Feb 21, 2023
Welcome to Episode 199 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, where we’re joined by one of the giants of competition BBQ and the guitar business. We stick mostly to open-fire-cooking talk during a wide-ranging conversation with Sterling “Big Poppa” Ball of Big Poppa Smokers. With 46 career KCBS Grand Championships and 40 Reserve Grands in 254 lifetime competitions, plus his own line of seasons, smokers and accessories, Sterling touches on the tough environment for competition these days, the glory days of his career, his remaining goals in BBQ and compares the creative process in cooking to the music world. Remember to check out BigPoppaSmokers.com to see the latest products along with a section for recipes and tips to up your BBQ game.
Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve talk about their cooking weeks as the sunlight hours continue to lengthen and look ahead to March, when spring arrives along with a bonanza of college basketball, baseball and competition cooking.
Thanks to all our sponsors and marketing partners for making the show possible: Blues Hog BBQ Sauce, Royal Oak Charcoal, The Butcher Shoppe, Iowa BBQ Store, Proud Souls Barbecue Kansas City, Clark Crew BBQ, Affordable Financial Services, Arkassippi Smoke Live and The Arkassippi Combo, Pro Technology Solutions, Vietti Marketing, In the Garden of Eden and Marty “Sign Man” Prather.
Have a great BBQ week and thanks for listening! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm