Now Casting!

1 Jul

FilmingInProgressWould you like to appear on our new show and learn about the Business of Barbecue™ from Mike, Amy, and the 1-7 crew? We’re looking for all kinds of people – from starry-eyed dreamers and chefs who’d like to learn about smoke to couples starting a business together and seasoned professionals looking for a few new tips and tricks. Email amy at 17bbq dot come and tell us about yourself and why you’d like to be part of the fun. The show will be filmed in Murphysboro and you must be available for several days at the end of July. We can promise a ton of fun and lots of learning!

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18 Responses to “Now Casting!”

  1. Steven Rosas July 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    The only thing I like more than the grill and smoker, is the happy faces of those who share the meals with me. I would love to smile for the camara and have a pretty fun personality that comes from years if selling women’s shoes. I am available as I have been out of work for a few months and something like this will be a lot of fun.

  2. Mike Panfil July 2, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    I’ve been bbqing for about 15 yrs. Had an old Brinkman offset the entire time. Have tried, or at least attempted an entire range of ideas. Recently I purchased a new Lang 36 Hybrid deluxe and have upped my game. I firmly believe through my years of experience that honing ones skills on basics and then acquiring quality equipment will help advance a pit masters skills to an entirely new level of yummy goodness. Always learnig and picking up pointers along the way is what the journey is all about

  3. mike July 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    Where do we sign up!


  4. michael felts July 3, 2014 at 10:05 am #

    love grilling…starting to smoke a lot on my new pit barrel smoker and would love to learn tricks of the trade to master the smoker

  5. Danielle Ware July 3, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    I most certainly would like to be on your show! Cooking and baking are my life and 2 years ago I entered the realm of BBQ’ing, smoking and grilling. Please consider me!

  6. Gene Powell July 7, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    Anybody know the deadline for the casting?

    • amills July 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

      We were OVERWHELMED with responses and CoolFire is choosing the cast now. You can still send in an email by tomorrow.

      • Gene Powell July 7, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

        Thanks for the quick reply and I do imagine y’all were swamped. I sent an email a few days ago. Is there a way to verify that submissions were received? I got a non-delivery on the first submission but I think the second went okay. At least I didn’t get anything back anyway. I’d hate to miss a chance like this over a typo. Thanks again!

        • amills July 7, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

          Yes, yours was received! We’ve had well over a hundred responses … and many from people who don’t read instructions! We’re unable to respond to them personally. I forwarded everything to the production company; they’re making the decisions. I don’t have details on a timeline, but I’ll post about it once I know! Thanks for sending in your nice, detailed inquiry!

          • Gene Powell July 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

            Thanks so much for confirming that. That’s at least a small weight off my shoulders! Now the wait begins… Have a good one!

  7. Terri Kandell July 9, 2014 at 6:39 am #

    Hi Amy,
    I know you have a million people contacting you. I sent you an email back when I first got it, but wanted to be sure you got mine. Ok is that as clear as mud. How can I be sure you got my email? We would love to come down to Murphysboro…to our favorite BBQ and be part of the fun. It may have come in at or
    It has be a fun talk around our house (the starry eyed thing) just to be part of something like this.
    Please just let me know if you got my email.
    Terri &jerry Kandell

    • amills July 9, 2014 at 8:33 am #

      So many emails I cannot even begin to respond. All have been forwarded to the production company. Yours was received! Thank you!

      • Terri July 11, 2014 at 6:42 am #

        Thank you , I appreciate your checking. Enjoy today.

  8. dave conti July 18, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    HI Amy, any time-line when they will contact the ‘Chosen’ Ones?

    • amills July 18, 2014 at 9:28 am #

      I believe they’ve been contacted for a first round of interviews.

  9. arthur hrdlicka July 28, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    Hi Amy
    Was wondering if you received my email that was sent on July 3? Was really hoping to get to be a part of the show

    Thank you
    Arthur Hrdlicka

    • amills July 28, 2014 at 10:08 am #

      Thanks for sending an email, Arthur! The production company has already chosen the cast, but hopefully we’ll be doing it again in the future!

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