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Sunday, June 26, 2011


“Barbeque class? No kidding? ‘The Mad Meat Genius’ is going back to school for fire pit cooking lessons?” Well, this was no ordinary class. This was a class taught by a very special teacher named Harry Soo. Harry is a multiple, multiple award winning 'Pittmaster and Television Personality'. Harry offers his class when he is not competing on the barbeque circuit. Ms. Goofy and I traveled down to ‘So-Cal’ to partake on this ‘once in a life time’ opportunity to broaden and expand our barbeque knowledge.

We started from ‘Hind Quarter One’ for our lessons. Did you know; the left brisket is tenderer because the bovine is right hoofed hence less muscular structure. (Just kidding, maybe) Sauces and rubs was the first chapter. We were sworn to secrecy under the penalty of death and were beholden of Harry’s secret rubs and such.

This was a hand’s on class. We all participated in the trimming and seasoning of our particular meats. We learned about different fuels, fires cookers and wood smoking materials. Hints and award winning barbeque techniques peppered our seven hour class. Time flew because this was knowledge that we wanted to absorb.

The best part about this class is that we get to eat our lessons. Harry made 15 different items and we ate them all several times. We even took home a goody bag of leftovers. What a day! Harry Soo is a very passionate man. He shared his award winning techniques and recipes. I learned so much!!!!!! Ms. Goofy was so excited and inspired after this class she has given the thumbs up to purchase a second ‘Weber Smoky Mountain’ cooker for dueling smoker purposes. Thanks Harry Soo for the wonderful class and my new WSM to come.

BBQ 101


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun class! Now Zio is going to want a second SMC too. Hmmm... his birthday is just around the corner...

Zoomie said...

Wow, I'm surprised that you learned a lot, given that you are already so knowledgeable! Congrats, I'm glad it was worth the trip.

Chilebrown said...

Zia, You should get Zio two because he is worth it.

Zoomie, Some people are open to new and different techniques. When you stop wanting to learn and listen you are in trouble. We both gained so much bbq information in such a short time and it was so very fun and tasty.

cookiecrumb said...

This sounds extraordinary! How great that you got so much out of it, including elation and a doggie bag.

Greg said...

Never stop learning.Just when I think I know everything I realize I know nothing.

Zoomie said...

I'm sorry if my comment came across wrongly - I just meant to congratulate you on having such fun.

Chilebrown said...

Cookiecrumb, Elation and leftovers is a good combination. Yes indeed.

Greg, So true, It was inspirational for us too. I just ordered a new WSM, Woohoo!

Zoomie, You are my number one fan. Thankyou.

Anonymous said...

Actually he already had the 18" but I'm wondering if the next block party doesn't warrant a second at 22"

Chilebrown said...

Zia, I considered the 22.5 inch and have come to this conclusion. It uses a lot of fuel and if you are not cooking for large crowds or competing the 18.5 is plenty big enough. Plus we will have two now. We should get ours next week.

Chris said...

Color me jealous! I love getting to go to any bbq or grilling class I can. But to have one with someone like Harry is extra special. I bet it was a blast. I like his sense of humor too.