Smokin’ 42 BBQ Takes Grand at Smokin’ Pork N Butts
It was cold and wet weekend in Jackson & Butts County, GA, but even the weather could not douse the hot streak that Smokin’ 42 BBQ has been on. The team in black from Tifton, GA, captured their 4th Grand Championship of the 2013-204 GBA season. Once again, it was Pork Loin that gave Pitmaster Chad Brooks and teammates Chris O’Neal and Justin Marchant the last call of the day.
The rain was almost constant during the day Friday and continued throughout the night and most of the day Saturday. Temperatures dropped into the bone chilling range, but the tough conditions for the weekend didn’t dampen the spirits of the contestants. The cook teams took it all in stride and produced some outstanding BBQ for the judges.
Scott Fletcher of Fletcher’s Finest, made finals in Ribs to go along with a 4th place finish in Pullled Pork and a 5th place finish in Loin to take the Reserve Grand Champion award.
Smokin’ 42 BBQ championship winning box topped the Pork Loin field. Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack was the runner-up. Cooking in their first GBA contest, Daniel Waters of Where There’s Smoke made finals & finished third. 92 BBQ came in 4th with Fletcher’s Finest taking 5th place. Another first time GBA competitor, Squeal Team Six/K&K Grills took 6th place. Seventh place went to a hometown team, Just Smoke N Around. Butt Rubbin’ BBQ claimed 8th place with BCD: Boys Cooking Dangerously and Dixie Que rounding out the top 10.
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack continued their strong run through the GBA contest season by winning the Pulled Pork category. Brad Sweet and 92 BBQ took 2nd place with Rub Shakers Que taking third. Fourth place went to Fletcher’s Finest and 5th place went to Dixie Que. Bubba Grills got the call for 6th place with BCD: Boys Cooking Dangerously getting the 7th place call. Butt Rubbin’ BBQ, Squeal Team Six/K&K Grills and Smokin’ 42 BBQ finished 8th, 9th & 10th respectively.
Fletcher’s Finest turned in the best Rib box of the day. Bill Goddard & Rub Shakers Que made finals twice & took 2nd place. TC’s BBQ captured 3rd place. Dixie Que & Where There’s Smoke tied for 4th with Dixie Que winning the spot on the 4th tiebreaker. Another local team, Rufus Smokehouse came in 6th place. Seventh thru 10th place went to BubbaGrills, Smokin’ 42 BBQ, 92 BBQ and Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack.
The GBA extends gratitude to Connie & Wayne Rosser and the Jackson Exchange Club for a job very well done in the face of very trying conditions. The next stop on the GBA contest trail is the 3 Rivers BBQ Fest at Towns Bluff Park & Heritage Center in Hazlehurst on May 2-3. The following week the GBA heads north to Acworth for Smoke on the Lake. An new contest has just been added to the GBA Calendar. The Paulding Co. Stars & Stripes BBQ Cook-off will be held in Dallas on June 20-21.
Full Results for Smokin’ Pork N Butts:
|1||598.8||SMOKIN 42 BBQ||1||594.7||SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK|
|2||589.5||SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK||2||593.9||92 BBQ|
|3||587.8||WHERE THERE’S SMOKE||3||591.9||RUB SHAKERS QUE|
|4||591.8||92 BBQ||4||593.3||FLETCHERS FINEST|
|5||586.8||FLETCHERS FINEST||5||590.5||DIXIE QUE|
|6||585.7||SQUEAL TEAM 6/K&K GRILLS||6||588.4||BUBBA GRILLS|
|7||585.6||JUST SMOKE N AROUND||7||586.9||BCD BOYS COOKING DANGEROUSLY|
|8||582.3||BUTT RUBBIN BBQ||8||586.8||BUTT RUBBIN BBQ|
|9||582||BCD BOYS COOKING DANGEROUSLY||9||585.3||SQUEAL TEAM 6/K&K GRILLS|
|10||581.9||DIXIE QUE||10||584.5||SMOKIN 42 BBQ|
|11||579.9||BUBBA GRILLS||11||582.3||JUST SMOKE N AROUND|
|12||575.6||TC’S BBQ||12||578.1||OLD HENRY’S BBQ|
|13||575||OLD HENRY’S BBQ||13||577.7||RUFUS SMOKEHOUSE|
|14||573||RUFUS SMOKEHOUSE||14||576.4||MARVINS MISFITS|
|15||571.1||RUB SHAKERS QUE||15||575.7||TC’S BBQ|
|16||557.9||MARVINS MISFITS||16||565.9||WHERE THERE’S SMOKE|
|2||594.6||RUB SHAKERS QUE|
|5||590.9||WHERE THERE’S SMOKE|
|8||587.2||SMOKIN 42 BBQ|
|10||581.0||SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK|
|11||576.3||BUTT RUBBIN BBQ|
|12||576.2||OLD HENRY’S BBQ|
|13||575.1||JUST SMOKE N AROUND|
|15||564.5||BCD BOYS COOKING DANGEROUSLY|
|16||557.5||SQUEAL TEAM 6/K&K GRILLS|
|2||SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK||595.4||594.8||581.0||1771.2|
|4||SMOKIN 42 BBQ||596.7||584.5||587.2||1768.4|
|6||RUB SHAKERS QUE||571.1||594.2||595.7||1761.0|
|8||WHERE THERE’S SMOKE||591.8||565.9||590.9||1748.6|
|10||BUTT RUBBIN BBQ||582.3||586.8||576.3||1745.4|
|11||JUST SMOKE N AROUND||585.6||582.3||575.1||1743.0|
|13||BCD BOYS COOKING DANGEROUSLY||582.0||586.9||564.5||1733.4|
|14||OLD HENRY’S BBQ||575.0||578.1||576.2||1729.3|
|15||SQUEAL TEAM 6/K&K GRILLS||585.7||585.3||557.5||1728.5|