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#072: The Self-Taught One Man Barbecue Team – Moe Cason BBQ

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Moe Cason – Moe Cason BBQ – @Moecasonbbq – Des Moines, IA

Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California.

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Summary

  • Born and raised in Des Moines, Moe Cason is a U.S. Navy veteran who turned his passion for BBQ into a way of life.
  • Being self-taught, Moe’s love for BBQ began at an early age developing on the skills and authentic ingredients passed down from his grandmother Margaret Cason.
  • To raise money to buy his first smoker, Moe worked for a full year and paid out of pocket to renovate and sell his house.
  • Honing his skills as a pitmaster gave Moe the opportunity to be a contestant, judge, and star on Destination America’s Pitmaster’s and BBQ Pit Wars.
  • Moe discusses barbecue family and how a generous $20,000 check helped him bottle his first barbecue sauce.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Moe Cason

Website – https://moecasonbbq.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/moecasonbbq

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/bigmoecason/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Moe-Cason-barbecue

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/Moe-Cason

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/stormpoole/moe-cason

Mentions

Green Mountain Grills – https://greenmountaingrills.com

BBQ Pit Masters – https://www.destinationamerica.com/tv-shows/bbq-pitmasters/

Rockin W Smokers – http://rockinwsmokers.com/

BBQ Pit Wars – https://www.aetv.com.au/shows/bbq-pit-wars/

The Verge – http://www.verge.us.com/

Excalibur Cigar Lounge – https://www.excaliburcigarlounge.com/

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Shareable Quotes:

  • “I’m gonna cook what I like and then you can judge it for what it is. If it ends up 25th place brisket so be it, but when I get in the top 10 it’s me! {22:32} – Moe Cason
  • “When I fire up my stick burner, I am there from the beginning until the very end. But doing that has taught me how to manage. I can cook in subzero weather and know how to make adjustments.” {24:30} – Moe Cason
  • “Business always starts off with friendship. When someone wants to get into business with you it’s because you’re friends with them.” {35:55} – Moe Cason
  • “What else brings people from every race and religion together more than BBQ?” {43:17} – Derek Marso
  • “If you the smartest person in the room. Get out of there and go to the next room. {55:45} – Moe Cason

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Honorable Mentions & BBQ Business Resources:

9th Annual Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival  

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West Coast BBQ Movement News

“Turf and Surf” Competition Proves West Coast BBQ is on Fire – Written by Stover Harger III

http://bit.ly/turfsurf2018

America’s Finest BBQ State Championship – San Diego, CA – 9.15.18

https://www.americasfinestbbq.com/

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