Welcome to Extraordinary BBQ! My name is Kevin Haberberger and I’m going to provide you with the secrets and techniques you need to produce delicious, better than ordinary BBQ. I try to give enough detail for BBQ novices, including a BBQ Basics section, but still offer information that is useful for the backyard pitmasters. For everyone in the middle – my goal is to take you to the next level – Extraordinary barbeque that will impress your toughest critics…yes, even your father-in-law.
The inspiration for the site has been building for years. I still remember the first time my dad let me light the paper in the charcoal chimney for the first time. I was thrilled to “help” him barbeque. No matter what he was cooking, I just loved watching it all take shape. I loved it enough to seek out as one of my first jobs the grill boy at Grant’s Farm. I worked the blazing hot summers of St. Louis behind a gigantic stainless steel grill cooking hundreds of bratwurst, burgers, chicken and dogs….and loved every minute.
I’ve also always been an excellent student of other grillers. I love watching and am never too shy to ask questions. I watch what they do and how they do it – and if there’s something I don’t understand, I ask. I’ve learned a LOT this way.
After creating barbeque on my own for 15 years, there is very little I enjoy more than helping others increase their confidence at the grill, and produce a better final product. I’ve dried out and burned hundreds of pounds of meat along the way (God bless my family for so often being my guinea pigs as I kept trying), but also learned valuable lessons and skills through experimentation that I want to share with you.