum Smokers – https://bristoldrumsmokers.co.uk/ – Quality Awesome Drum Smokers from Brizzles own King of Burgers.
Midwwest BBQ Pits and Grills – https://www.facebook.com/midwestbbqpitsandgrills/ – Lovely looking bits of kit.
Gateway – https://www.gatewaydrumsmokers.com/ – Drum Smokers.
Drumbecue – https://www.drumbecue.co.uk/ – Grills & Smokers.
45-BBQ – https://45-bbq.com/ – Drum Grills.
Masterbuilt – https://www.masterbuilt.com/ – Smokers, Grills.
Southern Smokers – https://southernsmokers.godaddysites.com/ – Craft off-set Texas Smokers, made in the UK.
Meat City Smokers – https://www.facebook.com/Meat-city-smokers-101606161689282/ – Bespoke hand-built customer smokers.
Oklahoma Joe’s Smokers – https://www.oklahomajoes.com/ – Smokers & Grills.
Cactus Jack BBQ – http://www.cactus-jack.com/ – Grills and Smokers.
South West Smokers – https://www.southwestsmokers.co.uk/ – Custom Hand Crafted Smokers.
Grizzly Ovens – https://grizzlyoven.co.uk/ – Vertical Charcoal Smoker.
Smokin’ Souls – https://smokinsoul.ie/ – Smokers & Grills.
Cypress BBQ – https://www.cyprusbbq.co.uk/ – Greek Cypriot Style BBQ Grills.
Bradley Smokers – https://www.bradleysmoker.co.uk/ – Electric Smokers.
Monolith – http://www.monolith-grills.co.uk/ – Ceramic Grills.
Primo Ceramic Grills – https://primogrilluk.com/ – Ceramic Grills.
Big Green Egg – https://www.biggreenegg.co.uk/ – Ceramic Grills.
Kamadoe Joe – https://kamadojoe.co.uk/ – Ceramic Grills.
Kamado Bono – https://www.kamadobono.co.uk/ – Ceramic Grills.
OxGrills – https://www.oxgrills.co.uk/ – Beautiful Argentinian style height adjustable grills.
Sizzle Grills – https://www.sizzlegrills.co.uk/ – Asado kit to bring out your inner Gaucho.
Country Fire Kitchen – https://countryfirekitchen.com/ – Asado Grills, frames, crosses.
Kadai – https://www.kadai.co.uk/ – Lovely authentic Indian fire bowls and accessories.
Firepits – https://www.firepitsuk.co.uk/ – Very cool fire bowls, asados, and various very serious looking outdoor cooking equipment. Lovely kit.
BBQ Shack – https://www.barbecueshack.co.uk/ – A nice range including a BBQ shack, grill, smoker, and other things to make life as a serial griller nicer !
Prakti Stoves – https://the-charcoal-burner-company.myshopify.com/ – Portable grills, seen all over India.
Joy Stoves – https://shop.londonlogco.com/collections/all – Lovely cast aluminium portable stoves.
Remundi – https://www.remundi.cz/ – Plancha Grills – Czech Republic.
Sauces, Rubs & Spices
Angus and Oink – https://angusandoink.com/ – Sauces, Rubs, Curing Kits & Hardware.
Firefly BBQ – https://www.fireflybbq.eu/ – Sauces, Rubs, Spices, Hardware & Fuel.
Southern Dutch BBQ – https://southerndutchbbq.com/ – Rubs, BBQ classes, and catering.
BBQ Gourmet – https://www.bbqgourmet.co.uk/ – Rubs, Brines, Sauces and Spices.
BBQ Rubs – https://bbqworkshop.co.uk/ – Jackie Weight’ s BBQ Rubs and BBQ School.
Norfolk Smoke Pit – https://www.norfolksmokepit.com/ – Rubs from the East by Poppy !!
DJ BBQ – https://djbbq.com/ – Rubs and more from great mate DJ BBQ.
Love from the Streets – http://www.lovefromthestreets.com/ – The brainchild of the King of UK BBQ Jason Latham – BBQ Classes, Rubs, Sauces and more :
Clothing – https://www.fireflybbq.co.uk/collections/love-from-the-streets-clothing
Rubs – https://www.fireflybbq.co.uk/collections/lfts-rubs
Sauces – https://www.fireflybbq.co.uk/collections/lfts-sauces
Smithy’s Smoke Shack – https://www.smithyssmokeshack.com/ – Some great brands from this side of the pond and t’other. Rubs and more !
Rub and Roll – https://rubandroll.co.uk/ – Rubs and more.
Frank’s Red Hot – https://www.franksredhot.co.uk/ – The original and the best wing sauce without a shadow of a doubt.
Upton Cheyney Chilli Company – https://www.uptonchilli.co.uk/ – Sauces, Chillis & Rubs.
Kuhne – https://www.kuehne-international.com/ – Pickles (try the Honey ones !!), sauces and much more.
Sauce Shop – https://www.sauceshop.co/ – Sauces.
Wiltshire Chilli Farm – https://www.justchillies.co.uk/ – Sauces.
Tubby Tom’s – https://www.tubbytoms.com/ – Sauces.
Heatroot – https://www.heatroot.co.uk/ – Beetroot / Habanero Hot Sauce.
Lukata – https://www.lukata.co.uk/ – Accessories, rub sauces and more.
The Rusty BBQ Company – https://www.therustybbqco.com/shop – Rubs and home to a personal favourite of mine – Alabama White Sauce – In all it’s peppery glory.
Rollin’ Smoke American BBQ – https://rollinsmoke.co.uk/ – Rubs, Sauces, Marinades, Injections & more.
The Chilli Project – https://www.chilliproject.co.uk/ – Sauces, Pickles & Jellies.
C and M Spices – http://www.candm-mixed-spices.co.uk/ – Ever growing range from a good friend of mine.
Spices on the Web – https://spicesontheweb.co.uk/ – Spices, on the Internet.
Bad Byron’s Butt Rub – https://www.buttrub.com/ – A legendary rub.
Chilli of the Valley – https://www.chilliotv.co.uk/ – Wonderful sauces from the Valleys !
BAM Foods – https://www.bamfood.co.uk/ – Take your bacon sarnies to the next level with spicy versions of your favourite condiments.
The Chilli Alchemist – https://www.chillialchemist.co.uk/ – Potent Potions !
Big Deez ! – https://bigdeez.co.uk/ – Vegan, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.
Hot Headz – https://www.hot-headz.com/ – More hot sauces to feed your addiction.
Grim Reaper Foods – https://www.grimreaperfoods.com/ – Awesome Chilli sauces, rubs, chocolate and more.
Mr Vikkis – https://www.mrvikkis.co.uk/ – Lovely curry sauces, chutneys, pickles made in Keswick.
Mexican Grocer – https://www.mexgrocer.co.uk/ – All things mexican including wonderful sauces. Try the El Yucateco Chipotle Sauce – it’s the bomb !
The Preservation Society – https://www.thepreservationsociety.co.uk/ – Jams & Pickles from the Welsh borders. The candied Pickled Jalapenos come highly recommended.
One stop shops for everything BBQ
Black Box BBQ – https://blackboxbbq.co.uk/ – Great shop selling Traeger, MasterBuilt, Kamodo Joe, in house Cold smoking cabinets, and the wonderful Asuca Parrilla – one of the nicest tabletop Argentinian style grills you’ll ever lie eyes on.
Smithy’s Smoke Shack – https://www.smithyssmokeshack.com/ – Some great brands from this side of the pond and t’other.
Riverside Garden Center – https://www.riversidegardencentre.co.uk/ – Everything Weber and more.
Bedfordshire BBQ Center – https://www.bedsbbq.co.uk/ – BBQ stuff, in Bedfordshire !
BBQ Land – https://www.bbqland.co.uk/ – BBQ Land – Like La La Land, but much better.
BBQ World – https://www.bbqworld.co.uk/ – More BBQs than you can imagine.
SoCal – https://www.socal.co.uk/ – The south coast’s home of beauties like the Hamrforge and Hellrazr beasts among everything else.
BBQs 2u – https://www.bbqs2u.co.uk – Kamado Joe, Napoleon BBQs, Ooni Pizza ovens, Meater probes, A&O rubs and much much more.
Meat Smoke Fire – https://meatsmokefire.co.uk/ – Lovely OFYR grills and Meater products.
BBQ Supermarket – https://bbqsupermarket.co.uk/ – Various BBQ related goodies.
Wow BBQ – https://www.wowbbq.co.uk/– Weber wonderfulness.
Pro Smoke BBQ – https://prosmokebbq.co.uk/ – Cactus Jack / Oaklahoma and much more.
BBQ Europe – https://www.bbqeurope.com/ – Yoder smokers & more – based in Prague.
Hot Smoked – https://hotsmoked.co.uk/ – Hot smoking and cold smoking kit.
Cold Smoking – https://www.smokedust.co.uk/ – Cold smoking dust, cures, salami cultures and more.
Smoke Wood Shack – https://www.smokewoodshack.com/ – Got wood ? Dust, chips etc
Country Wood Smoke Sales Page – https://www.cwssales.co.uk/ – Every purchase helps CWS.
Steel Smokin – http://www.steelsmokin.co.uk/ – Kamado Steels & heat deflectors also custom grills.
Smoke and Soul – https://www.facebook.com/smokeandsoul/ – Traeger Dealer for Scotland, UK. email@example.com
Smokerig – https://www.smokerig.co.uk/ – Planchas for various grills & smokers.
Natural Heating Co. – https://www.naturalheating.co.uk/woodfiredcooking.html – Lovely Hellfire planchas and much much more.
MACs BBQ – https://www.macsbbq.com/ – Awesome products – lovely people.
Vuur & Rook (Fire & Stone) – https://www.vuurenrook.nl/ – Near Ede, NL.
Grilování – https://www.grilovani.cz/ – Czech Republic.
Pokey Things – Temperature Measurement
Meater – https://meater.com/ – Smart Wireless Thermometer with Guided Cooks.
The Meat Stick – https://themeatstick.com/ – Smart Wireless Thermometer.
Smart Fire – https://smartfirebbq.com/ – Smart temperature controller and Thermometer for many smokers.
Inkbird – https://inkbird.com/ – Wired & Wireless Thermometers.
Thermopro – https://buythermopro.com/ – Wired & Wireless Thermometers.
Thermapen – https://thermapen.co.uk/ – Handheld stabby Thermometers.
Fire Board – https://www.fireboard-eu.com/ – Smart Cloud connected Thermometer.
Stabby Things – Knives, swords etc
I.O.Shen – https://ioshen.co.uk/ – The king of Knives.
Flint and Flame – https://www.flintandflame.co.uk/ – Knives.
Ferraby Knives – https://www.ferrabyknives.co.uk/ – Beautiful handmade knives from the city of steel.
Sussex Custom Knives – https://www.facebook.com/sussexcustomknives/ – Reclaimed and beautiful knives.
Savernake Knives – https://www.savernakeknives.co.uk/ – Custom English Knife Makers.
Dalstrong – https://gb-dalstrong.glopalstore.com/ – Nice quality blades.
TOG Knives – https://www.togknives.com/ – One of my personal favourites.
Yaxell – http://www.yaxell.co.jp/global/index.html – Japanese blades.
Japanny – https://www.japanny.com/ – A selection of various Japanese bladesmiths.
Dellinger – https://dellinger.cz/en/ – Knives – Czech Republic.
Cooking Hardware & Utensils
Petromax – https://www.petromax.de/en/ – Wonderful outdoor cooking gear.
Burny Things – Charcoal, Wood & Pellets
Whittle & Flame – https://whittleandflame.co.uk/ – Traditional, sustainable distilled charcoal from the undisputed Kings of Fire.
Green Olive Wood – https://www.greenolivefirewood.co.uk/ – Charcoal.
Oxford Charcoal – https://www.oxfordcharcoal.co.uk/ – Charcoal.
Cococabana Grill Briketts – http://cococabana-grillbriketts.de/ – Charcoal.
Slate Hill Charcoal – www.slatehillcharcoal.co.uk – Sustainable British BioChar & Charcoal.
ProQ Coconut – https://proqsmokers.co.uk/collections/charcoal – Charcoal.
The Devon Charcoal Co. – https://thedevoncharcoalcompany.co.uk/ – Charcoal.
Devon Charcoal – http://devoncharcoal.co.uk/makers/ – Locally sourced Charcoal.
Big K Products – https://bigkproducts.co.uk/ – A favourite for many – Charcoal.
Globaltic – https://globaltic.ee/ – Sustainable Birchwood Charcoal from Estonia – Charcoal.
Trailblazer Charcoal – https://trailblazerbbq.com/premium-lumpwood-charcoal/ – Restaurant Grade SA Lumpwood Charcoal.
Stag British Charcoal – https://stagbritishcharcoal.co.uk/ – British Sustainable Charcoal.
American BBQ Co – https://shop.americanbbq.co.uk/bbq-pellets-26-c.asp – Pellets.
London Log Co – https://www.londonlogco.com/ – Wood, Charcoal and the wonderful little Joy Stoves.
Smoke Wood Shack – https://www.smokewoodshack.com/ – Wood.
Braai Wood UK – https://www.braaiwooduk.com/ – Braai wood, accessories and grills.
Harts of Oak – http://www.hartsofoak.co.uk/ – Logs, Charcoal and Biochar.
Local Charcoal Map – https://www.mapcustomizer.com/map/Local_charcoal_locater_UK – Find a charcoal maker near to you.
And most of the one stop shops listed above will sell / supply various brands of fuels to suit your cooking needs.
Cold Smoking / Hot Smoking
Hot Smoked – https://hotsmoked.co.uk/
Cold Smoking Dusts – https://www.smokedust.co.uk/
Cold Smoking – https://coldsmoking.co.uk/
Smoke Wood Shack – https://www.smokewoodshack.com/
ProQ (Home of the CSG – https://proqsmokers.co.uk/collections/cold-smokers
Black Box BBQ – https://blackboxbbq.co.uk/collections/cold-smokers
Catering – Hardware & Fodder
Nisbets – https://www.nisbets.co.uk/
Booker – https://www.booker.co.uk/
Costco – https://www.costco.co.uk/
Catering Appliance Superstore – https://www.catering-appliance.com/
Premium Gastro – https://www.premium-gastro.com/en/ – Czech Republic.
Societies, Clubs, Magazines & Forums
Kansas City Barbecue Society – https://www.kcbs.us/
European BBQ Challenge Cup – http://www.ebcc-cup.eu/
Steak Cookoff Association – https://www.steakcookoffs.com/
Country Wood Smoke – http://countrywoodsmoke.com/
Country Wood Smoke Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/CountryWoodSmoke/
UK BBQ Magazine – http://ukbbqmag.com/
Pit Magazine – https://www.pitmagazine.uk/
Wood Smoke Forum – https://www.woodsmokeforum.uk/
Competition BBQ UK – https://www.facebook.com/compbbquk/ & https://compbbquk.com/
Restaurants / Pop-Ups / Street Food
Hang Fire Southern Kitchen – https://hangfiresouthernkitchen.com/ – Barry Island, Wales, UK. The bestest, friendliest & tastiest BBQ in the world. RIP HF – Sorely Missed.
Quarter House Manchester – https://www.quarterhousenq.com/ – Manchester, UK.
Bare Grills – http://baregrills-smokehouse.co.uk/ – Brizzle, UK.
Danny’s Burgers – https://www.facebook.com/dannysburgersbristol/ – Brizzle, UK. Voted Burger Chef of the Year 2021, and 2nd best burger in the U.K. 2021 at the National Burger Awards. There’s a good reason why ! TRY THEM NOW !
Smashed Preston – https://www.smashedpreston.co.uk/ – Preston, UK.
El Perro Negro – https://www.el-perro-negro.com/ – Glasgow, UK. The best burger in the UK, again, and I have to agree. Nick is a wizard, and his burger action is sublime. https://dineoutmagazine.co.uk/story.php?s=2021-09-28-el-perro-negro-reclaims-the-crown-as-uks-best-burger
Big Boys Burger Co – https://bigboysburgers.co.uk/ – Dover, UK.
Woodbutchers BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/Woodbutchers-BBQ-105272347851192 – Fantastic little popup on the banks of the River Severn – The brisket is out of this world.
Djangos Smokehouse – https://djangossmokehouse.co.uk/ – Didcot, UK.
Burger & Beyond – https://burgerandbeyond.co.uk/ – London, UK.
The Beefy Boys – https://thebeefyboys.com/ – Hereford, UK.
Hills Burgers – https://www.hillsbrecon.co.uk/ – Brecon, Wales, UK.
Bejzment Burger House – https://www.bejzment.cz/en/ – Prague, Czech Republic.
Destination BBQ – https://smokeonthewaters.uk/ – Looking to become one of the UK’s premier destinations for BBQ, both old-school and the best of modern British.
Hickorys Smoke House – https://hickorys.co.uk/ – Various Locations, UK.
Wilsons BBQ – https://linktr.ee/Wilsonsbbq – Some of the finest cooking this side of the pond. Just let your eyes wander here – https://www.instagram.com/wilsons.bbq/
Red Lion Smokehouse – https://redlionsmokehouse.co.uk/ – Witney, Oxfordshire, UK.
The Cow Shed – https://www.facebook.com/TheCowShedinDidcot – Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK. Upmarket burger van selling smashing homemade “proper” burgers.
The Upton Firehouse – https://theuptonfirehouse.com/ – Burford, Oxfordshire.
Pig & Pallet – https://www.facebook.com/pigandpallet/ – Topsham, Devon, UK.
Smoke and Soul – https://www.facebook.com/smokeandsoul/ – Smokey Pop up with a residency at https://www.facebook.com/Sixdnorthabz/ – Aberdeen, UK.
Meat Monsters – https://www.meatmonsters.co.uk/ – Takeaway and Catering, Ellon, Scotland.
LuncheonMuncheon – https://www.instagram.com/luncheonmuncheon/ – Brilliant new Pop up based in Fleet, Hampshire.
I scream Taco – https://i-scream-tacos.co.uk/ – Brizzle, UK.
Bandido Burritos – https://www.facebook.com/bandidoburritosswindon/– Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Rio’s Brazilian – https://www.riosbrazilswindon.co.uk/ – Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
The White Hart – https://whitehartwitley.co.uk/ – Witley, Surrey, UK.
Dip & Flip – https://www.dipandflip.co.uk/ – #allgravy 3 locations in London. UK.
Temper – https://temperrestaurant.com/ – 3 locations in London, UK.
Smokestak – https://smokestak.co.uk/ – London, UK.
Bodean’s – http://bodeansbbq.com/ – London, UK.
Black Axe Mangal – https://www.blackaxemangal.com/ – London, UK.
Texas Joe’s – https://www.texas-joes.com/ – London, UK.
Berber & Q – https://www.berberandq.com/ – London, UK.
Bæjarins beztu pylsur – http://www.bbp.is/ – The best goddamn hot dogs on the planet. Worth the trip to Reykjavik alone.
Franklin BBQ – https://franklinbbq.com/ – Austin, Texas, USA.
Snows BBQ – https://snowsbbq.com/ – Lexington, Texas, USA.
Salt Lick BBQ – https://saltlickbbq.com/ – Various Locations, Texas, USA.
Lockhart Smokehouse – https://www.lockhartsmokehouse.com/ – Various Locations, Texas, USA.
Smitty’s Market – http://smittysmarket.com/ – Lockhart, Texas, USA.
Kreuz Market – https://kreuzmarket.com/ – Lockhart, Texas, USA.
Blacks BBQ – https://www.blacksbbq.com/ – Various Locations, Texas, USA.
Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack – http://www.jimmyjacksribshack.com/ – Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
Fat Matt’s Rib Shack – https://fatmattsribshack.net/ – Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
B’s Cracklin’ (Bryan Furman) – https://www.facebook.com/BsCracklinBBQATL/ – Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Louis Mueller BBQ – https://www.louiemuellerbarbecue.com/ – Austin, Texas, USA.
Bobs Family Butchers – http://www.bobsfamilybutchers.co.uk/
JL Butchers – https://jl-butchers.co.uk/
Turner and George – https://www.turnerandgeorge.co.uk/
Tom Hixson – https://www.tomhixson.co.uk/
Sherwood – https://www.sherwoodfoods.co.uk/
Newitts of Thame – https://www.newitt.co.uk/ – Local to me and a nice properly run family butcher.
Farmisons – https://www.farmison.com/ – Best Cumberland Sosig we’ve found online – family originally being from Silloth we are on a constant hunt for the perfect coil of goodness.
Meat Matters – https://meatmattersltd.co.uk/ – Legendary produce from a legendary producer Oliver Woolnough
Gower Salt Marsh Lamb – https://www.gowersaltmarshlamb.co.uk/ – Honestly, you think you’ve tasted good lamb. Not until you’ve tried this you haven’t !
Darts Farm – https://www.thebutchersatdartsfarm.co.uk/
John Davidson – https://www.johndavidsons.com/
David Joinson – http://www.davidjoinsonqualitymeats.co.uk/
Ifor’s Welsh Wagyu – https://iforswelshwagyu.co.uk/
Bearded Braai LTD – https://beardedbraai.square.site/ – Some rather special looking Wagyu cuts and other tempting things
Vicars Game – http://www.vicarsgame.co.uk/ – Local and very knowledgeable for me in South Oxfordshire.
Alternative Meats – https://alternativemeats.co.uk/
Warrendale Wagyu – https://warrendale-wagyu.co.uk/
Cotswold Wagyu – https://www.cotswoldwagyu.co.uk/
Trenchmore Farm – http://www.trenchmore.co.uk/
Coombe Farm Organic – https://www.coombefarmorganic.co.uk/
Emma’s Ewesful Acres – https://www.emmasewesfulacres.com/
MeatMaster Oxford – https://meatmaster.info/ – Some great Irish Grass Fed brisket that has never failed me.
BAM Bacon – https://www.bamfood.co.uk/ – Probably the best bacon in the known verse, no word of a lie.
Big Apple Hot Dogs – https://shop.bigapplehotdogs.com/ – Wonderfully meaty meatsticks for all your Hot Dog cravings, whether it be Franky or Bratty.
The Sausage Man – https://sausageman.co.uk/product-category/hot-dogs-sausages – Not an extra in a 70s risque movie, but a company supplying…. well, I’ll let you guess.
Vicars Game Sausages – http://www.vicarsgame.co.uk/sausages.html – A personal favourite of mine (just down the road from me, and a wonderful sosig).
Sweeney and Todd Pies – http://www.sweeneyandtodd.co.uk/pies/ – Probably the best pies in the known verse.
Nice to Meat – https://nicetomeat.nl/ – Almere, Netherlands.
The Great British Charcuterie – https://www.thegreatbritishcharcuterie.co.uk/
Chiltern Charcuterie – https://chiltern-charcuterie.co.uk/
The Hampshire Salami Company – https://hampshiresalami.co.uk/
North Charcuterie – https://www.facebook.com/northcharcuterie/ & https://www.northcharcuterie.co.uk/
Robinson’s Smokehouse – http://www.robinsonssmokehouse.co.uk/
Events (KCBS, IBQN and other foodie festival type thingies !)
2020 2021 – Wasn’t fun was it !
Let’s see if we can make
2021 2022 a better one !
It’s rightly quiet !
It’s still quiet.
TORO in Dante’s Hell – BBQ Competition – KCBS
March 4th – 6th 2022 – Pratovecchio – Italy
Spring Break BBQ Comp – KCBS / SCA & Whole Hog
March 26th – 27th 2022 – Lommel – Belgium
Eastern BBQ Contest – Double KCBS – Double SCA- Whole Hog SCA
April 15th -17th 2022 – Ninove – Belgium
National Burger Awards 2022
Wednesday 20th April 2022 – The Metalworks, Islington, London.
Not open to the public.
Lazy Bastards BBQ Weekender
May 13th – 15th 2022 – Burgh-le-Marsh – UK
Meetjesland International BBQ Contest – KCBS and SCA
May 14th – 15th 2022 – Aalter – Belgium
Vienna BBQ Days – BBQ Competition – Double Header KCBS
May 20th – 22nd 2022 – Vienna – Austria
Twinsmoke BBQ Competition – KCBS
July 2nd – 3rd 2022 – Vilnius – Lithuania
British Open BBQ Championship inc SCA Cookoff
June 18th – 19th 2022 – Southport – UK
British Open BBQ Championship inc SCA Cookoff
July 30th – 31st 2022 – Ascot – UK
The Big Grill Festival 2022
August 11th – 14th – Dublin – Eire
British Open BBQ Championship inc SCA Cookoff
August 20th – 21st 2022 – Colchester – UK
Meatopia – Event
September 2nd – 4th 2022 – London – UK
Smoke on the Waters – Double Header KCBS Masters Competition
September 23rd – 25th 2022 – Devon – UK
Sizzlefest – Event
September 24th 2022 – Southampton – UK
EU Events (non KCBS)
Hannover Chilli & BBQ Festival – http://chili-bbq-festival.de/english
(A personal favourite as it’s the same time as Bierfest in Markthalle !)
4th – 5th June 2022
KCBS, SCA and EBCC EU Competitions & Judges Classes Europe
All European KCBS Events cancelled until the world returns to normality – Stay Safe Everyone. Get ready for the mother of all parties.
- Enter a begin date e.g. 01/01/2020 – MM/DD/YYYY.
- Enter an end date e.g. 12/31/2020 – MM/DD/YYYY.
- Select “Show All” from the Event Type drop down box.
- Click on the “Search By Radius” button.
- Put your post code / zip code into the “Enter Zip Code, City, or Address to search by” seach box.
- Set radius to e.g. 2000 miles to see a list and map of everything happening in Europe if your postcode is UK based.
Here’s a handy screenshot of the above : (Opens in new tab).
EBCC Cup – http://www.ebcc-cup.eu/contests-2020/ – European BBQ Events and Yearly points based league.
Steak Cookoff Association – https://www.steakcookoffs.com/page-19129 – Often found alongside KCBS competitions, and a whole bunch of fun.
European BBQ Teams
Bunch of Swines – https://www.facebook.com/BunchofSwines/
Tea and Brisket – https://www.facebook.com/Teaandbrisket-493615184321486/
Uncle Tony’s Cockney Q – https://www.facebook.com/thecockneyQ/
Bardown Barbecue – https://www.facebook.com/bardownbarbeque
Miss Piggy’s BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/MissPiggysBBQ/
Rolling Smoke BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1875564529439123
Reservoir Hogs – https://www.facebook.com/Reservoir-Hogs-BBQ-Team-1577184855914187
Social Smokers – https://www.facebook.com/socialsmokersbbq
Rock Pit – https://www.facebook.com/RockPitBbq
Riviera BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/BBQUK
B & Q – https://www.facebook.com/BnQue/
Joker Smokers – https://www.facebook.com/Joker-Smokers-779181865560298
Bullet Bros – https://www.facebook.com/BulletBrothersBBQ
Smokin Salop – https://www.facebook.com/smokinsalop
Hammer & Tongs – TBC
Smoking Penguins – https://www.facebook.com/TeamSmokinPenguin
Priscilla – https://www.facebook.com/TasteTheGlitter
Miss Piggy’s – https://www.facebook.com/MissPiggysBBQ
Ditch Brisket – https://www.facebook.com/ditchbrisket
All Smoke No Knickers – https://www.facebook.com/All-Smoke-No-Knickers-1011611998858475
Pork This Way – https://www.facebook.com/PorkThisWayBBQ/
Cider pig 4 U – TBC
Taking The Brisket – https://www.facebook.com/TakingtheBrisket
BBQ Mates – https://www.facebook.com/bm.grills.smokers
Smokin Dragons – https://www.facebook.com/smokingdragonsbbq
The Barkness – https://www.facebook.com/groups/664450507087850
Grillin Gremlins – https://www.facebook.com/GrillinGremlins
Plymouth Pit Pirates – https://www.facebook.com/PlymoutPitPirates
British Bulldog – http://britishbarbecueteam.com/
Silverback Grillers – https://www.facebook.com/silverbackgrillers
Knights of the round grill – https://www.facebook.com/KnightsoftheRoundGrill
Smoked pig – https://www.facebook.com/smokedpig
JL Butcher Boys BBQ Team – https://www.facebook.com/JLButcherBoys
Angus And Oink – https://www.facebook.com/angusandoink
Crackerjack BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/andyannatbbq
Boneyard – https://www.facebook.com/boneyardbbqcrew
Close to the bone – https://www.facebook.com/CLOSETOTHEBONEBBQ
The Onesie Boyz – https://www.facebook.com/onesieboyzheadquarters
Meatpocalypse – https://www.facebook.com/Meatpocalypsebbq
Lerrapin Station – https://www.facebook.com/Lerrapin.Station
BBQ team Laurentius – https://www.facebook.com/bbqteamlaurentius/
Five Q BBQ Team – https://www.facebook.com/fiveq.barbequeteam
BBQ Rangers Belgium – https://www.facebook.com/BBQRANGERSBELGIUM/
Wettels on Fire – https://www.facebook.com/WettelsOnFire/
Southern Dutch BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/SouthernDutchBbq/
IQ BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/iQbbq/
M&G BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/MGBBQ/
The Dutch BBQ Crew – https://www.facebook.com/DutchBBQCrew/
Back Corner BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/BackcornerBBQ/
Pure BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/PureBBQ/
Parkstad Smokers – https://www.facebook.com/ParkstadSmokers/
De Rokende Règâhs – https://www.facebook.com/DeRokendeRegahs/
Bughouse BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/Bughouse-bbqteam-148098835841036/
De Vliegende Hollander BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/VliegendeHollanderBBQ/
Sun City Szeged BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/suncitybbq/ – Hungary
Friuli Violent Grillers – https://www.facebook.com/friuliviolentgrillers/ – Italy
Luna Smoke BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/Luna-Smoke-Bbq-Team-560716794402174/ – Italy
Sticky Fingers BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/StickyFingersBBQTeam/ – Italy
Bros Hog BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/broshog/ – Italy
Knockstone BBQ Team – https://www.facebook.com/Knockstonebbq/ – Austria
Egghead BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/erwinelke/ – Austria
Baldicue – https://www.facebook.com/baldicue/ – Austria
UK BBQ School – http://ukbbqschool.com/
Hoggy’s Grill – https://www.hoggysgrill.com/
Destination BBQ – https://smokeonthewaters.uk/events/
Angus & Oink – https://angusandoink.com/collections/a-o-bbq-school
BBQ Workshop – https://bbqworkshop.co.uk/
Wow BBQ – https://www.wowbbq.co.uk/categories/bbq-courses
London BBQ School – https://www.londonbarbecueschool.co.uk/
Riverside BBQ School – https://www.riversidebbqschool.co.uk/
Meat Smoke Fire – https://meatsmokefire.co.uk/big-green-egg-cooking-classes/
Riverside Garden Centre – https://www.riversidegardencentre.co.uk/events.html
Some of my favourite reads
Available at all good bookshops, and some bad ones as well.
Not an exhaustive list, and not all BBQ, but books that I own, that have inspired or influenced me.
Food and Fire – Marcus Bawdon – ISBN: 978 1 9110 2688 4
Grill Stock – Jon Finch & Ben Merrington – ISBN: 978 0 75156301 6
The Burger Book – DJ BBQ – ISBN: 978 1 7871 3364 8
The Hang Fire Cookbook – Sam Evans & Shauna Guinn – ISBN: 978 1 8494 9765 7
Fire Food – DJ BBQ – ISBN: 9781 7871 3154 5
Hawksmoor At Home – Huw Gott, Will Beckett & Richard Turner – ISBN: 978 1 8480 9335 5
Korean BBQ – Bill Kim & Chandra Ram – ISBN: 978 0 3995 8078 9
Larousse Gastronomique – Prosper Montagné – ISBN: 978 0 6006 1698 6
The Cook Book Berber & Q – Josh Katz – ISBN: 978 1 7850 3528 9
India – Rick Stein – ISBN: 978 1 8499 0578 7
From Venice to Istanbul – Rick Stein – ISBN: 978 1 8499 0860 3
Far Eastern Odyssey – Rick Stein – ISBN: 978 1 8499 0337 0
Long Weekends – Rick Stein – ISBN: 978 1 7859 4092 7
Seafood Lovers Guide – Rick Stein – ISBN: 0 563 55152 6
Tapas – Love Food – ISBN: 978 1 4454 0759 3
Tacopedia – Deborah Holtz & Juan Carlon Mena – ISBN: 978 0 7148 7047 2
Franklin Barbecue – Aaron Franklin & Jordan Mackay – ISBN: 978 1 6077 4720 8
The Curry Guy / The Curry Guy Easy – Dan Toombs – ISBN: 978 1 7871 3521 5
Momofuku – David Chang & Peter Meehan – ISBN: 978 1 9066 5035 3
Chicken & Charcoal, Yakitori, Yardbird HK – Matt Abergel – ISBN: 978 0 7148 7645 0
Hawksmoor Restaurants & Recipes – Huw Gott & Will Beckett – ISBN: 978 1 8480 9456 7
Ottolenghi Simple – Yotam Ottolenghi – ISBN:978 1 7850 31116 8
Practical Japanese Cooking – Shizuo Tsuji & Koichiro Hata – ISBN: 0 87011 762 9
The Complete Nose to Tail – Fergus Henderson & Justin Piers Gellatly – ISBN: 978 1 4088 0916 7
The Book of St.John – Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver – ISBN: 978 1 5291 0321 2
Steak – Mark Schatzker – ISBN: 978 1 9029 32538
…. and everything that was penned to paper, narrated by, and filmed to camera by the utter legend and hero of mine : Anthony Bourdain – RIP. June 25th 1956 – June 8th 2018.
“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.” – AB
Recommended YouTube Channels
Country Wood Smoke – https://www.youtube.com/user/CountryWoodSmoke
The Smokin’Elk – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0wtcrrCtKcJsby8-lL0HhQ/
KCBS – https://www.youtube.com/c/kansascitybarbequesociety
BBQ Pit Boys – https://www.youtube.com/user/BarbecueWeb/
All things BBQ – https://www.youtube.com/user/allthingsbbq
How to BBQ Right – https://www.youtube.com/user/howtobbqright/
Ballistic BBQ – https://www.youtube.com/user/sd4547/
DJ BBQ – https://www.youtube.com/user/raduk8/ – Warning : Contains Graphic Spandex.
Smokey Ribs BBQ – https://www.youtube.com/user/Smokyribs1/
T-Roy Cooks – https://www.youtube.com/user/spacecowboytx/
Stoked on Smoke – https://www.youtube.com/user/StokedOnSmoke/
Kosmos Q – https://www.youtube.com/user/KosmosQ1/
Beef Loving Texans – https://www.youtube.com/user/TexasBeefCouncil/
Backyard BBQ Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/BBQFOOD4U/
BBQ Tricks – https://www.youtube.com/user/BarbecueTricks
Mothers BBQ – https://www.youtube.com/user/mothersbbq
Adrenaline BBQ – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2kWUd9CXbrBGVfRk-py0eQ/
White Thunder – https://www.youtube.com/user/ned123421/
Amazing Ribs – https://www.youtube.com/user/ribmeister
Smoked Reb – https://www.youtube.com/user/SmokedReb/
BBQ iT – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPJwVjwRr3G7AZehQ-EaJeA/
GrillGrate – https://www.youtube.com/user/grillgrate/
Smoked Meat with Jef – https://www.youtube.com/user/SmokedMeatWithJef
From Sauces to Skewers, some considered and honest reviews of kit that I own and products that I buy.
Links to some snaps of the KCBS and IBQN BBQ competitions I have judged across Europe.
About the Author
So, a brief hello from me.
I’m David W Brown, Dave to many, or just simply Brownz to many more.
I’ve been a keen amateur BBQer for about 10 years now.
Like most, I fell totally in love with the kiss of flavour that fire and smoke can impart to pretty much any food you care to choose.
I qualified as a Kansas City Barbecue Society Certified Barbecue Judge in early 2019 after having volunteered at various events for a couple of years. I also completed the Certified Table Captain course at the same time.
I love to travel, read, cook and socialise, so I don’t think there is a better hobby to have than BBQ.
If you want to get on this list then just ping me an email at the address below. This list is strictly “not for profit” and “ad free”, and that is how it shall remain. I’ve put it together to act as a resource for all, from those taking their first steps on their smokey journey, to the seasoned competition pros. I am however always happy to receive token gestures or small gifts for review. I pay for the web-hosting out of my own pocket and keep this list up to date on a daily basis just for the love of “Que”.
You can contact me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Just in case you ever need to identify me, then hug / kiss / punch me in real life, I’m the ginger bearded thorn with the rose below – Sam Evans (TV star, BBQ legend, super talented chef, award winning author and one half of the wonderful Sam & Shauna from Hang Fire Southern Kitchen). Miss seeing these two – a year without a cwtch from these girls is soul destroying ! Fingers crossed for normality soon.
(c) 2021 – David W Brown