Tag Archive: Forget Me Not BBQ

Apr 04 2016

Rescue Smokers Race to Win at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track

Rescue Smokers Race to Win at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track

The heavy rains & muddy conditions forced a shutdown of the harness racing at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track.  Most of the Georgia Barbecue Association’s (GBA) teams, however, were tucked in out of the weather under the shelter of the horse arena.  It came down to a photo finish as just two tenths of a point separated the top two entries of the day. Robby Royal & Rescue Smoker won the Grand Championship when his final round Rib entry scored a 599 out of a possible 600 to slip past Brad Sweet & 92 BBQ’s score of 598.8 in Pulled Pork.

Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

Grand Champion – Rescue Smokers

92 BBQ made finals in both Loin & Pulled Pork and added a 6th place in Ribs to take the Reserve Grand Championship.

Reserve Grand Champion - 92 BBQ

Reserve Grand Champion – 92 BBQ

Rescue Smokers topped the Loin category.  Forget Me Not BBQ & 92 BBQ tallied identical 593.3 scores in finals to tie for 2nd place.  Forget Me Know won on the first tiebreaker – taste – to claim the runner-up spot.  Fourth place went to We Want Que with Real South BBQ taking 5th place. Southern Hogs camin 6th, Rub Shakers Que came in 7th & Johnson Boys BBQ came in 8th place.  In 9th place was Holy Smokes and in 10th place was Kelvin’s BBQ.

Ragin' Smoke BBQ

Ragin’ Smoke BBQ

 

92 BBQ had the best Pulled Pork entry of the day. Bubba Grills took 2nd place. Ragin’ Smoke BBQ made finals for the first time in the GBA & finished in 3rd place.   Smokin’ AJ’s was back after a long layoff & took 4th place.  Holy Smokes came in 5th with Real South BBQ just 0.3 back in 6th and  another 0.3 back was Southern Hogs in 7th place.  Kelvin’s BBQ, Just Blowing Smoke & Johnson Boys BBQ finished 8th thru 10th respectively.

The Grand Championship Ribs of Rescue Smokers took first place honors. Smokin’ AJ’s came in 2dn with Southern Hogs in 3rd place. The 4th place call went to H&J Cooking Team. Kelvin’s BBQ walked for the third time of the day, this time for 5th place.  92 BBQ completed their strong cook with the 6th place call. Ragin’ Smoke BBQ took 7th place; Holy Smokes took 8th & Old Henry’s BBQ claimed 9th place. Just Blowing Smoke rounded out the top 10.

The GBA congratulates Smokin’ the Track contest committee for going above & beyond in harsh conditions and delivered a well run contest.  The GBA next heads to Jackson for Smoking Pork “N” Butts on April 15-16.

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

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 598.7 Rescue Smokers 1 598.8 92 BBQ 1 599 Rescue Smokers
2 593.3 Forget Me Not BBQ 2 593.7 Bubba Grills 2 593.4 Smokin AJ’s
3 593.3 92 BBQ 3 591.2 Ragin Smoke BBQ 3 592 Southern Hogs
4 594.8 We Want Que 4 596.1 Smokin AJ’s 4 595.1 H & J Cooking Team
5 594.5 Real South BBQ 5 594.8 Holy Smokes 5 594.8 Kelvin’s BBQ
6 591.1 Southern Hogs 6 594.5 Real South BBQ 6 590.2 92 BBQ
7 590.8 Rub Shakers Que 7 594.2 Southern Hogs 7 587.91 Ragin Smoke BBQ
8 590.3 Johnson Boys BBQ 8 591.2 Kelvin’s BBQ 8 587.9 Holy Smokes
9 589.8 Holy Smokes 9 590.5 Just Blowin Smoke 9 587.5 Old Henry’s
10 588 Kelvin’s BBQ 10 589.9 Johnson Boys BBQ 10 586.2 Just Blowin Smoke
11 583.2 Dixie Davis Cooks 11 589.6 Rub Shakers Que 11 582.6 Real South BBQ
12 582.3 Just Blowin Smoke 12 586.8 Rescue Smokers 12 582 Bubba Grills
13 580.2 Smokin AJ’s   13 582.3 We Want Que 13 581 Johnson Boys BBQ
14 575.6 H & J Cooking Team 14 581.1 H & J Cooking Team 14 579 Rub Shakers Que
15 572 Ragin Smoke BBQ   15 578 Forget Me Not BBQ 15 570.5 Forget Me Not BBQ
16 571.1 Bubba Grills 16 575.5 Old Henry’s 16 568.4 We Want Que
17 564.4 Old Henry’s 17 570.9 Dixie Davis Cooks 17 564.5 Ocmulgee Smoke
18 559.6 Ocmulgee Smoke   18 569 Ocmulgee Smoke 18 562.6 Dixie Davis Cooks

 

Reserve Champion Scores:

Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 92 BBQ 599.1 596.4 590.2 1785.7
2 Southern Hogs 591.1 594.2 595.4 1780.7
3 Rescue Smokers 598.2 586.8 595.7 1780.7
4 Kelvin’s BBQ 588.0 591.2 594.8 1774.0
5 Smokin AJ’s 580.2 596.1 596.4 1772.7
6 Holy Smokes 589.8 594.8 587.9 1772.5
7 Real South BBQ 594.5 594.5 582.6 1771.6
8 Johnson Boys BBQ 590.3 589.9 581.0 1761.2
9 Rub Shakers Que 590.8 589.6 579.0 1759.4
10 Just Blowin Smoke 582.3 590.5 586.2 1759.0
11 Ragin Smoke BBQ 572.0 598.2 587.9 1758.1
12 Bubba Grills 571.1 598.8 582.0 1751.9
13 H & J Cooking Team 575.6 581.1 595.1 1751.8
14 Forget Me Not BBQ 599.1 578.0 570.5 1747.6
15 We Want Que 594.8 582.3 568.4 1745.5
16 Old Henry’s 564.4 575.5 587.5 1727.4
17 Dixie Davis Cooks 583.2 570.9 562.6 1716.7
18 Ocmulgee Smoke 559.6 569.0 564.5 1693.1

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

 

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

 

 

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

Apr 06 2015

Stump Smokers Hits Trifecta at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track

Stump Smokers Hits Trifecta at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track

The Hawkinsville Harness Racing Festival hosted the Georgia Barbecue Association and Smokin’ the Track BBQ competition.  When the dust settled from a day of harness racing on the track; Stump Smokers, Tab & Walter “Stump” McDowell,  hit the Trifecta by winning all three categories.  This left no doubt that the team would also win the Grand Championship.  This was only the third time in GBA history that one team made a clean sweep of all the top awards.

Grand Champion - Stump Smokers

Grand Champion – Stump Smokers

 

dobey

Reserve Champions – Dobey Q

 

David Hair & Dobey Q made finals in both Pulled Pork & Ribs to go with a 5th place finish in Loin to capture the Reserve Grand Championship.

The runner-up to Stump Smokers in Loin was Buster Davis of Smokin’ AJs.  92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers helped maintain their lead in the season’s Team of the Year standings by placing third. LawDawg, currently in second place in the TOTY standings, kept pace by coming in 4th place.  Dobey Q claimed 5th place with 29 Barbecue claiming sixth. Southern Hogs finished in 7th place.  Fiddlers BBQ finished 8th. CaJenn BBQ, cooking in their first GBA contest grabbed 9th place with J Dubs Stew & Que taking 10th

 

pulled pork entries

pulled pork entries

 

Stumps Smokers and Dobey Q finished first and second in both the Pulled Pork and Ribs categories.  In Pulled Pork, Smokin AJs was again right there in the hunt by finishing third. Just Blowing Smoke came in 4th with LawDawg BBQ coming in fifth. Southern Hogs edge 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers for 6th place by just a tenth of a point. Forget Me Not BBQ took 8th place, HIgh Tech Smokers/Comsouth took 9th with Dixie Davis Cooks rounding out the top ten.

buster

Smokin AJs

 

 

 

Following Stump Smokers and Dobey Q in Ribs was 29 Barbecue in third place. in 4th place it was Southern Hogs once again edging  92 Barbecue/Assassin Smokers but by a half a point this time. In a tie for 6th place, Real South BBQ won the coin toss over Smokin AJs.  LawDawg BBQ got their third call of the day for 8th place. CaJenn BBQ got to walk a second time in their first GBA contest in 9th place. Forget Me Not BBQ also got to walk twice by taking 10th place in Ribs.

The GBA thanks the Hawkinsvile-Pulaski Co Chamber of Commerce for a great contest and an entertaining day at the Harness Racing Festival.  The GBA head to Douglas for Bikes Blues & BBQ this week and then on to Jackson for Smokin Pork N Butts the following week.

 

 

 

 

 

Full Results.

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 596.1 Cookin with Stump 1 595.9 Cookin with Stump 1 597 Cookin with Stump
2 594.9 Smokin AJ’s 2 594 Dobey Q 2 593.8 Dobey Q
3 591 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers 3 592.1 Smokin AJ’s 3 591.2 29 Barbeque
4 590.3 LawDawg BBQ 4 587.7 Just Blowin Smoke 4 589.5 Southern Hogs
5 587.9 Dobey Q 5 586.9 LawDawg BBQ 5 589 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers
6 586.1 29 Barbeque 6 582.2 Southern Hogs 6 586.91 Real South BBQ
7 585.7 Southern Hogs 7 582.1 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers 7 586.9 Smokin’ AJ’s
8 584.9 Fiddlers BBQ 8 581.1 Foeget Me Not BBQ 8 585.4 LawDawg BBQ
9 582.5 CaJenn BBQ 9 578.1 High-Tech Smokers/Comsouth 9 584 CaJenn BBQ
10 580.1 JDubs Stew & Que 10 574.9 Dixie Davis Cooks 10 579.6 Foeget Me Not BBQ
11 577.5 Dixie Davis Cooks 11 574.1 Real South BBQ 11 579.2 Just Blowin Smoke
12 572.9 Real South BBQ 12 572.6 Pig Dynasty 12 578.7 Lizzy Lou
13 569.4 Lizzy Lou 13 570.4 Fiddlers BBQ 13 578.7 Dixie Davis Cooks
14 568.1 Just Blowin Smoke 14 569.8 JDubs Stew & Que 14 575.1 JDubs Stew & Que
15 566 Pig Dynasty 15 567.8 29 Barbeque 15 574.1 Fiddlers BBQ
16 558.5 High-Tech Smokers/Comsouth 16 566.8 CaJenn BBQ 16 554.5 Pig Dynasty
17 548 Foeget Me Not BBQ 17 566.5 Lizzy Lou 17 0 High-Tech Smokers/Comsouth

 

(Reserve Champion note: If the #1 team in the Reserve stainding wins the Grand Champion, the Reserve award passes down to the #2 team)

 Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Cookin with Stump.com 594.7 592.1 599.4 1786.2
2 Dobey Q 587.9 591.8 591.6 1771.3
3 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers 599.4 582.1 589 1770.5
4 Smokin’ AJ’s 591.2 590 586.9 1768.1
5 LawDawg BBQ 590.3 586.9 585.4 1762.6
6 Southern Hogs 585.7 582.2 589.5 1757.4
7 29 Barbeque 586.1 567.8 590.2 1744.1
8 Just Blowin Smoke 568.1 587.7 579.2 1735
9 Real South BBQ 572.9 574.1 586.91 1733.91
10 CaJenn BBQ 582.5 566.8 584 1733.3
11 Dixie Davis Cooks 577.5 574.9 578.7 1731.1
12 Fiddlers BBQ 584.9 570.4 574.1 1729.4
13 JDubs Stew & Que 580.1 569.8 575.1 1725
14 Lizzy Lou 569.4 566.5 578.7 1714.6
15 Foeget Me Not BBQ 548 581.1 579.6 1708.7
16 Pig Dynasty 566 572.6 554.5 1693.1
17 High-Tech Smokers/Comsouth 558.5 578.1 0 1136.6

 

 

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