Tailgate Guys BBQ Show, Episode 116: Sterling Ball, Dusty Ware

Sterling “Big Poppa” Ball, a legend in BBQ and the music world

If you follow competition BBQ you know him. If you cook in the backyard, you might have used his products. Either way, it’s been far too long since we visited with Sterling Ball the “Big Poppa” in Big Poppa Smokers. We fix that on Episode 116 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show and have a terrific conversation with Sterling about the state of competition Q, musicians who love open-fire cooking and the red-hot roll Sterling and teammate James “The Flame” Perez are on in competition cooking.

We also check in with Dusty Ware from the Iowa BBQ Store, finding out more about our newest show sponsor, Dusty’s cooking background and some Father’s Day gift ideas. Is there a BBQ rivalry between Iowa and Minnesota? Listen and find out.

Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve review their Memorial Day Weekend cooking adventures and preview the open-fire week ahead.

Thanks to our sponsor/marketing partners who make our show possible: Blues Hog BBQ Sauce, Royal Oak Charcoal, The Butcher Shoppe, Iowa BBQ Store, Affordable Income Tax & Payroll, DDR Fabrication, Arkassippi Smoke Live and The Arkassippi Combo, Vietti Marketing, In the Garden of Eden and The BBQ League. Special shout-out to Marty “Sign Man” Prather and Domino’s, an “Official American Royal World Series of BBQ” sponsor of our team.

Have a great BBQ Week!


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