• How to deep fry a turkey smoking js barbeque
    Proteins,  Recipes,  Tips & Tricks

    How to Deep Fry a Turkey

    Recently, I received an email from a very dear friend…Jerry wrote… “My soon to be son-in-law had us over last Thanksgiving to serve a fried Turkey and it WAS THE BEST TURKEY I EVER DEVOURED! Are there any tips you can give me in preparing this?”  Well, of course, we can! Prior to buying a Big Green Egg, deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving was our preferred method of cooking our holiday feast. There are many types of deep fryers on the market today, including air fryers; however, we are writing this, based on OUR EXPERIENCE. The following is our advice on how to prepare, cook and serve a deep fried…

  • Equipment,  Tips & Tricks

    9 Essentials for a Barbecue Competition

    We have been competing in the Georgia Barbecue Association for five years. When we started, we knew nothing about professional barbecue except what everyone has seen on television.  TV glamorizes the competition, which is a blast – but it is very challenging and hard work. Every team who has won a trophy or money in a competition has truly worked for it. Experience has taught us a lot – as well as our fellow GBA family members.  However, prior to our first competition, we didn’t know about disposable cutting boards or heat resistant gloves?  We have absorbed knowledge by talking with our fellow competitors and devising unorthodox uses for some…

  • stir fry from the Big Green Egg
    Big Green Egg,  Equipment,  Recipes

    Stir-Fry on The Big Green Egg

    Stir-Fry is a meal that you spend more time prepping, than actually cooking, especially on The Big Green Egg. We have prepared stir-fry for dinner several times and have modified our process over the years. We purchased the Lodge Logic wok and it is the perfect tool for this job. Use a long-handled spoon or spatula, as the heat does build in the Big Green Egg. Make sure all your ingredients and tools are close by, as this meal moves quick! Ingredient prep for Stir-Fry on the Big Green Egg For the dinner below, the following was cut into bite-size pieces… 2 – yellow crooked-neck squash 2 – zucchini 1…

  • Recipes,  Tips & Tricks

    Using Your Leftover Pulled Pork

    Being a professional barbecue competition team, you have plenty of neighbors and friends eagerly awaiting your return from a competition, to see if you had any leftover meat. They politely inquire, “how did you do this weekend?”  Followed up with, “did you have leftovers?” Typically, we have several family members or friends who visit us during a competition, which we will gladly share leftovers, once all turn in boxes are complete. Sometimes, we end up taking some home and freezing it for future meals. Using our Food Saver is the best way to store leftover pork. This model comes with various size bags.  The quart size is perfect to accommodate…

  • Big Green Egg,  Recipes

    Big Green Egg Chicken Wings

    For any big sporting event weekend, I want to smoke up chicken wings in the Big Green Egg. Chicken is relatively cheap. Wings cook up quickly. They freeze easy, so you can have them readily on hand. Chicken wings can adapt to almost any flavor you desire. Let’s examine some best practices if you want to smoke up some tasty wings for your next sports celebration. Storage of Chicken Wings As I said, chicken wings, if bought in bulk, are relatively cheap.  I purchase mine in 20 lb. frozen  bags at my local warehouse club.  They are already cut into drumettes and wings.  Fresh chicken wings at my local supermarket…