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Myron's Class (Pic Heavy)

Just got home from Myron Mixon's BBQ school this past weekend. It was a blast! Class started on Friday night at his house - basically a meet and greet - with good southern fried chicken, hush puppies, and slaw. On Saturday we focused on prepping whole hog, wagyu briskets, pork butts, chicken, and ribs. Myron would share some knowledge, show the technique, and then send us off to try it out.

His team cooked all the meats (about 1,000 lbs of it) on Saturday night and Sunday we ate it all. I probably gained 5 pounds over the weekend but it was totally worth it.

One of the highlights for me, besides meeting Myron, was getting to chat with his right hand man TJ. TJ is an old timer that has probably forgotten more about BBQ than I know. 

Bottom line - fun experience, learned a lot, and would recommend it to any of my Egghead friends.


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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,534
    That sounds awesome. Gotta look into that.
    Dunedin, FL
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,099
    Looks like a good time- learn anything you want to share?
    Greensboro, NC
  • phoenix007phoenix007 Posts: 49
    @Wolfpack - it was awesome man. The first thing we did when we got there was sign a non-disclosure agreement (I'm serious).


  • ArbucklejArbucklej Posts: 90
    wow....that is the only thing I do not like about Mixon. He is so special he can't share secrets....bs make your money and move on
  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    SWMBO and I just finished episode 3 of BBQ Pitmasters (S1) on Netflix. That's the one where the Piablo guy steals Myron's muffin pan chicken technique.

    Ball Ground, GA

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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 558
    edited July 2013
    @Wolfpack - it was awesome man. The first thing we did when we got there was sign a non-disclosure agreement (I'm serious).


    Glad you had fun, but I think I'd have told him to go "have fun" with himself and demanded my money back plus gas money for the trip home.  Seems way over the top and seriously egotistical to me for a lot of reasons.  If you don't want people to know what you're doing, then don't teach people while charging an arm and a leg to do it. 

    Watching and listening to him, can't say it's surprising in the least......

    LBGE

    Cedar table w/granite top

    Ceramic Grillworks two-tier swing rack

    Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer

  • rockinarrockinar Posts: 3
    Looks to be about 29~ people in that class. At $750 a head, that's $21,750 in his pocket for 2 days work. Not bad. 
  • rockinarrockinar Posts: 3
    Why would he make you sign a NDA? He tells all in his books already. Unlessssssss......his books are all lies.
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,391
    Wow that's a great experience!  It sounds like you had a good time.  I was going to sign up for Myron's or Johnny Trigg's class, but then Chris Capell from Dizzy Pig started a competition class this past April.  I was unable to attend because of my oldest nieces wedding, but I will be attending the one in November.  I'm excited to learn from Chris as all of his teams cooking is done on egg's.  I also like the fact that Chris limits his class size to 15 for a little more one on one time.

    Mike 

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 337

    I've seen some discussion lately about the difference between competition BBQ and every day BBQ.  The difference I've picked up on is that competition BBQ has intense flavors, meant to impress judges who only have one or two bites.  Did you focus on competition type prep, or just every day, this-is-awesome-eats BBQ?

    Also, how many times did he say the word "damn"?  I'd put the over/under somewhere around 500 for a two-day class.

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • HavasuTomHavasuTom Posts: 13
    A link to Myron's rib recipe as posted from a Good Morning America episode.

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=13800607

    Lake Havasu, Arizona 

    Size does matter - XL BGE

     

     

  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 1,518
    henapple said:
    I'm glad you had a great time. Sounds like fun. It does bother me that he'll share his secrets for money but it ends there. When i joined thisfforum I was amazed how people shared secrets. Most folks find a winner and set on it. I'm sure mixon knows a lot about bbq competition buy I'd rather drink beer with friends in Salado eating brisket cooked by Centex. Again... Glad you had fun. I'd do it too if I could.
    You were waxing poetic until you got to the Centex brisket part.  That guy's a hack!!!

    Cincinnati, Ohio
    "Ain't nobody gonna find ya, unless you get yourself lost."
  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,599
    rockinar said:
    Why would he make you sign a NDA? He tells all in his books already. Unlessssssss......his books are all lies.
    I was wondering that too; the book reads like he's not hiding anything.  
    Phoenix007, have you read his book before attending the class?  I'd be curious as to whether he does include extra tricks in his class... 
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  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 653
    henapple said:
    I'm glad you had a great time. Sounds like fun. It does bother me that he'll share his secrets for money but it ends there. When i joined thisfforum I was amazed how people shared secrets. Most folks find a winner and set on it. I'm sure mixon knows a lot about bbq competition buy I'd rather drink beer with friends in Salado eating brisket cooked by Centex. Again... Glad you had fun. I'd do it too if I could.

    I'll spring for the first case just to hear you guys tell your stories.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • GaryLangeGaryLange Posts: 217
    edited July 2013
    GQuiz said:
    henapple said:
    I'm glad you had a great time. Sounds like fun. It does bother me that he'll share his secrets for money but it ends there. When i joined thisfforum I was amazed how people shared secrets. Most folks find a winner and set on it. I'm sure mixon knows a lot about bbq competition buy I'd rather drink beer with friends in Salado eating brisket cooked by Centex. Again... Glad you had fun. I'd do it too if I could.

    I'll spring for the first case just to hear you guys tell your stories.
    He does BBQ for a living so him charging for the class and his ideas and methods is expected. I talk with Jim Butler from Party Q who is 5th in the Memphis BBQ Network right now and ate some awesome BBQ from him Saturday. He was trying a new Rub and glaze.
  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 826
    +1 Gary.

    Books are copyrighted materials, so if someone lifts it, he has recourse.  Myron is one of the best known names in BBQ, I'm not surprised he's trying to protect himself from someone opening a Myron based BBQ class.  Plus - I think it's a bit of a marketing gimmick.. you really feel he's letting you in on the secrets.

    Sounds like a cool class.. lots of different styles and meats.  I'd love it.
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    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • phoenix007phoenix007 Posts: 49
    I would say that 70% was material covered in his books, 30% was new stuff. With that said, there are a lot of tips and tricks that you learn just from listening to him go through his process. And - you can ask as many questions as you want. Most of the new stuff I learned was about process and technique (i.e. how to prep a hog, etc).

    Totally agree with you guys about sharing info. Don't worry - a lot of what I learned will come out indirectly when I comment on forum posts. ;)

    There is a HUGE difference between competition cooking and everyday cooking. For competitions, all of the flavors are turned way up (punch of salt, lots of sweet, etc.). I experienced that with Myron's cooking. Tastes awesome for the first two bites but then it's almost too rich. 


  • phoenix007phoenix007 Posts: 49
    @SaltySam - you'll appreciate this. His opening comment to the class was, and I quote, "Anybody who says the don't like winning hasn't won a damn thing"
  • GaryLangeGaryLange Posts: 217
    I have his book and it is a good read for sure. I ave learned from it and done some cooks based on the advice. They turned out good and made the wife happy which is the soul purpose of my cooking other then I like BBQ.
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