About Us

Launched in 2005, AmazingRibs.com started off as a hobby and labor of love. While it's no longer a hobby, it has grown and morphed from a one-man amateur operation into a professional website that speak with authority about barbecue, smoking and outdoor cooking. The articles below give you some more background on who were are and what we're all about. The main thing you should learn is that we are serious about food and cooking. The love of this shows in everything we do. Welcome to our home.

"You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play."

Warren Beatty
Meathead interviewed Anderson
Meet Meathead, the Hedonism Evangelist and BBQ Whisperer, and read his bio and life in barbecue, wine, and art. read more
Max Good
In the past, all the articles, recipes, tips and technique on AmazingRibs.com were written exclusively by Meathead. That's no longer the case. In 2017, we added some knowledgable writers and editors to provide new recipes and reviews. read more
Brigit Binns
Brigit Binns is Meathead's culinary consultant, advisor, and confidant. She and Meathead are collaborating on our next book: "The Meathead Method, Barbecue And Grilling As An Art" for publication in spring 2020. read more
Professor Greg Blonder
Prof. Greg Blonder is an amazing polymath and the AmazingRibs.com resident science advisor and mythbuster. He was co-author of our first book, "Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling". read more
Spinaker grew up in the BBQ starved state of Minnesota. People here are more likely to be eating hot dish or lutefisk than brisket and ribs. But he has always been drawn to outdoor cooking. read more
jerod broussard
Jerod Broussard is a maestro of the drum smoker and Texas barbecue in general. Jerod earned a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science and moved to Texas where he has been a food inspector since 2002. read more
Rick Browne is in charge of all our product testing, reviews, and ratings. A renowned TV cooking show host, photojournalist, and author of 16 barbecue books, he was the creator, host, and executive producer of public television's popular Barbecue America TV series. read more
Clint Cantwell
Clint Cantwell is the AmazingRibs.com lead writer creating recipes, writing articles, and wielding his cameras for us. With a passion for all things barbecue and grilling, Cantwell was was named one of the "10 Faces of Memphis Barbecue" by Memphis Magazine in May 2015 read more
Kris Coppieters
Kris Coppieters manages our servers, all coding, and all technical troubleshooting on the free portion of this completely custom-built site. Coppieters is recognized internationally for his print industry innovations read more
Norma Goldwyn
Meathead's mom and number one editor. One of the fringe benefits of having a retired school teacher for a Mom is she will gladly underline all my spelling and grammar errors in bright red ink. Mom stays active editing, going to the theatre, and guides art museum tours as a volunteer. read more
Max Good
Max is the man in charge of finding the best products for the AmazingRibs.com Equipment Reviews section. Max loves barbecue so much that he took his barbecue sauce recipes, had them bottled, and now sells them around the country. read more

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