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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

April 21, 2015

Barbecue 101 Workshop to be Held May 2 and 9

Submitted by Travis O'Quinn

K-State Extension will be hosting a series of Barbecue 101 workshops this 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, KS
May 9 – KSU Stanley Stout Center, Manhattan, KS
May 30 – Ag Research Center, Hays, KS
June 6 – Brown Center, Cowley College, Arkansas City, KS

The schedule includes:

8:00 Welcome
8:15 Meat Cutting Basics
9:15 All About Rubs & Spices
9:45 Break
10:00 BBQ Food Safety
10:30 Science of Smoking
11:30 Lunch
12:30-3:00 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 & Selection

3:30 Competition BBQ Expert Roundtable
4:00 Closing & 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. For a registration form and more information, visit www.asi.k-state.edu/barbecue101workshop.html.

For more information, contact Travis O’Quinn, travisoquinn@ksu.edu, 785-532-3469. --Travis O'Quinn