Who's Behind AngryBBQ?

Hello BBQ friends and welcome to angrybbq.com.  Angry BBQ was born out of passion for outdoor cooking.  We remain committed to providing reliable and up to date information covering all topics related to BBQ, grilling, and more including:

  • BBQ/Grill reviews
  • Smoker reviews
  • Popular Grill and Smoker comparisons
  • Recipes
  • BBQ Gear
  • Grilling guides/tips

Founders Mike and Jannah Haas, developed this site with the following mission in mind: 

"to help BBQ enthusiasts find the best Recipes, Amazing Guides/How-to's, and Great Gear to turn your BBQ from ordinary to extraordinary"

What’s With The Name? Our Top 3 Reasons….

  • It’s catchy! 
  • Mike is known for his temper and can be quite funny to watch if something on the grill is not going his way!
  • BBQ/Grilling/Smoking used to be an incredibly frustrating process for us; but after years of trial and error and a couple ruined briskets; it has morphed into a passion. Hopefully, after spending some time on our site your next BBQ experience will not be an angry one.



Meet The Team At Angry BBQ

Mike & Jannah Haas (Founders/Chief Editors)

We are Mike and Jannah Haas.  We married in 2005 and have been blessed with 2 daughters.  For our daytime jobs; Mike is in corporate sales and Jannah is a Physical Therapist.  Through the years, we’ve had our share of good and bad BBQ.  One of our favorite past-times while on holidays is to indulge in great food and drink. When we return home, we do our best to re-create these culinary experiences.  Mike, in particular, has had the opportunity (through work) to travel across most of the United States and Canada.  Through those travels he has developed a passion for not just  food,  but also the process of creating great BBQ.  Combined we have over 40 years of BBQ experience; each beginning in our teen years.  As a newly wed couple, we purchased our first smoker and the rest is history.

All content on our site is either written or edited by us to ensure we meet the highest quality standards. We do use freelance writers to help put articles together from time to time but nothing is put online without a green light from us. 

All recipes and tips have been tested, modified, and perfected to our personal standards. Typically, we try to experiment with the equipment on our site with our own hands. Our closest friends and family are BBQ fanatics; therefore, we are always exchanging recipes, tips, and comparing accessories and gear!  

Julie Harris (Author/Recipe Creator)

Julie Harris AngryBBQ RD

Julie Harris is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer. She loves to make tasty, satisfying recipes. Julie believes that being healthy includes eating foods you enjoy most. She has worked with patients with diabetes, eating disorders, and other chronic conditions. She has helped transform the way they think about food and their overall health. When she isn’t writing and working, you can find her in the kitchen or patio making something tasty to eat.  Julie earned her B.S. in Exercise Science from California State University and a B.S. in Dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado. 

Steven Hudy (Author/Recipe Creator)

Steven Hudy Profile Pic

Steven (referred to as Hudy) has been a friend of Michael and Jannah’s since High School. Over the past 10 years Hudy has grown to love the culinary world. He takes pride in making meals from scratch for his wife and kids. When Hudy is not grilling you can find him visiting friends and family, boating at the lake, or watching football with a Bohemian beer in hand. Hudy currently has a Camp Chef Woodwind and a Weber Kettle. Stay tuned for more Hudy recipes.

Julie Chernoff (Author/Recipe Creator)

JULIE CHERNOFF is the longtime Dining Editor of Better.net and Make It Better Media, and she work has appeared in Plate Magazine, Thread, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Simplemost.com, among others. A Yale graduate, she is also a past President of the Chicago Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International and the current chair of the LDEl Legacy Awards. She is also a board member of the national hunger advocacy group MAZON. Julie lives in the Chicago area with her husband Josh and beloved bernedoodle puppy, Juniper.

Would you like to contribute to the site?

We are always interested in hearing about new recipes, grilling tips or tricks, and education grilling information from our BBQ friends.  If you have expert knowledge in outdoor cooking and would like to share your knowledge, let us know!  You can contact us through our contact page!

Happy grilling!

Mike and Jannah Haas