Perfect 180 in Chicken, 1st Place Brisket lands Clark Crew Grand at Claremore, Oklahoma Boots – n- BBQ

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By Kelly Pike Oklahoma Barbecue Society There’s an old saying “if you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, just wait a min- ute and it’ll change”. That is so true, not only in May, but also almost every time the Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs hosts the Claremore Reveille Rotary for the annual Boots~n~BBQ contest. Read the full article…

Stump Smokers Hits Trifecta at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track

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By Jim Sewell GBA Vice – President The Hawkinsville Harness Racing Festival hosted the Georgia Barbecue Association and Smokin’ the Track BBQ competition. When the dust settled from a day of harness racing on the track; Stump Smokers, Tab & Walter “Stump” McDowell, hit the Trifecta by winning all three categories. This left no doubt that Read the full article…

Morris, Ok Twister Days Recap

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By Kelly Groover Pike OKBS April 24-25, 2015 – The next stop on the OKBS TOY Contest tour brings us to Morris, Oklahoma. Morris was devastated 31 years ago by an EF3 tornado. Morris Twister Days was created to commemorate the 30th anni- versary of the tornado. This year the event became an Oklahoma Barbecue Society Read the full article…

Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Smokin’ Pork N Butts

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By Jim Sewell GBA Vice – President There are a couple of things you can count on at Smokin’ Pork N Butts in Jack- son. 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, Read the full article…

The King faces a new challenger at BBQ Boogie & Blues

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Gowan Fenley GBC Chairman Remember the story where a white-haired old king and his a squad of uniformed troops arrives to take over a small village where he’s challenged by an inexperienced young man with makeshift equipment bravely de- fending his home as his family rallies around him. Sounds like a movie script right? Well, Read the full article…

5th Annual MBN Invitational welcomes large turnout of 2014 contest Winners

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By Skip Sawyer MBN Board, Marketing March 13-14, Memphis, TN. – Located in the shadow of Liberty Bowl Stadium in the tailgate area known as Tiger Lane, the MBNI saw 21 Challenger teams and 25 Pro teams assemble for one of a kind BBQ showdown. Only those teams who had made Finals, or had won Read the full article…

Get to know the JUDGING – GBA STYLE

Submitted by Jim Sewell GBA Vice President One of the most often discussed and “cussed” aspect of a barbecue competition is judging. A competition must have cook teams to cook the meat and organizers to setup and host the competitions. It also must have a pool of reliable judges in order to determine the winners Read the full article…

New Talent Debuts at Smokin’ Butts & Tires

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By Gowan Fenley GBC Chairman March 27-28, 2015 Conyers, Georgia When Family Promise of New Rock decided to hold a barbecue festival to raise funds for families facing homelessness and the Rockdale Career Academy, they did some homework of their own. To en- sure the first year event would get off to a fast start, Read the full article…

  • May Edition

Another Story: Wild Hog made fit to eat.

Lonnie Smith Pitmaster Bubba Grills This is part one of a two part column on whole hog. Be sure and read the June edition for the follow up and tips on cooking a whole hog on an open pit. I could never write a section on cooking wild hog without telling you the story of Read the full article…

A Shandy for the Shade

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Matthew Bougher Columnist Beer & BBQ With the heat of summer fast approach- ing you may be looking for a new refresh- ing beverage. There is a movement to bring a new beer style to the mass market here in America, a Shandy. A Shandy is a mixture of beer, a carbonated beverage and usually Read the full article…

Robert’s Ranch Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ in Enid, Oklahoma

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By Kelly Groover Pike April 18, 2015 – THE WALK. Every competitive BBQ team understands the im- portance of “the walk”. Our ability to take that walk and accept an award for cooking great barbecue is what we all strive for. The folks in Enid, Oklahoma understand the importance of “the walk” too. For the Read the full article…

Victory Lane making another run for TOY in Memphis Barbecue Network

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By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher Back in March a familiar team from the Memphis BBQ Network was on the cover of The BBQ Times as they made a clean sweep for the Team of the Year not only winning that honor but also individual cat- egory top honors being Team of the Year in Whole Hog, Shoulder Read the full article…

92 BBQ / Assassin Smokers rocks Douglas Bikes, Blues & BBQ

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BY Jim Sewell GBA Vice – President April 10, 2014 – 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 com- petition BBQ back to the city. The City of Douglas pulled out all Read the full article…

29 Barbeque wins Durhamtown Spring BB

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By Jim Sewell GBA Vice – President 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 Read the full article…