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Apr 18 2016

Law Dawg BBQ Returns to Action & Walks Last

LawDawg BBQ Returns to Action & Walks Last

It had been almost a year since Kerry Sparks and LawDawg BBQ last entered a Georgia Barbecue Association competition.  Smokin Pork N Butts in Jackson, GA was where the team returned to the pit wars and they proved the long layoff didn’t effect their skills.  LawDawg BBQ won the Pork Loin category & edged out Pulled Pork winner Bubba Grills and Rib winner Rescue Smokers the last call and the Grand Championship.

Grand Champion - LawDawg BBQ

Grand Champion – LawDawg BBQ

Robby Royal continued to dominate the circuit by making finals in both Loin and Ribs along with a 4th place finish in Pulled Pork.  The strong overall cook gave the Sycamore, GA team the Reserve Grand Championship.

Reserve Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

Reserve Grand Champion – Rescue Smokers

LawDawg BBQ took top honors in Loin with Rescue Smokers as the runner-up.  Fletcher’s Finest advanced to finals on the strength of a perfect 600 score in the preliminary round and finished third. In 4th place was We Want Que and in 5th place was Johnson Boys BBQ.  Screaming Eagle BBQ took  6th place, BCD took 7th place and Old Henry’s BBQ took 8th place.  Quenut BBQ claimed 9th place and Southern Hogs was tenth.

First Place Pulled Pork - Bubba Grills

First Place Pulled Pork – Bubba Grills

 

Bubba Grills topped the Pulled Pork category. Larry Cavendar & Screaming Eagle BBQ, a former Cooking for Fun division team, took 2nd place.  Cavendar posted a perfect 600 score in the preliminary round,  Hootie Q took 3rd place.  Fourth place went to Rescue Smokers with Southern Hogs taking 5th place.  Brown Owl BBQ, in their first competition, walked in 6th and Smoke Shack walked in 7th place.  LawDawg BBQ, 92 BBQ and We Want Que finished 8th thru 10th respecitively.

In Ribs, three teams tied for 2nd place in the preliminary round. This meant the team losing the tiebreaker would miss the finals,   Johnson Boys BBQ came up short on the tiebreaker finshed in 4th place.  Rescue Smokers won the category, 92 BBQ came in second and had the third perfect 600 score in the preliminary rounds.  Fletcher’s Finest came in third.  Real South BBQ got the 5th place call.  Bubba Grills took 6th place and We Want Que took 7th.  Eighth place went to Smoke Shack and 9th went to Southern Hogs.  Fiddler’s BBQ rounded out the top 10.

600 score - Fletcher's Finest

600 score – Fletcher’s Finest

600 score - Screaming Eagle

600 score – Screaming Eagle

600 score - 92 BBQ

600 score – 92 BBQ

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Thanks to Wayne, Connie & Heather Rosser and the Jackson Exchange Club for putting on another great contest.

Full Results:

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 596.3 Law Dawg BBQ 1 596.1 Bubba Grills 1 596.2 Rescue Smokers
2 595.9 Rescue Smokers 2 595.3 Screaming Eagle 2 595.4 92 BBQ
3 591.8 Fletchers Finest 3 593.3 Hootie Q 3 593.3 Fletchers Finest
4 599.1 We Want Que 4 599.1 Rescue Smokers 4 599.4 Johnson Boys BBQ
5 597.9 Johnson Boys BBQ 5 598.82 Southern Hogs 5 598.8 Real South BBQ
6 595.2 Screaming Eagle 6 598.81 Brown Owl BBQ 6 598.5 Bubba Grills
7 594.5 BCD 7 598.8 Smoke Shack 7 598.2 We Want Que
8 594.2 Old Henry’s 8 598.5 Law Dawg BBQ 8 596.1 Smoke Shack
9 591.6 Quenut BBQ 9 594.2 92 BBQ 9 591.91 Southern Hogs
10 589.9 Southern Hogs 10 593.9 We Want Que 10 591.9 Fiddlers BBQ
11 588.4 Brown Owl BBQ 11 589 Real South BBQ 11 591.6 Main Street BBQ
12 587.5 Hootie Q 12 587.6 Quenut BBQ 12 589.9 BCD
13 586.2 Bubba Grills   13 586.7 Johnson Boys BBQ 13 586.1 Double D Cook Team
14 584.9 Killer Swine/Wing Depot 14 586.4 Killer Swine/Wing Depot 14 586 Jackson Diesel
15 584.2 Fiddlers BBQ   15 586 Fiddlers BBQ 15 585.7 Brown Owl BBQ
16 583.3 Smoke Shack 16 585 Fletchers Finest 16 585 Hootie Q
17 583 Real South BBQ 17 583.3 Double D Cook Team 17 581.8 Screaming Eagle
18 582.6 Main Street BBQ   18 577.7 Old Henry’s 18 581.7 Old Henry’s
19 581 92 BBQ 19 575.1 Forget Me Not BBQ 19 580.6 Quenut BBQ
20 576.8 Jackson Diesel 20 569.2 Jackson Diesel 20 580.3 Law Dawg BBQ
21 572.2 Forget Me Not BBQ 21 567.5 Main Street BBQ 21 577.5 Forget Me Not BBQ
22 570.3 Double D Cook Team 22 567.5 BCD 22 567.5 Killer Swine/Wing Depot

Reserve Scores:

Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Rescue Smokers 599.70 599.10 599.42 1798.22
2 We Want Que 599.10 593.90 598.20 1791.20
3 Fletchers Finest 600.00 585.00 599.41 1784.41
4 Bubba Grills 586.20 599.70 598.50 1784.40
5 Johnson Boys BBQ 597.90 586.70 599.40 1784.00
6 Southern Hogs 589.90 598.82 591.91 1780.63
7 Law Dawg BBQ 599.70 598.50 580.30 1778.50
8 Smoke Shack 583.30 598.80 596.10 1778.20
9 Screaming Eagle 595.20 600.00 581.80 1777.00
10 92 BBQ 581.00 594.20 600.00 1775.20
11 Brown Owl BBQ 588.40 598.81 585.70 1772.91
12 Hootie Q 587.50 599.40 585.00 1771.90
13 Real South BBQ 583.00 589.00 598.80 1770.80
14 Fiddlers BBQ 584.20 586.00 591.90 1762.10
15 Quenut BBQ 591.60 587.60 580.60 1759.80
16 Old Henry’s 594.20 577.70 581.70 1753.60
17 BCD 594.50 567.50 589.90 1751.90
18 Main Street BBQ 582.60 567.50 591.60 1741.70
19 Double D Cook Team 570.30 583.30 586.10 1739.70
20 Killer Swine/Wing Depot 584.90 586.40 567.50 1738.80
21 Jackson Diesel 576.80 569.20 586.00 1732.00
22 Forget Me Not BBQ 572.20 575.10 577.50 1724.80

 

 

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

trophies

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

 

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 19 2015

Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Smokin’ Pork N Butts

Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Smokin’ Pork N Butts

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

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

 

Grand Champion - Bubba Grills

Grand Champion – Bubba Grills

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

Reserve Champion - Fiddlers BBQ

Reserve Champion – Fiddlers BBQ

 

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

Southern Hogs

Southern Hogs

 

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

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

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

Full Results:

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

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

 

 

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

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