The Meatwave: Barbecue & Grilling Recipes, Reviews, Tips, and Tricks


Tue Mar 13, 2012

Last Chance to Join the Meatwave Team

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Meatwave Team

The Meatwave BBQ Team is moving full steam ahead—we have applications in for three contests, built our mobile kitchen, and are hard at work at the perks for our generous funders. This is an exciting new chapter for the Meatwave, and your time to be part of it is coming to a close tomorrow!

While we've technically met our goal, every additional contribution is a great help. We currently have enough to cover two of the three competitions entered, and we're possibly looking at doing one more as well. Your contributions will further help get the Meatwave out on the road and competing, and the more we compete, the better chance we have to win, and thanks to your support, this year's monetary winnings will be donated to local food-based charities like City Harvest.

A lot of hard work has also gone into perfecting the Meatwave barbecue sauce during this process. The response to this sauce from friends and family have been so overwhelming that we'll be looking into starting up a legit business to bottle and sell this sauce to the masses. As with the team start-up, we'll also need funds to help the Meatwave take this next step in what will hopefully be a bigger and meatier future.

You have just 1 day left to join The Meatwave BBQ Competition Team, and also get yourself some sweet Meatwave swag like buttons, tote bags, sauces, prints, books, and even barbecue!

Steak your claim on The Meatwave BBQ Competition Team before it's too late >>

Thu Feb 2, 2012

We Did It!

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Thank You Pig

Thanks to all of my supportive family, friends, and fans, The Meatwave Competition BBQ Team has reached its goal and will hit the BBQ trail this summer. Applications to compete in the Hudson Valley Ribfest and The Battle of the BBQ Brethren are already in the mail and I'm working on putting everything together we need to participate.

The outpouring of support to get to this goal has meant the world to me, and I'm currently hard at work on the buttons, totes, sauces, and more that funders will receive in return for their generous donations.

Of course, The Meatwave is always thinking big and looking above and beyond what I set out to do.

The amount raised was the bare minimum to get us to two competitions, but I'm already planning to try to enter one more contest. Response to my barbecue sauce has also been so overwhelming that research has started to see what it would take to get it bottled and sold in stores. Finally, an idea is brewing to hold a public charitable barbecue event that would mix my love for smoked meats and dedication to non-profits together as one.

As you can see, even though the initial goal was reached, every additional dollar will be a big step to help realizing what will hopefully be a bigger and meatier future for The Meatwave.

I can only do these things with your help, and there's still time to join The Meatwave Team to make it happen.

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Mon Jan 9, 2012

The Rib Alphabet

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Rib Alphabet

Behold, the rib alphabet in all of its greasy glory!

So what's this all about?

In case you don't know, I'm starting a barbecue competition team with the help of all of my meaty minions (that's you!). In the month since I started fundraising, I've been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support for this next wave of meat. As everyone has so generously given to me, I'm working on giving back by fulfilling the perks donors get with their contribution. One of these is your name written out in ribs, which will adorn the wall of the team tent everywhere it travels—hence the rib alphabet.

While the support of my friends, family, and readers has been humbling so far, I'm still working on reaching my goal to get the Meatwave team off the ground and out competing this summer. There's still time for you steak your claim on the team and get yourself on the "ribs of fame."

Will you answer the call of the meat?

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Tue Dec 6, 2011

The Next Wave of Meat

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It's a new day at the Meatwave!

As you can see, I've been hard at work at a snazzy new design. Pretty sweet, right? Although I've poured hours upon hours into a redesign, that's not the biggest ready for it....the Meatwave will be starting a competition barbecue team.

That's right, the fury of the Meatwave is ready to be unleashed outside of my backyard and the tubes of the internet into the competition barbecue circuit, but I can't start this team without all of my loyal, meaty minions. I'm enlisting all of you to help me build a team and take the Meatwave to bold new and exciting places.

Your support will not go unrewarded. First, as I consider all you part of the Meatwave, you will now also be an intergal part of this new extension. You'll be able to follow the formation and going-ons of the team right here on the blog, and if you happen to be in the competition area, you're welcome to come support me in person and enjoy a rib or two. Second, I have a line up of awesome Meatwave perks to shower on you including buttons, totes, barbecue sauces, and even a barbecue feast that can feed up to 20 people!

So I invite to steak your claim on the Meatwave team as we further spread the Meatwave gospel!

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