The manual has color pictures and very detailed steps. I needed that. I took that what I learned and made FANTASTIC ribs the very first time because I learned what I was looking for at the store, how to prep the ribs and smoke them and how to finish them. Slap my momma they were so good..
— Terry W. from Marietta, GA
Southern Thunder BBQ school was the best BBQ class/training I have attended. What makes this experience so much better is it is all hands on, first hand experience and it includes every aspect of BBQ cooking, making your own sauce, rub, injections, wood choice, type of grills/smokers, which tools to use and the list goes on and on. I recommend bringing 3-4 buddies w/you and don’t forget your cold libations (bring your own cooler w/fav beers, cocktails). Prepare to learn.
— Tom T. from Smyrna, GA
This was such a good class, the guys really know their stuff. The hands-on application of trimming, injecting, and rubbing the different types of meats during the class helps your comfort level when you go home and try it on your own. With the knowledge gained from this class, you’re sure to serve up some good ‘que to your friends and family!
— Michael D. from Atlanta, GA
Very knowledgeable instructors. I enjoyed hearing all the anecdotes and stories and tidbits of experience. The food was exceptional! I liked that we learned and talked about many different cuts and type of meat. Clearly, it was a lot of work, but it made the learning experience excellent! I can’t wait to start experimenting with all the new knowledge. Enjoyed myself tremendously and it was worth every penny. Can’t wait to see you in a competition.
— Jessica C. from Baltimore, MD
I just wanted to follow up and say what a great time Spencer and I had on Saturday. It was a great father and son trip and we really learned a lot. It was great having the hands on experience and the other attendees were really nice people to meet and share the class with. This is a must for beginners and enthusiasts alike!! I’d be glad to give any of a recommendation to anyone interested in attending the Que!! Keep in mind we came from Massachusetts specifically for this class so even with all the added costs of travel and lodging, it was totally worth it (plus you can’t put a price on the father/son experience).
— Robert C. from North Andover, MA
Hope you are doing well. Just writing with a testimonial for the folks at Southern Thunder/Que University. Be sure to share with Rick and the rest of the crew.
I went to a party at a friend’s house on Saturday. My friend is a big BBQ guy, and he competes in the amateur division at some local BBQ competitions. He was smoking a pork butt, and I offered to bring some BBQ chicken as my contribution to the spread. I smoked the chicken Spatchcock style on my Big Green Egg, using the recipes and methods I learned at Que University. It was a HUGE hit. My BBQ cooking friend was hitting me up for tips on how I prepared it. The guests loved it. The best was when I heard a guest whom I had never met go up to the host and ask for the name of the restaurant where he got the chicken, because she HAD to go there with her husband. It was extremely cool to hear the host point me out as the cook.
My friends have already volunteered me to cook BBQ for upcoming neighborhood socials. If you get an influx of new students from my neighborhood, you’ll know why.
It was very cool to be able to cook something that everybody enjoyed, and I am glad to have been able to put the skills I learned at Que University to good use.
Keep up the good work.
— Austin G. Marietta, GA