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Mar 28 2016

Lang BBQ Smokers Tops Tough Field at Fire Ant Festival BBQ Bash

Lang BBQ Smokers Tops Tough Field at Fire Ant Festival BBQ Bash

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Virtually all of the top teams in the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) along with several heavy hitters from Florida made their way to Ashburn, GA for the 2016 edition of the Fire Ant Festival BBQ Bash.   The 35 teams had to contend with off and on rain throughout the weekend. Still,  the judges had to work really hard as the ‘Que was outstanding.  It was the finals round judges, however, who had the toughest (& best) job of the day; judging the top three entries in each category.

 

The Fire Ant Festival has become known for having among the biggest trophies in all of BBQ.  The chain saw carved awards for Grand, Reserve and 1st place in each category each topped 100 lbs.

When it came time for the last call of the day, only two teams were still in the hunt for the Grand Championship.  Thomas Henry of Budmeisters BBQ had won both the Loin & Pulled Pork categories.  Lang BBQ Smokers, led by Darryl Strickland, was the top team in Ribs.  The final tally gave the edge to Ribs and Lang BBQ Smokers took home the Grand Championship trophy & a $2500 check.

Grand Champion - Lang BBQ Smokers

Grand Champion – Lang BBQ Smokers

Bull Rush BBQ, Pitmaster Bryan Mroczka,  took 4th place in both Loin & Ribs plus 8th in Pulled Pork to accumulate the highest cumulative score in the preliminary rounds and the Reserve Grand Championship.

Reserve Grand Champion - Bull Rush BBQ

Reserve Grand Champion – Bull Rush BBQ

!st Loin - Budmiestes BBQ

1st Loin – Budmiestes BBQ

 

 

Budmeisters topped the field in Loin.  Ashburn’s own Raymond Poore of REAL-Licious Q took 2nd with CaJenn Smokin Que coming in 3rd place. CaJenn, led by Billy Jennings,  had a perfect 600 score in the Loin preliminaries.  Bull Rush BBQ grabbed 4th place followed by Real South BBQ in 6th and Hard Rock Hill BBQ in 7th place. Eighth place went to Killer Swine BBQ in a tiebreaker over Smokin 42 BBQ Tenth place went to Rescue Smokers.

 

 

1st Pulled Pork - Budmeisters BBQ

1st Pulled Pork – Budmeisters BBQ

 

 

In Pulled Pork, it was once again Budmeisters BBQ getting to 1st place call.  Barbecue Crew was runner up with Fixin 2 Pork Q in 3rd place.  Real South BBQ earned the 4th place award.  Smokin 42 BBQ grabbed 5th place; Raging Smoke BBQ grabbed 6th and Bubba Grills took 7th place.   Bull Rush BBQ walked in 8th place.  Dixie Que edged Double D Cooking team by 0.3 of a point for 9th place.

 

 

Lang BBQ Smokers Grand Champion Ribs topped the category with Bubba Grills taking 2nd place and Rescue Smokers taking 3rd.  Bull Rush BBQ got their second call for 4th place.  Just Blowing Smoke won the tiebreaker over Hootie Q for 5th place. Fixin 2 Pork Q walked in 7th place. REAL-Licious Q edged Southern Tailgates for 8th place by .03 of a point. Barbecue Crew rounded out the top 10.

Brisket Challenge - Captain Jack's Freedom BBQ Team

Brisket Challenge – Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team

 

The contest held a special Brisket Challenge with 22 of the teams in the field participating.  Jack Fallin and Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team notched a perfect 600 score to win the Brisket Challenge. They had to be perfect to win, because Lang BBQ Smokers took 2nd place with a score of 599.7.  Bull Rush BBQ added to their big day with a 3rd place finish. Raging Smoke BBQ took 4th place and Poverty Hill Smokers came in 5th place.

 

The GBA was very proud to be back at the Fire Ant Festival & thanks all the fantastic volunteers who worked extremely hard to keep everything flowing smoothly.  The GBA looks forward to being back in Ashburn in 2017.

 

 

Final Standings:  1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are from finals rounds. All other scores are preliminary round scores.

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 598.2 Budmeisters BBQ 1 596.9 Budmeisters 1 598.8 Lang BBQ Smokers
2 594.4 Real-Licious Q 2 596.4 Barbeque Crew 2 595.8 Bubba Grills
3 591.8 Cajenn Smokin Que 3 591.9 Fixin2 Pork Q 3 588.7 Rescue Smokers
4 599.4 Bull Rush BBQ 4 598.8 Real South BBQ 4 598.2 Bull Rush BBQ
5 598.8 Real South BBQ 5 597.9 Smokin 42 5 596.11 Just Blowing Smoke
6 598.5 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 6 597 Raging Smoke BBQ 6 596.1 Hootie Q
7 595.8 Bubba Grills 7 595.1 Bubba Grills 7 595.5 Fixin’2 Pork Q
8 595.11 Killer Swine BBQ 8 594.6 Bull Rush BBQ 8 594.6 REAL-Licious Q
9 595.1 Smokin 42 9 593.3 Dixie Que 9 594.3 Southern Tailgates
10 594.5 Rescue Smokers 10 593 Double D Cooking Team 10 593.4 Barbeque Crew
11 594.2 Poverty Hill Smokers 11 591.6 Capt. Jack’s Freedom BBQ 11 592.1 Poverty Hill Smokers
12 593.3 Generations BBQ 12 591.6 Buffalo Tucks Comp. Team 12 591.5 Bite My Butt BBQ
13 589.3 Raging Smoke BBQ   13 590.6 Hootie Q 13 591.5 92 BBQ
14 589 Capt. Jack’s Freedom BBQ 14 589.3 Just Blowing Smoke 14 589.7 Dixie Que
15 587.6 Double D Cooking Team   15 589.2 Forget Me Not BBQ 15 588.6 Killer Swine BBQ
16 587.2 Barbeque Crew 16 588.1 Rescue Smokers 16 588.5 Smokin 42
17 586.6 Ole Sparky’s BBQ 17 587.9 REAL-Licious Q 17 588.3 Real South BBQ
18 586.2 Fixin’2 Pork Q   18 586.7 Generations BBQ 18 586.7 Smoke Show
19 585.9 Southern Hogs 19 586.6 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 19 586.6 Budmeisters BBQ
20 585.6 Southern Tailgates 20 585 Lang BBQ Smokers 20 586.5 Southern Hogs
21 583.6 Just Blowing Smoke 21 584.1 Bite My Butt BBQ 21 586.5 Ole Sparky’s BBQ
22 581.4 Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept. 22 583 Southern Hogs 22 586.4 Buffalo Tucks Comp. Team
23 580.3 Smokaholics 23 582.7 Smoking Outlaws 23 586.2 Raging Smoke BBQ
24 578.1 Smoking Outlaws 24 582 Smokaholics 24 585.4 Cajenn Smokin Que
25 576.4 92 BBQ 25 581.4 Ole Sparky’s BBQ 25 584 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
26 575.8 Hootie Q   26 581.1 Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept.   26 583.3 Smoking Outlaws
27 574.6 Forget Me Not BBQ 27 580.1 BIG Ox Barbecue   27 583.2 Forget Me Not BBQ
28 573.6 All American BBQ 28 579 All American Smokers 28 583 Johnson Boys BBQ
29 571.4 Dixie Que 29 578.7 92 BBQ 29 581.7 All American Smokers
30 571.3 Buffalo Tucks Comp. Team 30 578.4 Southern Tailgates 30 575.4 Capt. Jack’s Freedom BBQ
31 569.1 Lang BBQ Smokers 31 577.5 Johnson Boys BBQ 31 574.2 Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept.
32 568.8 Johnson Boys BBQ 32 577.4 Cajenn Smokin Que 32 573.2 Generations BBQ
33 563.2 Bite My Butt BBQ 33 576.3 Killer Swine BBQ 33 568.2 Smokaholics
34 562.6 BIG Ox Barbecue 34 574.8 Smoke Show 34 567.2 Double D Cooking Team
35 0 Smoke Show 35 572.5 Poverty Hill Smokers 35 560.6 BIG Ox Barbecue

Reserve Scores: Preliminary round scores only

Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Bull Rush BBQ 599.4 594.6 598.2 1792.2
2 Bubba Grills 595.8 595.1 599.7 1790.6
3 Real South BBQ 598.8 598.8 588.3 1785.9
4 Budmeisters BBQ 599.4 599.7 586.6 1785.7
5 Rescue Smokers 594.5 588.1 599.7 1782.3
6 REAL-Licious Q 599.7 587.9 594.6 1782.2
7 Smokin 42 595.1 597.9 588.5 1781.5
8 Fixin’2 Pork Q 586.2 599.1 595.5 1780.8
9 Barbeque Crew 587.2 599.7 593.4 1780.3
10 Raging Smoke BBQ 589.3 597.0 586.2 1772.5
11 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 598.5 586.6 584.0 1769.1
12 Just Blowing Smoke 583.6 589.3 596.1 1769.0
13 Cajenn Smokin Que 600.0 577.4 585.4 1762.8
14 Hootie Q 575.8 590.6 596.1 1762.5
15 Killer Swine BBQ 595.1 576.3 588.6 1760.0
16 Poverty Hill Smokers 594.2 572.5 592.1 1758.8
17 Southern Tailgates 585.6 578.4 594.3 1758.3
18 Capt. Jack’s Freedom BBQ 589.0 591.6 575.4 1756.0
19 Southern Hogs 585.9 583.0 586.5 1755.4
20 Ole Sparky’s BBQ 586.6 581.4 586.5 1754.5
21 Dixie Que 571.4 593.3 589.7 1754.4
22 Generations BBQ 593.3 586.7 573.2 1753.2
23 Lang BBQ Smokers 569.1 585.0 599.1 1753.2
24 Buffalo Tucks Comp. Team 571.3 591.6 586.4 1749.3
25 Double D Cooking Team 587.6 593.0 567.2 1747.8
26 Forget Me Not BBQ 574.6 589.2 583.2 1747.0
27 92 BBQ 576.4 578.7 591.5 1746.6
28 Smoking Outlaws 578.1 582.7 583.3 1744.1
29 Bite My Butt BBQ 563.2 584.1 591.5 1738.8
30 Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept. 581.4 581.1 574.2 1736.7
31 All American Smokers 573.6 579.0 581.7 1734.3
32 Smokaholics 580.3 582.0 568.2 1730.5
33 Johnson Boys BBQ 568.8 577.5 583.0 1729.3
34 BIG Ox Barbecue 562.6 580.1 560.6 1703.3
35 Smoke Show 0.0 574.8 586.7 1161.5

 

Mar 13 2016

Swineholio Takes Grand at Walton Co. BBQ Festival

Swineholio Takes Grand at Walton Co. BBQ Festival

A tough field of 30 pitmasters turned out for the 2nd  Walton Co. BBQ Festival.  The scores show that the Que was off the chain & the competition for the final call was close.  It went right down to the wire, but Swineholio, led by John Goff, got the coveted last walk of the day.  Swineholio’s 596.7 score in the Ribs finals was just a half point better the 596.2 final round scores recorded by  Smoking the Good Stuff in Loin and Bubba Grills in Pulled Pork.

Grand Champion - Swineholil

                                                                                   Grand Champion – Swineholio

Robby Royal & Rescue Smokers made if back to back Reserve Championship awards by finaling in both Loin & Pulled Pork along with 12th place in Ribs.

reserve - rescue

The Loin category was unbelievable as BCD, Rescue Smokers & Smoking the Good Stuff all advanced to the final round with perfect 600 scores in the preliminary round.  In the final round, Smoking the Good Stuff won with Rescue Smokers coming in second & BCD taking third.  Just Blowing Smoke & Old Henry’s BBQ were just one tick off a perfection with scores of 599.7.  Just Blowing Smoke won the tiebreaker to claim 4th place. Hootie Q finished 5th; Real South BBQ finished 6th and Swineholio finished 8th. Ninth place went to Forget Me Knot BBQ and 1oth place went to The Porkinator.

 1st loin - smoking the good stuff  600 - rescue smokers  600 - bcd

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1st pork - bubba grillsFollowing Bubba Grills in Pulled Pork was Real South BBQ as runner up & Rescue Smokers in 3rd place. Hootie Q claimed 4th place with Shark Bite BBQ claiming 5th place.  Just 0.4 of a point separated 6th, 7th & 8th places.  Smoking the Good Stuff edged out 92 BBQ and CaJenn Smokin’ Que respectively.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ & Johnson Boys BBQ rounded out the top 10.

Swineholio’s Grand Championship Ribs topped the field with The Porkinator in 2nd & Southern Hogs in 3rd place. 92 BBQ edged out 4K BBQ & Just Blowing Smoke for  4th place.  Seventh place went to Real South BBQ. In eight place was CaJenn Smokin’ Que. Forget Me Know BBQ walked in 9th place and Porkaholic’s Barbecue finished in 10th.

The Georgia Barbecue Association was pleased once again to be a part of the great event in Walton Co and look forward to returning again next year.  Next up for the GBA is the Fire Ant Festival in Ashburn.

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

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 596.2 Smoking the Good Stuff 1 596.2 Bubba Grills 1 596.7 Swineholio
2 595.7 Rescue Smokers 2 595.1 Real South BBQ 2 594.9 The Porkinator
3 593.3 BCD 3 592.6 Rescue Smokers 3 593.3 Southern Hogs
4 599.71 Just Blowing Smoke 4 593.9 Hootie Q 4 595.5 92 BBQ
5 599.7 Old Henry’s BBQ 5 592.4 Shark Bite BBQ 5 595.2 4Ks BBQ
6 595.4 Hootie Q 6 591.8 Smoking the Good Stuff 6 595.21 Just Blowing Smoke
7 590.4 Real South BBQ 7 591.5 92 BBQ 7 593.1 Real South BBQ
8 589.7 Swineholio 8 591.4 Cajenn Smokin Que 8 592.8 Cajenn Smokin Que
9 589.1 Forget Me Not BBQ 9 588.1 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 9 591.5 Forget Me Not BBQ
10 587.6 The Porkinator 10 587.2 Johnson Boys BBQ 10 590.5 Porkaholic’s Barbeque
11 587 Shark Bite BBQ 11 586.6 Just Blowing Smoke 11 590.3 Bubba Grills
12 586.9 Rub Shakers Que 12 584.7 Daddy-O’s BBQ 12 590.2 Rescue Smokers
13 586.3 Smokin’ 42 BBQ   13 583.6 Southern Hogs 13 590.2 Johnson Boys BBQ
14 585.9 92 BBQ 14 583.3 The Porkinator 14 587.8 Smoking the Good Stuff
15 583.6 Southern Hogs   15 583.3 Old Henry’s BBQ 15 587.8 Smokin’ 42 BBQ
16 582.3 Bubba Grills 16 583.2 Screaming Eagle BBQ 16 586.6 BCD
17 580 Cussin & Fussin 17 582.6 Forget Me Not BBQ 17 586.6 Daddy-O’s BBQ
18 579.4 4Ks BBQ   18 581.9 Simply “Q” 18 585.4 Rub Shakers Que
19 579.1 Smokin Armadillo 19 581.7 Swineholio 19 584.7 Screaming Eagle BBQ
20 578.8 Cajenn Smokin Que 20 581.1 4Ks BBQ 20 583.3 Hootie Q
21 576.8 Simply “Q” 21 581.1 JT’s Smoking Butts 21 583 Shark Bite BBQ
22 575.8 Maxus Porkamus 22 580.3 George’s Rib Shack 22 579.4 Smokin Armadillo
23 575.4 Walton EMC Team – Shokin Smokers 23 579.3 Rub Shakers Que 23 578.4 JT’s Smoking Butts
24 572.3 Porkaholic’s Barbeque 24 578.3 Smokin Armadillo 24 576 Simply “Q”
25 571.3 Johnson Boys BBQ 25 576.5 Walton EMC Team – Shokin Smokers 25 571.8 Walton EMC Team – Shokin Smokers
26 567.4 Screaming Eagle BBQ   26 576.3 Porkaholic’s Barbeque   26 571.3 George’s Rib Shack
27 564.1 Daddy-O’s BBQ 27 574.2 BCD   27 569.5 Maxus Porkamus
28 560 JT’s Smoking Butts 28 569.9 Cussin & Fussin 28 567.5 Old Henry’s BBQ
29 556.6 George’s Rib Shack 29 564.3 Hitachi Hibachi BBQ Masters 29 563.4 Cussin & Fussin
30 0 Hitachi Hibachi BBQ Masters 30 562 Maxus Porkamus 30 0 Hitachi Hibachi BBQ Masters

 

 Reserve Champions Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Rescue Smokers 600.0 595.5 590.2 1785.7
2 Just Blowing Smoke 599.7 586.6 595.2 1781.5
3 Smoking the Good Stuff 600.0 591.8 587.8 1779.6
4 Real South BBQ 590.4 596.1 593.1 1779.6
5 92 BBQ 585.9 591.5 595.5 1772.9
6 Hootie Q 595.4 593.9 583.3 1772.6
7 Bubba Grills 582.3 599.7 590.3 1772.3
8 Swineholio 589.7 581.7 599.1 1770.5
9 The Porkinator 587.6 583.3 598.2 1769.1
10 Southern Hogs 583.6 583.6 599.4 1766.6
11 Forget Me Not BBQ 589.1 582.6 591.5 1763.2
12 Cajenn Smokin Que 578.8 591.4 592.8 1763.0
13 Shark Bite BBQ 587.0 592.4 583.0 1762.4
14 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 586.3 588.1 587.8 1762.2
15 BCD 600.0 574.2 586.6 1760.8
16 4Ks BBQ 579.4 581.1 595.2 1755.7
17 Rub Shakers Que 586.9 579.3 585.4 1751.6
18 Old Henry’s BBQ 599.7 583.3 567.5 1750.5
19 Johnson Boys BBQ 571.3 587.2 590.2 1748.7
20 Porkaholic’s Barbeque 572.3 576.3 590.5 1739.1
21 Smokin Armadillo 579.1 578.3 579.4 1736.8
22 Daddy-O’s BBQ 564.1 584.7 586.6 1735.4
23 Screaming Eagle BBQ 567.4 583.2 584.7 1735.3
24 Simply “Q” 576.8 581.9 576.0 1734.7
25 Walton EMC Team – Shokin Smokers 575.4 576.5 571.8 1723.7
26 JT’s Smoking Butts 560.0 581.1 578.4 1719.5
27 Cussin & Fussin 580.0 569.9 563.4 1713.3
28 George’s Rib Shack 556.6 580.3 571.3 1708.2
29 Maxus Porkamus 575.8 562.0 569.5 1707.3
30 Hitachi Hibachi BBQ Masters 0.0 564.3 0.0 564.3

 

Mar 06 2016

Jack’s Old South Tops Tough Field at Tifton Rhythm & Ribs

Jack’s Old South Tops Tough Field at Tifton Rhythm & Ribs

The City of Tifton really turns out for a weekend of music, fun & food at the Rhythm & Ribs Festival. The City’s new mayor said she ordered up perfect weather for the weekend & she really delivered.   Twenty two GBA teams and 24 backyard teams competed to win cash & the unique “Squeal-bert” trophies.

 

The field was tough as 9 of the top 10 teams in the GBA’s Team of the Year standings were on hand.  In addition, well known pitmasters like Myron Mixon of Jacks Old South & Raymond Poore of REAL-licious Q were competing in their first GBA events of the season.  The competition was tight. In fact, less than a point separated the three finalists for the Grand Championship.  It was Jack’s Old South edging out 92 BBQ & Rub Shakers Que for the last call of the day.

Grand Champion - Jack's Old South

Grand Champion – Jack’s Old South

Consistency across the three categories proved to be the key for Robby Royal of Rescue Smokers in winning the Reserved Grand Championship.  The team tallied a 594.8 in Loin (4th place); a 594.5 in Pulled Pork (4th place) and a 594.6 in Ribs (6th place) to accumulate the highest cumulative score in the preliminary rounds.

Reserve Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

Reserve Grand Champion – Rescue Smokers

With all these experienced pitmasters on hand, a local team in their first competition made their mark.  Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ, led by Stripling Luke, made finals in both Pulled Pork & Ribs.  The team also scored a perfect 600 with their preliminary round Rib entry.

Cool Hand Luke's BBQ

Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ

1st place Loin - 92 BBQ

1st place Loin – 92 BBQ

 

92 BBQ led the way in the Loin category with Jack’s Old South in second place and Rub Shakers Que in third.  Rescue Smokers claimed 4th place, REAL-licious Q 5th and Smoke Stack Lightning claimed 6th.  In 7th place was Rib Ticklers and 8th place went to Bubba Grills.  Smokin 42 BBQ (9th) & Statesboro Blues BBQ (10th) rounded out the top ten.

 

 

Jack’s Old South won the Pulled Pork category. Bubba Grills was the runner up and Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ came in third.  Rescue Smokers once again walked away with the 4th place trophy. Barbecue Crew took 5th place with REAL-licous Q taking 6th and  Rib Ticklers taking 7th.  Eighth place went to Real South BBQ; 9th went to CaJenn Smokin’ Que and 1oth went to Raging Smoke BBQ.

1st place Ribs - Rub Shakers Que

1st place Ribs – Rub Shakers Que

 

Bill Goddard, pitmaster for Rub Shakers Que topped the field in Ribs.  92 BBQ got the second place call and Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ walked for the second time in 3rd place.  Southern Hogs finished 4th. Holy Smokers edged out Rescue Smokers for 5th place. Johnson Boys BBQ took home 7th place.  Eighth thru 10th places went to Real South BBQ, Statesboro Blues BBQ and H & J Cooking Team respectively.

The GBA moves north for the Walton Co.BBQ Festival on March 11-12.  This will be Double Team of the Year points event.

The Georgia Barbeque Association thanks Tyrone Spearman and his staff of volunteers for putting on an excellent contest and festival.

Full Standings:  1st, 2nd & 3rd places are final round scores. 4th place and down are preliminary round scores.

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 597.8 92 BBQ 1 599.5 Jack’s Old South 1 597.7 Rub Shakers Que
2 594.7 Jack’s Old South 2 594.8 Bubba Grills 2 594.3 92 BBQ
3 592.7 Rub Shakers Que 3 590.9 Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ 3 592.6 Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ
4 594.8 Rescue Smokers 4 594.51 Rescue Smokers 4 597.9 Southern Hogs
5 594.2 REAL-licious Q 5 594.5 BarBque Crew 5 594.61 Holy Smokers BBQ
6 592.7 Smoke Stack Lightning 6 592.5 REAL-licious Q 6 594.6 Rescue Smokers
7 590.9 Rib Ticklers 7 591.5 Rib Ticklers 7 594.2 Johnson Boys BBQ
8 590.8 Bubba Grills 8 591.1 Real South BBQ 8 591.2 Real South BBQ
9 590.5 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 9 590.9 Cajenn Smokin Que 9 590.8 Statesboro Blues BBQ
10 589.9 Statesboro Blues BBQ 10 589.3 Raging Smoke BBQ 10 590.5 H & J Cooking Team
11 589.6 Cajenn Smokin Que 11 588.5 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 11 589.4 BarBque Crew
12 588.7 Holy Smokers BBQ 12 586.9 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 12 588.2 Jack’s Old South
13 586.6 Southern Hogs   13 585 Hungry Hog BBQ 13 587 Cajenn Smokin Que
14 585.3 H & J Cooking Team 14 584.6 Rub Shakers Que 14 586.9 Rib Ticklers
15 583.6 Real South BBQ   15 584.1 Smoke Stack Lightning 15 586.8 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team
16 582.4 Rib Ranch 16 584 Statesboro Blues BBQ 16 586.4 Smokin’ 42 BBQ
17 582.3 Raging Smoke BBQ 17 583.7 Southern Hogs 17 585.2 Bubba Grills
18 580.9 BarBque Crew   18 583.6 92 BBQ 18 580.5 Rib Ranch
19 573.6 Johnson Boys BBQ 19 582.6 H & J Cooking Team 19 579.1 REAL-licious Q
20 573.1 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 20 582.6 Rib Ranch 20 576.7 Raging Smoke BBQ
21 571.7 Hungry Hog BBQ 21 578.7 Johnson Boys BBQ 21 576.5 Hungry Hog BBQ
22 563 Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ 22 566.2 Holy Smokers BBQ 22 566.3 Smoke Stack Lightning

 

 Reserve Grand Champion Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Rescue Smokers 594.8 594.5 594.6 1783.9
2 Jack’s Old South 599.4 594.8 588.2 1782.4
3 92 BBQ 598.5 583.6 599.4 1781.5
4 Rub Shakers Que 595.1 584.6 598.5 1778.2
5 Bubba Grills 590.8 599.7 585.2 1775.7
6 Rib Ticklers 590.9 591.5 586.9 1769.3
7 Southern Hogs 586.6 583.7 597.9 1768.2
8 Cajenn Smokin Que 589.6 590.9 587.0 1767.5
9 Real South BBQ 583.6 591.1 591.2 1765.9
10 REAL-licious Q 594.2 592.5 579.1 1765.8
11 BarBque Crew 580.9 594.5 589.4 1764.8
12 Statesboro Blues BBQ 589.9 584.0 590.8 1764.7
13 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 590.5 586.9 586.4 1763.8
14 H & J Cooking Team 585.3 582.6 590.5 1758.4
15 Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ 563.0 594.8 600.0 1757.8
16 Holy Smokers BBQ 588.7 566.2 594.6 1749.5
17 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 573.1 588.5 586.8 1748.4
18 Raging Smoke BBQ 582.3 589.3 576.7 1748.3
19 Johnson Boys BBQ 573.6 578.7 594.2 1746.5
20 Rib Ranch 582.4 582.6 580.5 1745.5
21 Smoke Stack Lightning 592.7 584.1 566.3 1743.1
22 Hungry Hog BBQ 571.7 585.0 576.5 1733.2

 

Dec 06 2015

Barbecue Crew Defends Title in Hometown

Barbecue Crew Defends Title in Hometown

The 3rd Annual Moultrie Moose Lodge #1158 BBQ Cook-off is the last event on the 2015 calendar year for the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA).  But before taking a break for the holidays, 11 of the top 20 teams in the GBA Team of the Year standings turned for the competition. The members of the Moose Lodge always roll out the red carpet for the GBA teams & judges.  The Friday nite steak dinners that the Lodge serves have everyone looking forward to this contest each year.

grand

Despite all the GBA heavy hitters best efforts, Moultrie’s own Foy Whatley of Barbecue Crew won the Grand Championship for the second year in a row.  Whatley made finals in both Pulled Pork & Ribs, but it was his Pulled Pork box that brought home top honors. That Grand Championship box must have been really special as the panel of finals judges commented that all 3 of the Pulled Pork final entries were among the best they had sampled all year.

Reserve Daddy O (667x417)

Brian Bond of Daddy O’s BBQ made finals in both Pulled Pork and Ribs plus added an 8th place finish in Loin to accumulate the highest cumulative score in the preliminary rounds.  As a result, Daddy O’s BBQ took home the Reserve Grand Championship.

Loin JBS (640x321)

Just Blowing Smoke won the Loin category with Real South BBQ as the runner-up. Simply Q finished in 3rd place. Fiddler’s BBQ got the call for 4th place with H & J Cooking Team getting called for 5th place. Sixth place went to Southern Hogs; followed by Smokin’ 42 BBQ in 7th place & Daddy O’s BBQ in 8th place.  Sunset Smokers, also from Moultrie, grabbed 9th place and Johnson Boys BBQ taking 10th place.

Following Barbecue winning Pulled Pork was Southern Hogs in 2nd place with Daddy O’s BBQ in 3rd place. Real South BBQ got their second call in 4th place and CaJenn Smoking Que walked in 5th place. Rescue Smokers came in  6th place just 0.4 ahead of Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team in 7th place.  Eighth place was also close as Raging Smoke edged H & J Cooking Team by just 0.2 of a point.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ rounded out the top 10.

Daddy O’s BBQ took top honors in Ribs. Barbecue Crew took 2nd place. In the preliminary round Ribs, Barbecue Crew scored a perfect 600.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ.  Rescue Smokers came in 4th place just ahead of Just Blowing Smoke in 5th.  Sixth place went to Southern Hogs and 7th place went to Rub Shakers Que. Eighth thru 10th places went to Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team, Real South BBQ and  H & J Cooking Team respectively.

BY Under Construction (640x347)BY Wicked Lickin (640x374)

 

The contest also featured a backyard competition.  Under Construction BBQ took 1st place in Chicken.  Wicked Lickin BBQ Crew got the first place calls in both Pulled Pork & Ribs.

 

The GBA thanks all the Moose Lodge members for their great hospitality and we are looking forward to returning the Moultrie in 2016.  Meanwhile, the GBA will pause the 2015-2016 season for the holidays.

The GBA will hold a judge training class on Jan 23, 2016 in Fort Gaines. Fee for the class is $35. You must be a member of the GBA to take the class.  Registation is now open on the GBA website — www.bbqga.com   The next  contest will be the Jekyll Island BBQ Beach Bash in February.  Visit the website for more details.

 

Full Standings: 1st, 2nd & 3rd places are final round scores. All other scores are preliminary round scores.

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 598 Just Blowing Smoke 1 598.9 Barbecue Crew 1 598.3 Daddy-O’s BBQ
2 595.6 Real South BBQ 2 593.6 Southern Hogs 2 595.9 Barbecue Crew
3 590.4 Simply “Q” 3 591.4 Daddy-O’s BBQ 3 588.6 Smokin 42 BBQ
4 595.7 Fiddler’s BBQ 4 593.6 Real South BBQ 4 595.8 Rescue Smokers
5 594.6 H.and J. cooking team 5 592.5 CaJenn Smokin Que 5 595.5 Just Blowing Smoke
6 591.2 Southern Hogs 6 590 Rescue Smokers 6 590.9 Southern Hogs
7 590.8 Smokin 42 BBQ 7 589.6 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 7 590.3 Rub Shakers Que
8 589.7 Daddy-O’s BBQ 8 587.2 Raging Smoke 8 590.2 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team
9 587.3 Sunset Smokers 9 587 H.and J. cooking team 9 587.5 Real South BBQ
10 587 Johnson Boys 10 586.3 Smokin 42 BBQ 10 587.3 H.and J. cooking team
11 586.9 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 11 585.7 Sunset Smokers 11 587.2 Hungry Hog
12 586.3 Raging Smoke 12 584.7 Hungry Hog 12 587.2 Fiddler’s BBQ
13 585.9 CaJenn Smokin Que 13 582.6 Fiddler’s BBQ 13 582.6 CaJenn Smokin Que
14 584.4 Blue Smoke 14 582.6 Rub Shakers Que 14 580.7 Double D Cook Team
15 580 Rub Shakers Que 15 580 Forget Me Not BBQ 15 574 Raging Smoke
16 573.5 Rib Ticklers 16 579.7 Simply “Q” 16 571.2 CowboySmokin
17 571.5 Rescue Smokers 17 578.7 Just Blowing Smoke 17 570 Blue Smoke
18 569.9 CowboySmokin 18 574.5 CowboySmokin 18 569.9 Sunset Smokers
19 569.8 Hungry Hog 19 573.3 Johnson Boys 19 568.5 Rib Ticklers
20 568.1 Barbecue Crew 20 571.7 Rib Ticklers 20 566.3 Simply “Q”
21 565.2 Double D Cook Team 21 569.8 Double D Cook Team 21 565.9 Forget Me Not BBQ
22 0 Forget Me Not BBQ 22 568.5 Blue Smoke 22 562.6 Johnson Boys

 

 

 Reserve Champion Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Daddy-O’s BBQ 589.7 594.5 597.9 1782.1
2 Real South BBQ 599.4 593.6 587.5 1780.5
3 Southern Hogs 591.2 595.8 590.9 1777.9
4 Smokin 42 BBQ 590.8 586.3 599.1 1776.2
5 Just Blowing Smoke 596.1 578.7 595.5 1770.3
6 H.and J. cooking team 594.6 587.0 587.3 1768.9
7 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 586.9 589.6 590.2 1766.7
8 Fiddler’s BBQ 595.7 582.6 587.2 1765.5
9 Barbecue Crew 568.1 595.4 600.0 1763.5
10 CaJenn Smokin Que 585.9 592.5 582.6 1761.0
11 Rescue Smokers 571.5 590.0 595.8 1757.3
12 Rub Shakers Que 580.0 582.6 590.3 1752.9
13 Raging Smoke 586.3 587.2 574.0 1747.5
14 Simply “Q” 599.1 579.7 566.3 1745.1
15 Sunset Smokers 587.3 585.7 569.9 1742.9
16 Hungry Hog 569.8 584.7 587.2 1741.7
17 Blue Smoke 584.4 568.5 570.0 1722.9
18 Johnson Boys 587.0 573.3 562.6 1722.9
19 Double D Cook Team 565.2 569.8 580.7 1715.7
20 CowboySmokin 569.9 574.5 571.2 1715.6
21 Rib Ticklers 573.5 571.7 568.5 1713.7
22 Forget Me Not BBQ 0.0 580.0 565.9 1145.9

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

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