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Bill Arnold - The Ledgendary "Blues Hog"

Bill Arnold is the man behind Blues Hog Barbecue Sauce. Raised by his grandmother just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, Bill’s passion for cooking came at an early age. Racing past the clothes hung on the line and down where the locals had gathered to make “squirrel stew,” a young Bill would watch as the hickory slabs were turned under the barrels and the “stew” was churned with a boat paddle.

PARAGRAPH ABOUT BILL AS A COMPETATOR
 
“One night at a cook, around two in the morning, I was headed to bed. Wasn’t asleep more than 10 minutes when someone runs in and shouted, “Bill! You need to cook the hog!” Someone had broughta dog over and it began to fight with another dog. Bailey, who was cooking, tried to separate them, but was bitten and lost his thumb! With Bailey rushed to the hospital, it was my duty to man the fire and turn the hog. Around the fire, a Yankee grabbed his fiddle and began to play, and as I swayed to the music, he said, “Look at that Blues Hog, flipping that hog! That’s when it stuck! Blues Hog Barbecue!
 
BILL DEVELOPING HIS SAUCES
 
We lost Bill in late 2021 after a 10 year battle with cancer. Bill was many things… loving father, mentor, veteran, and true BBQ legend! His charisma, ingenuity, and generosity set the tone for what the BBQ community is all about: embracing family and friends and promoting the enjoyment of barbecue. Bill's legacy lives on as the sauce created in his garage now spans shelves across the world.

Bill Arnold - The Ledgendary "Blues Hog"

Bill Arnold is the man behind Blues Hog Barbecue Sauce. Raised by his grandmother just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, Bill’s passion for cooking came at an early age. Racing past the clothes hung on the line and down where the locals had gathered to make “squirrel stew,” a young Bill would watch as the hickory slabs were turned under the barrels and the “stew” was churned with a boat paddle.

“One night at a cook, around two in the morning, I was headed to bed. Wasn’t asleep more than 10 minutes when someone runs in and shouted, “Bill! You need to cook the hog!” Someone had broughta dog over and it began to fight with another dog. Bailey, who was cooking, tried to separate them, but was bitten and lost his thumb! With Bailey rushed to the hospital, it was my duty to man the fire and turn the hog. Around the fire, a Yankee grabbed his fiddle and began to play, and as I swayed to the music, he said, “Look at that Blues Hog, flipping that hog! That’s when it stuck! Blues Hog Barbecue!
 
We lost Bill in late 2021 after a 10 year battle with cancer. Bill was many things… loving father, mentor, veteran, and true BBQ legend! His charisma, ingenuity, and generosity set the tone for what the BBQ community is all about: embracing family and friends and promoting the enjoyment of barbecue. Bill's legacy lives on as the sauce created in his garage now spans shelves across the world.

Tim Scheer - The Tallest Man in BBQ

Born and raised on a hog farm in New Haven, Missouri, where him and his wife, Terri, now raise their three beautiful daughters. While running his very own lanscaping buiness, Tim tried his hand at cooking in BBQ competitions at the age of 26. It didn't take long before Tim began cranking out wins under the team name Shake ‘N Bake BBQ. Over the years, Tim has collected...

36 GRAND CHAMPION TITLES
43 RESERVE GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES

2012 American Royal World Series of BBQ - Ribs Champion
2014 American Royal World Series of BBQ – Brisket Champion (180)
2016 American Royal World Series of BBQ – Reserve Grand Champion
2017 American Royal World Series of BBQ – Pork Champion
2016 Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational – Brisket Champion (180)
2019 Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational – Reserve Grand Champion
2015 Kansas City Barbecue Society – Rib Team of the Year
2016 Kansas City Barbecue Society – Pork Team of the Year
2017 Kansas City Barbecue Society – Reserve Grand Team of the Year
2019 Kansas City Barbecue Society World Invitational – Reserve Grand Champion
2020 Memphis in May BBQ Cooking Contest - World Champion in Pork Shoulder
AND MANY MORE!

In 2014, Tim developed and patented the Gateway Drum Smoker, a smoker company that is revolutionizing BBQ by cooking hot and fast. In 2015, Tim bought the rights to the Blues Hog brand and recipes from Bill Arnold. In 2021, Tim returned to his farming roots, establishing Marble Ridge Farms, a wagyu cattle and mangalitsa pig farm, selling the highest quality meats on the market.

SOMETHING MORE TYING BACK TO BLUES HOG AND THE FUTURE OF BLUES HOG

Tim Scheer - The Tallest Man in BBQ

Born and raised on a hog farm in New Haven, Missouri, Tim and his wife, Terri, now raise their three daughters just up the road from the family farm. Tim began cooking in BBQ competitions at the age of 26 and it didn't take long before he began cranking out wins under the team name Shake ‘N Bake BBQ. Over the years, Tim has collected...

36 GRAND CHAMPION TITLES
43 RESERVE GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES

2012 American Royal World Series of BBQ - Ribs Champion
2014 American Royal World Series of BBQ – Brisket Champion (180)
2016 American Royal World Series of BBQ – Reserve Grand Champion
2017 American Royal World Series of BBQ – Pork Champion
2016 Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational – Brisket Champion (180)
2019 Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational – Reserve Grand Champion
2015 Kansas City Barbecue Society – Rib Team of the Year
2016 Kansas City Barbecue Society – Pork Team of the Year
2017 Kansas City Barbecue Society – Reserve Grand Team of the Year
2019 Kansas City Barbecue Society World Invitational – Reserve Grand Champion
2020 Memphis in May BBQ Cooking Contest - World Champion in Pork Shoulder
AND MANY MORE!

In 2014, Tim developed and patented the Gateway Drum Smoker, revolutionizing BBQ by cooking "Hot 'n Fast." In 2015, Tim bought Blues Hog from Bill Arnold, expanding his growing BBQ brand. And in 2021, Tim returned to his farming roots, establishing Marble Ridge Farms, a wagyu cattle and mangalitsa pig farm, selling the highest quality meats on the market.