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In this podcast I will be chatting to experts in all areas of BBQ. The purpose of this podcast is to help people to once again claim the title King of the Grill and have a hell of a lot of fun doing it!

The Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast Ben Arnot

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    • 4.9 • 65 Ratings

In this podcast I will be chatting to experts in all areas of BBQ. The purpose of this podcast is to help people to once again claim the title King of the Grill and have a hell of a lot of fun doing it!

    Making BBQ Rubs and Winning Trophies | Steven West | Moist BBQ

    Making BBQ Rubs and Winning Trophies | Steven West | Moist BBQ

    There’s not much that Steven West of Moist BBQ enjoys more than going to a BBQ Competition. Except of course winning a trophy at that BBQ competition. Using his own BBQ rubs of course! Steven is the pitmaster and team captain of Moist BBQ, a competition BBQ team that enjoys a good reputation on the circuit. Be it a low and slow Australasian Barbecue Alliance competition, or a Steak Cookoff Association competition, Steven and his team are up for the challenge and are regularly at the pointy end of the board. In fact, they are currently waiting for the next World Championship round of the Steak Cookoff Association, having won a ‘Golden Ticket’ invitation to head to the United States and represent Australia, cooking up the perfect ribeye steak. Off the back of his competition BBQ successes, Steven has also founded Slow Burner BBQ, a BBQ rub company whose spice rubs are on high rotation here at Smoking Hot Confessions. 
    In this full episode of the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast, Steven and I get into:
    How Steven got into barbeque and how Moist BBQ got started (1:31) How Moist BBQ keep up on trends in competition BBQ and the wider food scene (12:34) Their recent successes at Meatstock Melbourne (15:25) What he thinks about a quadruple Steak Cookoff Association competition (22:49) How he started his rub business Slow Burner BBQ (26:26) Steven’s best tips for starting a BBQ rub business (41:50) Barbe Con is here! The world's first live online BBQ summit is just around the corner and we have three goals - to save you time, save you money and to become the envy of friends and family. We have the best BBQ pitmasters and BBQ business owners from around the country as well as one or two international guests and we’re bringing them into your living rooms, LIVE! A two day event, the first day is dedicated to cooking BBQ, and the second day is dedicated to the business of BBQ. We’re bringing you cooking demonstrations on Saturday and business presentations on Sunday. Get your tickets now:

    https://barbecon.eventbrite.com.au

    • 55 min
    Broke to $50M USD | Darian 'Kosmo' Khosravi | Kosmo's Q

    Broke to $50M USD | Darian 'Kosmo' Khosravi | Kosmo's Q

    You have a dream. You’re onto something. You can feel it in your bones. You just have to get there. But there’s a problem. Money makes the world go round, and you don’t have much of it. In fact, you only $500 left on your last good credit card. Do you back yourself and go all in, or do you play it safe and bow out while you still can? 
    One man who chose to roll the dice is Darian Khosravi. The result? Kosmo’s Q. And the rest, as they say, is history. Kosmo developed his products on the competition BBQ circuit, starting with small batches for friendly competitors, taking on their feedback and that of judges and refining his recipes. His success at BBQ competition after BBQ competition was evidence of his hard work, and the slogan ‘It just wins’ became cemented in the minds of BBQ enthusiasts everywhere. 
    In this full episode of the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast, Kosmo and I get into:
    How Darian likes to cook his catfish (1:42) Overcoming being a burns victim as a child (8:54) What is was like winning the World BBQ Championships (16:08) The story that inspires him to keep going with his business ventures (26:55) The Kosmo’s Q Food Truck (35:54) The journey from $500 to $50M (40:02) Kosmo’s Q Top Tips and Tricks for BBQ Success (48:57) Barbe Con is here! The world's first live online BBQ summit is just around the corner and we have three goals - to save you time, save you money and to become the envy of friends and family. We have the best BBQ pitmasters and BBQ business owners from around the country as well as one or two international guests and we’re bringing them into your living rooms, LIVE! A two day event, the first day is dedicated to cooking BBQ, and the second day is dedicated to the business of BBQ. We’re bringing you cooking demonstrations on Saturday and business presentations on Sunday. Get your tickets now:

    https://barbecon.eventbrite.com.au
    #kosmosq #bbqindustry #bbqbsuiness #businesssuccess #competitionbbq #bbqcompetition #meat #smokedmeat

    • 57 min
    Game Meat, Sustainability and Barbecue | Rob Gallina

    Game Meat, Sustainability and Barbecue | Rob Gallina

    Game meat isn’t for everybody. Atleast, it hasn’t been historically. However one man, Rob Gallina, is set to change that. He’s a builder, contract shooter and BBQ freak who loves nothing more than getting out in the bush for a few weeks at a time and living off the land. Yes, you read that right - he hunts, catches, cleans and cooks what he eats. He’s also the founder of Game On Enterprises, which takes people out into the bush and teaches them how to be self-sufficient in the bush, and live sustainably. He also offers classes, and even has his own range of BBQ rubs, that aim to combine delicious traditional BBQ flavours with game meat to create an industry niche with sustainability at its core. 
    In this full episode of the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast, Rob and I get into:
    The good time he had at Meatstock Toowoomba (0:31) Bringing sustainability to the BBQ world (7:06) Life as a contract shooter (13:54) Taking Big Moe Cason out into the Aussie bush (18:47) The rising trend in self-sufficiency classes (22:25) How his BBQ business, Game On Enterprises came about (28:13) A new idea for competition BBQ categories (35:00) Steps toward sustainability you can take (49:08) Barbe Con is here! The world's first live online BBQ summit is just around the corner and we have three goals - to save you time, save you money and to become the envy of friends and family. We have the best BBQ pitmasters and BBQ business owners from around the country as well as one or two international guests and we’re bringing them into your living rooms, LIVE! A two day event, the first day is dedicated to cooking BBQ, and the second day is dedicated to the business of BBQ. We’re bringing you cooking demonstrations on Saturday and business presentations on Sunday. Early Bird tickets go on sale Friday the 9th of July. Head to our website to get your tickets now:

    https://www.smokinghotconfessions.com/barbecon
     

    • 59 min
    Remembering the Missing History of Barbecue | Dr Howard Conyers

    Remembering the Missing History of Barbecue | Dr Howard Conyers

    When asked for their best piece of advice, many BBQ pitmasters will pause, reflect, and say ‘Relax, it’s not rocket science.’ Except, sometimes it is. Such is the case for Dr Howard Conyers, a pitmaster from South Carolina, currently living in Louisiana. Why Louisiana? Because by day, Dr Conyers is a rocket scientist for NASA. Yep, during the week he sends rockets worth countless millions of dollars hurtling through space, and on the weekends, cooks whole hog in the most traditional of ways and teaching the missing history of barbecue on his family farm as part of The 100 Acres Project. Dr Conyers is truly a Guardian of BBQ and The 100 Acres Project is an initiative of his BBQ operation, Conyers Family BBQ. Cooking under his own name is a right that was denied his ancestors and this is the driving motivation behind everything Dr Conyers does. 
    In this full episode of the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast, Dr Conyers and I get into:
    Life as a NASA Rocket Scientist (1:18) The story behind his BBQ nickname ‘The Guardian of Tradition’ (7:43) Creating the Kingsford Preserve the Pit Program (15:07) The Conyers Family BBQ LLC (25:34) The Hundred Acres Project (36:40) Dr Conyers’ lesson on the missing history of barbecue (46:34) Barbe Con is coming! We’re bringing the best BBQ Pitmasters and BBQ Business Owners from around the country live into your living room. We’re going to help you save time, save money and become the envy of friends and family. PreRegistrations are open now. So to be the first to know when tickets become available, Early Bird deals, specials, presenter announcements and more, head on over to the website below and register your interest. See you soon!
    https://smokinghotconfessions.com/barbeconprereg/
     

    • 59 min
    KCBS Competitions in the West | Julie-ann Tindall-Davies

    KCBS Competitions in the West | Julie-ann Tindall-Davies

    Julie-ann Tindall-Davies returns in this very special episode of our BBQ Podcast. If you’ve been listening to the show for a while, you’ll know that she’s one half of the dynamic duo behind JAGRD Woodfired, one of the most successful smoker manufacturers in the country. Their competition team was also awarded the KCBS International Brisket Team of the Year in 2020. Recently, she’s taken over the running of the Smokin’ Charity BBQ Competitions, which holds the majority of the BBQ competitions in Western Australia. Combine all that with being a wife, mother, grandmother and business owner and you’ve got a woman who’s earned her title of ‘The First Lady of BBQ’. 
    In this full episode of the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast, Julie-ann and I get into:
    How Julie-ann likes to do an entire crackling pork roast dinner (2:31) Winning Runner Up Pit Builder of the Year (6:23) Winning Best Innovative Outdoor Design (14:45) Taking on Smokin’ Charity BBQ Competitions (23:51) Handing over the reigns of her competition BBQ team to Glenn (40:23) Tips for staying cool at a BBQ competition (44:30) Barbe Con is coming! We’re bringing the best BBQ Pitmasters and BBQ Business Owners from around the country live into your living room. We’re going to help you save time, save money and become the envy of friends and family. PreRegistrations are open now. So to be the first to know when tickets become available, Early Bird deals, specials, presenter announcements and more, head on over to the website below and register your interest. See you soon!
    https://smokinghotconfessions.com/barbeconprereg/

    • 59 min
    World Steak Champion | Sunny Moody | Mood Swing BBQ

    World Steak Champion | Sunny Moody | Mood Swing BBQ

    There are few people that you will meet in your life that deserve the moniker, ‘a force of nature’. However Sunny Moody is exactly that. Sunny was awarded, and is the current reigning World Steak Champion, taking out the annual Steak Cookoff Association Championships in 2021. Now winning that prestigious BBQ competition is no mean feat, but there’s more to Sunny than ‘just’ being a legend on a grill. She’s a mother to two teenagers, volunteers taking groups of even more teenagers out into the bush and teaching them how to cook, is a certified nutritionist and physical trainer, and if that wasn’t enough is also a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer. Though in truth, it looks more like she’s kicking MS’s butt rather than suffering from it. 
    In this full episode of the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast, Sunny and I get into:
    The charity work that she does with teenagers (1:12) Winning the World Steak Championships (10:31) Her special role at the recent NBBQA event (23:16) An insight into how the Georgia BBQ Association (36:19) Her background in forensic science and how that helps her in BBQ (39:56) Sunny’s best tips for delicious chicken wings on the BBQ (46:20) Barbe Con is coming! We’re bringing the best BBQ Pitmasters and BBQ Business Owners from around the country live into your living room. We’re going to help you save time, save money and become the envy of friends and family. PreRegistrations are open now. So to be the first to know when tickets become available, Early Bird deals, specials, presenter announcements and more, head on over to the website below and register your interest. See you soon!
    https://smokinghotconfessions.com/barbeconprereg/

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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65 Ratings

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Great Aussie BBQ podcast

A fantastic series that give you some insight into the Aussie barbecue scene. AussieQ BBQ

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