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Ben Arnot

Voice of Australian BBQ through Smoking Hot Confessions

Ben might just be the biggest BBQ nerd that you’d ever meet. He’s an internationally competitive BBQ pitmaster and internationally awarded BBQ media personality.


If he’s not cooking BBQ, he’s shooting videos about BBQ, recording podcasts about BBQ, writing about BBQ, or presenting at BBQ conferences and festivals. Raised on a farm, Ben is a beach boy at heart, living on the Gold Coast, Australia.

About Ben Arnot


Ben Arnot




Gold Coast, Australia


BBQ Nerd

Member of

ABA (Australasia Barbecue Association) | NBBQA (National Barbecue and Grilling Association)


NBBQA Awards from 2018, 2019 and 2020 | Burleigh BBQ 2018 - 5th place overall, 5th place seafood, 3rd place chicken

Dutch Oven Roast Lamb

There is nothing like a roast cooked in a Dutch oven. Because of the cooking properties of the Dutch oven,…

by Ben Arnot

Grilled Squid Salad

When it comes to quick and easy grilling, squid is an option that isn’t often thought of. However, it creates…

by Ben Arnot