Stiles Switch: Austin, TX152
with Mike Johnston
Austin just keeps getting better. Meet pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick (pictured below) of Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew - what a welcoming dude! I have to say, this was the stop where I learned the most about barbecuing so far. Don't get me wrong, the other places have taught me so much, but Lance really got into the details. It was amazing how generous he was. Check out Lance's 'Cue Tip (it's #8) for a taste of the insight I got.
The beef ribs were my favorite here...great chewy bark on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside. The jalapeño cheddar sausage is hard to beat, and his tips for cooking turkey as juicy as theirs are ones I can't wait to put to the test. Thanks to Shane Stiles, the owner, for giving us a full access experience! #chasingbbq
|Lead pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick (left) and Mike (right).|