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Eric Stuart

October 25, 2019

Eric Stuart

Eric Stuart has a passion for BBQ. Using his smokers, Stuart creates meals for family and friends while exploring the wide variety of methods and flavors available through barbecuing. A bail bondsman by trade, Stuart also takes advantage of living in the southern Appalachian mountains spending time with his family outside and hunting in season. During football season, Stuart times his barbecuing to allow him to kick back and enjoy the games.
When did you first get into BBQ?
Well, growing up we always grilled out on the weekends and I guess it started from there. I really started getting into using the smokers back in late 2016 and early 2017.
What drew you to it?
The awesome foods and being able to play with all the different flavor profiles.
And what is your favorite flavor profile?
I personally enjoy the sweet rubs with a spicy sauce, so sweet heat.
When you are getting ready to BBQ, what are your must-haves?
Oh man, my must haves? That would have to be a good pair of tongs, Whiskey Bent BBQ rubs, my DemerBox for the tunes, and I’m pretty much set.
What is your favorite thing to BBQ?
Tough question, but I’m gonna say pulled pork. So many dishes can be made from it; it’s very versatile.
What do you like to make with pulled pork?
Oh man, pizza, nachos, quesadillas, just to name a few. The pizza and nachos are my top 2.
Where is your hometown? And how does it influence your passion for BBQ?
I live in Jasper, Georgia, it’s about sixty-five miles north of Atlanta. It’s a small town, maybe 5,000 people, lying in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. There’s not really a whole lot going on or much to do without traveling, so it gives me time to continue to practice and try to perfect my recipes.
How does BBQ enrich your life?
Honestly, we’ve become spoiled as a family. We used to love to go out and have dinner, but now we stay in and eat a lot better. I enjoy the feeling of feeding great food to family and friends—seeing their reactions and hearing them talk about it.
What is one thing you've learned about BBQ that surprised you?
How big the BBQ community is; it’s mind-blowing how many people have an interest in it.
Do you have any advice for folks who are interested in BBQ?
Don’t rush it—take your time and trust the process. Good BBQ comes from bad BBQ.

Follow Eric @beardedbeastbbq



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Size + Capacity Guide

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COOLER LITERS WEIGHT EXTERIOR INTERIOR BASE
CANS
ICE RETENTION
LBS
L x W x H
L x W x H
L x W 2:1 RATIO Days

Sling

8.5 7.90 18.30" x 7.50" x 7.50" 14.60" x 5.90" x 5.90" 7.50" x 7.50" 12 1
Backpack Cooler

13 Upper

5.4 Lower

9.30 12.10" x 7.10" x 21.70" 10.60" x 5.10" x 5.30" 12.10" x 7.10 6 1
12-Can Soft Cooler 12.3 3 14.00" x 7.50" x 12.00" 12.00" x 6.00" x 7.00" 14.00" x 7.50" 12 1
24-Can Soft Cooler 23.66 5
17.00" x 13.50" x 10.00"
15.00" x 8.50" x 8.00"
17.00" 13.50" 24 2
48-Can Soft Cooler 47.32 8 20.00" x 13.00" x 16.00"
19.00" x 10.50" x 10.00"
20.00" x 13.00" 48 3
IM 20QT 19 12.52 18.80" x 12.60" x 17.70" 12 x 6.70" x 14.10" 13.75" x 8.30" 15 Up to 2

ROTO

20QT*

19 16
20.12" x 15.07" x 14.12" 
14.75" x 10.00" x 8.75"
17" x 12.25" 15 2
30QT 31 21.67
25.30" x 19.00" x 18.50"
14.60" x 10.20" x 11.00"
19.50" x 14" 22 6

35QT*

33 32.16
26.41" x 20.00" x 18.75"
15.75" x 12.00" x 11.50"
20" x 16.75" 25 6-7
45QT* 43 35.95
29.66" x 20.00" x 19.25"
19.00" x 12.00" x 12.00"
35 7
50QT 50 26.39
30.00" x 20.30" x 20.40"
17.50" x 11.00" x 13.70"
22.50" x 14.50" 34 7-8
65QT* 62 48
37.16" x 20.00" x 19.75"
26.50" x 12.00" x 12.50"
40 8-9
70QT 68 33.29
36.00" x 20.30" x 21.00"
24.75" x  12.00" x 14.30" 
28.50" x 15.50" 46 9
95QT 90 51
37.75" x 20.00" x 24.88"
27.34" x 12.00" x 17.62"
32" x 17" 72 10+
150QT 142 66
44.88" x 25.00" x 24.38"
34.00" x 17.00" x 15.75"
39" x 22" 138 10+
250QT 237 92
61.13" x 27.50" x 27.50"
50.25" x 17.00" x 17.50"
258 10+
45QT Wheeled 43 37.25
29.66" x 20.00" x 19.25"
19.00" x 12.00" x 12.00"
28 7
55QT Wheeled 52 46.25
29.25" x 20.18" x 20.19"
20.00" x 12.00" x 14.25"
40 5
80QT Wheeled 76 49.50
42.88" x 20.75" x 20.25"
29.00" x 13.00" x 13.00"
58 9-10

*DISCONTINUED 

 

Ice Retention By Cooler Size

TUMBLER OUNCES BASE OF TUMBLER HEIGHT  LID MATERIAL
22 22 2.75" 8.25" 3.50" Stainless Steel
32 32
2.75"
10.50"
3.50"
Stainless Steel
BOTTLE OUNCES BASE OF BOTTLE HEIGHT

LID

W x H

MATERIAL OPENING
18 18 3.11" 9.63" 3.11" x 2.15" Stainless Steel 2.5"
32 32 3.62" 11"
3.11" x 2.15"
Stainless Steel
2.5"
64 64 4.57" 13.17"
3.11" x 2.15"
Stainless Steel
2.5"
x