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#002: Tales from a KCBS BBQ Legend – Gene Goycochea

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Gene Goycochea (@GGoycochea) from KCBS BBQ and Cali Comfort BBQ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GGoycochea

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genegoycochea/

2001 Article on CBBQA Out of the World: http://old.cbbqa.org/teams/OutOTW/index.html

2011 Article on Gene and Cali Comfort BBQ: https://patch.com/california/lamesa/new-bbq-pit-recipes-adding-smoky-favorites-to-cali-comfort-menu

2013 Article on Gene and Cali Comfort BBQ: http://www.eccalifornian.com/article/cali-comfort-more-great-bbq-it-about-family-and-community

BBQ Industry Article with Tri-Tip “tips” from Gene: http://www.bbqindustry.com/culinary/smoke-tri-tip-like-santa-maria/

Ole Hickory Pits: www.olehickorypits.com/

Weber Grills: www.weber.com/US/en/grills

Del Mar BBQ Championship: http://arlie-que.com/event_detail.php?event=10200

Man Meat BBQ Podcast with Shawn: http://www.manmeatbbq.com/mmb-blog/2017/4/27/mmb-ep-116-chat-with-cali-comfort-bbq

Scott and BR Show April 28, Hour 2: http://www.mighty1090.com/episode/the-scott-and-br-show-april-28th-3pm-hour-2/

 

– Shawn’s tweet that caused fans in San Diego to go buck wild: https://twitter.com/shawnpwalchef/status/858043563438997504

– Dave and Jeff’s Podcast in response to people’s backlash against Shawn and Cali Comfort BBQ: https://daveandjeffshow.com/2017/05/04/dave-and-jeff-are-back-and-cover-everything-from-a-to-z/

– Shawn and Gene first met in 2009 when Gene was retired

– Gene tells us about his journey as a BBQ competitor, judge, and his BBQ roles at Cali Comfort BBQ

– Differences between competition-style BBQ and restaurant-style BBQ

– How Gene helped Shawn change Cali Comfort into a well-known BBQ spot

– Ole Hickory Smokers delivering quality BBQ

– Consistency is key for restaurant-style BBQ

– Gene Goycochea competed in BBQ and is now a teacher of BBQ classes

– 30 Years ago “There was no good BBQ in California”

– Gene learned the most from BBQ competitions and brought his knowledge to Cali Comfort BBQ

– What happens when you get the “BBQ Bug” 

– Gene and “Rattlesnake Roundups” at his first BBQ contest

– First Ole Hickory bought in 2002 and stuck in a 50 ft. trailer

– The intimidation factors of KCBS BBQ contests

– Knowing how to cook for VOLUME in People’s Choice

– People’s Choice BBQ started in 1998 in San Diego with Gene Goycochea

– Cali Comfort BBQ new partnerships with San Diego Gulls at Valley View Casino Center

– BBQ pits at Cali Comfort BBQ run almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

– How Cali Comfort BBQ and Valley Farm Market ruined people’s Thanksgiving with over 100 birds and two Ole Hickory Pits running

– Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ https://www.joeskc.com/ with 18 Ole Hickory Pits

– Pappy’s Smokehouse St. Louis BBQ http://www.pappyssmokehouse.com/ with 25 Ole Hickory Pits

– Try Grande Ole BBQ in San Diego http://grandolebbq.com/

– John Bracamonte in Hillcrest Brazen BBQ http://www.brazenbbq.com/

– Jet West Band (jingle in intro) http://www.jetwestband.com/

– Tim Hurley Band http://timhurleymusic.com/

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Derek Marso – https://twitter.com/MarsoDerek

Shawn Walchef – https://twitter.com/shawnpwalchef

Cory Wagner – www.twitter.com/TheFifthPofmkt

Valley Farm Market – www.valleyfarmmarkets.com – www.instagram.com/valleyfarmmarket/

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Email – behindthesmoke@calicomfortbbq.com

About the author, Shawn Walchef

Cali Sports Entertainment Entrepreneur, Tailgating BBQ Event Specialist, Owner @CaliComfortBBQ, Behind The Smoke Podcast Host

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