Summer BBQs

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Enjoying a summer barbeque is a great way to relax, celebrate and spend time with family and friends. We’ve interviewed area BBQ pros about preparation, flavor infusion and the secrets to keeping barbeque lovers coming back for more! Before you fire up the grill, here are some tips to help you enjoy the sweetness of summer with the savory flavors of a summertime barbeque.

Here’s are some barbeque tips from our local BBQ Fest competitors:

On passion for BBQ competition…“It’s not the trophies, it’s not the money, it’s just making people happy.”
– Jimmy Jo’s BBQ

Tips for at-home grillers…“For more flavor, use wood and charcoal, never gas or electric grills.”
– Brother George’s BBQ

On best flavor and meat combos…“A little bit of sweet and a little bit of heat.”
– Bull’s Pit Smoked BBQ

On preparation…“Ribs – 6 hours, Briskets – 12 hours, Chicken – 5 hours”
– Cherry Red Roasters