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The Barbecue Podcast that brings you stories of people who Crush Barbecue! We’ll interview folks from pit masters, cooks & pit builders to barbecue fanatics that go on epic Barbecue runs and everything in between. We’ll also cover popups and events from time to time. If there’s a Barbecue Story that needs to be heard let us know and we’ll do our best to share it. We hope you enjoy!

The Barbecue Podcast that brings you stories of people who Crush Barbecue! We’ll interview folks from pit masters, cooks & pit builders to barbecue fanatics that go on epic Barbecue runs and everything in between. We’ll also cover popups and events from time to time. If there’s a Barbecue Story that needs to be heard let us know and we’ll do our best to share it. We hope you enjoy!
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The Barbecue Podcast that brings you stories of people who Crush Barbecue! We’ll interview folks from pit masters, cooks & pit builders to barbecue fanatics that go on epic Barbecue runs and everything in between. We’ll also cover popups and events from time to time. If there’s a Barbecue Story that needs to be heard let us know and we’ll do our best to share it. We hope you enjoy!

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English


Episodes

Ep14 - Jav's BBQ

5/6/2019
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In this Episode I sit down with Javier Gomez of Jav's Barbecue in Anaheim California. Like most folks in the BBQ industry, Javier started as a Backyard Warrior cooking for his friends and family. Earlier this year he celebrated his one year Anniversary in a brick and mortar location. Although he's still not as well-known as some of the big names in SoCal, his business continues to grow. There may even be a second location in the works but you didn't hear that from me! I hope you enjoy this...

Duration:00:46:53

Ep13 - FatStack Smokers - Eric Wech

4/29/2019
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In this Episode, I sit down with Eric Wech of FatStack Smokers, One of the premier Pit Builders in the County. They've played a critical role in the Barbecue boom that California has been experiencing over the past few years. Their customers include Trudy's Underground Barbecue, Moos Craft Barbecue, The Barbacoa Boyz, the Offset BBQ, Beer Run BBQ, Flatpoint Barbecue and many many more. Eric is an artist with a welders torch, this ex-Welding instructor is putting out some incredible pits and...

Duration:01:24:09

Ep12 - Black Cat BBQ's Phil Martin

4/22/2019
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In this Episode I sit down with Phil Martin of Black Cat Barbecue in Beverly Hills California. I was pumped to visit Phil at his popup at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market earlier this year. I didn't know what to expect since my connection with Beverly Hills had only been through Hollywood, you know that Scene with Julia Roberts walking down Rodeo Drive, all the fancy stores, restaurants and Cool Cars. I was comforted to see that Phil was slinging some Damn good Barbecue. We chat about how he...

Duration:01:48:16

Ep11 - SS Pit Crew's Robert Sierra & Bryan Gonzales

4/15/2019
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In this Episode I sit down with Robert Sierra and Bryan Gonzales of SS PIT CREW. This Competition BBQ Team has been traveling and winning competitions around the state for many years. Robert Sierra founded the team in the early 2000’s and since then he’s become one of the most recognized faces in Barbecue. Bryan joined the team a few years later & they’ve been a team ever since. On their off time you can find them at festivals, events & supporting BBQ joints all over the state!! Special...

Duration:00:51:30

Ep10 - Robert Jacob Lerma

4/8/2019
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In this Episode I sit down with Robert Jacob Lerma, one of the top Barbecue Photographers in the Country. Robert has traveled the world with Legendary pit masters, he's also visited the most Obscure joints in small town America & everything in between. Although he has an extremely busy schedule which requires a great deal of travel with his photography, it's actually not his primary employment! I met this Family Man & Father of 3 at his house in Bee Cave Texas Outside of Austin where we sat...

Duration:01:03:12

Ep9 - Breaking News RJL- April Fools

4/1/2019
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Unfortunately this was an April Fools Joke :) Breaking News I’m sitting with Robert Jacob Lerna who just inked a deal with some big Austin investors to open his very own BBQ joint! The concept of the joint is like no other. It will simply be named RJL Barbecue and will be located in Bee Cave Texas outside of Austin. The Saturday only joint will feature alternating pit masters from across the country. You can expect names like Sam Jones, Bryan Furman, Aaron Franklin, Rodney Scott, Andrew...

Duration:00:01:27

Ep8 - Smokefest 2

3/25/2019
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In this episode I walk you through Smokefest 2, an event organized by Dustin Bartz of Bartz BBQ. Smokefest2 was held at LA Aleworks in Hawthorne and it featured 4 of the top Popups in SoCal including Meathead BBQ, The Barbacoa Boyz, Kelly’s BBQ & of course Bartz BBQ. The menus were insanely packed with signature dishes and sides which included Wagyu & Prime Briskets, made from scratch sausages & delicious sides, beef ribs, pork ribs & there was even a donut truck for your sweet tooth! I...

Duration:00:43:05

Ep7 Harper Barbecue

3/18/2019
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In this Episode, I sit down with Drew Brahs and Bryant Stephens of Harper Barbecue. These guys are based in Orange County and they're quietly putting out some of the baddest BBQ Pit's around. They make backyard models, large covered commercial trailers and pretty much anything your imagination can come up with. I didn't realize there were country folk in California until I sat down with these fellas who are all about hunting and fishing & their office had all the equipment to prove it! It...

Duration:00:48:05

Ep6 Heritage Barbecue

3/11/2019
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In this Episode I sit down with Danny and Brenda Castillo of Heritage Barbecue in Orange County. They are probably the most underrated BBQ Joint in California. Although they bring the long lines and sell out every time they cook, they're not as recognized as some of the other big names. This doesn't hold them back from putting out some of the Best Barbecue in the State! Danny is an artist at heart and he immerses himself in his work. He is passionate and is always looking for ways to improve...

Duration:03:59:49

Ep5 Moo's Craft Barbecue

3/4/2019
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In this Episode I interview Andrew and Michelle Munoz of Moos Craft Barbecue in East LA. Moo's is one of the Premier Central Texas Style Barbecue Joints in the State of California. They began slinging Barbecue in early 2017 and in a short period of time they've been able to create a tremendous following growing their Instagram to over 20K followers and consistently selling out. They've been featured on Man Fire Food with Roger Mooking, Eater LA, most recently Food and Wine and many other...

Duration:03:00:15

E4 Bartz Barbecue

2/25/2019
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In this Episode I Interview Dustin Bartz of Bartz Barbecue. Bartz is a one man show based in the South Bay of Southern California. He was inspired to cook Texas Barbecue, when he moved to Austin for a short while in the early 2000's. He's a very passionate and talented individual that pushes himself to extremes, sometimes having up to 5 events in one week! He uses the highest quality meats and is one of the few that smokes all of his meats onsite. He makes his own sausages from scratch along...

Duration:00:52:58

Ep3 Ragtop Fern

2/18/2019
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In this Episode I interview someone you may not have heard of outside of California. He is truly one of the Pioneers of the Southern California Underground BBQ Scene. Fernando Carrillo, better known as Ragtop Fern, is Born and Raised in Historic Filipino-town in Los Angeles. For years, He's been serving up some Amazing Barbecue from his doorstep in his beloved neighborhood. Although he's been featured on a few articles, has had opportunities and offers to grow his business, he chooses to...

Duration:00:47:18

Ep2 Embers Barbecue

2/11/2019
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In this Episode I interview Andrew and Jewel Hill of Embers Barbecue in Lubbock Texas. I actually recorded this at Evie Mae's in Wolfforth TX during my Christmas Break in December of 2018. I apologize for the sound in advance, it was only my 2nd interview. This is the story of a Small town Barbecue Joint that has persevered through some tough times. Their Motto is True Texas Grit and they definitely live by that daily. Their story will inspire you to never give up and if you're like me...

Duration:00:52:15

Ep1 - The Shed Market

2/3/2019
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The Shed Market This is an amazing story of an old legendary BBQ joint that is revived by a Grandson and his family. They've kept many of the of the old recipes as a foundation and they've also added a few new interesting touches. They've been selling out since day one and they attribute their success to their Faith above all. I hope you Enjoy it! Music Credit: Audionautix, Dirt Road Traveler

Duration:02:28:15