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Behind The Smoke: BBQ War Stories

Dec 8, 2017

Yardpirates BBQ - Competition BBQ Team - San Diego @Yardpiratesbbq

Jeremy, Garrett, and Andy started their BBQ journey with friends - grilling and experimenting with different meats on a homemade grill. They found inspiration from the T.V. show 'Pitmasters' and they hosted their own backyard BBQ competition with close friends. The Yardpirates BBQ team was born. Their love for BBQ sparked their desire to get involved in competition BBQ.

The Yardpirates BBQ brand became a lifestyle for the group of friends. Now they are involved in competitions like the Annual Del Mar BBQ State Championship and the Annual Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival. They spend their time competing and grilling on their custom smoker, and channel their love for BBQ to get involved and help the community.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

YardPirates BBQ Facebook

YardPirates on Twitter

YardPirates Instagram

Lang BBQ Smoker

Hidden Valley Bicycle

Old Oklahoma Joes Smoker


2liveQ BBQ Team

Feldon's BBQ Calculator

Big Green Egg

US Foods

Coops West Texas BBQ

Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado

Brazen BBQ

Randy Gille Podcast Episode

Derek Dawson on Twitter

Corbin's Q Instagram

Cali Comfort BBQ Yelp Page

Valley Farm Market Yelp Page

Quotes / Snackable Takeaways From This Podcast:


“We’re bringing bbq to the west coast”


“Just jump off the cliff”

“You need to be the change that you want to see”

“It’s about doing something no one else is doing”

Get in Touch

Derek Marso -

Shawn Walchef -

Cory Wagner -

Layla Mettler -

Valley Farm Market - -

Cali Comfort BBQ - - -

Behind The Smoke - -

Email -

Honorable Mentions:


Ole Hickory Pits:

Grill Grates:

Weber Grills:

Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival Photos:

Upcoming BBQ Events and Competitions:

Thank you to Jet West Band for our epic Intro Jingle!

Jet West:

Jet West Facebook:

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