Firecast Podcast Episode #65 – Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q Interview
The 2014 Memphis in May World Champion, Pitmaster Chris Lilly of the legendary Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q, joins Scott for an extended chat about running the famous BBQ establishment in Decatur, Alabama, and his thoughts behind his award-winning cooking style.
It was five minutes to recording time, and I gave up with this topic off the top of my head. I give you my humble thoughts on why flavor in hot sauce is always more important than the amount of heat, and how both hot sauce users and hot sauce manufacturers.
A ginormous THANK YOU to everyone who has downloaded, listened to and subscribed to The Firecast Hot Sauce & BBQ Podcast! It’s a pure blast putting together the episodes and chatting with the coolest people in fiery foods and outdoor cooking; it is always fun, educational and inspirational. Because your support, The Firecast is now averaging over 10,000 downloads per episode, making it by far the top show of its kind on the internet covering our chile pepper-fueled passion! I am honored and humbled to have you all as its listeners.
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Firecast Podcast Episode #64 – Interview with Sam Peters of Patter Fam Sauces, Plus Scott Lists His Most Hated and Overrated Foods
Ohio-based pastor and sauce maker Sam Peters of Patter Fam Sauces drops by via the Skype hotline and gives Scott an exclusive announcement, and talks about his quality product line of condiments and spicy foods. Scott also lists out want he thinks are his personal most despised foods or overrated foods in Western cuisine.
The Firecast with Scott Roberts: Firecast Podcast Episode #63 – Scott Chats with Michael Radosevich of Code 3 Spices, Plus Salsa Talk
St. Louis area BBQ Rub Maker Mike Radosevich of Code 3 Spices talks about how he and his business partner Chris Bohnemeier came up with their different seasoning combinations and how they want to help raise awareness for first responders and military personnel through their products.
Ken Alexander and Scott engage in a conversation of all things salsa.
The Firecast with Scott Roberts: Firecast Podcast Episode #62 – Greg Rempe of The BBQ Central Show
Greg Rempe, host of longest-running and most popular barbecue-related show, The BBQ Central Radio Show, finally gets the guest treatment on The Firecast! Greg and Scott engage in a conversation about the art and process behind producing a live, weekly podcast show, plus divulges in some of the BBQ do’s and don’ts he’s gleaned over the years.
In the Ken’s Fiery World segment, Ken Alexander and Scott discuss some of the ideas and fixes on how they could improve the hot sauce and fiery foods industry.
The Firecast with Scott Roberts: Firecast Podcast Episode #61 – NFL Veteran Reggie Kelly of Kyvan Foods
Former member of the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals, Reggie Kelly, stops by the Firecast to talk about his new lineup of BBQ sauces, salsas, apple butters and jambalaya starters under the Kyvan Foods moniker, how he is steeped in Southern cooking, and what kind of barbecue is preferred in his home state of Mississippi. Also in this episode, hot sauce veteran Mike Greening of Mike and Diane’s Gourmet Kitchen returns to dispense valuable advice to those starting up sauce companies by getting FDA approval and having a solid backup plan in case a recall is needed on your food product if things go awry.
The Firecast with Scott Roberts: Firecast Podcast Episode #60 – Interview with Famous Dave Anderson of Famous Dave’s BBQ
Scott chats with one of the most influential people in all of barbecue, Famous Dave Anderson of the Famous Dave’s BBQ restaurant chain. Ken Alexander also stops by and has an in-depth discussion with Scott about capsaicin and chile pepper extract. Scott reviews Jersey Barnfire Original and Black Garlic Hot Sauces.
The Firecast with Scott Roberts: Firecast Podcast Episode #59 – Michele Northrup and Tom Was of Intensity Academy, Plus a Report from the Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival
Scott has a conversation with the saucy Michele Northrup and Tom Was of Intensity Academy on their spicy condiments, their new Sauceology Group co-packing venture, and making the world’s hottest lollipops. World record hot sauce collector Vic Clinco reports in from the Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival, and Scott reviews Carmelita Chile De Arbol Con Habanero Hot Sauce.
The Firecast with Scott Roberts: Firecast Podcast Episode #58 – Derrick Riches on Buying, Maintaining and Cleaning Your BBQ Grill
BBQ and grilling expert Derrick Riches of bbq.about.com joins Scott for a Summer Grilling Special and talks about buying, maintaining, and cleaning BBQ grills and smokers. Regular show contributor Ken Alexander chats with Scott about cooking disasters, and Scott reviews Fiesty Parrot’s Demented Canary Ghost and Scorpion Pepper Hot Sauce.
The Firecast with Scott Roberts: Firecast Podcast Episode #57 – Meathead Goldwyn of AmazingRibs.com on the Science of Grilling and Barbecuing
Meathead Goldwyn, creator of the world’s most popular barbecue website, AmazingRibs.com, joins Scott for an extended conversation about the science of BBQ and grilling. From busting myths and the perfect way to grill a steak, to the difference between direct and indirect heat and whether or not marinading and brining actually work, Meathead gives us a one-of-a-kind lesson in outdoor cooking you won’t want to miss.
The Firecast with Scott Roberts: Firecast Podcast Episode #56 – Jeremy Walsh of Bigfat’s Hot Sauce
Chicago sauce maestro Jeremy Walsh joins Scott on the Skype line to talk about his uniquely-flavored Bigfat’s Hot Sauce products, which is centerpieced with his 1o8 to 8o8 lineup. In his Fiery World segment, Ken Alexander chats with Scott about back-to-basics outdoor, live-fire cooking and what exactly the difference is between the terms “Barbecue” and “Grilling”. Scott also reviews Smok Brand Hot Pepper Sauce.
The Firecast with Scott Roberts: Firecast Podcast Episode #55 – Kevin Billings of High Octane Sauce Co, Plus Scott’s Top 10 Favorite Hot Sauces
Houston, Texas sauce maker Kevin Billings of High Octane Sauce Co. drops by the Skype chatline and talks with Scott about his approach to making his signature hot sauces, BBQ sauces and salsas. In his Ken’s Fiery World segment, Ken Alexander converses with Scott about building a heat tolerance, and Scott lists his Top 10 favorite pepper-based hot sauces of all time. Plus, Scott reviews Rocky Mountain Sriracha.
The Firecast with Scott Roberts: Firecast Podcast Episode #54 – St. Louis BBQ Talk with Arthur Aquirre and Scott Thomas
Scott Thomas of GrillinFools.com and BBQ author Arthur Aguirre take part in an extended discussion about all things grilling and barbecue, give outdoor cooking tips and toss around recipe ideas, and talk about the state of BBQ around the St. Louis, Missouri area.