Monthly Archives: August 2011

Second Time’s the Charm: Big Wayner’s Birthday Blowout Drawing

On Sunday, I held the drawing for Big Wayner’s Birthday Blowout.  The originally drawn name did not contact me within 48 hours, so I decided to do another drawing.  The name drawn is below.

Our new winner

Our new winner

If this is your name that has been drawn, please email me within 48 hours at so that I can start getting the prizes out to you as soon as possible.

Once again, thanks to everyone for entering!

UPDATE: The winner, Todd “Doomer” Dooms, contacted me about 15 minutes after this blog posted.  Congratulations, Todd!

Big Wayner’s Birthday Blowout Drawing

First off, I owe a huge “Thank  you” to the companies who contributed giveaways to Big Wayner’s Birthday Blowout — C-Dub’s BBQ Rub, Draper’s BBQ, Willie’s Hog Dust, Uncle Kenny’s BBQ, and Pirate Jonny’s.  Second, I want to thank everyone who entered the contest and made it a huge success!  There were a grand total of 266 entries!!  As much as I would love to give everyone some sort of prize, I only have one bundle.

My first intent was to place a video of the drawing up on YouTube.  However, I ended up having technical difficulties doing so.  So I decided to simply take a picture of the winning entry…

The lucky winner!

The lucky winner!

Congratulations to our winner above!  You have 48 hours to email me at so that I can get your prizes sent out to you.

Thanks again for entering Big Wayner’s Birthday Blowout and making this a huge success!  Continue to follow Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog on Twitter and Facebook where I’ll continue to post reviews and other miscellaneous banter.

HotSauceWeekly — BBQ Sauce Roundtable

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Just wanted to share something really cool with you.  A few weeks ago, I was asked by Brian of if I would be interested in taking part in a BBQ Sauce Roundtable.  Honestly, I was really surprised and flattered!  I’ve been actively blogging since the beginning of this year, and having someone ask me to be part of a podcast was just really freakin’ cool!

So last night, I took part in recording the BBQ Sauce Roundtable for  Also taking part in the podcast were Brian and Marilyn Meagher of HotSauceWeekly, Larry Gaian of The BBQ Grail, Cyndi Allison of Barbecue Master and Yes You Can Grill, and Brian Henderson of BBQ Sauce Reviews.  The roundtable discussion is now live and can be checked out at

Also, just a friendly reminder that the Birthday Blowout is still in full swing.  You can enter daily, so enter away!

Big Wayner’s Birthday Blowout!

When was the last time you got a gift for someone else’s birthday?  Well if you are one lucky person, you will be getting quite a BBQ package for my birthday.  My Birthday Blowout BBQ Bundle is worth approximately $35 and consists of the following:

So now I know what you’re asking… how do I enter?  Because I want to give you as many chances as possible to enter, I’m going to offer multiple ways to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post — 1 entry, can do this daily.
  • Follow me on Twitter — 1 entry.
  • Become a fan of Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog on Facebook — 2 entries.
  • Subscribe to receive email notifications every time a new blog is posted (can be done under “Email Subscriptions”). — 2 entries.
  • Post “Happy early birthday to @brownkw #BigWaynersBirthdayBlowout” on Twitter — 1 entry, can do this daily.

This contest would not be possible without the BBQ rub and sauce companies being generous enough to contribute to the giveaway!  All of the companies have presences on Facebook and/or Twitter.  If you become a fan or follow them and let me k now that you did so, I’ll throw in an additional bonus entry per follow.

This contest will end at 11:59pm EST on Saturday, August 6.  The winner will be determined by a random drawing.  Only US residents are eligible.

Good luck, everyone!