Summer is finally heating up and we're going to celebrate with a BBQ contest! And when we say BBQ, we're talking cooking food low & slow on the BBQ, not grilling which high heat. So if you think you're the master of fire and how to cook with it, then put up your best Instructables for the Low & Slow BBQ contest!

We're looking for recipes, techniques, and even ways to build your own BBQ. Just make sure to take plenty of mouth-watering photos and provide helpful text so others can follow in your footsteps. Impress us and you'll win a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker and a signed copy of Low & Slow BBQ to ensure that your BBQ reign continues.

To help us out this time we're going to have an expert judge, Gary Wiviott, select the winners. Wiviott has just released his own book on the topic, Low & Slow BBQ, based on years and years of experience.

Gary Wiviott is a barbecue life coach. From the popular online tutorial that started it all to his lively cooking demonstrations and teaching diehards how to set up a smoker in Chicago's notoriously brutal winter weather, he is committed to spreading the gospel of low and slow barbecue.

Now get to it and let's see some great food!
Multiple entries are allowed, but each user can only win one prize.
International entries are allowed for this contest, but the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker can only be shipped within the U.S.

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The Low & Slow BBQ Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

11 Prizes

Grand Prize<br />(1 winner)

18.5" Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker

Signed copy of Low & Slow BBQ by Gary Wiviott.

Also, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner-Up<br />(10 winners)

Signed copy of Low & Slow BBQ by Gary Wiviott.

Also, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jul 15, 2009 and Aug 23, 2009 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Low &amp; Slow BBQ Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.