Grillstock 2012 – BBQ, Music and Chillies..

by Hot Juan on July 3, 2012 · 0 comments

in Product Reviews

Grillstock 2012

Now I know GrillStock is a BBQ event, but it is very well served by the chilli sauce companies, with a great turnout and even a new chilli business at it first show.

Social SmokersBut I better start off talking about the BBQ side of things, the area for competitors was much bigger than last year 24 team took part and it all seemed was much busier. I must put a plug in for the local Chilli-Headz team The Social Smokers (Matt Deakin, Jon Aitken and Joe Pamphilon) I am not sure how well they did,  I know they got very little sleep getting everything preparing and cooked, but they looked like they enjoyed themselves.


Green Mountain GrillsI also found the next BBQ I want, it came from Green Mountain Grills it used food grade wood pellets with a blown air system to almost completely burn the wood away leaving very little if any ash and this is all digitally controlled so you can just set the temperature and let it go ( I live in hope they will let us have one to review?).

Now if you wandered around the event you would think you where at the well catered Chilli Festival I counted 16 chilli vendors at the event, I visited on the Sunday and while it started off a bit wet the weather soon cleared to a blustery but sunny day, the Saturaday I was told has been a bit wet, but the turn out was impressive is you consider the weather and that this was an open air event (This year has not been a good one as far as weather god for open air events it seems).

The Chiili Jam Man and British Premium Sausage Co.We did discover a new chilli sauce manufacturer called The Chilli Sauceror the web site is in development, but you can find out more on there facebook page, we have a couple of sauces to review so they will be popping up soon. Another interesting find comes from The Chilli Jam Man, Simon Barrett, who has been working with the British Premium Sausage Company to produce a sausage that includes some of this Yorkshire Dragon Chilli Jam, I got to try a sausage and a burger and will be very happy when I can order some, while not hot hot but they did carry the flavour very well ‘Yummy’.

I picked up some chilli chocolate from Alex at the Upton Cheyney Chilli Company who is always bright and happy especially when his stand is just a few steps from a cider stall. Smokey Joe Sauces also has a new Paw Paw Pepper Sauce that is now scheduled for a review.

Unfortunately I had to leave before the chilli eating contest, not that I would have dared to take part, but as I had left my Son at the SailLaser center in Portland and his course finished at 5pm. This event seems to get better every year, a bit of a shame about the weather, but I will be back next year.

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