Team Blues Hog shocked the BBQ world in 2022 by winning what many consider the biggest prize in competition BBQ – Memphis in May’s Grand Championship – by cooking Whole Hog hot and fast on an oversized Gateway Drum Smoker. Next week, the Blues Hog team returns to Memphis with a target on its back, traditional low-and-slow pitmasters ready to take aim. That’s fine with Tim Scheer. The team captain and owner of Blues Hog joins us on Episode 210 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast for a Memphis in May preview. Tim explains that the preparation for 2023 Memphis in May began only a few days after last year’s title celebration as he began planning the breeding schedule for the trio of hogs he’s taking in the bid to repeat. Also, a Hall of Famer has been added to the team. Check out our conversation with Tim to find this legend’s identity.
Also, there’s a great new book on the market called “Butcher on the Block: Everyday Recipes, Stories and Inspirations from Your Local Butcher and Beyond.” Author Matt Moore joins us to talk about the book, which shares stories, coveted family recipes and expert tips from a dozen butchers around the globe who share their experiences and knowledge. Find the book anywhere books are sold and enjoy as both the written and visual content is outstanding.
Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve review their cooking weeks and talk a little sports.
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Have a great BBQ week and thanks for listening! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm