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


Ain’t No Thing But A Chicken Wing

It's football season, folks! I'm a huge NFL fan, and I'm also a huge wing fan. Seeing as how this past Sunday was opening weekend for the NFL, I decided to enjoy both! I (surprisingly) don't do wings on the smoker all that often. I prefer to do them in the oven...


(Not So) Definitive Guide To Smokers

One of the questions I get asked most often is, "Which smoker should I buy?" While I understand asking the question (there are a ton of options, and it can be overwhelming), unfortunately there isn't an easy answer to that question.  In fact, my typical response is to...


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Honey Garlic Dry Rub

This is a more recent rub that I came up with over time. It was inspired by a store-bought rub that I enjoyed, but felt it was lacking something. This is a great go-to rub for pork and chicken. Not so much for beef, but you can't solve everything with one dry rub!   1...