Fresh Ham

Hi bill so I am going to smoke a whole fresh ham tomorrow for xmas eve dinner it is 19lb.

Roughly how long do you think it should take to cook at 250 degrees indirect on my weber. Should I treat like a shoulder. will use my Dry rub recipe and use kingsford regular and hickory flavored charcoal. Let me know thought if you get a minute and have a Merry Christmas


Is a FEC-100 good for competitions?

Bill, thank you for the information about your friend Wiley’s new book. I went on his restaurant website and will definitely plan on going there on my next trip up to Savannah.
I hope that you and your family had a super fantastic 4th of July holiday.
I have your book that I very much enjoy and will have to look at adding Wiley’s to the list based on your comments and recommendation.
On a side issue I have a question for you that I would very much like to hear your comment(s) on as I very much respect your opinion.

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Top secret competition BBQ sauce recipe…

BBQ Friend:competition bbq sauce recipe

Check out this month’s newsletter for my top secret championship BBQ sauce recipe. And in mid November, be on the lookout for our new rub flavors… Apple Cinnamon and Garlic Onion. Gift packs will be available for Christmas giving…

Bill Anderson
Chatham Artillery BBQ Team
BBQ Store –

Beef Ribs Dinosaur Bones & Rub Sale!

Hello:beef ribs dinosaur bones

Our Championship Southwest Rub is on sale on Amazon now through the end of September. So now is the time to stock up for all those football parties! Go Dawgs!…

Buy 1 and get 10% off
Buy 2 and get 15% off
Buy 3 or more and get 20% off

Enter the Promo Code “rubpromo” without the quotes on the last Amazon checkout screen.

Use this link to order… Southwest Rub

Now on to the September BBQ newsletter – how to buy and smoke
dinosaur bones beef ribs. Here’s the video link…

Bill Anderson
Chatham Artillery BBQ Team

BBQ News & Big Sale – Figuring BBQ Cook times…

Hello BBQ Friend:smoked brisket

One of the questions I get asked on a regular basis is how long does it take to smoke a cut of meat? After all, you don’t want to be late for that dinner party, tailgating, catering event, or contest turn in, do you? So… this month’s newsletter is about getting your BBQ done on time every time and never making your guests wait for that mouth watering smoked delicacy. The newsletter link is below, but first let me tell you about our free rub giveaway sale…

Sizzlin’ Summer Spectacular Sale…
Use coupon code “summer” without the quotes

I’m trying to migrate all my sales to Amazon, so need to liquidate all my in-house inventory. Note that this sale pertains only to items purchased in our shopping cart at

This is a little complicated, so pay attention. Basically I’m GIVING AWAY rub and thermometers with orders of $39 or more.

So buy any of these items…
2 Chatham Artillery BBQ Southwest Rubs
1 Maverick ET-732 thermometer
1 Maverick ET-73 thermometer
2 DVDs
2 Competition BBQ Secrets books (paper version only)
or any combination of shipable products excluding those below that totals $39 or more
eBooks can not be included

And get one of these free…
(Item Name – Value – Quantity Available)
Maverick ET-87 single probe thermometer – $19.95 – 14
3 Little Pigs Kansas City Touch of Cherry rub (12.5 oz) – $12.95 – 14
3 Little Pigs Kansas City Championship rub (12.5 oz) – $12.95 – 12
Oak Ridge Secret Weapon (16 oz bag) – $14.95 – 7
Smackers Rub (5.5 oz 2 pack) – $12.95 – 58
Master Que Rub (6 oz 2 pack) – $12.95 – 43
Eat Barbecue Zero to Hero rub (6.7 oz 2 pack) – $16.95 – 54

Remember – only one of the free items per order. You can submit multiple orders if you want. The $39 total must be from the 1st list and not the free items. If your order does not follow these rules, it will not be shipped and will be refunded. Note that quantities are limited on some of these items, so first come, first served!

This sale end at midnight EST on August 17th

Use coupon code “summer” without the quotes at checkout in our shopping cart only –

Here’s the newsletter…

Bill Anderson
Chatham Artillery BBQ Team
BBQ Store –