Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Another Pellet Envy class in the books

This past weekend Pellet Envy hosted 40 students at our cooking class in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City.  Folks from several states attended and while the class typically averages attendees from about fifteen states, this class was unusually loaded with people from Kansas and Missouri.

In addition to many obsessed barbecue fans, the class included Mike Williams from Clinton, Missouri.  Mike had just returned from his tour of duty in the Middle East.  While serving in Kuwait, Mike met Johnny Trigg of Smokin' Triggers, Tuffy Stone of Cool Smoke, and Jamie Geer of JamboPits.com, all part of a group that went to give our troops a little taste of home while they served their country in a far away land.  While in Kuwait, Johnny, Tuffy, and Jamie fed over 3,000 soldiers on two different bases in a very short period of time.  During this time, they met Mike who struct up a conversation about learning how to cook championship quality barbecue and in the end, Mike sent me an e-mail while serving, saying that when he got home he planned to attend a Pellet Envy class.  We were honored to have Mike as part of this class.  He was thoroughly engaging and enthusiastic to learn our style of barbecue.

Next up, the Old School versus High Tech class rolls into Yorktown, Virginia on March 18 & 19, 2011. With seats still available,  Johnny Trigg and I will be teaching our two unique styles of barbecue as guests of Mark Breen, proprietor of the County Grill and Smokehouse.  Pellet Envy will schedule one or two more class dates in 2011.  Receiving requests daily, we're compiling a list of interested folks.  If you'd like to get in on a future class, please contact rod@pelletenvy.com or get in touch with us through the Pellet Envy website.

It's getting to be the time of year to get some smoke in the air.  Sheri and I look forward to seeing you all on the barbecue trail soon.

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