Tag Archive: Bubba Grills

Feb 08 2016

Real South BBQ’s Perfect Ribs Take Grand at Jekyll Island BBQ Beach Bash

Real South BBQ’s Perfect Ribs Take Grand at Jekyll Island BBQ Beach Bash

The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) convened on the coast after a couple months down time for the Jekyll Island BBQ Beach Bash. The event, sponsored by the Brunswick Lions Club, is always a favorite of both the GBA cook teams & judges.  This year, the weather gods tried their best to put a damper on the event with cold temps, high winds & off and on rain.  Twenty seven hardy GBA pitmasters and 12 Cooking for Fun pitmasters adapted and overcame the elements to turn in outstanding ‘Que.  In fact, not one but two entries in the contest gained a perfect 600 score from the judges.  The contest was also very balanced no single team gained more than one finals round call.  Nine different teams qualified for the finals round across the three categories.

 

Grand Champion - Real South BBQ

Grand Champion – Real South BBQ

 

Tim Coleman & the Real South BBQ team from Swainsboro tallied one of the perfect 600 scores with their rib entry in the finals round to earn the Grand Championship for the contest.   This was the first Grand Championship for Real South BBQ.

Reserve Grand Champion - Southern Hogs.

Reserve Grand Champion – Southern Hogs.

Southern Hogs, led by Matt Sapp, made finals in ribs and finished 6th in pulled pork and 9th in loin to take home the Reserve Grand Championship.  This was also Southern Hogs first Reserve Championship award.

First Place Loin - Old Henry's BBQ

First Place Loin – Old Henry’s BBQ

 

Clay and Stephanie Beal of Old Henry’s BBQ got the day of “firsts” rolling by claiming thier first category win in loin.  Their 599 score in loin finals was just one point away from a perfect score.  92 BBQ, the 2014-2015 GBA Team of the Year, finished second with Smokin’ 42 BBQ coming in third place. Rescue Smokers claimed 4th place by just 0.2 of a point over CJ’s BBQ.  2 Smokin’ Pfat Boyz took 6th place.  There was a 3 way tie for 7th place.  Doc & Dicie’s BBQ won the tiebreaker.  Forget Me Not BBQ was next in the tiebreaker to take  8th place and Southern Hogs took 9th. Lang’s BBQ Cookers rounded out the top 10.

 

 

First Place Pork - Rescue Smokers

First Place Pork – Rescue Smokers

Robby Royal & Rescue Smokers also came just a single point shy of a perfect score in pulled pork finals. Their 599 score topped the category. Just Pig Out BBQ was the runner up. Daddy O’s BBQ, Brian Bond pitmaster,  recorded a perfect 600 score in the preliminary round and finals entry score gave them 3rd place.  Barbecue Crew finished 4th, Holy Smokes finished 5th and Southern Hogs finished 6th.  Seventh place went to Captain Jack’s & Peachtree while Mojo Smokehouse came in 8th place. CJ’s BBQ won the tie for 9th place over Raging Smoke BBQ.

Real South BBQ’s Grand Championship winning ribs topped the category.  Southern Hogs took 2nd place with Forget Me Not BBQ taking 3rd. Holy Smokes BBQ walked in 4th place. The scorers had to go to the tiebreaker once again to determine 5th place. Smokin’ 42 BBQ edged out Captain Jack’s & Peachtree.  Seventh place went to Barbecue Crew with 8th place going to Lang BBQ Cookers.  Rescue Smokers and Bubba Grills finished 9th & 1oth respectively.

CFF Pork - Wilbur's Smoke Pig

CFF Pork – Wilbur’s Smoke Pig

CFF Ribs - Okefenokee Smokers

CFF Ribs – Okefenokee Smokers

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In the Cooking For Fun division, Wilbur’s Smoke Pig BBQ won the pulled pork category.  Under Construction BBQ was the runner-up with Odd Brother’s BBQ in 3rd place.  The top spot in ribs went to Okeefonokee Smokers.  Under Construction BBQ again was the runner-up again and Aloha Soul claimed 3rd.

GBA Division Scores: Top 3 scores below are from finals rounds. All other scores are from preliminary rounds.

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 599 Old Henry’s 1 599 Rescue Smokers 1 600 Real South BBQ
2 594.2 92 BBQ 2 595.6 Just Pig Out BBQ 2 593.2 Southern Hogs
3 591.2 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 3 590.3 Daddy O’s 3 589.8 Forget Me Not BBQ
4 595.7 Rescue Smolers BBQ 4 596.1 Barbeque Crew 4 597 Holy Smokes BBQ
5 595.5 CJ’s BBQ 5 595.1 Holy Smokes BBQ 5 595.1 Smokin’ 42 BBQ
6 592.5 2 Smokin Pfat Boyz 6 594.6 Southern Hog 6 595.1 Captain Jack’s & Peachtree
7 591.22 Docs and Dicies BBQ 7 592.4 Captain Jack’s & Peachtree 7 594.9 Barbeque Crew
8 591.21 Forget Me Not BBQ 8 592.1 Mojo Smokehouse 8 594.5 Lang’s BBQ Cooker
9 591.2 Southern Hog 9 590.31 CJ’s BBQ 9 592.2 92 BBQ
10 590.2 Lang’s BBQ Cooker 10 590.3 Raging Smoke BBQ 10 591.9 Bubba Grills
11 588.2 Raging Smoke BBQ 11 589.9 Bubba Grills 11 591.5 Just Pig Out BBQ
12 586 Just Pig Out BBQ 12 589.1 Real South BBQ 12 587 .J Dub’s Stew and Que
13 583.8 Bubba Grills   13 586.6 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 13 587 Rescue Smokers BBQ
14 581 .J Dub’s Stew and Que 14 583.7 .J Dub’s Stew and Que 14 586.6 Old Henry’s
15 581 Holy Smokes BBQ   15 579.6 92 BBQ 15 584.8 Ole Sparky’s BBQ
16 579.6 Ole Sparky’s BBQ 16 577.3 Lang’s BBQ Cooker 16 584.2 Docs and Dicies BBQ
17 578.7 Daddy O’s BBQ 17 576.8 Old Henry’s 17 579.1 Raging Smoke BBQ
18 578.6 Captain Jack’s & Peachtree   18 576.6 2 Smokin Pfat Boyz 18 579 Four Fathers BBQ Crew
19 577.8 Real South BBQ 19 575.1 Docs and Dicies BBQ 19 576.6 Daddy O’s BBQ
20 574.3 Johnson Boys BBQ 20 574.8 Forget Me Not BBQ 20 575.7 Johnson Boys BBQ
21 571.8 Mojo Smokehouse 21 574.7 Statesboro Blues BBQ 21 572.1 HBBQ
22 571.8 Four Fathers BBQ Crew 22 574.5 Paranoid Pig 22 566 Island Dawgz BBQ
23 571.5 Statesboro Blues BBQ 23 573.1 HBBQ 23 565.7 Paranoid Pig
24 571.3 HBBQ 24 572.3 Ole Sparky’s BBQ 24 563 Statesboro Blues BBQ
25 571.2 Barbeque Crew 25 568.5 Four Fathers BBQ Crew 25 562.9 2 Smokin Pfat Boyz
26 571.2 Paranoid Pig   26 563 Johnson Boys BBQ   26 561.1 CJ’s BBQ
27 559 Island Dawgz BBQ 27 556.1 Island Dawgz BBQ   27 559 Mojo Smokehouse
Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Southern Hog 591.2 594.6 598.5 1784.3
2 Rescue Smokers BBQ 595.7 598.2 587.0 1780.9
3 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 598.5 586.6 595.1 1780.2
4 Just Pig Out BBQ 586.0 599.1 591.5 1776.6
5 Holy Smokes BBQ 581.0 595.1 597.0 1773.1
6 92 BBQ 599.4 579.6 592.2 1771.2
7 Captain Jack’s & Peachtree 578.6 592.4 595.1 1766.1
8 Real South BBQ 577.8 589.1 598.8 1765.7
9 Bubba Grills 583.8 589.9 591.9 1765.6
10 Forget Me Not BBQ 591.2 574.8 597.1 1763.1
11 Old Henry’s 599.7 576.8 586.6 1763.1
12 Barbeque Crew 571.2 596.1 594.9 1762.2
13 Lang’s BBQ Cooker 590.2 577.3 594.5 1762.0
14 Raging Smoke BBQ 588.2 590.3 579.1 1757.6
15 Daddy O’s BBQ 578.7 600.0 576.6 1755.3
16 .J Dub’s Stew and Que 581.0 583.7 587.0 1751.7
17 Docs and Dicies BBQ 591.2 575.1 584.2 1750.5
18 CJ’s BBQ 595.5 590.3 561.1 1746.9
19 Ole Sparky’s BBQ 579.6 572.3 584.8 1736.7
20 2 Smokin Pfat Boyz 592.5 576.6 562.9 1732.0
21 Mojo Smokehouse 571.8 592.1 559.0 1722.9
22 Four Fathers BBQ Crew 571.8 568.5 579.0 1719.3
23 HBBQ 571.3 573.1 572.1 1716.5
24 Johnson Boys BBQ 574.3 563.0 575.7 1713.0
25 Paranoid Pig 571.2 574.5 565.7 1711.4
26 Statesboro Blues BBQ 571.5 574.7 563.0 1709.2
27 Island Dawgz BBQ 559.0 556.1 566.0 1681.1

Cooking For Fun Scores:

  PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 594.9 Wilbur’s’s Smoke Pig BBQ 1 596.1 Okefenokee Smokers
2 594.8 Under Construction BBQ 2 592.6 Under Construction BBQ
3 590.9 Odd Brother’s BBQ 3 591.2 Aloha Soul
4 587.3 Okefenokee Smokers 4 590.2 Wilbur’s’s Smoke Pig BBQ
5 587 Tailgater’s BBQ 5 581.5 Tailgater’s BBQ
6 585.1 Hart Brother’s BBQ 6 579.3 Billy Goat Barb-Que
7 580.7 Buffalo Tucks and Wild Bill’s BBQ 7 576 Watch Me Smoke
8 578.7 Watch Me Smoke 8 573.2 Odd Brother’s BBQ
9 578 Billy Goat Barb-Que 9 571.6 Slump Buster Kookin
10 575.7 Knotted Staff 10 571.2 Knotted Staff
11 569.9 Slump Buster Kookin 11 569.2 Buffalo Tucks and Wild Bill’s BBQ
12 560.8 Aloha Soul 12 557.6 Hart Brother’s BBQ

 

 

Nov 01 2015

Holy Smokes Has The Wiggle & Twist To Win Johnson Co.

Holy Smokes Has The Wiggle & Twist To Win Johnson Co.

The first Johnson Co. Wiggle & Twist Festival included a Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) competition.  The unique festival name pays tribute to the old Wrightsville & Tennille Railroad.  The old rail route had such a winding path that it picked up the nickname “Wiggle & Twist”.  The festival and contest were held at the Wrightsville American Legion Post along with the Johnson Co. Chamber of Commerce.  A large crowd turned to enjoy the sights & sounds of the BBQ competition; lots of vendors & great music.  Holy Smokes, Gary & Dion Lanton, from nearby Dublin won both the Pulled Pork & Rib categories to claim the Grand Championship.

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                                                                                                  Grand Champion – Holy Smokes

Tifton’s Smokin’ 42 BBQ had a 599.7 preliminary score in Loin along with a 6th place in Pulled Pork and 7th place in Ribs to win the Reserve Grand Championship.

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Reserve Champion – Smokin’ 42 BBQ

First Place Pork Loin - Bubba Grills

1st Loin – Bubba Grills

 

In the Loin finals, Bubba Grills edged Rescue Smokers by just 0.4 of a point to win the category.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ finished third.  The competition was close throughout the field as there was a 3 way tie for 4th place between Fiddlers BBQ, CaJenn Smokin Q and H & J Cooking Team.  Fiddlers BBQ won the tiebreaker to take 4th place.  CaJenn then won the next tiebreaker for 5th and H & J took 6th place. Georgia Boys claimed 7th place just ahead of Johnson Boys BBQ in 8th.  Ninth place went to Real South BBQ and Holy Smokes got the 10th place call.

The Pulled Pork finals was almost as close as the Loin finals.  Holy Smokes won the category by only 0.8 of a point over Real South BBQ.  Old Henry’s BBQ may have gotten the loudest ovation of the day with their 3rd place call.  The BBQ Ninja took 4th place; Georgia Boys took 5th and Smokin’ 42 BBQ took 6th place.  Southern Hogs edged Bubba Grills for 7th place by 0.3 of a point.  CaJenn Smokin’ Q and H & J Cooking Team finished 9th & 10th respectively.

Holy Smokes Grand Championship winning Ribs topped the category. Fiddler’s BBQ was the runner up.  Fat Daddy P’s BBQ, in the first competition, got the 3rd place call. Rescue Smokers grabbed 4th place with The BBQ Ninja in 5th.  Sixth place went to H & J Cooking Team with 7th place going to Smokin’ 42 BBQ. Real South BBQ took 8th place.  Johnson Boys BBQ walked in 9th place and Bubba Grills rounded out the top 10.

In the Cooking for Fun Division,  Mama’s Que & Stew won the Pulled Pork category with Big Papa BBQ in 2nd & Smokin’ Snowballs in 3rd.  In Cooking for Fun Ribs, Big Papa BBQ walked last.  Master Basters took 2nd and Smokin’s Snowballs, again, took 3rd place.

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Cooking For Fun Pork – Mama’s Que & Stew

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Cooking for Fun Ribs – Big Papa’s BBQ

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The GBA thanks all the coordinators and volunteers of the Johnson Co. Wiggle & Twist for their outstanding hospitality including a delicious Friday evening welcome dinner for all the teams & GBA officials.  The group put on a great first year event & the GBA is looking forward to returning next year.

Full Results:  (note in the GBA standings 1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are from the finals round. All other scores are from the preliminary rounds.)

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 595.4 BUBBA GRILLS 1 597.9 HOLY SMOKES 1 599.4 HOLY SMOKES
2 595 RESCUE SMOKERS 2 597.1 REAL SOUTH BBQ 2 594.6 FIDDLERS BBQ
3 594.2 SMOKIN’ 42 BBQ 3 587.9 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 3 589.7 FAT DADDY P’S BBQ
4 591.2 FIDDLERS BBQ 4 592.2 THE BBQ NINJA 4 594.8 RESCUE SMOKERS
5 591.2 CAJENN SMOKING Q 5 591.5 GEORGIA BOYS 5 591.9 THE BBQ NINJA
6 591.2 H & J COOKING TEAM 6 589.9 SMOKIN’ 42 BBQ 6 590.6 H & J COOKING TEAM
7 585.9 GEORGIA BOYS 7 587.5 SOUTHEN HOGS 7 588.7 SMOKIN’ 42 BBQ
8 582 JOHNSON BOYS BBQ 8 587.2 BUBBA GRILLS 8 584.5 REAL SOUTH BBQ
9 580.9 REAL SOUTH BBQ 9 586.6 CAJENN SMOKING Q 9 582.3 JOHNSON BOYS BBQ
10 579 HOLY SMOKES 10 585 H & J COOKING TEAM 10 581.2 BUBBA GRILLS
11 576.6 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 11 582.6 RESCUE SMOKERS 11 580.4 OLD HENRY’S BBQ
12 571.5 SOUTHEN HOGS 12 581.7 FAT DADDY P’S BBQ 12 578.7 SOUTHEN HOGS
13 570.5 THE BBQ NINJA 13 576.8 FIDDLERS BBQ 13 573.8 CAJENN SMOKING Q
14 562.7 FAT DADDY P’S BBQ 14 567.2 JOHNSON BOYS BBQ 14 558.8 GEORGIA BOYS

 

Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 SMOKIN’ 42 BBQ 599.7 589.9 588.7 1778.3
2 HOLY SMOKES 579.0 598.8 598.8 1776.6
3 RESCUE SMOKERS 599.1 582.6 594.8 1776.5
4 H & J COOKING TEAM 591.2 585.0 590.6 1766.8
5 BUBBA GRILLS 595.8 587.2 581.2 1764.2
6 FIDDLERS BBQ 591.2 576.8 595.8 1763.8
7 REAL SOUTH BBQ 580.9 595.2 584.5 1760.6
8 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 576.6 598.8 580.4 1755.8
9 THE BBQ NINJA 570.5 592.2 591.9 1754.6
10 CAJENN SMOKING Q 591.2 586.6 573.8 1751.6
11 FAT DADDY P’S BBQ 562.7 581.7 595.7 1740.1
12 SOUTHEN HOGS 571.5 587.5 578.7 1737.7
13 GEORGIA BOYS 585.9 591.5 558.8 1736.2
14 JOHNSON BOYS BBQ 582.0 567.2 582.3 1731.5

Cooking For Fun:

PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 591.5 MAMA’S QUE & STEW 1 589.8 BIG PAPA BBQ
2 589.8 BIG PAPA BBQ 2 584.2 MASTER BASTERS
3 587.5 SMOKING SNOWBALLS 3 579.4 SMOKING SNOWBALLS
4 575.7 MASTER BASTERS 4 576 SPANK YO BUTT BBQ
5 0 SPANK YO BUTT BBQ 5 573 MAMA’S QUE & STEW

Sep 27 2015

A Near Perfect Day for Rescue Smokers

A Near Perfect Day for Rescue Smokers

The 2015-2016 competition season for the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) got off to a unbelievable start at the Doc Holiday BBQ & Blues Festival in downtown Griffin.  On the Pro competiton, 39 of the top teams in the state turned out to try and grab the early lead in the Team of the Year competition as Double Points were on the line.  There were also 5 Cooking for Fun division teams.  The contest also featured Friday ancillaries in Sauce, Wings & Dessert.  There was also a special Saturday Brisket Shootout competition.

The level of competition was on display right off the bat in Pork Loin as three teams — Bubba Grills, Dixie Q & Rescue Smokers — each tallied a perfect 600 score in the preliminary round.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ missed the 4th perfect score in Loin by just 0.3 of a point.  Rescue Smokers pulled their second 600 score of the day in the Pulled Pork preliminary round.

Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

Grand Champion – Rescue Smokers

Robby Royal of Rescue Smokers near perfect day ended with the last call as Grand Champion of the contest. Lonnie Smith and the Bubba Grills team strong showing across all three categories earned the Reserve Grand Champion award.

Reserve Champion - Bubba Grills

Reserve Champion – Bubba Grills

First Place Loin - Dixie Q

First Place Loin – Dixie Q

Breaking ties with perfect scores often comes down to the dreaded coin toss.  In the GBA, however, the top three teams in each category advance to the Finals rounds where they prepare another turn in box to be scored by a select panel of Finals judges.  So, the three teams with perfect scores go to settle it with a head to head to head matchup.

Rick Godfrey of Dixie Q got the top score in the Loin finals round to win the category. Rescue Smokers took second place with Bubba Grills taking third.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ came in 4th place. Johnson Boys BBQ, in their first GBA contest, finished 5th with Dobey Q finishing sixth. Forget Me Not BBQ took 7th place, Daddy-O’s BBQ took 8th, 92 BBQ took 9th and Fiddlers BBQ took 10th place.

Rescue Smokers had the top finals round Pulled Pork score for the win. Johnson Boys BBQ was the runner-up with Southern Hogs in 3rd place. Bubba Grills grabbed 4th place followed by CaJenn BBQ in 5th and Rub My Butt in 6th place. Seventh place went to We Want Que and 8th place went to Dixie Q.  Smokin 42 BBQ & The BBQ Ninja finished 9th & 10th respectively.

First Place Ribs - The BBQ Ninja

First Place Ribs – The BBQ Ninja

 

 

The BBQ Ninja took top honors in Ribs. 92 BBQ took second place with Smokin the Good Stuff in third.  For third place, Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team edged out Fiddlers BBQ who came in fourth. Sixth place went to We Want Que just ahead of Rescue Smokers in 7th place. Rub My Butt, Simply Q and Daddy-O’s BBQ rounded out the top 10.

Rescue Smokers continued their domination of the day by winning the Brisket Challenge. Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team took 2nd place with Smokin 42 BBQ taking 3rd.  The BBQ Ninja grabbed 4th place and Dobey Q took 5th.

 

 

In the Cooking For Fun Division, Badonkadonk won Pulled Pork with Mama’s Que & Stew in 2nd and Burnt Offering Cooking Crew in third.  In Ribs, Burnt Bermuda BBQ took top honors with Badonkadonk as runner-up and Mama’s Que & Stew taking third.

Cooking For Fun Pork - Badonkadonk

Cooking For Fun Pork – Badonkadonk

Cooking For Fun Ribs - Burnt Bermuda BBQ

Cooking For Fun Ribs – Burnt Bermuda BBQ

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Next, the GBA heads to Milledgeville for the Deep Roots Festival  and The GBA State Championship on October 23-24.

If you want to become a part of this exciting BBQ competition organization, membership information can be found at www.bbqga.com

Full Results – Note: the top three scores are from Finals Rounds. All other scores are preliminary round scores.

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 597.2 Dixie Que 1 599.1 Rescue Smokers 1 597 The BBQ Ninja
2 595 Rescue Smokers 2 595 Johnson Boys BBQ 2 595.3 92 BBQ
3 593.4 Bubba Grills 3 592 Southern Hogs 3 593.5 Smokin the Good Stuff
4 599.7 Smokin 42 BBQ 4 595.1 Bubba Grills 4 595.8 Captian Jacks Freedom BBQ Team
5 597.6 Johnson Boys BBQ 5 594.2 CaJenn Smokin Que 5 595.5 Fiddlers
6 597.4 Dobey Q 6 593.9 Rub My Butt BBQ 6 592.4 We Want Que
7 596.4 Forget Me Not BBQ 7 593.3 We Want Que 7 592.2 Rescue Smokers
8 595.8 Daddy-O’s BBQ 8 591.81 Dixie Q 8 591.9 Rub My Butt BBQ
9 594.9 92 BBQ 9 591.8 Smokin 42 BBQ 9 591.8 Simply Q
10 594.5 Fiddlers 10 591.5 The BBQ Ninja 10 591.2 Daddy-O’s BBQ
11 594.2 Ole Sparky’s BBQ 11 590.8 H & J  Cooking Team 11 590.9 Screaming Eagle
12 592.1 Rub My Butt BBQ 12 590.6 Smoke Shack BBQ 12 590.8 Raging Smoke BBQ
13 590.9 Real South BBQ 13 589.9 Real South BBQ 13 588.2 Templar Temptations
14 590.9 J Dubas Stew & Que 14 589.9 Simply Q 14 587.9 Bubba Grills
15 589.9 Simply Q 15 589.6 Rub Shakers Que 15 587.9 Rub Shakers Que
16 589.9 Templar Temptations 16 589 Daddy-O’s BBQ 16 587.5 Dixie Q
17 587.1 Main Street Barbecue 17 587.5 Raging Smoke BBQ 17 587.5 Smokin 42 BBQ
18 587 Raging Smoke BBQ 18 587.2 Templar Temptations 18 586.3 Fletcher’s Finest
19 585.7 Stumps’s Smokers BBQ Team 19 587.2 Que The Musick 19 586.2 CaJenn Smokin Que
20 585.1 CaJenn Smokin Que 20 586.6 Smokin the Good Stuff 20 584.2 J Dubas Stew & Que
21 585 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 21 586.3 Screaming Eagle 21 583.6 Southern Hogs
22 581 Southern Hogs 22 584.7 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 22 583.6 Real South BBQ
23 580.3 The BBQ Ninja 23 584.2 Captian Jacks Freedom BBQ Team 23 582.9 H & J  Cooking Team
24 580.3 Rub Shakers Que 24 583.9 Fiddlers 24 582.6 Stumps’s Smokers BBQ Team
25 580.1 Smokin the Good Stuff 25 583.4 Hold Your Horses BBQ 25 582 Main Street Barbecue
26 579.8 Captian Jacks Freedom BBQ Team 26 583.1 Stumps’s Smokers BBQ Team 26 581.4 Dobey Q
27 579.6 Que The Musick 27 582.9 Fletcher’s Finest 27 580.3 Dawg Pit BBQ
28 579.1 Smoke Shack BBQ 28 581.7 Main Street Barbecue 28 578.5 Ole Sparky’s BBQ
29 576 Just Smoke ” N ” Around BBQ 29 581.4 Forget Me Not BBQ 29 577.5 Forget Me Not BBQ
30 575.3 We Want Que 30 578.7 J Dubas Stew & Que 30 575.7 Just Smoke ” N ” Around BBQ
31 575 Bearded BBQ 31 577.1 Old Henry BBQ 31 575.4 Que The Musick
32 572.1 Old Henry BBQ 32 576.3 Just Smoke ” N ” Around BBQ 32 573.9 Just for Fun
33 571.4 Screaming Eagle 33 576.3 Dawg Pit BBQ 33 571.5 Smoke Shack BBQ
34 570.2 Fletcher’s Finest 34 574.5 The Ultimate Smoke BBQ 34 571.4 The Ultimate Smoke BBQ
35 566.6 H & J  Cooking Team 35 572.7 Just for Fun 35 570.8 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
36 564.3 Hold Your Horses BBQ 36 570.5 Bearded BBQ 36 570.2 Bearded BBQ
37 560.9 Just for Fun 37 569.7 Ole Sparky’s BBQ 37 568.7 Johnson Boys BBQ
38 559 Dawg Pit BBQ 38 567.8 92 BBQ 38 567.9 Hold Your Horses BBQ
39 0 The Ultimate Smoke BBQ 39 0 Dobey Q 39 566.9 Old Henry BBQ

Reserve Championship: Highest cumulative score from preliminary rounds. If Grand Champion has top score, the award passes down to the second highest total score.

Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Rescue Smokers 600 600 592.2 1792.2
2 Bubba Grills 600 595.1 587.9 1783
3 Dixie Q 600 591.81 587.5 1779.31
4 Smokin 42 BBQ 599.7 591.8 587.5 1779
5 Rub My Butt BBQ 592.1 593.9 591.9 1777.9
6 Daddy-O’s BBQ 595.8 589 591.2 1776
7 Fiddlers 594.5 583.9 595.5 1773.9
8 Simply Q 589.9 589.9 591.8 1771.6
9 The BBQ Ninja 580.3 591.5 596.4 1768.2
10 CaJenn Smokin Que 585.1 594.2 586.2 1765.5
11 Smokin the Good Stuff 580.1 586.6 598.8 1765.5
12 Raging Smoke BBQ 587 587.5 590.8 1765.3
13 Templar Temptations 589.9 587.2 588.2 1765.3
14 Real South BBQ 590.9 589.9 583.6 1764.4
15 Southern Hogs 581 599.1 583.6 1763.7
16 92 BBQ 594.9 567.8 599.4 1762.1
17 Johnson Boys BBQ 597.6 595.4 568.7 1761.7
18 We Want Que 575.3 593.3 592.4 1761
19 Captian Jacks Freedom BBQ Team 579.8 584.2 595.8 1759.8
20 Rub Shakers Que 580.3 589.6 587.9 1757.8
21 Forget Me Not BBQ 596.4 581.4 577.5 1755.3
22 J Dubas Stew & Que 590.9 578.7 584.2 1753.8
23 Stumps’s Smokers BBQ Team 585.7 583.1 582.6 1751.4
24 Main Street Barbecue 587.1 581.7 582 1750.8
25 Screaming Eagle 571.4 586.3 590.9 1748.6
26 Ole Sparky’s BBQ 594.2 569.7 578.5 1742.4
27 Que The Musick 579.6 587.2 575.4 1742.2
28 Smoke Shack BBQ 579.1 590.6 571.5 1741.2
29 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 585 584.7 570.8 1740.5
30 H & J  Cooking Team 566.6 590.8 582.9 1740.3
31 Fletcher’s Finest 570.2 582.9 586.3 1739.4
32 Just Smoke ” N ” Around BBQ 576 576.3 575.7 1728
33 Old Henry BBQ 572.1 577.1 566.9 1716.1
34 Bearded BBQ 575 570.5 570.2 1715.7
35 Dawg Pit BBQ 559 576.3 580.3 1715.6
36 Hold Your Horses BBQ 564.3 583.4 567.9 1715.6
37 Just for Fun 560.9 572.7 573.9 1707.5
38 Dobey Q 597.4 0 581.4 1178.8
39 The Ultimate Smoke BBQ 0 574.5 571.4 1145.9

Cooking For Fun

PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 589.9 Badonkadonk 1 598.5 Burnt Bermuda BBQ
2 583.2 MaMa’s Que N Stew 2 593.9 Badonkadonk
3 581 Burnt Offering Cooking Krew 3 588.2 MaMa’s Que N Stew
4 571.1 Mill Hill Barbecue Company 4 586.9 Burnt Offering Cooking Krew
5 569.6 Burnt Bermuda BBQ 5 567.6 Mill Hill Barbecue Company

May 03 2015

Smokin 42 BBQ Rules at Three Rivers Festival

Smokin 42 BBQ Rules at Three Rivers Festival

After battling the elements over the past few contests, the teams of the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) found picture perfect weather for the Three Rivers Festival at Towns Bluff Park.  The teams responded by turning in outstanding BBQ.  A common theme among the judges was how tough it was to pick a favorite among so many great entries.  In the end, it was the Finals round Pulled Pork entry turned in by Smokin’ 42 BBQ of Tifton that got the last call of the day as Grand Champion.

Grand Champion - Smokin' 42 BBQ

Grand Champion – Smokin’ 42 BBQ

CaJenn Smokin’ Que of Hoboken had the highest cumulative score across all three categories in the preliminary rounds to take the Reserve Champion award.

Reserve Champion - CaJenn Smokin' Que

Reserve Champion – CaJenn Smokin’ Que

 

1st Loin - Bethel Smokers

1st Loin – Bethel Smokers

 

 

Bethel Smokers  of Douglas captured the first place award in Pork Loin. CaJenn Smokin’ Que edge out Just Blowing Smoke of Canton for second place by 0.3 of a point.  LawDawg BBQ from Brunswick took third place.  Just Smoke N Around of Jackson took 5th place by  1/10th of a point over Smokin’ 42 BBQ,  Seventh place went to Lizzy Lou of Middleburg, FL.  Swainsboro’s Real South BBQ came in 8th place in Pork Loin with 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers of Griffin in 9th place and H & J Cooking Team of Vienna in 10th place

 

 

First place in Pulled Pork went to Smokin’ 42 BBQ with 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers as the runner-up. Dobey Q of Buena Vista captured 3rd place. Just Smoke N Around captured 4th place and Real South BBQ captured 5th place.  Just 7/10th of a point separated 6th place from 9th place.  in 6th place, it was LawDawg BBQ just ahead of Bubba Grills of Haddock in 7th place with Buffalo Chip BBQ of Hazlehurst taking 8th place and Mojo Smokehouse of Willcoochee taking 9th place. CaJenn Smokin’ Que rounded out the top 10 in Pulled Pork.

 

1st Ribs - Bubba Grills

1st Ribs – Bubba Grills

 

 

Bubba Grills topped the Ribs category. Dobey Q took 2nd with Just Blowing Smoke taking 3rd place. CaJenn Smokin’ Que walked for the 4th place award with Buffalo Chip BBQ in 5th place. Real South BBQ grabbed 6th place and Smokin’ J’s of Dallas, GA grabbe 7th place. The 8th place call went out to Bethel Smokers. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers finished in 9th place in Ribs with Smokin’ 42 BBQ taking 10th place.

 

The GBA wants to thank the staff at Towns Bluff Park for hosting the contest at one of the best venue’s on our circuit.  Thanks also to the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Co. Board of Tourism for organizing the contest.   The GBA heads north to Acworth for Smoke on the Lake on May 8-9 then to Lake Walter F George in Fort Gaines for the White Oak Pastures BBQ Challenge on May 22-23. For more information about the Georgia Barbecue Association, visit our website at www.bbqga.org.

 

 

Full Results (note: scores for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places are final round scores.  Scores from 4th place & down are preliminary round scores)

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 596.3 BETHEL SMOKERS 1 596.9 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 1 595 BUBBA GRILLS
2 593 CAJENN SMOKIN QUE 2 593.8 92 BBQ 2 593.6 DOBEY Q
3 592.7 JUST BLOWING SMOKE 3 591.3 DOBEY Q 3 593.4 JUST BLOWING SMOKE
4 591.8 LAWDAWG BBQ 4 589.3 JUST SMOKE N AROUND 4 591.1 CAJENN SMOKIN QUE
5 591.3 JUST SMOKE N AROUND 5 588.5 REAL SOUTH BBQ 5 587.5 BUFFALO CHIP BBQ
6 591.2 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 6 586.9 LAWDAWG BBQ 6 587.3 REAL SOUTH BBQ
7 587.2 LIZZY LOU 7 586.6 BUBBA GRILLS 7 587 SMOKIN J’S
8 587 REAL SOUTH BBQ 8 586.3 BUFFALO CHIP BBQ 8 583.6 BETHEL SMOKERS
9 586.6 92 BBQ 9 586.2 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 9 581.7 92 BBQ
10 586.2 H&J COOKING TEAM 10 584.2 CAJENN SMOKIN QUE 10 580.6 SMOKIN 42 BBQ
11 585.9 SMOKIN J’S 11 583.9 H&J COOKING TEAM 11 579.4 H&J COOKING TEAM
12 580 BUFFALO CHIP BBQ 12 579.7 SMOKIN J’S 12 579 LAWDAWG BBQ
13 579 RAGING SMOKE BBQ 13 575.7 RAGING SMOKE BBQ 13 578.7 OLD HENRY BBQ
14 576.6 DOBEY Q 14 574.4 LIZZY LOU 14 576.1 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE
15 571.7 BUBBA GRILLS 15 571.7 BETHEL SMOKERS 15 575.1 RAGING SMOKE BBQ
16 571.4 OLD HENRY BBQ 16 570.5 JUST BLOWING SMOKE 16 574 LIZZY LOU
17 556.7 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 17 558.9 OLD HENRY BBQ 17 560.5 JUST SMOKE N AROUND

 

 

 Reserve Champion Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 CAJENN SMOKIN QUE 596.1 584.2 591.1 1771.4
2 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 591.2 594.2 580.6 1766
3 DOBEY Q 576.6 591.1 598.2 1765.9
4 REAL SOUTH BBQ 587 588.5 587.3 1762.8
5 92 BBQ 586.6 590.8 581.7 1759.1
6 LAWDAWG BBQ 591.8 586.9 579 1757.7
7 JUST BLOWING SMOKE 593.6 570.5 592.1 1756.2
8 BUBBA GRILLS 571.7 586.6 596.4 1754.7
9 BUFFALO CHIP BBQ 580 586.3 587.5 1753.8
10 SMOKIN J’S 585.9 579.7 587 1752.6
11 BETHEL SMOKERS 594.5 571.7 583.6 1749.8
12 H&J COOKING TEAM 586.2 583.9 579.4 1749.5
13 JUST SMOKE N AROUND 591.3 589.3 560.5 1741.1
14 LIZZY LOU 587.2 574.4 574 1735.6
15 RAGING SMOKE BBQ 579 575.7 575.1 1729.8
16 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 556.7 586.2 576.1 1719
17 OLD HENRY BBQ 571.4 558.9 578.7 1709

Apr 19 2015

Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Smokin’ Pork N Butts

Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Smokin’ Pork N Butts

There are a couple of things you can count on at Smokin’ Pork N Butts in Jackson.  Great BBQ and Rain.  Mud boots were almost as essential as grills, charcoal & wood as steady rain pelted the event for most of the weekend.  In spite of the challenging conditions, the teams still made the judges work hard to determine who had the best BBQ of the day.

Fiddlers BBQ made finals in all three categories. Southern Hogs finaled in Loin & Pulled Pork. However, it was Bubba Grills Rib entry that recorded the top score in the final rounds to claim the Grand Championship.

 

Grand Champion - Bubba Grills

Grand Champion – Bubba Grills

Harvery & Shirley Wills of Fiddlers BBQ, with an assist from Master Judge candidate Greg Sebastian, “Triple Finaled” and accumulated the most points in the preliminary rounds to win the Reserve Champion award.

Reserve Champion - Fiddlers BBQ

Reserve Champion – Fiddlers BBQ

 

Pork Loin is always a difficult category, but the scorers had to go to the tiebreaker to determine the winner in the category. Both Fiddler’s BBQ and LawDawg BBQ scored 594.4 in the final round of Loin judging.  The GBA declares “Its All About the Taste” and the Taste scores are the first level in the tiebreaker.  Fiddler’s BBQ had the highest taste score & edged LawDawg for first place. LawDawg BBQ had a perfect 600 score in the preliminary Loin round. Southern Hogs grabbed third place.  Que the Musick took 4th place with Just Blowing Smoke taking fifth. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers took 6th place by winning the tiebreaker over Smokin J’s BBQ. Eighth place went to Bubba Grills; 9th place went to Smoke Shack BBQ and 10th went to Main Street BBQ.

Southern Hogs

Southern Hogs

 

In Pulled Pork, it was Fiddlers BBQ  once again taking top honors. Southern Hogs finished as runner-up with Que the Musick in third place.  Main Street BBQ got the 4th place call and Fletcher’s Finest got 5th place. Smokin the Good Stuff edged Real South BBQ for 6th place on the tiebreaker. Just Blowing Smoke also edged LawDawg BBQ in the tiebreaker for 8th place. Bubba Grills rounded out the top 10.

The Grand Championship winning Rib entry earned first place for Bubba Grills. Fiddlers BBQ completed their strong cook with the 2nd place award. Smokin the Good Stuff took 3rd place, but also had a perfect 600 score in the preliminary round. BCD (Boys Cooking Dangerously) came in 4th place. Hootie Q edged 29 BBQ by 0.1 of a point to take 5th place. Just Blowing Smoke captured 7th place and Smoke Shack BBQ captured 8th place.  92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers & Rub Shakers Que finished 9th & 10th respectively.

Once again Connie & Wayne Rosser of the Butt County Exchange Club did an outstanding job managing the contest in trying conditions.  The GBA heads to the Three Rivers Festival and Towns Bluff Park on the Altamaha River in Hazlehurst on May 1-2. The following week it will be Smoke on the Water on beautiful Lake Acworth. The month of May completes the water based trifecta with the 1st Annual White Oak Pastures BBQ Challenge on Lake Walter F George in Fort Gaines on May 22-23.

Full Results:

NOTE: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are from Final rounds. All other scores are from Preliminary rounds.

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 594.41 Fiddlers BBQ   1 595.5 Fiddlers BBQ   1 596.2 Bubba Grills
2 594.4 Law Dawgs   2 593 Southern Hogs   2 594.6 Fiddlers BBQ
3 592.2 Southern Hogs   3 591.5 Que The Musick   3 591.2 Smokin the Good Stuff
4 592.1 Que The Musick 4 594.2 Main Street BBQ 4 590.3 BCD
5 591.2 Just Blowning Smoke 5 593.9 Fletcher’s Finest 5 588.9 Hootie Q
6 587.21 92BBQ/Assassin Smokers 6 593.61 Smokin the Good Stuff 6 588.8 29 Barbeque
7 587.2 Smokin J’s Barbeque 7 593.6 Real South BBQ 7 588.2 Just Blowning Smoke
8 586.9 Bubba Grills 8 591.81 Just Blowning Smoke 8 587.9 Smoke Shack BBQ
9 583.2 Smoke Shack BBQ 9 591.8 Law Dawgs 9 585 92BBQ/Assassin Smokers
10 582.9 Main Street BBQ 10 591.2 Bubba Grills 10 584.5 Rub Shakers Que
11 581.3 Hootie Q 11 590.6 Hootie Q 11 583 Raging Smoke BBQ
12 581 Forget Me Not BBQ 12 590.5 29 Barbeque 12 582.3 Que The Musick
13 579.3 Real South BBQ 13 590.2 Rub Shakers Que 13 580.6 Southern Hogs
14 570.8 Just Smokin N Around 14 584.4 Just Smokin N Around 14 579.3 We Want Que
15 570 Shark Bite BBQ 15 582.7 Raging Smoke BBQ 15 578.8 J Dubs’ Stew and Que
16 568.4 BCD 16 579.6 92BBQ/Assassin Smokers 16 578.1 Fletcher’s Finest
17 567.2 Rub Shakers Que 17 577.5 Smokin J’s Barbeque 17 576.7 Golfin Grillers
18 567.2 Fletcher’s Finest 18 574.7 Smoke Shack BBQ 18 574.7 Law Dawgs
19 566.5 Raging Smoke BBQ 19 574.6 BCD 19 574.5 Temple of The Hog
20 565.6 Temple of The Hog 20 571.5 We Want Que 20 574.2 Shark Bite BBQ
21 565.5 Smokin the Good Stuff 21 571.3 Temple of The Hog 21 573.9 Main Street BBQ
22 563.2 29 Barbeque 22 567.2 Golfin Grillers 22 573.2 Real South BBQ
23 562.2 J Dubs’ Stew and Que 23 563.5 Forget Me Not BBQ 23 570.9 Smokin J’s Barbeque
24 559.2 Golfin Grillers 24 563 Porch Light 24 570.2 Forget Me Not BBQ
25 554.7 Porch Light 25 562.5 Shark Bite BBQ 25 569.6 Porch Light
26 0 We Want Que 26 561.2 J Dubs’ Stew and Que 26 559.1 Just Smokin N Around

 

 

 Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Fiddlers BBQ 596.4 594.9 595.1 1786.4
2 Bubba Grills 586.9 591.2 598.8 1776.9
3 Southern Hogs 595.8 594.9 580.6 1771.3
4 Just Blowning Smoke 591.2 591.81 588.2 1771.21
5 Que The Musick 592.1 596.4 582.3 1770.8
6 Law Dawgs 600 591.8 574.7 1766.5
7 Hootie Q 581.3 590.6 588.9 1760.8
8 Smokin the Good Stuff 565.5 593.61 600 1759.11
9 92BBQ/Assassin Smokers 587.21 579.6 585 1751.81
10 Main Street BBQ 582.9 594.2 573.9 1751
11 Real South BBQ 579.3 593.6 573.2 1746.1
12 Smoke Shack BBQ 583.2 574.7 587.9 1745.8
13 29 Barbeque 563.2 590.5 588.8 1742.5
14 Rub Shakers Que 567.2 590.2 584.5 1741.9
15 Fletcher’s Finest 567.2 593.9 578.1 1739.2
16 Smokin J’s Barbeque 587.2 577.5 570.9 1735.6
17 BCD 568.4 574.6 590.3 1733.3
18 Raging Smoke BBQ 566.5 582.7 583 1732.2
19 Forget Me Not BBQ 581 563.5 570.2 1714.7
20 Just Smokin N Around 570.8 584.4 559.1 1714.3
21 Temple of The Hog 565.6 571.3 574.5 1711.4
22 Shark Bite BBQ 570 562.5 574.2 1706.7
23 Golfin Grillers 559.2 567.2 576.7 1703.1
24 J Dubs’ Stew and Que 562.2 561.2 578.8 1702.2
25 Porch Light 554.7 563 569.6 1687.3
26 We Want Que 0 571.5 579.3 1150.8

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