Sunday, October 26, 2014

Big Fat Daddy's Tour For Grilling Gurus

Big Fat Daddys Grilling Museum and Industrial Tour


This Just In!

Big Fat Daddy's has joined the York Pennsylvania Convention and Visitor's Bureau.  But that's not all.  The secret is out, we are a 2015 Visit York Pennsylvania Factory Tour Stop!  Many people do not realize Pennsylvania is the Factory Tour Capital of the World, housing old businesses and highlighting industry. We are one of the rare Mom and Pop tour stops which highlights grilling and barbecue!   As you may or may not know, Big Fat Daddy's roots are strong in Baltimore, but after three decades in Maryland we made the move to PA several years ago!

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The 3000 square foot compound used to be home to a construction company and land developer.


We now call this "The Compound", a 3000 sq foot 3 Acre compound in the cornfields of Northern York, Pennsylvania. Herein is our licensed kitchen facility,  event warehouses, Pitmaster Playground, and office space.   It's where Wayne plays hard and works hard. For the tour, we've also been working our grilling museum, which will incorporate vintage meat history,  antiques, and education on rubs, woods, and smoking.

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Get an inside look and history of Big Fat Daddy's


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We also give a brief history on the meat packing industry !


The BASIC TOUR is by appointment only and lasts up to 30 minutes.


  • A tour of the Wall of Fame and Big Fat Daddy's history. Many of these articles, awards and trophies have been off limit to the public, until now.
  • A complete tour of the facility to see where it all takes place, to see a real "Pitmaster's Playground."
  • A tour of the "Grilling Museum" which includes information and Wayne's collection of Vintage Goodies, mainly on the history of meat packing industry from Swift & Company to spices and dry rubs with C.F. Sauer--for this education part of the tour, chances are you will learn a little something!
  • All Tourists over the age of 10 will receive a free spice sample from our partners C.F.Sauer to take home and enjoy!  They will also receive recipes and coupons.
  • You can also purchase the tours as gifts on Etsy here.
 The cost to all is $5.00 per person for the basic tour.  Stipulations: 10 and under are free and all children must be accompanied by an adult.   ***All proceeds of the basic tour will be donated to Bell Family Shelter at the end of the year. 

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Bell Shelter thanks Big Fat Daddy's, for fundraising efforts.  Pic: Bell Socialization


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Learn the importance of rubbing your meat.
Want the VIP Treatment ? *We will be doing VIP Tours, where you get the basic tour, plus more bonuses including the items in red:
  • A tour of the Wall of Fame and Big Fat Daddy's history. Many of these articles, awards and trophies have been off limit to the public, until now.
  • A complete tour of the facility to see where it all takes place, to see a real "Pitmaster's Playground."
  • Get to meet Wayne and rack his brain on anything BBQ related.  
  • Wayne will also prepare a sample for your to taste, of something he's recently cooked or grilled. You never know if this will be pork, beef, chicken, ribs or maybe his Food Network featured Crab Dip?
  • A tour of the "Grilling Museum" which includes information and Wayne's collection of Vintage Goodies, mainly on the history of meat packing industry from Swift & Company to spices and dry rubs with C.F. Sauer--for this education part of the tour, chances are you will learn a little something!
  • Additional education on smoking woods--what kinds Wayne uses and how. See the different types - logs, dust, chunks.  More in depth information on dry rubbing and injection methods for meats.
  • All tourists will receive a free spice sample from our partners C.F.Sauer to take home and enjoy!  They will also receive recipes and coupons.
  • A $15 coupon off a future Pitmaster Class. 
  • You can also purchase the tours as gifts on Etsy here.
These tours last about an hour, and are by strict appointment only. They are $25 per person, of which ***$5 from each tourist will be donated to Bell Family Shelter at the end of the year.  VIP Tours may take place seven days a week in the off season, but most of these tours will take place on weekdays in the Summer due to Wayne's hectic schedule of having to do fairs and festivals on weekends.



More information: Here on the Grilling Museum Page , or Factory Tour Page

To Set Up a Tour: Call Cindy 410-908-9241 or 717-793-2124  

To Buy A Gift Tour for Someone Else: Visit our Big Fat Daddy's Online Store Or Purchase from Etsy here.
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We had fun visiting Flinchbaugh's Orchard, who is another member of the York CVB.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Coolest Steak Branding Irons

Steak Branding Irons
Great idea by AvidSportGear
Generally speaking, I see a lot of products on Kickstarter or sites like GoFundMe for grillmasters and barbecue lovers that are crazy.  However, I have to say, this one, is brilliant.  Little branding irons for your steaks.  You simply attach the plate to the pole, heat it up on your barbecue pit and brand your steak! 
The branding iron for the lacrosse lovers....from AvidSportGear.com
There are plenty of selections that will become available should this project get backed, and I hope it does as I know a lot of pitmasters who may use these at home or for gift ideas. Even restaurants could use them to brand their steak on holidays, like this one:
 
Steak Branding Iron for Restaurants or Home Use
Steak Branding Iron would be great in Restaurant!   Project here
This item is a must have for the griller who wants everything, but the project hasn't been fully funded yet.   Vinh Nguyen is  the founder of  Avid Sport Gear who has years of experience in manufacturing and reverse engineering, design and passion for bringing these coolest branding irons to the homefront. .

They need your help here funding their coolest steak branding irons.  GO SEE THE PROJECT ON KICKSTARTER NOW


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