My name is Kevin Sandridge, and welcome to BBQBeat.com. I created this site to share things I feel you, as a fellow lover of BBQ and grilling, might enjoy reading more about. You’ll find recipes, cooking tips, restaurant updates, BBQ Smoker and related product reviews, and more.
I’m Making You the Following 4 Promises:
You will always get my best. I value your time and appreciate you being a reader. As such, I promise to always to the following:
- Promote BBQ culture and preserve the American way of life
- Celebrate and promote BBQ cook team successes
- Share the information you need to cook BBQ like the Pros do
- Provide objective product reviews that inform and educate
Promoting Authentic Barbecue Culture
Barbecue is so much more than a way of cooking. It’s a culture that has many different facets to it. There are so many interesting character differences between what we see in Carolina BBQ vs. Kansas City style vs. Western direct fire style cooking (Santa Maria Style) etc. And I truly enjoy writing about and discussing them all.
But it’s more than about protein preparation and wood/charcoal selection. For me, and I imagine you as well, BBQ Culture is about the people.
BBQ Culture and Camaraderie Is Where The Love and Life of ‘Cue Culture Comes From
Spend any amount of time at all around professional competition BBQ pitmasters on a Friday night before a comp and you’ll come away with such an amazing feeling of what true BBQ culture is all about. Nearly every competition cooker or team you meet at a barbecue event will be open to talking with you about everything from hot and fast vs. low and slow, wood and meat selection, rubs, injections, and more.
BBQ folks come from all walks of life. You’ll find doctors, lawyers, police offers, fire fighters, school teachers, and more. As far as attire goes, well… you never know what you’re going to get. Some BBQ cookers sport fancy embroidered team shirts, while others seem to be wearing the same worn out t-shirt you’ve seen them wear at just about every comp they’ve cooked over the past year or more.
In every case, I urge you to approach the competition BBQ cook teams you see at an event with a smile and a friendly hello. Give them their space on Saturdays until about 2 PM so they can get their entries turned in. But on a Friday evening or later on Saturday, you’re sure to be greeted with a firm handshake, a smile, a few stories, and of course a nice frosty beverage.
How The BBQ Beat Can Help You
I created the BBQ Beat as a resource for casual BBQ fans, cook teams, BBQ competition event coordinators, and anyone else interested in living the Que Lifestyle.
BBQ Cook Teams: I’m always open to posting profiles of your team, events you’ve won, stories about products you’re promoting, sponsor updates, etc. Simply connect with me via the site here, and I’ll do my best to get the word out! All I need from you is for you to prepare a write up of what you’re up to and some images and a video (if you have one).
BBQ Competition Coordinators: Getting the word out about your competition, especially if it’s a new one, can be a real trick sometimes. The BBQ Beat is a place you can always call home. Simply send me a write up, some pics, and a video if one’s available, and I’ll get it posted.
BBQ Product Manufacturers: Quality BBQ related products are always welcome as promotional posts here. I don’t take payment for posts. Instead, I focus on promoting only those barbecue products that I feel my readers will truly find useful.
How to Contact Me
The best way to contact me is to fill out the contact form below or message me on Facebook. Simply send me your contact details, explain how you think I can help, and we’ll connect!
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