SPRINGFIELD, MO. – You want barbecue star power? We give barbecue star power on Episode 11 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show with the top two pitmasters in the 2018 KCBS Team of the Year race.
Matt Walker and Boomerang BBQ narrowly missed the championship in 2018, but he and wife Sarah are off and running this year with a big, early lead in the Team of the Year standings. We visit with Matt about the National BBQ League event this weekend in Springfield, Missouri and get his thoughts on the high costs of competition BBQ, how he admits to being a sore loser when judges don’t give his food high marks and basketball. Matt’s beloved Texas Tech Red Raiders are in the Final Four.
Meanwhile, Boomerang’s “rival” from 2018 Brad Leighninger of Gettin’ Basted (the 2018 KCBS champ) gives us a run down on the NBBQL activities this Saturday. If you can’t attend the event, you can see live scoring and demos on the National BBQ League Facebook feed and Youtube channel, starting at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Finally Jim Altic – the czar of SCA steak events and KCBS judging – updates us on all things steak.