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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

 

 

May 03 2015

Smokin 42 BBQ Rules at Three Rivers Festival

Smokin 42 BBQ Rules at Three Rivers Festival

After battling the elements over the past few contests, the teams of the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) found picture perfect weather for the Three Rivers Festival at Towns Bluff Park.  The teams responded by turning in outstanding BBQ.  A common theme among the judges was how tough it was to pick a favorite among so many great entries.  In the end, it was the Finals round Pulled Pork entry turned in by Smokin’ 42 BBQ of Tifton that got the last call of the day as Grand Champion.

Grand Champion - Smokin' 42 BBQ

Grand Champion – Smokin’ 42 BBQ

CaJenn Smokin’ Que of Hoboken had the highest cumulative score across all three categories in the preliminary rounds to take the Reserve Champion award.

Reserve Champion - CaJenn Smokin' Que

Reserve Champion – CaJenn Smokin’ Que

 

1st Loin - Bethel Smokers

1st Loin – Bethel Smokers

 

 

Bethel Smokers  of Douglas captured the first place award in Pork Loin. CaJenn Smokin’ Que edge out Just Blowing Smoke of Canton for second place by 0.3 of a point.  LawDawg BBQ from Brunswick took third place.  Just Smoke N Around of Jackson took 5th place by  1/10th of a point over Smokin’ 42 BBQ,  Seventh place went to Lizzy Lou of Middleburg, FL.  Swainsboro’s Real South BBQ came in 8th place in Pork Loin with 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers of Griffin in 9th place and H & J Cooking Team of Vienna in 10th place

 

 

First place in Pulled Pork went to Smokin’ 42 BBQ with 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers as the runner-up. Dobey Q of Buena Vista captured 3rd place. Just Smoke N Around captured 4th place and Real South BBQ captured 5th place.  Just 7/10th of a point separated 6th place from 9th place.  in 6th place, it was LawDawg BBQ just ahead of Bubba Grills of Haddock in 7th place with Buffalo Chip BBQ of Hazlehurst taking 8th place and Mojo Smokehouse of Willcoochee taking 9th place. CaJenn Smokin’ Que rounded out the top 10 in Pulled Pork.

 

1st Ribs - Bubba Grills

1st Ribs – Bubba Grills

 

 

Bubba Grills topped the Ribs category. Dobey Q took 2nd with Just Blowing Smoke taking 3rd place. CaJenn Smokin’ Que walked for the 4th place award with Buffalo Chip BBQ in 5th place. Real South BBQ grabbed 6th place and Smokin’ J’s of Dallas, GA grabbe 7th place. The 8th place call went out to Bethel Smokers. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers finished in 9th place in Ribs with Smokin’ 42 BBQ taking 10th place.

 

The GBA wants to thank the staff at Towns Bluff Park for hosting the contest at one of the best venue’s on our circuit.  Thanks also to the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Co. Board of Tourism for organizing the contest.   The GBA heads north to Acworth for Smoke on the Lake on May 8-9 then to Lake Walter F George in Fort Gaines for the White Oak Pastures BBQ Challenge on May 22-23. For more information about the Georgia Barbecue Association, visit our website at www.bbqga.org.

 

 

Full Results (note: scores for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places are final round scores.  Scores from 4th place & down are preliminary round scores)

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 596.3 BETHEL SMOKERS 1 596.9 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 1 595 BUBBA GRILLS
2 593 CAJENN SMOKIN QUE 2 593.8 92 BBQ 2 593.6 DOBEY Q
3 592.7 JUST BLOWING SMOKE 3 591.3 DOBEY Q 3 593.4 JUST BLOWING SMOKE
4 591.8 LAWDAWG BBQ 4 589.3 JUST SMOKE N AROUND 4 591.1 CAJENN SMOKIN QUE
5 591.3 JUST SMOKE N AROUND 5 588.5 REAL SOUTH BBQ 5 587.5 BUFFALO CHIP BBQ
6 591.2 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 6 586.9 LAWDAWG BBQ 6 587.3 REAL SOUTH BBQ
7 587.2 LIZZY LOU 7 586.6 BUBBA GRILLS 7 587 SMOKIN J’S
8 587 REAL SOUTH BBQ 8 586.3 BUFFALO CHIP BBQ 8 583.6 BETHEL SMOKERS
9 586.6 92 BBQ 9 586.2 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 9 581.7 92 BBQ
10 586.2 H&J COOKING TEAM 10 584.2 CAJENN SMOKIN QUE 10 580.6 SMOKIN 42 BBQ
11 585.9 SMOKIN J’S 11 583.9 H&J COOKING TEAM 11 579.4 H&J COOKING TEAM
12 580 BUFFALO CHIP BBQ 12 579.7 SMOKIN J’S 12 579 LAWDAWG BBQ
13 579 RAGING SMOKE BBQ 13 575.7 RAGING SMOKE BBQ 13 578.7 OLD HENRY BBQ
14 576.6 DOBEY Q 14 574.4 LIZZY LOU 14 576.1 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE
15 571.7 BUBBA GRILLS 15 571.7 BETHEL SMOKERS 15 575.1 RAGING SMOKE BBQ
16 571.4 OLD HENRY BBQ 16 570.5 JUST BLOWING SMOKE 16 574 LIZZY LOU
17 556.7 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 17 558.9 OLD HENRY BBQ 17 560.5 JUST SMOKE N AROUND

 

 

 Reserve Champion Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 CAJENN SMOKIN QUE 596.1 584.2 591.1 1771.4
2 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 591.2 594.2 580.6 1766
3 DOBEY Q 576.6 591.1 598.2 1765.9
4 REAL SOUTH BBQ 587 588.5 587.3 1762.8
5 92 BBQ 586.6 590.8 581.7 1759.1
6 LAWDAWG BBQ 591.8 586.9 579 1757.7
7 JUST BLOWING SMOKE 593.6 570.5 592.1 1756.2
8 BUBBA GRILLS 571.7 586.6 596.4 1754.7
9 BUFFALO CHIP BBQ 580 586.3 587.5 1753.8
10 SMOKIN J’S 585.9 579.7 587 1752.6
11 BETHEL SMOKERS 594.5 571.7 583.6 1749.8
12 H&J COOKING TEAM 586.2 583.9 579.4 1749.5
13 JUST SMOKE N AROUND 591.3 589.3 560.5 1741.1
14 LIZZY LOU 587.2 574.4 574 1735.6
15 RAGING SMOKE BBQ 579 575.7 575.1 1729.8
16 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 556.7 586.2 576.1 1719
17 OLD HENRY BBQ 571.4 558.9 578.7 1709

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

May 04 2014

Bethel Smokers Rises to the Top at 3 Rivers BBQ Fest

Bethel Smokers Rises to the Top at 3 Rivers BBQ Fest

Bethel Smokers of Douglas, GA, won the Pulled Pork Category and with the top score of the finals rounds captured the Grand Championship at the 3 Rivers BBQ Fest.  The contest was held at the Towns Bluff Park & Heritage Center just north of Hazlehurst on the banks of the mighty Altamaha River.

Grand Champion - Bethel Smokers

Grand Champion – Bethel Smokers

 

reserve

Reserve Champion – Bubba Grills

loin

First Place Loin – 92 BBQ

 

 

It was a close race for the Reserve Championship.  Bubba Grills total of 1765.5 in the three preliminary rounds was just 0.2 of a point ahead of Smokin’ 42 BBQ.

 

Bethel Smokers score of 597.7 topped the Pulled Pork category. Mojo Smokehouse of Willacoochee, GA took second place.  In third place, cooking in their first GBA contest, was Straw Boss BBQ. Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack finished in fourth place with Just Smoke N Around in fifth place. Sixth place went to Smokin’ 42 BBQ and 7th place went to Drive By Smokers. H & J Cook Team, Bubba Grills and 92 BBQ finished 8th, 9th & 10th respectively.

 

 

 

 

Bubba Grills won the Ribs category with Smokin’ 42 BBQ as runner-up. TC’s BBQ of Swainsboro, captured third and 92 BBQ captured fourth place. Rounding out the top 5 was Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack. Sixth place was taken by Mojo Smokehouse. Seventh thru 10th places went to Smokin’ AJ’s, Bethel Smokers, Just Smoke N Around and Doc & Dicies.

 

92 BBQ, Brad Sweet with special assistant pitmaster William, conquered the Pork Loin category.  Bubba Grills took second place.  Mojo Smokehouse grabbed the third spot. Sauced Hogs Smokeshack had their second 4th place finish and Just Smoke N Around got their second 5th place award. Smokin’ AJ’s took 6th place and Doc & Dicies took 7th place. Eighth went to Smokin’ 42 BBQ and 9th place went to Straw Boss BBQ. Bethel Smokers completed the top 10 in the category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

judges

 

 

 

 

The GBA would like to thank the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Co. Board of Tourism and the staff of Towns Bluff Park & Heritage Center for hosting a great contest at a beautiful venue.

The GBA heads north to Acworth for Smoke on the Lake next week (May 9-10) then winds up the 2013-2014 season in Dallas GA at the Paulding Co. Stars & Stripes BBQ Cook-off & Festival on June 20-21.

 

 

 

 

 

Full Contest Results:

 

PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 597.7 BETHEL SMOKERS 1 596.7 BUBBA GRILLS
2 592.0 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 2 594.7 SMOKIN 42 BBQ
3 590.4 STRAW BOSS BBQ 3 591.4 TC’S BBQ
4 589.9 SAUCED HOGS SMOKESHACK 4 589.9 92 BBQ
5 587.0 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND BBQ 5 583.9 SAUCED HOGS SMOKESHACK
6 586.6 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 6 583.6 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE
7 585.3 DRIVE BY SMOKERS 7 583 SMOKIN – AJ’S
8 585.0 H & J COOKING TEAM 8 579 BETHEL SMOKERS
9 582.3 BUBBA GRILLS 9 574.5 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND BBQ
10 581.7 92 BBQ 10 574.4 DOC & DICIES
11 581.7 TC’S BBQ 11 574.1 H & J COOKING TEAM
12 579.7 DOC & DICIES 12 573 STRAW BOSS BBQ
13 578.7 SMOKIN – AJ’S 13 572.4 DRIVE BY SMOKERS
14 569.9 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 14 570.2 R K BQ
15 567.0 R K BQ 15 554.3 OLD HENRY’S BBQ

 

LOIN
1 595.1 92 BBQ
2 593.6 BUBBA GRILLS
3 590.9 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE
4 588.8 SAUCED HOGS SMOKESHACK
5 587.9 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND BBQ
6 587.6 SMOKIN – AJ’S
7 582.4 DOC & DICIES
8 579.3 SMOKIN 42 BBQ
9 578.3 STRAW BOSS BBQ
10 573.7 BETHEL SMOKERS
11 572.4 H & J COOKING TEAM
12 568.8 R K BQ
13 568.1 DRIVE BY SMOKERS
14 567.1 TC’S BBQ
15 557 OLD HENRY’S BBQ

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 BUBBA GRILLS 591.4 582.3 591.8 1765.5
2 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 579.3 586.6 599.4 1765.3
3 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 590.1 590.9 583.6 1764.6
4 92 BBQ 591.8 581.7 589.9 1763.4
5 SAUCED HOGS SMOKESHACK 588.8 589.9 583.9 1762.6
6 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND BBQ 587.9 587.0 574.5 1749.4
7 SMOKIN – AJ’S 587.6 578.7 583 1749.3
8 BETHEL SMOKERS 573.7 595.8 579 1748.5
9 STRAW BOSS BBQ 578.3 592.5 573 1743.8
10 TC’S BBQ 567.1 581.7 591.5 1740.3
11 DOC & DICIES 582.4 579.7 574.4 1736.5
12 H & J COOKING TEAM 572.4 585.0 574.1 1731.5
13 DRIVE BY SMOKERS 568.1 585.3 572.4 1725.8
14 R K BQ 568.8 567.0 570.2 1706.0
15 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 557 569.9 554.3 1681.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 30 2014

Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Bikes, Blues & BBQ

Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Bikes, Blues & BBQ

The Georgia Barbecue Association brought competition BBQ back to Douglas, GA for the Bikes, Blues & BBQ Festival held at Douglas Gene Chambers Municipal Airport. Twenty-seven teams persevered though heavy rains and a late night wind storm to produce championship BBQ.  The GBA judges really had their work cut out for them as the close scoring indicated a high level of quality pork loin, pulled pork and pork ribs made it to the tables.

 

Grand Champion - Bubba Grills

Grand Champion – Bubba Grills

 

Reserve Grand Champion - G.A.S. Passers

Reserve Grand Champion – G.A.S. Passers

The City of Douglas really rolled out the red carpet for the GBA’s cook teams, judges and officials.  The plans were in place for two days of great Blues music, motorcycle shows & games, a vintage car show & about 75 food & craft vendors.  Unfortunately, the weather forced cancellation of most of the events. Still, despite the weather challenges, the festival organizers held a very successful contest.

 

 

Lonnie Smith & his Bubba Grills team from Haddock, GA had the highest scoring entry of the finals round. His Ribs scored a 597.9 to earn the Grand Championship.  G.A.S. Passers of Hazlehurst, finaled in Ribs along with a fourth place in Pulled Pork and sixth place in Pork Loin to win the Reserve Grand Championship.

 

In Pork Loin, Bubba Grills topped the field in the category. Douglas, GA’s Bethel Smokers took second place. Smoking 42 BBQ claimed third place.  Mojo Smokehouse finished fourth with H & J Cooking Crew finishing in fifth. Sixth through 10th places went to:  G, A.S. Passers;  Dirt Road Smokers; Drive By Smokers; Smokin-AJ’s & Ricketson Construction.

 

 

 

DSCF2566 (800x556)Harvey & Shirley Willis of Fiddler’s BBQ won the Pulled Pork Category with Bethel Smokers once again taking second place. Another Douglas team, Ricketson Construction claimed third place. G.A.S. Passers took fourth.  Only 1.6 points separated 5th through 10th places. A tie for fifth place went to the fifth tiebreaker before Triple Threat Smokers gained an edge over TC’s BBQ. Rounding out the top 10 were: Bubba Grills, Smokin AJ’s, B-Queb’d; and Smokin 42 BBQ. Hard Rock Hill BBQ missed the top 10 by just a half point.

 

Bubba Grill’s championship winning Rib box topped the category. G.A.S. Passers claimed second place.  Third place went to Loud Pipe Grillers. 92 BBQ took fourth with Smokin’ 42 BBQ in fifth place.  TC’s BBQ; Lightning Strike BBQ; Hungry Hog BBQ; Mojo Smoke House and Hurricane Cookers finished 6th through 10th places respectively

The Georgia Barbecue Association would like to thank the City of Douglas, organizing staff and the multitude of volunteers for their hospitality and a great contest.  All the GBA teams & judges are looking forward to returning in 2015.

 

Full Results: (note: 1st, 2nd & 3rd places are final round scores. All others are from the preliminary rounds)

LOIN   PULLED PORK
1 595.1 Bubba Grills 1 596.2 Fiddler’s BBQ
2 594.6 Bethel Smokers 2 596 Bethel Smokers
3 592.3 Smokin 42 3 588.3 Ricketson Construction
4 592.8 Mojo Smoke House 4 590.5 Gas Passers
5 591.5 H&J Cooking 5 588.8 Triple Threat Smokers
6 589.3 Gas Passers 6 588.8 TC’s BBQ
7 587.6 Dirt Road Smokers 7 588.1 Bubba Grills
8 587.5 Drive By Smokers 8 587.5 Smokin-AJ’s
9 584.7 Smokin-AJ’s 9 587.3 B-Queb’d
10 583 Ricketson Construction 10 587.2 Smokin 42
11 582.9 Triple Threat Smokers 11 586.7 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
12 582.7 Lighter’d Knot BBQ 12 586 92 BBQ
13 580.2 Loud Pipe Grillers 13 585.3 Mojo Smoke House
14 579.3 Fiddler’s BBQ 14 582.3 Hurricane Cookers
15 579.1 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 15 581.2 H&J Cooking
16 578.7 TC’s BBQ 16 580.5 Smokin J’s
17 578.1 Rub Shakers Q 17 576.6 Rub Shakers Q
18 577.5 Lightning Strike BBQ 18 576.2 Swine Time Grilling
19 576.5 Swine Time Grilling 19 575.9 Hungry Hog
20 574.7 Williams Food BBQ 20 574.7 Loud Pipe Grillers
21 573 92 BBQ 21 574.5 Lighter’d Knot BBQ
22 569.7 Hurricane Cookers 22 569.4 Southwire
23 565.5 Hungry Hog 23 567.1 Drive By Smokers
24 564.2 B-Queb’d 24 566.5 The Pickled Pigs
25 560.5 The Pickled Pigs 25 565.7 Lightning Strike BBQ
26 556.6 Smokin J’s 26 561.7 Dirt Road Smokers
27 0 Southwire 27 561.5 Williams Food BBQ

 

RIBS
1 597.9 Bubba Grills
2 591.5 Gas Passers
3 588 Loud Pipe Grillers
4 593.7 92 BBQ
5 590.9 Smokin 42
6 589.4 TC’s BBQ
7 587.3 Lightning Strike BBQ
8 586.6 Hungry Hog
9 586 Mojo Smoke House
10 584.3 Hurricane Cookers
11 583 Triple Threat Smokers
12 582.7 Ricketson Construction
13 582.4 Swine Time Grilling
14 581.7 Bethel Smokers
15 580.9 Lighter’d Knot BBQ
16 580.8 Drive By Smokers
17 580.4 Williams Food BBQ
18 580 Dirt Road Smokers
19 579.6 B-Queb’d
20 578.5 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
21 575.4 Rub Shakers Q
22 573.8 Fiddler’s BBQ
23 572.9 Smokin-AJ’s
24 564.4 H&J Cooking
25 560.4 The Pickled Pigs
26 559.4 Smokin J’s
27 554.6 Southwire

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Bubba Grills 599.7 588.1 595.2 1783
2 Gas Passers 589.3 590.5 599.1 1778.9
3 Smokin 42 599.1 587.2 590.9 1777.2
4 Bethel Smokers 598.8 595.8 581.7 1776.3
5 Ricketson Construction 583 598.5 582.7 1764.2
6 Mojo Smoke House 592.8 585.3 586 1764.1
7 TC’s BBQ 578.7 588.8 589.4 1756.9
8 Triple Threat Smokers 582.9 588.81 583 1754.71
9 92 BBQ 573 586 593.7 1752.7
10 Loud Pipe Grillers 580.2 574.7 597 1751.9
11 Fiddler’s BBQ 579.3 593.9 573.8 1747
12 Smokin-AJ’s 584.7 587.5 572.9 1745.1
13 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 579.1 586.7 578.5 1744.3
14 Lighter’d Knot BBQ 582.7 574.5 580.9 1738.1
15 H&J Cooking 591.5 581.2 564.4 1737.1
16 Hurricane Cookers 569.7 582.3 584.3 1736.3
17 Drive By Smokers 587.5 567.1 580.8 1735.4
18 Swine Time Grilling 576.5 576.2 582.4 1735.1
19 B-Queb’d 564.2 587.3 579.6 1731.1
20 Lightning Strike BBQ 577.5 565.7 587.3 1730.5
21 Rub Shakers Q 578.1 576.6 575.4 1730.1
22 Dirt Road Smokers 587.6 561.7 580 1729.3
23 Hungry Hog 565.5 575.9 586.6 1728
24 Williams Food BBQ 574.7 561.5 580.4 1716.6
25 Smokin J’s 556.6 580.5 559.4 1696.5
26 The Pickled Pigs 560.5 566.5 560.4 1687.4
27 Southwire 0 569.4 554.6 1124