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New owners for Stone BBQ Supply in Lancaster

New owners for Stone BBQ Supply in Lancaster

The following article appeared on on Dec. 4, 2014 and was written by Chad Umble.

Stone BBQ Supply has new owners who are adding more grills and smokers as well as spices and rubs to the Lancaster barbecue supply shop along Lincoln Highway East.

Tom and Michele Perelka, a New Providence couple who have long entered barbecue contests as Lo’ -N- Slo’ BBQ, bought the business for an undisclosed price recently from Michael Stone who first opened the shop in May 2013.

The roughly 1,100-square-foot shop  at 1920-A Lincoln Highway East carries a variety of grills and smokers as well as accessories and rubs.

The Perelkas, who own and operate the shop, have added new products, including pellet grills and box smokers in addition to giving the store a larger selection of spices, rubs and utensils. They also plan to get some spice wine smokers.

The shop will also host workshops as well as dispense advice on a variety of topics, including suggestions on different rubs, sauces, injections and cooking times.


Barbecue Tips From a Pro – Article from the Lancaster Newspaper

Barbecue Tips From a Pro – Article from the Lancaster Newspaper

The following article appeared in the Lancaster Newspaper and was posted on Lancaster On-Line on Wed Oct 29, 2014.  Written by MICHAEL LONG.

For several years, Lo’-N-Slo’ BBQ has been a big fish in Pennsylvania’s barbecue pond. The New Providence barbecue outfit — husband-and-wife duo Tom and Michele Perelka — has won the state barbecue title four years running, and is well on its way to a fifth crown.

On Saturday, Lo’-N-Slo’ distinguished itself on a much grander stage, winning the chicken barbecue portion of the 26th annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, Tennesssee.

The Perelkas beat out 70 teams from across America and an additional 22 international teams from as far away as South Africa to claim the chicken title. Overall, Lo’-N-Slo’ finished 10th in the field.

There may be no one in Lancaster County as well-versed in barbecue as the Perelkas. We asked Tom, the grill master, to give our readers a few pointers. Here’s what he had to say.

Do specific meats lend themselves to specific ingredients?

Salts and peppers always go good with beef, maybe with a little garlic. Chicken depends on your neighborhood: We like to have a sweet type of heat. Maybe a little bit of honey mixed in to give it a different flavor. For ribs, a lot of people like a bold spicy rib with a sweet barbecue sauce. With pork, it’s a tomatoey type of sauce. In our area, people like it sweet.

What do you use for your sweet and your heat?

The sweet is sugars: granulated sugars, raw sugars. We use raw sugar because it doesn’t burn. A lot of people wrap ribs (in foil) with brown sugar. Honey and apple juice, too.

In the heat department, I use ancho chili powder. It’s not offensive. It has a nice smoky flavor. You could put that in any barbecue sauce and mix things in. You can take an everyday barbecue sauce, something as simple as Sweet Baby Ray’s, and you could doctor that up and make one heck of a barbecue sauce.

What advice do you give a novice barbecuer?

Practice: If you’re lookin’, you’re not cookin’. And patience: It’s different than grilling a hamburger or hot dog. It’s all about sitting back and relaxing and letting the cooker do its work.

In the beverage department, what goes well with barbecue?

Beer and barbecue always go together. Nothing beats chicken wings on the grill and some beer. That’s always a fan favorite. A nice red wine goes well with some brisket. Between wine and beer, you’ll never go wrong.

When it’s just you and some close friends or family, what do you cook?

We make a Grilled Stuffed Meat Loaf. The recipe is included in the cookbook “America’s Best BBQ —Homestyle: What the Champions Cook in Their Own Backyards.”

Lancaster Homebrew expands, moves next to Stone BBQ Supply

Lancaster Homebrew expands, moves next to Stone BBQ Supply

Lancaster Homebrew will open Friday at 1920 Lincoln Highway East, taking roughly 2,200 square feet of space in the former home of Glick Audio and Video.

The move doubles the size of the homebrewing equipment and supply shop, which had been at 1944 Lincoln Highway East. It also creates closer ties with its new neighbor, Stone BBQ Supply, which is expanding into another part of the former Glick Audio and Video space.

Glick Audio and Video has moved its showroom to 254 Esbenshade Road, Manheim, with its parent company TCW Computers.

For Lancaster Homebrew, there will be more room for some new equipment and products, including more winemaking supplies, owner Mark Garber said.

The store also carries equipment for home kegerator and tap systems.

In the new location, it also will have more space for winemaking workshops, Garber said. The shop, which opened in August. 2009, has one full-time employee.

Lancaster Homebrew hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 517-8785,

For Stone BBQ Supply, the extra 500 square feet of retail space will give owner and sole employee Michael Stone more room to arrange large grills and smokers and add more accessories and rubs. The shop opened in May.

The two businesses will be connected by a sliding glass door and the owners plan to partner on a variety of special events that combine beer and barbecue.

Stone BBQ Supply hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 390-9098,

Stone BBQ Supply opens in Lancaster

Stone BBQ Supply opens in Lancaster

Stone BBQ Supply, a store that carries grills, smokers and accessories is slated to open Friday at 1920-A Lincoln Highway East.

The store, which is in the same building as Glick Audio, spans roughly 1,000 square feet, with about 600 square feet of retail space devoted to a variety of grills, grill equipment and accessories as well as rubs and sauces. It specializes in tools and accessories from Man Law, Mr. Bar-B-Q and Steven Raichlen.

Michael Stone, who has a background in sales and marketing, is the owner and sole employee of Stone BBQ Supply. He says he plans to host a variety of cooking and equipment demonstrations in the shop.