Brownz’s BBQ Bible

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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
Butchers
Charcuterie
UK Events
EU Events (non KCBS)
KCBS Competitions and Judges Classes Europe
European BBQ Teams
BBQ Classes
Some of my favourite reads
Recommended YouTube Channels
Product Reviews
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.

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/ – Drum Smokers.

Lincoln drum Smokers – https://lincolndrumsmokers.com/ – Drum Smokers & Kits.

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.

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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://bbqrubs.co.uk/ – Jackie Weight’ s BBQ Rubs.

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.

Sauce Shop – https://www.sauceshop.co/ – Sauces.

Wiltshire Chilli Farm – https://www.justchillies.co.uk/ – Sauces.

Tubby Tom’s – https://www.tubbytoms.com/ – Sauces.

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.

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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. info@smokeandsoul.co.uk

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.

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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://www.ink-bird.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.

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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.

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Cooking Hardware & Utensils

Petromax – https://www.petromax.de/en/ – Wonderful outdoor cooking gear.

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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.

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.

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.

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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

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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.

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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/

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Restaurants / Pop-Ups / Street Food

Hang Fire Southern Kitchen – https://hangfiresouthernkitchen.com/ – Barry Island, Wales, UK. The bestest, friendliest & tastiest BBQ in the world.

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.

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.

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.
https://smokeonthewaters.uk/smokehouse-menu/
https://smokeonthewaters.uk/new-british-bbq-menu/
Atherington, Devon.

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.

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.

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.

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Butchers

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/

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.

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Charcuterie

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/

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UK Events (KCBS, IBQN and others !)

2020 – Wasn’t fun was it !

Let’s see if we can make 2021 a better one !

The 6th Annual Chilli Wars
Upton Cheyney, Bristol
https://www.facebook.com/events/462742141329533/
27th February 2021

Pengrillie 2021
https://www.facebook.com/PenGrillie/
Saltash, Cornwall
TBC

Brisket King 2021
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brisket-king-london-2021-tickets-72766545697
London
Postponed

American Speedfest 8
Brands Hatch, Kent.
IBQN Competition
https://www.speedfest.co.uk/
3rd – 4th July 2021

New for this year !!
Smoke and Fire Festival 2021
www.smokeandfirefestival.com
Colchester. Essex
20th – 22nd August 2021
Including the British Open BBQ Championships
https://www.smokeandfirefestival.com/british-open-bbq-championship/
Feast of Fire live demo stage, Live music, Food Challenges, Pop up caterers, UK BBQ Industry Awards, some fantastic retailers and much much more. This is going to be massive.

Meatopia
https://meatopia.co.uk/
Tobacco Dock London
3rd – 5th September 2021

WingFest 2021
https://www.facebook.com/wingfestuk/
London – 24th – 25th July 2021
Manchester – 14th – 15th August 2021
Bristol – 11th – 12th September 2010
https://www.wingfest.co.uk/

Shrewsbury Food Festival
https://www.shrewsburyfoodfestival.co.uk/
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
4th – 5th September 2021

Smoke on the Waters
http://www.smokeonthewaters.uk/
Atherington, Devon
KCBS Sanctioned Contest
Note – Not open to the public
4th – 5th September 2021

FIRE COOK OF THE YEAR™ 2021
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fire-cook-of-the-yeartm-2021-tickets-71278206033
Atherington, Devon
Note – Very much open to the public – bring everyone with you !
24th – 26th September 2021

Destination BBQ
https://smokeonthewaters.uk/
Listings, Links & Info for all of the Courses, Competitions & unique outdoor cooking experience short breaks being hosted at a wonderful venue in lovely North Devon.
https://smokeonthewaters.uk/events/
All year round including the brrr months see below :

9 OCTOBER 2021
‘Wombling BBQ’ – with Simon Dyer
Enjoy a course in creative BBQ with the original Womble! reusing, up cycling, inventing, making & cooking on equipment built and adapted from everyday items you can find cheap or for free. From foot pump powered furnace grills to homemade drum smokers Simon will take you on a journey through his imaginative approach & cook…

13 NOVEMBER 2021
One Night Stand – Jason Latham takeover
We are pleased to Welcome renowned Pitmaster and Manchester BBQ legend, Jason Latham for our Guest Chef night. Jasons food is famed for its vibrant explosion of flavours, colours and stunning twists on some amazing dishes. Book early as seats limited for a six course special menu. Full licensed bar all evening.

27 NOVEMBER 2021
Smokin’ Soul – Demo Day & Evening Feast
We are very pleased to have the Smokin’ Soul lads over from Ireland for a very special event. Pat & Jim will be hosting a day of demonstrations and hands on learning about their amazing range of high quality grills, smokers and BBQs all designed for serious use and built to the highest standards by…

27 NOVEMBER 2021 – 28 NOVEMBER 2021
Q’minati #1
Private gathering of the BBQ faithful – This one is an Autumnal chance to look at hearty pot cooked dishes & roast some nuts around the fire. Closed event – SOLD OUT

11 DECEMBER 2021
Lean Brisket BBQ Course
Come and learn how to absolutely smash the cooking of briskets every time! This course will bust the myth, give you the facts and information you need, in a hands on workshop style. Cost includes camping, additional catering during the day and a whole packer brisket which you will cook to take home and impress your friends & family!

5 FEBRUARY 2022
Smokehouse Full Menu Dining Night
We are open for an evening of warm welcomes, great atmosphere and eating from our full Smokehouse Menu. Pre bookings only with limited seats so booking fast is recommended. All food cooked fresh to order. Full licensed bar. Book your seats & food on the Smokehouse Menu page. Camping options and local accommodation links on…

12 FEBRUARY 2022
Smokin’ Soul – Demo Day & Evening Feast
We are very pleased to have the Smokin’ Soul lads over from Ireland for a very special event. Pat & Jim will be hosting a day of demonstrations and hands on learning about their amazing range of high quality grills, smokers and BBQs all designed for serious use and built to the highest standards by…

19 FEBRUARY 2022
One Night Stand – Origins BBQ takeover
We are very pleased to Welcome our Cornish Friends Origins BBQ for this Guest Chef takeover. Beautiful fire cooked foods featuring seasonal ingredients and meats of the very highest quality make this a real treat. Book early as seats limited. Full licensed bar all evening.

5 MARCH 2022
‘New British BBQ’ Dining Menu
Come and enjoy a unique menu showcasing new British BBQ at its best featuring imaginative dishes cooked with fire. Pre bookings only with limited seats so booking fast is recommended. All food cooked fresh to order. Full licensed bar. Book your seats & food on the New British BBQ Menu page. Camping options and local…

12 MARCH 2022 – 13 MARCH 2022
Q’minati #2
Private gathering of the BBQ faithful – This one is all about skewers & Kebabs in preparation for the ides of March! Closed event – SOLD OUT

26 MARCH 2022
Whole Hog Barbecue Day
Join us for one of our our unique, hands on, whole Hog barbecue days. This deep dive into the ‘One True Barbecue’ will be led by John, who has cooked hundreds of pigs this way for many years. He will be running through every detail of our whole hog barbecue from the butchering, prep secrets,…

2 APRIL 2022
Smokehouse Full Menu Dining Night
We are open for an evening of warm welcomes, great atmosphere and eating from our full Smokehouse Menu. Pre bookings only with limited seats so booking fast is recommended. All food cooked fresh to order. Full licensed bar. Book your seats & food on the Smokehouse Menu page. Camping options and local accommodation links on Homepage.

9 APRIL 2022
Competition BBQ Cooking Course – with Tony Northover
Learn the secrets of competition BBQ with one of the best on the scene. The classic Comp rounds of Brisket, Ribs, Pork & Chicken all demystified so you will know how to get that tenderness, that sweet & that heat, bite through chicken skin & clean bone rib bites. Hints, tips & solid advice on…

16 APRIL 2022
One Night Stand – Nic Townsend takeover
Although he usually doesn’t trumpet his, formidable, skills, Nic is one of the most experienced BBQ Chefs around. Years of experience in professional Kitchens under some of the true greats have seen a level of craft and care that always leads to truly exceptional dishes. We have encouraged Nic to unleash these fire cooking skills…

1 MAY 2022 – 2 MAY 2022
‘Fire Cook of the Year’ 2022
Back to its rightful place in the seasonal calendar,

7 MAY 2022
‘New British BBQ’ Dining Menu
Come and enjoy a unique menu showcasing new British BBQ at its best featuring imaginative dishes cooked with fire. Pre bookings only with limited seats so booking fast is recommended. All food cooked fresh to order. Full licensed bar. Book your seats & food on the New British BBQ Menu page. Camping options and local…

20 MAY 2022 – 22 MAY 2022
Jason Latham – ‘Love from the Streets BBQ course Weekender’
A full weekend learner every trick in the BBQ book with acclaimed pit master and all round BBQ legend Jason Latham. A full weekend of Fun, Food and Fire with a whole host of goodies thrown in.

28 MAY 2022 – 29 MAY 2022
‘Butchery to BBQ’ – with James Lowe
Learn which cuts to chose & how to prepare them when creating classic BBQ, plus some other interesting options to seek out from James’ great knowledge as both a master butcher & keen BBQ cook. This Course includes great butchery demonstrations & tuition as well as cookery of the prepared joints, feasting along the way…

4 JUNE 2022
Smokehouse Full Menu Dining Night
We are open for an evening of warm welcomes, great atmosphere and eating from our full Smokehouse Menu. Pre bookings only with limited seats so booking fast is recommended. All food cooked fresh to order. Full licensed bar. Book your seats & food on the Smokehouse Menu page. Camping options and local accommodation links on Homepage.

17 JUNE 2022
‘KuBBQ’ – Barbecue, Beers & Viking Games!
Join us for a relaxed midsummer day featuring an open Kubb tournament with whole hog Pig Pickin’ and wings from the pit and flagons of ale from the bar! Kubb will be played on the two lawn terraces for those fancying a go at this great game of skill (helpfully requiring no athleticism and which…

2 JULY 2022
‘New British BBQ’ Dining Menu
Come and enjoy a unique menu showcasing new British BBQ at its best featuring imaginative dishes cooked with fire. Pre bookings only with limited seats so booking fast is recommended. All food cooked fresh to order. Full licensed bar. Book your seats & food on the New British BBQ Menu page. Camping options and local…

15 JULY 2022 – 17 JULY 2022
Jason Latham – ‘Love from the streets BBQ Course Weekender’
If you are going to learn how to BBQ like an expert, then you really need to learn from one! Multi award winning chef & BBQ Pitmaster, Jason Latham, is just the guy to teach you! Who better to learn from than someone with 27 years experience in commercial kitchens, the driving force behind MCR…

6 AUGUST 2022
Smokehouse Full Menu Dining Night
We are open for an evening of warm welcomes, great atmosphere and eating from our full Smokehouse Menu. Pre bookings only with limited seats so booking fast is recommended. All food cooked fresh to order. Full licensed bar. Book your seats & food on the Smokehouse Menu page. Camping options and local accommodation links on Homepage.

23 SEPTEMBER 2022 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2022
Jason Latham – ‘Love from the Streets BBQ Course Weekender’
If you are going to learn how to BBQ like an expert, then you really need to learn from one! Multi award winning chef & BBQ Pitmaster, Jason Latham, is just the guy to teach you! Who better to learn from than someone with 27 years experience in commercial kitchens, the driving force behind MCR…

1 OCTOBER 2022
Smokehouse Full Menu Dining Night
We are open for an evening of warm welcomes, great atmosphere and eating from our full Smokehouse Menu. Pre bookings only with limited seats so booking fast is recommended. All food cooked fresh to order. Full licensed bar. Book your seats & food on the Smokehouse Menu page. Camping options and local accommodation links on Homepage.

5 NOVEMBER 2022
‘Bonfire Night BBQ’ Dining Menu
Come and enjoy a very special one off menu all cooked over a roaring warm fire in our courtyard. Pre bookings only with limited seats so booking fast is recommended. All food cooked fresh to order. Full licensed bar. Camping options and local accommodation links on Homepage.

3 DECEMBER 2022
Smokehouse Full Dining Night
We are open for an evening of warm welcomes, great atmosphere and eating from our full Smokehouse Menu. Pre bookings only with limited seats so booking fast is recommended. All food cooked fresh to order. Full licensed bar. Book your seats & food on the Smokehouse Menu page. Camping options and local accommodation links on Homepage.

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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

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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.

KCBS – https://mms.kcbs.us/members/evr_search.php?org_id=KCBA

  1. Enter a begin date e.g. 01/01/2020 – MM/DD/YYYY.
  2. Enter an end date e.g. 12/31/2020 – MM/DD/YYYY.
  3. Select “Show All” from the Event Type drop down box.
  4. Click on the “Search By Radius” button.
  5. Put your post code / zip code into the “Enter Zip Code, City, or Address to search by” seach box.
  6. 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).
    http://www.gpoc.co.uk/ohtwo/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/kcbssearch.jpg

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.

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European BBQ Teams

UK

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

McSlims –https://www.facebook.com/Mc-Slims-BBQ-389323444501927

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

Belgium

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/

Netherlands

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/

Germany

White Squirrel BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/Whitesquirrelbbq/

Dragon BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/dragonbbqteam/

Cooklounge BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/CookloungeBBQ/

Hungary

Sun City Szeged BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/suncitybbq/ – Hungary

Italy

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

Austria

Knockstone BBQ Team – https://www.facebook.com/Knockstonebbq/ – Austria

Egghead BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/erwinelke/ – Austria

Baldicue – https://www.facebook.com/baldicue/ – Austria

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BBQ Classes

UK BBQ School – http://ukbbqschool.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

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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

Anthony Bourdain and Iggy Pop © Max Vadukul
Anthony Bourdain and Iggy Pop © Max Vadukul

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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

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Product Reviews

From Sauces to Skewers, some considered and honest reviews of kit that I own and products that I buy.

Review #1 – Meater Block
Review #2 – Firefly Competition Cherry BBQ Sauce
Review #3 – Alabama White Sauce from The Rusty BBQ Company
Review #4 – PKGO Grill – Coming Soon
Review #5 – Traeger D2 780

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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 : pitmaster@brownz-bbq.com

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.

(Photo courtesy of Sam Evans – Hang Fire)

(c) 2021 – David W Brown