Be the King or Queen of your cul-de-sac! You'll learn all the tips for making succulent ribs & perfectly smoked wings in your own backyard!
Our ~5 to 6 hour class teaches fundamental knife skills, fundamentals of smoking and controlling the pit, choice of fuel and smoking woods, the essentials to look for when selecting meat at the store, how to trim ribs and section wings, layering flavors with rubs, braises, and sauces, and how to tell when your meat is "done".
Our small-group classes are hands-on (we'll teach you the theory, show you our process, and then you'll practice what you've learned right in the class). You'll also have the option of purchasing additional racks of ribs and trays of smoked wings to take home to share with your family & friends (advance order required)!
Our classes are taught by champion pitmasters Terry & Stephanie West and are held at the 270 SMOKERS rural retreat near Lexington, Virginia. Terry is the chief designer and inventor of the patented 270 SMOKER, a natural convection charcoal smoker. Terry and Stephanie have been competing on the professional BBQ competition circuit since 2009. Although this class is geared for the backyard enthusiast, you'll definitely benefit from their professional expertise and hands-on approach! Classes are primarily taught using 270 Smokers natural convection charcoal smokers and grills however the fundamentals apply to cooking on other styles of smokers as well.
Note, optional Companion ticket is available at a reduced price. Companion must accompany primary registrant and will share meat for prepping & smoking. If you each prefer to work hands-on with your own rack of ribs & wings, please purchase as primary registrants at full price.