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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

 

Jul 06 2015

Just Blowing Smoke Takes the Title at Brookhaven BBQ Bash

Just Blowing Smoke Takes the Title at Brookhaven BBQ Bash

The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) invaded the metro Atlanta area for the Brookhaven BBQ Bash as part of the Brookhaven Soccerfest on the Fourth of July weekend.  The weekend started with on again/off again showers throughout the day Friday.  By Saturday morning, it had turned into a steady rain. The weather radar did give much hope with a continuous band of rain all the way west to Mississippi.  While lightning strikes delayed the start of the Peachtree Road Race just a few miles to the south, the dedicated GBA Pitmasters continued to work their magic & turned in box after box of outstanding ‘Que.

Grand Champion - Just Blowing Smoke

Grand Champion – Just Blowing Smoke

Just Blowing Smoke, Robin & Amy Bowles along with Rick Goldstein, made finals in all three GBA categories, but it was their first place Pork Loin that tallied the highest score of the day from the panel of finals judges to capture the Grand Championship.  Brad Sweet of 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers took home the Reserve Grand Championship when he made finals in Pulled Pork and Ribs but just missed a “triple final” by 0.6 of a point for a 4th place finish in Loin.

Reserve Champion - 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers

Reserve Champion – 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers

Between Just Blowing Smoke’s winning Loin entry & 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers 4th place box was Hard Rock Hill BBQ in 2nd place and Buckhaven BBQ, in their first competition,  in 3rd place. Fifth place went to 29 Barbecue with Hootie Q taking 6th place. Rub Shakers Que took 7th place & 8th went to Simply Q. Big Mama’s & Big Daddy’s BBQ grabbed the 9th spot and Lil Bubba’s rounded out the top 10.

Fiddlers BBQ

Fiddlers BBQ

 

 

 

Harvey & Shirley Wills of Fiddler’s BBQ took top honors in Pulled Pork. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers was the runner-up and Just Blowing Smoke took 3rd place.  In the preliminary round, Just Blowing Smoke tallied a perfect score of 600. Simply Q finished in 4th place. Fifth place went to Lil Bubba’s by 0.1 of a point over Hard Rock Hill BBQ. Swineholio came in 7th place followed by Porch Light in 8th; Que the Musick in 9th and Rub Shakers Que in 10th place.

 

 

The third category of the day is always Ribs and 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers topped the field. Just Blowing Smoke came in second and Swineholio finished in 3rd place. 29 Barbeque took 4th place. Simply Q edged out Fiddler’s BBQ for 5th place by 0.1 of a point.  Seveth & eighth places were also close as Rub Shakers Que edged out Hard Rock Hill BBQ by just 0.2 of a point.  Ninth & 10 places went to Que the Musick and Porch Light respectively.

Hard Rock Hill BBQ

Hard Rock Hill BBQ

 

 

 

The GBA really enjoyed the beautiful park in Brookhaven. It was a shame that the weather washed out most the Soccerfest activities.  Our hosts for the weekend did an outstanding job & the GBA is looking forward to a return visit in the near future.

With the 2014-2015 competition season officially closed, we now look ahead to our Annual Banquet.  It will be held on August 1st at Healy Point Country Club in Macon.  All GBA members – cook teams, judges, sponsors, and general members – are invited to be a part of this special event.  We will honor our Teams of the Year as well as our Judge of the Year.  There be will nice gift bags from our sponsors as well as drawings for great door prizes.   The GBA also has a Judge Training Class scheduled for  August 22 at Towns Bluff Park near Hazlehurst.  Go to the Contests & Events page at www.bbqga.com to register for these events.

We are excited to kick off our 2015-2016 competition season in Griffin on Sept 25-26. This will be one of three Team of the Year double points contests.   The GBA State Championship will be held at the Deep Roots BBQ Festival in Milledgeville on Oct 23-24.  Make you plans now to be a part of these two great events.

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 597 Just Blowing Smoke 1 595.8 Fiddlers BBQ 1 596.2 92BBQ/Assassin Smokers
2 594.6 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 2 595.6 92BBQ/Assassin Smokers 2 595.9 Just Blowing Smoke
3 590.1 BuckHaven Q 3 590.6 Just Blowing Smoke 3 589.2 Swineholio
4 589.8 92BBQ/Assassin Smokers 4 584.5 Simply Q 4 588.5 29 Barbeque
5 586.4 29 Barbeque 5 583.3 Lil’ Bubba’s 5 585.2 Simply Q
6 583.9 Hootie Q 6 583.2 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 6 585.1 Fiddlers BBQ
7 582.3 Rub Shakers Que 7 579.6 Swineholio 7 584.8 Rub Shakers Que
8 579.2 Simply Q 8 578.5 Porch Light 8 584.6 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
9 575.9 Big Mama and Big Daddy’s BBQ 9 576.3 Que the Musick 9 580.9 Que the Musick
10 573.7 Lil’ Bubba’s 10 576.01 Rub Shakers Que 10 580.2 Porch Light
11 573 We Want Que 11 576 29 Barbeque 11 577.4 Twissted Smoke
12 570.6 Fiddlers BBQ 12 571.8 Hootie Q 12 575.6 Hootie Q
13 565.1 Que the Musick 13 569.7 We Want Que 13 575.4 We Want Que
14 562.2 Twissted Smoke 14 569.4 Twissted Smoke 14 568.7 Lil’ Bubba’s
15 559.7 Porch Light 15 566.5 Big Mama and Big Daddy’s BBQ 15 566.2 BuckHaven Q
16 547.3 Swineholio 16 565.2 BuckHaven Q 16 553.3 Big Mama and Big Daddy’s BBQ

 

 Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Just Blowing Smoke 595.1 600 592.8 1787.9
2 92BBQ/Assassin Smokers 589.8 590.8 591.5 1772.1
3 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 590.8 583.2 584.6 1758.6
4 Fiddlers BBQ 570.6 599.1 585.1 1754.8
5 29 Barbeque 586.4 576 588.5 1750.9
6 Simply Q 579.2 584.5 585.2 1748.9
7 Rub Shakers Que 582.3 576.01 584.8 1743.11
8 Hootie Q 583.9 571.8 575.6 1731.3
9 Lil’ Bubba’s 573.7 583.3 568.7 1725.7
10 Que the Musick 565.1 576.3 580.9 1722.3
11 BuckHaven Q 590.4 565.2 566.2 1721.8
12 Porch Light 559.7 578.5 580.2 1718.4
13 Swineholio 547.3 579.6 591.2 1718.1
14 We Want Que 573 569.7 575.4 1718.1
15 Twissted Smoke 562.2 569.4 577.4 1709
16 Big Mama and Big Daddy’s BBQ 575.9 566.5 553.3 1695.7

 

Apr 12 2015

92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers Takes Grand at Bikes, Blues & BBQ

Douglas, GA has a storied history in the world of competition BBQ.  The city has joined forces with the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) the past two years to bring professional competition BBQ back to the city. The City of Douglas pulled out all stops to put on a great show for the 2nd annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ Festival.

Brad Sweet of 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers got the final call of the day as Grand Champion. It was not easy however as his Loin Finals entry scored just one tenth of a point more than David Hair & Dobey Q’s Pulled Pork Finals entiry.

grand - 92bbq

 

Howard Harris and Jeff Schramm, aka H & J Cooking Team, made finals in both Pulled Pork and Ribs in addition to a 10th place finish Loin.  This consistency over the preliminary rounds captured the Reserve Grand Champion.

Reserve Champion - H & J Cooking Team

Reserve Champion – H & J Cooking Team

 

1st ribs - dobey

 

92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers Grand Championship Loin entry topped the category. Douglas native daughter, Crystal Smitherman and Hard Rock Hill BBQ took 2nd place with CA Jenn Smokin Que taking 3rd place. It was the first time making GBA finals for both these teams.  J Dubs Stew & Que grabbed 4th place and LawDawg BBQ grabbed 5th place.  In a tie for 5th place, Dobey Q won the tiebreaker over Wilbur’s Been Smokin’ Somthin’. Eighth place went to Dixie Que, 9th place went to Kelvin’s BBQ and H & J Cooking Team rounded out the top ten.

Dobey Q took top honors in Puled Pork with Just Blowing Smoke as the runner up and H & J Cooking Team in 3rd place. Mojo Smokehouse got the call fr 4th place. LawDawg BBQ won the tiebreaker for 5th place over Kelvin’s BBQ. Seventh place went to Gas Passers.  A pair of local teams were up next with Bethel Smokers placing 8th and East Coast Asphalt placing ninth.  92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers took 10th place.

In Ribs, it was H & J Cooking Team for the win.  Just Blowing Smoke edged out Mojo Smokehouse for second place on the first tiebreaker.  92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers got the 4th place call. Gas Passers took 5th place and Dixie Que took sixth.  Raging Smoke BBQ walked for 7th place. Hard Rock Hill BBQ got  second call for the 8th place Rib entry. Old Henry’s BBQ captured 9th place and Stump’s Smokers captuted 10th place.

Next up for the GBA is Smokin’ Pork N Butts in Jackson.   The month of May brings three great contests.   The Three Rivers Festibal at Towns Bluff Park will be in Hazlehurst on May 1-2. The following week will be Smoke on the Lake in Acworth.  The GBA  will sanction the 1st Annual White Oak Pastures BBQ Challenge in Fort Gaines on May 22-23.

Full Results: (note – 1st. 2nd & 3rd places are Final Round scores. All others are preliminary round scores)

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 598 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS 1 597.9 DOBEY Q 1 597.2 H & J COOKING TEAM
2 595.2 HARD ROCK HILL BBQ 2 592.9 JUST BLOWING SMOKE 2 592.41 JUST BLOWING SMOKE
3 588.5 CA JENN SMOKIN QUE 3 591.2 H & J COOKING TEAM 3 592.4 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE
4 591.5 J DUBS STEW & QUE 4 591.5 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 4 592.8 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS
5 587.9 LAWDAWG BBQ 5 591.21 LAWDAWG BBQ 5 592.5 GAS PASSERS
6 587.81 DOBEY Q 6 591.2 KELVIN’S BBQ 6 590.2 DIXIE QUE
7 587.8 WILBUR’S BEEN SMOKIN SOMETHING 7 590.6 GAS PASSERS 7 589.3 RAGING SMOKE BBQ
8 586.3 DIXIE QUE 8 587.9 BETHEL SMOKERS 8 587.3 HARD ROCK HILL BBQ
9 583 KELVIN’S BBQ 9 587.3 EAST COAST ASPHALT 9 586.6 OLD HENRY’S BBQ
10 582.7 H & J COOKING TEAM 10 586.9 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS 10 586.3 STUMPS SMOKERS
11 582.6 GAS PASSERS 11 586.3 WILBUR’S BEEN SMOKIN SOMETHING 11 580.9 BETHEL SMOKERS
12 582.3 JUST BLOWING SMOKE 12 583 HARD ROCK HILL BBQ 12 579.2 CA JENN SMOKIN QUE
13 580 BOSS HOGS 13 582 SIMPLY Q 13 579 LIZZY LOU
14 579.3 PICKLED PIGS 14 581.7 PICKLED PIGS 14 578.7 LAWDAWG BBQ
15 576.9 STUMPS SMOKERS 15 581.7 CA JENN SMOKIN QUE 15 578.4 WILBUR’S BEEN SMOKIN SOMETHING
16 572.1 RAGING SMOKE BBQ 16 581.6 LIZZY LOU 16 578.3 SIMPLY Q
17 571.4 SIMPLY Q 17 578.6 RAGING SMOKE BBQ 17 578.1 J DUBS STEW & QUE
18 570.3 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 18 578.3 DIXIE QUE 18 576.3 BUBBA GRILLS
19 568.7 BETHEL SMOKERS 19 577.8 BOSS HOGS 19 575 BOSS HOGS
20 567.9 EAST COAST ASPHALT 20 576.5 STUMPS SMOKERS 20 573 DOBEY Q
21 567.4 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 21 574.8 BUBBA GRILLS 21 572.1 EAST COAST ASPHALT
22 562.9 BUBBA GRILLS 22 572 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 22 570.1 KELVIN’S BBQ
23 557.9 LIZZY LOU 23 565.3 SMOKE RING DREAMS 23 568.2 SMOKE RING DREAMS
24 550.6 SMOKE RING DREAMS 24 563.3 J DUBS STEW & QUE 24 556.7 PICKLED PIGS

If the Grand Champion also has the top cumulative score for the Reserve Champion, the award passes down to the 2nd highest cumulative score.

 

 Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS 599.4 586.9 592.8 1779.1
2 H & J COOKING TEAM 582.7 598.5 594.9 1776.1
3 JUST BLOWING SMOKE 582.3 591.8 594.8 1768.9
4 GAS PASSERS 582.6 590.6 592.5 1765.7
5 HARD ROCK HILL BBQ 595.1 583 587.3 1765.4
6 DOBEY Q 587.81 597.6 573 1758.41
7 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 570.3 591.5 596.1 1757.9
8 LAWDAWG BBQ 587.9 591.21 578.7 1757.81
9 CA JENN SMOKIN QUE 595.5 581.7 579.2 1756.4
10 DIXIE QUE 586.3 578.3 590.2 1754.8
11 WILBUR’S BEEN SMOKIN SOMETHING 587.8 586.3 578.4 1752.5
12 KELVIN’S BBQ 583 591.2 570.1 1744.3
13 RAGING SMOKE BBQ 572.1 578.6 589.3 1740
14 STUMPS SMOKERS 576.9 576.5 586.3 1739.7
15 BETHEL SMOKERS 568.7 587.9 580.9 1737.5
16 J DUBS STEW & QUE 591.5 563.3 578.1 1732.9
17 BOSS HOGS 580 577.8 575 1732.8
18 SIMPLY Q 571.4 582 578.3 1731.7
19 EAST COAST ASPHALT 567.9 587.3 572.1 1727.3
20 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 567.4 572 586.6 1726
21 LIZZY LOU 557.9 581.6 579 1718.5
22 PICKLED PIGS 579.3 581.7 556.7 1717.7
23 BUBBA GRILLS 562.9 574.8 576.3 1714
24 SMOKE RING DREAMS 550.6 565.3 568.2 1684.1

Oct 12 2014

South Cobb BBQ & Blues Gets Smoked Rescue Style

South Cobb BBQ & Blues Gets Smoked Rescue Style

Robby Royal and Rescue Smokers,of BBQ Pitmasters fame, took first place in both Pulled Pork and Ribs at the South Cobb BBQ & Blues Festival.  It was his near perfect score of 599.1 in the Pulled Pork finals round that netted the team the Grand Championship

grand champion - rescue smokers

Grand Champion – Rescue Smokers

Just Blowing Smoke, Robin Bowles PItmaster, made finals in Loin; finished 5th in Pulled Pork and 7th in Ribs to take home the Reserve Championship.

reserve champion - just blowing smoke

Reserve Champion – Just Blowing Smoke

 

Butt Rubbin BBQ

Butt Rubbin BBQ

 

 

The first category of the contest was Loin and Just Blowing Smoke topped the field. Butt Rubbin BBQ took second place and 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers took third.  Rescue Smokers actually tied for third place but lost the tiebreaker to miss finals and finished in fourth place. Hard Rock Hill BBQ came in fifth place with Dixie Que in sixth. Smokin Butts BBQ took seventh; Rub Shakers Que took eighth; Fiddlers BBQ took ninth and We Want Que took 10th place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CJs

CJs

 

 

Rescue Smokers won the Pulled Pork category with CJ’s as runner-up. We Want Que grabbed third place with 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers in fourth and Just Blowing Smoke in fifth place.  There was a tie for sixth place and Fiddler’s BBQ won the tiebreaker over Dixie Que. Rub Shakers Que,  Smokin’ the Good Stuff and Hard Rock Hill BBQ finished eighth through tenth respectively.

 

 

rub shakers

 

 

It was Rescue Smokers taking their second win of the day with the top scoring Rib box.  Rub Shakers Que came in second with Smokin’ The Good Stuff coming in third. Fiddlers BBQ took fourth; Smoking J’s took fifth place and Dixie Que took sixth place. Seventh place went to Just Blowing Smoke. The final three calls in Ribs were very close. Butt Rubbin’ BBQ got the eighth place call by just 0.2 of a point over We Want Que in ninth. Just 0.1 of a point back was Daddy-O’s BBQ in tenth place.

 

 

The Georgia Barbecue Association really enjoyed their first trip to Austell and the South Cobb BBQ & Blues Festival  We want to thank the contest organizers and the staff of the beautiful EpiCenter for hosting a great contest.  Next week, the GBA heads to MIlledgeville for the Deep Roots Fesitval

Full Contest Results:

LOIN
1 596.3 Just Blowing Smoke
2 594.2 Butt Rubb’n BBQ
3 591.5 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers
4 592.4 Rescue Smokers
5 588.2 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
6 583.6 Dixie Que
7 582.9 Smokin Butts BBQ
8 580.2 Rub Shakers Que
9 579.9 Fiddler’s BBQ
10 575.9 We Want Que
11 575.1 Smokin’ the Good Stuff
12 574.8 Smokin’ Hotlanta
13 571.4 CJ’s
14 571.4 Where There’s Smoke
15 570.2 Smokin J’s Barbeque
16 569.7 Temple of the Hog
17 566.6 Daddy-O’s_BBQ

 

PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 599.1 Rescue Smokers 1 597.2 Rescue Smokers
2 593.5 CJ’s 2 593.2 Rub Shakers Que
3 588.2 We Want Que 3 591.6 Smokin’ the Good Stuff
4 594.5 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers 4 591.2 Fiddler’s BBQ
5 592.1 Just Blowing Smoke 5 589.9 Smokin J’s Barbeque
6 591.21 Fiddler’s BBQ 6 587.5 Dixie Que
7 591.2 Dixie Que 7 584.8 Just Blowing Smoke
8 590.6 Rub Shakers Que 8 582.2 Butt Rubb’n BBQ
9 587.6 Smokin’ the Good Stuff 9 582 We Want Que
10 586.1 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 10 581.9 Daddy-O’s_BBQ
11 582 Daddy-O’s_BBQ 11 578.6 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers
12 582 Smokin’ Hotlanta 12 577.1 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
13 578.9 Butt Rubb’n BBQ 13 575.1 Smokin’ Hotlanta
14 575.4 Smokin J’s Barbeque 14 572.5 Smokin Butts BBQ
15 575.4 Smokin Butts BBQ 15 564.8 CJ’s
16 568.5 Where There’s Smoke 16 563.9 Where There’s Smoke
17 566.1 Temple of the Hog 17 560.6 Temple of the Hog

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Rescue Smokers 592.4 595.7 596.4 1784.5
2 Just Blowing Smoke 599.7 592.1 584.8 1776.6
3 Rub Shakers Que 580.2 590.6 595.4 1766.2
4 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers 592.41 594.5 578.6 1765.51
5 Fiddler’s BBQ 579.9 591.21 591.2 1762.31
6 Dixie Que 583.6 591.2 587.5 1762.3
7 Butt Rubb’n BBQ 596.1 578.9 582.2 1757.2
8 Smokin’ the Good Stuff 575.1 587.6 592.4 1755.1
9 We Want Que 575.9 595.2 582 1753.1
10 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 588.2 586.1 577.1 1751.4
11 Smokin J’s Barbeque 570.2 575.4 589.9 1735.5
12 Smokin’ Hotlanta 574.8 582 575.1 1731.9
13 CJ’s 571.4 595.4 564.8 1731.6
14 Smokin Butts BBQ 582.9 575.4 572.5 1730.8
15 Daddy-O’s_BBQ 566.6 582 581.9 1730.5
16 Where There’s Smoke 571.4 568.5 563.9 1703.8
17 Temple of the Hog 569.7 566.1 560.6 1696.4me

Sep 07 2014

92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers Wins GBA State Championship

92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers Wins GBA State Championship

Brad Sweet, Pitmaster of 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers,really brought his A game to Fort Valley for the ComSouth Hambone Jam and the Georgia Barbecue State Championship.  Brad made finals in all three categories and claimed wins in both Loin and Pulled Pork.  The dominating performance earned 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers their first Grand Championship and the title of GBA State Champion for 2014-2015.

DSCF3032Lawdawg BBQ, Kerry & Kevin Sparks,  made finals in Loin and Pulled Pork then tied for 3rd place in Ribs. They missed a triple finals on the 5th tiebreaker to finish in fourth place in the category. The strong performance over the three categories carried the Brunswick team to the Reserve Championship

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92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers turned in the state championship Pork Loin. Lawdawg BBQ took second place with The BBQ Ninja, Pitmaster Rodney Ellington, claimed third place. Cooking with Stump took 4th place and Anarque took 5th place.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ and Hard Rock Hill BBQ tied for 6th place with Smokin’42 taking the spot on the 5th tiebreaker. Smokin’ AJs took 8th place.  Bubba Grills claimed 9th and Dixie Davis Cookers completed the top 10.

In Pulled Pork it was 92 BBQ/Assassin Smoker again for the win with Bubba Grills as runner-up.  Lawdawg BBQ finished in 3rd place. H&J Cook Team with special guest Pitmistress Lois Sebastian, edged out Cooking with Stump for 4th place on a tiebreaker.  Arnarque claimed 6th with The BBQ Ninja in 7th.  Real South BBQ, Rub My Butt BBQ and Hard Rock Hill BBQ finished 8th thru 10th respectively.

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Bubba Grills broke up 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers run with the best Rib box of the day. Buster Davis of Smokin’ AJs grabbed second place with 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers taking the 3rd spot.  Lawdawg BBQ came in 4th place. The BBQ Ninja got their third call of the day with a 5th place finish. Smokin’ 42 BBQ grabbed 6th.  Rounding out the top 10 were Anarque, Smokin’ Js, Swine Time Grilling Team and Butt Rubbin’ BBQ.

The Georgia Barbecue Association thanks ComSouth and the Fort Valley Downtown Development Authority for hosting another great state championship event.  The next stop on the GBA trail will be the Grande Creek Pig Jam in Swainsboro on Sept 19-20.

Full Results:

LOIN   PULLED PORK
1 596.1 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers 1 596.1 92 BBQ / Assassin Smokers
2 594.6 Lawdawg BBQ 2 595.3 Bubba Grills
3 591.3 The BBQ Ninja 3 590.6 Lawdawg BBQ
4 591.2 Cookin’ with Stump 4 586.9 H & J Cook Team
5 587.5 AnarQue 5 586.9 Cookin’ with Stump
6 586.6 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 6 584.5 AnarQue
7 586.6 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 7 584.2 The BBQ Ninja
8 580.5 Smokin-AJ’s 8 582.9 Real South
9 576.3 Bubba Grills 9 581.4 Rub My Butt BBQ
10 575.8 Dixie Davis Cooks 10 578.7 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
11 575 Real South 11 576.7 Butt Rubb’n BBQ
12 574.5 Rub My Butt BBQ 12 574.1 Bethel Smokers
13 569.3 Swine Time 13 573.8 Swine Time
14 568.3 Butt Rubb’n BBQ 14 573.7 Smokin’ 42 BBQ
15 568.1 H & J Cook Team 15 571.1 Smokin-AJ’s
16 565.7 Major League Q 16 563.9 Major League Q
17 555.8 Smokin J’s BBQ 17 563.8 Smokin J’s BBQ
18 554.1 Bethel Smokers 18 559.2 Dixie Davis Cooks
RIBS
1 594.2 Bubba Grills
2 593.8 Smokin-AJ’s
3 593.7 92 BBQ / Assassin Smokers
4 587.6 Lawdawg BBQ
5 585.5 The BBQ Ninja
6 585.2 Smokin’ 42 BBQ
7 584.3 AnarQue
8 583.2 Smokin J’s BBQ
9 583 Swine Time
10 581.3 Butt Rubb’n BBQ
11 580.3 Bethel Smokers
12 579 Cookin’ with Stump
13 577.1 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
14 576.8 Rub My Butt BBQ
15 575.2 H & J Cook Team
16 570.1 Major League Q
17 567.5 Real South
18 560.1 Dixie Davis Cooks

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Lawdawg BBQ 594.8 592.1 587.6 1774.5
2 Bubba Grills 576.3 596.4 596.4 1769.1
3 The BBQ Ninja 599.4 584.2 585.5 1769.1
4 92 BBQ / Assassin Smokers 591.4 587.3 587.61 1766.31
5 Cookin’ with Stump 591.2 586.9 579 1757.1
6 AnarQue 587.5 584.5 584.3 1756.3
7 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 586.61 573.7 585.2 1745.51
8 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 586.6 578.7 577.1 1742.4
9 Smokin-AJ’s 580.5 571.1 589.2 1740.8
10 Rub My Butt BBQ 574.5 581.4 576.8 1732.7
11 H & J Cook Team 568.1 586.91 575.2 1730.21
12 Butt Rubb’n BBQ 568.3 576.7 581.3 1726.3
13 Swine Time 569.3 573.8 583 1726.1
14 Real South 575 582.9 567.5 1725.4
15 Bethel Smokers 554.1 574.1 580.3 1708.5
16 Smokin J’s BBQ 555.8 563.8 583.2 1702.8
17 Major League Q 565.7 563.9 570.1 1699.7
18 Dixie Davis Cooks 575.8 559.2 560.1 1695.1

 

 

 

 

 

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