Porkus Delicti

Eating Bad BBQ is a Crime

About Me

Hey there! I’m Tommy, and welcome to my site. Let me start out by telling you what I’m not. I’m not a pitmaster. I’m not a restaurant owner. I’m not a chef. I’m not an award winning competition barbecue master.

I’m just me. Just a guy. A guy who loves barbecue. I love to create it. I love to eat it. I really love to read and talk about it. Most of all, I love to help other people get started out with barbecue.

I’m that guy at the office. The one people go to when they want to talk about barbecue and cooking. The one they run to tell when there’s a meat sale somewhere (that’s one of my favorite parts about being me!). I’m the one they come to when they want to learn how to make the delicious things I bring in from time to time.

That’s what led me to create this page in the first place. I love to teach. I’ve always been that way. I figured what better way to get my thoughts, opinions, and recommendations out there. I just never did it before because of all the things I’m not (see above). Now I’m doing it because of all the things I am. Experienced, patient, smart, and a lover of all things barbecue.

I may not be all those things I listed above, but I’m pretty damn good at this. I hope you enjoy your stay here, and I hope you learn something…or at least get some tasty ideas. Keep smoking!

Recent Posts


3-2-1 Ribs

In my mind, there's nothing better than a perfect barbecue rib. Everybody has their own opinions of what makes a perfect rib, and they're all absolutely right. Don't ever let anybody tell you otherwise. If you're newer to barbecue, there's a good chance that you've...



Top Brands Of Charcoal

If you read my introductory guide to charcoal, you already know that I love lump charcoal for grilling and briquettes for smoking. But Tommy...there are so many brands out there...it's scary! Which ones should I use? Fear not, as I am here to tell you which brands of...


Pig Shots! (Picture-heavy)

Pig shots are one of the more wonderful things to come out of the world of barbecue, in my opinion. These are my favorite appetizer to make (even higher up than brisket rolls), and they're always a hit at parties. I tried to figure out where these originated, but I...