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The BBQ Central Show

English, Cookery, Food, Drink, 1 season, 2730 episodes, 6 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes
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The BBQ Central Show is a weekly internet based show that airs live each Tuesday from 9pm-11pm EST and originates from Cleveland, Ohio. Each show is packed with interviews which include top pitmasters on the competition circuit, industry cookbook authors and bloggers, grill manufacturers, BBQ pit and accessory makers and highlighting the top news stories of the week. Subscribe TODAY and never miss an episode of the longest running (and best) BBQ podcast available on any kind of medium.
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 334This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 5/30/2017 -  A week ago this past Wednesday, the 10 finalists for the BBQ Hall of Fame was announced (on this show). In this Best Moments segment, I was joined by my parents (on the phone) as they gave me their condolences on NOT being picked for the BBQ HOF again! As we look at me here in 2024...still not in the HOF...I take some time to talk about the "behind the scenes" work that I have done to encourage the HOF to be more transparent in their whole process. To their credit, they have become very open on everything, but, it wasn't always like that!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 5/30/2017Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
5/17/20248 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Guy Who Invented The Minion Method Is Here!

(May 14, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm - Leading off the 2nd hour is, to me, one of the most important people in the history of modern BBQ, especially when it comes to bullet style smokers. Jim Minion, creator of the Minion Method, joins me to talk about his history in live-fire and how his method of firing up a Weber Smokey Mountain revolutionized how current and future generations of pitmasters would fire up their cookers. Join me for what will surely be an incredible segment.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsWinners Products  Schwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsFamous Dave’s All Star BBQ SeriesPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!Micallef Cigars – Premium Hand Rolled Cigars
5/16/202452 minutes
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Google Might Kill Your Money; 2024 BBQ HOF Names Recap.

(May 14, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - The 2nd Tuesday of the month brings a visit from our pal Meathead from Amazingribs.com. Tonight we briefly discuss the BBQ HOF, me being left off the list (again) and what it will take for me to get over the fence. We will also talk about Chris Young's "resting steak" video and how he was an inspiration for Chris to do this set of experiments.9:35pm - After Meathead, our favorite contributing editor to Southern Living magazine, Robert Moss, joins me to talk about the 10 finalists for the 2024 BBQ HOF. We will also dive deep into the history of rubs and seasonings in Southern Style BBQ. Robert has been giving great interviews and information on the show this whole year and this segment will be no different.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsWinners Products  Schwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsFamous Dave’s All Star BBQ SeriesPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!Micallef Cigars – Premium Hand Rolled Cigars
5/15/202459 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 333This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 5/7/2013 -  This week we feature one of the co-owners/creators of Code 3 Spices, Chris Bohnemeier. A lot of you might be familiar with Mike Radosevich…but the other half is Chris….so you will get to learn about Code 3 and how it came to life and what they do aside from selling some very good rubs.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 5/6/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
5/10/20249 minutes, 5 seconds
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I Have A Bikini Expert Right Here!!

(May 7, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm - Leading off the 2nd hour is our food pal, Sam Zien. You might subscribe to him over on his YouTube channel and watch him make delicious meals. We will talk about some of those recent recipes and a bunch of other stuff as well.10:35pm - With the leftover time, I will get through some house cleaning items that have been sitting around that need to be gone though. Maybe there is some things to win? Tune in and see!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsWinners Products  Schwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsFamous Dave’s All Star BBQ SeriesPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!Micallef Cigars – Premium Hand Rolled Cigars
5/9/202457 minutes, 54 seconds
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2024 BBQ Hall Of Fame 10 Finalists Announced

Joining me today are Elizabeth Gunter from The American Royal and Amy <Mills of 17th Street BBQ as we announce the top 10 finalists for this year's BBQ Hall of Fame class.We cover everything from how people are nominated, the process of choosing the top 10 and, of course, we announce who the finalists are.ENJOY!!
5/8/202434 minutes, 10 seconds
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Briquettes In Ceramic Cookers & Andrew Zimmern Makes His Debut

(May 7, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - HATERS of me!!! Hold on to your shorts because tonight I have Malcom Reed on the show AND he's going to be "on location" somewhere in Georgia. Before you start sending me the email, I sent Malcom a whole sound kit to ensure that he sounds like a million bucks...maybe even 2 million bucks! So, unless the Wi-Fi in the hotel craps out, we've done what we could on our end. So, we will talk about why he's out of town, a few of his new recipes and what he thinks about really not cooking at MIM this month.9:35pm - After Malcom, I have reloaded one of the most famous people to have ever appeared on this show, a man who was ALMOST showed up in January but it technically wasn't allowable by me, but he's back for another round. Andrew Zimmern comes on for the first time and we will talk about his latest season of Wild Game Kitchen and much more.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsWinners Products  Schwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsFamous Dave’s All Star BBQ SeriesPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!Micallef Cigars – Premium Hand Rolled Cigars
5/8/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 332This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 5/6/2008 -  This week we feature the first studio guest ever in the history of the show…the “Airboss” himself…My Dad, Bill Rempe. It is a special occasion at any point when someone actually comes to the studio to sit in for a live show…and my parents were up for a visit…it spread over a Tuesday night…and my Dad was happy to sit in and take in the show as the first live guest in show history. More than a decade and a half later…there are still only a small handful of guests as you compare them to “virtual” or phone connected guests. Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 5/6/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
5/3/20248 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sandwiches of History; Resting Your Steak Is Some Bullshit...FACTS!

(April 30, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm - Leading off the 2nd hour is our new friend and sandwich making and rating expert, Barry Enderwick from "The Sandwiches of History" fame. Last time Barry was on, we talked about how he got into this whole sandwich making thing and how it has really caught on through his IG channel. Tonight we talk about some of his favorite sandos (and not so favorite sandos) since the last time we talked. Did you know that YOU can apply to be a "guest host" for one of Barry's sandwich videos...it's true! We will discuss that too incase you are a budding sando host as well.10:35pm - Closing the show tonight is someone that, in my opinion, is changing the BBQ/Grilling game more than anyone else right now. Chris Young shows up to tell us all about the benefits of resting your steak...or not resting your steak! He conducted experiments to show EXACTLY what is really happening when you rest those steaks or when you don't rest those steaks. Is there a difference? What do you do? If you haven't seen the video yet, you will definitely want to go back and check it out on his YT channel...it's amazing!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsFamous Dave’s All Star BBQ SeriesPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!Micallef Cigars – Premium Hand Rolled Cigars
5/2/20241 hour
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Gather & Grill Is Coming; WFC Is Coming to Indy In November!

(April 30, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - John and John (J2) McLemore join me to lead off the show tonight as we talk about their new book "Gather & Grill". Currently available for preorder, John and J2 will talk about the recipes that make it into the book, what those recipes mean to them and, of course, we will talk about how this book came together. What is especially interesting to me is, during their time of ownership at Masterbuilt, there was plenty of opportunity to drop a "brand-based" book but it never happened. Tune in for what will be a great segment.9:35pm - After The McLemore Boys, the creator of the World Food Championships, Mike McCloud, joins me to talk about two different topics. In no particular order, we will discuss the 2024 version of the Famous Dave's All-Star BBQ Challenge Series. We will also talk about the 2024 version of the World Food Championships and why they pulled up their steaks in Dallas and planted them in Indianapolis. Both are big topics and both need to be dug into a lot more! Catch it tonight and be the first to hear why Mike is doing the move!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsFamous Dave’s All Star BBQ SeriesPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!Micallef Cigars – Premium Hand Rolled Cigars
5/1/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 331This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 4/14/2009 -  A BBQ & Grilling legend…owner of the ICONIC East Coast Grill in the New England area…Chris Slay-Singer. Chris is one of the guys that I look to as one of the biggest names that effectively helped grow the art of using a real live-fire grill in the restaurant and commercial setting…there weren’t a lot of people doing it like that back then…in fact, Chris helped inspire many of the New England BBQ cooks to include Chris Hart from I-Que and my long-time man crush Andy Husbands…and, if being a successful restaurateur was enough…he also write many books on the subject, that to this day, are still widely considered to be thee reference material that helped move the industry forward…titles like “Thrill of the Grill” and “License To Grill” are still books people mention to this day as ones they use to help them become better live-fire cooks…so if you aren;t familiar with Chris…this is a great way to get introduced to a legend!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 4/14/2009Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
4/26/20248 minutes, 36 seconds
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April 2024 Embedded Correspondents - Someone Got A Tattoo!!

(April 23, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm & 10:35pm - The April version of the Embedded Correspondents is ready to go, and tonight, we are adding a new person to the panel. Newly minted Tennessee Embedded Correspondent, Matt Osman, joins the crew tonight for a trial run. We have an incredible amount of "Assurity Questions" to run though...and while time won't be on our side...we have some other topics to dig into as well. Join us for the always fun and exciting EC segments and see who agrees with who and who doesn't!All this, plus a brand new YouTube Poll Question of the week, results from last week's poll and much more.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
4/25/20241 hour, 1 minute
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Grill Guns For Sale; Primo Has An XXL!!

(April 23, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - If you are a charcoal fan and you are looking for a way to light your charcoal that doesn't include a chimney, my first guest tonight is the guest for you! Bob Healey, creator of the Grill Blazer, joins me to talk about the pair of "Grill Guns" he has created and is currently selling into the market. I have both of them and they work great...perhaps better than I even anticipated. We will learn all about creation of these guns, how they operate and why he put in a special safety feature that you NEED to know about.9:35pm - After Bob, I will be joined by the President and Owner of Primo Grills, Nick Bauer. Nick and I will be revealing the newly released Primo "XXL" cooker. If you had an XL and you didn't think it was big enough, then this is the segment for you! The XXL, in indeed, bigger than any other oval that Primo offers. Why did they make it and what is their market intention for it. Perhaps most importantly, what the price tag is and how you can put in your pre-order to be one of the first to have it!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
4/24/202459 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 330This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 4/8/208 -  It has become very apparent, that since the full “live show” archives have been reconnected, Jon has been diving back into them in a major way…this week your humble host is featured and I do a bit on “BBQ being a sport”...which as I listened to early last week…I still agree with my take on the whole thing…so I hope you enjoy the new show coming up this Friday.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 4/8/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
4/19/20248 minutes, 40 seconds
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Jess Pryles Circles The Sun; The Latest Memphis Contest Gossip

(April 16, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm - Leading off the 2nd hour tonight is quarterly guest and creator of the Hardcore Carnivore brand of products, Jess Pryles. Tonight we dive into the very controversial topic of "meat washing". Over the past few months, I have seen an onslaught of videos showing/encouraging the process of washing your beef, chicken and everything else with something as simple as a rinse under the sink to more elaborate processes of rubbing salts, limes (bleach) and other items to "clean" your proteins. Tonight we will talk about the science of washing your meat, if it's effective and if you are actually achieving your goal of making your proteins "cleaner'...you might be surprised!10:35pm - The bullpen segment tonight is guested by Tennessee Embedded Correspondent, Matt Osman. Matt has been diligently tracking the latest happenings of both Memphis In May and Smoke Slam and we will dive into those topics tonight as we are just weeks away from both events taking place. What's the latest gossip, who's competing where and which event is going to come out looking the best when the weekend of competition is finally over? Matt will give us his take on all of it.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
4/18/202459 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tim Clowers Is MISSING; The Latest BBQ & Grilling News!

(April 16, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - Making his debut on the show tonight is a live-fire lover of over 20 years. He has been doing it in the catering world, worked in restaurants on the line and much more. You might be familiar with him on YouTube or or Instagram where he has amassed quite a substantial following and he is showing you how to make something or how to do something new and unique in the kitchen or outside. Tim Clowers joins me to talk about his rise in the industry, how he has leveraged social media to his benefit and what cookers he uses the most in his backyard and why he uses them!9:35pm - After Tim, the creator of Cookout News, Wes Wright, joins me for his monthly segment and we dive into some topics that we had planned to discuss last month but were unable to get to. We will also talk about a new cabinet style cooker that can run you as much as $19,000+...WHOA!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
4/17/202458 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 329This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 4/15/208 - If you run barrel or WSM style cookers, you have probably heard the term "MM" or "Minion Method" thrown around when it comes to lighting it. But do you know where this "Minion Method" came from? It came from a legendary BBQ guy out of the Pacific Northwest named Jim Minion, who on a whim, tossed some lit charcoal on top of some unlit charcoal in order to control the temperature of the cooker on the way up. It was instantly successful and widely adopted as the best way to manage a charcoal fire for long cooks. It might be time to chase Jim Minion down and catch up!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 4/15/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
4/12/20247 minutes, 41 seconds
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Justo Eiroa from Aladino Cigars/JRE Tobacco

(April 9, 2024 - Hour One)10:14pm & 10:35pm - The 2nd hour is for the growing audience of cigar smokers! As many of you know, JRE Tobacco (Aladino Cigars) makes one of my favorite cigars on the market today! Justo Eiroa, of JRE Tobacco, joins me to talk about the history of the brand, his legendary father, how he has grown the brand and how his kids have also gotten into this boutique business. We will also talk about some general cigar stuff like "biggest mistakes newbies make, what brands of cigars he smokes outside of JRE products and much more!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
4/11/202458 minutes, 34 seconds
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BBQ Stars Has Been Revived; Robert Moss Brings The Education For April!

(April 9, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - Meathead stops by for his monthly segment and as we left his appearance last month, he teased that Amazingribs.com was close to buying another website but wouldn't give any details. Well, a month later, the deal is done and he is coming on the show tonight to talk about the purchase and what it can mean to you as a member of his "Pitmaster Club". Any idea what it could be?? Let me know what you think!9:35pm - After Meathead, Robert Moss joins me to talk about our new monthly topic: Tracing the cultural and social significance of barbecue beyond a meal. Robert and I will dive into this and explore some other additional questions that this topic is sure to bring up as we go through it.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
4/10/20241 hour, 44 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 328This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 4/22/208 - It appears that, in some instances, I have had conversations with legends of the BBQ and grilling industry…and I don’t recall them. For instance…many many years ago, I had a conversation with legendary BBQ’er, John Willingham…off-line…a private one on one phone call for about 20min…the problem is…I DON’T REMEMBER ANY OF THAT! NOT EVEN ONE SECOND OF IT!! In keeping with that trend this coming Friday, you will hear what was the first interview I ever did with legendary BBQ cook and businessman, Byron Chism of Bad Byron’s Butt Rub…How is that “keeping with the trend”...easy…because I thought the first time I had Byron on this show was LAST YEAR when we did a great interview…and I was certainly sure that it was the FIRST TIME he had done the show…but, indeed, it was not…in fact he was on this show for the first time when the “live” show was only 2 months old!!!  Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 4/22/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
4/5/20246 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pork Steaks Win; Micallef Cigars Are Winning Too!

(April 2, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm - As promised, after sitting in with the Embedded Correspondents last week (at his request), Sam The Cooking Guy back it up for a repeat appearance this Tuesday in his normal 2nd hour segment. Tonight we talk about the St. Louis Slinger, other STL dishes, how book sales are going, what grill he uses the most and what advice he gives people when they are looking to buy a grill.10:35pm - Closing the show tonight is the first "cigar brand" interview I have done to date (but not the last). Jeremy Ellis, territory manager for Micallef Cigars, joins me tonight to talk about their brand. You might recall that their Micallef Black line has been hugely successful this past year, including being named 2023 cigar of the year for the Cigar Authority Podcast. Jeremy will tell us how he got into the cigar industry, the history if Micallef and what makes them unique amongst many other cigar brands, what makes the Micallef Black so good and what can we expect new from the brand over the next handful of months.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
4/4/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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I Have An Ear Problem; Carter's BBQ Is Killing Cleveland in 2024!

(April 2,m 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - An unfortunate no show by Malcom gets you the inside scoop pn what's going on with my ear!9:35pm - After my ear nonsense, I will be joined by fellow Clevelander and the co-owner of "Carter's BBQ" Darren W. Carter. Darren has been in operation since 2019. He has done a bit of everything in the BBQ business to include food trucks, pop-ups and catering. We will get some background on him, why he chose BBQ in Cleveland and how he has been making it through these past 5 years of business. Darren was also a 2023 recipient of the "Preserve The Pit" program that has been back by Kingsford for the past handful of years.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
4/3/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 327This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 4/22/208 - If you are a long time fan of this show…or a new fan for that matter…you might have heard me reference the name “Dan from Wauchula” and this week…Jon believes he has run across the FIRST EVER CALL to the show by one, “Dan From Wauchulah”! This is what you would call “a piece of show history”. Dan was someone who called in to the show in the very beginning…when I took live phone calls…and was intent on figuring out different ways to get hung up on. He never seemed like he was really a BBQ or Grilling guy…he would talk about certain things that made it seem like he was legit, but in the end, he would say some weirdo stuff and I would bring the hammer down on him and move along. Over the years I got away from having the “call in option” just because it really never seemed to have a great place in the live show. One of those “good ideas “ in concept…but, in real life, not really a great option to utilize…and so I did away with call in lines a number of years back.That being said…Dan from Wauchula lives forever in the history of the show as one of the classic callers of all time…and this week you will get to hear him make his debut on the show…and I think it sets the tone for calls that followed after.Dan…if you are still listening…I hope you are well and you are doing whatever it is you do with your cat Weasel.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 4/22/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
3/29/20247 minutes, 45 seconds
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Embedded Correspondents For March - But With A Special Sit In Guest As Well!

(March 26, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm & 10:35pm - Yes, it's the 4th Tuesday of the month so the Embedded Correspondents are in for their usual visit, however, there will be a special guest sitting in for the 2nd hour as well. After his pleading during his usual segment at the beginning of the month, Sam The Cooking Guy will sit in with us and take part in the 100% Assurity Questions. We will also talk about what each of our "last meal" would be should we ever find out when our last day is in advance. Normally this segment yields great content, and with the addition of Sam, it can only get better!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
3/28/202452 minutes, 47 seconds
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Browsey Acres Co-Owner - Travis Browne - Might Be Looking For One More Fight!

(March 26, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm & 9:35pm - Closing out Q1 of 2024 with a former UFC Heavyweight fighter and a current wagyu beef ranch owner! Travis Browne of Browsey Acres joins me once again during the first hour of the show. Last time Travis was one, we didn't really talk about his storied background as an elite athlete, and tonight, we will change that! Will there be some BA updates?? Of course, however, we will take a look back at Travis's journey from athlete to rancher. The conversations will certainly break the normal format, but, I think Travis's story is immensely interesting and we will all be better for hearing about it.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
3/27/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 326This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 4/29/2008 -  Being featured is a guy that was a staple in may BBQ forums back in the day. A Firefighter by profession and a long time BBQ guy, Bill Small talks about the event he was running back then. Unlike present day, where this event would undoubtedly be sanctioned right off the bat, KCBS told him to go pound salt his first year and...and while they wouldn't sanction the event, they told him to run it "as close to a KCBS evet" as possible. My, how things have changed!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 4/29/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
3/22/202410 minutes, 7 seconds
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Daniel Vaughn Has A New List That Does Texas, But, Not Really!

(March 19, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm - Technical Issues with John Tesar.10:35pm - Closing out the show tonight is quarterly guest and BBQ Editor for Texas Monthly, Daniel Vaughn! Tonight we get Daniel's thoughts on the passing of John Brotherton at the beginning of the year, his take on the Smokin' Joe's Pit BBQ story (and how often this actually happens) and some other hot BBQ topics as well.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
3/21/202453 minutes, 24 seconds
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Steven Raichlen Takes on Abu Dhabi!

(March 19, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - Last month there was a small contingent of well known American BBQ/Grillmasters that went to Abu Dhabi for the first ever Live-fire BBQ and Grilling festival. This event was masterminded by Cleveland, Ohio's very own, Steve Harvey. While I would love tot ell you that Steve Harvey is making his debut on the show tonight, alas, he's not. However, the next best Steve IS joining me to talk about the event that he was at and you know him as Steven Raichlen. Steven will give us the details about how this whole thing came together, what the festival was like, how he feels it went over in Abu Dhabi and if he had any access to Steve Harvey himself. We will also talk about Steven's latest induction into the "Taste" Hall of Fame this past weekend.9:35pm - No Wes Wright Tonight...The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
3/20/202459 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 325This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 12/5/2017 -  Being featured this Friday is long-time friend of the show, Dr. BBQ, Ray Lampe. In this show, we talked about his radio show at the time…on a station called “The Bone”. We also talked about his potential attendance at the 2018 version of Grillstock…which changed hands of ownership…and we also talked about the restaurant he was involved with at the time…it was still unopened and, as Jon said on the show a few weeks ago…seemed like a never-ending saga of things to have to get through in order to open…which it finally did…and was a great success…until it closed last year or the year before…but it was fun getting the updates back then. If you aren’t familiar with Ray…this is a good intro to him and his personality.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 12/5/2017Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
3/15/202411 minutes, 16 seconds
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Rogue Cooker Rubs For Sale; Smokin Joe's Pit BBQ - NOT CLOSED!

(March 12, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm - You typically find the guest leading off the 2nd hour during the Embedded Correspondents segment on the 4th Tuesday of the month, but Doug Scheiding of Rogue Cookers turns around quickly to do an in-depth segment about this rib business he got into. We will explore how this came to be, what he's done during the ramp up phase and what he's currently doing now that they are out in certain parts of the country (and now online for retail too). Thinking about getting into the rub biz??? Don't miss this segment.10:35pm - Closing out the show tonight is someone who has been THEE hot topic of the show open the past (2) weeks in a row. The 2023 BBQCS podumentary subject, owner of the shortly defuncted but now back open Smokin Joe's Pit BBQ, Joe Martinez. As the recap would indicate, Joe Opened a food truck in El Paso, TX, got RAVE reviews from everyone who ate there, made the Texas Monthly "Best New BBQ Places" in released in 2023, closed his food truck 2 weeks ago (for like 38 minutes) and then re-opened by the same weekend...what is going on here?? We will learn about every single dirty detail during the segment tonight!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
3/14/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 58 seconds
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Bone Meat Is Better? Is There A First Method Of Southern Style BBQ?

(March 12, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - Stop me if you've heard this one before: "Meat closer to the bone has more flavor". Indeed, it's a statement made by many folks year after year but what kind of truth actually sits behind those words. Tonight we will get the real information to this statement and see if it holds water or not. Meathead from Amazingribs.com joins me to go in-depth on this topic. We will discuss where the saying came from, what bone is and does, how it does or does not impart flavor and if we need to drop this saying from the American lexicon of live-fire cooking.9:35pm - After Meathead, I will be joined by our pal, Robert Moss. Topic tonight: Evolutions of different cooking methods in Southern Style BBQ. Seems like a pretty tame subject, but be prepared to be blown out over the information that is going to be shared during this segment tonight. If it's half as good as last month's segment, you're in for a BBQ lesson you won't soon forget.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
3/13/202459 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 324This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 3/25/2008 -  Featuring someone many of you, nowadays, have never heard of…but back in the old “forum days” of BBQ and Grilling …this guy was prolific on all the best (and worst) forums available on the internet…his name is Chris Finney…or in many cases…he just went by “Finney”. I’ve known Chris for nearly 20 years…in fact, when I trace back to my beginnings of BBQ…not the show…just getting into the cooking portion…Chris Finney is one of the core group of guys I still know to this day. You know who else is in that group…believe it or not…Diva Q!!Anyway, one of the most popular ways to cook a steak or roast…especially thick ones…is the reverse sear…and in this segment…Chris Finney lays claim to inventing this way of cooking steaks back in early 2008!! He gives his background in cooking, talks about books he’s read on cooking…and then tell you how he came up with this method…Jon actually asks everyone at the end of the show “Do you think this guy is the one that invented it”...and I’ll ask it differently. When you hear the show Friday…is there any reason we shouldn’t believe that Chris Finney is the rightful inventor of “The reverse sear” aka…the Finney Method?Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 3/25/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
3/8/20249 minutes, 4 seconds
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Sam The Cooking Guy - The Holy Grill!

(March 5, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm & 10:35pm - First Tuesday of the month regular guest, Sam The Cooking Guy, stops by to talk about his impending book, giving away 1,000 bottles of Kewpie mayo, the best subscriber sent recipe he has tried so far this month and much more!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
3/7/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 31 seconds
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Malcom Reed, Matt Osman & Mike Lang...Lookout!

(March 5, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - March is here, believe it or not, and so is our pal, Malcom Reed. Creator of How To BBQ Right and the pitmaster of Killer Hogs competition team, Malcom and I will talk about some of his recent videos, if a pellet cooker gives you the best chicken skin and much more!9:35pm - After Malcom, quarterly guest, Mike Lang from Another Pint Please, joins me to talk about some of the latest topics in live-fire. I will ask him about the Weber/CES deal and if it was a "bad look" or not, one skillet meals, his looming retirement from public safety and much more! Mike is always a great interview and brings a great perspective.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
3/6/202459 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 323This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 3/11/2008 -  Featuring a guy by the name of Merl Whitebook. Former KCBS Board member, judge, contest rep...Merl seemed to have his hands in a lot of BBQ stuff back in the day. Merl passed away in 2022. so you won't see him around anymore. But by many accounts, he was quite the character and personality...as you will see in this interview.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 3/11/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
3/1/20248 minutes, 57 seconds
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Embedded Correspondents - February 2024

(February 27, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm & 10:35pm - Closing out the month in fine fashion, The Embedded Correspondents join me to go through an extensive "100% Assurity Questions" list! There are so many new questions to cover, it's going to be a fun time! After that...assuming we have time...there will be a Houston Livestock and Rodeo BBQ contest recap from our pal Doug in TexasThe BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
2/29/20241 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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The Beefy Boys & The McLemore Boys

(February 27, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - We all love burgers...this is FACT! You know who else loves burgers?? Our pals in England...in fact, they make some of the best burgers in all the world! Just look at their awards and results at past World Food Championships! New friend of the show and first time guest, Anthony "Murph" Murphy, co-owner of "The Beefy Boys" burger joint joins me to talk about their success, how it all started and where he looks to go over the next few years. the best part...this IS NOT PRE-RECORDED...Murph is "DOING IT LIVE" from England...what a guy!!9:35pm - After Murph, I will be joined by the dynamic father/son duo of John and John McLemore "The McLemore Boys". Last time the guys were on, we talked about the sale of Masterbuilt and what they were looking to get into next. This time, we see what they have been up to, how they score the Fox and Friends deal and what it's like living the "influencer" lifestyle with a brand they owned! This will be an interesting conversation to say the least!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
2/28/20241 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 322This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 2/28/2012 -  Featuring the “Master Planker” himself, Ted Reader! I call Teddy the master planker because, true to the name, he is a master at cooking with wood planks…in fact, I am not sure there is anything that Ted hasn’t tried cooking on a plank during his time in the industry. Remember, Ted is a classically trained chef, has held many corporate positions during his time…including Executive Chef at the “Sky Dome” in Toronto when that first opened back in the day…so very accomplished on that side of things…but also as accomplished…maybe more so now…on the live fire side. Things that come to mind that he has planked during past interviews include: mashed potatoes and gravy, chili, Twinkies injected with Jack Daniel's, cookies, breads, gum…just to name a few. So, if you are looking for some plank inspiration, this might be the segment for you…AND you can have a great introduction to Ted and the passion he brings to cooking everydayReady to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 2/28/2012Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
2/23/20249 minutes, 46 seconds
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Steve Ray Breaks Down HPB2024; Current Backyard Owns The Electric Grill Space!

(February 20, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm - Owner of Owl's Nest BBQ Supply Store, Steve Ray, joins me to recap the HPBExpo that took place in Nashville last week. Steve made the trip up last Wednesday and walked the show, took some pictures, met some folks and will tell us his thoughts on this year's convention. I am happy to have Steve back in the folks and look forward to his take on the event, especially since I went to the one in Nashville last year so we can compare notes!10:35pm - Coming out of the bullpen tonight is someone who has been a guest on the sow before, but has worn a different uniform. Seth Sawyer, this time of Current Backyard, joins me to talk about the much talked about Current Full-Sized electric grill they brought to the 2024 CES show in Vegas. It has gotten plenty of media attention and buzz thrown its way, but tonight we will break down the guts of it, why it works, what the real temp expectations should be and where you can get one if you're interested. This is especially interesting for anyone who lives in a traditional live-fire restricted space/area.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
2/22/20241 hour, 10 seconds
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Rib Cookoff Association And Did Weber Do Punk Stuff At CES?

(February 20, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - A few weeks ago we tried to learn about the new Rib Cookoff Association, but technical issues had other plans. Tonight I have lined up Dirk Mullins once again and we will give it another go. If you have heard about this new event and are interested in learning more about it, this is the segment for you!9:35pm - After RCA, I will be joined by Cookout News creator, Wes Wright for his monthly visit. Plenty has happened since January in the business of live-fire, including a few trade shows and some new releases of additional products. Wes and I will get you caught up on the latest news and rumors!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
2/21/202459 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 321This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 2/21/2012 -  This time around we feature a highly accomplished pitmaster, sauce maker and co-packer…from Wauchula, FL…Matt Barber of Hot Wachulas! This was Matt’s first time appearing on the show…he went on to appear a number of times after this…for a good portion of time, he was dominant in the FBA circuit and also did quite well in the KCBS events that he traveled to. As I mentioned a few moments ago, Matt also runs a very successful co-packing business…and he is especially helpful to the folks that are looking to get into this business…he doesn’t require those huge initial orders that many other companies do. So if you are looking for some price quotes or guidance, Matt is certainly a place to go for trusted insight and intel…if you aren’t familiar with Matt, this is a good segment to get acquainted with him…he was coming off an RGC at a Sam’s Club local event back in the days of when Sam’s Club was a thing…I think you’ll enjoy it!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 2/21/2012Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
2/16/20248 minutes, 53 seconds
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Melzie Wilson: Organizer of Smoke Slam

(February 13, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm & 10:35pm - First time guest and long time BBQ organizer, supporter and fan, Melzie Wilson of the new Smoke Slam event, joins me. Tonight we discuss her background in BBQ, how she got into competition, her vast experience with Memphis in May, how she's seen it change over the years and when she was approached my Smoke Slam to join the steering committee. We will also talk about why it made sense to her to make the switch, what this new event will look and feel like, what kind of money you can win as a team and what the future of the event looks like long-term.I will also ask her about how long this has been in the works, what the reality of this event is vs the appearance of it, why are they doing it the SAME weekend as MIM, are they expecting less damage bills than the BBQ event that was in Tom Lee Park last year and much more!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills ­ Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimoGrillsPitts& Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off CharcoalGrillsBigPoppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
2/15/20241 hour, 10 seconds
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A Better Grill Brush; Forgotten Cuts/Styles of BBQ

(February 23, 2024 - Show Notes)9:14pm - Meathead, from Amazingribs.com, leads off tonight, as he normally does during the 2nd Tuesday of the month, and we are talking about the recent rash of articles written by reputable websites/news outlets that are promoting the "poke your beef to tell when it's done" method vs using any other tool. This is bad information and we are here to put a stop to it. Meathead also thinks The BBQ Central show has an identity problem...we'll discuss. There are other topics as well, like the guy eating raw chicken every day until he gets a tummy ache...he loves that guy!9:35pm - After Meathead, Robert Moss will join me in his monthly segment and tonight, we start an 11 month journey of going over many detailed BBQ topics that you may or may not know too much about. Tonight, we are discussing cuts of protein that aren;t the normal BBQ that you hear about everyday. Were there lesser known cuts that were the king of the BBQ back in the day? What happened to them and why did they fall out of favor? What about lamb? These are going to be great segments for the balance of 2024 and this kick off topic is going to be great!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsSchwank Gills -  Use promo code BBQCENTRAL and get $150 OFFPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
2/14/202458 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 320This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 2/14/2012 -  This time around we feature my middle daughter, Madisyn Rempe!! The day before Valentines day 202, Maddi celebrated her 9th birthday…and she sat in at the beginning of the show and we talked about some of her favorite BBQ foods, and we also talked about if she felt different going from 8yrs old to 9yrs old. To be honest, I didn’t remember that we did this interview until I previewed it a few weeks ago…so once again, kudos to Jon for finding this stuff and making it into shows…this one especially…just shows me that time is going by so fast…each year older…it seems the years slip by even quicker…so appreciate what’s going on around you gang because its all FLEETING!!BTW, a week from tonight, Maddi will celebrate her 21st birthday!! Maybe she’ll make an appearance to talk about…maybe notReady to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 2/14/2012Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
2/9/20249 minutes, 37 seconds
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Sam The Cooking Guy Hates How I Say Wagyu!

(February 6, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm - A new month brings a new visit from our pal, Sam The Cooking Guy. Did you know that Sam has a new grilling book coming out this Spring? Yes, indeed he does. It has been going crazy on Amazon for pre-orders, so much so, that at some point it was rated as the #1 BBQ/Grilling book on the Amazon site! We'll talk about what's in it, how many more books he has in him and something else that was truly special to me regarding this project! Please take the previous paragraph with a grain of salt...there's a very good chance that we don't actually talk about any of that during the segment either!10:35pm - *****THIS SEGMENT DIDN'T END UP HAPPENING - TECHNICAL ISSUE*****The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
2/8/202441 minutes, 7 seconds
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Malcom Remains Uncommitted; Katina Eats Kilos Debuts Tonight!

(February 6, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - Welcome to February and welcome back to Malcom Reed from How To BBQ Right and Killer Hogs competition team. Tonight we will re-visit a topic from about 4 years ago. Back in 2020, Malcom was in the middle of getting a new competition trailer built to better accommodate their needs at that time. Through a listener request, I will ask Malcom to rate the overall experience now that there are years behind us, how the trailer has worked out, what changes he would make to it in 2024 if he was ordering a new one and much more. We will also get into some Super Bowl recipes for this coming weekend, who he likes in the game and if he's given any more thought on what BBQ event to do in May as the days draw closer!9:35pm - The "new guest" train continues to roll into February, and tonight, I am so excited to welcome "Katina Eats Kilos" to the show. Will this be a full BBQ related segment...no. However, she has just moved to Nashville, so there will be some local BBQ talk. Most of the interview will go over how she got into becoming an eating professional and how she has leveraged YouTube to grow her brand and business. If you are not familiar with Katina, you will want to go check her out to see the kind of nonsense (I say that with peace and love) she's pulling off during these eats. You won't want to miss this one!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
2/7/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 319This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 2/7/2012 -  Featuring me…let me ask you something…does February 7th mean anything to you? For the superfans out there, they know immediately that February 7th is the day that the live shows started…2/7/2008 to be exact…but in the show this coming Friday, I took a look back at the 4th anniversary of live shows, what it meant, what it looked like during that period of time…all of that…we miss the exact anniversary by one day next week…Feb 7th is Wednesday next week…not Tuesday…at some point those will realign and we can do a whole thing on that…but this coming Friday you will hear me look back on the first 4 years of live BBQCS…and soon enough we will be entering into our 16the year of show…WOW!! 18 years in total when you add on the first two years being in podcast only format.  As always, thank you for listening to the show, however you do it!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 2/7/2012Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
2/2/20249 minutes, 26 seconds
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Browsey Acres Wagyu & Bartz Barbecue Both Make Their Debut !

(January 30, 2024 - Hour One)10:14pm - We stay with the beef talk but switch out of "craft beef" and jump into some Wagyu talk with the co-owner of Browsey Acres, Travis Browne. For the MMA fans out there, you would know Travis from his days in UFC, Strikeforce and other MMA sanctioning bodies as a heavyweight fighter. Tonight we will learn how a world class fighter goes from the octagon to the pastures as he and his wife look to build a sustainable wagyu farm business to bring you the highest quality, most nutrient dense meat available in the market. Outside of the beef, they are also selling farm raised chickens to give you an alternative to the consumer grade option you normally find in the grocery stores.10:35pm - Coming out of the bullpen tonight is a first time guest, BBQ caterer, BBQ pop up business owner and is knee deep in "The BBQ Wars" of Los Angeles where he has been exposing others in the space for over-charging, Dustin Bartz of Bartz Barbecue. We will talk all about that, how he got started in BBQ in the first place, how he is able to operate the way he does and what his future plans are for his BBQ business. Oh, he also seems to be dominating the BBQ social media game on Instagram recently, so we'll talk to him about that as well.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
2/1/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 53 seconds
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Colorado Is Making Some Craft Beef!

(January 30, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm & 9:35pm - It's the first month with 5 Tuesdays and it also happens to be the first month of the new year! Let's close out January with some top level MEAT talk! We lead off tonight with Jeff Smith, the co-founder of Colorado Craft Beef. The company is now in its 5th generation of ownership, but Jeff and his wife Kara have focused on getting CCB to the next level from both an operational and a sales stand point. Tonight, during both segment, we will explore Jeff's background, talk about the history of the company and how they have had to change over time in order to stay relevant in an ever-growing meat marketplace. We will also talk about their cattle raising process, what becoming "vertically integrated" has meant to their business and, perhaps most importantly, what you can expect as a consumer if you are looking to give their beef a try.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
1/31/202457 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 318This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to -  1/26/20010 - Being featured this week is the “Winningest Man” in BBQ and the pitmaster of Jack’s Old South, Myron Mixon. This is really weird…understand that on Friday, this interview will be celebrating it’s 14 year anniversary!!  14 years!!! In this episode we talked about the 2009 season that had wrapped up…here’s some insight: 2009 team of the year Memphis Barbecue Network, 22nd overall finish in the Florida Barbecue Association, 35th overall in the KCBS, we talked about BBQ Pitmasters TV show…this is also a point in Myron’s career where he was really getting quite a bit of celebrity attention…as in poparazzi…if you can believe it…we talk about that as well. Great interview…he always gives great interviews…so if you weren’t around 14 years ago, you can catch up this Friday…look for it!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 1/26/2010Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
1/26/20249 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Embedded Correspondents Split Early and Often!

(January 23, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm & 10:35pm - The 4th Tuesday of the month brings a visit from my "insiders", The Embedded Correspondents. We have an extensive and growing list of 100% Assurity Questions to get through and then we have some additional topics to talk about. We love to get your thoughts as we are doing the show so be sure to jump into the YouTube chat and tell us what you think while we are going through the topics tonight!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
1/25/20241 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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Girls Can Grill At CES; What Does AS Filler Leaf Do?

(January 23, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - Can you believe we are NEAR the end of January already? 2024 Rapidly coming to a close and tonight we lead off with Christie Vanover from Girls Can Grill. Christie lives in Vegas and attended the 2024 CES that Wes and I talked about last week. We will get her take on what some of these items looked like in person, her take on how successful they might be and what else she has going on in her live-fire word! Christie also just launched a new podcast hat we will discuss as well.9:35pm - After Christie, I will be joined by official show cigar expert, Mr. Jonathan from The Cigar Authority podcast. As you might recall, we have been going to "Cigar School" the last few times Mr. J has been on going over the parts that make up a cigar. Tonight we explore the last part...the "filler". What tobacco makes this up, what is its purpose, what flavors do they add and all the other things that filler tobacco is known for. We will also talk about the 2023 Cigar of The Year as chosen by TCA and some other topics as well.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
1/24/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 317This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to -  1/19/20010 - Being featured this week are the co-founders of the “Officially” unofficial band of the BBQ Central Show, 3 Years Hollow. Lead singer Jose Urquiza and then lead guitarist Tony Reeves, joined me for the first time and we talked about their journey into music, who inspired them and what it was like trying to break into the industry at that time. You might recall, a little over a year ago, Jose actually sat in as a guest judge for the final season of BBQCS American Idol…the season that I won!This was a very fun interview to do and listening back to it a week or so ago, it was great to hear it again and also its fun to get outside the box of the normal conversation of BBQ and Grilling and get some perspective on other industries…especially one that most of us have dreamed of doing at one point in our life…who wouldn't want to be a rockstar?I still use 3YH music to this day and I am a huge fan of all of ther music. If you are into that Sevendust, Breaking Ben, Chevelle type music…but in their own voice…I suggest giving them a search in Spotify…all their music is there and it’s really good!!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 1/19/2010Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
1/19/20248 minutes, 50 seconds
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Hardcore Carnivore Cajun Is Released; "The Sandos Of History" Debuts On BBQCS

(January 16, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14pm - Jess Pryles Hardcore Carnivore10:35pm - Barry Enderwick - Sandwiches Of HistoryThe BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
1/18/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 47 seconds
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Wisconsin Is Selling BBQ Supplies; CES Is The Place To Reveal New Grills!

(January 16, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - The 2rd Tuesday bring new guests of many sorts. We lead off the interviews tonight with someone who has been in the BBQ Supply business in Wisconsin for the past 3 years. Mike Luce joins me to talk about why he got into it, what business has been like and what you want to consider if this is something you want to get into.9:35pm - After Mike, I will be joined by 3rd Tuesday of the month regular guest, Wes Wright, from Cookout News (dot com). Plenty of new items have popped up over the past 4 weeks and we will get all the insight with Wes. Perhaps one of the most important items we will cover tonight is if ALL major grill/BBQ makers should be looking to go to CES first before any other industry/trade convention during the year going forward. CES happened last week, NBBQA happens between 1/31/2024-2/3/2024 (San Antonio) and HPBExpo happens 2/13/2024-2/15/2024 (Nashville). Which one really bring "the heat" for your dollar?The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
1/17/202459 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 316This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to -  1/12/20010 - Being featured this time around is friend of the show, Dave Bouska from Butcher’s BBQ. Back in 2010 we got some background on him and how he got into competition BBQ…and then we talked about how he got into the injection business and what injections do to meat and how they work. Very good info still to this day…so be sure to check it out this coming Friday.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 1/12/2010Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
1/12/20249 minutes, 20 seconds
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I Don't Even Know what Happened Here...

(January 9, 2024 - Hour Two)NONE OF THE DESCRIPTION BELOW ACTUALLY HAPPENED!!10:14pm - Leading off the 2nd hour is a first time guest and a "Sandwiches of History" expert. Barry Enderwick stops by to talk about his background and how he got into this whole new social media persona as the "Sandwich guy". Barry has found old cookbooks...like really old...and re-created some of the sandwich recipes he's found in them. Some have looked great while other have baffled the mind as to why anyone would have eaten these in the first place. This promises to be a great segment and possibly turn into a recurring segment!10:35pm - A few weeks back, the guy coming out of the bullpen was supposed to join us but he became ill and had to bow out. However, tonight he is back and better than ever, so we will welcome back Joey Machado of the Texas Original Charcoal Company. Joey will tell us why he started it (bought into it), how their charcoal differs and also tell us some dirty little secrets that exist in the industry today.WE CONTINUE TO SAY...GO BROWNS!!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
1/11/202447 minutes, 53 seconds
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Meathead Explains Taste & Flavor; Robert Moss Explains True Southern BBQ!

(January 9, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - The 2nd Tuesday of the month in 2024 brings a visit from an old favorite, Meathead from Amazingribs.com (He yells at you when you don't say "dot com"). There is plenty to discuss tonight, not the least of which is my new rule of 2024. I will see if Meathead is the latest person to buy in on this and join my movement as we lead the charge to stop spreading misinformation across all media platforms in 2024.9:35pm - After Meathead, I will be joined by BBQ scholar and monthly guest, Robert Moss. Tonight we cover some new topics but we are also working on a concept that will, more or less, take us through to the end of the year. Given Robert's expertise in the BBQ field, especially "southern" BBQ, we will go over a number of topics in-depth that will be of great interest to the beginner, intermediate and experienced BBQ lover. These will be segments you won't want to miss in 2024!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
1/10/202459 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 315This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to - 1/5/2010 - This week we feature a long time guest of the show, Derrick Riches. In this segment, from back in 2010, we were talking about Kingsford making a bold move by reducing the size of the briquettes but claiming you were going to be getting the same type of performance, just with less of the product. Did it work? Be sure to take a listen...and then get the full episode using the link below!I thank Derrick for all the years of great content he has given the show. Perhaps one day he will come back to the fold, but until that day, I wish him all the success in the world!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 1/5/2010Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
1/5/20246 minutes, 32 seconds
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Sam The Cooking Guy - First Visit in 2024

(January 2, 2024 - Hour Two)0:14pm - Finally, after an unforeseen (but foreseen) layoff of 3 MONTHS, Sam The Cooking Guy is back in the hot seat. So much has happened since we last got together in September of 2023. Sam has been to Korea, Mexico and celebrated 2 major holidays to close the year out. All the while, he has been pumping out great content on his world famous YouTube Channel. There is a fine chance that we extend into the :35past segment as well as there is so much to talk about tonight!10:35pm - Who knows if there will be any time left or not, but if there is, we might get an in-studio visit from Division 2 football superstar Quinton Posey from the Seton Hill University Griffins. Quinton, a defensive back for the Griffins, is coming off his best year to date and looks to get one more season in before he hangs up the spikes for good! If we get here, we will peel back the curtain and show you the real deal recruiting tactics that happen in college!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
1/4/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 7 seconds
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Memphis Money Talking Loud; Keveri Grills Wants To Be Your Choice!

(January 2, 2024 - Hour One)9:14pm - The first Tuesday of the month and the new year can only mean one thing! It's time to start2024 off in the right way, whihc for me, is a visit from our pal and BBQ legend, Malcom Reed from How To BBQ Right! Tonight Malcom and I will talk about 2024 goals for both the YouTube Channel and his podcast. Did you know Malcom is starting his 7th year of his podcast, which is a behind the scenes look at everything Malcom has going on in the live-fire world and also includes some insight on his most recent videos to his YouTube channel.9:35pm - After Malcom, I will be joined by a first time guest to the show and a creator of a very unique live-fire cooker, Antonio Montes from Keveri Grills. If you have ever longed for a piece that has an "oven'esque" aesthetic but can cook like a high-end commercial piece of equipment, this might be the cooker for you to look at. Antonio has a great story of success coming from Chile originally, stopping over in Miami for a while and is now currently based in Texas. We will learn about the origin of the cooker, the Patagonian way of cooking and how you can get one of these cookers as well.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
1/2/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 314This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to -  12/22/2009 - Being featured this coming Friday is our old pal Ted Reader! Canadian, YES…World recorder Hamburger holder…YES…Master planker YES!! Someone I need to have back on the show sooner than later…YES!!! In this segment, we talk about “winter/cold weather” BBQ and how to cook in it…what to expect…that kind of thing. Ted shares a number of great tips that still apply today, 15 years later! Ted shares a great tip about propane tanks and how when they go low there is a tendency to have the gas flow slow down…keep that in mind.Ted has always been a great guest and this segment is great…I will do better at getting him on in 2024 too!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 12/22/2009Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
12/29/20238 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Embedded Correspondents Close 2023 STORNG! - Also Cat Piss Updates!

(December 26, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14pm & 10:35pm - Closing out 2023 in the best way possible, the Embedded Correspondents show up to run through an abbreviated "100% Assurity Questions" list and then we dive into some recaps of 2023. As time allows, we will also make some 2024 predictions as well.**There is a cat piss update tonight!**I hope all of you had a great holiday over the weekend and you are gearing up for a fun and safe New Year's celebration this coming Sunday/Monday!!**2024 shows start next Tuesday...NO DAYS OFF!!**The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
12/28/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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David Ellis Of Machete Boys BBQ; American Dream BBQ Team For KCBS Board

(December 26, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - Remember back in September when there was a small (huge) scoring error at the biggest BBQ event KCBS sanctions? Yeah, me either...however, my first guest tonight remembers it very well, because, he thought he had won the whole thing initially, and In the end, was dropped to 2nd place. David Ellis from Machete Boys BBQ joins me for the first time to briefly talk about that event, but more importantly, what he has been doing since that time (behind the scenes) to help make sure this doesn't happen again to any other team in the future.9:35pm - After David, I will be joined by show friend and KCBS board hopeful, David Qualls from the American Dream BBQ Team. This is not Dave's first go-around on the board. He had served in the not to distant past and is ready to give it another go again should he garner enough votes. Dave will talk about what he hopes to fix, how to help guide the board in the best way and how he hopes to help the current CEO be a more efficient and effective executive.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
12/27/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 313This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to -  12/20/2011 - It’s that time of year gang…we are less than a week away from Christmas…so Friday, Jon brings to you the yearly renewal of the most popular BBQ/Grilling Christmas song ever to be performed…and this was done LIVE no less…in the original BBQ Central Show studio in Euclid, Ohio…”The 12 days of BBQ Christmas” will once again be played this coming Friday. Just a bit of history here…old friends of the show, Logan Hendrickson and “The Pizzaiola di Pizzitola's” Matt Frampton combine on the writing of the lyrics…they shipped it off to me…and then we DID IT LIVE on that fateful Tuesday night…a then 10yr old Bobbi, an 8 year old Maddi and a 6 year old Marleigh were my backup and co-singers on this one…if you are new to the show and you’ve never heard this…you are n for a treat…if you have been with the show for a while, this is one everyone looks forward to each holiday season…so I hope you enjoy it. Every year, we toy with the potential of doing a “new” version…but sometimes you have to understand that you are in the presence of perfection…and leave well enough alone!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 12/20/2011Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
12/22/20238 minutes, 37 seconds
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Smokin' Joe's Looking For A Spot; Daniel Vaughn Has Great BBQ Outside of Texas!

(December 19, 2024 - Hour Two)10:14pm - Swinging through for his last appearance in 2024 is our pal Joe Martinez, owner of Smokin' joe's Pit BBQ. Joe has been the focus of the BBQCS "Podumentary" this year so we will get the latest updates as this year comes to a close. We will also see if joe might want to stay on for year 2 as he has mentioned a few times on this show that he wants to get into a brick and mortar place ASAP...that would be really great to track!10:35pm - Coming out of the bullpen tonight is the BBQ editor for Texas Monthly, Daniel Vaughn. On the agenda tonight is the best in BBQ outside of Texas for 2023. We will also talk about a few other news-worth topics as time allows. I am working on an unexpected investigation that I might ask DV about as well to see what he knows!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
12/21/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 33 seconds
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More Memphis News; Wes Wright Thinks Blackstone Is Doing It Right!

(December 19, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - A guest drops out...but new Memphis News DROPS IN!! Here comes the $$$$!!!9:35pm - After Joey we will talk to our news and business expert, Wes Wright from Cookout News. Tonight we discuss the latest release from Blackstone, the Trager Flatrock recall and much much more. We will also get his thoughts on where the market will trend in the first part of 2024.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
12/20/202359 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 312This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to -  12/16/2008 - A long time ago! Dave Lefkow, one of the founding partners of a product called Bacon Salt, was my guest…and we talked all about the origins of the product.  Little known fact…the company got its start from Dave’s kid hitting him in the face with a wiffle ball and it won an episode of America’s Funniest Home Video…they took that $5k in winnings and started the Bacon Salt empire…it is still around…bacon salt dot com…lots of flavors…so if you haven’t tried it…give it a hot…and it was originally made to help those who aren’t allowed to eat bacon to get the flavor in a “legal” way…100% kosher!!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 12/16/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
12/15/20239 minutes, 28 seconds
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Tim Scheer Origin Story - Shake N Bake BBQ/GDS/Blues Hog/Marble Ridge

(December 12, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14pm & 10:35pm - Last week it was an Origin Story of Fast Eddy Maurin and this week we do the same deal but with an elite BBQ competitor, business owner and tall man, Tim Scheer of Shake N Bake BBQ/Gateway Drum Smokers/Blues Hog BBQ and Marble Ridge Meats. We will trace Tim from birth to present day and hear all about him as a youth, athlete, husband and how he got into live-fire and developed into an incredible force in the industry.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
12/14/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 56 seconds
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What is A Pump-tini?? ; Robert Moss Predicts BBQ Evolutions in 2024

(December 12, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - Welcome back our pal and creator of Amazing Ribs website, Meathead! He graciously took last month off as we did the "Origin Story" of Robert Moss but tonight he is back and better than ever and we tackle the gift list of 2023, what he wants the most this year, what 2024 looks like and much much more!9:35pm - After Meathead, we will be joined by monthly guest Robert Moss. We didn't get to the topic last month because we were deep diving on him, but Robert has his own thoughts and hot takes on the Memphis in May situation and what this new event in Tom Lee Park will mean to this whole weekend in 2024. As time allows, I will ask Robert about the history of some of the most cherished main dishes for the Holiday season.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
12/13/202359 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 311This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to -  12/01/2009 - Being featured this week is BBQ Central Show Guest Hall of Fame’er and the original creator of The BBQ Pitmasters Series, John Markus. In this segment…we are actually going back to when Pitmasters was being released for the very first time…and as I think about it…why the hell was a TV channel deciding to release a BBQ show in the middle of winter??  So weird when you think about it…however, it didn’t diminish the amount of buzz that was going around the industry back then and how excited everyone was to have the industry exposed to the mass public…and really…this is the show that caused the “golden era” of BBQ that I mention every so often on the show…with John Markus and without this show…we have known of what we had in that 5-8 year stretch. So, if you aren’t familiar with John or BBQ Pitmasters…this is a good way to get acquainted with both.  By the way…BBQ Pitmasters still plays routinely on cable TV (like THIS weekend)Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 12/1/2009Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
12/8/20239 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Origin Story of Fast Eddy Maurin

(December 5, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14pm & 10:35pm - Normally you see a visit from Sam The Cooking Guy in this slot, but tonight we change it up! 2023 BBQCS Guest Hall of Fame inductee, Ed "Fast Eddy" Maurin joins me for the 2nd hour and we do the "Origin Story" of Ed. Some of you may know him from his days on the competition circuit, more of you might know him as a premier builder of pellet cookers but there are many other things that you might not know about Eddy at all. Tonight, we reveal all! Be sure to join us for what promises to be a great 2 segments!!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
12/7/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 24 seconds
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Malcom Reed & Heath Riles Talk Memphis! Then A Chat with Mike Lang

(December 5, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - Welcome to the last month of 2023 (Rapidly coming to a close) and we open the show tonight with the biggest story going in 2023. Yes, Memphis in May and the new BBQ competition in Memphis have regained control of "hottest topic" of the year and tonight we talk about all the angles with two of the biggest names in the biz right now. First Tuesday of the month regular guest, Malcom Reed from Killer Hogs BBQ team and Heath Riles of Heath Riles BBQ will join me to talk all about this topic and where they see it going over the next few months as it then culminates on the very same weekend in May 2024! You won't want to miss this segment!9:35pm - After Malcom and Heath, I will be joined by quarterly guest, Mike Lang from Another Pint Please. We will discuss holiday meals (Hanukah starts Thursday) to make this year, sides dishes and drinks to pair and then we will discuss gift guides and 2024 trend predictions!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
12/6/202359 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 310This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to -  12/1/2009 - If you are a fan and historian of KCBS competition BBQ, the year 2009 must surely stick in your head as one of the closest competition races for Team of the year title…back then it was a 3 way battle of now legendary teams…Iowa Smokey D’s, I Smell Smoke and Pellet Envy. Spoiler alert…Pellet Envy ends up winning the last contest of the year and thus, the 2009 KCBS TOTY title…but in this interview I spoke with Darren Warth and Steve Farrin…here’s what I take away from both pitmasters from back in 2009…Darren was using a pair of WSM as that time…and both Darren and Steve were also using an FE100 pellet cooker…my how times have changed...but back then, the FE cooker was a favorite pit by many of top pitmasters on the competition trail.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 12/1/2009Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
12/1/20239 minutes, 35 seconds
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November Edition of The Embedded Correspondents

(November 28, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14pm & 10:35pm - The 4th Tuesday of the month means the Embedded Correspondents stop by for their monthly visit. There is a better than average chance that our pal Rusty Monson will not be joining us tonight. However, Doug and Jon (and myself) are ready to bring the actual heat with a new round of 100% AQ and we have some other topics to dig into as well.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
11/30/202353 minutes, 40 seconds
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Fireboard Beacon Is Here & Did You Know There's A New Memphis BBQ Festival In Town?

(November 28, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - Leading off the show tonight is one of the Founders of Fireboard Labs. Ted Conrad joins me to talk about the new Fireboard Beacon and how it can be used in your everyday cooking life...both live-fire and every day kitchen cooking. If you own a restaurant or some other professional setting where temperatures are important, you will want to make sure to check this segment out as the Beacon can change the game!9:35pm - If you are a fan of competition BBQ, you certainly know about Memphis In May. But did you know that, as of this past Wednesday, there is a new kid on the block looking to take over on the same weekend and in the same city? If you want to go one step further, this new contest is going into the longtime home of Memphis In May, Tom Lee Park! How did we get here and what's it all about? Carey Bringle from Peg Leg Porker joins me to talk all about it!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
11/29/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 309This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to - Taking you back to -  11/20/2012 - With a guest you may or may not recall…I referred to him…and still refer to him…as the Jeweler to the BBQ stars! Yes, Willoughby (and Chardon) Ohio’s very own, Steven DiFranco…owner of Steven DiFranco Jewelers! Steve is one of the very few…dare I say…SELECT FEW…that have been a guest “live in studio” …and this segment was done back where the show was born…in Euclid, OH! If memory serves me correctly…which it probably doesn’t…I think he was a guest twice…Steven DiFranco Jewelers was a long time sponsor of this show back in the day…Steve actually reached out to me and told me he was a fan of the show…we met in person and a love affair has burned deeply ever since. I actually tried to refuse his $$ many times before finally relenting and allowing him to sponsor the show…I was like…why do you want to do this…you own a jewelry store…so he either saw value in it…or saw a pathetic loser who needed some wins at life! You make your own decisions as you listen to this, now, 11 year old segment this coming Friday…believe it or not…the last time I saw Steve (a few weeks ago at a “watch club” he hosted…he talked about coming back on the show as a guest…so we’ll see if that really happens or not.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 11/20/2012Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
11/24/20239 minutes, 17 seconds
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Hey Grill Hey Kits Are Bomb! Atlanta BBQ Store Scoring Issue Interview.

(November 21, 2023 - Hour Two) 10:14pm - Leading off the 2nd hour is the creator of one of the most successful BBQ brands out there today, Susie Bulloch from Hey Grill Hey. Tonight we talk about the success of her "kits" and how they are very unique and not many other places do these. We will also talk about Thanksgiving side dishes, how to quick thaw a turkey (if you're late) favorite ways to cook a turkey and what to cook that's different then the norm!10:35pm - At the time of this newsletter, there is a 50/50 shot at pulling off what I am looking to do. You might see Brian Jarvis from the Atlanta BBQ Store but there are some things that need to happen between now and then. If you don't see Brian, you will see me talking about another KCBS scoring issue that took place at Brian's event...time will tell.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
11/23/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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Whole Turkeys For Steven Raichlen & Wes Wright Brakes Down Snoop Dog

(November 21, 2023 - Hour One9:14pm - Leading off the show tonight is one of the most recognized BBQ icons in all the land. An author of "The Barbecue Bible" a TV host of "Planet BBQ", a cooking class instructor, a BBQ Hall of Fame'er and a BBQ Central Show Guest Hall of Fame'er and quarterly guest, Steven Raichlen. What are we going to talk about? Thanksgiving stuff...(yes), Big Green Egg stuff...(yes), free standing griddle cooking...(yes) and much more!9:35pm - Not withstanding Steven's segment, our monthly business correspondent, Wes Wright from Cookout News (.com), joins me to talk about the latest business happenings in the industry. You might think things would be slowing down...but you would be WRONG! Things are busier than ever and new products continue to be released and/or improved!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
11/22/202359 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 308This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to - 11/17/2009 - With a guest you may or may not have heard of…or remember, if you are a long time fan of the show…Does anyone remember Julie Reinhart of “She Smoke” fame??  Yes, Julie made a few appearances on the show way back in the day…her and her husband owned a BBQ restaurant out in the Pacific Northwest, she wrote a book…called “She Smoke”...and in this segment we talked about turkey preparation…since we are closer to Thanksgiving…this will be some great info as we are just over a week away.  You may or may not also hear a BBQ related poem…specifically one dedicated to “injection”...you won’t want to miss it!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 11/17/2009Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
11/17/20239 minutes, 28 seconds
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Pitts & Spitts Gas Grill; Heath Riles BBQ Back And better Than Ever!

(November 14, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14pm - Ryan Zboril, owner of Pitts & Spitts, joins me to kick of the 2nd hour tonight. We will discuss a myriad of topics to include how this year has gone for the company, what the first half of next year looks like, goals for 2024, trends they are seeing as it relates to buying and new products that might have coming to market as well. Ryan is always a great guest with tremendous industry insight so you will want to tune in for this one!10:35pm - Coming out of the bullpen tonight is the creator of Heath Riles BBQ, Heath Riles! Has it been since 2016 since Heath has been on the show?? YES! Too much time has gone by so the catch up is long over due. So many things have transpired in his world since the last time we spoke we, so we will do our best to get you up to speed during the segment tonight!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
11/16/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Origin Story Of BBQCS Guest HOF'er Robert Moss

(November 14, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm & 9:35pm - Not too long ago, the show inducted a new class of Guest Hall of Fame'ers. Tonight, I wrangle one up for the always popular "Origin Story" segments. Kicking the 2023 class off is our monthly guest, Robert Moss. Yes, you usually see him on a 2nd Tuesday anyway, however, our pal Meathead graciously bowed our of his spot so we could enjoy the full hour getting to know the story of Robert Moss.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
11/15/202359 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 307This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to - 11/18/2008 - I would say “This week we are featuring Kevin Bevington of what was then HomeBBQ.com”...however, what’s really featured this week is how much I was willing to “hang on” for a guest instead of realizing there was a technical issue and then just punching out of the segment. Evidently, back in 2008, I was really trying to make the segment between Kevin and I happen at any and all costs! We were trying to connect though initially…you’ll hear that…and eventually we converted over to phone…and it is a timely segment because we were talking about turkey prep on the BBQ pit for the impending Thanksgiving Day celebration.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 11/18/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
11/10/20236 minutes, 22 seconds
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Travis Clark Is ALL IN On Greene Turtles!

(November 7, 2023 - Hour Two)One of the best competition cooks to ever light a fire, Travis Clark, joins me to lead off the 2nd hour. Over the past handful of years, only two teams have won the KCBS team of the year title, and Travis is one of those teams (Gettin' Basted is the other). Tonight we talk about any thoughts he has on the 2023 American Royal fiasco, the limited 2023 competition season he's run and we'll look into 2024 and see if he has any interest (or time) to make another run for team of the year. Aside from competitions, Travis has turned into quite a successful restaurateur and business person. Aside from the Clark Crew BBQ brand, he has also gotten into a line of sports bars that will allow him to showcase his other food expertise as well. Travis has never been short on opinionsThe BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
11/9/202355 minutes, 57 seconds
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What Happened At The 2023 American Royal Open

(November 7, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm & 9:35pm - In the first hour tonight I will be joined by the CEO of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, Rod Gray. About 5 weeks ago, there was a scoring issue during the American Royal competition that was unlike any other in the history of KCBS competition BBQ. Wrong winners were announced, places up and down the list adjusted and teams want to know what happened, why it happened and what is being done to ensure that this won't happen again, not only at this event, but at all other competitions across the country. Yes, there have been other interviews with Rod over the past few weeks but there were very important questions that were left unasked for whatever reason. Tonight, we make the time to dig into the most important questions and see if answers will be given. I hope you take the time to tune in live tonight and listen for yourself.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
11/8/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 306This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to - 11/04/2008 - This week we feature one of the best competition cooks to ever light a pit…Rob “Rub” Bagby of Swamp Boys BBQ. Rub was an FBA president, multiple time FBA TOTY winner and also did very well when he competed in the KCBS contests. Rub eventually got into the sauce manufacturing and selling business and has (3) different flavors of sauce which you can still buy to this day. In this segment we talked a lot about a contest that no longer exists…called the Best of the Best that was put on by now NBBQA owner, Kell and Janet Phelps. If you are newer to the competition seen…BOTB was unique in the fact that it was an event that drew competitors form all different sanctioning bodies…it also took rules from different sanctioning bodies as well…there was an invitational event and an open event…Best of the Best ran for a number of years and many considered it to be a “major contest” to win during the heyday of competition BBQ…remember…we are going back 15 years ago. So if you aren’t familiar with Rub or Best of the Best…here’s a good taster for both…make sure you go and grab the whole episode as well using the link in the show notes! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 11/4/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
11/3/20238 minutes, 7 seconds
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Barbecue "Smokey" Smokfir Is In Heaven?

(October 31, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 - BBQ Smokey is back...and better than ever. Well, at least for a few minutes until he realizes where he really is. If you are in the mood for a Halloween related tune with a BBQ spin you won't be disappointed (well, you might be VERY disappointed).10:35pm - There has been a guest booked for this segment for a number of weeks, however, he has gone radio silent the past 10 days leading into tonight. At the time of this release, I am unable to confirm if he will be here or not. If not, I have a number of items to get through that have been sitting in the "content bin" for instances like this! Stay tuned!!PROGRAMMING NOTE: Next Tuesday (11/7) I will be interviewing Rod Gray, CEO of the KCBS. Last week he appeared on 2 BBQ related podcasts talking about the issues that arose during the American Royal Open last month. If you are a competitor or someone who actively follows competition BBQ and especially the KCBS events, you will want to tune in live for this interview. I believe it will be the definitive interview that covers the "what" and "how" it happened at this year's American Royal.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
11/2/202342 minutes, 31 seconds
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After 4 Years Away - Steve Ray RETURNS!!

(October 31, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - Few people have "quit" the show. Fewer people have "quit" the show with no reason whatsoever. He gave me as close to a "ghosting" (pun intended) as you can get without a full on shine. If you are a fan of the show then you know who I am talking about. He was an original Embedded Correspondent hailing from Tennessee. He owns a vehicle repair facility and also a BBQ supply store. He has generated some of the best content the show has ever put out and he is also a pitmaster and host of his own content on the internet. Believe it or not, "persona non grata" Steve Ray, joins the show for the first time in years! I will ask him the hardest questions he has ever experienced in an interview setting. It might get VERY uncomfortable for him...and me...but I will do what needs to be done!9:35pm - After all the important stuff, Steve and I will spend some time talking about the growth and existence of his BBQ supply store and how he was able to navigate the COVID experience and if how that space of time has refined his vision for the store moving forward. All kidding aside, I am looking forward to having Steve on the show again!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
11/1/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 305This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to - 4/12/2008 - This week we feature a lesser known personality when compared to my Guest Hall of Fame Mother…My Dad makes a rare appearance on the show and, This show is actually off of a “listener request”...long time fan of the show “Derrick” wrote in and asked Jon to put this together.  In this segment we talked about fuel sources and we specifically talked about OEM and after-market propane gas readers…and we really dove into  a Christmas gift that I got him…it appeared to be quite a hit with him as it relates to letting him know the LP level of the tank. After listening back…I have to say…we did a very good job selling this item…but I am sure it's not in business anymore or some other company bought it from the original company…or something along those lines…so as the holidays spool up and you have a live-fire gas grill lover in your circle…this might be a type of gift you should be considering…Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 4/12/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
10/27/20238 minutes, 21 seconds
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The 2023 BBQ Central Show guest Hall of Fame Class Is...

(October 24, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 & 10:35pm - Due to the EXTENSIVE "100% Assurity Questions" list from last month, we put off the 2023 BBQCS Guest Hall of Fame show to this month. So tonight, the gang reconvenes and we will bring our list of (5) nominations to the show. After all of us announce our list of names, should we have some unanimous names, those people get into the hall directly! Whatever spots are left open, we will go down our list one by one and argue for our favorites in hopes of securing unanimous votes to finish out the new class of (5) members for 2023. Clear as mud?? Probably...but you will understand the process once you hear it tonight! Join us in the chat tonight and weigh in with your own names while we carve out the class of 2023!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
10/26/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 37 seconds
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Texas Star Grill Shop - Rick Martin

(October 24, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - What are the steps to opening and then running a vibrant BBQ supply business? Rick Martin, founder of Texas Star Grill Shop joins me to discuss this very topic. He currently has 4 locations around the greater Houston Metro area and we will dive into the ins and outs of what it takes to win in this line of work. We will also talk about how he brings in new lines to sell and we will also talk about how he (and his staff) goes about showing the right products to potential customers. Rick is a wealth of knowledge in this space and I am looking forward to talking to him tonight.9:35pm - There is a good chance that Rick and I continue into this part of the show as well. We will talk about the Franklin BBQ pit and how he positions it to potential buyers. If you recall, a few months ago, Sam The Cooking Guy found the retail price for the Franklin pit to be a bit "hefty" so I will ask Rick how they overcome this initial objection from the consumer when it comes up.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
10/25/202359 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 304This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to - 10/04/2016 - Dr BBQ, Ray Lampe, was a guest and we talked about a few different things. One was the huge BBQ event in England that has since gone away called Grillstock (7 years or so in existence) and then we transitioned to talking about European teams coming to the Jack and possibly winning it at some point. Yes, 2004 there was the highly controversial “Mad Cow” win (Rick and Jackie Weight) at the JAck…but since then, there has not been an international team that has really gotten close to winning it…but we talked about what the likelihood of it happening was back in 2016. We also talked about writing cookbooks and a few other topics as well…Ray always a great guest and never scared to share his opinion on what’s happening in the industry. Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 10/4/2016Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
10/20/20239 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jess Pryles Has a New TV Show; Matt Groark Debuts And hits A Homerun!

(October 17, 2023- Hour Two)10:14 - CEO of Hardcore Carnivore and creator of the Jess Pryles website, Jess Pryles, joins me in her quarterly segment. Tonight we talk about her expanding sausage business through HEB, the college football bbq series she seems to be on and, of course, we will talk about the TV show that she recently announced on Kevin's BBQ Joints podcast about a month ago. Do we have a music gameshow at the end of the segment...YES!10:35pm - Founder of "Groark Boys BBQ", Matt Groark, joins me for the very first time tonight and we talk about his journey to get where he is today, his vegetarian wife, Embers TV and much much more! Matt is winning at the social media and TV game currently so, if you are interested in getting some pointers on how to win as well, then this is the segment for you!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
10/19/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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Go Big Or Go BBQ In Studio; Wes Wright Talks Pellet Fueled Griddles!

(October 17, 2023 - Hour one)9:14pm - What happens when a guest books themselves on the show and then falls off the face of the earth? Why you lob a message to the BBQ guy down the street and see if he wants to sit in...and then he says yes and saves the day! Aaron Huntleman from Go Big or Go BBQ joins me to talk about the evolution of the "Competition Box" and we will also talk about the first year BBQ contest he cooked in this past weekend in a place called Wadsworth, OH. We'll also talk about his rub and sauce biz and how he plans on growing that in 2024.9:35pm - Wes Wright from Cookout News joins me for his monthly segment and we dive into a myriad of topics to include "Eggtoberfest" a few weeks ago, what 2024 looks like for BGE and their new CEO, the release of (3) new grills from Recteq (including a pellet fired griddle cooker) and the launch of the NEW Green Mountain Grills "Prime 2.0" cookers. Plenty to get through with Wes so have your pencils ready!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
10/18/202355 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 303This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to - 10/04/2016 -  Sterling Ball of Big Poppa Smokers was my guest this time around and we talk about him getting back from the Sam’s Club National Championship where he finished 6th overall, and this one was where there was a big number of 700+ scores and Sterling couldn’t have been more gracious talking about the event and his results. We also talked a bit about his cooking partner, James Perez, and how he came aboard and what his growth as a cook was like at that point. Fast forward 7 years later, James is still on the team and has become a very good cook…and as Sterling mentions in the interview…a very important part of the team. Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 10/4/2016Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
10/13/202311 minutes, 32 seconds
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Aaron Franklin Talks About Franklin BBQ Pits!

(October 10, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 - Coming in for the 2nd hour is one of the most recognized names in BBQ today, Aaron Franklin. Aaron is out promoting his brand of offset BBQ pit that has recently been brought to market. Yes, we have mentioned it on this show for the past few weeks (they sponsor the show) but it is high time the guy in charge of getting these into the consumers hands sits down and talks all about them...from the inside out!10:35pm - Aaron closes the show tonight as we talk about the state of the BBQ restaurant, his other restaurant interests, the books and any other items he has going on as 2023 rapidly comes to a close! It's been a little while since Aaron has been on the show so I am excited to talk with him this evening!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
10/12/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 32 seconds
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What is "Aging" Meat And Is The BBQ bubble Getting Ready To Bust?

(October 10, 2023- Hour One)9:14pm - Are you new to the BBQ/Grilling game and have heard the term "aging" when it comes to beef? Tonight I will be joined my 2nd Tuesday of the month regular guest Meathead from Amazingribs.com and we will cover the topic to get you up to speed. Dry aging and what happens to the meat to get you those flavors over time that are sought after by high end beef lovers, wet aging and what that does to your beef as it happens and all points in between. We might also discuss why, according to Meathead, griddling should not be classified as any kind of BBQ/Grilling cooking method.9:35pm - After Meathead the contributing BBQ editor to Sothern Living Magazine, Robert Moss, joins me to talk about the upcoming Jack Daniel's competition this weekend and he will also address the comments from Daniel Vaughn last month telling him to "Leave Texas BBQ joints to Texas Monthly" and that will be better for everyone involved. Other topics are sure to come up as well so be ready to see what happensThe BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
10/11/202359 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 302This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to - 9/09/2008 -  this time around, we feature ME…and a guy by the name of Walt from Wilton…Walt mentioned a number of weird things on the call but ultimately talks about how he BBQs horses. This show was a request from a fan of the show who does point out that I found the call to be a bit off putting…which is counter to my longtime stance of being PRO horse meat eating…and by that, I mean securing the choice to eat horse meat…which we STILL don’t have! I don’t think the groundswell of horse meat eating support took place until a handful of years later…remember, this was back in 2009…NOT Withstanding Walt from Wilton…a LEGENDARY caller in the early years of the show, Dan from Wachula, also makes an appearance during this episode…Dan, in my mind, is absolute legend when it comes to the old time callers to the show…I have no idea what happened to Dan but I hope he is well…this also gives you a peek into what kind of show was happening almost 15 years ago. Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 9/9/2008Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE 
10/6/20238 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Fireboard Beacon Is Close - Butter Basting Steaks Is Nonsense!

(October 3, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 - Co-founder of Fireboard Labs, Ted Conrad joins me to talk about some new things that will be releasing into the market before the end of 2023. Maybe Ted will give us some hints on new things for 2024?? Ted also spent the weekend at the American Royal so we will get a recap from him. There was quite a bit of internet buzz going Sunday night as the awards for the Open portion ran into quite a snag. We'll get his take on the weekend and what he gets out of going to that event as a manufacturer of a BBQ/Grilling product.10:35pm - Are you one of the many that have been exposed to the "butter basting" your steak to finish it properly? As the video content began to grow, so did the steak cooking tutorials that all showcased an insane amount of butter and thyme sprigs going into a pan and then baste, baste, baste, baste...etc! Have you ever thought, "Does that really do anything??" Well, the creator of Combustion Inc and semi-regular contributor to the show, Chris Young, thought the same thing and he decided to put in the work and do a number of experiments to reach a final conclusion. The video is on his YouTube channel but we will go over it in-depth tonight! You won't want to miss it!!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
10/5/20231 hour, 32 seconds
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Swine Life Talks Brisket Holds & Melissa Cookston Stops By After 5 Years Away!

(October 3, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - Welcome to October (2023 rapidly coming to a close!!). Usually our pal Malcom Reed stops by for an interview but tonight we welcome in the pitmaster from Swine Life BBQ, Mark Williams! Tonight, Mark and I will talk about some football recipes, holding briskets for more than 12 hours, mile cow steaks and I will get his thoughts on the current state of Memphis in May.9:35pm - After Mark, the winningest Woman in competition BBQ, Melissa Cookston, joins me for the first time in a few years. Melissa and I will talk about getting into the BBQ supply store business, I will certainly ask her about the current situation regarding MIM and we will also talk about the BBQ TV show on Netflix.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!
10/4/202359 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 301This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to - 10/4/2016 -  this time around, we feature Darren Warth from Iowa Smokey D’s (and host of the Cue the mic podcast). Back in 2016, Darren and Sherry won the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour overall title (6th year in existence at that time)… we talked about the win, where it ranked amongst their other titles and we also talked about the scoring that happened at that event…Daren won with a 712…which was huge…Lucky’s Q had a 704 in RGC…You’ll hear in the interview that the 6th place finisher (Sterling Ball) would have WON any other BBQ competition that weekend…but his score was only good enough for 6th…WOW!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 10/4/2016Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
9/29/202311 minutes, 12 seconds
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Embedded Correspondents Run The Assurity Gauntlet!

(September 26, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 & 10:35pm - The 4th Tuesday of the month brings a visit from the Embedded Correspondents. We have a HUGE list of 100% Assurity questions to run through and we add Jason Baker to the mix and get his takes as well on these questions. We will also talk about cooking classes and who we would take classes from if we could! The fun will be intense!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!JC Newman Cigars – Try Perla Del Mar Corojo or Centro Fino No. 60 Today!
9/28/202358 minutes, 17 seconds
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Jason Baker From Green Mountain Grills - All First Hour!

(September 26, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - The 4th Tuesday of the month is here and tonight we have our 2nd in-studio guest of the year! Jason Baker from Green Mountain Grills has been on a 3 week long tour of showcasing the all new grill to current and potential dealers. Tonight Jason will sit in for the whole show but we will dig in during this segment on the history of the cooker, what the legal issues with Traeger have done to them and how he looks to move forward. We won't talk too much about the cooker because there is a restricted date for launch (announcement) and we are in advance of that date tonight. The conversation, however, will be superb!9:35pm - After the Jason Baker segment, we will switch gears and talk to our pal Derrick Riches. Last month we ended up being pressed for time and didn't get to the last topic of the agenda, however, this month we will get to one of his recent articles on temperature and time! If you are new to BBQ and Grilling, this will be an important segment for you to hear!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!JC Newman Cigars – Try Perla Del Mar Corojo or Centro Fino No. 60 Today!
9/27/202359 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 300This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to - 9/29/2015 - The creator of the “Unknown BBQ” line of products and the pitmaster of the Unknown BBQ team, Jason Whitcomb is being featured on episode 300 this coming Friday!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 9/29/2015Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
9/22/202312 minutes, 4 seconds
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3rd Installment of The 3\2023 Podumentary; Daniel Vaughn Talks About Where BBQ Came From!

(September 19, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 - Kicking off the 2nd hour is our 2023 "Podumentary" subject, Joe Martinez from Smokin' Joe's Pit BBQ. This is his 3rd of 4 spots this year and tonight we talk about those first 3-6 months of being in business and what he had to battle though. We will also talk about how being included into the "25 Up and Coming" list that Texas Monthly put out recently has affected his business. Looking forward to speaking with Joe and hearing his Food Trailer journey!10:35pm - Coming out of the bullpen tonight is the BBQ editor for Texas Monthly, Daniel Vaughn. Daniel has thoughts on Southern Living's top 50 list that was released a week ago, if SL should leave Texas out of their coverage and we will also dig into an interview he did with Virginia (and BBQ historian) Joe Haynes. Joe is laying claim to the fact that BBQ is fully American in its roots and it is not a derivative of cooking that has come from another country as many say.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!JC Newman Cigars – Try Perla Del Mar Corojo or Centro Fino No. 60 Today!
9/21/20231 hour, 46 seconds
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Vindulge Releases A New Wine BBQ Sauce; Weber Releasing A New Pellet Cooker?

(September 19, 2023 - Hour ne)9:14pm - The 3rd Tuesday of the month kicks of with not one, but TWO new guests! Mary Cressler and Sean Martin from Vindulge join me for the firs time tonight. We will get their respective backgrounds, see how they blended their expertise into a website and how they have built the brand over the years. We will also talk about their new BBQ sauce which is "wine forward" to say the least. I am looking forward to speaking with both of them to kick it off tonight!9:35pm - After Mary & Sean, Wes Wright from Cookout News joins me to talk about the latest news, events and filings in the BBQ/Grilling world. Weber has launched some new "Weber Q's" internationally, Wes wrote a piece on affiliate links and how the live-fire world is not doing it right and we have other topics as well.The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!JC Newman Cigars – Try Perla Del Mar Corojo or Centro Fino No. 60 Today!
9/20/202359 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 299This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to - 9/29/2015 - The owner of South Side market, Bryan Bracewell, was my guest back then. Some of you might know that South Side is the oldest BBQ joint in Texas. Bryan talks about the beginnings of South Side, the past owners and then how his family bought it and 47 years later (from back in 2015) have grown the business into what it is today. We also talked about his trip to Japan and how BBQ was being leveraged to increase the export of American beef over to Japan…at that time, BBQ was a big driver in that part of the business happening and Bryan was brought over to showcase American BBQ along with American beef being the product to make it with. Very interesting conversation…especially since some of the best beef cuts and grades are coming from Japan…both then and now! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 9/29/2015Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
9/15/20238 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Rocket Fire Torch Creator And Then A Cell Cultivated Meat Expert!

(September 12, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 - Do you have a charcoal grill? Are you not a huge fan of the popular charcoal chimney? I might have an alternative that will strike your fancy!! Michael Berard, creator of a product called "Rocket Fire Torch", will join the show to talk all about this novel fire starting product and how he got it to market. One of the stand out features is it's "tri-flame" tip to help get the charcoal going faster. While you can use this in many different ways, I see this working well in the ceramic cooker and kettle grill arena!10:35pm - Coming out of the bullpen tonight is an award winning journalist and someone who has been covering the "alternative meat" industry for the past handful of years! Michael Grunwald will make his first appearance on the show and we will talk about how this industry has evolved over the past decade or so and then discuss this whole cell cultivated meat sector we have been covering the past few months. This is going to be an excellent segment and has "instant classic" potential written all over it!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!JC Newman Cigars – Try Perla Del Mar Corojo or Centro Fino No. 60 Today!
9/14/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 46 seconds
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Meathead Has An Explosive BBQ Rub; Robert Moss Unveils The New SL Top 50 BBQ List.

(September 12, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - The 2nd Tuesday of the month brings a visit from our pal, BBQ Hall of Fame'er and creator of Amazingribs.com, Meathead. Tonight we talk about what really happened at the airport last month when he was on his way to Cleveland, what makes a good BBQ rub, going through technical issues on live streams and much more!9:35pm - After Meathead, Southern Living BBQ editor, Robert Moss joins me to talk about his freshly released Southern Living Top 50 BBQ Restaurants. spoiler alert...there is a new #1 spot that will be revealed on the show this very night! We will also talk about where the value might be for spending $60 on a streaming BBQ video channel vs. a BBQ newsletter, the history of the infamous "potted meat" and much more!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!JC Newman Cigars – Try Perla Del Mar Corojo or Centro Fino No. 60 Today!
9/13/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 298This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 9/11/2012 - 6 days from now we will be at the 22nd anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001…22 years!!! I end the show every week calling out the date and making sure I tell you that “I will never forget”...I hope that you will never forget…but the bottom line is, as time passes, and those of us who “lived it” begin to die off…it will ultimately become a moment in time only to be learned about or watched on YouTube or through researching and the reading online news articles from that time.  My oldest was 4 months old…she doesn’t remember that…so her generation is really the first ones who don’t remember it happening live…which means the connection to that event dies with me…dies with you…dies with those who are old enough to remember that day and how it made you feel inside...SCARED, unsafe, threatened, wondering what is going to happen next…having gone through the pandemic and 9/11…from my end of things…you can’t compare them…so different! I was never “scared” or felt”unsafe” during the pandemic…maybe because I am a simpleton…maybe because the world was also going through it…who knows…but when September 11th happened…that was different. I am not foolish enough to think this won’t become like every other major event in U.S. history…one you just read about…but I lived this one…so I want people to know about it and never forget about what happened that day!So Friday you will hear my thoughts and my look back on that event, which at that time, was 11 years after the attack.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 9/11/2012Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
9/8/202310 minutes, 55 seconds
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Sam The Cooking Guy Says Eat Various Foods; Charlie Eblen Wants To Be The Nike of BBQ!

(September 5, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 - Another first Tuesday of the month in the 2nd hour brings another visit from our pal, Sam The Cooking Guy. We have one segment with Sam tonight and we will discuss things like towels, microphones, beef tallow, porterhouse steaks, flat top griddles and wireless thermometers...or we will talk about none of that...who knows!!10:35pm - The bullpen segment tonight AGAIN belongs to a guy who is looking to become "The Nike of BBQ". What does that even mean? We will welcome first time guest Charlie Eblen from Single Tree BBQ and learn all about his mission. Charlie is also promoting an event he is putting on soon that will benefit local veterans in his area. Yes, we tried this last week and it failed but we reload tonight and nothing can stop us now...right??The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of  the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!JC Newman Cigars – Try Perla Del Mar Corojo or Centro Fino No. 60 Today!
9/7/20231 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Could We See "Malcom In May"? Mike Lang is Ready For Hartville's Grillfest 2023!

(September 5, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - After a month (or 2) away from the show, Malcom Reed makes his triumphant return tonight. While many of you will probably want to jump off a cliff for the first part of the segment, I am going to ask him his thoughts on the current state of affairs with this whole Memphis In May festival and how he sees it playing out next year and for years beyond! Maybe, just maybe, it moves to Hernando, MS and becomes "Malcom In May"...stranger things have happened!9:35pm - After Malcom, I will be joined by the creator of Another Pint Please and a quarterly contributor, Mike Lang! Mike and I will rejoin forces later this month down in Hartville, Ohio for the 2023 Grillfest. If you are in the area, you should plan on attending this event. Lot's of great food, people and deals on all things bbq and grilling. Mike and I will hype the event a bit, we will talk about some tailgate recipes and we will get his ongoing update of getting a content creation studio put up in his girlfriend's pole barn.10:14 - Another first Tuesday of the month in the 2nd hour brings another visit from our pal, Sam The Cooking Guy. We have one segment with Sam tonight and we will discuss things like towels, microphones, beef tallow, porterhouse steaks, flat top griddles and wireless thermometers...or we will talk about none of that...who knows!!10:35pm - The bullpen segment tonight AGAIN belongs to a guy who is looking to become "The Nike of BBQ". What does that even mean? We will welcome first time guest Charlie Eblen from Single Tree BBQ and learn all about his mission. Charlie is also promoting an event he is putting on soon that will benefit local veterans in his area. Yes, we tried this last week and it failed but we reload tonight and nothing can stop us now...right??BBQ Central Show Sponsors:The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JRE Tobacco – Makers of the Aladino (and other) line of premium cigars!JC Newman Cigars – Try Perla Del Mar Corojo or Centro Fino No. 60 Today!
9/6/202357 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 297This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 9/29/2015 - Being featured this week is the creator of the "Another Pint Please website and associated social media properties, Mike Lang. Mike has been a quarterly guest in 2023 but this was Mike's first appearance on the show ever! We learned about Mike's background and how the website came to be and then we talked a bit about tailgating. If you have ever wondered where Mike came from...here is his initial appearance. You can easily see why he has been on the show fairly regularly ever since.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 9/29/2015Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
9/1/202310 minutes, 54 seconds
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What's With This Cellularly Cultivated Meat Anyway??

(October 29, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 - A month or so ago I was talking up the introduction of "cellularly cultivated meat". It has made its way into some high end restaurants on the west coast and continues to gain momentum in countries outside the United States. This topic caught the attention of a beef producer in Minnesota and he was interested in coming on to talk about it and how it might affect beef producers in the states. Yes, his beef is for sale as well so we will learn about the history of Remmele Custom Beef!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBigPoppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars – Try Perla Del Mar Corojo or Centro Fino No. 60 Today!
8/31/202352 minutes, 37 seconds
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Cotton Gin Smokers & The FDA Gets SMACKED By Premium Cigars!

(August 29, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - The conversation of BBQ pits continues as we lead the show tonight with the founder of Cotton Gin Smokers, Matt Messer. Matt will talk about his background and how he got into the pit building business and how it evolved into Cotton Gin Smokers. He has some pretty unique looking drums and some others that are even more eye-catching!9:35pm - After Matt, I will be joined by my personal cigar guru/expert and the co-host of The Cigar Authority podcast, Mr. Jonathan! Last time he was on we learned all about what the wrapper does for the cigar and tonight we will learn what the binder does! If you are a seasoned cigar smoker or just new into this hobby, these "deep dives" into how the cigar is made are great to increase your knowledge and appreciation for these hand-rolled pieces of art!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerFranklin BBQ PitsThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars – Try Perla Del Mar Corojo or Centro Fino No. 60 Today!
8/30/202359 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 296This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 8/29/2017 - This week we feature BBQ Central Show guest HOF’er and the pitmaster of Bob Trudnak’s BBQ….Bob Trudnak! In this spot we end up talking quite a bit about a perfect chicken score he garnered back at the regional finals of the National Pro BBQ tour by Sam’s Club…and he didn’t turn in chicken thighs to get that score…so be sure to tune in this coming Friday to see what he turned in and if it ever became a trend moving forward…Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 8/29/2017Original Full Show Link: CLICK HERE
8/25/20238 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Embedded Correspondents Have A Guest Sit In - We Hit Everything!!

(August 22, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 & 10:35pm - The 4th Tuesday in the 2nd hour means the "Embedded Correspondents" join me (and Aaron) to run through a new list of "100% Assurity" questions. We also have some other topics to dig into when the questions are over with. One of them is "How does one correctly count world championships??". We want your feed back too so be sure to tune in tonight!BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars – Try Perla Del Mar Corojo or Centro Fino No. 60 Today!
8/24/20231 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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Go Big...Or Go Studio; Derrick Riches Badgers The Badger Barrel

(August 23, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - The pitmaster/owner of the Go Big or Go BBQ brand, Aaron Huntleman, joins me IN STUDIO for the entire show tonight. We will talk about his business, his brainchild called the "Competition BBQ Box", trimming chicken thighs for the masses and where he sees this service going into the future. We will also talk about his defense of the Hartville Hardware Grillfest event coming up next month!9:35pm - 4th Tuesday of the month guest, Derrick Riches, joins us for his customary segment and we will dive in to 4 or 5 new/recurring topics that have been going on in the industry over the past few months. Derrick is always good for a hot take and a straight answer!BBQ Central show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use promo code “REMPE” for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars – Try Perla Del Mar Corojo or Centro Fino No. 60 Today!
8/23/20231 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 295This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 8/26/2016 - Part 2 of the Barry Martin “CB” interview…This particular segment focuses a lot in tailgating…we actually talk about the “Muni-Lot” here in Cleveland…we also talk about preparing for the tailgate, having checklists, assigning responsibilities and practicing safety!I went back and did a little digging on this whole nickname of his…and I believe what I came up with is that since Barry did some work for Charbroil at one point…”CB” is the initials for Char-Broil…”CB” Martin…make sense to me and that’s all the more interested I am in trying to figure it out so, as I mentioned in the 4 part series that Jon did with me, my sister and her old college roommate, listen to the show (294) from last week first and then take in episode 295 to ensure proper listening chronology!! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 8/26/2016Original Full Show Link:  
8/18/20239 minutes, 32 seconds
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Susie Bulloch Can Eat Smoked Fried Wings All Day Long!!

(August 15, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 - Leading off the 2nd hour tonight is the creator of Hey Grill Hey, Susie Bulloch! Susie and I will talk about the MIM situation a bit as well but we will also talk about their new product release and why it's unique. We will also talk about their growing interest in producing "kits" and if that is going to be a focus for them in the future. As we are leading into football season, we will also get some great tailgate recipes from her as well.10:35pm - With the remaining time tonight, I will cover what I didn't get to at the top of the hour with both Memphis in May and Meathead's visit (almost non-visit) to Cleveland this past Saturday!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use code “REMPE” To Save $10 on an order of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
8/17/202359 minutes, 45 seconds
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Steven Raichlen Has ANOTHER New Book In The Works; Wes Wright Brings The BusinessTo The Business!

(August 15, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - The 3rd Tuesday has us visiting with old friend and BBQ icon, Steven Raichlen. We will get the performance of the Planet BBQ series that has been airing on PBS and we will also talk about a host of other topics to include griddle cooking, the growth of Brazilian style cooking (on cages), the pizza over/cooking surge, what rends will fizzle at the end of the year and which ones will see greater interest and we will end by getting his favorite fall recipe and how to execute it!9:35pm - After Steven, I will be joined by 3rd Tuesday of the month guest and creator of Cookout News website, Wes Wright. Tonight Wes and I will make a run through all of the major and not major brands in the industry and get updates on where they sit as summer draws to a close. Wes might have some thoughts on the Memphis in May situation as well.The BBQ Central Show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers – Use code “REMPE” To Save $10 on an order of $50 or more!FireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
8/16/202359 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 294This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 8/26/2016 - And if you don’t go back with the show very far then this is a name you won’t recall…because he’s not in the industry anymore…at least that I am not aware of. Barry Martin, AKA CB, is being featured on the Best Moments show this week. Barry worked for (or was contracted by) Char-Broil for a while…and I would have him on the show every so often to talk about hot topics of the day…usually he was taking a contrarian side to what most folks were thinking…so if you don’t know Barry you will get to know him in this show AND in the show next Friday as this is a 2 part run. Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 8/26/2016Original Full Show Link:  
8/11/20239 minutes, 52 seconds
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CEO of Blackstone Products Roger Dahle. Then A Memphis in May Update!

(August 8, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 - Leading off the 2nd hour tonight is the CEO of Blackstone Products, Roger Dahle. Blackstone is the name that the majority of people associate backyard griddle cooking with and it's also the brand leading the way when it comes to units sold! Tonight we talk to Roger about the state of griddle cooking from a business perspective and where he sees it going over the next few years. We will also dig into the griddle product a bit more (in case you are in the market for one) and we will also talk about their Gen 2 pizza oven.10:35pm - With the remaining time tonight, I will break down the current Memphis in May disaster that is taking place. If you aren't tracking it, but you are a fan of the event (at least the BBQ contest part) then you should know it is in a very dire situation at the time of this newsletter. You might recall there were extensive renovations to Tom Lee Park recently and the MIM Festival this year evidentially did EXTENSIVE damage to the park...to the tune of $1.4 million dollars!!! The Memphis in May International Festival is being required to pay a little more than $675,000 to the Memphis River Parks Partnership to remedy those repairs and it's due on August 12th. Could this spell the end of MIM forever, will the event have to move to a new location next year and going forward, does MIM have $675,000 to pay out for those listed damages?? I will get you up to date as we close the show tonight!BBQ Central Show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers Use Code REMPE at check out for $10 off a $50 or more purchaseFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
8/10/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Meathead is Ready For Tailgating; Robert Moss Is Part Of a BBQ Editor's Convention!

(August 8, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - The 2nd Tuesday of the month means we visit with BBQ Hall of Fame'er and BBQCS Guest HOF'er, Meathead from Amazingribs.com. As the summer is drawing to a close, one of the most popular ways of cooking is getting ready to start! Tailgating signifies the beginning of fall, football and other autumn based activities. Meathead and I will make sure you are ready to go this tailgate season with the best gear and best recipes!9:35pm - After Meathead, I will be joined by our pal Robert Moss. Tonight we talk about the soon to be released (September) Southern Living Top 50 BBQ list. Coincidently...or not coincidently, the latest Texas Monthly "25 Best New and Improved BBQ Joints" was released a few days ago so we might chew on that topic a bit as well!The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa Smokers Use Code REMPE at check out for $10 off a $50 or more purchaseFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
8/9/202359 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 293This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 8/7/2012 - Competition Chicken Round Table: Bob Roberts from 2 Old Men and a Grill, Dennis Keck from 4 Smokin' Butts (also a Jeweler??) Dan McGrath (3 Eyz BBQ??)...One of the things I noticed in this segment is that back in 2012…the “cabinet style” smokers were very popular. Every panel member was using some style of cabinet cooker in this interview and there were additional brands mentioned as well…that has certainly changed over the last 11 years…some of the names mentioned are no longer in business but they were pretty significant brands back in the day…(Spicewine and Rebel). Stumps smokers is still in business and so is Backwoods…I wanted a Stumps AND a Backwoods in the worst way back in that timeframe but never pulled the trigger…but some many of the top teams were using these style cookers because teams were winning with them…maybe someday I’ll get a Stumps…we’ll see. Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 8/7/2012Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE
8/4/20239 minutes, 26 seconds
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Sam The Cooking Guy Digs Griddles & The Creators Of The 1st Ever "Griddle Battle".

(August 1, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 - The 4th Tuesday of the month in the 2nd hour brings a visit from our best for the restie, Sam The Cooking Guy. The plan for tonight is to talk about his experience with a few of the more popular BBQ products available today to include the Blackstone flattop, the Traeger Flat Rock and The Combustion Inc. wireless predictive thermometer. We will also talk about the new segment he is shooting on his YouTube channel entitled: "Legit or Sh*t"...should be fun!10:35pm - Coming out of the bullpen tonight are a pair of new guests to the show who both appear to have a love-affair going with the griddle cooker...specifically Blackstone! Brandon Bressner and Ryan Hoogland join me to talk about their fancy for these types of cookers and how that grew into creating the first ever "Griddle Battle" that took place during a KCBS competition that Brandon organizes in Eureka, IL this past July 15th. We will get a recap of the event and what their plans are (if any) to grow this sector of competition cooking!BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
8/3/202356 minutes, 55 seconds
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BBQ USA Host Michael Symon & Then The Competition BBQ GOAT!

(August 1, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - If you are a fan of BBQ on TV then you are probably doing a lot of watching on Food Network this summer! My first guest tonight is hosting the popular BBQ USA TV show that travels the country to showcase different BBQ competitions and the teams that compete in them. Cleveland's very own Michael Symon stops by to talk about the show, how it all came together and what we can expect for the rest of the season. We will also talk a little bit about what he thinks the positives and negatives are about the current competition seen and we might talk a little Cleveland business as well.9:35pm - After Michael, I will be joined by the person whom many consider to be the best competition BBQ'er of all time (The GOAT), Darren Warth from Smokey D's BBQ. Earlier this year, Darren, along with 3 others, were voted into the 2023 BBQ HAll of Fame class. We will talk to Darren about making it in this time around, if he even cares about it, what his competition schedule looks like for the balance of 2023 and we will also talk about his new Podcast that is about 15 or so episodes old.BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
8/2/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 292This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 8/7/2012 - Some of you know and some of you don’t…but this whole thing was started back in 2004 when I first launched the “BBQ Central” forum (message board). It then grew into a podcast…it then grew into what you know and love today. But in the midst of the podcast taking off, the forum still existed…my passion was siding with the podcast end of things plus I realized that podcasting was going to be way more popular than the forums were going to be heading into the future…and then came a unique opportunity for me to sell the forum…and that is what you are going to hear this coming Friday…the announcement of the forum going to new ownership, I had the guy that bought it on as a guest…talked about the transition…it was quite an announcement back then.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 8/7/2012Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE
7/28/20238 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Embedded Correspondents Are Split On The BBQ Hall Of Fame!

10:14 & 10:35pm - The 4th Tuesday of the month means a fresh visit from the Embedded Correspondents. We have a bunch of new "100% Assurity Questions" as well as some other topics to go a bit more in-depth on. Lots of fun and lots of frivolity are always at the ready when we all get together for our monthly meeting!The BBQ Central show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
7/27/202358 minutes, 7 seconds
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How Do Brand Get Into Home Depot? Also, Did You Hear? There's A New Badger In Town!

9:14pm - We are back LIVE and better than ever tonight! Why not kick it off with a huge first time guest. Ken Johnson, THEE buyer for Home Depot in their outdoor BBQ/Grilling department joins me for the first time. We will talk about the brands in Home Depot available for sale, and more importantly, we will learn all about how those decisions are made, how the contracts are structured, who requests what when it come to new cookers and how far out are they actually operating. If you ever thought about getting your product into the Home Depot ecosystem, then this is a segment you don't want to miss!9:35pm - After Ken, we will introduce a brand new cooker and brand with the CEO, Noah Glanville. Now, you might know Noah from the Pit Barrel Cooker brand of barrel cookers, however tonight, we meet the Noah Glanville from "Badger Barrel". This Noah is a bit more free-wheeling, a bit more curt, a bit less professional and has a lot more attitude. We will discuss why this brand and why now. We will also talk about the marketing campaign that seems to have quite an edge to it. This promises to be a entertaining segment!The BBQ Central show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal GrillsBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
7/26/20231 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 291This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 7/1/2016 - This week being featured is show favorite and industry icon, Dr. BBQ Ray Lampe. This segment being pulled from back in 2016!! ENJOY!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 7/1/2016Original Full Show Link:  NOT AVAILABLE
7/21/20230
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Jess Pryles Has Something Brand New Going On In Texas!

If you are visiting Texas anytime soon...and you are in the right areas, you are in for a treat. Also, you are in for a bigger treat around the 37min mark...or maybe it's not treat at all.BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
7/20/202350 minutes, 27 seconds
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Wes Wright From Cookout News - Tiki Torches?

Wes joins me for his monthly segment and we talk about some backyard products, some points of new business, Traeger has 1,800 influencers in their stable and much much more!BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
7/19/202327 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 290This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 7/22/2014 - This week being featured is show favorite and industry favorite, Diva Q. Back in 2014, Danielle and I did a segment on social media and where it helped her increase her brand awareness within the live-fire industry. There have been so many changes in social media since this segment back in 2014, however, the content remains important for anyone looking to leverage the popularity of social media in helping with their brand and personal awareness in any industry.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 7/22/2013Original Full Show Link:  NOT AVAILABLE
7/14/20239 minutes, 19 seconds
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Robert Moss Hosting His Own Podcast (and game)

We talk about his new podcast, and Robert plays a game where I am the participant and not the host...how did I do??BBQ Central Show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
7/13/202337 minutes, 38 seconds
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What is REALLY Going On With Meathead's Second Book??

The definitive interview that gives us ALL the information as to how the whole book career started and what the delay is in getting this 2nd book to market!BBQ Central Show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
7/12/202352 minutes, 42 seconds
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**Bonus Content - What's Going On With The World Food Championships!?!?!**

Creator, Mike McCloud, joins me to talk about what he says is "the biggest news he has ever revealed on this show"!! This shakes the very foundations of the food sport industry to say the least!The BBQ Central Show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
7/11/202340 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 289This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 6/18/2013 - The 4 part mini-series concludes this coming Friday. Bacon Turtle burgers get a mention, Paula Deen gets a mention, Ruby gets a mention, world relations is talked about…keep in mind…all of this content…as in the past 4 weeks…was derived off the initial topic of”BACON”...what are the chances!!??  As I mentioned last week…if you are just finding the show for the first time…in order for proper listening continuity, go back and listen to part 1 and part 2 first and then launch part 3…it might make for a better overall listening experience!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 6/18/2013Original Full Show Link:  NOT AVAILABLE
7/7/20237 minutes, 57 seconds
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Sam The Cooking Guy Says Hot Dogs Are Delicious!

(July 4, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 & 10:35pm - 10:14 & 10:35pm - The 1st Tuesday of the month regular guest and first time 4th of July American, Sam The Cooking Guy, joins me for his segment (or two). We will discuss his menu for today, his plans for the evening, his latest recipes and much more!BBQ Central Show Sponsors!Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 off any Charcoal GrillBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
7/6/202359 minutes, 36 seconds
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**Bonus Content - Joey Jaws Chestnut**

(Originally aired July 20, 2010)Since we are only a day removed from the annual 4th of July hot dog Eating Contest, I wanted to re-launch this segment. Back in 2010 - Before he gained "Superstar" status as the worlds most prolific competitive eater, I interviewed Joey Chestnut on this show during the "After Dark Segment". If you ever wanted an inside look at what goes on as Joey trains for this event, you will want to check this old segment out!!ENJOY!!
7/5/202347 minutes, 4 seconds
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Dr. BBQ Has The New Rubs For You!

(July 4, 2023 - Hour One)9:14pm - Hall of Fame BBQ'er and long time friend of the show, Dr. BBQ (Ray Lampe) stops by for a special 4th of July visit! We will get his answer to the poll question of the week, talk about the 2023 BBQ HOF class, discuss why he has decided to launch a line of rubs at this point in his career, get his take on cultivated meat and much much more!9:35pm - More with Ray and then maybe some giveaways...BBQ Central Show Sponsors!Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
7/5/20231 hour, 23 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 288This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 6/18/2013 - The 4 part mini-series that Jon has put together continues to roll on and features me, my sister Kate and her friend Lindsay. Week one we were talking about BBQ baby Names, last week it was “Bacon everything” and this week we continue that topic…there may or may not be a mention of a “BBQ flavored condom”...there IS indiscriminate yelling in the background…which is very weird…There is a mention of “bacon explosion” there is a bad “French accent”...what aren’t you going to hear this week?? YIKES…AND there is still one left to go!!!As I mentioned last week…if you are just finding the show for the first time…in order for proper context, go back and listen to part 1 and part 2 first and then launch part 3…it might make for a better overall listening experience!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 6/18/2013Original Full Show Link:  NOT AVAILABLE
6/30/20238 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Embedded Correspondents Weigh In On Lab Grown Chicken!

(Aired Live on June 27, 2023 - Hour Two)10:14 & 10:35pm - The 4th Tuesday in the 2nd hour sees me catching up with the Embedded Correspondents! There is a growing list of 100% Assurity Questions and there is a mounting list of topics to go further in-depth on. You can take part in the fun through the YouTube, Facebook or Twitch chat if you want to play along with us as we render of "Yes" or "NO" decisions on various topics!BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
6/29/202356 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Top 10 Most Popular BBQ & Grilling Websites in 2023 Revealed!

(Aired Live on June 27, 2023 - Hour Two)9:14pm - The popular but "rarely happens" open segment drops in to lead off the show tonight. There are plenty of house keeping items to get through. The biggest topic being the show itself. The month of July will be a month unlike any other in show history. I will talk more about that tonight as well as some other items that have been needing addressed over the past few months.9:35pm - After me, our monthly pal Derrick Riches stops by for his regular visit. We missed Derrick last month because I had a guest that needed his spot. He was gracious enough to side step and tonight we get caught up on the most controversial post he has ever authored in his professional career...what is it??BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
6/28/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 287This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 6/18/2013 -  As you might recall…The Best Moments Show is currently running a first of its kind - 4 part mini-series that features me, my sister Kate and her friend Lindsay who were in studio at this time. Last week we talked about “BBQ Baby Names” and this week the conversation moved to “Bacon everything”. If you’ve never heard of a product called Bacon Salt…you will be properly introduced to it on Friday…amongst other stuff…So be sure to subscribe to the podcast feed so you can hear the first 2nd of this 4 part series…Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 6/18/2013Original Full Show Link:  NOT AVAILABLE
6/23/202310 minutes, 46 seconds
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Bad Byron Debuts On The Show & Daniel Vaughn Remembers A Texas BBQ Game Changer!

10:14 - Last week we had Sweet Baby Ray (Dave Raymond) on the show and this week we continue the 2023 BBQ HOF interviews with the man many consider to be the godfather of the BBQ rub game, Byron Chism from Butt Rub (dot com)! There is certainly more to Byron's life than a 20 segment will allow, however, we will dig into some of his unique background experiences, talk a bit about the rub business and see what getting into the BBQ HOF means to him! I look forward to this conversation along with many more in the future.10:35pm - Coming out of the bullpen tonight is quarterly guest, Texas Monthly BBQ Editor, book author and Wooster, OH transplant Daniel Vaughn! Tonight we talk about the passing of 2 Texas BBQ folks who were influential in their own respects over the past 2 weeks. We will also discuss consistency in BBQ, how to beat the BBQ lines at Texas restaurants and much more!BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
6/22/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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Mac Plummer of Loco Cooker And Then Wes Wright Talks BBQ Business1

9:14pm - The landscape of griddle cookers has never been bigger and is poised to grow over the next few seasons (or longer). Tonight we lead off with the owner/creator of Loco Cookers, Mac Plummer. Mac will give us some background on himself and the company and then we will go head long into their version of a freestanding griddle. What's makes it good, what can they do better and what separates their flattop from the other options in the market.9:35pm - After Mac, I will be joined by monthly BBQ/Grilling news contributor and creator of the Cookout News website, Wes Wright. Just when you think the live-fire news might die down...YOU'RE WRONG! Official announcements of companies buying other companies, live-fire statistics relating to cookers and much more to cover with Wes!Show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
6/21/20231 hour
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 286This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking you back to 6/18/2013 - Jon has outdone himself…for the first time ever…The Best Moments Show is going into a first of a kind…(4 part mini-series). At this time in life, I had my sister Kate and her friend Lindsay in the studio and, evidently, it was a good enough segment or two for Jon to get 4 separate shows out of (they will air in 4 successive weeks)…in this particular one on Friday, you will hear us talking about “Popular BBQ Names”....Unfortunately, like most of the old stuff…I have no recollection of this ever happening…which makes me sad…but also speaks to the sheer volume of content that we have put out since 2006! So be sure to subscribe to the podcast feed so you can hear the first part of a 4 part series….Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 6/18/2013Original Full Show Link:  NOT AVAILABLE
6/16/20239 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Debut of Grillin' With Dad And Then Mike McCloud Drops Bombs!

10:14 - Leading off the 2nd hour tonight is a first time guest and a huge cooking inspiration to millions, the founder of "Grillin With Dad", Maciek Zurawski. I will get the background on Maciek coming over from Poland, getting acclimated to life in the states and how "Grillin With Dad" first came up and then how he transitioned it into his full time career. If you are a fan of Maciek, the Big Green Egg and outdoor cooking, you won't want to miss this segment!10:35pm - Coming out of the bullpen tonight is the founder and CEO of the World Food Championships, Mike McCloud. Two things that sit large on the agenda tonight. The Final Table for WFC is over and there is a brand new champion. Not only that, it's the event's first international champion! After we break that down, we will dive into the newest "BBQ Tour" which is a joint venture between Famous Dave's BBQ and WFC. If you aren't familiar with it right now, we will fill you in and then talk about where Mike sees this particular tour going over the next few years. There is potential that it goes where no other tour has gone before!BBQ Central Show Sponsors!Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
6/15/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sweet Baby Ray Stops By & Robert Moss Cautions The Click Bait!

9:14pm - Normally we find Meathead in the 2nd Tuesday of the month lead-off spot, but tonight, we welcome another BBQ Hall of Fame inductee instead. Have you ever heard of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce? OF course you have, but do you know the story behind it and what the former owner does with his time since the sale of it back in the early 2000's? Join me as Dave Raymond stops by to talk about the history of the sauce, the business decisions he made while running i and what getting into the BBQ Hall of Fame means to him!9:35pm - After Dave, I will be joined by our pal Robert Moss. In keeping with te first guest, Robert and I will discuss more on the topic of Sweet Baby Ray's, we will also talk about the difference between Potted Meat from the USA and Potted Meat from Europe. We will also touch on the newest class of 2023 BBQ Hall Hall of Fame inductees.BBQ Central Show Sponsors!Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta BrandPrimo Grills
6/14/202359 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 285This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking You Back To 6/7/2011 - When I had Amy Mills on the show for the very first time…as luck would not have it…2011 is also the LAST time I had Amy Mills on the show. If you aren’t familiar with Amy and her journey into the BBQ scene then this will be a Best Moments show you will want to check out. Maybe you have seen her on some of the TV shows over the last handful of years and wondered how she earned the right to get there…this will be a Best Moments show you will want to check out.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 6/7/2011Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE
6/9/20239 minutes, 14 seconds
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A French Literature Expert Stops By & We Get A Review Of "Konnected Joe".

10:14 - Leading off the 2nd hour tonight is 2nd Tuesday of the month guest, Sam The Cooking Guy. Tonight we talk about new recipes, new business ventures and new grills. We will also talk about his experience with some of the new Traeger cookers as well as that Combustion Inc predictive thermometer. Of course, if you know anything about this segment...we might not talk about any of the above!10:35pm - Coming out of the bullpen tonight is the pitmaster of Girls Can Grill, Christie Vanover. Over the past few months we have seen an introduction of "fire management tools" that will take you from start to finish and the user doesn't have to know how to build a fire in most cases. Pellet cookers have been responsible for a lot of this, and now we see the ceramic grill sector bringing in this concept too. Christie has been using the "Konnected Joe" cooker for a little while, the one we've talked about on this show a few different time, and tonight we get the real deal feedback from her on how well this unit actually performs. We will also get caught up with everything else Christie has been up to this year!Visit The BBQ Central show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
6/8/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 14 seconds
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Malcom Reed Welcomes All The Meat & Mike Lang Says Griddle Cooking Rocks!

9:14pm - Another month begins and we start it off the same way we do every month, with a visit from our pal Malcom Reed from How To BBQ Right. Tonight we get the recap from Memphis in May, we talk about the venue, if Malcom thinks it will move locations and if he thinks if this might have been the last MIM event ever...be sure to tune on and hear what he says!9:35pm - After Malcom, I welcome back friend and creator of Another Pint Please, Mike Lang. Are you still on the fence about griddle cooking and which unit to buy? Mike has now gained extensive experience on the Weber product so we will see what he thinks the good, the bad and the ugly is on this unit. We will also talk about some new recipes and we will also talk about building a "content studio" for those who are shooting content and need a space that isn't limited by weather. Might we hype a little 2023 Grillfest in Hartville, OH...YAAAAAAAS!Visit The BBQ Central show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
6/7/202359 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 284This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking You Back To 6/7/2011 - and being featured this Friday is Jeff Stith from Big Creek BBQ and he is also one of the co-founders of Operation BBQ Relief. In fact, as you track back the history of that organization, the event that Jeff and I speak about during this show was the jumping off point for what has now grown into a nationally recognized and very well funded, disaster relief organization. They go to the areas that have been hit the hardest through natural disasters and provide hot BBQ meals to those who are in need of them! There was a terribly devastating round of tornadoes in Joplin Missouri back in June of 2011, Jeff had family down there and after a phone call with co-founder Stan Hays, they put on what would be the first of many calls to mobilize across the country over the past 12 years or so…So if you haven’t heard the origin story of OBR…Friday is the show you want to checkout so you can hear all about that very first operation and how it has grown from there!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 6/7/2011Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE
6/2/20238 minutes, 57 seconds
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Big Moe & Bobby T Are HERE For It!

10:14 & 10:35pm: The 2nd hour tonight is stocked with two guys who love to bbq, love to grill and love to teach people the things that they are passionate about as well. Long time friends of the show, Bob Trudnak and Moe Cason are here to talk about their BBQ torus, the most recent Memphis in May contest, the BBQ Hall of Fame Class of 2023, how to value yourself as a BBQ talent and much more! There has only been one other time we had a conjoined segment with Bob and Moe and, to be honest, it was not that great for certain reasons. Tonight, we look to bring the heat and the content!Visit The BBQ Central show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
6/1/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 19 seconds
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A Patio Heater That Works; The Burger Scholar Opening A Burger Restaurant!

9:14pm - A long time ago, we had this guy on the show to talk about his then new and unique patio/outdoor heaters. Tonight, we revisit these units, learn about their improvements and see how overcoming a potentially crippling incident has only bolstered their desire to be the market leader in this segment. Tyson Traeger from Wood Pellet Products joins me to talk about all of this and we'll also talk about what it's like to have such a polarizing last name in this time of industry specifically!9:35pm - After Tyson, I welcome back a show friend and the person wo is widely considered to be thee global authority on hamburgers of any and all kinds, George Motz. The bulk of the conversation tonight centers around a huge endeavor that he calls "Hamburger America"! You might ask yourself, what is that? Well, imagine going to Soho (NYC) and being able to saunter up to the counter and get a hamburger from George Motz's restaurant! Sound like a dream stop while checking out the NYC? Well, it's soon to become a reality this summer and we are going to talk all about it!.Visit The BBQ Central show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
5/31/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 283This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!___________________________________________Taking You Back To 5/22/2012 - where you would have found me having an interview with Melissa Cookston from Yazoo’s Delta Q and owner of Memphis Barbecue Company.  Back then we were talking about Yazoo’s winning the overall grand championship at the 2012 MIM…their 2nd overall world title at that point…and we also covered what all goes into this event. There is plenty of things that need to happen before the actual cooking starts so, if you aren’t familiar with what all is needed to get ready to cook, then you will want to check the show out on Friday. BTW, I don’t know if you heard this or not…but there was a story released towards the end of last week announcing Melissa’s retirement from competition cooking…It also looked like she did a few TV interviews talking about it as well…so the winningest woman in competition BBQ has called it a career…looks like I will have to reach out and see if she wants to come back on and talk about the “career that was” and what she looks to do moving forward.Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 5/22/2012Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE
5/26/20238 minutes, 54 seconds
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The EC's And I Guess Who will Be In The 2023 BBQ Hall Of Fame!

10:14 & 10:35pm: The 2nd hour tonight is all Embedded Correspondents All THE TIME! We start off in our usual way...answering a new round of "100% Assurity" questions. Then we will get to the heavy lifting! As you may (or may not) know, the list of 10 finalists for this year's BBQ HOF was released about 2 weeks ago. Tomorrow, the class of 2023 will be announced on The BBQ Central Show at 3pm Eastern. In advance of that, the EC's and I will review the list and come up with 4 people whom we feel will be put in tomorrow by those eligible to vote. THEN, each of us will reveal our own personal list of people we would like to see go in tomorrow using the same list of finalists.BBQ Central show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
5/25/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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The 2023 Barbecue Hall of Fame Inductees Announced Exclusively Right Here!

(Originally Aired live on 5/24/2023 @ 3pm Eastern)Robert Moss, Elizabeth Gunter and myself announce who makes it into the BBQ Hall of Fame this year! We will also find out who the legacy inductees will be and we will also learn if there will be an "Impact Award" given out this year.
5/24/202332 minutes, 56 seconds
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Chris Lilly Makes His Return To The Show!

9:14pm & 9:35pm - The third Tuesday of the month brings a visit from one of the most recognizable and most famous names in the live-fire industry. If you have heard of "Big Bob Gibson's" before than you most certainly know the name Chris Lilly. The last time we did a segment was back in 2018 at the NBBQA annual convention and we were fact to face. This time, while not in person, we are going to be talking about this past weekend's Memphis In May run, where the future of the team and that event might go, what it's like being so closely tied to a brand like BBG, The BBQ Hall of Fame and The BBQ Central Show's Guest Hall of Fame...plus much more!BBQ Central Show Sponsors:Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
5/24/202359 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 282This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!__________________________________________________________________Taking You Back To 5/22/2012 - Featured this week is the creator of a company and product that is still around today, named MOJO Bricks, Fred Grosse! Ironically enough, Fred has ties here to Bomb City, USA…I believe his wife was originally from Eastlake, OH which is the next city over from me…so I have actually met Fred in person a few times and been on the receiving end of some “test products” bak in the day. In this episode we talk about his background and we also talk about how he got into the whole BBQ business. Fred’s product is unique in that it is a compressed product but much bigger than a pellet. So if you are looking for something that can give good clean smoke and do it for a long period of time, you might want to hit the Googles and see where to grab them! That’s Fred Grosse from MojoBricks!Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 5/22/2012Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE
5/19/202310 minutes, 53 seconds
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Hey Grill Hey Is Courageous; The Edge Give You Real Flavor!

10:14pm: Leading the 2nd hour tonight is 2023 quarterly guest, Susie Bulloch from Hey Grill Hey. Susie and I will get you ready for Memorial Day, we will see who she would put into the 2023 BBQ HOF class in a few weeks and we will also talk about her upcoming trip to Memphis in May. If you are a fan of Susie's products, we will also talk about her line and what's new or coming down the pike in 2023.10:35pm: Coming out of the bullpen tonight is the product manager for Char-Broil, Seth Sawyer. Seth was on for the first time about this point last year and we briefly discussed both the "Edge" electric grill and the "Cruise" gas grill. Tonight, given the talk of more and more electric grills "potentially" coming to market, we will dive a bit deeper into this "Edge" product and see how it might be able to meet your needs if you live in a spot that doesn't allow "live-fire" cookers, or perhaps, you don't like dealing with any of that stuff at your own home. We will break it all down and see if 110V can get it done or if 220V is really the true future for this segment.Support The BBQ Central Show SponsorsPrimo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
5/18/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Live-Fire Icon Reappears; Does A Connected Ceramic Cooker Get You Hot?

9:14pm - The third Tuesday of the month brings a visit from someone who has been away from the show for almost 6 months or so. Tonight he is back and better than ever and ready to share his stories of his most recent live-fire travels and we ill also talk about his newest season of "Planet Barbecue". Steven Raichlen, BBQ/Grilling icon, will be here and we will dive into all of that!9:35pm - After Steven, 3rd Tuesday of the month regular and the creator of the "Cookout News" website, Wes Wright, joins me. Topics with Wes tonight include: Did the sale of Dansons go through, who might have bought them (and why), "Connected Joe" success, Bobby Brennan news and much more.BBQ Central Show Sponsors!Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
5/17/202359 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 281Taking You Back To You’ll be hearing from him live in 2 weeks…but this Friday’s show features a BBQ legend, BBQ Hall of Fame’er and a BBQ Central Show Guest Hall of Fame’er book author, TV personality and 5 time overall world grand champion at Memphis in May, Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson’s! In 2011, BBG notched its then 3rd overall world title at MIM…they have since won 2 additional overall world titles which has them deadlocked with another MIM legend…Myron Mixon. So, as we sit about a week and change away from the 2023 MIM contest…it will be nice to hear what Chris and the team went through 13 years agoReady to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!*Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full showOriginal Air Date: 5/17/2011Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HEREThis episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!! Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
5/12/20239 minutes, 14 seconds
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Tempering Steak Seals In The Juice; Smokin' Joe's Pit BBQ Podumentary Hits Again!

10:14pm: Leading the 2nd hour tonight is a newer guest that has really added a lot of value in his appearances. Chris Young, creator of the Combustion, Inc wireless thermometer, joins me and we open a new discussion on the if "Searing seals in the juices". Chris did a recent video on the topic for his YouTube channel so we will break it down and see if we need to rethink the validity of statement or not.10:35pm: Coming out of the bullpen tonight is new quarterly guest, Joe Martinez from Smokin' Joes Pit BBQ. Joe is the new 2023 "podumentary" subject with his new food trailer business. During his first visit we learned about his ramp up to day one and what kind of money he has already invested before selling that first pound of BBQ. Tonight, we will look at that first day of selling and what those first 3 months of business have been like for him! If you are looking to get into this kind of business, you don't want to miss what Joe has to say! You can also go back to 2022 and listen to all 4 of Rusty Monson's segments as well. He was the podumentary subject last year! BBQ Central Show Sponsors!Primo GrillsPitts& Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for freespice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
5/11/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 52 seconds
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It Not About What's Safer; It's About What's Less Risky!

9:14pm - The second Tuesday of the month launces with our pal from Amazingribs.com, Meathead! Last week, Sam The Cooking Guy and I got into a nonsense conversation about eating raw foods and which might be safer to eat over the other. I mentioned "Mrs. Meathead" during our segment and then I asked the actual Meathead if she might weigh in on this topic and he's ready to go with all kinds of info tonight. We might also hit on the progress of his new book as well to see if it's still on track or not!9:35pm - After Meathead, I will be joined by contributing editor to Southern Living Magazine, Robert Moss. Yesterday, the 10 BBQ Hall of Fame finalists were announced and we will go a bit further in depth on how these names were arrived upon and maybe we will also pontificate on what the class of 4 might look like. We will also hit the topic of "Brunswick Stew", get the history of it and also learn about other stews that are in the same realm.BBQ Central Show Sponsors!Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand
5/10/202359 minutes, 59 seconds
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**Bonus Content - 2023 BBQ Hall Of Fame Finalists Announced!

(May 8, 2023 - Live Airing)Elizabeth Gunter & Robert Moss joined me for the exclusive announcement of the 10 names that will now be in consideration for the 2023 BBQ Hall of Fame. Of these 10, the top 4 vote getters will be inducted this year. We will find out the final results along with the names on May 24th at 3pm Eastern.Do you have reaction to the names on the list? Please send me an email with your thoughts! [email protected]
5/8/202329 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sam The Cooking Guy Takes south Korea - And SMASHES It!

10:14pm: Sam The Cooking Guy makes his monthly appearance tonight and we will cover a number of topics to include his most recent trip to South Korea, what I noticed was missing during his "Smash Month" special on his YouTube channel and what we should be making for dinner tomorrow night!10:35pm: Depending on how much time we have left after Sam, I have some small house keeping items to get through and we can also give out a prize as well if time allows.BBQ Central Show Sponsors!Primo GrillsPitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "bbqcentral" at checkout ($500+) for free spice packBig Poppa SmokersFireboardCookin PelletsPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"JC Newman Cigars - Try The El Baton Brand!
5/6/202359 minutes, 1 second
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 280 Taking You Back To 4/28/2015 – Same full show as last week’s Best Moments…but a different portion of it…last Week was Matt Barber from Hot Wachula’s…but this week it’s ME! Back in 2015…and still to this date in 2023…I have an…
5/5/20237 minutes, 2 seconds
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Killer Hogs Is On The Lookout For A Memphis In May World Title!

(May 3, 2023 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Kicking off the month of May in grand style is our pal and the creator of How To BBQ Right, Malcom Reed. The Memphis in May BBQ contest is only a few weeks away, so we will…
5/4/20231 hour
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Some Embedded Correspondents Eat Potted Meat…Me? Never Heard Of It!

(April 26, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – 10:35pm: In the 2nd hour, the 4th Tuesday legends, The Embedded Correspondents” join us once again to talk about all aspects of the live-fire industry. We have new round of “100% Assurity Questions” that we will…
4/29/202358 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 278 Taking you back to 4/28/2015 – Featuring the pitmaster of Hot Wachulas competition team, Matt Barber…who also happens to be the owner of the Hot Wachulas co-packing business as well. Back in 2015, Matt Barber was on a tear that few…
4/28/20238 minutes, 24 seconds
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Brad From Chud’s BBQ Is Here To Help; Derrick Riches Says “No Thanks” To Battery Powered Grills.

(April 26, 2023 – Hour Two) 9:14pm – Kicking off the show tonight made his debut back in January of this year. Many of you by his products, many of you buy his cookers, many of you watch his YouTube Channel and many consider…
4/27/202359 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 278 Taking you back to 4/19/2016 – And if you are new to the world of BBQ and you are not schooled up on the different styles of cookers there are, then this is one you will want to check out as…
4/21/20237 minutes, 35 seconds
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Happy Birthday To The HCC CEO ; Chris Becker From Cookin’ Pellets Closes The Show!

(April 18, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – Kicking of the 2nd hour and making her 2nd quarterly appearance in 2023 is the CEO of Hardcore Carnivore and the creator of jesspryles.com, Jess Pryles. Tonight we talk Mexico, beef tallow and much more! 10:35pm – Helping me close…
4/20/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tuffy Stone Is Back On The Show And He Has The Rubs To Prove It!

(April 18, 2023 – Hour One) 9:14pm – The 3rd Tuesday of April is upon us and leading off the show is one of the most popular and recognizable names in the industry! BBQ expert, Tuff Stone, joins the show after a 3 year layoff!…
4/19/202359 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 277 Taking you back to 4/12/2016 – 4/12/2016 – And by the way…if you are a true fan on the show, and specifically the Best Moments show…you would know that date mentioned was also the date that gave you episode 276 with…
4/14/20238 minutes, 18 seconds
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Salt City BBQ Continues To Dominate The Utah BBQ Scene!

(April 11, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – Utah Embedded Correspondent and the owner of Salt City Barbecue, Rusty Monson, joins me to lead off the 2nd hour tonight. We have been visiting with Rusty over the past year getting updates with his growing food…
4/13/202359 minutes, 40 seconds
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Do You Know The Difference Between Drip Pans & Water Pans?

(April 11, 2023 – Hour One) 9:14pm – The 2nd Tuesday in April brings a visit from longtime recurring guest, Meathead from Amazingribs.com. Tonight, we recap our face to face meeting in the windy city last Thursday night, we will discuss Korean style BBQ and…
4/12/202359 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 276 Taking you back to 4/12/2016 – A guy who showed up on here a few weeks ago and known as “The Keeper Of The Flame” over at Amazing Ribs dot com will be appearing this coming Friday…and believe it or not…this…
4/7/202311 minutes, 36 seconds
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Sam The Cooking Guy Has A NEW Coo-Coo!

(April 4, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm & 10:35pm – It has been at least 3 or 4 months since we’ve done a full 2nd hour with Sam The Cooking Guy. Unless something crazy come up between now and when we join forces, tonight will…
4/6/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 7 seconds
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Malcom Reed Talks Easter Hams ; Pitts & Spitts Has A Flattop Too!

(April 4, 2023 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Q2 is off and running and we start the month (and quarter) off the best way possible, with a visit from our pal Malcom Reed from How To BBQ Right! Tonight Malcom and I will tackle a…
4/5/202359 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 275 Taking you back to 9/6/2006 – This is the conclusion to the show from last week. Jon split up this show into two parts to ensure you get the full FIRST SHOW EVER experience. I hope you enjoy the conclusion of…
3/31/202311 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Embedded Correspondence Have Never Had Heart/Testicle Paste?

(March 28, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm & 10:35pm – Kicking off the 2nd hour is a new rendition of The Embedded Correspondents Segments! We lead the segment, as we do each month, with a new round of “100% Assurity Questions”. After that, we…
3/30/202355 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Weber Grillmaster Returns & Derrick Riches Plays “Weak or Strong”!

(March 28, 2023 – Hour one) 9:14pm – Leading off the show tonight, is the Weber Grills Grillmaster, Dustin Green. Last month we talked with Mike Lang about his experience with the new Weber Griddle but tonight we dive in-depth with Dustin to talk about how…
3/29/202359 minutes, 58 seconds
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**Bonus Content: Broil King President – Terry Witzel.

Terry Witzel sat down with me when I was at the HPBExpo a few weeks back and we talked about the history of Broil King, when they got into making their own cookers and how they have expanded, both products and sales, over the…
3/26/202312 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 274 Taking you back to 9/6/2006 – The first EVER podcast….EVER…not live show…but first ever production ever made as it relates to my time in the live-fire industry. Is it great…YES!!  It is greatly bad! It’s really bad…especially as you compare it…
3/24/20239 minutes, 45 seconds
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**Bonus Content: Dansons President – Jeff Thiessen

Jeff Thiessen sat down with me when I was at the HPBExpo a few weeks back and we talked about the history of Dansons, when they got into the pellet cooker market and how they have evolved over the years of being in…
3/23/20239 minutes
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Live Fire News With Wes & A Greek BBQ Review With Daniel Vaughn!

(March 21, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – Kicking off the 2nd hour is Wes Wright from Cookoutnews.com 10:35pm – Closing the show tonight is quarterly guest and editor of Texas Monthly, Daniel Vaughn! There is plenty to talk about tonight, including, where this whole pickles,…
3/23/202355 minutes, 8 seconds
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**Bonus Content: King Of The Griddle – Blackstone Founder Roger Dahle.

If I told you that the Blackstone Griddle wasn’t necessarily at the top of the “To-Do” list for Roger Dahle, would you believe me? While he really loved the idea, and he did want to make the product and bring it to market,…
3/22/202315 minutes, 16 seconds
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know about Koji – BBQ and All!

(March 21, 2023 – Hour One) 9:14 & 9:35pm – Kicking off the 3rd week of March is one of the country’s foremost authorities on Koji, Jeremy Umansky (Co-owner of Larder Delicatessen). Meathead brought up Koji a few months ago and there was a renewed interest…
3/22/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 273 Taking you back to 3/22/2011 – Tom Gellert from a team called Ed-Que-Cators (Educators). The idea of this segment was having Tom do a review of cooking classes he had taken over the years (for example: The BBQ Guru, Pellet Envy,…
3/17/20239 minutes, 54 seconds
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Comfort Food The Cowboy Way – Kent Rollins

(March 14, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – Kicking off the 2nd hour is the Cowboy Cook himself, Kent Rollins! Kent has a new book that is getting ready to hit the market nd there is an associated book tour that is happening soon as…
3/16/20231 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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ChatGPT Might Make You Go Out Of Business!

(March 14, 2023 – Hour one) 9:14 – Kicking off the 2nd Tuesday of the month, as he usually does, is Meathead from Amazingribs.com. However, tonight we are going to switch it up a bit and talk about a subject he casually brought up in…
3/15/20231 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 272 Taking you back to 3/8/2011 – In this Best Moments show, we journey back to a time in the show where I did something at the end of each show called “The 4th Segment Free For All”. This segment saw prizes…
3/10/202311 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sometimes Business Is Not Just Business & Combustion, Inc. Is Display Free!

(March 7, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – After sitting out a month due to book writing pressures, Sam The Cooking Guy makes his triumphant return to the show. We could easily go an hour (but we won’t) so I HOPE to discuss his getting into…
3/9/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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Malcom Is Back From The Bahamas & Mr. J Schools Us On cigar Wrappers.

(March 7, 2023 – Hour One) 9:14 – Leading off the last month in Q1 of 2023, our pal and the creator of How To BBQ Right, Malcom Reed. Tonight we will discuss his most recent trip to Jamaica and see what food/recipe inspirations he…
3/8/202359 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 271 Taking you back to 3/8/2011 – In this Best Moments show we replay a portion of the first conversation I ever had with one, Craig Sharry who is the owner of Texas Pepper Jelly. In 2011, Craig had already been in…
3/3/20237 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Embedded Correspondents Talk About Instagram Money, Houston BBQ and ChatGPT!

(February 28, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm & 10:35pm – Kicking of the the 2nd hour are the world renowned “Embedded Correspondents” Tonight we launch the segment, as we always do, with a new round of 100% Assurity Questions! However, instead of pulling in…
3/2/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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Every Day Is A good Day with Rodney Scott. Primo Cooker Has A New Accessory!

(February 28, 2023 – Hour One) 9:14 – Leading off the show tonight is a man who thinks “Every Day Is A Good Day”, iconic pitmaster, Rodney Scott! Last time Rodney was on, back at the end of 2020, we talked about his background in…
3/1/202359 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 270 Taking you back to 3/6/2018 – This is something that I totally forgot about until I previewed this file a few weeks ago. Does anyone else remember when KFC was pushing their gravy…as in…this stuff is good enough to drink…I think they were actually telling people to just grab gravy and use it in various ways…one way was to make a gravy cocktail…no joke! Well, in successive weeks there was a push of KFC gravy…and then there was a subsequent shortage after the gravy push was made…weird time back in 2018. If you didn’t hear this bit when it originally aired then I urge you to listen…and I say “bit” because there are some vocal effects used to drive home a point…here it again for the first time on Friday… By the way…this might have been the beginning of the “Boozeteen” bit I did with Jason King from Canada as well…I can’t confirm that but it certainly makes sense to me! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 3/6/2018 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
2/24/20236 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Official NBBQA 2023 Recap With Managing Partner Kell Phelps.

(February 21, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – Kicking of the the 2nd hour is the owner and managing partner of the NBBQA, Kell Phelps. As you might recall, the big annual conference for this organization took place this past weekend, so I wanted to have Kell come back on a give us the recap and how he thought it came off a few days after the event ended. I saw quite a bit of posting on it through various social media channels and I was surprised to see some of the people there that I did. It would appear that this might have been one of the more successful conferences that NBBQA has put together in recent memory! 10:35pm – We’ll finish up with Kell Phelps, take some feedback and MAYBE try out Clubdeck (Clubhouse) again since the new mixer is still “cat-pee free”. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! NBBQA – 2023 National Conference Link Primo Grills Pitts & Spitts BBQ Pits – Use “bbqcentral” at checkout ($500+) for free spice pack Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Fireboard Cookin Pellets Pit Barrel Cooker David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show”
2/23/202347 minutes, 40 seconds
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Weber Has A New Griddle (Before Traeger) & Blackstone Might Be Coming With Something Really New!

(February 21, 2023 – Hour One) 9:14 – Leading off the show tonight is the creator of Another Pint Please website (and related internet properties), Mike Lang. As you might recall, Mike and I worked an event here in Northeast Ohio last September and his segments always do well with the audience, so I wanted to bring him in more often in 2023 and we start that tonight! We will cover some of the new Weber products that he has gotten to play around with, talk about some new recipes and also debate some hot topics in the industry right now. 9:35 pm – After Mike, new monthly guest in 2023, the creator of the Cookout News website, Wes Wright, joins me to talk about even more NEW live-fire news. I don’t recall a time in the past 10 years we have seen so much happen and Q1 hasn’t even come to a close yet! Wes and I will cover some of the items we didn’t get to last month and then talk about the companies that are lining up to really disrupt the market with their new products and ideas. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! NBBQA – 2023 National Conference Link Primo Grills Pitts & Spitts BBQ Pits – Use “bbqcentral” at checkout ($500+) for free spice pack Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Fireboard Cookin Pellets Pit Barrel Cooker David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show”
2/22/202359 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 269 Taking you back to 2/2/2013 – Being featured this time around is one of the best competition BBQ’ers to every light a fire…especially if you’re talking about FBA events…he’s definitely on the short list of BEST EVER in that sanctioning body. …
2/17/20230
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Kosmo’s Q Is As Loyal As They Come. Oklahoma Joe’s Has The Marshall Centered Up!

(February 14, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – Kicking of the the 2nd hour is friend of the show and very successful rub, sauce, injection and soak maker, Kosmo from Kosmo’s Q! Last time Kosmo was on we talked about how much money it would…
2/16/20230
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Meathead Is Really Writing A 2nd Book & Robert Moss Says King Cakes Are Not Mardi Gras!

(February 14, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14 – Leading off the show tonight is our monthly guest and creator of Amazingribs.com, Meathead. Tonight, the topic of discussion is the difference between “drip pans and water pans”. Before that, or after that, we will talk about…
2/15/20230
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 268 Taking you back to 2/27/2018 – In this episode, a long time friend of the show and one of the pellet cooker pioneers, Ed “Fast Eddy” Maurin is featured in this week’s show and we discuss a bit of his passion…
2/10/20238 minutes, 35 seconds
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Chicken Fried BBQ Wins The San Antonio BBQ Cook-Off!

(February 7, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – Last week it was our pal Doug Scheiding from Rogue Cookers talking about the 2023 San Antonio BBQ Cook-Off. This week we talk to the team that won the whole thing, Bill Purvis from Chicken Fried BBQ.…
2/9/20230
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KC BBQ & Philly Cheesesteaks For The Super Bowl. What do You Know About Boom’s Pizza??

(February 7, 2023 – Hour One) 9:14 – Leading off the show tonight is our monthly guest and creator of the “How To BBQ Right” brand, Malcom Reed. Tonight, Malcom and I will be addressing a number of topics, not the least of which…
2/8/20230
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 267 Taking you back to 2/7/2008 –  I’m not sure how much I need to explain this one other than, it’s the first live show EVER! I apologize in advance…but it was a LNG time ago and I had very little idea of…
2/3/20230
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Rogue Cookers Goes For 14th Overall At San Antonino BBQ Cook-Off!

(January 31, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – Pulling a back to back, the longest running Embedded Correspondent from Texas (Doug Scheiding) joins me to talk about this past weekend’s San Antonio BBQ Cook-Off. This event continues to grow and has aspirations of becoming…
2/2/202359 minutes, 58 seconds
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CookOut News Is Invading Las Vegas For The National Hardware Show!

(January 31, 2023 – Hour One) 9:14 – Leading off the show tonight is a new monthly contributor to the show in 2023 and the creator of the Cookout News website, Wes Wright. We is actually on location this evening and will be joining me from…
2/1/202359 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 266 Taking you back to 1/27/2015 –  In other promos for the Best Moments Show…I have said things like “I’m not going to give it away”…and then over the following few minutes…I give it all away! But I am not going to…
1/27/20230
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 266 Taking you back to 1/27/2015 –  In other promos for the Best Moments Show…I have said things like “I’m not going to give it away”…and then over the following few minutes…I give it all away! But I am not going to do it this time…so all I will say is this: “Nephew, Uncle, Drunk, BBQ Fork…” to get the connections, be sure to grab the Best Moment show on Friday…and you do need to subscribe to the podcast feed in order to get this particular show! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!   *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*   Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 1/27/2015 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE   This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
1/27/20230
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Embedded Correspondents Are Mixed On AI But Agree On Hair Bands!!

(January 24, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm & 10:35pm – The 4th Tuesday of the month in the 2nd hour brings a visit from “MY GUYS”, The Embedded Correspondents! Tonight we will start with a fresh line of “100% Assurity Questions”. After that, we…
1/26/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 19 seconds
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Embedded Correspondents Are Mixed On AI But Agree On Hair Bands!!

(January 24, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm & 10:35pm – The 4th Tuesday of the month in the 2nd hour brings a visit from “MY GUYS”, The Embedded Correspondents! Tonight we will start with a fresh line of “100% Assurity Questions”. After that, we will dig into the full review of the “Beyond Meat Seared Steak Tips” and then move to such hot topics as butter, Dr. BBQ’s restaurant closing abruptly, using your fame to license a restaurant, griddle/flattop cooking and more! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! NBBQA – 2023 National Conference Link Primo Grills Pitts & Spitts BBQ Pits – Use “bbqcentral” at checkout ($500+) for free spice pack Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Fireboard Cookin Pellets Pit Barrel Cooker David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show”
1/26/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bobby T Is Cooking Briskets & Beef Ribs At NBBQA & Derrick Riches Is BLUE On Steak!

(January 24, 2023 – Hour One) 9:14 – Leading off the show tonight is a LONG time friend and a BBQ Central Show Guest HOF’er! Bob Trudnak comes on to hype up his appearance/attendance at the 2023 NBBQA national convention in February. Bob is going to…
1/25/202359 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bobby T Is Cooking Briskets & Beef Ribs At NBBQA & Derrick Riches Is BLUE On Steak!

(January 24, 2023 – Hour One) 9:14 – Leading off the show tonight is a LONG time friend and a BBQ Central Show Guest HOF’er! Bob Trudnak comes on to hype up his appearance/attendance at the 2023 NBBQA national convention in February. Bob is going to give a class that weekend so we will what his agenda is and what you can expect as a potential participant. We will also talk about his new pizza dough coming out as well as get his thoughts on full-sized electric grills. Bob is always a great interview and tonight promises to be great! 9:35 pm – After Bob I will be joined by regular guest, Derrick Riches. Tonight Derrick and I will finally discuss the topic of “Blue Steak” which has sat on my agenda for nearly 2 years. We will cover the whole deal from start to finish! With whatever time we have left, we will hit some other topics as well so stay tuned! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! NBBQA – 2023 National Conference Link Primo Grills Pitts & Spitts BBQ Pits – Use “bbqcentral” at checkout ($500+) for free spice pack Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Fireboard Cookin Pellets Pit Barrel Cooker David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show”
1/25/202359 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 265 Taking you back to 1/27/2015 –  One name ….TED FREAKING READER…. ENJOY!! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank…
1/20/202310 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 265 Taking you back to 1/27/2015 –  One name ….TED FREAKING READER…. ENJOY!! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!   *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*   Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 1/27/2015 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE   This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
1/20/202310 minutes, 9 seconds
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Jess Pryles Says “Stay Away” Is Better Than”Breed” & I Disagree!

(January 17, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – In the 2nd hour, I will be joined by quarterly guest, Jess Pryles. As the year has turned, Jess’s travel schedule has also turned (up). We will talk about her recent jaunt to Florida with Smithfield and…
1/19/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jess Pryles Says “Stay Away” Is Better Than”Breed” & I Disagree!

(January 17, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – In the 2nd hour, I will be joined by quarterly guest, Jess Pryles. As the year has turned, Jess’s travel schedule has also turned (up). We will talk about her recent jaunt to Florida with Smithfield and the upcoming SCA event she is going to this coming weekend at The Shed BBQ joint in Mississippi. As per usual, we will also cover a number of current live-fire topics and we will see what her company is set to expect in the first part of 2023. 10:35pm – Depending on how much time is left after Jess, we will open it up to you and we might even have a prize or two to giveaway! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! NBBQA – 2023 National Conference Link Primo Grills Pitts & Spitts BBQ Pits – Use “bbqcentral” at checkout ($500+) for free spice pack Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Fireboard Cookin Pellets Pit Barrel Cooker David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show”
1/19/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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Chud’s BBQ Stops By For The First Time & So Does The USDA!

(January 17, 2023 – Hour One) 9:14 – Leading off the show tonight is a Texas BBQ master, a pit builder and a budding YouTube sensation, Bradley Robinson from Chud’s BBQ. Brad and I will talk about how he has taken his interest in backyard…
1/18/202359 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 264 Taking you back to 1/7/2014 – Dr. BBQ Ray Lampe was my guest during this time and we were talking about Fast Food BBQ that was really taking over at the time…in fact Ray was in negotiations with Burger King as…
1/13/20238 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 264 Taking you back to 1/7/2014 – Dr. BBQ Ray Lampe was my guest during this time and we were talking about Fast Food BBQ that was really taking over at the time…in fact Ray was in negotiations with Burger King as a potential spokesperson for whatever BBQ they were attempting to bring to market at the time…it falls through in the end. HOWEVER, that was not the gem of this segment. If I can properly set this up…new house, new studio…one of the first new shows happening in the new studio…but what changed from old house to new house…STAIRS!!!  The old house was a ranch and the new house now had no less than 2 staircases…one going upstairs to the bedrooms and then the stairs leading to the basement…where the studio was. Well, mid question, one of those kids fell down the stairs. Now, you can’t hear it but I remember what it sounded like and it was the sound of horror! Full fledged falling and all I could think was that someone was going to be hurt…so I bolted. Ray, being the professional that he is, waited a few beats then understood I wasn’t coming RIGHT back and just picked the show up and ran with it until I got back. To his credit, made an extremely deft hand-off to me as I returned…so much so, that if I didn’t say anything to Ray about my return or why I left you wouldn’t have really given it a 2nd thought. This is one of those gems that Jon mines out…and that I had almost forgotten about! So, in no particular order, thank you to Ray for keeping the show going as I just left him on his own without any heads up and then to Jon for finding this, now 8 year old segment, and bringing it back to the present day. Well done both of you and shows why BOTH of you are in the Guest Hall of Fame as well!!! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening!   *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP*   Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 1/7/2014 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE   This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
1/13/20238 minutes, 18 seconds
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IG Reelz is Paying You To Make Reelz & The “Smokin Joe’s Pit BBQ Podumentary” Starts Tonight!

(January 10, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Kicking off the 2nd hour is Michigan Embedded Correspondent, Jon Solberg. Last year, Texas EC Doug Scheiding, joined me to talk about how he has successfully grown his IG account. Tonight, Jon joins me to talk about…
1/12/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 40 seconds
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IG Reelz is Paying You To Make Reelz & The “Smokin Joe’s Pit BBQ Podumentary” Starts Tonight!

(January 10, 2023 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Kicking off the 2nd hour is Michigan Embedded Correspondent, Jon Solberg. Last year, Texas EC Doug Scheiding, joined me to talk about how he has successfully grown his IG account. Tonight, Jon joins me to talk about his, perhaps surprising agreement, to get paid by Instagram to do reelz. Now, this might now be specific to him, however, we will talk all about how the opportunity presented itself and what kind of money he is really making at it. Many of you are looking for a side hustle to generate a few extra bucks and this might be our ticket! 10:35pm – Closing the show tonight is a long time fan of the show and relatively new guest, Joe Martinez from Smokin’ Joe’s Pit BBQ. Joe was on for the first time last year talking about the mayo binder brisket he cooked. He mentioned in the segment that he was also toying around with leaving his real day job to pursue his dream of a BBQ food trailer. Tonight, we start our new “podumentary” with Joe! Last year we did one with our pal Rusty Monson at Salt City BBQ and Joe will join me 4 times this year to talk about his life as a BBQ food trailer owner. He has committed to sharing all of his information with us in order to help those of you who are considering doing something similar in the future! I look forward to kicking the new podumentary season off with Joe and hope you check this segment out!! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! NBBQA – 2023 National Conference Link Primo Grills Pitts & Spitts BBQ Pits – Use “bbqcentral” at checkout ($500+) for free spice pack Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Fireboard Cookin Pellets Pit Barrel Cooker David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show”
1/12/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 40 seconds
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Meathead Turns Koji & Robert Moss Says a “Cookout” Is Different Than A “BBQ”.

(1/10/2023 – Hour One) 9:14 – After missing his appearance in December, Meathead from Amazingribs.com, joins me to kick off the New Year. Tonight, Meathead and I will cover a number of topics to include the increasingly popular use of KOJI on meat and what…
1/11/202358 minutes, 35 seconds
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Meathead Turns Koji & Robert Moss Says a “Cookout” Is Different Than A “BBQ”.

(1/10/2023 – Hour One) 9:14 – After missing his appearance in December, Meathead from Amazingribs.com, joins me to kick off the New Year. Tonight, Meathead and I will cover a number of topics to include the increasingly popular use of KOJI on meat and what it can also do for your love of butter, his thoughts on the NBBQA, HPBA and social media trends along with something called ChatGPT. Do you have a question for Meathead?? Shoot them over to me and I will fit them in! 9:35 pm – After Meathead, I will join Robert Moss in his usual 2nd segment slot in the first hour! Tonight we talk about the success of the 2nd Annual BBQ festival and we will also talk about what the 3rd year event might look like at this stage. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! NBBQA – 2023 National Conference Link Primo Grills Pitts & Spitts BBQ Pits – Use “bbqcentral” at checkout ($500+) for free spice pack Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Fireboard Cookin Pellets Pit Barrel Cooker David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show”
1/11/202358 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 263 Taking you back to 1/7/2014 – Once again making an appearance is ME all ME! This time I was doing a show from the basement of my freshly built house in Wickliffe…you might recall there was a 7 week run where,…
1/6/20237 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 263 Taking you back to 1/7/2014 – Once again making an appearance is ME all ME! This time I was doing a show from the basement of my freshly built house in Wickliffe…you might recall there was a 7 week run where, in between that house finishing and us having to have moved out of the old house, I had to do the show from Ed and Amy Levons basement…you heard that a few weeks ago in a previous “Best Moments” show…but this one was from the new home…and somehow I was able to show horn my joy of being back in the friendly confines of my new home into the murdering of a man down in Jacksonville, FL…why did he die? I will let you find out on Friday…however…I can tell you the reason for his ultimate demise is something that is not uncommon in BBQ/Grilling circles…in fact, I would say some people on social media look for this kind of thing to GO IN ON whenever they have a chance! So, be sure you are subbed up to the podcast feed so you don’t miss out! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 1/7/2014 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
1/6/20237 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sam the Cooking Guy Is Set To be A real American!

10:14 – Also joining me in his usually spot on the first Tuesday of the month, is one of the most popular YouTubers around, Sam The Cooking Guy. Like Malcom, we will get a recap of Sam’s holiday, what he was cooking, what his favorite…
1/5/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sam the Cooking Guy Is Set To be A real American!

10:14 – Also joining me in his usually spot on the first Tuesday of the month, is one of the most popular YouTubers around, Sam The Cooking Guy. Like Malcom, we will get a recap of Sam’s holiday, what he was cooking, what his favorite gifts were and then we will really dig into some interesting topics. Sam was an early backer of the Combustion Inc. thermometer and we will see if he has gotten yet, and if so, what his initial thoughts are. We will also talk about my sous vide cooking of the Christmas prime rib and much much more! 10:35pm – If there is any extra time after my visit with Sam, I have a bottle of rub to give away from Hardcore Carnivore. The popular flavor “HC Black” could be yours if luck is on your side!! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! NBBQA – 2023 National Conference Link Primo Grills Pitts & Spitts BBQ Pits – Use “bbqcentral” at checkout ($500+) for free spice pack Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Fireboard Cookin Pellets Pit Barrel Cooker David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show”
1/5/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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Malcom Reed Comes Out Of The Blind & Kell Phelps Pitches The NBBQA Conference Next Month!

9:14 – We start off 2023 the way we have the past handful of years with a visit from one of the most popular BBQ/Grilling personalities around, Malcom Reed from How To BBQ Right! We will breakdown his holiday season, see if he got any…
1/4/202359 minutes, 53 seconds
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Malcom Reed Comes Out Of The Blind & Kell Phelps Pitches The NBBQA Conference Next Month!

9:14 – We start off 2023 the way we have the past handful of years with a visit from one of the most popular BBQ/Grilling personalities around, Malcom Reed from How To BBQ Right! We will breakdown his holiday season, see if he got any great gifts and what he plans to do in the first part of 2023. 9:35 pm – After Malcom, I will be joined with the owner of the NBBQA and The Barbecue News, Kell Phelps. Around the middle of last year, Kell and his wife bought NBBQA and have been hard at work trying to get it to the next level of success. Next month, the annual NBBQA conference will take place in Orlando. We will see how the first handful of months have gone for Kell and the team and we will also preview the upcoming conference to see why you should consider attending! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! NBBQA – 2023 National Conference Link Primo Grills Pitts & Spitts BBQ Pits – Use “bbqcentral” at checkout ($500+) for free spice pack Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Fireboard Cookin Pellets Pit Barrel Cooker David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show”
1/4/202359 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 262 Taking you back to 1/5/2016  – They say, and I FULLY agree, that he’s one of the best to do the competition BBQ thing…Travis Clark of Clark Crew BBQ is featured on the show this coming Friday. This was an interview…
12/30/202210 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less!

Episode 262 Taking you back to 1/5/2016  – They say, and I FULLY agree, that he’s one of the best to do the competition BBQ thing…Travis Clark of Clark Crew BBQ is featured on the show this coming Friday. This was an interview that saw me talking to Travis about the 2015 Team of the year win…up front we cover a little background on him, how he got into competition BBQ and what really launched him into it…then we rolled into what he was going to work on in the 2014 off-season to prepare him for the 2015 season, which he eventually won TOTY in. One of the things I thought to be particularly interesting during the conversation was his full admittance of being consistently inconsistent when it came to brisket in 2014…sometimes he would use choice, sometimes he would use prime and sometimes he would use SRF for the big events…but not dialing in a program ended up earning him a 100+ overall in brisket for 2014 TOTY…so he knew he had to dial that in…and to his credit…he did it!! A great listen and a great/legendary competitor to be sure…and now a very successful BBQ restaurant owner as well! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 1/5/2016 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
12/30/202210 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Last Embedded Correspondents Segment of 2022 – Kind Of A Wreck On My Part!

10:14 & 10:35pm – We close out 2022 in a way that only makes sense! The Embedded Correspondents and I will kick off the last segment of the year with a new round of 100% Assurity Picks. Before we get to that, I will…
12/29/20221 hour, 37 seconds
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The Last Embedded Correspondents Segment of 2022 – Kind Of A Wreck On My Part!

10:14 & 10:35pm – We close out 2022 in a way that only makes sense! The Embedded Correspondents and I will kick off the last segment of the year with a new round of 100% Assurity Picks. Before we get to that, I will come clean to you, the loyal Centralites, about something I did (or didn’t do) this past week that has me feeling like a true CHARLATAN! All will be revealed at the top of this segment and I can only hope you will find it in your hearts to forgive me! After all of that nonsense, we will go into our thoughts of what was good and what was bad in 2022, we will see if any of us got our hands on this “Beyond Meat Steak” and take a look ahead to 2023! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
12/29/20221 hour, 37 seconds
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The Pit Barrel Cooker Origin Story – A lesson In Hard Work And Sacrifice!

9:14 & 9:35 pm – Joining me in the first hour is a long time sponsor of the show and a very good friend of mine, Noah Glanville from Pit Barrel Cooker. Tonight we will discuss the state of the live-fire industry and where we…
12/28/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Pit Barrel Cooker Origin Story – A lesson In Hard Work And Sacrifice!

9:14 & 9:35 pm – Joining me in the first hour is a long time sponsor of the show and a very good friend of mine, Noah Glanville from Pit Barrel Cooker. Tonight we will discuss the state of the live-fire industry and where we see it going into 2023. We will also talk about where PBC looks to grow next year and, as time allows, we will get an “Origin Story” out of Noah Glanville as well. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
12/28/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 261 Taking you back to December 26, 2012  – And just as we are in the middle of the 2022 YIR show – back in 2012 I attempted a “round table” year in review show…making up the panel back then is the…
12/23/202213 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 261 Taking you back to December 26, 2012  – And just as we are in the middle of the 2022 YIR show – back in 2012 I attempted a “round table” year in review show…making up the panel back then is the most likely successor to Amazing Ribs.com, Clint Cantwell, Old friend of the show Shane Draper of then Draper’s products and eventually Grilla Grills…and then pitmaster of Whiskey Bent BBQ (team and podcast) Chad Ward. What was the BBQ world like 10 years ago?? This will give you a great look at what the scene was like back then and it also goes to show why I might not have done a recurring YIR with a panel of people…lots of logistics that can blow up in my face…live and learn…and what I’ve learned is that ME doing a YIR show SOLO is better than a group doing it…but, the growth of the show is dependent upon learning what works best and what doesn’t work best. So, enjoy the look back to 10 years ago and hear what we thought the biggest surprise of 2012 was to each one of us Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 12/26/2012 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!  
12/23/202213 minutes, 23 seconds
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2022 Year In Review (2nd Half) & Daniel Vaughn Talks About Foil Boats!

(December 20, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Much like we led off the first hour, I will attempt to get through the 2nd half of the “YIR” segment as I recap the biggest guests, topics, content and everything else related to the show…
12/22/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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2022 Year In Review (2nd Half) & Daniel Vaughn Talks About Foil Boats!

(December 20, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Much like we led off the first hour, I will attempt to get through the 2nd half of the “YIR” segment as I recap the biggest guests, topics, content and everything else related to the show that happened this year. As I mentioned before, as you listen to what the show has done this year, you might be surprised at how much we have done for the industry!! Together…we are great!! 10:35pm – The bullpen segment tonight belongs to the first full-time BBQ Editor in the country, Daniel Vaughn from Texas Monthly. Checking in for the last time in 2022, DV and I will talk about foil boats for briskets, savory ribs and BBQ ornaments to trim your tree with. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
12/22/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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2022 Year In Review (1st Half) & Cigar Talk With The Cigar Authority!

(December 20, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Have I mentioned lately that 2022 is RAPIDLY COMING TO A CLOSE?? Well, believe it or not, it is! A BBQCS calendar year would not be complete without a look back a this record breaking year!…
12/21/20221 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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2022 Year In Review (1st Half) & Cigar Talk With The Cigar Authority!

(December 20, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Have I mentioned lately that 2022 is RAPIDLY COMING TO A CLOSE?? Well, believe it or not, it is! A BBQCS calendar year would not be complete without a look back a this record breaking year! So, in lieu of a first guest, I will attempt to get through the first half of the “Year in Review” segment. If you are just new to the show, you will get to hear what you’ve missed. If you are a long time fan, you will be reminded of how much we actually accomplished the first 6 months of the year! You might be surprised at the amount of content and guests I actually had! 9:35pm – After the first part of the “YIR” I will be joined by the official cigar expert of the BBQCS, Mr. Jonathan from The Cigar Authority Podcast. Tonight we talk about last minute gifts for the cigar lover in your life. That will range from cigars themselves, to accessories and other items we might not be thinking about. Mr. J. is the pros pro and always brings a fresh take and view on the cigar industry! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
12/21/20221 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 260 Taking you back to 12/20/2011 – The holiday season is firmly upon us…there is no question about that! So what would make your holidays EVEN better? Yes, you guessed it…the 12 Days of BBQ Christmas will come to your podcast feed…
12/16/20228 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 260 Taking you back to 12/20/2011 – The holiday season is firmly upon us…there is no question about that! So what would make your holidays EVEN better? Yes, you guessed it…the 12 Days of BBQ Christmas will come to your podcast feed on Friday and just when you think you couldn’t possibly have more holiday spirit than you have right now…we are going to take the spirit knob and turn it to 11!!! You will be so jacked up on holiday spirit you won’t know what to do with yourself. I do want to give thanks and credit to the song writers…Matt Frampton and Logan Hendrickson from Hot Grill on Grill Action. Remember…this song is now celebrating its 11 year anniversary!! I think it might be time to dust this bad boy off, get the girls and I in a recording studio and have a re-do on this…or maybe go live one more time! We’ll see…but thanks again to Matt and Logan for the words…and, of course, thanks to Bobbi, Maddi and Marleigh for doing this with me so many years ago! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 12/20/2011 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
12/16/20228 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mike McCloud: Creator of The World Food Championships

(December 13, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Making his first appearance in about 2 years is the creator of the World Food Championships, Mike McCloud. The 10th version of the WFC took place about a month or so ago so we will get the…
12/15/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mike McCloud: Creator of The World Food Championships

(December 13, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Making his first appearance in about 2 years is the creator of the World Food Championships, Mike McCloud. The 10th version of the WFC took place about a month or so ago so we will get the high level breakdown of this year’s events and what the final table will look like a little later in 2023. We will also talk about the past 10 years of this event, how it has grown, the issues he’s had to deal with and what he hopes it looks like over the next 5-10 years. We will also touch on the state of competition BBQ and if there might ever be another business partnership between MMA Creative and KCBS. 10:35pm – The bullpen segment tonight belongs to you! With whatever time we might have left after we speak with Mike, we will open it up to your questions or comments on the BBQ/Grilling industry. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
12/15/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 17 seconds
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Salt City BBQ Is Rolling & CookOutNews.Com Explains A Private Weber Issue.

(December 13, 2022 – Hour one) 9:14pm – The first hour of the show fell apart the past few days, however, I have been able to rebuild it to one that should be great on many levels. Meathead had to bow out this month…
12/14/202259 minutes, 55 seconds
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Salt City BBQ Is Rolling & CookOutNews.Com Explains A Private Weber Issue.

(December 13, 2022 – Hour one) 9:14pm – The first hour of the show fell apart the past few days, however, I have been able to rebuild it to one that should be great on many levels. Meathead had to bow out this month but filling his spot is my Utah Embedded Correspondent and the owner of the Salt City BBQ trailer, Rusty Monson. We have been following rusty all year and tonight we finish up our last quarterly visit to see how the past 90 days on the food trailer have been. We will also take a look back over the year to see what he would do differently having this experience under his belt now. Rusty has been an invaluable guest, allowing us to get an uncensored look into his operation and all of the gins he’s had to deal with during his first year of operation! 9:35pm – After Rusty, I will be joined by the creator of my favorite BBQ/Grilling website of 2022, Wes Wright of Cookout News. If you haven’t been following me socially, you missed the breaking news that Weber Grills is going from their public company status back to being a privately held company. We will dig into this news, talk about why this happened and how it will affect the business going forward. Wes and I will also talk about where the other big live fire companies sitting and if any of the other public companies will go private now that Weber has. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
12/14/202259 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 259 Taking you back to 12/3/2013 – Featuring my friend and BBQ juggernaut, Sterling Ball from Big Poppa Smokers. In this particular clip, we dig a little into his cooking interest and how he got involved with BBQ, we also talk about…
12/9/202211 minutes, 1 second
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 259 Taking you back to 12/3/2013 – Featuring my friend and BBQ juggernaut, Sterling Ball from Big Poppa Smokers. In this particular clip, we dig a little into his cooking interest and how he got involved with BBQ, we also talk about his other job…Ernie Ball and Musicman…and then we close out the segment talking about the then BIG CONTEST every year…King of The Smoker. I am not going to steal Jon’s thunder at the end of the show this coming Friday…but I will say this…sometimes, in the middle of something, you don’t realize the greatness of someone…or you aren’t able to appreciate it…and that time only comes “after the fact”…many of us might be in that position with Sterling right now!  This was a great segment…and it was 9 years ago…funny to hear what still rings true today. Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 12/3/2013 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
12/9/202211 minutes, 1 second
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Sam The Cooking Guy Is Dehydrated & David McDowell Can Help You Get Ripped!

(December 6, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Making his last appearance of the year is one of my favorite guys to chop it up with (pun intended) when it comes to live-fire and food in general, Sam The Cooking Guy. Sam and I will…
12/8/20221 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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Sam The Cooking Guy Is Dehydrated & David McDowell Can Help You Get Ripped!

(December 6, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Making his last appearance of the year is one of my favorite guys to chop it up with (pun intended) when it comes to live-fire and food in general, Sam The Cooking Guy. Sam and I will talk about what to make for the impending holidays, what gifts he’s suggesting people get for their loved ones this year and we will also dive into a few of his recent videos to get a deeper insight into how he made them and how he came up with the inspiration to try them! 10:35pm – The bullpen segment tonight belongs to the guy who has helped whip me into the best shape I’ve been in since 1997. The better news is that he’s an incredible backyard bbq/griller and he knows the struggle for many of us, especially this time of year. We think about changing our health and food lifestyles, but as hard as we try when the year turns, we revert back to what wasn’t working pretty quickly. David McDowell from the Dowellness Program joins me to talk about how his service can help you make the changes you want and how to adjust as your life adjusts to keep you on track! It has worked for me and it will work for you too! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
12/8/20221 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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Mark Williams Is Ready For Memphis In May & Donny Bray Might Make Another KCBS TOTY Run!

(December 6, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – After an off week closing out November, we are back and better than ever, ready to start the last month of 2022 off right! Joining me to kick it off is good friend of the show…
12/7/20221 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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Mark Williams Is Ready For Memphis In May & Donny Bray Might Make Another KCBS TOTY Run!

(December 6, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – After an off week closing out November, we are back and better than ever, ready to start the last month of 2022 off right! Joining me to kick it off is good friend of the show and the pitmaster of Swine Life BBQ, Mark Williams. Mark will talk about some great leftover ideas, especially if you are doubling down on turkey for Christmas. We will also talk about what he’s recommending people give for gifts, what the best cookers are, what his competition schedule looks like for 2023 and much more! Mark is always a great guest and is one of the better competitive cooks on the circuit today! 9:35pm – After Mark, I will be joined by a new 2022 BBQ Central Show Guest Hall of Fame’er and a 2014 KCBS TOTY Champion, Donny Bray from Warren County Pork Choppers. Donny has inconspicuously disappeared from the competition scene over the past few years so we will play a little bit of catch-up with him to see what he’s been up to the past handful of years, how getting into the Guest Hall of Fame has changed his life and if he’s ever thought about coming back to the competition BBQ scene. Be sure to check this segment out as it promises to be an instant classic! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
12/7/20221 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 258 Taking you back to 12/3/2013 – I don’t know how far you go back with the show…keep in mind, this show has been happening in one form or another, since 2006! So, some of you that have been around for 5…
12/2/202210 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 258 Taking you back to 12/3/2013 – I don’t know how far you go back with the show…keep in mind, this show has been happening in one form or another, since 2006! So, some of you that have been around for 5 or 6 years…that’s a long time…but you missed the first 10 years (or so)…LOTS of things have transpired over the years to be sure…like the segment that is coming up on Friday…when the show was done from a completely different location for about 2-3 months while the house we were building at the time was being completed…so the show went to the basement of Wickliffe, OH elite family…The Levons!! Ed and Amy allowed me to do the show while we waited on our home to be finished and it was seamless. In this segment, Amy and I talk about Thanksgiving stuff and what it’s like having me do the show every Tuesday from there home. Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 12/3/2013 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
12/2/202210 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 256 Taking you back to 11/12/2016 – I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. Too keep the BBQ and entertainment going, I will utter only one word…”NADKINS!!(Not in business) Not familiar with this…give this week’s show a listen and let me…
11/25/20227 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 256 Taking you back to 11/12/2016 – I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. Too keep the BBQ and entertainment going, I will utter only one word…”NADKINS!!(Not in business) Not familiar with this…give this week’s show a listen and let me know what you think! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 11/12/2016 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
11/25/20227 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Embedded Correspondents Review The McRibs Farewell Tour!

(November 22, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 & 10:35pm – The 4th Tuesday of the month in the 2nd hour brings a visit from The Embedded Correspondents! Tonight we hit a fresh round of 100% Assurity Questions and then we will go in-depth on…
11/24/202256 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Embedded Correspondents Review The McRibs Farewell Tour!

(November 22, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 & 10:35pm – The 4th Tuesday of the month in the 2nd hour brings a visit from The Embedded Correspondents! Tonight we hit a fresh round of 100% Assurity Questions and then we will go in-depth on 2 things that I mandated from last month. The first item is our review of the ever-famous “McRib” from McDonalds. We will also give out thoughts on the new Beyond Meat “Seared steak tips” that were recently released to see how they stack up to normal meat. Would you try it?? Have you tried one or both?? Let me knw what your take is on them and we will mix it in during the show tonight! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
11/24/202256 minutes, 42 seconds
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The $200 Peppermill “Grind-Off” & Then We Talk About The Turkey Shortage Conspiracy of 2022!

(November 22, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – After WEEKS (dare I say months) of hyping it, the time has finally arrived!! Tonight we lead the show off with the hotly anticipated “$200 Peppermill Grind-Off”!! Good friend of the show, Dr. BBQ, joins me to…
11/23/202259 minutes, 16 seconds
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The $200 Peppermill “Grind-Off” & Then We Talk About The Turkey Shortage Conspiracy of 2022!

(November 22, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – After WEEKS (dare I say months) of hyping it, the time has finally arrived!! Tonight we lead the show off with the hotly anticipated “$200 Peppermill Grind-Off”!! Good friend of the show, Dr. BBQ, joins me to put the Pepper Cannon and The Black Rain grinders to the test to see which unit sits atop the $200 peppermill grinder category! Yes, there is a $200 peppermill category…does it relate to you?? Maybe…maybe not. Nevertheless, Ray and I will grind our faces off for your potential consumer benefit! By the way, what could be better than giving one of these to a loved one during the holiday season…make sure you make the right pick! 9:35pm – After Ray, we will be joined by the “Bristly BBQ Journalist” and the creator of Derrickriches.com, Derrick Riches. Derrick and I will talk about last second turkey tips, blue steaks and temping pork ribs internally. Have you ever thought about taking the internal temps of your ribs?? I started doing it recently and it had really helped add consistency to my end product! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
11/23/202259 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 255 Taking you back to 2012 – This time we feature a BBQ legend…the guy who created the Fast Eddy Cooker…Ed Maurin. In this particular cut, Ed and I spend time talking about the Jack Daniels BBQ competition and why there continues…
11/18/202211 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 255 Taking you back to 2012 – This time we feature a BBQ legend…the guy who created the Fast Eddy Cooker…Ed Maurin. In this particular cut, Ed and I spend time talking about the Jack Daniels BBQ competition and why there continues to be such reverence, such mystique, such romance and such preference given when I have asked pitmasters about their thoughts on this event…I think about the Royal and I have always considered the Royal to be the real “elite” contest because there is no restriction or anyone being left out…but there is on the Jack side of things…and maybe that’s what makes it even more special to the pitmasters….any way, Eddy is always a great guest…and by the way…he has introduced a new line of BBQ pellet to the market so I will be looking to get him on the show soon to talk about that. Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 2012 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
11/18/202211 minutes, 34 seconds
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Hey Grill Hey Gets You Ready For Thanksgiving & Dan Arnold Tells a Sucklebuster Of A BBQ Story!

(November 15, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Leading off the 2nd hour is quarterly guest and creator of the Hey Grill Hey brand, Susie and Todd Bulloch. Tonight we talk about turkey tips and tricks, her favorite way to make it, the best side dishes…
11/17/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 26 seconds
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Hey Grill Hey Gets You Ready For Thanksgiving & Dan Arnold Tells a Sucklebuster Of A BBQ Story!

(November 15, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Leading off the 2nd hour is quarterly guest and creator of the Hey Grill Hey brand, Susie and Todd Bulloch. Tonight we talk about turkey tips and tricks, her favorite way to make it, the best side dishes to have this year, the best desserts to make this year, their experience with the new Woodwind Pro pellet cooker what their business might look like in 2023. 10:35pm – Helping me close the show tonight is the creator of one of the most popular and longest living rubs, seasonings and sauce companies, Dan Arnold from Sucklebusters. I have known Dan for well over 10 years, in fact, I remember when he first got into the BBQ forum business and then the rubs/seasonings/sauce business. It has been a wild and successful ride for Dan and his wife and tonight we catch up and see how he and the business are doing now and where they look to go into the future. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
11/17/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 26 seconds
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Loot N Booty Is A World Champ & Jess Pryles Talks Turkey, Tenderloins and Rock N Roll!

(Hour 1 – November 15, 2022) 9:14pm – Leading off the show tonight, and fresh off a weekend in Dallas, TX for World Food Championships, is pitmaster of Loot N Booty BBQ Sterling Smith. Tonight we talk about how the 2022 WFC went for him, we…
11/16/202259 minutes, 59 seconds
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Loot N Booty Is A World Champ & Jess Pryles Talks Turkey, Tenderloins and Rock N Roll!

(Hour 1 – November 15, 2022) 9:14pm – Leading off the show tonight, and fresh off a weekend in Dallas, TX for World Food Championships, is pitmaster of Loot N Booty BBQ Sterling Smith. Tonight we talk about how the 2022 WFC went for him, we will recap his RGC at this year’s American Royal Open and we might also talk a bit about the new RIPT grill that is coming to market. 9:35pm – After Sterling, we will (hopefully) be joined by the creator of Hardcore Carnivore Brand, Jess Pryles. Tonight we will talk about some Turkey techniques, her new’ish sauce for burnt ends that was released a month or so ago, best trends of 2022 and what she thinks will trend in 2023. We might also talk about full-sized electric grills and if they will be popular next season. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
11/16/202259 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 254 Taking you back to 9/30/2015 – This time we feature a guest from way back, Jen Brand from, at the time, Brand Solutions. We were talking about the American Royal and while at that time, things seemed like they would never…
11/11/20229 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 254 Taking you back to 9/30/2015 – This time we feature a guest from way back, Jen Brand from, at the time, Brand Solutions. We were talking about the American Royal and while at that time, things seemed like they would never change, boy have they ever, as it relates to the BBQ event. In this segment we were discussing, flippantly, did we ever think this event would decline in attendance…and we both thought no…but over the years, it certainly has! The number of teams attending has certainly gone done…especially in the covid years. The location has since changed 3 or 4 different times…I never thought that would happen…the date has changed a few times…It’s always fun to see what pans out over the years Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 9/30/2015 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
11/11/20229 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ever Heard Of A Flip Grill? Are You Ready For The Vortic Watch Military Edition Pieces??!!

(November 8, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – They say necessity is the mother of invention! Tonight we meet a first time guest and the creator of The Flip Grill, Andrew Barnhart. If you have a ceramic cooker, you will be interested to hear all…
11/10/20221 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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Ever Heard Of A Flip Grill? Are You Ready For The Vortic Watch Military Edition Pieces??!!

(November 8, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – They say necessity is the mother of invention! Tonight we meet a first time guest and the creator of The Flip Grill, Andrew Barnhart. If you have a ceramic cooker, you will be interested to hear all about this tool and how it might change your life for the better. Andrew is in the Amish country here in Ohio and he is ready to take the market by storm with his invention! 10:35pm – Helping me close the show tonight is the co-founder of Vortic Watch Company, RT Custer. This Friday will be the release of their highly coveted “Military” watch line. Each year (now the 4th iteration) they release (50) of these beauties to the market and they are sold within 24-36 hours. These watches have a special place in history and RT will tell us all about it. There will also be a highly limited number of “Special” military watches this year. If you have seen the ones in the past, these will surely surpass those for demand! I might just have to add one of these to my slowly growing watch collection…they are awesome! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
11/10/20221 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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Meathead Is Talking Turkey & Robert Moss Is Throwing A Big Party In A Few Weeks!

(November 8, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Time is quickly evaporating as we get closer and closer to Thanksgiving and the questions have been pouring in from many new comers to the live-fire world the past few weeks asking how to make the…
11/9/202258 minutes, 12 seconds
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Meathead Is Talking Turkey & Robert Moss Is Throwing A Big Party In A Few Weeks!

(November 8, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Time is quickly evaporating as we get closer and closer to Thanksgiving and the questions have been pouring in from many new comers to the live-fire world the past few weeks asking how to make the best turkey. Meathead, from amazingribs.com, will join me to break everything down for you! We will make sure this holiday will be the best one yet! 9:35pm – After Meathead, I will be joined by Southern Living BBQ Editor, Robert Moss. Robert was at the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival this past weekend and will give us a full break down of all the events. He will also tell us how his festival will be similar AND different in just a few short days! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
11/9/202258 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 253 Taking you back to 12/17/2013  – This bringing a close to the 5 weeks of the 2022 BBQ Central Show Guest Hall of Fame Class members…and closing it down is Jon Solberg’s pick for this year’s class…the “former” pitmaster of Warren…
11/4/202211 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 253 Taking you back to 12/17/2013  – This bringing a close to the 5 weeks of the 2022 BBQ Central Show Guest Hall of Fame Class members…and closing it down is Jon Solberg’s pick for this year’s class…the “former” pitmaster of Warren County Pork Choppers, Donny Bray of Bowling Green Kentucky. This segment was recapping the TOTY race Donny and Tim Grant were locked up in at that point in time…this is also the segment where we hear Donny Bray utter the classic line “The sun don’t shine up one dog’s ass all the time.” Donny says, on record, that he choked away that contest…and then recounts the year and the pressure he was under at that time. His honesty in this interview was very refreshing and you can easily see why Jon made such an impassioned plea to get Donny into the Guest Hall of Fame this year. Donny has been out of the competition scene for a number of years…he did mention he MIGHT get back into it but we’ll ask him all about it when he comes on the show…currently slated 12/6 as we close out the year. Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 12/17/2013 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
11/4/202211 minutes, 34 seconds
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Sam The Cooking Guy Wants Me To Leave The Country & We Learn About The Camp Chef Woodwind Pro!

(November 1, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – The biggest YouTube star I know stops by for his monthly visit. I thought we were going to miss each other the past 2 months but the logistic gods were in the show’s favor and Sam The…
11/3/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 42 seconds
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Sam The Cooking Guy Wants Me To Leave The Country & We Learn About The Camp Chef Woodwind Pro!

(November 1, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – The biggest YouTube star I know stops by for his monthly visit. I thought we were going to miss each other the past 2 months but the logistic gods were in the show’s favor and Sam The Cooking Guy is here and ready to go. Tonight we will discuss his recent trip to Japan and South Korea and which country has the better food overall and which one he would go back to next month if I was paying for it (but I’m not). We will also see what Sam’s plans for Thanksgiving are and we will talk about a few of his latest YT recipes. 10:35pm – Helping me close the show tonight is the product manager at Camp Chef and he’s a first time guest as well, Cade Huskinson! As we have talked about the past few months, there are new things coming to market that could be real “things” in 2023! Cade will talk about the new offering from Camp Chef, the “Woodwind Pro” unit that is a pellet cooker but it also has a bonus wood drawer for added smoke flavor. Cade will break it all down for us and also give us a look into 2023 adnw hat we can expect from Camp Chef! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
11/3/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to Blue Plate Right And Full Sized Electric Grills From Char-Broil!

(November 1, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – After a month off, the #1 BBQ YouTuber in the world rejoins me to talk about the best mayo on the planet, securing business deals, talking turkey and sides and what about this Spicy Cajun pork…
11/2/202259 minutes, 34 seconds
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How to Blue Plate Right And Full Sized Electric Grills From Char-Broil!

(November 1, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – After a month off, the #1 BBQ YouTuber in the world rejoins me to talk about the best mayo on the planet, securing business deals, talking turkey and sides and what about this Spicy Cajun pork loin sando he just posted?? Malcom Reed from How To BBQ Right returns to talk about it all…and more! 9:35pm – After Malcom, I will be joined by a first time guest who is ready to talk about “The Next Thing” in grilling for 2023 (and technically 2022)…that being full sized electric grills, Seth Sawyer from Char-Broil. Seth will talk about The Edge unit, how long it took to get to market, why they make a full sized unit and what this means for the industry going forward! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
11/2/202259 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 252 Taking you back to 11/17/2015  – Week 4 of the 5 weeks of Guest Hall of Fame’ers continues on the best moments shows and this week we feature Connie Rempe.  In this particular segment, we were getting you ready for Thanksgiving.…
10/28/202210 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 252 Taking you back to 11/17/2015  – Week 4 of the 5 weeks of Guest Hall of Fame’ers continues on the best moments shows and this week we feature Connie Rempe.  In this particular segment, we were getting you ready for Thanksgiving. So, while this particular segment is a bit dated…going on 7 years this Thanksgiving…the info and the ideas for you to try are just as relevant as they were when this segment initially aired. So, if you end up trying any of these recipes…let me know how they panned out for you…always love that feedback! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 11/17/2015 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
10/28/202210 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Embedded Correspondents Say NO To Electric Grills and YES To Plant Based Meat!

(October 25, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 & 10:35pm – Have you been missing the Embedded Correspondents? Well, your wait is over as we join forces once again to do a fresh set of 100% Assurity questions as well as talk about some of…
10/27/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Embedded Correspondents Say NO To Electric Grills and YES To Plant Based Meat!

(October 25, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 & 10:35pm – Have you been missing the Embedded Correspondents? Well, your wait is over as we join forces once again to do a fresh set of 100% Assurity questions as well as talk about some of the other trending topics like the entry of “Beyond” steak and the potential final release of the infamous McRib sando. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
10/27/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Benefits of Smartphone Storytelling & Weber Might Get Got!

(October 25, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Joining to start the show is the founder of Cali BBQ and Cali BBQ Media, Shawn Walchef. Shawn hosts a number of successful podcasts the center around business and digital storytelling. Tonight we will dig into why…
10/26/202259 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Benefits of Smartphone Storytelling & Weber Might Get Got!

(October 25, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Joining to start the show is the founder of Cali BBQ and Cali BBQ Media, Shawn Walchef. Shawn hosts a number of successful podcasts the center around business and digital storytelling. Tonight we will dig into why using your smartphone is your biggest asset in the market these days and why you should be the one telling your story. We will also discuss his latest show, Restaurant Influencers, and what value you will get from listening to it through the week. Shawn is a great guest and always brings tremendous value in his appearances! 9:35pm – After Shawn, I will be joined by 4th Tuesday of the month guest, Derrick Riches. There is plenty of stuff going around the BBQ news world right now and Derrick and I will attempt to make sense of it all and give our takes on the top stories of the past few weeks. Visit Derrick’s website to see what he’s writing about and to get some great cooking recipes as well! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
10/26/202259 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 251 Taking you back to 11/10/2015  – Week 3 of the 5 weeks of Guest Hall of Fame’ers continues on the best moments shows and this week we feature the founder of Pit Barrel Cooker, Noah Glanville.  In this interview, we talked…
10/21/202210 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 251 Taking you back to 11/10/2015  – Week 3 of the 5 weeks of Guest Hall of Fame’ers continues on the best moments shows and this week we feature the founder of Pit Barrel Cooker, Noah Glanville.  In this interview, we talked about his background in the military and, after that ended, how he got into the Pit Barrel business. Noah originally made his first appearance about 4 years or so before the interview you will hear Friday…so, assuming my math is right, that is 11 years of show association with PBC!  Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 11/10/2015 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
10/21/202210 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Turbo Trusser And Mr. Wonderful Are A Match Made In Poultry Heaven!

(October 18, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Have you ever thought to yourself, man, I love a trussed bird but it is a PAIN in the ass! Great news, leading off the 2nd hour tonight are two dudes who just might have cured…
10/20/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Turbo Trusser And Mr. Wonderful Are A Match Made In Poultry Heaven!

(October 18, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Have you ever thought to yourself, man, I love a trussed bird but it is a PAIN in the ass! Great news, leading off the 2nd hour tonight are two dudes who just might have cured the world of its distain for trussing birds. Kirk & Brian from Turbo Trusser join me to talk about the invention and the success they have been having with it. How much success you ask?? They were just on “Shark Tank” a few weeks back, and while I won’t ruin the results here, it IS something we will talk quite a bit about during the interview. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
10/20/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 3 seconds
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Rod Gray Recaps The Frist 10 Weeks As CEO and Heavy Smoke win The Jack!

(October 18, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Joining me to lead the show tonight is the new’ish CEO of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, Rod Gray. Rod is in the 10th week of CEO responsibility so we will do a little recap on that…
10/19/202256 minutes, 55 seconds
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Rod Gray Recaps The Frist 10 Weeks As CEO and Heavy Smoke win The Jack!

(October 18, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Joining me to lead the show tonight is the new’ish CEO of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, Rod Gray. Rod is in the 10th week of CEO responsibility so we will do a little recap on that time, what’s new in the office and if he had to overcome any unforeseen obstacles while getting into the position. Then we will talk about important items like: judges, cooks, contests and how they rank in importance. We will also talk about how he plans to go about retaining sponsors and getting new ones! How do they plan to increase awareness of the events in order to attract more teams? Is there a potential opportunity to rekindle a relationship with MMA Marketing? Are the finances of the organization secure? We will also talk about the 2022 KCBS World Invitational as we wrap up. Do you have questions for Rod? Shoot me an email or listen in Clubhouse and I will mix you in as time allows! 9:35pm – After Rod, we jump into the world of competition BBQ and talk to the 2022 Jack Daniel’s World BBQ Champion, Chris Schafer from Heavy Smoke BBQ. Chris has been on the show before a few years back and tonight we will recap the big weekend and where this one ranks amongst all of his other titles. We will also talk about the world of BBQ restaurant ownership and how that mixes in with his competition schedule. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
10/19/202256 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 250 Talking you back to 5/17/2011 – Week 2 of the 5 weeks of Guest Hall of Fame’ers continues on the best moments shows with one of the most well known names in the industry, Chris Lilly from Big Bob Gibson’s. This…
10/14/20228 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 250 Talking you back to 5/17/2011 – Week 2 of the 5 weeks of Guest Hall of Fame’ers continues on the best moments shows with one of the most well known names in the industry, Chris Lilly from Big Bob Gibson’s. This segment is especially interesting because Chris recounts the success they had in the beginning of their MIM experiences…and then they fell off…and then had to make some changes in order to recapture the success they had initially been experiencing…always cool to see the stars in the industry come correct on this kind of stuff. This is someone who is tied for the most wins in MIM history talking about how they got stagnant and didn’t keep up with changes that were happening. But instead of being bullheaded, Chris talks to others who saw success and finds out a very important item that changes their results going forward…very cool listen and I know you will enjoy it! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 5/17/2011 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
10/14/20228 minutes, 46 seconds
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Pitts & Spitts Has THEE Hybrid Cooker Of 2022 And Then We Go Big Or Go BBQ!

(October 11, 2022 – Hour One) 10:14 – Owner of Pitts and Spitts, Ryan Zobril, joins me to talk about their new’ish Hybrid cooker. We have hit on this subject a few different times over the past few months as pellet cooker and off-set cooker manufacturers…
10/13/202254 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pitts & Spitts Has THEE Hybrid Cooker Of 2022 And Then We Go Big Or Go BBQ!

(October 11, 2022 – Hour One) 10:14 – Owner of Pitts and Spitts, Ryan Zobril, joins me to talk about their new’ish Hybrid cooker. We have hit on this subject a few different times over the past few months as pellet cooker and off-set cooker manufacturers have introduced these units to the market. Ryan will talk about the Pitts and Spitts offering, what sets it apart in the market and why you would want to consider getting one if you are in the market! 10:35pm – Closing the show tonight is the founder of the Go Big or Go BBQ brand, Aaron Huntleman. Aaron is local to me here in the Cleveland area and won the 2022 Hartville Hardware Grillfest a few weeks back. We will talk about how he got into the sauce and rub game, when he got into competition BBQ and what winning the Grillfest event has done for him locally. BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
10/13/202254 minutes, 3 seconds
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Clear Juices Don’t Mean Your Chicken Is Safe! Also, The Top 50 BBQ List For Sothern Living Is Here!

(October 11, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Joining me to lead the show tonight is the creator of Amazingribs.com, Meathead! Tonight we cover a very popular topic in the live-fire and food eating world “When the juices run clear, the poultry is safe to…
10/12/20221 hour, 29 seconds
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Clear Juices Don’t Mean Your Chicken Is Safe! Also, The Top 50 BBQ List For Sothern Living Is Here!

(October 11, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Joining me to lead the show tonight is the creator of Amazingribs.com, Meathead! Tonight we cover a very popular topic in the live-fire and food eating world “When the juices run clear, the poultry is safe to eat”. But is it really safe? Meathead and I talk about where the saying came from and why it is or isn’t true! Be sure to tune in to make sure your Thanksgiving is safe! 9:35pm – After Meathead, I will be joined by the contributing BBQ Editor to Southern Living Magazine, Robert Moss. Tonight, Robert and I will talk about the entrance of electric grills and new hybrid grills into the market and what this says about consumers, the release of the Southern Living Top 50 BBQ list and where his BBQ festival is on tickets as we get closer to the Nov. 19th start date! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Vortic Watch Company
10/12/20221 hour, 29 seconds
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BONUS CONTENT – The 2022 American Royal Invitational & Open Winner Is The Same Person!!

(Recorded 10/9/2022) Join me for a visit with the pitmaster of Que-U, Grant Basilere. Grant made history last weekend when he won both ends of the World Series of Barbecue at the American Royal. We talk about his background, how he got into…
10/10/202236 minutes, 31 seconds
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BONUS CONTENT – The 2022 American Royal Invitational & Open Winner Is The Same Person!!

(Recorded 10/9/2022) Join me for a visit with the pitmaster of Que-U, Grant Basilere. Grant made history last weekend when he won both ends of the World Series of Barbecue at the American Royal. We talk about his background, how he got into competition BBQ, the recap of the wins, which one he likes better and if he would trade them away for a guaranteed GC at the Jack Daniel’s! Take a listen to see what he says!!
10/10/202236 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 249 Talking you back to 1/21/21 – In keeping with the Guest Hall of Fame theme from last week…Jon is putting together a 5 week run of the newest members of the Hall…and this Friday we start with “The Legend” Mike Mills…
10/7/202210 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 249 Talking you back to 1/21/21 – In keeping with the Guest Hall of Fame theme from last week…Jon is putting together a 5 week run of the newest members of the Hall…and this Friday we start with “The Legend” Mike Mills of 17th Street and Apple City BBQ fame. This particular show is from when I did the “in memoriam” for Mike and THAT sound was pulled from the live on-site shows I did at the NBBQA event back in 2018. Again, as I mentioned last week…one of my favorite all time interviews I have ever done on this show, not only because Mike was so great…but because it was the first time I took the show on the road and did 3 days…3 hours per day…worth of live shows and Mike was one of the folks gracious enough to give me the time to do such a great interview…I hope you enjoy it…be sure to go find the entire interview to really get a sense of Mike and how he came up in this biz!!  Thank you to Jon for quickly putting these shows in the can and the next 5 weeks will be great. Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 9/6/2016 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
10/7/202210 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sam The Cooking Guys Talks About Crowdfunding & The Owner of Truth BBQ Speaks The Truth!

(October 4, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Checking in for his monthly segment, sans the game show, is cooking star Sam The Cooking Guy. Tonight we will talk about 15 minute meals under $15, a trip to Japan, a new knife, crowdfunding and…
10/6/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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Sam The Cooking Guys Talks About Crowdfunding & The Owner of Truth BBQ Speaks The Truth!

(October 4, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 – Checking in for his monthly segment, sans the game show, is cooking star Sam The Cooking Guy. Tonight we will talk about 15 minute meals under $15, a trip to Japan, a new knife, crowdfunding and much more! 10:35pm – Closing the show tonight is the reloading of Leonard Botello from Truth BBQ. We had a little time zone SANFU last time but this go around we are all set! Make sure to tune in and hear what its like running one of the best BBQ restaurants in Texas and the country! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Bub ‘N Mutha’s BBQ Rub Vortic Watch Company
10/6/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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Swine Life BBQ Is Living The High Life Right Now! 2022 Guest Hall Of Fame Thoughts!

(October 4, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Joining me to lead the show tonight is a championship winning BBQ pitmaster, a growing YouTube sensation and rub maker, Mark Williams from Swine Life BBQ. Mark is filling in for normal guest, Malcom Reed, and we…
10/5/202259 minutes, 53 seconds
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Swine Life BBQ Is Living The High Life Right Now! 2022 Guest Hall Of Fame Thoughts!

(October 4, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Joining me to lead the show tonight is a championship winning BBQ pitmaster, a growing YouTube sensation and rub maker, Mark Williams from Swine Life BBQ. Mark is filling in for normal guest, Malcom Reed, and we will talk about his recent competition in Illinois where he did a dual MBN and KCBS contest. He won the MBN side and RGC’d the KCBS side. I will also get Mark’s take on the current state of competition BBQ and what the winner of the American Royal means to the sport. 9:35pm – After Mark, the creator of the Hardcore Carnivore Brand, Jess Pryles, joins me for a segment. She has a new product on the market, and this time, its not a rub…it’s a sauce! If you have always wanted a “burnt ends” sauce ready to go, then you will want to make sure you check this segment out tonight! We might also talk about wet aging, the world butcher championship and much more! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Bub ‘N Mutha’s BBQ Rub Vortic Watch Company
10/5/202259 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 248 Talking you back to 9/15/15 – Featuring me again…as in no guest, just me talking about a story from the Danville BBQ Festival back in 2015. I am not going to ruin it for you…but let me say this.  Firehouse BBQ,…
9/30/20228 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 248 Talking you back to 9/15/15 – Featuring me again…as in no guest, just me talking about a story from the Danville BBQ Festival back in 2015. I am not going to ruin it for you…but let me say this.  Firehouse BBQ, someone named Mary Barry and a flying brisket…and the cops were called…and that’s where I’m going to leave it. Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 9/15/2015 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
9/30/20228 minutes, 37 seconds
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We Construct the 2022 BBQ Central Show Guest Hall Of Fame!

(September 27, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14 & 10:35pm – The Embedded Correspondents and I begin the annual tradition of selecting this year’s BBQ Central Show Guest Hall of Fame members! All of us have the 5 names we would like to see get…
9/29/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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We Construct the 2022 BBQ Central Show Guest Hall Of Fame!

(September 27, 2022 – Hour Two)10:14 & 10:35pm – The Embedded Correspondents and I begin the annual tradition of selecting this year’s BBQ Central Show Guest Hall of Fame members! All of us have the 5 names we would like to see get in this year. how many are in common and how many will need to be argued for? Tune into the 2nd hour to see how efficiently we get through the process and who ends up getting into this very elite group of current members!As time allows, we will also do a new round of “100% Assurity” questions with a lucky listener and the EC’sBBQ Central Show Sponsors!Big Poppa SmokersGreen Mountain GrillsPrimo GrillsDavid Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month)Cookin PelletsFireboardSmithfieldPit Barrel CookerThe Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show”Bub ‘N Mutha’s BBQ RubVortic Watch Company
9/29/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Are The 2022 Live-Fire Trends Tracking & Are Hybrid Cookers Going To Be A Thing?

(September 27, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Joining me to lead the show tonight is BBQ icon and BBQ Hall of Fame’er, Steven Raichlen. As we enter the 4th quarter of 2022 (at the end of the week) we take a look back at…
9/28/20221 hour, 58 seconds
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How Are The 2022 Live-Fire Trends Tracking & Are Hybrid Cookers Going To Be A Thing?

(September 27, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – Joining me to lead the show tonight is BBQ icon and BBQ Hall of Fame’er, Steven Raichlen. As we enter the 4th quarter of 2022 (at the end of the week) we take a look back at Steven’s BBQ/Grilling predictions/trends for this year and see what panned out and what still needs to get going before the end of the year! 9:35pm – 4th Tuesday of the month regular guest, Derrick Riches, joins me for his usual segment. Tonight, we will be discussing the growing trend of full sized “hybrid” cookers. No, not a combo of gas and charcoal, this time we are talking about the entrance of pellet/off-set cookers into the marketplace. There are a small number of them available now or getting ready to come to market. We will talk about how much of a “trend” they are and if they will become a common addition to the growing number of cookers available to buy! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Bub ‘N Mutha’s BBQ Rub Vortic Watch Company
9/28/20221 hour, 58 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 247 Talking you back to 9/6/16 – Joining me back then is BBQ Hall of Fame’er and BBQ Central Show Guest HOF’er, John Markus. I don’t usually say this so openly…but during this particular portion of the interview, we talked EXTENSIVELY about…
9/23/20228 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 247 Talking you back to 9/6/16 – Joining me back then is BBQ Hall of Fame’er and BBQ Central Show Guest HOF’er, John Markus. I don’t usually say this so openly…but during this particular portion of the interview, we talked EXTENSIVELY about Port-A-Potties.  Yes, Port-A Potties! In fact, I recount a story from a year or so prior to this interview where 3 guys were out in the wilderness and happened upon a Port-A-Pottie…one of the guys went in to use the facility…and the other 2 guys decided it would be some dynamite wilderness fun to flip the toilet over…so they did it…and in doing so, helped their pal in the potty BREAK HIS NECK! So, like people do these days, the guy who’s now a fresh paraplegic, sewed the toilet company and won millions because the potty wasn’t properly secured to the ground…WOW!! Ready to make a “BEST OF” show all your own?? Email Jon Solberg and let him know what you would like to hear on a future episode! As always, thank you for listening! *Don’t forget to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON YOU PODCAST APP* Want to hear more from this episode??? Click the link below to hear the full show Original Air Date: 9/6/2016 Original Full Show Link:  CLICK HERE This episode is brought to you by The butcher Shoppe…Home of the NEVER crossbred 100% Australian Wylarah 9+ Wagyu brisket, wagyu beef (American and Japanese), dry aged steaks, wild game and MUCH more!!  Call to order today: (850) 458-8782 and ask for Kevin!  Mention The BBQ Central Show for 10% off your entire order!!
9/23/20228 minutes, 57 seconds
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Hot Grill On Grill Action Reunites & Daniel Vaughn Schools Us On Offset Smokers!

(September 20, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – We love pizza and tonight I catch up with the official pizza expert of the show, and the country, Matt Frampton from Urban Slicer! Matt will give us an update on the business and any new products…
9/22/202258 minutes, 48 seconds
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Hot Grill On Grill Action Reunites & Daniel Vaughn Schools Us On Offset Smokers!

(September 20, 2022 – Hour Two) 10:14pm – We love pizza and tonight I catch up with the official pizza expert of the show, and the country, Matt Frampton from Urban Slicer! Matt will give us an update on the business and any new products he is working on and he will also talk about something new…but it’s really something old and something he is passionate about! Yes, smoke is involved and a great team name is involved as well…stay tuned! 10:35pm – Texas Monthly BBQ Editor (and fellow Buckeye) Daniel Vaughn joins me for his quarterly segment. We will talk about the rash of BBQ restaurant closing in Texas, the historical overview of the off-set cookers and, of course, the price of brisket at $35/lb and where will it stop? BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Bub ‘N Mutha’s BBQ Rub Vortic Watch Company
9/22/202258 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Longest Recap Of The 2022 Grillfest Ever & That’s the Truth!

(September 20, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – This past weekend was the Hartville Hardware Grillfest and I was lucky enough to be the emcee again this year. Tonight we will lead off the show with a big recap of the event, who was there, what…
9/21/20221 hour, 18 seconds
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The Longest Recap Of The 2022 Grillfest Ever & That’s the Truth!

(September 20, 2022 – Hour One) 9:14pm – This past weekend was the Hartville Hardware Grillfest and I was lucky enough to be the emcee again this year. Tonight we will lead off the show with a big recap of the event, who was there, what was cooked and what happens at this event during the course of a Saturday. There are great deals to be had, great food to be sampled and a lot of great people who are fans of bbq/grilling. 9:35pm – First time guest and owner of Truth BBQ in Houston, TX, Leonard Botello IV, joins me to talk about the history and growth of Truth. Now in 2 different locations and making the TMBBQ Top 50 list in both locations. This past Top 50 list, Truth took the 3rd overall spot, so we’ll talk about what it’s like to make the list and how it changes your operation! BBQ Central Show Sponsors! Big Poppa Smokers Green Mountain Grills Primo Grills David Leans / DoWellness – GET FIT for $200/month) Cookin Pellets Fireboard Smithfield Pit Barrel Cooker The Butcher Shoppe – Save 10% When You Mention “The BBQ Central Show” Bub ‘N Mutha’s BBQ Rub Vortic Watch Company
9/21/20221 hour, 18 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 246 Talking you back to 9/6/2016 – Last week the Best Moments show featured Ray Lampe and I had asked him about if you could just get a tough brisket at purchase and, no matter how good of a cook you were,…
9/16/20227 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Best Moments of The BBQ Central Show in 10 Minutes or Less

Episode 246 Talking you back to 9/6/2016 – Last week the Best Moments show featured Ray Lampe and I had asked him about if you could just get a tough brisket at purchase and, no matter how good of a cook you were, you were just going to end up with a tough brisket? Well…IN THE SAME SHOW, and it was referenced at the front of the Ray segment…Dave Bouska from Butcher BBQ was also a guest and I asked him the very same question…and I will tell you this, outside of the answer on the brisket…the story he tells about “killing cows”  both as a professional and as a youth, and then the story about “Cows smelling blood and death in the air”  will blow your mind…I remember having that discussion wi