About Me

Kenyatta Robinson

My name is Kenyatta Robinson and my mission is to help you get better at making great tasting barbecue.

My interest in BBQ was sparked while listening to my father-in-law talk about how he would slow smoke his ribs for 7 or 8 hours to make fall off the bone tender. His ribs were better than any that I had ever tasted at a BBQ joint and it made me want to learn how to smoke my own.

In 2015, I purchased my first smoker – a Weber Smokey Mountain. Using it taught me lessons about the correlation of fire management to good smoke flavored food and it fed my passion for BBQ.

I started the Backyard SmokeMaster BBQ channel on YouTube in 2018 to encourage and support the growing community of backyard barbecue enthusiasts. As I learned, I began to share my BBQ journey, cooking techniques and recipes with my viewers. I added a stick burner, drum smokers, kettles, a pellet grill, a flattop and a fryer to my outdoor cooking space.

In 2022 I started a podcast to conduct deeper discussions about BBQ with guests who are also passionate about BBQ and with my followers.

BBQ not only provides me with a sense of joy and accomplishment, it also serves as a way for me to express my love for the people that I care about.

Hopefully you will see something here, on the Backyard SmokeMaster BBQ YouTube channel or hear something on the podcast that will inspire you to give outdoor BBQ a try.

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