Bar-B-Que Recipes  Tips and tricks on how to slow smoke competition quality BBQ ribs, chicken, butts, and brisket. 

Planning a Backyard Barbeque Party


If you regularly cook your meals on a barbeque grill, you are not alone. Grilling is a popular American pastime. While many individuals end up grilling for their family, not everyone makes the decision to host a backyard barbeque party, despite the fact that it is a good idea. If you are interested in socializing and sharing good food with your friends, family, coworkers, or neighbors, you may want to, at least, think about planning a backyard barbeque party.

Backyard barbeque parties, like most other parties, require planning. While the planning associated with a backyard barbeque may not be as large as most other parties, it is still important. The proper planning of a party, including a barbeque, will help to ensure that your party is the best that it can be. For that reason, you may want to start making party plans as soon as you make the decision to host a party.

Since backyard barbeque parties are centered on food, you will want to think about the food that you will serve. To please all of your party guests, you will want to have a fairly large selection of meats. This will help to make sure that all of your party guests are able to eat the foods that they like. In addition to meats, you may also want to think about side dishes. Popular barbeque party side dishes may include, but should not be limited to, toss salads, macaroni salads, coleslaw, and fruit salads.

In addition to the foods that you are interested in serving, you may also want to plan how those foods will be made. Of course, the purpose of a barbeque party is to grill the foods then, but most of the side dishes will need to be prepared ahead of time. To ensure that all of your side dishes are prepared on time, you may want to start cooking them the day before your barbeque or earlier that morning. If you are having a large party, you may need to make a large amount of food. If this is the cases, it may be a good idea to have party guests bring a small side dish.

Aside from the main food, served at your barbecue, you may also want to think about drinks and snacks. For a reasonable price, you should be able to obtain a number of different snacks for your barbeque. Great snack ideas include crackers and cheese, cookies, chips, and pretzels. For drinks, you need to decide as to whether or not you want alcoholic beverages served at your party. Regardless of whether or not you choose to serve alcohol, you should be able to purchase your party drinks from most supermarkets.

While backyard barbeques are center on food, additional activities may be a good idea. At most department stores, you should be able to find a number of affordable toys or backyard activities. Many individuals, especially teens or adult males, enjoy playing sports. A football, basketball or horseshoe pit may be a great addition to your backyard barbeque. If children will be attending your party, you may want to have child friendly games on hand.

If you have a pool, it may be a good idea to incorporate swimming into your backyard barbeque; however, it is optional. If you are planning on allowing your party guests to use your pool, you may want to think about establishing some rules. These rules should focus on pool safety and children in the pool. While establishing rules at your barbeque may seem like a bad idea, it is not, especially when it comes to pool safety.

Of course, you will also want to invite your guests to your party. This can be done with formal invitations, a quick phone call, or a quick email. In addition to informing guest of your impending barbeque party, a guest list may also help you prepare for the big day.



Professional Barbecue Recipes! Competition style ribs, butts, chicken, and beef brisket...


Have you ever been to a restaurant and ordered a plate full of succulent, mouth watering, fall off the bone, ribs? Would you believe me if I told you that "competition BBQ" is better than any barbecue you can get in any restaurant? Now... you can learn the secret barbecue recipes of barbecue Pro's. Soon you'll be able to cook on a level that you never knew even existed.


In Competition BBQ Secrets you will learn everything you need to know and then some. You will learn how to make marinades, glazes, and sauces, how to ensure you are using the correct temperature and time for different kind of meats, how to select the right woods or charcoals and what different techniques are used in producing the best slow smoked barbecue.


There are plenty of other barbecue cookbooks on the market, and even some recipes online, but they quite don%u2019t have the same impact, flavour, texture or even quality. The recipes are full of flavour and you will be surprised at what other cooking activities you could apply this to.

As well as how to get the meat perfectly cooked, it has the recipe for sauces, glazes, marinades and brines and even has suggestions on which wood to use or a good charcoal. This book has done all the hard work for you; the recipes are tested over and over again to find the perfect combination. You will no longer need to flick through all your recipe books to find the best, because every recipe in here is outstanding. Use these recipes the next time you have a barbecue to make it absolutely perfect.


"We took first place in pork ribs and in open pork"

My name is Alan Smith. I am chief cook on the Pit Crew BBQ cook off team in Buda Texas... that's close to Austin Texas. In March of 2006 a friend let me read a BBQ book that he had just received as a gift. One week later the town of Buda had a lion's club cook-off. Me and my wife and my 13 year old son and 10 year old son borrowed a small pipe pit. We all loved every thing about cooking and the competition. There was 84 entered in brisket-pork ribs-chicken. Well we placed 3 rd in ribs 4 th in chicken 7 th in brisket. No money but a real nice 3 rd place trophy in ribs.

It was this BBQ book. So now I have built my own pit it's 7ft long I put it on 20ft trailer 3ft wall around it with a top and stainless tables. We went to the Buda fire fest. 58 teams was there. We took first place in pork ribs first place in open pork and 3 rd place in texas red chilly.

Alan Smith, Pit Crew BBQ
Buda, Texas, USA


I'm sure you have seen BBQ competitions on the Food Channel or Discovery Channel


In 2006, our team took 1st place in chicken, 2nd place in ribs, and 2nd place in pork in the Barnsville, GA BBQ & Blues Festival (a FBA sanctioned event). We also were the Reserve Grand Champion (2nd place overall). We won 4 trophies and $1300 in prize money. In more recent years, we won over $15,000 in prize money in 2009 and in 2010, we are already over the $10,000 mark in the first week of July...



We are also Grand Champions of...


Hasan Shrine Spring Festival 2009 - Albany, GA (FBA) Some of the best teams in the Nation were there and we took 2nd in chicken, 2nd in brisket, and 1st in pork.

Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival 2009 - Tryon, NC (KCBS) There were 78 teams present at this KCBS event. We placed 1st in ribs.

The problem we had when we first started out was the lack of quality information and detailed barbecue recipes on how to slow smoke really great, competition quality meats. Sure... anybody can slap a rack of ribs on a grill and cook some "average" ribs, but trust me, that will get you a last place "booby prize" in every BBQ competition you enter. We are going to show you how to cook championship ribs in your back yard. We are going to give you...


All the juicy details!


In your new book, "Competition BBQ Secrets", you'll get the "impossible to find" important information like exact times and temperatures needed to barbecue like the pro's. When we first decided to compete on the BBQ circuit in a few competitions, we started to look around for information and barbecue recipes on how to do it right because we knew we were not going to win any competitions with the trash we were cooking. Our first ribs were tough, our chicken was rubbery and tasted like a used tire, our butts were dry, and our brisket was not even edible. To be honest with you...



You will get all the details like...

Very detailed and exact barbecue recipes to cook championship ribs, butts, chicken and brisket. Each one is cooked differently and is explained in it's own chapter.

Cookers - the different types and how you can slow smoke on anything from a professional offset smoker to your old trusty Weber kettle grill and everything in between.

How to smoke a turkey.

How your wood choice will impart that sought after smoke flavor and smoke ring.

How marinades, brines, and injections will improve the quality barbecue recipes.

You have to use rubs... your meats will be bland without them. We tell you all about them.

Your new book will also tell you how to properly use finishing sauces and glazes on your barbecue recipes - our raspberry vinagrette based "secret" recipe for chicken is worth the price of the book by itself. It's by far the best chicken I have ever tasted and took 9th place out of 50+ of the best teams in the Country - not too shabby! This was at the Lakeland Pig Festival in Florida which is the Florida State Barbecue Championship. In another smaller contest (about 30 teams at Boone Hall in Charleston, SC), this recipe took 4th place. And more recently, this barbecue recipe took 1st place in Barnsville, GA. We also placed 2nd in ribs and 2nd in pork in this event.

We also give you some great information on competitions, how to prepare for competitions, and even a checklist of what to bring to a competition.

A complete list of all the BBQ Associations known to exist with the web address for each. Each BBQ Association has it's own contests and you can find their schedules easily with the information in your new book. We'll also show you where you can get a list of all contests in one place.

How to trim spareribs St Louis Style and how to trim a brisket.

A whole chapter on barbecue science - smoke rings and maillard reactions.

A complete list of resources for smokers, rubs, sauces, forums, and much, much more!