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Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast

Feb 2, 2022

He’s one of the great people we’ve met in BBQ, along with being one of the top pitmasters and it’s an honor to welcome Fred Robles of Rio Valley Meats back to the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast Episode 147. The 2020 American Royal World Series of BBQ Open Grand Champion added another big one to his collection recently as he earned GC honors at the 298-team San Antonio Rodeo & BBQ Cookoff. Fred also discusses Year 2 of the Champions BBQ Alliance and the state of the meat business.

Ever want to cook a contest indoors? Ryan Suydam did just that recently as he and the southern-Illinois based Hickory Stick BBQ Team earned the championship at the When Pigs Fly BBQ Bash in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, inside the Show-Me Center. Ryan tells us about that experience and Hickory’s Stick BBQ’s busy cooking schedule the last couple of years.

Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve discuss pre-snowstorm cooks they squeezed in and talk Kansas City Chiefs demise and how Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid let Chiefs Kingdom down.

A big thanks to our great sponsor/marketing partners who make Season 4 of the show possible: Blues Hog BBQ Sauce, Royal Oak Charcoal, The Butcher Shoppe, Iowa BBQ Store, Fergolicious BBQ, Affordable Financial Services, Arkassippi Smoke Live and The Arkassippi Combo and Pro Technology Solutions.

We still have room for a couple of more sponsors. Contact me at for more info. Have a great BBQ Week and thanks for listening! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm