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Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast

Jul 20, 2021

Harry Soo calls himself an “accidental pitmaster,” a self-proclaimed IT nerd who cooked his first BBQ contest only at the urging of co-workers. What a ride it’s been, as Harry went on to become a competition BBQ champion and a hero to many pitmasters - amateur and pro - with his vast knowledge via a large...


Jun 2, 2021

If you follow competition BBQ you know him. If you cook in the backyard, you might have used his products. Either way, it’s been far too long since we visited with Sterling Ball the “Big Poppa” in Big Poppa Smokers. We fix that on Episode 116 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show and have a terrific conversation with...


Apr 14, 2021

When Thomas Gearhart of California’s Mudville BBQ won the 2019 American Royal Invitational Grand Championship, he figured to ride that momentum into the new season. Instead, the pandemic wiped out almost all competition BBQ on the West Coast in 2020. We catch up with Thomas on Episode 109 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show...


Apr 6, 2021

Less than a year ago, Marissa Ouverson had never competed in a Steak Cookoff Association event. Now, she’s a World Champion after taking down the $10,000 first prize at the SCA World Championships last month in Fort Worth, Texas. We talk to Marissa, a 21-year-old student at Iowa State University, about her journey on...


Mar 31, 2021

It’s always fun to see new televised BBQ shows roll out and learn about the competitors. On Episode 107 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we visit with Atlanta’s Nikki Rowland, a third-generation pitmaster and personal chef who is one of the contestants on the new Discovery-Plus show Moonshiners: Smoke...