Get a “smokin” leg up on your competition with Pit Bulls “Up In Smoke” online barbecue school. Don’t spend years trying to learn these secrets in the hopes of getting to the top; let us help you get there NOW! Our videos are filmed at a real competition. You’ll look over an expert’s shoulder every step of the way. You can access any video, any time. Watch them over and over—or review while you’re at a competition!
• Learn what judges expect to see and taste
• Classes for brisket, chicken, pork and more…
• Videos added Weekly
About Pitbull’s Q School
Danny Coogle, PitMaster for our KCBS competition cook team, loves telling our story …
The desire to barbecue was engraved in me at a very early age. As a young boy, I spent many hours cooking pigs on a spit over an open fire at the direction of my uncle. My wife always used to say “Danny, you missed your calling…You should have been a chef.” Perhaps she was right, but professional competition barbecue is where I have found my calling and I love what we do.
Bitten by the Bug
At a backyard event in Cartersville, GA in 2009, I was bitten by the barbequing bug. It the very first competition I participated in; I was there strictly for the fun of it. I had a “here for the beer” mentality. Assigned the task of cooking butts for the competition, I quickly threw some things together – and wound up winning 1st Place in Pork for our team.
From there, I was officially hooked and there was no turning back. After some soul-searching, I received the blessing from my wife and our journey as Pit Bulls “Up In Smoke” began.
We Start Competing – And Winning!
Our first year of competition brought us success bringing home six Top 5 finishes and finishing 5th Place out of 250+ teams in the Georgia Barbecue Championship. We were thrilled with our 2010 competition year stats with it having been our first year ever competing in barbecue.
Our second year brought us one step closer taking home a respectful 4th Place Overall in the Georgia State Championship standings. With everything streamlined, hours of hard work, practice, and perseverance, we are now hunting that #1 Placement not only in Georgia but in Alabama as well.
We have earned numerous top “5” Placements in all our categories as well as many top “10” and top “5” finishes at competition hitting our first Grand Champion at Columbus, GA this year and racking up two more GC’s since the beginning of our 2012 season (we still have a long way to go and plenty of opportunity for more.) We have taken home a number of Reserve Grand’s as well…missing that GC spot by fractions of points.
What we are equally proud of winning is the respect – and friendship – of many of the top pro teams on the circuit. Our competitors understand that Pit Bulls “Up In Smoke” is a force to be reckoned with – when our rig pulls into a competition, we are taken seriously.
The Word Spreads
As a result of our rapid rise in the BBQ world, we have been featured numerous times on BBQ Superstars as well in the BBQ news articles. We have also expanded into our very own line of award-winning rubs to fine-tune into that mouth-watering barbecue flavor for all your competition categories. These homemade rubs can be purchased through our website at www.pitbullsupinsmoke.com .
Just to think, it all started with a stick-burner, a pop-up tent, some hickory wood, some soul, a lot of cold sleepless nights and blazing hot days, oh and lets’ not forget…determination!
An Idea is Born
The idea of our Pit Bulls “Up In Smoke” ®™ BBQ School came about when we discovered there were many teams out there who had questions about their cooks and wanted some guidance from a Pro. While we were more than obliged to offer some tips, it is impossible to give them the step-by-step guidelines in perfecting a winning cook in the middle of a competition. Thus, the Pit Bulls “Up In Smoke” ®™ Online Barbecue School was created. We couldn’t take all the credit though… bizwire.net has helped us on the marketing side of things.
We look forward to seeing you in school!!!
-Danny & Rebecca Coogle
Pit Bulls “Up In Smoke”