Smoking With Wood


The Illinois BBQ Alliance presents Smoking With Wood to be held on the yard at A1 Country Firewood in Chicago surrounded by wood. Illinois BBQ Alliance plans to do good by cooking a hot BBQ meal for at least 500 people at a shelter just down the street. Four local BBQ experts will teach attendees the finer points of starting and maintaining the perfect fire for smoking low and slow or hot and fast. The event will kick off with IBBQA volunteers cooking and delivering meals to a local shelter. Proceeds of this event will help feed people and allow the IBBQA to “Do Good” in our community.

Wood will be at the center of this gathering, as we will be educating our guests about the types of smoking woods and how to use them to impart flavor and enhance anything you cook.

Competition cooks will demonstrate:

  • UDS (Ugly Drum Smoker) - Brian and Ann Neale - Smoke Freaks
  • Big Green Egg - Dan Marguerite - The Backyard BBQ Store
  • Backwoods Smoker - Duce Raymond & Jeff Silvers - Smokin' Deal BBQ and Duces Wild BBQ
  • Weber Kettle - Kevin Kolman - Weber's BBQ Grill Master

    A whole hog will be cooked and served by #Pork Mafia’s Phil Wingo and Rockin’ Rodizio’s Greg Gaardbo will be serving up some of his famous chicken. Event will host a cash bar and provide complimentary soft drinks, more details coming soon. Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn will be signing copies of his new book Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling and selling at the event. Sweet Baby Ray Events is setting up a first class venue to enjoy all of this.


    Monday, June 27, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)


    A1 Country Firewood - 1635 S Canal St., Chicago, IL 60616

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