BBQ 038: Huge Texas BBQ competition in San Antonio


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We got our first look behind-the scenes of a competition BBQ event, where more than 300 pitmasters representing Texas BBQ and beyond set up shop in a huge lot to cook all weekend in a battle of skills and flavor. It was a fascinating look at a different side of the BBQ family than we usually see at Texas BBQ joints.

Yoni and Stover roamed the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Cookoff on a meat mission. In this episode, the Meatmen sit down with Robert and Bryan from S&S Pit Crew (based in San Marcos, Texas) to talk about how competition BBQ varies from your traditional Texas BBQ joint, cooking low and slow versus hot and fast, and all the meat rubs, sauces and barbecue talk you expect from the Best BBQ Show. It was a great day. You can see photos and video from the event on our Instagram page

At the San Antonio BBQ, Stover even got a chance to prove his palate by serving as a competition BBQ judge at the San Antonio BBQ competition. Unfortunately he was stuck with judging pinto beans rather than brisket. But it was a fun barbecue cookout time nonetheless.

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Stay tuned to the next episode of Best BBQ to hear more fun from the San Antonio BBQ event. And coming soon, the Best BBQ Show will descend on Houston to cover the BBQ scene there. What's the Best BBQ near me, you ask? We have answers.

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