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The BBQ Beat Podcast hosted by Kevin Sandridge shares great stories related to BBQ and Grilling as told by the people who inspire them. Guests include competition BBQ pitmasters, food industry insiders, BBQ and grilling product manufacturers, and event promoters from the US and abroad. If you love BBQ and have an appreciation for live-fire cooking – this is the Barbecue podcast for you.

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The BBQ Beat Podcast hosted by Kevin Sandridge shares great stories related to BBQ and Grilling as told by the people who inspire them. Guests include competition BBQ pitmasters, food industry insiders, BBQ and grilling product manufacturers, and event promoters from the US and abroad. If you love BBQ and have an appreciation for live-fire cooking – this is the Barbecue podcast for you.

    Talking with Jason Hardee About The Rufus Teague BBQ Throwdown

    Talking with Jason Hardee About The Rufus Teague BBQ Throwdown

    Hello everybody, and welcome to another episode of The BBQ Beat Podcast, I’m your faithful host, Kevin Sandridge – bringing you great stories from the world of BBQ, grilling, and live-fire cooking as told by the people who live them.
    Today’s show features a great conversation I had with Jason Hardee of Elite BBQ Smokers out of Conway, SC.
    Jason shares some of his early BBQ memories, some life lessons, and his mission to share the love of Jesus Christ through his work hosting and attending Cook’s Church meetings hosted at various BBQ competitions.
    We’ll also get into the details behind the KCBS-sanctioned Rufus Teague BBQ Throwdown Series as well as the regional BBQ Shoot Outs that Jason and organizer Bob Johanns put together. These events have been a real lifeline to BBQ competitors and judges during the past year who have been able to continue doing what they love in the face of the many pandemic-related contest cancellations.
    I think you’ll really enjoy this conversation with Jason. He’s a guy that’s super humble, letting his actions speak for themselves. And trust me, by the time you’ve listened to this episode through to the end, your love of BBQ competitions and all the communal goodwill they bring about will be stoked to the max.
    Connect with Jason Hardee and Rufus Teague: 
    Rufus Teague BBQ Throwdown Main Site Search for Rufus Teage Events  Find Jason on Facebook Connect with Kevin at the BBQ Beat: 
    Website: https://bbqbeat.com/ BBQ Beat YouTube Channel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbqbeat/ Get the Newsletter: http://bit.ly/bbqbeatnews

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Grilling Up Meat District Delights with Zack Phillips

    Grilling Up Meat District Delights with Zack Phillips

    We’re delving just a little bit into the world of BBQ and Grilling influencers – in this case as the topic pertains to a company called Meat District.
    Understanding the word influencer can sometimes be interchanged with ambassadors, people who companies ask or sometimes contract and pay to promote products or services. I’m sure I don’t need to go into any more detail about what influencers are, but it might be worth considering who they are.
    I talk with Zack Phillips, BBQ and Grilling Enthusiast and social media influencer for Meat District. It's a great audio ride through Zack's journey with live-fire cooking, providing some lessons along the way! 
    Connect with Zack and Meat District
    Zack Phillips on Instagram  Meat District Website  Connect with Kevin at the BBQ Beat: 
    Website: https://bbqbeat.com/ BBQ Beat YouTube Channel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbqbeat/ Get the Newsletter: http://bit.ly/bbqbeatnews  

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Talking Traeger Grill Patent Litigation with BBQ Expert Derrick Riches

    Talking Traeger Grill Patent Litigation with BBQ Expert Derrick Riches

    How much do you know about the business of BBQ?
    When I started out judging BBQ back in the early 2000s, it was pretty easy to get a handle on what companies made different grills and smokers.
    Today, it’s a bit more confusing, with mergers and buyouts clouding the ownership picture a bit for those who don’t do a little digging.
    And… I get it. You may care very little about the ownership structure or corporate-level decisions made by these companies. But sometimes, the stories that play out at the higher levels of the BBQ Business can prove to be interesting.
    Today, I’m talking with Derrick Riches, a long time author of BBQ and Grilling related media. Some of you know him from the many years he served as the BBQ and Grilling Expert for the About.com network.
    As a true industry insider, Derrick now heads up his own website, DerrickRiches.com. If you navigate there today, you’ll see a very extensive write up he did about Traeger Grills and the pending litigation surrounding two utility patents they own.
    While you may understand that parts and components are commonly patented, these utility patents are a bit different in that they provide Traeger with control not over hardware, or even software, per se. These patents provide control over the cloud-based communication, storage, and Wi-Fi features used by nearly every major BBQ or Grill manufacturer today.
    We'll discuss all of this and more! 
    LINKS: 
    Connect with Derrick Riches: 
    DerrickRiches.com  Derrick Riches on Instagram  Derrick Riches on YouTube Connect with Kevin at the BBQ Beat: 
    Website: https://bbqbeat.com/ BBQ Beat YouTube Channel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbqbeat/ Get the Newsletter: http://bit.ly/bbqbeatnews

    • 1 hr 7 min
    BBQGuys.com Randy Watson is Living his Best Live Fire Life

    BBQGuys.com Randy Watson is Living his Best Live Fire Life

    Grillmaster Randy Watson of BBQGuys.com is on FIRE!!!
    In this podcast episode, Randy talks about his early days in the Baton Rouge, LA bartending and fine dining hospitality industry and how he landed his dream job with BBQGuys.com.
    Randy shares some insider tips on his favorite grills, including the very cool Nuke Hand-crafted Argentinian Grill line. I even get him to lay out his ultimate "blank check" outdoor kitchen design and share some of his favorite beef, poultry, and pork dishes! 
    With recent yearly revenues of $130 million, BBQGuys.com is winning hearts and minds by helping people realize their live-fire cooking dreams! 
    Randy talks about why the company's early days, its pathway to success, and the focus BBQGuys.com maintains on providing customer service excellence. 
    Connect with BBQGuys.com 
    Website: https://bbqguys.com Instagram: @bbqguys BBQGuys YouTube Channel  
    Connect with Kevin at the BBQ Beat: 
    Website: https://bbqbeat.com/ BBQ Beat YouTube Channel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbqbeat/ Get the Newsletter: http://bit.ly/bbqbeatnews  

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Always Hustling - Ray Sheehan on Crafting Flavors and Promoting Your BBQ Brand

    Always Hustling - Ray Sheehan on Crafting Flavors and Promoting Your BBQ Brand

    With 20 years in the food business and a work ethic founded on the lessons learned on his Grandfather's farm, New Jersey native Ray Sheehan of BBQ Buddha knows what it takes to craft creative BBQ Flavors and promote a BBQ brand. 
    The Secret Ingredient(s) to Ray's Success... 
    Ray's story here covers lessons and key issues anyone serious about flavor creation and hard-won brand promotion needs to understand. I'd go so far as to say that you'd be flirting with disaster by not doing so. 
    Connect with Ray Sheehan: 
    Website: https://bbqbuddha.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awardwinningbbqsauce/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbq_buddha/ Buy Ray's Book Here: https://amzn.to/34LNufG Connect with Kevin at the BBQ Beat: 
    Website: https://bbqbeat.com/ Join the BBQ Beat Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bbqbeat/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbqbeat/ Get the Newsletter: http://bit.ly/bbqbeatnews

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Author Robert F. Moss on Barbecue, the History of an American Institution

    Author Robert F. Moss on Barbecue, the History of an American Institution

    Talking with Robert F. Moss, BBQ Editor for Southern Living Magazine on the tenth anniversary of his book Barbecue: The History of an American Institution.
    Now in its second edition, the 2020 version provides expanded information and gives us an even deeper understanding and appreciation for this uniquely American way of cooking. 
    In addition to this book, Robert posts monthly editions of The 'Cue Sheet, which you can find here:  http://robertfmoss.com/. 
    More On This Episode: 
    Further show notes on this episode can be found here: https://bbqbeat.com/robert-moss/.  
    Watch the video of this conversation over on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/sarnpr91OBQ
    Follow the BBQ Beat: 
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    • 1 hr 45 min

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