Americas Fastest Growing BBQ Company Launches “Can You Grill It?” Video Series

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Pork Barrel BBQ Debuts First Episode Featuring Apple’s New iPad

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“As culinary artists we love to be at the cutting edge of cuisine and with the launch of “Can You Grill It?” we are prepared to take molecular gastronome to the next level.” ~ Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ.

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Pork Barrel BBQ, the company who dazzled America’s noses with last summer’s blockbuster hit barbeque-scented fragrance, Que, today debuted a new YouTube video series designed to answer the age old question “Can You Grill It?” ( Starting today, the country’s most innovative barbecue industry moguls will be firing up their grill to test the grill-ability of popular consumer products.

From the entrepreneurial minds that brought their national award winning barbecue sauce to ABC’s hit reality show, Shark Tank, comes a new take on viral videos designed for curious epicureans, grilling enthusiasts, tech geeks, fashionistas, pyromaniacs, pitmasters and the everyday guys and gals who enjoy backyard BBQ’s.

Grill masters Heath Hall and Brett Thompson will attempt to satisfy their curiosities by grilling what no sane griller has dared to grill before. The first episode of “Can You Grill It?” features a flame test of Apple’s latest iPad.

“As culinary artists we love to be at the cutting edge of cuisine and with the launch of “Can You Grill It?” we are prepared to take molecular gastronome to the next level,” said Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “To kick the “Can You Grill It?” series off we asked the question on everyone’s mind – Can You Grill a new Apple iPad? – the hottest product on the market today.”

The first episode of “Can You Grill It?” explores recent consumer issues related to Apple’s new iPad getting too hot to handle. To see if there is any truth to these overheating issues watch the video here to see the Can You Grill It team test the new iPad’s tendencies to overheat quickly.

“Your average product reviewers test new products and report on their findings – the products pros and cons, where the manufacturer exceeded expectations or delivered disappointments,” said Hall. “Consumer Reports, TechCrunch, and other product reviewers have always been curious about how products stand up to extreme temperatures, but have failed to take the important quality control step of seeing if you can actually grill the product. We are literally grilling products over a charcoal fire and revealing to everyone on video exactly what happens to these products when they are grilled.”

If you have an idea for a product you’d like to see the Can You Grill It team test on “Can You Grill It?” share your ideas with them by email at, or by posting your ideas on the Can You Grill It Facebook ( or Twitter page (@CanYouGrillIt).

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About Heath Hall and Brett Thompson
Since founding Pork Barrel BBQ in 2009, Hall and Thompson have become the barbecue industry’s most-watched entrepreneurs and continue to earn support from avid barbecue fans with their top-ranked Pork Barrel BBQ Blog and as the number one most followed BBQ company on twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).

Hall and Thompson have expanded their business from creating BBQ sauces and spice rubs in their home kitchens to selling award-winning BBQ products in over 4,000 stores across America including Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Safeway and Costco. Their inaugural cookbook, the free Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating, received praise from food and sports fans across America, and their sauces have won numerous awards and was recently named to the list of Best Sauce in America by Country Living Magazine and one of the “125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine.

In 2011, Pork Barrel BBQ debuted a specialty BBQ-flavored peanut with FERIDIES, added Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce to their line of sauces, introduced the world’s first barbeque scented fragrance – Que, continued to earn top awards on the professional barbecue circuit, and opened the first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. In the first quarter of 2012, the company has debuted Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce, made an appearance on a follow-up segment of ABC’s Shark Tank, and now debuts the “Can You Grill It” YouTube video series.

For more information about Pork Barrel BBQ, visit and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog.

About Pork Barrel BBQ
Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis to prove that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that if you had a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American Dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states. Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of BBQ, and bring bipartisan flavor to your next meal. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team entered its first contest, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, in June 2009, and walked away with two trophies – Second Place in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest. Since then, the team has won multiple awards, including the 2011 Perdue National Chicken Championship, the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in 2011, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).

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