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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!

    Emerald BBQ and Beer Festival LIVE

    Emerald BBQ and Beer Festival LIVE

    Hello, hello. It's been a minute, hasn't it! Some of you may have thought the show was over, but it is not. But don't read this, press play and get the down low there. 
    This episode of the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast was recorded LIVE at the Emerald BBQ and Beer Festival, in beautiful outback Queensland. Enjoy!
    Wanna continue the conversation? Come join us over on Facebook at the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Community:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/smokinghotconfessionsbbqcommunity

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Kangaroo Valley After Dark Part Two

    Kangaroo Valley After Dark Part Two

    This episode of the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast is Part 2 of a 2 part ‘After Dark’ series recorded at the always amazing Kangaroo Valley Craft Beer and BBQ Festival. In Pt 2, I’m joined by Chad Griffin from Smoke Masters BBQ in a stint as co-host, as well as Matt Brien from Smokin’ Forties, Drinkin’ Shorties, and Cheyne Whitemore from Long Paddock Meats and That South Coast Rub Guy. So settle in and get comfortable for this really interesting chat with some up and comers on the competition BBQ scene.
    Wanna continue the conversation? Come join us over on Facebook at the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Community:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/smokinghotconfessionsbbqcommunity

    • 46 min
    Kangaroo Valley After Dark Part One

    Kangaroo Valley After Dark Part One

    This episode of the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast is Part 1 of a 2 part ‘After Dark’ series recorded at the always amazing Kangaroo Valley Craft Beer and BBQ Festival. In Pt 1, we’re chatting with Matt Harris from Shire Smokers BBQ and James Wilson from Smokeface Grillahs, two of the most seasoned BBQ competitors in Australia. Get your pens and papers ready, as these guys share some seriously tasty tips and tricks!
    Keep the conversation going in The Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Community on Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/smokinghotconfessionsbbqcommunity

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Turning Competition wins into Cash | David Bouska | Butcher BBQ

    Turning Competition wins into Cash | David Bouska | Butcher BBQ

    If you’re serious about BBQ, and let’s be honest, you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t, then you’ll know about Butcher BBQ. Their BBQ rubs and injections are staples of competition BBQ kitchens around the world and have been credited with more trophy wins than any other product out there. The founder is David Bouska - world championship winning Pitmaster, BBQ Pitmasters competitor and champion archer. A butcher by trade, David fell in love with competition BBQ and it wasn’t long before his knowledge of meat gave him an edge over his fellow BBQ competitors. And the rest, as they say, is history. 
    In this full episode of the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast, David and I get into:

    Smoking Wagyu Briskets (0:59) The difference between a meat market and a butcher (8:41) Appearing on BBQ Pitmasters (12:30) How Butcher BBQ became a business (27:58) Butcher BBQ Classes (39:55) David’s best tips for people looking to get into competition BBQ (43:37) Looking to get more from your BBQ? Check out Barbe Con. The library is now open. Learn how to cook better BBQ and become the envy of family and friends. And if you have a BBQ business, learn how to sharpen your game to make those fat stacks of brisket cash!

    https://barbecon.smokinghotconfessions.com

    • 55 min
    Ugly Drum Smokers Australia | Adam Yorke | UDS Builder

    Ugly Drum Smokers Australia | Adam Yorke | UDS Builder

    If there’s one man who knows how to build an ugly drum smoker, it’s Adam Yorke, founder of Ugly Drum Smokers Australia. A fellow Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and BBQ lover, it didn’t take long for Adam to go all in on the BBQ game, starting his own BBQ business. And he has several different options available for potential barrel smoker fans. For those who want a DIY smoker and are confident to build a drum smoker of their own, he has a wide range of drum smoker parts including a complete UDS kit. And for those who aren’t so brave with the do it yourself stuff, he also sells complete ugly drum smokers. All of his smokers are completely customisable so your UDS build will be your own.
    In this full episode of the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast, Adam and I get into:
    Adam’s love of BJJ (0:47) Where Adam’s love of food and barbecue came from (6:28) What fish Adam likes to catch and cook in his drum smokers (13:36) How Ugly Drum Smokers Australia got started (16:15) One of his other hobbies that is also popular with BBQers (20:51) Why his drum smokers don’t have form lines (31:22) Adam’s best tips for cooking on ugly drum smokers (44:57) Want to continue the conversation, join over on Facebook at the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Community:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1676305375916142/

    • 59 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Evil_ss ,

Great Aussie BBQ podcast

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

Shane Dysart ,

Amazing show

Fill of great info, tips, tricks and awesome gusts

fireandflamebbq ,

Love it!!

Love the podcast!!!

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