The entertaining porkmeisters at the Ulika BBQ blog tipped me off to a real opportunity coming to the Middle Tennessee area later this spring. Ordinarily, we wouldn't burden your calendar with an event that's still months away, but this one looks like it will be an early sell out.
2009 KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) Team of the Year, Pellet Envy, is teaching a two-day class in Lebanon. The class will take place on April 30-May 1, and Rod Gray will go through all of his techniques and recipes used to win barbecue competitions across the country. This is the man who earned additonal honors as 2009 Brisket Cook of the Year, so the guy knows his stuff.
The class isn't cheap at $500 for the whole shooting match and $250 for the spousal option. (I'll admit I'm not exactly sure what the "spousal option" is, but if it will save me $250 I'll gladly wear a wedding ring and cling to Mr. Pink's arm.)
However, considering that you get the opportunity to learn from the team responsible for 25 percent of all the perfect scores ever awarded in KCBS competitions, if this is your kinda thing you should probably take advantage of the opportunity. The classroom setting will provide for plenty of Q&A, and Friday dinner and Saturday lunch are included in your registration. For full details and a schedule point your porker here.
For information on all of Pellet Envy's classes, take advantage of this link sausage.