Category Archives: Barbecue Genius Counter

GE BBQ Research Center Heats Up SXSW with the World’s Smartest Super Smoker | Austin Food Magazine

Note: Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, and Jeff Savell, Meat Science Section, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, are participating in this event. Hayden Walker, Editor in Chief of Austin Food Magazine and the Director and Creator of Texas Food Crawlers Guests to experience world class research & development, exploring how science innovation and data can influence the future taste of BBQ Why Is GE Breaking Out the Science of BBQ?​ For more than 100 years, GE Global Research has been the cornerstone of innovation for GE. It was the first… Read More →

Aggies participate in TMBBQ FEST 2014

For the fourth year in a row, Texas A&M University was one of the sponsors of the TMBBQ Fest, and Texas Barbecue faculty and students were in attendance at the festival on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Austin. The Texas A&M University team included Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, Jeff Savell, Blythe Schultz, Kaitlyn Porter, Hillary Henderson, Michael Berto, and John Chivvis. Our booth has been dubbed the Barbecue Genius Counter, mimicking the Apple Genius Bar concept where people can get their questions answered. But we find our group… Read More →

Cooking Up Culture | Institute of Texan Cultures

SAN ANTONIO – Barbecue is synonymous with Texan culture. It’s a food that defines a regional flavor and style. In a way, it’s a culture all its own. To prepare for the summer barbecue season, the Institute of Texan Cultures is offering a 21+ event, with free admission, 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014. Like any good barbecue, “Cooking up Culture” is gathering some great company. The Pure Texan Barbecue Company is taking care of the food, while the Barley Blacksmith and Alamo Beer Company are… Read More →

Aggies participate in Houston Barbecue Festival

We had the great pleasure of participating in the 2nd Houston Barbecue Festival, which was held at Reliant Park in Houston on Sunday, April 6, 2014. We took the BBQ Genius Counter set up, and eight of us traveled to Houston for the event: Davey Griffin, Michael Berto, Tyler Rosser, Clay Eastwood, Kaitlyn Porter, Katy Jo Nickelson, and Jackie Savell. We got to see old friends and met new pitmasters at the event. Here are some photos of great people and barbecue. Thanks to the organizers of the… Read More →

Aggies participate in Texas Monthly BBQ Festival, 2013 edition

For the third year in a row, Texas A&M University and its BBQ Genius Counter participated in the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival in Austin. Faculty and students from the Department of Animal Science, Jeff Savell, Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, Clay Eastwood, Chloe Geye, Kaitlyn Porter, and Michael Berto, were at the festival working at the Texas A&M University booth, visiting pitmasters, giving tips to backyard barbecue enthusiasts, and sampling great barbecue from the top places around the state. Thanks to John Chivvis for preparing and setting up the… Read More →

BBQ Genius Counter at SEC Communicators Association meeting

Our group was asked to prepare Texas Barbecue and set up the BBQ Genius Counter at the SEC Communicators Association annual meeting held in College Station in June, 2013. We smoked beef briskets, pork shoulders, and Aggieland sausage from the Rosenthal Meat Center and served it to the visitors from across the SEC. Upon arrival of the participants, we quickly told them about our freshmen class, Texas Barbecue, the BBQ Genius Counter, and the workshops, Barbecue Summer Camp and Camp Brisket. After a few more activities, it was time… Read More →

A cut above the rest – The Battalion – Texas A&M

A cut above the rest Texas barbecue history preserved by courses By Sean Lester Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Cross over the railroad tracks from Wellborn Road and onto Texas A&M’s west campus and you might be able to see a new tradition cooking. Get even closer and you’ll smell the savory aroma of Texas barbecue coming from the area near the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center. It’s not Aggie gameday tailgates that are heating up but instead camps and courses being taught as a result of an… Read More →