Memphis team tries to break Guinness World Record for longest barbecue

Memphis team tries to break Guinness World Record for longest barbecue

Memphis team tries to break Guinness World Record for longest barbecue

Rob Stukenborg and Addison Forsdick aren’t quite sure when the idea of ​​having a barbecue for 48 hours straight occurred to them, but they think it had something to do with the May Memphis world championships barbecue cooking contest.

And they did not sit well at all that the current Guinness World Record for the longest team barbecue marathon (40 hours and 53 minutes) is held in Italy. So Friday at 8 a.m., they went on a mission with friends to pull that record out of the water and grill straight through until 8 a.m. Sunday.

“It seemed like the easiest world record to hit,” Stukenborg said. “It’s not that it’s easy.”

Cooking temperature is checked on a slab of pork belly as Robert Hammons and Addison Forsdick attempt to break the world record for longest time spent barbecue by cooking meat for 48 hours straight, from 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Sunday.

“It’s not easy,” said Forsdick, who at the time was at the 27th hour behind the smoker. He and his barbecue partner Robert Hammons are unable to deliver the grill tongs or the record attempt is null and void.

“It’s definitely not easy, now that we’ve been in for 27 hours,” Stukenborg said.

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