Episode #79 – BBQ Chat with Big Moe Cason

Episode #79 – BBQ Chat with Big Moe Cason

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Big Moe Cason steps into the interviewee chair and talks about what he likes and doesn’t like in barbecue, and also discusses his TV career with shows like BBQ Pitmasters. Ken and Scott list their heroes and mentors in the chilehead world, and Scott reviews Scott O’Hotty’s The Ghost Sauce.

Episode #73 – Chat with DivaQ Danielle Dimovski of BBQ Crawl

Episode #73 – Chat with DivaQ Danielle Dimovski of BBQ Crawl

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One of the First Ladies of the BBQ competition world, Danielle Dimovski, AKA DivaQ, joins Scott via Skype and talks about her smoker and grill preferences, outdoor cooking pet peeves and favorite flavor combos, and also discusses her TV career as host on the Travel Channel’s BBQ Crawl and contestant and barbecue judge on Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters.

Ken Alexander joins Scott in his Fiery World segment to engage in a lengthy conversation on the Sriracha hot sauce craze. Scott reviews the Sam and Oliver Sauce Company’s Cinder Habanero Hot Sauce.

Episode #63 – Scott Chats with Michael Radosevich of Code 3 Spices, Plus Salsa Talk

Episode #63 – Scott Chats with Michael Radosevich of Code 3 Spices, Plus Salsa Talk

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St. Louis area BBQ Rub Maker Mike Radosevich of Code 3 Spices talks about how he and his business partner Chris Bohnemeier came up with their different seasoning combinations and how they want to help raise awareness for first responders and military personnel through their products.

Ken Alexander and Scott engage in a conversation of all things salsa.

For his product review, Scott tries out Chelsea Fire Wicked Hot Sauce.

Episode #62 – Greg Rempe of The BBQ Central Show, Plus Hot Sauce Industry Changes Wish List

Episode #62 – Greg Rempe of The BBQ Central Show, Plus Hot Sauce Industry Changes Wish List

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Greg Rempe, host of longest-running and most popular barbecue-related show, The BBQ Central Radio Show, finally gets the guest treatment on The Firecast! Greg and Scott engage in a conversation about the art and process behind producing a live, weekly podcast show, plus divulges in some of the BBQ do’s and don’ts he’s gleaned over the years.

In the Ken’s Fiery World segment, Ken Alexander and Scott discuss some of the ideas and fixes on how they could improve the hot sauce and fiery foods industry.

For his product review, Scott tests out Chef Fartenburn’s Gourmet Hot Sauce.

Episode #61 – NFL Veteran Reggie Kelly of Kyvan Foods

Episode #61 – NFL Veteran Reggie Kelly of Kyvan Foods

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Former member of the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals, Reggie Kelly, stops by the Firecast to talk about his new lineup of BBQ sauces, salsas, apple butters and jambalaya starters under the Kyvan Foods moniker, how he is steeped in Southern cooking, and what kind of barbecue is preferred in his home state of Mississippi. Also in this episode, hot sauce veteran Mike Greening of Mike and Diane’s Gourmet Kitchen returns to dispense valuable advice to those starting up sauce companies by getting FDA approval and having a solid backup plan in case a recall is needed on your food product if things go awry.

Episode #60 – Interview with Famous Dave Anderson of Famous Dave’s BBQ

Episode #60 – Interview with Famous Dave Anderson of Famous Dave’s BBQ

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Scott chats with one of the most influential people in all of barbecue, Famous Dave Anderson of the Famous Dave’s BBQ restaurant chain. Ken Alexander also stops by and has an in-depth discussion with Scott about capsaicin and chile pepper extract. Scott reviews Jersey Barnfire Original and Black Garlic Hot Sauces.

Episode #58 – Derrick Riches on Buying, Maintaining and Cleaning Your BBQ Grill

Episode #58 – Derrick Riches on Buying, Maintaining and Cleaning Your BBQ Grill

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BBQ and grilling expert Derrick Riches of bbq.about.com joins Scott for a Summer Grilling Special and talks about buying, maintaining, and cleaning BBQ grills and smokers. Regular show contributor Ken Alexander chats with Scott about cooking disasters, and Scott reviews Fiesty Parrot’s Demented Canary Ghost and Scorpion Pepper Hot Sauce.

Episode #57 – Meathead Goldwyn of AmazingRibs.com on the Science of Grilling and Barbecuing

Episode #57 – Meathead Goldwyn of AmazingRibs.com on the Science of Grilling and Barbecuing

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Meathead Goldwyn, creator of the world’s most popular barbecue website, AmazingRibs.com, joins Scott for an extended conversation about the science of BBQ and grilling.  From busting myths and the perfect way to grill a steak, to the difference between direct and indirect heat and whether or not marinading and brining actually work, Meathead gives us a one-of-a-kind lesson in outdoor cooking you won’t want to miss.

Episode #53 – Texas-Sized Edition Featuring Dan Arnold of Sucklebusters BBQ

Episode #53 – Texas-Sized Edition Featuring Dan Arnold of Sucklebusters BBQ

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The Firecast with Scott Roberts: Firecast Podcast Episode #53 – Texas-Sized Edition Featuring Dan Arnold of Sucklebusters BBQ

This time out on The Firecast Podcast, we’re proud to feature an episode as big and as grand as the Lone Star State! Our core focus is on Texas, and for the Firetalkers interview segment, Scott talks to Dan Arnold of Sucklebusters from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, makers of some mighty fine tastin’ BBQ sauces and rubs. For his Ken’s Fiery World piece, chilehead reviewer and blogger Ken Alexander chats with Scott about some of the things that makes Texas food so distinctive. The review of the week is Houston-based company SilverLeaf International and their Ghost Pepper Salsa, and Scott gives a quick tip about smoking big Texas-sized beef briskets.

Debuting this episode is a new segment from industry veteran Mike Greening of Mike & Diane’s Gourmet Kitchen, both the maker of Ring of Fire Hot Sauces and friend of the show. Mike will give some so-awesome-it’s-ridiculous advice on how sauce makers can cut costs and save loads of cash in their operations!

Episode #51 – Interview with Paul Sarris of Sweet Sunshine Sauces

Episode #51 – Interview with Paul Sarris of Sweet Sunshine Sauces

Scott chats with the head honcho of Sweet Sunshine Sauces, Paul Harris, and finds out how Paul developed his unique line of brilliant condiments that defy description. On the same theme of sauces that defy easy categorization, Ken and Scott discuss several products that don’t fit neatly into one genre of sauce. Scott reviews Trini Mike’s Original Hot Sauce; and for his foodie tip of the week, Scott explains how a dental tool can help you in the kitchen.

Episode #50 – Ken and Scott Name Their Favorite Fiery Foods Products of 2013

Episode #50 – Ken and Scott Name Their Favorite Fiery Foods Products of 2013

In this special 50th episode, regular Firecast contributor Ken Alexander joins Scott, and together they name what they consider to be their top favorite hot sauces, BBQ sauces and seasonings of the year.

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