Tag Archive: Holy Smokes

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

Feb 08 2016

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

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

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

 

Grand Champion - Real South BBQ

Grand Champion – Real South BBQ

 

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

Reserve Grand Champion - Southern Hogs.

Reserve Grand Champion – Southern Hogs.

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

First Place Loin - Old Henry's BBQ

First Place Loin – Old Henry’s BBQ

 

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

 

 

First Place Pork - Rescue Smokers

First Place Pork – Rescue Smokers

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

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

CFF Pork - Wilbur's Smoke Pig

CFF Pork – Wilbur’s Smoke Pig

CFF Ribs - Okefenokee Smokers

CFF Ribs – Okefenokee Smokers

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

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

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

Cooking For Fun Scores:

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

 

 

Nov 01 2015

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

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

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

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                                                                                                  Grand Champion – Holy Smokes

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

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Reserve Champion – Smokin’ 42 BBQ

First Place Pork Loin - Bubba Grills

1st Loin – Bubba Grills

 

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

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

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

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

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Cooking For Fun Pork – Mama’s Que & Stew

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Cooking for Fun Ribs – Big Papa’s BBQ

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

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

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

 

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

Cooking For Fun:

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

Mar 10 2015

Smokin’ 42 Defends Home Turf Again in Tifton

Smokin’ 42 BBQ Defends Home Turf Again in Tifton

 

Twenty six Georgia Barbecue Associations teams gathered at Fulwood Park in Tifton, Ga for Rhythm & Ribs. The event in Tifton has become a favorite among the teams with a great venue and a large music and crafts festival to go along with the BBQ competition  For the second year in a row, the hometown boys of Smokin’ 42 BBQ took home top honors by wining both the Loin & Pulled Pork categories and the Grand Championship.  Chad Brooks and his crew were certainly on top of their game as they also recorded  a perfect 600 score in the preliminary round of Pulled Pork. The event in Tifton has become a favorite among the teams with a great venue and a large music and crafts festival to go along with the BBQ competition

 

Grand Champion - Smokin 42 BBQ

Grand Champion – Smokin 42 BBQ

Reserve Champion - Just Blowing Smoke

Reserve Champion – Just Blowing Smoke

 

 

Robin Bowles and Just Blowing Smoke made finals in Pulled Pork and Ribs along with 8th place in Loin to capture the Reserve Grand Champion award.

 

Chad Brooks and Smokin 42 BBQ’s score of 596.7 was the top score among the three finalists in Loin to take first place.  Captain Jack’s Fredom BBQ Team took seond place with 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers taking third place. Fourth place went to Bubba Grills with Dobey Q in fifth place.  LawDawg BBQ won the tiebreaker over Stumps Smokers BBQ Team for 6th place.   In eighth place was Just Blowing Smoke with H & J Cooking team in 9th and Holy Smokes rounding out the top 10.

Smokin’ 42 BBQ followed up the perfect 600 score in Pulled Pork preliminaries with a near perfect 599.1 score in the finals round to win the category.  Stumps Smokers BBQ Team came in 2nd place with Just Blowing Smoke in third.  Rub Shakers Que took 4th place by 0.3 of a point over Law Dawg BBQ.  Swine Time Grilling Team won 6th place in the tiebreaker over H & J Cooking Team.   Dobey Q captured 8th place.  Bethel Smokers came in 9th with Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team in 10th place

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Jimmy Hornbuckle and Swine Time Grilling Team turned in the best Rib box of the day.  Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ Team was the runner up  with Just Blowing Smoke finishing in 3rd place and Bethel Smokers finishing in 4th place.  Stumps Smokers BBQ Teams won the tiebreaker to take 5th place over H & J Cooking Team. J Dub Stew & Que grabbed 7th place and . Dobey Q took 8th place.  It was Real South BBQ & Holy Smokes coming in 9th & 10 places respectively.

Rythm & Ribs also held a non-sanctioned backyard contest.  Kason Gray of Wicked Lickin’ BBQ Team got the Grand Championship call for the second year in a row.

The GBA heads north for the Hitiachi Walton Co BBQ Festival on March 13.14 followed by Durhamtown Spring Jam & BBQ Cookoff on March 20-21.

 

Full Results:

 

LOIN   PULLED PORK
1 596.7 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 1 599.1 Smokin’ 42 BBQ
2 593 Captain Jack Freedom BBQ Team 2 592 Stumps Smokers BBQ Team
3 592.3 92 BBQ Assassin Smokers 3 590.9 Just Blowing Smoke
4 598.8 Bubba Grills 4 593.9 Rub Shakers Que
5 598 Dobey Q 5 593.6 Law Dawg BBQ
6 595.11 Law Dawg BBQ 6 591.81 Swine Time Grilling Team
7 595.1 Stumps Smokers BBQ Team 7 591.8 H & J Cooking Team
8 594.8 Just Blowing Smoke 8 590.9 Dobey Q
9 591.8 H & J Cooking Team 9 590.3 Bethel Smoker
10 590.2 Holy Smokes 10 588.8 Captain Jack Freedom BBQ Team
11 588.8 Bones Grill Shack 11 585.1 Rib Ticklers
12 582.7 Bethel Smoker 12 585 Real South BBQ
13 580.5 J Dub’s Stew and Que 13 584.5 92 BBQ / Assassin Smokers
14 580 Rub Shakers Que 14 583.9 Holy Smokes
15 577.3 Smokey Times 15 579.9 Smokin J’s Barbecue
16 570.5 Dirt Road Smokerz 16 578.7 For Get Me Not BBQ
17 569 For Get Me Not BBQ 17 578.6 Flint River Cookers
18 568.3 Rib Ticklers 18 577.2 Bubba Grills
19 565.1 Southern Hogs 19 576.8 Nature Boy BBQ
20 565.1 Flint River Cookers 20 572.2 Raging Smoke BBQ
21 564.7 Raging Smoke BBQ 21 572.1 Southern Hogs
22 563.8 Smokin J’s Barbecue 22 570.4 Bones Grill Shack
23 563.8 Swine Time Grilling Team 23 569.5 Smokey Times
24 560.8 Wisham Jellies Smokers 24 565.7 J Dub’s Stew and Que
25 559.3 Real South BBQ 25 562.4 Dirt Road Smokerz
26 546.5 Nature Boy BBQ 26 560.8 Wisham Jellies Smokers

 

RIBS
1 598.9 Swine Time Grilling Team
2 591.7 Captain Jack Freedom BBQ Team
3 591 Just Blowing Smoke
4 592.1 Bethel Smoker
5 591.21 Stumps Smokers BBQ Team
6 591.2 H & J Cooking Team
7 590.8 J Dub’s Stew and Que
8 588.5 Dobey Q
9 588.2 Real South BBQ
10 587.2 Holy Smokes
11 583.9 92 BBQ / Assassin Smokers
12 583.6 For Get Me Not BBQ
13 583.6 Bubba Grills
14 583.3 Smokin’ 42 BBQ
15 583 Rub Shakers Que
16 580 Smokey Times
17 580 Law Dawg BBQ
18 576.3 Southern Hogs
19 575.7 Dirt Road Smokerz
20 575.1 Flint River Cookers
21 575 Smokin J’s Barbecue
22 570 Raging Smoke BBQ
23 569.8 Rib Ticklers
24 567.8 Nature Boy BBQ
25 567.2 Bones Grill Shack
26 558.2 Wisham Jellies Smokers

 

 Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Just Blowing Smoke 594.8 594.3 595.7 1784.8
2 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 599.7 600 583.3 1783
3 Stumps Smokers BBQ Team 595.1 595.8 591.21 1782.11
4 Captain Jack Freedom BBQ Team 599.1 588.8 592.11 1780.01
5 Dobey Q 598 590.9 588.5 1777.4
6 H & J Cooking Team 591.8 591.8 591.2 1774.8
7 Law Dawg BBQ 595.11 593.6 580 1768.71
8 92 BBQ / Assassin Smokers 599.1 584.5 583.9 1767.5
9 Bethel Smoker 582.7 590.3 592.1 1765.1
10 Holy Smokes 590.2 583.9 587.2 1761.3
11 Bubba Grills 598.8 577.2 583.6 1759.6
12 Rub Shakers Que 580 593.9 583 1756.9
13 Swine Time Grilling Team 563.8 591.81 599.1 1754.71
14 J Dub’s Stew and Que 580.5 565.7 590.8 1737
15 Real South BBQ 559.3 585 588.2 1732.5
16 For Get Me Not BBQ 569 578.7 583.6 1731.3
17 Smokey Times 577.3 569.5 580 1726.8
18 Bones Grill Shack 588.8 570.4 567.2 1726.4
19 Rib Ticklers 568.3 585.1 569.8 1723.2
20 Flint River Cookers 565.1 578.6 575.1 1718.8
21 Smokin J’s Barbecue 563.8 579.9 575 1718.7
22 Southern Hogs 565.1 572.1 576.3 1713.5
23 Dirt Road Smokerz 570.5 562.4 575.7 1708.6
24 Raging Smoke BBQ 564.7 572.2 570 1706.9
25 Nature Boy BBQ 546.5 576.8 567.8 1691.1
26 Wisham Jellies Smokers 560.8 560.8 558.2 1679.8

Sep 28 2014

Just Blowin’ Smoke Wins the Shootout at Doc Holiday Festival

Just Blowin’ Smoke Wins the Shootout at Doc Holiday Festival

The GBA made its debut at the Doc Holiday Festival in downtown Griffin, GA and it turned into a 3 way shootout for the Grand Championship. In the end, the Loin entry by Robin Bowles & Just Blowin’ Smoke topped the Pulled Pork box by Dixie Que’s Rick Godfrey and the Ribs entry of Gary Lanton of Holy Smokes.

Grand Champion - Just Blowin' Smoke

Grand Champion – Just Blowin’ Smoke

Dixie Que finaled in Pulled Pork, finished 6th in Ribs and 11th in Loin to take the Reserve Championship for the top cumulative score in the three preliminary rounds.

Reserve Champion - Dixie Que

Reserve Champion – Dixie Que

Just Blowin’ Smoke’s championship Loin box topped the category. Two Fat Boys & A Grill came in second with Rolling Smoke Competition Que in third place. Swine Time Grillin’ Team took fourth place.  92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers edged Bearded BBQ for fifth place on the tiebreaker. Real South BBQ grabbed seventh place and RTC Smokin’ grabbed eighth place.  Fiddler’s BBQ in ninth and H & J Cooking Team in tenth rounded out the top 10,

Dixie Que won Pulled Pork with Just Blowin’ Smoke the runner-up. Fiddler’s BBQ came in third with H & J Cooking Team in fourth. Swine Time Grillin’ Team nailed down the fifth spot. Sixth place went to Rub Shakers Que and seventh place went to Old Henry’s BBQ.  In eight place was Holy Smokes; in ninth place was Smokin’ J’s and in tenth place was Real South BBQ.

First Place Ribs - Holy Smokes

First Place Ribs – Holy Smokes

 

 

Holy Smokes had the best box of Ribs on the day. Two Fat Boys & A Grill took second place with 29 Barbecue taking third place. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers edged out Rub Shakers Que for fourth place by 0.3 of a point. Dixie Que finished in the sixth spot. In seventh place was Fiddler’s BBQ with RTC Smokin’ in eighth place.  Real South BBQ and Just Blowin’ Smoke tied for ninth place with Real South BBQ coming out on top in the tiebreaker.

 

The Doc Holiday Festival also held a GBA sanctioned Cooking for Fun contest.  The GBA’s Cooking for Fun division competes in two categories: Pulled Pork and Ribs. Simply Q topped Swine Dining in Pulled Pork.  Swine Dining returned the favor by topping Simply Q to win the Ribs category.

 

 

CFF Pulled Pork 1st Place - Simply Q

CFF Pulled Pork 1st Place – Simply Q

 

CFF Ribs 1st Place - Swine Dining

CFF Ribs 1st Place – Swine Dining

The GBA teams, judges and officials had a great time at the Doc Holiday Festival and are looking forward to a return trip in 2015.  The next stop on the GBA contest trail with another first year event at the South Cobb BBQ & Blues Festival at the EpiCenter in Austell, GA.  Full results below:

 

LOIN   PULLED PORK
1 598.3 Just Blowing Smoke 1 595.8 Dixie Que
2 594.1 Two Fat Boys & A Grill 2 595.5 Just Blowing Smoke
3 588.7 Rollin’ Smoke Competition Que 3 588 Fiddlers BBQ
4 585.2 Swine Time Cooking Team 4 590.8 H&J’s
5 583.6 92BBQ Assassin Smokers 5 587.2 Swine Time Cooking Team
6 583.6 Bearded BBQ 6 582.9 Rub Shakers Que
7 583 Real South BBQ 7 581 Old Henry BBQ
8 579.9 RTC Smokin 8 580.2 Holy Smokes
9 579.5 Fiddlers BBQ 9 579.7 Smokin J’s Barbeque
10 577.7 H&J’s 10 579 Real South BBQ
11 577.4 Dixie Que 11 578.3 92BBQ Assassin Smokers
12 575.1 Holy Smokes 12 577.7 RTC Smokin
13 574.1 Smokin J’s Barbeque 13 575.3 29 Barbeque
14 573.5 Smokin Butts BBQ 14 571.1 Killer Swine
15 571.1 Killer Swine 15 569.5 Bearded BBQ
16 569.8 29 Barbeque 16 564.3 Daddy-O’s
17 564.8 Daddy-O’s 17 563.6 Rollin’ Smoke Competition Que
18 562.2 Old Henry BBQ 18 559.3 Smokin Butts BBQ
19 561.3 Rub Shakers Que 19 556.9 Two Fat Boys & A Grill
20 556.2 Dawg Pit BBQ 20 551.7 Dawg Pit BBQ

 

 

RIBS
1 596.1  Holy Smokes
2 594.8 Two Fat Boys & A Grill
3 591.1 29 Barbeque
4 587.8 92BBQ Assassin Smokers
5 587.5 Rub Shakers Que
6 584 Dixie Que
7 582.6 Fiddlers BBQ
8 579.9 RTC Smokin
9 576.6 Real South BBQ
10 576.6 Just Blowing Smoke
11 574.7 Swine Time Cooking Team
12 572.5 Rollin’ Smoke Competition Que
13 569.2 Daddy-O’s
14 567 H&J’s
15 566 Killer Swine
16 563.9 Dawg Pit BBQ
17 558.9 Smokin J’s Barbeque
18 557.6 Smokin Butts BBQ
19 556.2 Old Henry BBQ

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Just Blowing Smoke 595.7 594.8 576.6 1767.1
2 Dixie Que 577.4 597.1 584 1758.5
3 Fiddlers BBQ 579.5 591.2 582.6 1753.3
4 Holy Smokes 575.1 580.2 595.1 1750.4
5 92BBQ Assassin Smokers 583.61 578.3 587.8 1749.71
6 Swine Time Cooking Team 585.2 587.2 574.7 1747.1
7 29 Barbeque 569.8 575.3 595.5 1740.6
8 Real South BBQ 583 579 576.61 1738.61
9 RTC Smokin 579.9 577.7 579.9 1737.5
10 H&J’s 577.7 590.8 567 1735.5
11 Two Fat Boys & A Grill 586.6 556.9 591.2 1734.7
12 Rub Shakers Que 561.3 582.9 587.5 1731.7
13 Rollin’ Smoke Competition Que 595.4 563.6 572.5 1731.5
14 Smokin J’s Barbeque 574.1 579.7 558.9 1712.7
15 Killer Swine 571.1 571.1 566 1708.2
16 Old Henry BBQ 562.2 581 556.2 1699.4
17 Daddy-O’s 564.8 564.3 569.2 1698.3
18 Smokin Butts BBQ 573.5 559.3 557.6 1690.4
19 Dawg Pit BBQ 556.2 551.7 563.9 1671.8
20 Bearded BBQ 583.6 569.5 0 1153.1

 

Cooking For Fun Pulled Pork

599.1 Simply “Q”
595.4 Swine Dining

Cooking For Fun Ribs

588.5 Swine Dining
581.8 Simply “Q”
573 Cookin & Drinkin BBQ

 

 

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