Pitmaster Class – Calgary – March 23rd (Kris)

March 23, 2019 (Saturday)

10:00am to 3:00pm

Class Location: Common Crown Brewing – 943 – 28 St. NE, Calgary  Click here for a link to Google Maps.

Instructor:  Kris Valckx – Pitmaster, Rocky Mountain Smokers

DETAILS:

Join us for a half day of instruction and some awesome food. This class is targeted at the beginner through intermediate BBQ’er, and we will learn all about true, low ‘n slow, Southern-style Barbecue

We will be cooking throughout the class and we will have our award winning food for you to try, a detailed handout for you to take home.  Class is held indoors, with several topics covered outside – so please dress accordingly. We will cover:

  • Preparation of 4 meats – Brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and chicken. We will teach you how to select, trim, season, and cook these meats.
  • BBQ rubs, mops, sauces, glazes, etc.
  • Cooking fuel (charcoal, pellets, etc) and wood selection – seasoning with smoke
  • “Low ‘n Slow” in theory
  • Equipment – all types smokers and grills for cooking real BBQ
  • Basics of Competition – requirements, entry guidelines, judging, etc.
  • Lots of stories from the BBQ trail
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Price: $200.00

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Pitmaster Class – Calgary – April 27th (Kris)

April 27, 2019 (Saturday)

10:00am to 3:00pm

Class Location: Common Crown Brewing – 943 – 28 St. NE, Calgary  Click here for a link to Google Maps.

Instructor:  Kris Valckx – Pitmaster, Rocky Mountain Smokers

DETAILS:

Join us for a half day of instruction and some awesome food. This class is targeted at the beginner through intermediate BBQ’er, and we will learn all about true, low ‘n slow, Southern-style Barbecue

We will be cooking throughout the class and we will have our award winning food for you to try, a detailed handout for you to take home.  Class is held indoors, with several topics covered outside – so please dress accordingly. We will cover:

  • Preparation of 4 meats – Brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and chicken. We will teach you how to select, trim, season, and cook these meats.
  • BBQ rubs, mops, sauces, glazes, etc.
  • Cooking fuel (charcoal, pellets, etc) and wood selection – seasoning with smoke
  • “Low ‘n Slow” in theory
  • Equipment – all types smokers and grills for cooking real BBQ, most are present in class.
  • Basics of Competition – requirements, entry guidelines, judging, etc.
  • Lots of stories from the BBQ trail
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Price: $200.00

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Competition Class – Calgary – April 28th

April 28, 2019 (Sunday)

8:00am to 4:00pm tentatively

Class Location: Common Crown Brewing – 943 – 28 St. NE, Calgary  Click here for a link to Google Maps.

Instructor:  Kris Valckx – Pitmaster, Rocky Mountain Smokers

DETAILS:

Kris will walk you through a full day session that covers the essentials of Competition BBQ. This class is suited towards those folks looking to join the world of Competition BBQ, or those already in looking to improve their cooks and scores. This is an investment that will help you improve your cooks and in turn, your scores. 

The class will be interactive with specific walkthroughs for each competition meat, with indoor and outdoor components that will give you an up close and personal look at Kris’ award-winning techniques and strategies. 

We’ll cover the following items:  

-Selecting, trimming, prepping and cooking all four Competition meats:  chicken, pork ribs, pork butt, & beef brisket. We will only be focusing on competition trims and techniques designed to win. 

-See, taste, & experience Kris’ award-winning BBQ. You’ll have the unique opportunity to taste what has won awards at competitions across North America, including the 2017 Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational BBQ. 

-Presentation and Turn-In box prep. We’ll cover specifics on how to present your meat in a way that pleases the eye and gets you those important Appearance scores. 

-Face-to-face with a Master Judge. You’ll have an opportunity to learn first-hand from a trained and experienced judge on what goes on after you turn your meat in. Scoring basics, presentation do’s & don’ts, and how to avoid leaving points on the table. 

-Kris will cover strategies and tips that will help you walk at the awards ceremony. 

-Don’t forget about the Ancillary Categories!  Kris has been a Calendar Boy on the basis of his award winning side entries. Learn some tricks and tips on how to approach these entries. 

At the end of the day, Kris won’t give you recipes to follow, but clearly defined strategies and techniques for you to incorporate into your cook program as you see fit. Our goal is to help you be rewarded for your investment. 

Spouses (only) are welcome to attend for an additional $100. 

Lite breakfast and snacks will be provided.

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Price: $300.00

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Easter-Q – Calgary, AB – March 24th

Easter-Q

March 24, 2019 (Sunday)

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Class Location: Common Crown Brewing – 943 – 28 St. NE, Calgary  Click here for a link to Google Maps.

Just in time for Easter, we’ll cover some great ways to amp up your Easter dinner game using some great outdoor cooking techniques!  
 
Well enjoy the following:  
 
Smoked Cranberry Sauce (the only can used in this recipe is our Gateway Drum!)
 
Smoked Lamb – My 2019 resolution…eat more lamb!  This is a great alternative for your Easter table. 
 
Texas-Style Turkey – Not your momma’s dried out turkey, that’s for sure!  We’ll focus on a Texas-style smoked turkey breast that’s moist and sure to please!  
 
Bourbon-glazed Ham – Bourbon and BBQ Pork…need we say more?  
 
Grilled Brussels Sprouts – trust me…you’ll love these tender little green veggies once we’re done with them. 

–>  Class size is limited.

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Price: $125.00

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Beer & BBQ – Calgary, AB – March 24th

Beer & BBQ

March 24, 2019 (Sunday)

10:00am to 1:00pm

Class Location: Common Crown Brewing – 943 – 28 St. NE, Calgary  Click here for a link to Google Maps.

Beer & BBQ, what a great combination!  This course will cover 4 recipes that will focus on how to get even more beer into your BBQing!  We’ll focus on complimenting flavors, using 4 beers in 4 courses that will blow your mind!  All recipes below will incorporate some amazing Common Crown beer in unique and creative ways!  
 
Caveman-style grilled broccoli & asparagus with Hollandaise
 
Mac & Cheese
 
Steak with Mushroom Sauce
 
Peach Cobbler with Caramel Sauce

–>  Class size is limited.

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Price: $125.00

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