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Dec 06 2015

Barbecue Crew Defends Title in Hometown

Barbecue Crew Defends Title in Hometown

The 3rd Annual Moultrie Moose Lodge #1158 BBQ Cook-off is the last event on the 2015 calendar year for the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA).  But before taking a break for the holidays, 11 of the top 20 teams in the GBA Team of the Year standings turned for the competition. The members of the Moose Lodge always roll out the red carpet for the GBA teams & judges.  The Friday nite steak dinners that the Lodge serves have everyone looking forward to this contest each year.

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Despite all the GBA heavy hitters best efforts, Moultrie’s own Foy Whatley of Barbecue Crew won the Grand Championship for the second year in a row.  Whatley made finals in both Pulled Pork & Ribs, but it was his Pulled Pork box that brought home top honors. That Grand Championship box must have been really special as the panel of finals judges commented that all 3 of the Pulled Pork final entries were among the best they had sampled all year.

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Brian Bond of Daddy O’s BBQ made finals in both Pulled Pork and Ribs plus added an 8th place finish in Loin to accumulate the highest cumulative score in the preliminary rounds.  As a result, Daddy O’s BBQ took home the Reserve Grand Championship.

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Just Blowing Smoke won the Loin category with Real South BBQ as the runner-up. Simply Q finished in 3rd place. Fiddler’s BBQ got the call for 4th place with H & J Cooking Team getting called for 5th place. Sixth place went to Southern Hogs; followed by Smokin’ 42 BBQ in 7th place & Daddy O’s BBQ in 8th place.  Sunset Smokers, also from Moultrie, grabbed 9th place and Johnson Boys BBQ taking 10th place.

Following Barbecue winning Pulled Pork was Southern Hogs in 2nd place with Daddy O’s BBQ in 3rd place. Real South BBQ got their second call in 4th place and CaJenn Smoking Que walked in 5th place. Rescue Smokers came in  6th place just 0.4 ahead of Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team in 7th place.  Eighth place was also close as Raging Smoke edged H & J Cooking Team by just 0.2 of a point.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ rounded out the top 10.

Daddy O’s BBQ took top honors in Ribs. Barbecue Crew took 2nd place. In the preliminary round Ribs, Barbecue Crew scored a perfect 600.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ.  Rescue Smokers came in 4th place just ahead of Just Blowing Smoke in 5th.  Sixth place went to Southern Hogs and 7th place went to Rub Shakers Que. Eighth thru 10th places went to Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team, Real South BBQ and  H & J Cooking Team respectively.

BY Under Construction (640x347)BY Wicked Lickin (640x374)

 

The contest also featured a backyard competition.  Under Construction BBQ took 1st place in Chicken.  Wicked Lickin BBQ Crew got the first place calls in both Pulled Pork & Ribs.

 

The GBA thanks all the Moose Lodge members for their great hospitality and we are looking forward to returning the Moultrie in 2016.  Meanwhile, the GBA will pause the 2015-2016 season for the holidays.

The GBA will hold a judge training class on Jan 23, 2016 in Fort Gaines. Fee for the class is $35. You must be a member of the GBA to take the class.  Registation is now open on the GBA website — www.bbqga.com   The next  contest will be the Jekyll Island BBQ Beach Bash in February.  Visit the website for more details.

 

Full Standings: 1st, 2nd & 3rd places are final round scores. All other scores are preliminary round scores.

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 598 Just Blowing Smoke 1 598.9 Barbecue Crew 1 598.3 Daddy-O’s BBQ
2 595.6 Real South BBQ 2 593.6 Southern Hogs 2 595.9 Barbecue Crew
3 590.4 Simply “Q” 3 591.4 Daddy-O’s BBQ 3 588.6 Smokin 42 BBQ
4 595.7 Fiddler’s BBQ 4 593.6 Real South BBQ 4 595.8 Rescue Smokers
5 594.6 H.and J. cooking team 5 592.5 CaJenn Smokin Que 5 595.5 Just Blowing Smoke
6 591.2 Southern Hogs 6 590 Rescue Smokers 6 590.9 Southern Hogs
7 590.8 Smokin 42 BBQ 7 589.6 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 7 590.3 Rub Shakers Que
8 589.7 Daddy-O’s BBQ 8 587.2 Raging Smoke 8 590.2 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team
9 587.3 Sunset Smokers 9 587 H.and J. cooking team 9 587.5 Real South BBQ
10 587 Johnson Boys 10 586.3 Smokin 42 BBQ 10 587.3 H.and J. cooking team
11 586.9 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 11 585.7 Sunset Smokers 11 587.2 Hungry Hog
12 586.3 Raging Smoke 12 584.7 Hungry Hog 12 587.2 Fiddler’s BBQ
13 585.9 CaJenn Smokin Que 13 582.6 Fiddler’s BBQ 13 582.6 CaJenn Smokin Que
14 584.4 Blue Smoke 14 582.6 Rub Shakers Que 14 580.7 Double D Cook Team
15 580 Rub Shakers Que 15 580 Forget Me Not BBQ 15 574 Raging Smoke
16 573.5 Rib Ticklers 16 579.7 Simply “Q” 16 571.2 CowboySmokin
17 571.5 Rescue Smokers 17 578.7 Just Blowing Smoke 17 570 Blue Smoke
18 569.9 CowboySmokin 18 574.5 CowboySmokin 18 569.9 Sunset Smokers
19 569.8 Hungry Hog 19 573.3 Johnson Boys 19 568.5 Rib Ticklers
20 568.1 Barbecue Crew 20 571.7 Rib Ticklers 20 566.3 Simply “Q”
21 565.2 Double D Cook Team 21 569.8 Double D Cook Team 21 565.9 Forget Me Not BBQ
22 0 Forget Me Not BBQ 22 568.5 Blue Smoke 22 562.6 Johnson Boys

 

 

 Reserve Champion Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Daddy-O’s BBQ 589.7 594.5 597.9 1782.1
2 Real South BBQ 599.4 593.6 587.5 1780.5
3 Southern Hogs 591.2 595.8 590.9 1777.9
4 Smokin 42 BBQ 590.8 586.3 599.1 1776.2
5 Just Blowing Smoke 596.1 578.7 595.5 1770.3
6 H.and J. cooking team 594.6 587.0 587.3 1768.9
7 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 586.9 589.6 590.2 1766.7
8 Fiddler’s BBQ 595.7 582.6 587.2 1765.5
9 Barbecue Crew 568.1 595.4 600.0 1763.5
10 CaJenn Smokin Que 585.9 592.5 582.6 1761.0
11 Rescue Smokers 571.5 590.0 595.8 1757.3
12 Rub Shakers Que 580.0 582.6 590.3 1752.9
13 Raging Smoke 586.3 587.2 574.0 1747.5
14 Simply “Q” 599.1 579.7 566.3 1745.1
15 Sunset Smokers 587.3 585.7 569.9 1742.9
16 Hungry Hog 569.8 584.7 587.2 1741.7
17 Blue Smoke 584.4 568.5 570.0 1722.9
18 Johnson Boys 587.0 573.3 562.6 1722.9
19 Double D Cook Team 565.2 569.8 580.7 1715.7
20 CowboySmokin 569.9 574.5 571.2 1715.6
21 Rib Ticklers 573.5 571.7 568.5 1713.7
22 Forget Me Not BBQ 0.0 580.0 565.9 1145.9

Dec 07 2014

Barbecue Crew Takes Grand on Home Turf

Barbecue Crew Takes Grand on Home Turf

Foy Whatley of the Barbece Crew had the rest of the GBA Pitmasters right where he wanted them on his home turf at the Moultrie Moose Lodge Cookoff.  Whatley racked up the top score in the finals round with his Pulled Pork entry to claim the Grand Championship in the second year event.

Gtand Champion - Barbecue Crew

Gtand Champion – Barbecue Crew

Just Blowing Smoke made finals in both Loin and Ribs to go with a 7th place finish in Pulled Pork to win the Reserve Champion award.

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Reserve Champion – Just Blowing Smoke

 

H & J Cooking Team

H & J Cooking Team

 

Just Blowing Smoke led the way in the Loin category with H & J Cooking Team and Buster Davis of Smokin’ AJ’s following in second and third.  Real South BBQ took fourth place with Lawdawg BBQ taking fifth.  Sixth place with to 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers.  Fiddler’s BBQ finished 7th and Sunset Smokers finished 8th  Ninth place went to Marky Mark Smokin Butts with Phoebe Worth Rib Ticklers rounding out the top 10.

 

Barbecue Crew had the best Pulled Pork of the contest.  H & J Cooking Teams again was the runner up.  Hungry Hog BBQ took third place.   92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers  just missed the finals on a tiebreaker to come in fourth place.   Fiddler’s BBQ took fifth place with Forget Me Not BBQ taking 6th place. In 7th place was Just Blowing Smoke and Real South BBQ finished in 8th place.  Smokin’ AJs and Durt Road Smokerz finished ninth & tenth respectively.

 

Hungry Hog BBQ

Hungry Hog BBQ

 

 

Just Blowing Smoke won their second category of the contest with the top score in Ribs. Fiddler’s BBQ came in second with Travis & Montae Webb of Sunset Smokers coming in third place. H & J Cooling Team took fourth place.  Fifth place went to Marky Mark Smokin Butts in just their second contest.  Double D Cooking Team took sixth place and Smokin J’s BBQ took seventh place. Eighth through tenth places were Durt Road Smokerz, Colquitt Cookers and Lawdawg BBQ.

 

 

In the backyard contest Larry Cavendar of Screaming Eagle BBQ won the chicken category with Cowboy Smokin. G.W. McLeod pitmaster, winning Pulled Pork and Ribs.

 

 

 

Screaming Eagle BBQ

Screaming Eagle BBQ

Cowboy Smokin

Cowboy Smokin

 

 

Loin
1 598.1 JUST BLOWING SMOKE
2 592.7 H & J COOKING TEAM
3 590.6 SMOKIN AJ’S BBQ
4 595.1 REAL SOUTH BBQ
5 594.5 LAWDAWG BBQ
6 593 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS
7 589.6 FIDDLERS BBQ
8 586.3 SUNSET SMOKERS
9 585.4 MARKY MARK’S SMOKING BUTTS
10 585.1 PHOEBE WORTH RIB TICKLERS
11 581.5 SMOKIN J’S BBQ
12 574 OLD HENRY’S BBQ
13 572.2 DURT ROAD SMOKERZ
14 571.8 BARBECUE CREW
15 564.7 HUNGRY HOG BBQ
16 563.4 DOUBLE D COOKING TEAM
17 558.5 COLQUITT COOKERS
18 555.8 FORGET ME NOT BBQ

 

 

PULLED PORK
1 599.3 BARBECUE CREW
2 590.4 H & J COOKING TEAM
3 589.9 HUNGRY HOG BBQ
4 590.3 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS
5 590 FIDDLERS BBQ
6 589.6 FORGET ME NOT BBQ
7 589.31 JUST BLOWING SMOKE
8 589.3 REAL SOUTH BBQ
9 586.3 SMOKIN AJ’S BBQ
10 585.7 DURT ROAD SMOKERZ
11 581.4 PHOEBE WORTH RIB TICKLERS
12 580.2 DOUBLE D COOKING TEAM
13 578.8 LAWDAWG BBQ
14 576.8 SUNSET SMOKERS
15 573 OLD HENRY’S BBQ
16 572.4 SMOKIN J’S BBQ
17 568.7 COLQUITT COOKERS

 

RIBS
1 598.9 JUST BLOWING SMOKE
2 594.4 FIDDLERS BBQ
3 588.7 SUNSET SMOKERS
4 589.7 H & J COOKING TEAM
5 587.6 MARKY MARK’S SMOKING BUTTS
6 586.3 DOUBLE D COOKING TEAM
7 586 SMOKIN J’S BBQ
8 584.8 DURT ROAD SMOKERZ
9 582.8 COLQUITT COOKERS
10 582.7 LAWDAWG BBQ
11 582.4 SMOKIN AJ’S BBQ
12 579.8 PHOEBE WORTH RIB TICKLERS
13 577.9 REAL SOUTH BBQ
14 577.6 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS
15 575.5 BARBECUE CREW
16 569 HUNGRY HOG BBQ
17 568.1 FORGET ME NOT BBQ
18 564.7 OLD HENRY’S BBQ

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 JUST BLOWING SMOKE 595.8 589.31 593.9 1779.01
2 H & J COOKING TEAM 598.2 590.31 589.7 1778.21
3 FIDDLERS BBQ 589.6 590 590.3 1769.9
4 SMOKIN AJ’S BBQ 599.4 586.3 582.4 1768.1
5 REAL SOUTH BBQ 595.1 589.3 577.9 1762.3
6 92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS 593 590.3 577.6 1760.9
7 SUNSET SMOKERS 586.3 576.8 595.2 1758.3
8 LAWDAWG BBQ 594.5 578.8 582.7 1756
9 PHOEBE WORTH RIB TICKLERS 585.1 581.4 579.8 1746.3
10 BARBECUE CREW 571.8 595.8 575.5 1743.1
11 DURT ROAD SMOKERZ 572.2 585.7 584.8 1742.7
12 SMOKIN J’S BBQ 581.5 572.4 586 1739.9
13 HUNGRY HOG BBQ 564.7 598.2 569 1731.9
14 DOUBLE D COOKING TEAM 563.4 580.2 586.3 1729.9
15 FORGET ME NOT BBQ 555.8 589.6 568.1 1713.5
16 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 574 573 564.7 1711.7
17 COLQUITT COOKERS 558.5 568.7 582.8 1710
18 MARKY MARK’S SMOKING BUTTS 585.4 0 587.6 1173

Dec 11 2013

Cooking With Stump Takes Grand with Perfect Loin Score

Cooking With Stump Takes Grand with Perfect Loin Score

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Cooking with Stump

The Cooking with Stump team of Walter “Stump”  & Tab “Mama Stump McDowell racked up a perfect 600 score in the Pork Loin Finals to capture the Grand Championship at the Moultrie Moose Lodge BBQ Contest.  Pitmaster Joe Wright of Bethel Smokers, made finals in all three categories to claim the Reserve Grand Championship.

Cooking with Stump’s perfect score lead the way in Pork Loin. Bethel Smokers took second place with Colquitt Cookers in third place. In fourth place was 92 BBQ who was 1 point better than Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack in fifth place.

Bethel Smokers

Bethel Smokers

92 BBQ took top honors in Pulled Pork. Bethel Smokers once again was second with Barbecue Crew in third place. Sunset Smokers took home fourth place. Jethro’s Cooking Crew took 5th place by winning the tiebreaker over Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack.

Colquitt Cookers missed a perfect score in the Ribs Finals by 0.3 of a point to take first in the category. Bethel Smokers was runnerup for the third time. Just Smokin’ Around took third place. Sunset Smokers claimed fourth place. Lightnin’ Strike BBQ rounded out the top five.

The GBA will take a few weeks off for the holidays then swing back into action with the Jekyll Island BBQ Beach Bash on January 31 – February 1, 2014.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Moultrie Moose Lodge Results

scores in 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places are final round scores. scores from 4th down are preliminary round scores

LOIN   PULLED PORK
1 600 Cookin W Stumps 1 598.5 92 BBQ
2 598.5 Bethel Smokers 2 596.4 Bethel Smokers
3 584 Colquitt Cookers 3 594.5 Barbecue Crew
4 591.2 92 BBQ 4 593.9 Sunset Smokers
5 590.2 Sauced Hog Smoke Shack 5 590.2 Jethro’s Cooking Crew
6 586.6 Swine Time Grilling team 6 590.2 Sauced Hog Smoke Shack
7 586.6 Double D Cooking Team 7 586.3 Swine Time Grilling team
8 585.6 Smoklin 42 BBQ 8 585.4 Colquitt Cookers
9 584 Barbeque Crew 9 583.9 Cookin W Stumps
10 581.7 Sunset Smokers 10 583 Smoklin 42 BBQ
11 580.7 Hungry Hog BBQ 11 582.4 Hungry Hog BBQ
12 576.2 Lightnin Strike 12 581.8 Double D Cooking Team
13 565.5 Jethro’s Cooking Crew 13 577.1 Lightnin Strike
14 563.6 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ 14 566.9 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ

 

RIBS
1 599.7 Colquitt Cookers
2 588.5 Bethel Smokers
3 576.3 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ
4 591.2 Sunset Smokers
5 590.9 Lightnin Strike
6 589.3 Smoklin 42 BBQ
7 583 Jethro’s Cooking Crew
8 580.5 Swine Time Grilling team
9 580 Barbeque Crew
10 580 Sauced Hog Smoke Shack
11 579 92 BBQ
12 577.4 Hungry Hog BBQ
13 576.1 Cookin W Stumps
14 567.2 Double D Cooking Team

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Bethel Smokers 591.6 594.9 592.8 1779.3
2 Colquitt Cookers 595.1 585.4 595.4 1775.9
3 Sunset Smokers 581.7 593.9 591.2 1766.8
4 92 BBQ 591.2 596.1 579 1766.3
5 Sauced Hog Smoke Shack 590.2 590.2 580 1760.4
6 Cookin W Stumps 599.7 583.9 576.1 1759.7
7 Barbeque Crew 584 594.5 580 1758.5
8 Smoklin 42 BBQ 585.6 583 589.3 1757.9
9 Swine Time Grilling team 586.6 586.3 580.5 1753.4
10 Lightnin Strike 576.2 577.1 590.9 1744.2
11 Hungry Hog BBQ 580.7 582.4 577.4 1740.5
12 Jethro’s Cooking Crew 565.5 590.2 583 1738.7
13 Double D Cooking Team 586.6 581.8 567.2 1735.6
14 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ 563.6 566.9 595.2 1725.7

Sep 09 2012

D.W.’s Kountry Cookers Take Team of the Year

2011-2012 Team of the Year – D.W.’s Kountry Cookers

D.W.’s Kountry Cookers were honored as the GBA 2011-2012 Team of the Year this weekend at the ComSouth Hambone Jam in Fort Valley, GA.  The team was honored with the Team of the Year banner and a check from Team of the Year sponsor Stump’s Smokers.

The Team of the Year race came right down to the wire.  With just 2 contests remaining,  D.W.’s was tied with Jack’s New South for first place.  At Fernandina Beach, D.W.’s took 2nd in both ribs & pork along with the reserve grand award to open up a 17 point lead.  At the final contest of the year in Plains, Jack’s New South rallied with a first in ribs, second in loin and the grand championship for a total of 30 points.  D.W.’s first place in loin and 4th place in pork was good for 22 points and secured the title.

Top 5 Team of the Year – Jack’s New South

Jack’s New South was the runner up with Sunset Smokers, Holy Smokers and Sauced Hogs Smokeshack rounding out the Top 5 teams for the year.  Finishing 6th thru 10th in the overall standings were Smokin the Good Stuff, Bubba Grills, Holy Smokes, SmokinWilly Squealers and Bethel Smokers.

Top 5 Team of the Year – Sunset Smokers

 

Top 5 Team of the Year – Holy Smokers

 

Top 5 Team of the Year – Sauced Hogs Smokeshack

Jun 10 2012

L J Smokin’ Wins First Grand at Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach, FL – L J Smokin’ Wins First Grand at Fernandina Beach

Grand Champion - L J Smoking

Pitmaster Larry Johns of L J Smokin’ captured his first Grand Championship at GBA Goin’ Coastal in Fernandina Beach, FL. The team’s rib finals entry was judged the best of the day just 0.3 of a point ahead of the rib entry by D.W.’s Kountry Cookers. It was the first Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) contest outside the state of Georgia.  D.W.’s Kountry Cookers continued their climb to the top of the GBA Team of the Year standings by taking home the Reserve Grand Championship.

Reserve Grand Champion - D. W.'s Kountry Cookers

L J Smokin’ won the Pork Loin Category with Legal Smoke BBQ as runner up and Smokin’ the Good Stuff in third place. It went to the second tiebreaker to award 4th place to Team Two Eggheads with Rib Ranch taking 5th place.

In Pulled Pork, Bethel Smokers took first place honors. D.W.’s Kountry Cookers came in 2nd place. Third place went to Sunset Smokers. Bubba Grills and Legal Smoke BBQ finished in 4th & 5th respectively.

First Place Pork - Bethel Smokers

 

L J Smokin’s Ribs topped the field just ahead of D.W’s Kountry Cookers. Bubba Grills came in third. Legal Smoke BBQ took 4th place to give Pitmaster Nathan Deaton a top 5 finish in all three categories. Smokin’ 42 BBQ rounded out the top 5.

 

Legal Smoke BBQ - 2nd Place Loin, 4th Place Ribs, 5th Place Pork

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