Houston World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest | Grant Coleman


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The Houston World’s Bar-B-Que Contest in Texas is quite possibly the most highly contentested BBQ competition in the world. And our very own Grant Coleman from the Smooth and Smoakey Salad Dodgers has represented Australia there not once, not twice, but three times! Competing as Manning Valley Natural Smokers, Grant and his team took it to the world, going up against a field of 250 other teams from around the world, including top tier pitmasters such as Darren Warth of Iowa Smokey D’s, and Stan Hays of Operation BBQ Relief.

While over there, Grant proved that he can cook some of the best BBQ in the world, taking out 2nd place in Brisket. Not just that, Grant didn’t use a Texas brisket - he brought some home-grown brisket from right here in Australia. He most definitely showed the Houston BBQ scene what we Aussies can do.

But now he’s doing so much more for the wider BBQ community. He’s now an event promoter, and has even become an SCA official! In this full episode of the Smoking Hot Confessions BBQ Podcast, Grant and I get into:

  • How Grant likes to do his pork ribs (4:30)
  • Why Grant has switched from his Radar Hill Offset Trailer Smoker to a fleet of GMG Pellet Grills (6:59)
  • His trips to Houston Texas for the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest (12:24)
  • His work as a promoter (28:56)
  • How and why he likes to introduce new people to competition BBQ (31:17)
  • Grant’s top tips for putting on a BBQ competition (40:17)

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