Tag Archive: Smoke Shack BBQ

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

 

 

May 10 2015

Fiddler’s BBQ Breaks Thru at Smoke on the Lake

Fiddler’s BBQ Breaks Thru at Smoke on the Lake

A few weeks ago at Jackson, Fiddler’s BBQ made finals in all three categories and took first in Loin & Pulled Pork.  However, Bubba Grills’ Rib entry denied Harvey & Shirley Wills the last call.  At Smoke on the Lake at Acworth, Fiddler’s only made finals in Pulled Pork, but the entry was stong enough to bring home a score of 599 and the Grand Championship.

Grand Champion - Fiddler's BBQ

Grand Champion – Fiddler’s BBQ

Brad Sweet of 92/Assassin Smokers scored a perfect 600 in both Loin and Ribs in the preliminary rounds to record the highest cumulative score for the contest and capture the Reserve Championship. It was the first time a single team has received perfect scores in two different categories in the same contest.  Bubba Grills did hit the 600 mark in both the preliminaries and finals in Ribs at Gordon in 2012.

Reserve Champion - 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers

Reserve Champion – 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers

 

In Pork Loin, Just Blowing Smoke won the final’s table with 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers taking 2nd place and Smokin The Good Stuff taking third.  Fourth place went to Fiddler’s BBQ;; 5th place went to We Want Que and 6th place went to Plum Superior BBQ. CJ’s BBQ took 7th place with Smart Ash BBQ taking eighth.  Curley Que BBQ made 9th place and SmokeShack BBQ rounded out the top 10.

 

1st Place Loin - Just Blowing Smoke

1st Place Loin – Just Blowing Smoke

 

 

Fiddler’s BBQ Grand Championship Pulled Pork entry topped the category with Swineholio as the runner-up and CJ’s BBQ in third place. Plum Superior BBQ finished in 4th just ahead of 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers in 5th place. Just Blowing Smoke walked for 6th place and Smoking the Good Stuff got the 7th place call.  Eighth thru 10th places went to We Want Que, SmokeShack BBQ and Four Fathers BBQ Crew respectively.

 

Winning Ribs was 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers.  Plum Superior BBQ claimed 2nd place and Smoking Butts BBQ claimed third.  Smokin the Good Stuff took 4th place.  Fifth place went to Rub Shakers Que and 6th place in Ribs went to Swineholio. We Want Que waked for the third time with the 7th place call and Porkinator got their first call of the day for 8th place.  Just Blowing Smoke took 9th place and 10th place went to Fiddler’s BBQ.

 

 

Smoke on the Lake also hosted a GBA sanctioned Cooking for Fun contest.  Hickory Flat BBQ won the Grand Championship and Nice Rack BBQ won the Reserve Championship.

 

Cookin For Fun Grand Champion - Hickory Flat BBQ

Cooking For Fun Grand Champion – Hickory Flat BBQ

Cooking For Fun Reserve Champion - NIce Rack BBQ

Cooking For Fun Reserve Champion – NIce Rack BBQ

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Hickory Flat BBQ won the Chicken category with East Coast BBQ taking 2nd place and YMCA Spirit, Mind & Body BBQ taking 3rd place.  Nice Rack BBQ took top honors in Pulled Pork. Liberty BBQ was the runner up and Its Hog Gone Good got the 3rd place call.  Hickory Flat BBQ picked up their second 1st place trophy for Ribs, Dawgs Smokin Hawgs came in 2nd with Nice Rack BBQ coming in 3rd place.

The GBA thanks the North Cobb Rotary Club for organizing Smoke on the Lake and the citizens of Acworth for their amazing support of the event.  Each year the Rotary club raises thousands for thier charity projects.  Next  up for the GBA is  White Oak Pastures BBQ Challenge in Fort Gaines on May 22-23.

Full Results – GBA Divisioin (note 1st , 2nd & 3rd place scores are from Final Rounds. All other scores are from preliminary round scores.)

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 597.6 Just Blowing Smoke 1 599 Fiddlers BBQ 1 596.3 92 BBQ Assasin Smokers
2 595.4 92 BBQ Assasin Smokers 2 590.8 Swineholio 2 595.7 Plum Superior BBQ
3 588.4 Smokin The God Stuff 3 586.8 CJ’s BBQ 3 587.9 Smoking Butts BBQ
4 592.1 Fiddlers BBQ 4 587.2 Plum Superior BBQ 4 590.2 Smokin The Good Stuff
5 591.5 We Want Que 5 586.8 92 BBQ 5 588.7 Rub Shakers Que
6 590.8 Plum Superior BBQ 6 583.2 Just Blowin’ Smoke 6 588.2 Swineholio
7 589.9 CJ’s BBQ 7 581.9 Smokin The Good Stuff 7 584.2 We Want Que
8 583.9 Smart Ash BBQ 8 580.6 We Want Que 8 583.6 Porkinator
9 580.9 Curly Q BBQ 9 579.6 Smoke Shack BBQ 9 583.3 Just Blowin’ Smoke
10 579.3 Smoke Shack BBQ 10 577.4 Four Fathers BBQ Crew 10 582.1 Fiddlers BBQ
11 579 Smoking Butts BBQ 11 577 Lizzy Lou 11 580.3 Butt Rubbin BBQ
12 577 Porkinator 12 576.7 Smoking Butts BBQ 12 576.9 Lizzy Lou
13 574 Rub Shakers Que 13 574.7 Porkinator 13 576.7 CJ’s BBQ
14 569.7 Four Fathers BBQ Crew 14 573.9 Rub Shakers Que 14 572 Smart Ash BBQ
15 563.6 Swineholio 15 570.5 Butt Rubbin BBQ 15 569.9 Four Fathers BBQ Crew
16 562.1 Lizzy Lou 16 566.5 Curly Q BBQ 16 565.7 Smoke Shack BBQ
17 561.8 Butt Rubbin BBQ 17 555.6 Smart Ash BBQ 17 561.9 Curly Q BBQ

 

 

 Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 92 BBQ 600 586.8 600 1786.8
2 Plum Superior BBQ 590.8 587.2 596.1 1774.1
3 Smokin The Good Stuff 594.8 581.9 590.2 1766.9
4 Fiddlers BBQ 592.1 592.1 582.1 1766.3
5 CJ’s BBQ 589.9 599.7 576.7 1766.3
6 Just Blowin’ Smoke 594.2 583.2 583.3 1760.7
7 We Want Que 591.5 580.6 584.2 1756.3
8 Swineholio 563.6 597.4 588.2 1749.2
9 Smoking Butts BBQ 579 576.7 590.8 1746.5
10 Rub Shakers Que 574 573.9 588.7 1736.6
11 Porkinator 577 574.7 583.6 1735.3
12 Smoke Shack BBQ 579.3 579.6 565.7 1724.6
13 Four Fathers BBQ Crew 569.7 577.4 569.9 1717
14 Lizzy Lou 562.1 577 576.9 1716
15 Butt Rubbin BBQ 561.8 570.5 580.3 1712.6
16 Smart Ash BBQ 583.9 555.6 572 1711.5
17 Curly Q BBQ 580.9 566.5 561.9 1709.3

 

Cooking For Fun Results;  (note: there is no final rounds in Cooking For Fun)

 

CHICKEN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 592.1 Hickory Flat BBQ Co. 1 597 Nice Rack BBQ 1 596.7 Hickory Flat BBQ Co.
2 587.9 East Coast BBQ 2 587.6 Liberty BBQ 2 594.4 Dawgs Smokin’ Hawgs
3 583.6 YMCA Spirit, Mind & Body BBQ 3 587 It’s Hog Gone Good 3 583.8 Nice Rack BBQ
4 583.31 How Bout Them Hawgs 4 586.9 Smokin’ Jackets 4 580.9 The Smokin’ Snowballs
5 583.3 The Smokin’ Snowballs 5 583.5 Dawgs Smokin’ Hawgs 5 578.31 Liberty BBQ
6 582.9 Sweet Bottom BBQ 6 582.9 Sweet Bottom BBQ 6 578.3 Smokin’ Z BBQ
7 581.3 Nice Rack BBQ 7 580.7 East Coast BBQ 7 578 Smokin’ Jackets
8 580.5 It’s Hog Gone Good 8 579.7 Cooking in Congress 8 573.31 How Bout Them Hawgs
9 578.3 Smokin’ Jackets 9 575.3 Hickory Flat BBQ Co. 9 573.3 East Coast BBQ
10 577 Liberty BBQ 10 575 YMCA Spirit, Mind & Body BBQ 10 571 YMCA Spirit, Mind & Body BBQ
11 576.6 Smokin’ Z BBQ 11 574.8 How Bout Them Hawgs 11 570.4 Sweet Bottom BBQ
12 563 Dawgs Smokin’ Hawgs 12 569.1 Smokin’ Z BBQ 12 567.8 It’s Hog Gone Good
13 0 Cooking in Congress 13 568.4 The Smokin’ Snowballs 13 0 Cooking in Congress

 

 Overall Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Hickory Flat BBQ Co. 592.1 575.3 596.7 1764.1
2 Nice Rack BBQ 581.3 597 583.8 1762.1
3 Smokin’ Jackets 578.3 586.9 578 1743.2
4 Liberty BBQ 577 587.6 578.31 1742.91
5 East Coast BBQ 587.9 580.7 573.3 1741.9
6 Dawgs Smokin’ Hawgs 563 583.5 594.4 1740.9
7 Sweet Bottom BBQ 582.9 582.9 570.4 1736.2
8 It’s Hog Gone Good 580.5 587 567.8 1735.3
9 The Smokin’ Snowballs 583.3 568.4 580.9 1732.6
10 How Bout Them Hawgs 583.31 574.8 573.31 1731.42
11 YMCA Spirit, Mind & Body BBQ 583.6 575 571 1729.6
12 Smokin’ Z BBQ 576.6 569.1 578.3 1724
13 Cooking in Congress 0 579.7 0 579.7

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

Mar 22 2015

Back to Back Grands for 29 Barbeque

Back to Back Grands for 29 Barbeque

The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) plowed into the Durhamtown Off Road Park near Union Point for the Durhamtown Spring Jam & BBQ Cook-off.  While the slick red clay mud was a delight for the 4 Wheelers & Dirt Bikers, it presented some challenges to the Pitmasters.  The GBA cooks were up for the conditions & turned in some outstanding ‘Que  The competition was close as 16 teams vied for the final calls.  The competition was so tight that the GBA reps had to go to break a tie for the Grand Championship.

In the Finals, 29 Barbeque’s Pulled Pork box & Dobey Q’s Loin box both tallied a score of 597 from the final’s judges.  The GBA motto is “It’s All About the Taste” and the Taste criteria is the first level in the tiebreaker system.  29 Barbeque’s scored 0.04 higher in the Taste criteria than Dobey Q to win the Grand Championship.

 

Grand Champion -29 Barbeque

Grand Champion -29 Barbeque

Bubba Grills made finals in both Loin & Ribs and added a 10th place finish in Pulled Pork to tally the top cumulative score in the preliminary rounds and take home the Reserve Champion award.

Reserve Champion - Bubba Grills

Reserve Champion – Bubba Grills

 

First Place Loin - Dobey Q

First Place Loin – Dobey Q

 

 

Dobey Q’s 597 score in Loin topped the category by just 0.2 over Fiddler’s BBQ. Bubba Grills took 3rd place. 29 Barbeque edged LawDawg BBQ by 0.04 of a point for 4th place. Sixth place went to Main Street BBQ and 7th place went to Real South BBQ.   Southern Hogs, H & J Cooking Team & 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers rounded out the top 10.

 

 

29 Barbeque had the best Pulled Pork of the day with Main Street BBQ taking 2nd place & We Want Que taking 3rd place.  Smoke Shack BBQ grabbe 4th place; 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers grabbed 4th and H & J Cooking Team pulled down 6th place.  Real South BBQ once again captured 7th place with Master Basters capturing 8th place. Ninth place went to Dobey Q and 10th place went to Bubba Grills.

 

 

First Place Ribs - 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers

First Place Ribs – 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers

 

 

92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers got the last call in the Ribs category.  Smokin’ the Good Stuff was runner-up with Bubba Grills taking 3rd place. Smoke Shack BBQ got their second 4th place call of the day and Fiddlers BBQ got the call for 5th place. Dobey Q got their third call of the day for 6th place and H & J Coooking team also got a third call with a 7th place finish. In 8th place was Southern Hogs just 0.3 ahead of 29 Barbeque in 9th place. Tenth place went to We Want Que.

 

 

Durhamtown also hosted a GBA sanctioned Cooking for Fun division contest.  Cooking for Fun consists of Pulled Pork and Ribs.  It is one round of competition only with no finals round as in the GBA Pro division. Six teams competed in the Cooking For Fun Division.

 

Southern Accents took first place in Pulled Pork.  White Racing Team topped the Ribs category. Fine Azz Swine was the runner-up in both cateories and Screaming Eagle BBQ took 3rd place in both as well,

 

Cooking For Fun Pork - Southern Accent

Cooking For Fun Pork – Southern Accent

Coking For Fun - Ribs - White Racing

Coking For Fun – Ribs – White Racing

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The GBA has three great contests on tap for April starting with Hawkinsville’s Smokin’ the Track followed by Bikes, Blues & BBQ in Douglas and Smokin’ Pork N Butts in Jackson.

Full Results  GBA Division:

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 597 Doby Q 1 597 29 Barbeque 1 596.4 92 Barbeque
2 596.8 Fiddlers BBQ 2 593.4 Main Street BBQ 2 594.7 Smokin the Good Stuff
3 587.2 Bubba Grills 3 591.2 We Want Que 3 590.9 Bubba Grills
4 588.5 29 Barbeque 4 588.5 Smoke Shack BBQ 4 588.2 Smoke Shack BBQ
5 588.1 Law Dawg BBQ 5 587.9 92 BBQ 5 587.5 Fiddlers BBQ
6 586.9 Main Street BBQ 6 587.8 H and J Cooking Team 6 585.5 Dobey Que
7 586.2 Real South 7 587.3 Real South 7 583.8 H and J Cooking Team
8 585.3 Southern Hogs 8 586.9 Master Basters 8 582.6 Southern Hogs
9 582.6 H and J Cooking Team 9 585.8 Dobey Que 9 582.3 29 Barbeque
10 576.8 92 BBQ 10 585.3 Bubba Grills 10 581.9 We Want Que
11 574.8 Old Henry’s BBQ 11 583.6 Fiddlers BBQ 11 580.4 Old Henry’s BBQ
12 574.3 Smoke Shack BBQ 12 583.4 Southern Hogs 12 579.6 Speed Power Pork
13 572.3 We Want Que 13 575.7 Law Dawg BBQ 13 573.3 Law Dawg BBQ
14 571.1 Master Basters 14 573.7 Speed Power Pork 14 564.5 Main Street BBQ
15 567.4 Smokin the Good Stuff 15 572.8 Old Henry’s BBQ 15 564.4 Master Basters
16 561.5 Speed Power Pork 16 568.2 Smokin the Good Stuff 16 563.8 Real South

 

 

 Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Bubba Grills 591.5 585.3 595.1 1771.9
2 Fiddlers BBQ 594.8 583.6 587.5 1765.9
3 Dobey Que 592.1 585.8 585.5 1763.4
4 29 Barbeque 588.5 589.9 582.3 1760.7
5 92 BBQ 576.8 587.9 590.6 1755.3
6 H and J Cooking Team 582.6 587.8 583.8 1754.2
7 Southern Hogs 585.3 583.4 582.6 1751.3
8 Smoke Shack BBQ 574.3 588.5 588.2 1751
9 We Want Que 572.3 590.9 581.9 1745.1
10 Main Street BBQ 586.9 591.5 564.5 1742.9
11 Real South 586.2 587.3 563.8 1737.3
12 Law Dawg BBQ 588.1 575.7 573.3 1737.1
13 Old Henry’s BBQ 574.8 572.8 580.4 1728
14 Smokin the Good Stuff 567.4 568.2 590.8 1726.4
15 Master Basters 571.1 586.9 564.4 1722.4
16 Speed Power Pork 561.5 573.7 579.6 1714.8

 

Cooking For Fun Division

PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 589.6 Southern Accent 1 582.6 White Racing Team
2 582.3 Fine Azz Swine 2 580.9 Fine Azz Swine
3 580.6 Screaming Eagle BBQ 3 579.7 Screaming Eagle BBQ
4 573.7 Smokin Pipes 4 576 Southern Accent
5 0 White Racing Team 5 568.7 Smokin Pipes

Feb 01 2015

Dobey Q Walks Last at the Beach Bash

Dobey Q Walks Last at the Beach Bash

Grand Champion - Dobey Q

Grand Champion – Dobey Q

The Brunswick Lions Club’s Jekyll BBQ Beach Bash has become one of the biggest events on Jekyll Island.  Thirty of the top teams in the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) gathered at the beach in Great Dune Park and the level of competition was off the charts. In the end, the last call of the day went to David Hair and Dobey Q who walked away with the Grand Championship.

Reserve Champion - Bubba Grills

Reserve Champion – Bubba Grills

Lonnie Smith debuted the new Bubba Grills T3 Steam. With the innovative new cooker, Bubba Grills got two finals calls to take the Reserve Grand Championship.

 

First Place Pulled Pork - Bethel Smokers

First Place Pulled Pork – Bethel Smokers

Dobey Q’s Grand Championship Loin entry won the category. Kevin McKinney of Hungry Hogs BBQ was the runner up with Barbecue Crew taking third place. Smoke Risin’ took 4th place with Just Blowing Smoke in 5th and Smoke Shack BBQ in 6th place. Seventh place went to Just Pig Out and 8th place went to Smokin’ the Good Stuff. Southern Hogs edged out Rescue Smokers for 9th place by 0.1 of a point

 

Joe Wright & Bethel Smokers topped the Pulled Pork category over Bubba Grills in second place and Rescue Smokers in third. Just Blowing Smoke took 4th place.  Just Pig Out claimed 5th place by 0.3 of a point over Barbecue Crew who claimed 6th place by another 0.3 of a point over Smokin’ AJs.   Smoke Risin’ won the 5th tiebreaker to take 8th place over 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers. Tenth place went to Southern Hogs.

 

Bubba Grills got the first place call in Ribs. 29 Barbecue captured 2nd place with Real South BBQ in third. Rescue Smokers edged Smokin’ AJs by 0.3 of a point for 4th place. Sixth place went to Naked Daves by only 0.1 of a point over The Hurricane Cookers.  Once again, there was a tie for 8th place & this one went to the 4th tiebreaker. Smoke Shack BBQ won the tiebreaker which put Just Blowing Smoke in 9th place. Bethel Smokers rounded out the top 10.

The Jekyll Island BBQ Beach Bash also had a backyard division.  Julie Weprek & Mama’s Que-N-Stew won both Pulled Pork & Ribs.  LawDawg BBQ II took second place in Pulled Pork and Wcked Lickin’ BBQ Crew took second in Ribs.

Mama's Que-N-Stew

Mama’s Que-N-Stew

Lawdawg BBQ II

Lawdawg BBQ II

Wicked Lickin' BBQ Crew

Wicked Lickin’ BBQ Crew

Interactive Whiteboards by PolyVision

 

Next up for the GBA is Rythm & Ribs in Tifton on March 6-7. The following week the GBA heads north for the Hitachi Walton Co BBQ Festival on March 13-14 with the Durhamtown Spring Jam & BBQ Cookoff on March 20-21.

Full GBA Results:

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 599.2 DOBEY Q 1 598.1 BETHEL SMOKERS 1 595.3 BUBBA GRILLS
2 594.1 HUNGRY HOG BBQ 2 592.3 BUBBA GRILLS 2 594.2 29 BARBEQUE
3 588.7 BARBECUE CREW 3 591.6 RESCUE SMOKERS 3 592.5 REAL SOUTH BBQ
4 587.9 SMOKE RISING 4 594.6 JUST BLOWING SMOKE 4 588.5 RESCUE SMOKERS
5 587.2 JUST BLOWING SMOKE 5 591.8 JUST PIG OUT 5 588.2 SMOKIN AJ’S
6 585.9 SMOKE SHACK BBQ 6 591.5 BARBECUE CREW 6 587 NAKED DAVE’S
7 584.6 JUST PIG OUT 7 591.2 SMOKIN AJ’S 7 586.9 HURRICANE COOKERS, THE
8 583.9 SMOKIN THE GOOD STUFF 8 590.51 SMOKE RISING 8 584.61 SMOKE SHACK BBQ
9 582.5 SOUTHERN HOGS 9 590.5 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS 9 584.6 JUST BLOWING SMOKE
10 582.4 RESCUE SMOKERS 10 586.3 SOUTHERN HOGS 10 583.3 BETHEL SMOKERS
11 581 FORGET ME NOT BBQ 11 586 SMOKE SHACK BBQ 11 582.7 BARE BONES BBQ
12 580 RUBSHAKERS QUE 12 584.3 DOBEY Q 12 581.4 BARBECUE CREW
13 579.8 FIDDLER’S BBQ 13 582.9 HURRICANE COOKERS, THE 13 581.1 DOBEY Q
14 579.1 BETHEL SMOKERS 14 582.1 J DUB STEW & QUE 14 580.3 ET’S BBQ
15 578.4 LAW DAWGS BBQ 15 582 LAW DAWGS BBQ 15 579.7 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS
16 575 BUBBA GRILLS 16 578.7 FORGET ME NOT BBQ 16 579.6 JUST PIG OUT
17 573.6 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS 17 576.8 FIDDLER’S BBQ 17 578.7 SMOKIN THE GOOD STUFF
18 572.8 HURRICANE COOKERS, THE 18 576.6 REAL SOUTH BBQ 18 577.8 RUBSHAKERS QUE
19 571.5 REAL SOUTH BBQ 19 576.6 MAIN STREET BAR-BE-QUE 19 576.6 SOUTHERN HOGS
20 570.8 LIZZY LOU 20 575.4 NAKED DAVE’S 20 576.3 FIDDLER’S BBQ
21 570.8 SMOKIN AJ’S 21 574.2 RUBSHAKERS QUE 21 574.8 SMOK’N ARMDILLO
22 570.2 SMOKIN J’S BBQ 22 573.8 HUNGRY HOG BBQ 22 574.1 SMOKIN J’S BBQ
23 567.6 SMOK’N ARMDILLO 23 571.8 OLD HENRY BBQ 23 571.1 SMOKE RISING
24 566.9 OLD HENRY BBQ 24 569.8 LIZZY LOU 24 569.3 LIZZY LOU
25 566.8 NAKED DAVE’S 25 568.5 SMOKIN THE GOOD STUFF 25 569.2 J DUB STEW & QUE
26 565.4 ET’S BBQ 26 567.2 SMOKIN J’S BBQ 26 568.7 HUNGRY HOG BBQ
27 564.5 MAIN STREET BAR-BE-QUE 27 564.5 ET’S BBQ 27 565.8 LAW DAWGS BBQ
28 557.5 29 BARBEQUE 28 562.9 SMOK’N ARMDILLO 28 564.3 FORGET ME NOT BBQ
29 553 J DUB STEW & QUE 29 561.3 BARE BONES BBQ 29 563.9 MAIN STREET BAR-BE-QUE
30 0 BARE BONES BBQ 30 557.6 29 BARBEQUE 30 556 OLD HENRY BBQ

 

 

 Reserve Champion Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 BUBBA GRILLS 575 600 599.4 1774.4
2 RESCUE SMOKERS 582.4 599.7 588.5 1770.6
3 JUST BLOWING SMOKE 587.2 594.6 584.6 1766.4
4 BARBECUE CREW 588.8 591.5 581.4 1761.7
5 BETHEL SMOKERS 579.1 599.1 583.3 1761.5
6 DOBEY Q 593.7 584.3 581.1 1759.1
7 SMOKE SHACK BBQ 585.9 586 584.61 1756.51
8 JUST PIG OUT 584.6 591.8 579.6 1756
9 SMOKIN AJ’S 570.8 591.2 588.2 1750.2
10 SMOKE RISING 587.9 590.51 571.1 1749.51
11 SOUTHERN HOGS 582.5 586.3 576.6 1745.4
12 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS 573.6 590.5 579.7 1743.8
13 HURRICANE COOKERS, THE 572.8 582.9 586.9 1742.6
14 REAL SOUTH BBQ 571.5 576.6 591.5 1739.6
15 HUNGRY HOG BBQ 594.8 573.8 568.7 1737.3
16 FIDDLER’S BBQ 579.8 576.8 576.3 1732.9
17 RUBSHAKERS QUE 580 574.2 577.8 1732
18 SMOKIN THE GOOD STUFF 583.9 568.5 578.7 1731.1
19 NAKED DAVE’S 566.8 575.4 587 1729.2
20 LAW DAWGS BBQ 578.4 582 565.8 1726.2
21 FORGET ME NOT BBQ 581 578.7 564.3 1724
22 SMOKIN J’S BBQ 570.2 567.2 574.1 1711.5
23 ET’S BBQ 565.4 564.5 580.3 1710.2
24 LIZZY LOU 570.8 569.8 569.3 1709.9
25 29 BARBEQUE 557.5 557.6 592.4 1707.5
26 SMOK’N ARMDILLO 567.6 562.9 574.8 1705.3
27 MAIN STREET BAR-BE-QUE 564.5 576.6 563.9 1705
28 J DUB STEW & QUE 553 582.1 569.2 1704.3
29 OLD HENRY BBQ 566.9 571.8 556 1694.7
30 BARE BONES BBQ 0 561.3 582.7 1144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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