Category Archive: Contest Reports

Jun 08 2017

Holy Smokes Wins Grand at Smoke on the Water

Holy Smokes Wins Grand at Smoke on the Water 

Grand Champion - Holy Smokes

Grand Champion – Holy Smokes

The Smoke on the Water BBQ Contest in Thomaston has a long history as one of the top BBQ contests in the state. This year the contest was sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) for the first time.  Taking the traditional plunge into the lake as Grand Champions was Holy Smokes.  Gary & Dionn Lanton’s team finished a dominant season on the GBA circuit with the win.

Reserve Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

Reserve Grand Champion – Rescue Smokers

Rescue Smokers, Pitmaster Robby Royal, also put the finishing touches on a soild season by taking the Reserve Grand Championship.

1st Place Loin - Hootie Q

1st Place Loin – Hootie Q

 

In the Pork Loin preliminary round Just Blowing Smoke and Hootie Q both recorded perfect 600 scores. They were joined in the Finals round by 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers.  Hootie Q had the top score in Finals to win the category. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers came in 2nd with Just Blowing Smoke finishing in 3rd place

In Pulled Pork all three finalists had perfect 600 scores in the preliminaries.  After the final round, Holy Smokes took 1st place, Daddy O’s BBQ took 2nd and Flint River Cookers placed third.

1st Place Ribs - Raging Smoke BBQ

1st Place Ribs – Raging Smoke BBQ

 

The Ribs category was extremely close as 3 teams tied for the 3rd and final spot in the Finals round.  After the tiebreakers were run, Raging Smoke BBQ edged out Rescue Smokers & The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan for the spot in the Finals.  Raging Smoke won the Finals round and captured 1st place, 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers had a perfect 600 score in preliminaries but finished 2nd.  Just Smoke N Around captured 3rd place.

In the Brisket ancillary, Rescue Smokers lead the way. Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team was runner up with Wright on Q in 3rd place.

Full Results:

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 599.3 Hootie Q 1 599.4 Holy Smokes 1 597.5 Raging Smoke
2 594 92/Assassin BBQ 2 594 Daddy O’s BBQ 2 597.2 92/Assassin BBQ
3 590.1 Just Blowing Smoke 3 590 Flint River Cookers 3 589.6 Just Smoke ‘N’ Around
4 599.4 Holy Smokes 4 599.1 Team Hold Your Horses BBQ 4 599.13 Rescue Smokers
5 599.11 Flint River Cookers 5 598.8 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 5 599.12 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan
6 599.1 Southern Hogs 6 598.5 Rescue Smokers 6 598.81 Bubba Grills
7 598.8 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 7 597.1 Carter Q 7 598.8 Holy Smokes
8 598.5 Rescue Smokers 8 596.1 Lang BBQ Smokers 8 598.2 Daddy-O’s BBQ
9 596.5 We Want Que 9 595.8 Smokin the Good Stuff 9 596.4 Real South BBQ
10 596.1 Bubba Grills 10 595.21 Hootie Q 10 596.12 Just Blowing Smoke
11 595.4 Barnesville Blues Brother 11 595.2 Wright On Q 11 596.11 Team Hold Your Horses BBQ
12 594.8 Off the Chain 12 594.8 Real South BBQ 12 596.1 Southern Hogs
13 594.2 Team Hold Your Horses BBQ   13 594.8 The BBQ Ninja 13 595.8 Shark Bite BBQ
14 594.2 Smokin the Good Stuff 14 593.9 Silver Hammer BBQ 14 595.8 Hootie Q
15 593.9 Shark Bite BBQ   15 593.9 Southern Hogs 15 594.2 Party Fowl
16 593.3 Fire in the Hole 16 593.6 Dawg Pit BBQ 16 593.9 Front Porch BBQ
17 593.1 Silver Hammer BBQ 17 592.1 Soggy Bottom Boys 17 593.9 Smokin the Good Stuff
18 591.5 The BBQ Ninja   18 591 Fire in the Hole 18 592.4 Carter Q
19 590.3 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 19 590.8 Fat Boys Cooking Team 19 591.6 Flint River Cookers
20 590.3 Wright On Q 20 590.2 We Want Que 20 590.9 Off the Chain
21 590.2 Real South BBQ 21 590.2 Smoke Stack Lightning 21 589.9 Wright On Q
22 589.9 Front Porch BBQ 22 589.6 Off the Chain 22 588 The Stiuation BBQ Team
23 586.7 Smoke Stack Lightning 23 589.3 Butts and Bones BBQ 23 586.3 Lang BBQ Smokers
24 586.4 The Stiuation BBQ Team 24 588 Barnesville Blues Brother 24 586 Barnesville Blues Brother
25 585.7 Dawg Pit BBQ 25 586.6 Shark Bite BBQ 25 583.4 Dawg Pit BBQ
26 585.1 Raging Smoke BBQ   26 586.3 Just Blowing Smoke   26 583.4 Hillbilly’s BBQ
27 582 Just Smokin ‘N’ Around 27 581.3 Kelvin’s BBQ   27 583 Fire in the Hole
28 581.3 Soggy Bottom Boys 28 581.2 Hillbilly’s BBQ 28 582.3 The BBQ Ninja
29 580.5 Pink Pork Porkers 29 580.5 Just Smokin ‘N’ Around 29 581.8 Silver Hammer BBQ
30 580 Carter Q 30 579.7 Front Porch BBQ 30 581.5 Fat Boys Cooking Team
31 578.4 Daddy-O’s BBQ 31 578.4 Bubba Grills 31 580.6 Mason Dixon
32 576.6 Mason Dixon 32 578.1 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 32 578.7 Smoke Stack Lightning
33 574.5 FireHouse Smokers 33 576.6 92/Assassin BBQ 33 578.2 EMC Engineering
34 571.4 Piggy Paulks 34 576.1 Mason Dixon 34 578 Tobesofkee Farm
35 570.8 Hillbilly’s BBQ 35 576 Raging Smoke BBQ 35 577.4 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ
36 569.6 Party Fowl 36 574.7 The Stiuation BBQ Team 36 576.6 We Want Que
37 568.5 EMC Engineering 37 573.9 Party Fowl 37 575.8 Piggy Paulks
38 566.6 Lang BBQ Smokers 38 573.5 Rooftop BBQ 38 575.4 Soggy Bottom Boys
39 564.6 Fat Boys Cooking Team 39 569.9 FireHouse Smokers 39 573.2 Butts and Bones BBQ
40 562.2 Tobesofkee Farm 40 568.9 Pink Pork Porkers 40 570.2 Kelvin’s BBQ
41 562 Kelvin’s BBQ 41 565.9 Tobesofkee Farm 41 563.9 Rooftop BBQ
42 558.7 Butts and Bones BBQ 42 563.2 Piggy Paulks 42 560.1 FireHouse Smokers
42 0 Rooftop BBQ 42 562.9 EMC Engineering 42 559.3 Pink Pork Porkers

 

Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Holy Smokes 599.4 600.0 598.8 1798.2
2 Rescue Smokers 598.5 598.5 599.1 1796.1
3 Hootie Q 600.0 595.2 595.8 1791.0
4 Flint River Cookers 599.1 600.0 591.6 1790.7
5 Team Hold Your Horses BBQ 594.2 599.1 596.1 1789.4
6 Southern Hogs 599.1 593.9 596.1 1789.1
7 Smokin the Good Stuff 594.2 595.8 593.9 1783.9
8 Just Blowing Smoke 600.0 586.3 596.1 1782.4
9 Real South BBQ 590.2 594.8 596.4 1781.4
10 Daddy-O’s BBQ 578.4 600.0 598.2 1776.6
11 92/Assassin BBQ 599.7 576.6 600.0 1776.3
12 Shark Bite BBQ 593.9 586.6 595.8 1776.3
13 Wright On Q 590.3 595.2 589.9 1775.4
14 Off the Chain 594.8 589.6 590.9 1775.3
15 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 598.8 598.8 577.4 1775.0
16 Bubba Grills 596.1 578.4 598.8 1773.3
17 Carter Q 580.0 597.1 592.4 1769.5
18 Barnesville Blues Brother 595.4 588.0 586.0 1769.4
19 Silver Hammer BBQ 593.1 593.9 581.8 1768.8
20 The BBQ Ninja 591.5 594.8 582.3 1768.6
21 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 590.3 578.1 599.1 1767.5
22 Fire in the Hole 593.3 591.0 583.0 1767.3
23 Front Porch BBQ 589.9 579.7 593.9 1763.5
24 We Want Que 596.5 590.2 576.6 1763.3
25 Dawg Pit BBQ 585.7 593.6 583.4 1762.7
26 Just Smokin ‘N’ Around 582.0 580.5 599.4 1761.9
27 Raging Smoke BBQ 585.1 576.0 599.1 1760.2
28 Smoke Stack Lightning 586.7 590.2 578.7 1755.6
29 The Stiuation BBQ Team 586.4 574.7 588.0 1749.1
30 Lang BBQ Smokers 566.6 596.1 586.3 1749.0
31 Soggy Bottom Boys 581.3 592.1 575.4 1748.8
32 Party Fowl 569.6 573.9 594.2 1737.7
33 Fat Boys BBQ Cooking Team 564.6 590.8 581.5 1736.9
34 Hillbilly’s BBQ 570.8 581.2 583.4 1735.4
35 Mason Dixon 576.6 576.1 580.6 1733.3
36 Butts and Bones BBQ 558.7 589.3 573.2 1721.2
37 Kelvin’s BBQ 562.0 581.3 570.2 1713.5
38 Piggy Paulks 571.4 563.2 575.8 1710.4
39 EMC Engineering 568.5 562.9 578.2 1709.6
40 Pink Pork Porkers 580.5 568.9 559.3 1708.7
41 Tobesofkee Farm 562.2 565.9 578.0 1706.1
42 FireHouse Smokers 574.5 569.9 560.1 1704.5
43 Rooftop BBQ 0.0 573.5 563.9 1137.4

Brisket Ancillary

1 595.1 Rescue Smokers
2 591.8 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ
3 589.9 Wright On Q
4 588.2 Flint River Cookers
5 587.9 Kelvin’s BBQ
6 585 Team Hold Your Horses
7 583.4 Fat Boys BBQ Cooking Team
8 581.4 Bubba Grills
9 580.5 BBQ Ninja
10 569.8 Mason Dixon
11 564.3 Piggy Paulks

May 15 2017

Bull Rush BBQ Takes Grand at 3 Rivers Festival for Second Consecutive Year

Bull Rush BBQ Takes Grand at 3 Rivers Festival for Second Consecutive Year

Grand Champion - Bull Rush BBQ

Grand Champion – Bull Rush BBQ

There must be something about the tall pines and the river waters at the 3 Rivers BBQ Festival that suits Bryan Mroczka and Bull Rush BBQ. The Casselberry, FL team won the Grand Championship for the second year in a row.  Gary & Dionn Lanton of Holy Smokes increased their lead in the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) Team of the Year points race by making finals in both Loin & Pulled Pork along with a 4th place in Ribs to take the Reserve Grand Championship.

Reserve Champion - Holy Smokes

Reserve Champion – Holy Smokes

First Place Ribss - Rescue Smokers

First Place Ribss – Rescue Smokers

 

Holy Smokes lead the way in Loin. Rescue Smokers was second and Bubba Grills was third. Fouth place went to Southern Hogs with fifth place going to Weekend Warriors.  Bull Rush BBQ’s Grand Championship Pulled Pork lead the way in the category followed by Holy Smokes in second. Off the Chain BBQ took 3rd place; Budmeisters took 4th place and Daddy O’s BBQ took 5th place. In Ribs it was Rescue Smokers, Robby Royal pitmaster, for the win.  Southern Hogs was the runner up. Weekend Warriors grabbed 3rd place. In 4th place was Holy Smokes and in 5th was Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team.

 

Full Results: (1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are from finals rounds; all other scores are from preliminary rounds)

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 597.4 Holy Smokes 1 599.4 Bull Rush BBQ 1 595.7 Rescue Smokers
2 595.2 Rescue Smokers 2 592.6 Holy Smokes 2 594.6 Southern Hogs
3 592 Bubba Grills 3 592.5 Off the Chain 3 594.1 Weekend Warriors
4 599.4 SOUTHERN HOGS 4 598.2 BUDMEISTERS 4 599.11 HOLY SMOKES
5 598.51 WEEKEND WARRIORS 5 597.6 DADDY O’S BBQ 5 599.1 CAPTAIN JACKS FREEDOM BBQ TEAM
6 598.5 BUDMEISTERS 6 597.3 REALLICIOUS Q 6 598.52 BUDMEISTERS
7 598.2 J DUB’S STEW & QUE 7 596.4 J DUB’S STEW & QUE 7 598.51 LANG BBQ SMOKERS
8 595.8 SMOKIN THE GOOD STUFF 8 595.5 SOUTHERN HOGS 8 598.5 HOOTIE Q
9 595.5 HOOTIE Q 9 595.1 HOOTIE Q 9 597.6 RUB SHAKERS QUE
10 594.9 LANG BBQ SMOKERS 10 594.3 CAPTAIN JACKS FREEDOM BBQ TEAM 10 596.7 OFF THE CHAIN
11 594.6 RUB SHAKERS QUE 11 593.4 RUB SHAKERS QUE 11 595.5 BUBBA GRILLS
12 593.9 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS 12 592.8 SMOKIN THE GOOD STUFF 12 595.2 BULL RUSH BBQ
13 593.3 FIRE IN THE HOLE   13 591 LANG BBQ SMOKERS 13 594.3 KELVIN’S BBQ
14 591.6 REALLICIOUS Q 14 589.9 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND 14 593.6 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS
15 590.7 OFF THE CHAIN   15 587.8 FLINT RIVER COOKERS 15 592.2 SMOKIN GHOST BBQ
16 590 TEAM PORK RINDZ 16 587.3 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS 16 592.2 TEAM PORK RINDZ
17 589.9 BULL RUSH BBQ 17 586.7 LAW DAWG BBQ 17 590.9 REALLICIOUS Q
18 587 BIG BUTTS BBQ   18 586.6 WEEKEND WARRIORS 18 589.1 HOLD YOUR HORSES BBQ
19 585.1 H&J COOKING TEAM 19 586.4 PIG TAILS 19 587.3 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND
20 584 CAPTAIN JACKS FREEDOM BBQ TEAM 20 585.4 BUBBA GRILLS 20 587 H&J COOKING TEAM
21 583.3 HOLD YOUR HORSES BBQ 21 584.1 H&J COOKING TEAM 21 584.2 FLINT RIVER COOKERS
22 582.7 DADDY O’S BBQ 22 583.3 RESCUE SMOKERS 22 583.1 DADDY O’S BBQ
23 582.4 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND 23 583 TEAM PORK RINDZ 23 582.5 SMOKIN THE GOOD STUFF
24 577.8 SMOKE SHOW 24 582.4 FIRE IN THE HOLE 24 579.4 SMOKE SHOW
25 574.8 KELVIN’S BBQ 25 582.4 SMOKIN GHOST BBQ 25 579.3 BIG BUTTS BBQ
26 574.7 LAW DAWG BBQ   26 580.9 HOLD YOUR HORSES BBQ   26 577.3 J DUB’S STEW & QUE
27 573.6 FLINT RIVER COOKERS 27 579.5 FAT BOYS OF TENNESON NISSAN   27 574.5 PIG TAILS
28 572.5 FAT BOYS OF TENNESON NISSAN 28 575.7 KELVIN’S BBQ 28 570.6 FAT BOYS OF TENNESON NISSAN
29 572.4 SMOKIN GHOST BBQ 29 575.1 BIG BUTTS BBQ 29 568.2 FIRE IN THE HOLE
30 555.7 PIG TAILS 30 572.8 SMOKE SHOW 30 565.3 LAW DAWG BBQ

Reserve Scores:

Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 HOLY SMOKES 599.7 599.7 599.1 1798.5
2 BUDMEISTERS 598.5 598.2 598.5 1795.2
3 SOUTHERN HOGS 599.4 595.5 600.0 1794.9
4 HOOTIE Q 595.5 595.1 598.5 1789.1
5 OFF THE CHAIN 590.7 598.8 596.7 1786.2
6 RUB SHAKERS QUE 594.6 593.4 597.6 1785.6
7 WEEKEND WARRIORS 598.5 586.6 600.0 1785.1
8 BULL RUSH BBQ 589.9 599.4 595.2 1784.5
9 LANG BBQ SMOKERS 594.9 591.0 598.5 1784.4
10 RESCUE SMOKERS 599.4 583.3 599.1 1781.8
11 BUBBA GRILLS 599.7 585.4 595.5 1780.6
12 REALLICIOUS Q 591.6 597.3 590.9 1779.8
13 CAPTAIN JACKS FREEDOM BBQ TEAM 584.0 594.3 599.1 1777.4
14 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS 593.9 587.3 593.6 1774.8
15 J DUB’S STEW & QUE 598.2 596.4 577.3 1771.9
16 SMOKIN THE GOOD STUFF 595.8 592.8 582.5 1771.1
17 TEAM PORK RINDZ 590.0 583.0 592.2 1765.2
18 DADDY O’S BBQ 582.7 597.6 583.1 1763.4
19 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND 582.4 589.9 587.3 1759.6
20 H&J COOKING TEAM 585.1 584.1 587.0 1756.2
21 HOLD YOUR HORSES BBQ 583.3 580.9 589.1 1753.3
22 SMOKIN GHOST BBQ 572.4 582.4 592.2 1747.0
23 FLINT RIVER COOKERS 573.6 587.8 584.2 1745.6
24 KELVIN’S BBQ 574.8 575.7 594.3 1744.8
25 FIRE IN THE HOLE 593.3 582.4 568.2 1743.9
26 BIG BUTTS BBQ 587.0 575.1 579.3 1741.4
27 SMOKE SHOW 577.8 572.8 579.4 1730.0
28 LAW DAWG BBQ 574.7 586.7 565.3 1726.7
29 FAT BOYS OF TENNESON NISSAN 572.5 579.5 570.6 1722.6
30 PIG TAILS 555.7 586.4 574.5 1716.6

May 15 2017

We Want Que Wins First Grand at Canton

We Want Que Wins First Grand at Canton

Grand Champion - We Want Que

Grand Champion – We Want Que

Stephanie & Michael Chumbley of We Want Que have been steadily climbing the standings in the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) over the year or so.  At BBQ & Brew, Canton; they captured their first Grand Championship. Their Final Round Loin entry outscored the Pulled Pork entry from Bubba Grills and the Ribs entry from Hold Your Horses BBQ.

Reserve Champion - Jack's Old South

Reserve Champion – Jack’s Old South

First Place Pork - Bubba Grills

First Place Pork – Bubba Grills

 

 

Myron Mixon and Jack’s Old South made finals in both Loin & Pulled Pork and added a 7th place finish in Ribs to take the Reserve Grand Championship trophy.

 

 

Following We Want Que in the Loin category was Jacks’s Old South in second place. Rub Shakers Que placed third. Southern Hogs finished 4th with Hootie Q in 5th place.   Bubba Grills, Lonnie Smith, took top honors in Pulled Pork.  Diamond D Cooking Team was runner-up and Jack’s Old South took 3rd place.

First Place Ribs - Hold Your Horses BBQ

First Place Ribs – Hold Your Horses BBQ

Fourth place went to Lang BBQ Smokers and 5th place went to Hold Your Horses BBQ.

 

Cary Chasteen, pitmaster for Hold Your Horses BBQ, got his first category win in the GBA with Ribs. Lang BBQ Smokers came in 2nd place.  Southern Hogs, Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team & We Want Que finished 3rd thru 5th respectively.

 

Whole Hog Winner - Rub Shakers Que

Whole Hog Winner – Rub Shakers Que

 

 

 

The contest held a Sunday afternoon Whole Hog Ancillary with both blind & on-site judging.  Rub Shakers Que had the best hog of the day.

 

 

 

Full Results (note 1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are from finals rounds. All other scores from preliminary rounds)

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 597.6 We Want Que 1 595.8 Bubba Grills 1 595.7 Hold Your Horses BBQ
2 595.2 Jacks Old South 2 595.4 Diamond D Cooking Team 2 595.3 Lang BBQ Smokers
3 590.9 Rub Shakers Que 3 593.9 Jacks Old South 3 594.2 Southern Hogs
4 599.1 Southern Hogs 4 599.1 Lang BBQ Smokers 4 599.1 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ Team
5 598.5 Hootie Que 5 598.5 Hold Your Horses BQ 5 598.8 We Want Que
6 597 Just Blowing Smoke 6 595.8 Hootie Que 6 595.5 Holy Smokes
7 595.8 Fire in the Hole 7 595.2 Smoke Shack BBQ 7 595.2 Jacks Old South
8 595.2 Big Bad Wolf BBQ 8 594.82 Smokin the Good Stuff 8 594.9 Vienna Volunteer Fire Department
9 595.1 Bubba Grills 9 594.81 Swine Dining Georgia 9 593.9 Water Hogs BBQ
10 591.9 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ Team 10 594.8 Boom Boom Que 10 593.6 Wild Skips Smokers
11 591.5 Holy Smokes 11 594.5 Hickory Flat BBQ Co. 11 592.1 Hickory Flat BBQ Co.
12 590.8 92 BBQ 12 594.2 Rescue Smokers 12 591.5 Smoke Shack BBQ
13 590.5 Wild Skips Smokers   13 593.7 Big Bad Wolf BBQ 13 591.5 Swine Dining Georgia
14 590.3 The Fatboys of Tenneson Nissan 14 592.7 Just Smokin Around 14 591.5 The Fatboys of Tenneson Nissan
15 589.1 Swine Dining Georgia   15 591.5 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ Team 15 591.2 Hootie Que
16 588.1 Smoke Shack BBQ 16 591.5 We Want Que 16 590.9 Diamond D Cooking Team
17 587.2 Smokin the Good Stuff 17 590.6 Holy Smokes 17 590.9 Old Henry’s BBQ
18 585.4 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company   18 590.2 92 BBQ 18 590.6 Sqealz on Wheels
19 585.1 Big OX Barbecue 19 590 Rocket Man 19 590.3 Pop N Chubby’s BBQ
20 584.7 Johnson Boys BBQ 20 588.7 Bull Moose BBQ 20 587.9 Rub Shakers Que
21 584.4 Boom Boom Que 21 587.8 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company 21 586.3 Just Blowing Smoke
22 583.9 Vienna Volunteer Fire Department 22 586.3 Pop N Chubby’s BBQ 22 585.8 Bombshell BBQ
23 583.3 Just Smokin Around 23 586.3 Smoking Butts BBQ 23 585 Kelvins BBQ
24 583 Kelvins BBQ 24 585.4 Wild Skips Smokers 24 583.6 92 BBQ
25 582.9 GTQ 25 585.4 East Coast BBQ 25 583 Johnson Boys BBQ
26 582.4 Where There’s Smoke   26 584 Big OX Barbecue   26 581.4 Boom Boom Que
27 581.7 Water Hogs BBQ 27 583.1 Southern Hogs   27 580.9 Bubba Grills
28 581.1 Smoking Butts BBQ 28 582.1 Vienna Volunteer Fire Department 28 580.4 Smoking Butts BBQ
29 579.3 Hold Your Horses BQ 29 581.4 Raging Smoke BBQ 29 578.7 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company
30 579.1 Rescue Smokers 30 581.2 Rub Shakers Que 30 578.7 Zombie Aporkalypse
31 578.4 Pop N Chubby’s BBQ 31 580.2 Johnson Boys BBQ 31 578.1 Rescue Smokers
32 577.5 Raging Smoke BBQ 32 579.7 Zombie Aporkalypse 32 576.8 GTQ
33 572.1 Diamond D Cooking Team 33 579.3 GTQ 33 576.2 Bull Moose BBQ
34 569.9 Old Henry’s BBQ 34 578.1 Kelvins BBQ 34 575.6 Where There’s Smoke
35 569.1 We Rub Our Butts 35 577.6 Bombshell BBQ 35 573.3 Big Bad Wolf BBQ
36 567.8 Rocket Man 36 576.7 Four 41 South 36 572.8 Raging Smoke BBQ
37 567.5 Lang BBQ Smokers 37 575.8 Where There’s Smoke 37 571.9 Just Smokin Around
38 567 Bull Moose BBQ 38 573.9 Just Blowing Smoke 38 571.2 Fire in the Hole
39 563.8 Zombie Aporkalypse 39 573.8 We Rub Our Butts 39 570.6 Smokin the Good Stuff
40 562.9 Sqealz on Wheels 40 573.2 Old Henry’s BBQ 40 570.3 Four 41 South
41 562.6 Bombshell BBQ 41 572.6 Water Hogs BBQ 41 567.3 East Coast BBQ
42 559.4 Four 41 South 42 572.4 The Fatboys of Tenneson Nissan 42 567 Rocket Man
42 559.3 Hickory Flat BBQ Co. 42 569.9 Fire in the Hole 42 564.5 We Rub Our Butts
44 558.7 East Coast BBQ 44 565.3 Sqealz on Wheels 44 0 Big OX Barbecue

 

Reserve Scores

Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Jacks Old South 599.4 599.4 595.2 1794.0
2 We Want Que 599.4 591.5 598.8 1789.7
3 Hootie Que 598.5 595.8 591.2 1785.5
4 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ Team 591.9 591.5 599.1 1782.5
5 Southern Hogs 599.1 583.1 599.4 1781.6
6 Holy Smokes 591.5 590.6 595.5 1777.6
7 Hold Your Horses BQ 579.3 598.5 599.7 1777.5
8 Swine Dining Georgia 589.1 594.8 591.5 1775.4
9 Bubba Grills 595.1 599.1 580.9 1775.1
10 Smoke Shack BBQ 588.1 595.2 591.5 1774.8
11 Wild Skips Smokers 590.5 585.4 593.6 1769.5
12 Rub Shakers Que 599.4 581.2 587.9 1768.5
13 Lang BBQ Smokers 567.5 599.1 599.7 1766.3
14 92 BBQ 590.8 590.2 583.6 1764.6
15 Diamond D Cooking Team 572.1 599.7 590.9 1762.7
16 Big Bad Wolf BBQ 595.2 593.7 573.3 1762.2
17 Vienna Volunteer Fire Department 583.9 582.1 594.9 1760.9
18 Boom Boom Que 584.4 594.8 581.4 1760.6
19 Just Blowing Smoke 597.0 573.9 586.3 1757.2
20 Pop N Chubby’s BBQ 578.4 586.3 590.3 1755.0
21 The Fatboys of Tenneson Nissan 590.3 572.4 591.5 1754.2
22 Smokin the Good Stuff 587.2 594.8 570.6 1752.6
23 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company 585.4 587.8 578.7 1751.9
24 Rescue Smokers 579.1 594.2 578.1 1751.4
25 Water Hogs BBQ 581.7 572.6 593.9 1748.2
26 Johnson Boys BBQ 584.7 580.2 583.0 1747.9
27 Just Smokin Around 583.3 592.7 571.9 1747.9
28 Smoking Butts BBQ 581.1 586.3 580.4 1747.8
29 Kelvins BBQ 583.0 578.1 585.0 1746.1
30 Hickory Flat BBQ Co. 559.3 594.5 592.1 1745.9
31 GTQ 582.9 579.3 576.8 1739.0
32 Fire in the Hole 595.8 569.9 571.2 1736.9
33 Old Henry’s BBQ 569.9 573.2 590.9 1734.0
34 Where There’s Smoke 582.4 575.8 575.6 1733.8
35 Bull Moose BBQ 567.0 588.7 576.2 1731.9
36 Raging Smoke BBQ 577.5 581.4 572.8 1731.7
37 Bombshell BBQ 562.6 577.6 585.8 1726.0
38 Rocket Man 567.8 590.0 567.0 1724.8
39 Zombie Aporkalypse 563.8 579.7 578.7 1722.2
40 Sqealz on Wheels 562.9 565.3 590.6 1718.8
41 East Coast BBQ 558.7 585.4 567.3 1711.4
42 We Rub Our Butts 569.1 573.8 564.5 1707.4
43 Four 41 South 559.4 576.7 570.3 1706.4
44 Big OX Barbecue 585.1 584.0 0.0 1169.1

Apr 02 2017

Holy Smokes Pull Out Win at BBQ & Brews – Cartersville

Holy Smokes Pulls Out Win at BBQ & Brews – Cartersville

Grand Champion - Holy Smokes

Grand Champion – Holy Smokes

Cartersville – The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) officials had to go to the tiebreaker system to determine the Grand Champion at the Cartersville BBQ & Brews festival.  Southern Hogs Loin entry and Holy Smokes Ribs entry both totaled a 597.5 final round score.  On the first level tiebreaker, Taste, Holy Smokes received four 10’s compared to three received by Southern Hogs gave the edge to Gary & Dionn Lanton of Holy Smokes.

Reserve Champion - Southern Hogs

Reserve Champion – Southern Hogs

Southern Hogs, Matt & Donna Sapp, took the Reserve Grand Championship.

First Place Pulled Pork - Swine Dining GA

First Place Pulled Pork – Swine Dining GA

 

 

 

Following Southern Hogs winning Loin entry was Pop N Chubby BBQ in 2nd place & Rub Shakers Que in 3rd place.  Swine Dining GA, Pitmaster Anthony Mullins, won the Pulled Pork category. Holy Smokes claimed 2nd with We Want Que taking third.  Holy Smokes first place Ribs topped the runner-up Lang BBQ Smokers.  Third place went to  Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team.

 

Napalm Sticks for Pigs

Napalm Sticks for Pigs

 

In the Cooking for Fun Division, Napalm Sticks to Pigs won both the Pulled Pork & Ribs categories.  O Holy Knight BBQ took 2nd in Ribs & 3rd in Pulled Pork.   VPQ was runner-up in Pulled Pork.  If You Smoke It, They Will Come placed 3rd in Ribs.  Swine Dining GA won the Brisket ancillary contest with a perfect 600 score.

 

The GBA congratulates the BBQ & Brews crew for putting on an outstanding first contest in Cartersville.

Full Standings:  1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are from final rounds. All other scores are from preliminary rounds.

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 597.5 Southern Hogs 1 596.6 Swine Dining Ga 1 597.5 Holy Smokes
2 595.8 Pop N Chubby’s BBQ 2 596.4 Holy Smokes 2 595.6 Lang BBQ Smokers
3 589.9 Rub Shakers Que 3 591.8 WeWant Que 3 591.9 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ
4 596.8 GTQ 4 594.8 Southern Hogs 4 595.1 Pirates of Pork Scents
5 596.1 Holy Smokes 5 594.5 Pop N Chubby’s BBQ 5 593.9 East Coast BBQ
6 595.1 Rescue Smokers 6 591.8 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 6 593.4 Southern Hogs
7 594.6 Hootie Q 7 590.8 Just Blowing Smoke 7 592.5 Pop N Chubby’s BBQ
8 591.9 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 8 590.61 Smokin The Good Stuff 8 591.8 Hootie Q
9 591.22 We Want Que 9 590.6 Fire In The Hole 9 591.21 Rescue Smokers
10 591.21 We-Q-4-U 10 589.6 Rub Shakers Que 10 591.2 McQue BBQ
11 591.2 Smokin The Good Stuff 11 588.5 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company 11 589.5 Just Blowing Smoke
12 588.6 Swine Dining GA 12 588.2 Hootie Q 12 587.9 Hickory Flat BBQ
13 587.9 Smoking Butts BBQ   13 586.9 Hold Your Horses BBQ 13 586.3 Swine Dining GA
14 585.4 Lang BBQ Smokers 14 584.3 Pirates of Pork Scents 14 586 Smoking Butts BBQ
15 584.6 Hickory Flat BBQ   15 581.4 Raging Smoke BBQ 15 583 Hold Your Horses BBQ
16 583.3 Just Blowing Smoke 16 581 Big Bad Wolf BBQ 16 578.8 Assassin 92 BBQ
17 582.4 Fire In The Hole 17 580 East Coast BBQ 17 575.4 Rub Shakers Que
18 578.4 Assassin 92 BBQ   18 577.8 Rescue Smokers 18 575.1 GTQ
19 575.7 Pirates of Pork Scents 19 576.1 Hickory Flat BBQ 19 574.5 Smokin The Good Stuff
20 574.1 Raging Smoke BBQ 20 575.4 Lang BBQ Smokers 20 573.9 Fire In The Hole
21 570.6 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company 21 575.3 Assassin 92 BBQ 21 573.8 We Want Que
22 569.4 McQue BBQ 22 572.3 Smoking Butts BBQ 22 572.1 Raging Smoke BBQ
23 567.4 Zombie Aporkalypse 23 570.1 Barnsley Gardens 23 570.7 Big Bad Wolf BBQ
24 565.3 East Coast BBQ 24 569.8 McQue BBQ 24 570.4 Barnsley Gardens
25 558.3 Big Bad Wolf BBQ 25 562.3 GTQ 25 565.6 We-Q-4-U
26 557.5 Hold Your Horses BBQ   26 561.7 Zombie Aporkalypse   26 564.5 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company
27 552.7 Barnsley Gardens 27 0 We-Q-4-U   27 563 Zombie Aporkalypse

 

Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Holy Smokes 596.1 600.0 597.3 1793.4
2 Southern Hogs 599.7 594.8 593.4 1787.9
3 Pop N Chubby’s BBQ 599.1 594.5 592.5 1786.1
4 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 591.9 591.8 598.8 1782.5
5 Hootie Q 594.6 588.2 591.8 1774.6
6 Swine Dining GA 588.6 598.8 586.3 1773.7
7 Rub Shakers Que 599.7 589.6 575.4 1764.7
8 We Want Que 591.2 599.1 573.8 1764.1
9 Rescue Smokers 595.1 577.8 591.2 1764.1
10 Just Blowing Smoke 583.3 590.8 589.5 1763.6
11 Lang BBQ Smokers 585.4 575.4 599.4 1760.2
12 Smokin The Good Stuff 591.2 590.6 574.5 1756.3
13 Pirates of Pork Scents 575.7 584.3 595.1 1755.1
14 Hickory Flat BBQ 584.6 576.1 587.9 1748.6
15 Fire In The Hole 582.4 590.6 573.9 1746.9
16 Smoking Butts BBQ 587.9 572.3 586.0 1746.2
17 East Coast BBQ 565.3 580.0 593.9 1739.2
18 GTQ 596.8 562.3 575.1 1734.2
19 Assassin 92 BBQ 578.4 575.3 578.8 1732.5
20 McQue BBQ 569.4 569.8 591.2 1730.4
21 Raging Smoke BBQ 574.1 581.4 572.1 1727.6
22 Hold Your Horses BBQ 557.5 586.9 583.0 1727.4
23 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company 570.6 588.5 564.5 1723.6
24 Big Bad Wolf BBQ 558.3 581.0 570.7 1710.0
25 Barnsley Gardens 552.7 570.1 570.4 1693.2
26 Zombie Aporkalypse 567.4 561.7 563.0 1692.1
27 We-Q-4-U 591.2 0.0 565.6 1156.8

 

Cooking For Fun:

  PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 596.4 Napalm Sticks To Pigs 1 592.8 Napalm Sticks To Pigs
2 587.2 VPQ 2 592.1 O Holy Knight BBQ
3 582.3 O Holy Knight BBQ 3 589.5 If You Can Smoke It, They Will Come
4 582 If You Can Smoke It, They Will Come 4 581.2 VPQ
5 581.5 Sweet Bottom BBQ 5 576.7 Sweet Bottom BBQ
6 579.5 MJ’s BBQ 6 573.7 MJ’s BBQ
7 576.3 Whitewater Smokers 7 571 Johns BBQ Smokehouse
8 572.4 Moonschwein BBQ 8 560.5 Moonschwein BBQ
9 564.4 Johns BBQ Smokehouse 9 559.9 Whitewater Smokers

 

 

Brisket:

600 Swine Dining GA
596.4 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ
596.1 Rescue Smokers
582 VPQ
581.4 Hold Your Horses BBQ
573.8 McQue BBQ
568.1 Hootie Q
565.7 Zombie Aporkalypse
565.1 Barnsley Gardens
564.5 Big Bad Wolf BBQ
559.6 Smoking Butts BBQ

Mar 27 2017

Captain Jack Captures the “Anterprise” at Fire Ant Festival

Captain Jack Captures the “Anterprise” at Fire Ant Festival

Grand Champion- Captain Jack's Freedom BBQ Team

Grand Champion- Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team

Ashburn, GA — The Fire Ant Festival in Ashburn comes up with a new & unique theme each year. For 2017, it was a Star Trek theme. The Grand Champion recevied $2500 and a unique “Starship Anterprise” trophy complete with lights, phasers & photo torpedoes.  Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team, Jack & Sandi Fallin,  captured their first Grand they “beamed up” the best entry of the finals rounds in Ribs.

Reserve Champion - Southern Hogs

Reserve Champion – Southern Hogs

Matt & Donna Sapp of Southern Hogs just missed making finals twice. Once on a tiebreaker. However, the 4th place finishes in Loin and Ribs lead to the best overall score and the Reserve Grand Champion.

Hootie Q 600 Loin Score

Hootie Q 600 Loin Score

600 92

92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers 600 Ribs Score

Interactive Whiteboards by PolyVision

The field of 35 on the top teams from Georgia and north Florida delivered awesome”Que” to the judges tables.   There were two perfect 600 scores recorded in the preliminary rounds.  Hootie Q, Sandy Autry, hit the perfect mark in Loin while Brad Sweet of 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers did it in Ribs.  Off the Chain BBQ made finals in both Loin & Pulled Pork.

1st Place Loin - Rescue Smokers

1st Place Loin – Rescue Smokers

1st Place Pulled Pork - Off the Chain BBQ

1st Place Pulled Pork – Off the Chain BBQ

Rescue Smokers, Pitmaster Robby Royal,  topped the Loin category.  Hootie Q came in 2nd place and Off the Chain took 3rd place.  In Pulled Pork, it was Chuck & Carrie East of Off the Chain BBQ for the win.  Weekend Warriors BBQ was the runner-up and Bite My Butt BBQ finished third.   Following Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team in Ribs was 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers in 2nd and Carter Q in 3rd place.

Once again the Ashburn Chamber of Commerce delivered a top notch festival surrounding the BBQ competition.  Thousands of visitors enjoyed the entertainment, carnival, vendors and fireworks show.

Full Results:  note that 1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are from finals rounds. all other scores are from preliminary round

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 596.6 Rescue Smokers 1 597 Off the Chain 1 599.3 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ
2 594.21 Hootie Q 2 595.1 Weekend Warriors BBQ 2 592.4 92 Assassin BBQ
3 594.2 Off the Chain 3 592.9 Bite My Butt BBQ 3 591.7 Carter Q
4 599.4 Southern Hogs 4 595.8 Flying Pig Bar-B-Que 4 599.4 Southern Hogs
5 596.1 Holy Smokes 5 595.7 Hootie Q 5 599.1 Hold Your Horses
6 595.7 Bite My Butt BBQ 6 595.1 Holy Smokes 6 598.8 Weekend Warriors BBQ
7 594.8 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 7 594.82 Under Construction BBQ 7 598.2 Budmeisters BBQ
8 593.6 Bubba Grills 8 594.81 Daddy-O’s BBQ 8 595.4 Lang BBQ Smokers
9 592.1 Real South BBQ 9 594.8 Carter Q 9 595.2 Heavenly Hawgs
10 591.81 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 10 593.9 92 Assassins BBQ 10 595.1 Smoking Butts BBQ
11 591.8 Weekend Warriors BBQ 11 591.6 Bubba Grills 11 594.8 Holy Smokes
12 591.2 Flint River Cookers 12 591.4 Budmeisters BBQ 12 593.1 Reallicious Q
13 591.2 Smoking Outlaws   13 590.6 Heavenly Hawgs 13 592.5 EZQ
14 590.7 Reallicious Q 14 590.3 Southern Hogs 14 590.5 Hootie Q
15 590.2 Budmeisters BBQ   15 588.1 Lang BBQ Smokers 15 589.2 Bite My Butt BBQ
16 589.9 Dawg Pitt BBQ 16 587.5 EZQ 16 587.3 Daddy-O’s BBQ
17 588.2 EZQ 17 587 Smokin AJ’s 17 585.1 Flying Pig Bar-B-Que
18 586 Fire in the Hole   18 586.6 Southern Tailgates 18 582.7 Rescue Smokers
19 585.3 Smokin AJ’s 19 585.3 Dawg Pitt BBQ 19 582.6 Dawg Pitt BBQ
20 584.3 Lang BBQ Smokers 20 584.4 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 20 582 Under Construction BBQ
21 583.7 Carter Q 21 582.7 Hold Your Horses 21 579.8 Flint River Cookers
22 582.9 Hold Your Horses 22 581.9 Rescue Smokers 22 579.7 Smoking Outlaws
23 574.7 Under Construction BBQ 23 580 Smoke Show 23 578.7 Southern Tailgates
24 574.4 Bones Grill Shack 24 579.5 Fire in the Hole 24 578.7 Fire in the Hole
25 571.1 Daddy-O’s BBQ 25 579.4 Real South BBQ 25 577.8 Real South BBQ
26 570.6 Smoking Butts BBQ   26 579.3 Smoking Butts BBQ   26 577.7 Bubba Grills
27 570.5 Double D Cook Team 27 579.2 Bones Grill Shack   27 577.5 Smokin AJ’s
28 569.8 Flying Pig Bar-B-Que 28 578.8 Double D Cook Team 28 576.8 Off the Chain
29 567.5 Heavenly Hawgs 29 578.3 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 29 576.7 Smoke Show
30 567.4 92 Assassins BBQ 30 578.1 Smokin Cowboys 30 574.4 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan
31 564.2 Smoke Show 31 574.5 Flint River Cookers 31 572.1 Double D Cook Team
32 562 Smokin Cowboys 32 571.4 Reallicious Q 32 569.6 Smokin Cowboys
33 557.1 Generations BBQ Team 33 566.9 Bombshell BBQ 33 567.3 Generations BBQ Team
34 551.4 Bombshell BBQ 34 565.9 Generations BBQ Team 34 566 Bones Grill Shack
35 545.4 Southern Tailgates 35 0 Smoking Outlaws 35 564.9 Bombshell BBQ

 

 Reserve Champion Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Southern Hogs 599.4 590.3 599.4 1789.1
2 Weekend Warriors BBQ 591.8 596.7 598.8 1787.3
3 Hootie Q 600.0 595.7 590.5 1786.2
4 Holy Smokes 596.1 595.1 594.8 1786.0
5 Bite My Butt BBQ 595.7 599.1 589.2 1784.0
6 Budmeisters BBQ 590.2 591.4 598.2 1779.8
7 Carter Q 583.7 594.8 599.4 1777.9
8 Off the Chain 599.4 599.1 576.8 1775.3
9 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 591.8 578.3 599.4 1769.5
10 EZQ 588.2 587.5 592.5 1768.2
11 Lang BBQ Smokers 584.3 588.1 595.4 1767.8
12 Hold Your Horses 582.9 582.7 599.1 1764.7
13 Rescue Smokers 599.7 581.9 582.7 1764.3
14 Bubba Grills 593.6 591.6 577.7 1762.9
15 92 Assassins BBQ 567.4 593.9 600.0 1761.3
16 Dawg Pitt BBQ 589.9 585.3 582.6 1757.8
17 Reallicious Q 590.7 571.4 593.1 1755.2
18 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 594.8 584.4 574.4 1753.6
19 Heavenly Hawgs 567.5 590.6 595.2 1753.3
20 Daddy-O’s BBQ 571.1 594.8 587.3 1753.2
21 Under Construction BBQ 574.7 594.8 582.0 1751.5
22 Flying Pig Bar-B-Que 569.8 595.8 585.1 1750.7
23 Smokin AJ’s 585.3 587.0 577.5 1749.8
24 Real South BBQ 592.1 579.4 577.8 1749.3
25 Flint River Cookers 591.2 574.5 579.8 1745.5
26 Smoking Butts BBQ 570.6 579.3 595.1 1745.0
27 Fire in the Hole 586.0 579.5 578.7 1744.2
28 Double D Cook Team 570.5 578.8 572.1 1721.4
29 Smoke Show 564.2 580.0 576.7 1720.9
30 Bones Grill Shack 574.4 579.2 566.0 1719.6
31 Southern Tailgates 545.4 586.6 578.7 1710.7
32 Smokin Cowboys 562.0 578.1 569.6 1709.7
33 Generations BBQ Team 557.1 565.9 567.3 1690.3
34 Bombshell BBQ 551.4 566.9 564.9 1683.2
35 Smoking Outlaws 591.2 0.0 579.7 1170.9

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