Aside from the many official congregations, there is another type of religion in Kansas City and that would be barbeque. Kansas City is so serious about its style of BBQ that a couple of local enthusiasts started the Kansas City Barbeque Society with the simple mission “to celebrate, teach, preserve and promote barbeque as a culinary technique, sport and art form.” They accomplish this goal by not only sponsoring over 400 BBQ contests around the country each year but also by training and certifying the judges who will be charged with the daunting task of picking the best BBQ among dozens of entries.
What’s great about the KCBS is that they might be BBQ experts but they’re not BBQ snobs. They appreciate all varieties of barbeque styles including St. Louis, Texas, Memphis and Carolina. Of course, they’ll always have a soft spot for Kansas City BBQ. Anyone can become a member of the KCBS and as such will receive the monthly newsletter the Bullsheet and get discounts on sponsored events. To become a sanctioned KCBS judge you merely need to attend a half day class. It’s a safe bet this is one class that will be extremely tasty!
Of course, a barbeque society wouldn’t really be much of a society if it didn’t offer its members some inside tips on grilling, smoking and BBQ. With over 14,000 members you can count on some truly amazing recipes being made available all throughout the year.
Summer is really the premium BBQ season. It’s when most of the amateur chefs take the covers off their old grills and get them ready for some amazing dinners and cook-outs. There are some regular grillers who do a decent job of maintaining their grill all through the harsh winter months. However, most of us use our grills exclusively during the warmer months which means when it turns cold, the grill goes undercover. If this patterned has been repeated over the years then it’s a safe bet that grill has taken a beating. After joining the Kansa City Barbeque Society and getting a hold of all those exclusive recipes you don’t want to ruin them by cooking on a bad grill.
Buying a new grill is like buying a new car. You want to head out to the showroom to check out the latest models and check out what’s under the hood. Too bad you can’t bring in some ribs to really try out the grill. Before bringing you new “baby” home, you’ll have to get rid of the old clunker. That can be handled by hiring a crew of professional junk haulers at Junk King Kansas City. The old grill can’t be donated and can’t be left on the curb. It can only be picked up and carted off on the back of a truck. The good news is that same truck and also helps you get rid of any other junk you want tossed out. If you’re serious about your BBQ then get serious with your grill. Out with the old and in with the new!