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Sep 12 2013

Bubba Grills Named 2012-2013 Team of the Year

Bubba Grills Named 2012-2013 Team of the Year

The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) held its annual Team of the Year awards at the 8th Annual Comsouth Hambone Jam in Fort Valley, GA.  The GBA used the occasion to honor one of its founding fathers by naming the award for the annual season long points competition the A.K. Saville Team of the Year Award in honor of the first President of the organization.  The GBA also recognized its Past Presidents with a special shirt. Shown below right are: (l-r) A.K. Saville, Lonnie Smith, Jeff Schram, & Harry Faircloth. Not shown is Raymond Poore.

                               aksaville               pastpresidents

Lonnie Smith, another founding member of the GBA, and his Bubba Grills team won the first A.K. Saville Team of the Year Award.  During the 2012-2013 contest season, Bubba Grills won 3 Grand Championship and 4 Reserve Grand Championships. The team took first place honors in Pork Loin once, Pulled Pork twice and an amazing 6 times in Ribs.

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Coming in second place in the point standings was Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack. Since Bubba Grills, the grill manufacturer, was the sponsor for the Team of the Year contest, Lonnie Smith passed the Bubba Grills smoker down to the runner-up for their strong showing throughout the year.

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Finishing third in the points race was Smokin 42 BBQ.  Bethel Smokers claimed the fourth spot with Anarque taking fifth place. Sixth place went to Smokin AJs. Jethro’s Cooking Crew took seventh. Old Henry’s BBQ got the call for eighth place. Budmeisters finished the year in ninth place with Smokin Grill BBQ rounding out the top 10 teams for the year.

Oct 28 2012

LJ Smokin’ Takes Pigs & Produce Grand Championship

LJ Smokin’ Takes Pigs & Produce Grand Championship

 

Grand Champion – L J Smokin’

Hawkinsville —  Larry Johns of LJ Smokin’ walked last at the Hawkinsville Harvest Festival Pigs & Produce BBQ contest on the strength of a near perfect (599.7 score) in the Ribs Final round.  Bubba Grills,pitmaster Lonnie Smith, finished in the top 4 in the preliminary round in all three categories to capture the Reserve Grand Championship.

Reserve Grand Champion – Bubba Grills

 

Myron Mixon wins the Rib Cookoff over his son Michael

 

 

The crowds began to gather on Friday afternoon for the head to head Rib Cookoff between Myron Mixon of Jack’s Old South and his son, Michael, of Jack’s New South. A panel consisting of GBA Contests Reps, GBA Master Judges, and local VIPs judged two boxes from each of the competitors.  The Winningest Man in BBQ, Myron Mixon edged out his protege’.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr.Joe Wright of Bethel Smokers dominated the Ancillary contests taking first place in Sauce, Brunswick Stew and People’s Choice. Bubba Grills won the Georgia State Boiled Peanuts Championship.

Bethel Smokers win Sauce, Brunswick Stew & People’s Choice

Boiled Peanut State Champion – Bubba Grills

First Place Loin – Smokin Grill

 

 

The Pork Loin category was won by Smokin’ Grill, the reigning GBA State Champions. Second place went to Holy Smokers.  Bubba Grills took third place.  Anarque edged out Smokin’ 42 BBQ for fourth place by 0.4 of a point.  Bubba Grills and LJ Smokin’ tied for first place in Pork with Bubba Grills getting the win after the second tiebreaker. Bethel Smokers got the third place call with Smokin’ 42 BBQ in fourth and Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack rounding out the top five. LJ Smokin’ missed a perfect score by 0.3 of a point in Ribs to win the category. Bethel Smokers came in second with Ray Scott Outdoors in third. Bubba Grills and Kelvin’s BBQ finished fourth & fifth respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

Hawkinsville
October 27, 2012
RIBS   PULLED PORK   PORK LOIN
1 599.7 LJ SMOKIN 1 596.1 BUBBA GRILLS 1 595.4 SMOKIN GRILL
2 588.6 BETHEL SMOKERS 2 596.1 LJ SMOKIN 2 592.5 HOLY SMOKERS
3 582.2 Ray Scott Outdoors 3 587.6 BETHEL SMOKERS 3 575.6 BUBBA GRILLS
4 595.5 Bubba Grills 4 590.1 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 4 588.5 AnarQue
5 594.8 Kelvin’s BBQ 5 588.8 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack 5 588.1 Smokin’ 42 BBQ
6 591.8 Bomb Diggity Barbecue 6 587.9 Holy Smokers BBQ 6 586.8 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
7 591.5 AnarQue 7 587.5 Ray Scott Outdoors 7 584.2 Lj smokin
8 589.9 Holy Smokers BBQ 8 585.1 Bomb Diggity Barbecue 8 581.2 Big D’s Firehouse Smokers
9 582 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 9 584.3 Kelvin’s BBQ 9 576.6 ComSouth BBQ cook team
10 582 Old Henry’s BBQ 10 580.9 Aunt Mary’s BBQ Brigade 10 576.6 Old Henry’s BBQ
11 579.5 Aunt Mary’s BBQ Brigade 11 577.8 Big D’s Firehouse Smokers 11 575.2 Bomb Diggity Barbecue
12 579.3 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack 12 577.3 Lil’ Jack’s Shack 12 575.2 Smokinwilly Squealers
13 578.7 ET’s BBQ 13 577.1 AnarQue 13 572.9 Kelvin’s BBQ
14 571.4 Smokin’ Aces 14 570.7 Old Henry’s BBQ 14 569 BETHEL SMOKERS
15 569.7 ComSouth BBQ cook team 15 570.4 Butt Rubbers 15 569 Ray Scott Outdoors
16 566.5 Smokin Grills 16 570 Smokinwilly Squealers 16 565.5 ET’s BBQ
17 565.8 Butt Rubbers 17 567.5 Smokin Grills 17 565.4 Aunt Mary’s BBQ Brigade
18 560.9 Smokinwilly Squealers 18 566.1 3 D’s BBQ 18 562.7 3 D’s BBQ
19 558.6 3 D’s BBQ 19 560.5 ET’s BBQ 19 560.8 Smokin’ Aces
20 557.5 Big D’s Firehouse Smokers 20 560.4 Smokin’ Aces 20 0 Lil’ Jack’s Shack
21 0 Lil’ Jack’s Shack 21 547.6 ComSouth BBQ cook team 21 0 Butt Rubbers
Reserve Scores
Ribs Pulled Loin Total
1 Bubba Grills 595.5 594.5 595.4 1785.4
2 Lj smokin 598.8 596.7 584.2 1779.7
3 Holy Smokers BBQ 589.9 587.9 592.1 1769.9
4 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 582 590.1 588.1 1760.2
5 BETHEL SMOKERS 599.4 590.4 569 1758.8
6 AnarQue 591.5 577.1 588.5 1757.1
7 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack 579.3 588.8 586.8 1754.9
8 Ray Scott Outdoors 597 587.5 569 1753.5
9 Bomb Diggity Barbecue 591.8 585.1 575.2 1752.1
10 Kelvin’s BBQ 594.8 584.3 572.9 1752
11 Old Henry’s BBQ 582 570.7 576.6 1729.3
12 Aunt Mary’s BBQ Brigade 579.5 580.9 565.4 1725.8
13 Smokin Grills 566.5 567.5 590.1 1724.1
14 Big D’s Firehouse Smokers 557.5 577.8 581.2 1716.5
15 Smokinwilly Squealers 560.9 570 575.2 1706.1
16 ET’s BBQ 578.7 560.5 565.5 1704.7
17 ComSouth BBQ cook team 569.7 547.6 576.6 1693.9
18 Smokin’ Aces 571.4 560.4 560.8 1692.6
19 3 D’s BBQ 558.6 566.1 562.7 1687.4
20 Butt Rubbers 565.8 570.4 0 1136.2
21 Lil’ Jack’s Shack 0 577.3 0 577.3

Oct 21 2012

Once, Twice, Three Times a Winner for Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack

Once, Twice, Three Times a Winner for Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack

Grand Champions – Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack

 

Tennille BBQ Blast  Tennille, GA — It was a clean sweep for Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack at the Tennille BBQ Blast as they captured first place in all three GBA categories — Loin, Pork & Ribs.  The first place finish in all three categories insured the team would also take home the Grand Championship trophy.   Under GBA rules, the same team cannot win both Grand & Reserve Grand awards, so the Reserve Grand award is pass down to the team with the next highest cumulative score in the prelimnary rounds. Backyard Porkers finished 3rd in Loin, 4th in Pork and 9th in Ribs to claim the Reserve Grand Championship.

Reserve Grand Champions – Backyard Porkers

Smokin Grill BBQ claimed runner up in Loin followed by Backyard Porkers in third place. Anarque finished in third place just ahead of former team-mates Holy Smokes in fifth place.  In the Pork category, Holy Smokes took second place and Front Porch Gang took third.  Backyard Porkers claimed fourth place with Snoot & Toot BBQ in fifth place.  ET’s BBQ made the long trip up for Florida and came in second in Ribs with Anaque coming in third.  Ivey Rack & Que and Jethro’s Cooking Crew rounded out the top 5.

Special Pitmaster Award to Tom Wommack

Winners in the Ancillary categories were:  Chicken – Backyard Porkers; Brisket – Engine 2 BBQ; Stew – Engine 2 BBQ; & Sauce – Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack.

The GBA would like the thank the fine folks of Tennille, GA for hosting another great contest.

 

Tennille BBQ Blast
RIBS   PULLED PORK   PORK LOIN
1 595.1 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack 1 599.4 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack 1 596.1 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
2 587.1 ETs BBQ 2 590.5 Holy Smokes 2 595.4 Smokin Grill BBQ
3 567.3 Anar-Que 3 585.6 Front Porch Gang 3 567.9 Back Yard Porkers
4 582.9 Ivey Rack & Q 4 587.5 Back Yard Porkers 4 593.4 Anar-Que
5 580.5 Jethro’s Cooking Crew 5 583.7 Snoot & Toot BBQ 5 584.9 Holy Smokes
6 579.6 Engine 2 BBQ 6 580.9 Jethro’s Cooking Crew 6 581.3 Front Porch Gang
7 579 Holy Smokes 7 580.6 Ivey Rack & Q 7 576.3 Crossroads Grilling
8 573.4 Old Henry BBQ 8 579.7 Smokin Grill BBQ 8 575.7 Snoot & Toot BBQ
9 573.3 Back Yard Porkers 9 578.6 Crossroads Grilling 9 572.7 Engine 2 BBQ
10 572.7 Crossroads Grilling 10 574.1 Old Henry BBQ 10 569.1 Ivey Rack & Q
11 566.6 Smokin Grill BBQ 11 568 Engine 2 BBQ 11 563.7 Jethro’s Cooking Crew
12 560 Front Porch Gang 12 565.3 Anar-Que 12 560.7 Old Henry BBQ
13 548.1 Snoot & Toot BBQ 13 561.6 ETs BBQ 13 557.6 ETs BBQ

 

Reserve Scores
Ribs Pulled Loin Total
1 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack 599.7 597.1 596.1 1792.9
2 Back Yard Porkers 573.3 587.5 596.4 1757.2
3 Holy Smokes 579 591.2 584.9 1755.1
4 Anar-Que 595.4 565.3 593.4 1754.1
5 Smokin Grill BBQ 566.6 579.7 594.8 1741.1
6 Ivey Rack & Q 582.9 580.6 569.1 1732.6
7 Front Porch Gang 560 589.4 581.3 1730.7
8 Crossroads Grilling 572.7 578.6 576.3 1727.6
9 Jethro’s Cooking Crew 580.5 580.9 563.7 1725.1
10 Engine 2 BBQ 579.6 568 572.7 1720.3
11 Old Henry BBQ 573.4 574.1 560.7 1708.2
12 Snoot & Toot BBQ 548.1 583.7 575.7 1707.5
13 ETs BBQ 586.9 561.6 557.6 1706.1

Sep 10 2012

Smokin Grill Captures GBA State Championship

GBA State Champions – Smokin’ Grill BBQ

Thirty six of the best BBQ pitmasters in the state gathered in Fort Valley on September 7-8, 2012 for the 7th Annual ComSouth Hambone Jam and the GBA State Championship.  The cook teams arrived to find a new venue for the competition at the new Festival Park.  The new setup was a huge hit with the cook teams with 50 amp power & water at each cook site.

With a score of 599.4 in Loin Finals, Smokin’ Grill BBQ, pitmaster Sta C Hale, captured the Grand Championship and the GBA State Championship. The champions clamed a cash award of $3,000 for the Grand Championship. The team was also awarded a 36″ semi-insulated smoker from Jack’s Old South Smokers, an invitation to the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, NV and $1,000 in travel money from the GBA. This was the first Grand Championship for Smokin’ Grill BBQ.

Reserve Grand Champion – Smokin’ AJs

Smokin’ AJs  was named Reserve Grand Champion for the highest overall cumulative score in the preliminary rounds with a first place in Pork and second place in Loin.

Following Smokin’ AJ’s in the Pork category was 5 O’clock Somewhere in second place.  Cook’s Portable Smokehouse recorded a perfect score of 600 in the Pork preliminary round and took 3rd place in the finals.  Rounding out the top five were D.W.’s Kountry Cookers and Budmiesters. This was the first GBA competition for Budmiesters.

PULLED PORK
*=Final round score
1 599.1* Smokin-AJ’s
2 590.9* 5 O-Clock Somewhere
3 590.2* Cook’s Portable Smokehouse
4 595.4 D.W.s Kountry Cookers
5 595.1 Budmeisters
6 592.8 Smokinwilly Squealer’s
7 591.5 Smokey Butts
8 590.9 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
9 590.5 AnarQue
10 589.6 Smarr Cooking Crew
11 586.3 Big D’s Firehouse Smokers
12 585.9 Bethel Smokers
13 585.9 BS-n-Jess
14 585.6 Holy Smokers BBQ
15 585.4 Smoke Risin
16 584.5 L J Smokin
17 584.2 Holy Smokes
18 583.4 BBQ Monster
19 581 Ray Scott Outdoors
20 579.3 Jus’ Plain Smokin’
21 577.4 Law Dawg BBQ
22 577.4 Shade Tree Smokers
23 575.5 Sunset Smokers
24 575.2 How does that make you feel?
25 574.9 SmokinGrill BBQ
26 573.3 Smokin’ 42 BBQ
27 573.1 Aunt Mary’s BBQ Brigade
28 572 Pampered Pig, The
29 569.9 Dixie Que
30 569.7 Houston Hawg Hustlers
31 569.6 Bubba Grills
32 568.9 Old Henry’s BBQ
33 567.9 ComSouth BBQ Cook Team
34 566.8 Road Kill Kafe
35 560.5 Com South Oinkers

 

Smokin’ Grill BBQ took first place in Loin followed by Smokin’ AJs.  Third place went to Smokin’ 42 BBQ.  Sauced Hogs Smokeshack took home fouth place with D.W’s Kountry Cookers in fifth place

 

PORK LOIN
* = Final round score
1 599.4* SmokinGrill BBQ
2 591.2* Smokin-AJ’s
3 589.9* Smokin’ 42 BBQ
4 591.8 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
5 590.5 D.W.s Kountry Cookers
6 589.5 Law Dawg BBQ
7 589.5 Smarr Cooking Crew
8 588.2 5 O-Clock Somewhere
9 586.2 L J Smokin
10 584.8 Aunt Mary’s BBQ Brigade
11 584.5 Jus’ Plain Smokin’
12 583.5 Holy Smokers BBQ
13 582.5 Big D’s Firehouse Smokers
14 582 Smokinwilly Squealer’s
15 579.7 Sunset Smokers
16 578.9 Cook’s Portable Smokehouse
17 578.5 Budmeisters
18 578.1 Old Henry’s BBQ
19 577.7 How does that make you feel?
20 577.6 Dixie Que
21 576.9 Smoke Risin
22 576.6 Holy Smokes
23 575 ComSouth BBQ Cook Team
24 572.9 BS-n-Jess
25 572.4 Shade Tree Smokers
26 572 Bubba Grills
27 571.4 Houston Hawg Hustlers
28 569.7 AnarQue
29 567.5 Smokey Butts
30 563.5 BBQ Monster
31 562.9 Bethel Smokers
32 556.9 Com South Oinkers
33 555.5 Pampered Pig, The

 

Smokin’ 42 BBQ

The top entry in Ribs for the contest was turned in by Smokin’ 42 BBQ with The Pampered Pig as runnerup. Rounding out the top five were Bethel Smokers, Bubba Grills and Smokin’ Grill BBQ.

RIBS
* = Final round score
1 595.7* Smokin’ 42 BBQ
2 591.5* Pampered Pig, The
3 586.6* Bethel Smokers
4 592.7 Bubba Grills
5 592.4 SmokinGrill BBQ
6 591.9 Dixie Que
7 591.8 Budmeisters
8 591.7 Sunset Smokers
9 591.2 Smokey Butts
10 589.8 ComSouth BBQ Cook Team
11 587.3 AnarQue
12 584.9 Big D’s Firehouse Smokers
13 584.5 Smarr Cooking Crew
14 584.5 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
15 584.2 Cook’s Portable Smokehouse
16 583.9 Old Henry’s BBQ
17 582.8 Smokin-AJ’s
18 581.2 Houston Hawg Hustlers
19 577.3 Drive By Smokers
20 577.2 BBQ Monster
21 577 Holy Smokes
22 575.1 5 O-Clock Somewhere
23 573.1 Ray Scott Outdoors
24 573 Law Dawg BBQ
25 572.1 L J Smokin
26 571.7 Holy Smokers BBQ
27 570 Smokinwilly Squealer’s
28 569.4 Shade Tree Smokers
29 564.6 D.W.s Kountry Cookers
30 562.4 Jus’ Plain Smokin’
31 561.5 Smoke Risin
32 560.3 How does that make you feel?
33 557.9 Aunt Mary’s BBQ Brigade
34 555.3 BS-n-Jess
35 513.5 Com South Oinkers

The GBA thanks Mayor Stumbo and the City of Fort Valley for their commitment to providing a first class site for the GBA State Championships. The GBA also thanks ComSouth and the Hambone Jam organizing committee for hosting a great contest.

Reserve Scores preliminary rounds only
Ribs Pulled Loin Total
1 Smokin-AJ’s 582.8 595.7 597.7 1776.2
2 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack 584.5 590.9 591.8 1767.2
3 Budmeisters 591.8 595.1 578.5 1765.4
4 Smarr Cooking Crew 584.5 589.6 589.5 1763.6
5 Cook’s Portable Smokehouse 584.2 600 578.9 1763.1
6 5 O-Clock Somewhere 575.1 599.7 588.2 1763
7 SmokinGrill BBQ 592.4 574.9 593.1 1760.4
8 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 593.6 573.3 592.5 1759.4
9 Big D’s Firehouse Smokers 584.9 586.3 582.5 1753.7
10 D.W.s Kountry Cookers 564.6 595.4 590.5 1750.5
11 Smokey Butts 591.2 591.5 567.5 1750.2
12 AnarQue 587.3 590.5 569.7 1747.5
13 Sunset Smokers 591.7 575.5 579.7 1746.9
14 Smokinwilly Squealer’s 570 592.8 582 1744.8
15 Bethel Smokers 595.5 585.9 562.9 1744.3
16 L J Smokin 572.1 584.5 586.2 1742.8
17 Holy Smokers BBQ 571.7 585.6 583.5 1740.8
18 Law Dawg BBQ 573 577.4 589.5 1739.9
19 Dixie Que 591.9 569.9 577.6 1739.4
20 Holy Smokes 577 584.2 576.6 1737.8
21 Bubba Grills 592.7 569.6 572 1734.3
22 ComSouth BBQ Cook Team 589.8 567.9 575 1732.7
23 Old Henry’s BBQ 583.9 568.9 578.1 1730.9
24 Jus’ Plain Smokin’ 562.4 579.3 584.5 1726.2
25 BBQ Monster 577.2 583.4 563.5 1724.1
26 Smoke Risin 561.5 585.4 576.9 1723.8
27 Houston Hawg Hustlers 581.2 569.7 571.4 1722.3
28 Pampered Pig, The 595.1 572 555.5 1722.6
29 Shade Tree Smokers 569.4 577.4 572.4 1719.2
30 Aunt Mary’s BBQ Brigade 557.9 573.1 584.8 1715.8
31 BS-n-Jess 555.3 585.9 572.9 1714.1
32 How does that make you feel? 560.3 575.2 577.7 1713.2
33 Com South Oinkers 513.5 560.5 556.9 1630.9
34 Ray Scott Outdoors 573.1 581 0 1154.1
35 Drive By Smokers 577.3 0 0 577.3
36 Road Kill Kafe 0 566.8 0 566.8

Apr 15 2012

Bubba Grills takes GBA Grand at Jackson

Bubba Grills takes GBA Grand at Jackson —-

In the first ever dual GBA-MBN contest at Smokin’ Pork N Butts at Jackson, GA; Bubba Grills captured the Grand Championship of the GBA contest.  Head Cook Lonnie Smith & crew turned in a near perfect (599.7 score) in pulled pork finals to take the final call of the day. It took that near perfect entry to hold off D.W.’s Kountry Cookers who captured first place in both ribs & pork loin with identical 599.1 scores. Smoke Shack was consistent across all three categories to take home the Reserve Grand Championship.

As noted above. the Wright family of D.W.’s Kountry Cookers took first place in pork loin. Jack’s New South was runner up with HSoly Smokers taking third place. Fletchers Finest and Bubba Grills rounded out the top five.  In pulled pork, Bubba Grills topped the field of 31 teams. Dixe Q followed in second place. Jurrasic Pork took third place with Smokin Grill BBQ in fourth and Smoke Shack in fourth.  D.W.’s Kountry Cookers found themselves in the winner’s circle once again in ribs with Jack’s New South again the runner up. Smoke Shack claimed third place.   Sauced Hog Smoke Shack and Holy Smokers tied for fourth place. After running thru all the tiebreakers, the two team were still deadlocked and shared the fourth place award.

The next GBA event is the 3rd Annual Hazlehurst BBQ Fest on May 4-5. Check the contest page for cook team & judge’s applications.