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K-State Today

April 22, 2015



Barbecue 101 workshops to be May 2 and 9

By Travis O'Quinn

K-State Extension will be hosting a series of Barbecue 101 workshops in May and June.

Barbecue 101 is a one-day workshop focusing on teaching the basics of grilling and smoking to consumers of all ages and experience levels. The topic areas will provide a unique perspective on the science of barbecuing as well as give insight to selecting meat, wood, rubs, spices and sauces to use at your next barbecue.

Dates and locations for the workshops include:

  • May 2 — K-State Olathe Campus, Olathe
  • May 9 — K-State Stanley Stout Center, Manhattan
  • May 30 — Ag Research Center, Hays
  • June 6 — Brown Center, Cowley College, Arkansas City

The schedule includes:

  • 8 a.m. Welcome
  • 8:15 a.m. Meat Cutting Basics
  • 9:15 a.m. All About Rubs & Spices
  • 9:45 a.m. Break
  • 10 a.m. BBQ Food Safety
  • 10:30 a.m. Science of Smoking
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch
  • 12:30-3 p.m. Afternoon Station Rotations:
    • Selecting the Right Smoker for You
    • BBQ Regionality: A Difference in Sauce
    • Meat Cuts to Stretch the BBQ Dollar
    • Taste the Difference: It's All in the Wood
    • Meat Preparation and Selection
  • 3:30 p.m. Competition BBQ Expert Roundtable
  • 4 p.m. Closing and evaluations

Registration is $50 for an individual or $80 for a couple. Registration closes one week prior to each scheduled event. Registration fee includes lunch, apron and Barbecue 101 Course Book containing cooking guides, recipes and barbecue tips and tricks. Space is limited at each location.

Fill out the registration form or read more information. For further information, contact Travis O'Quinn, travisoquinn@k-state.edu, 785-532-3469.

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