Izzy Wofford

Faith, Family, and the Fire

Journey from Southwest Missouri to Mastering Central Texas-Style BBQ

First and foremost, I am a Christian, husband, and father to six amazing kids. Born and raised in southwest Missouri, my family spent a lot of time outdoors camping, fishing, hiking, and grilling. I have always enjoyed grilling for family and friends, but in 2016, I set out to learn barbecue. I really loved the Central Texas style of barbecue and wanted to learn how to create it myself. Barbecue takes time and effort, but when done right, there’s literally nothing better! In 2019, I began capturing that content and sharing it on Instagram, and my love for barbecue grew even more. I love learning and trying new techniques. The only way to make good barbecue is to make plenty of bad barbecue.
Favorite Activity:
Spending time with my family, getting outdoors, exploring, hiking, fishing, hunting, and of course BBQ!
Favorite Recipes:
Beef Ribs
Fun Fact:
I love listing to Christian Rap
Branson, MO


Char-Griller Product of Choice


My go-to grill is the AKORN JR. I can't resist the convenience and flavor-packed experience of kamado-cooking with the Char-Griller AKORN Jr. Kamado Charcoal Grill. It's the perfect companion for on-the-go grilling. Boasting optimal fuel efficiency and unmatched cooking versatility, it excels in high-heat searing and low-temperature smoking. Additionally, this grill comes standard with a grill grate lifter, steel side shelves, cast iron cooking grates and a removable stainless steel warming rack. This barbecue grill ensures that I can enjoy deliciously grilled food for years to come.

Featured Recipe

Sweet n Spicy Coffee Wings

Indulge your taste buds in a culinary symphony with our Sweet and Spicy Coffee Wings. A delectable fusion of bold flavors, these wings are coated in a tantalizing glaze that perfectly balances the rich essence of coffee with the sweetness of caramelized sugars and a hint of fiery spice. The result is a delightful harmony of savory and sweet notes, creating a memorable culinary experience that will leave you craving more.

Char-Griller Q&A with Izzy Wofford

Did you uprbinging in Missouri influence yout outdoor interest and activities?
Yes, growing up in Branson meant a lot of time outdoors with the entire family. Camping, fishing, and grilling with my family heavily influenced my love for barbecuing
When did you interest in barbecue begin, ans what specif style captivated you?
In 2016, I decided to learn the ways of barbecue, particularly inspired by the Central Texas style. I aimed to master the art of creating that distinct style of BBQ
Izzy wearing a cap
How has your journey with barbecue evolved, and when did you start sharing your content?
In 2016, I started capturing and sharing my BBQ content on Instagram. This marked a point where my love for BBQ grew even more, emphasizing my passion for learning and trying new techniques.
What is your perspective on the process of making barbecue, and how has it shaped your approach?
BBQ takes time and effort, but when its's done right, there's nothing better! My willingness to learn and try new techniques adds a dynamic flavor to every grilling session.
Finally, what's your favorite grilling activity?
My favorite grilling activity has to be mastering the art of Central Texas-style barbecue. The challenge of perfecting the slow and low technique, coupled with the rich flavors and aromas that envelop the outdoor setting, creates an experience like no other. Whether it's brisket, ribs, or pulled pork, the process of crafting authentic barbecue demands time, effort, and a genuine love for the craft. Every grilling session is an opportunity to learn, experiment, and elevate my skills. It's not just about the end result; it's about the journey and the joy of creating something truly exceptional for my family and friends.

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