Tailgate Guys BBQ Show, Episode 42: Darren Warth, Tim Scheer

Darren Warth (left) of Smokey Ds BBQ tells us about his season and the upcoming Smithfield National BBQ Championship in New Orleans. Also, Tim Scheer of Blues Hog gives the lowdown on the new sauce from the legendary brand.


If you want barbecue star power, we deliver it on Episode 42 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast.

Some call Darren Warth the “GOAT” of competition barbecue. Since 2004, his Smokey Ds BBQ team out of Des Moines, Iowa has been one of the world’s most-decorated pitmasters and his three Smokey Ds restaurants in Des Moines are going strong.

A week ahead of the Smithfield National BBQ Championship in New Orleans, where Smokey Ds is part of a 24-team, tournament-style field, we visit with Darren about his season, trends in the sport and get his thoughts on judging. Did you know Darren got a 5 from a judge in taste for one of his turn-ins at the Jack Daniels Invitational? We asked him about it.

On the second half of the show, we welcome Tim Scheer on the day his new Blues Hog Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce hits the market. We ask him about that, his Shake N Bake BBQ team’s Reserve Grand Championship at the Jack Daniels Invitational plus teaching Hot and Fast classes last week in Amsterdam and Italy. Yep, he’s a busy man.

Thanks to our sponsors Smithfield, Blues Hog, Affordable Income Tax & Payroll and Colaw RV. Until next week …


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