Building BBQ Joints By Hand | Junior Urias | Up In Smoke BBQ


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Junior Urias is a man of action, who isn’t afraid of a little hard work. Or a lot of hard work for that matter. Odds are, you’ve seen Junior before - he was a competitor on the popular TV show ‘BBQ Pitmasters’. But there’s so much more to Junior than a season of reality television. He started in the BBQ industry at a very young age and has explored almost all facets of the industry since then. He’s run successful food trucks and BBQ catering businesses, growing them into a full scale BBQ restaurant in Midland, Texas. He’s now working on building a new restaurant in Early, Texas, and so many more different projects. It’s sometimes difficult to keep up with all the irons he has in the fire. And when I say he’s building a new restaurant, I mean it. Like, with his own two hands. Literally building the restaurant. The new restaurant is much anticipated with his previous restaurant, Up In Smoke BBQ in Midland Texas, having quickly earned the reputation of having some of the best BBQ in Texas. The menu includes mouth watering smoked brisket, BBQ ribs, BBQ chicken, and of course, smoked sausage.

In this full episode of the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast, Junior and I get into:

  • How to grill Romaine lettuce (4:18)
  • Junior’s introduction to competition BBQ in high school (10:24)
  • How he almost didn’t get on BBQ Pitmasters (11:20)
  • How Junior built his own BBQ joint by hand (22:22)
  • What smokers Junior is running in his BBQ trailer (29:31)
  • The new Market that he’s also building himself (34:38)
  • Junior’s predictions for where in the BBQ industry people should start a new BBQ business (43:04)

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