Eric “Bubba” Burkhart 1 On 1 Competition Training Raffle

American Royal Grand Champion Eric Burkhart has been gracious enough to donate his time and knowledge to help raise money for The St. Louis BBQ Society’s Team Of The Year.


The individual who wins this raffle will have the chance of a lifetime to work side by side with an American Royal Grand Champion at a live competition. You will be able to see every process, recipe, technique, and timeline that Eric uses in a true competition atmosphere. There are teams all over the country getting calls and winning trophies from taking Eric’s class but be the first to learn as his right-hand man.


The St. Louis BBQ Society will be selling tickets online and at SLBS events till May 30 and we will draw a winner on Facebook live on May 31 at 5:30pm CST. You must be able to work with Eric to pick a contest that works for both parties and possibly travel to an event near St. Louis or Columbia, MO.



Eric’s BBQ Accolades

  • 2007 American Royal Grand Champion with 3 top 10 calls (7th chicken, 3rd ribs, 3rd pork)
  • 2008 Jack Daniels Invitational 1st Brisket
  • 2010 American Royal Invitational 5th Chicken 1st brisket
  • 2011 American Royal Open 19th Ribs, 5th Pork, 10th Brisket, 4th Overall
  • Countless GC’c, RGC’s, category wins, and top 10 calls
  • Converted 2 vegetarians to meat eaters(HAHA)
  • Every class has created a first time GC
  • Multiple top SLBS teams are former students

Hunsaker Vortex BBQ Smoker – Charity Raffle

Help us raise funds for the many charities that St. Louis BBQ Society donates to.  We are selling raffle tickets for the popular Hunsaker Vortex BBQ Smoker.

Hunsaker Vortex BBQ Smokers are manufactured to be the best drum smoker on the market. The smoker is designed to cook both hot & fast or low & slow style cooking. Competition smokers and homeowners are realizing the benefits of cooking on a Hunsaker Smoker and enjoying the delicious barbecue that is produced.

Hunsaker Vortex BBQ Smoker

  • Powder coated in Gloss Black. Powder coat offers superior durability compared to regular paint.
  • Fully assembled
  • Unique sliding foot control air intake system controls the temperature inside the smoker.
  • Locking swivel caster allows for moving the smoker in all directions.
  • Two over-sized 8″ rear wheels makes it easy to transport smoker over rough terrain.
  • Vortex charcoal basket system helps ensure even air flow into the fire while spinning the air inside the smoker to ensure a consistent temperature throughout the smoker.
  • Adjustable grill rack system gives you the control to set your desired cooking height within the smoker.
  • One heavy duty food grate.
  • Floating hinge lid system is the hassle free way to deal with the lid. Simply raise the lid up and it will stay in place and then lower the lid to seal the smoker.
  • Thermometer mounted in the exhaust stack so a accurate temperature can be read easily and the placement helps minimize potential damage to the thermometer.

The retail value of the smoker is:  $749.00

Tickets are (1 for$10.00) or (3 for $25.00) and may be purchased at every St. Louis BBQ Society event until the drawing at Crazy Bowl.   Tickets may also be purchased through Robin Brown by email at or by mobile phone 314-229-6325.


Purchase Single Tickets Online


Purchase (3-Pack) Tickets Online


The winner must be able to pick up their prize in the St. Louis Metro area.