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National Western BBQ Throwdown Denver, Colorado

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By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher  January 10, 2015 – Most people you ask, couldn’t imagine the idea of going to Colorado in January, much less the idea of cooking BBQ there. How wrong of an assumption is that? Well, pretty darn wrong. The weather in Colorado was absolutely beautiful, the perfect breeze mixed with the sun made for a perfect day Read the full article…

King of the Smoker

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By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher The third annual King of the Smoker (KOS) competition, was held Saturday December, 13, 2014 in La Quinta, California. This contest, presented by Big Poppa Smokers is considered to be “the Super Bowl of the Barbeque World.” It is an invitational competition made up of 24 of the worlds top pitmasters and their competition teams vying for Read the full article…

It’s Not The Cooker… It’s The Cook!

If you take a stroll thru a BBQ contest and take a good hard look at what everyone is cooking on you will see a wide variety of smokers grills and cookers. Stump smokers has been a big favorite here in the south and several teams swear by them and have done well with them. I have won cooking on a stumps Read the full article…

A Grand Time in Albany for Dobey Que

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By Jim Sewell GBA Vice – President (pictures courtesy of Donald Tilton of Classic Impression) December 6, 2014 – ALBANY, GA – The Quail Classic Event in Albany, GA and the Georgia Barbecue Association joined forces for the first time. The event was held at the Stonebridge Country Club. The teams and judges enjoyed the hospitality of this unique venue especially the Read the full article…

FRIENDS FAMILY AND BBQ

We started bbqing as professionals back in 2007 which seems like yesterday. We have done a lot of traveling, met a lot of great folks and have truly enjoyed this path we took when we started our first contest at Sebring. We met some great folks that have meant a lot to us over the years and the bbq family keeps Read the full article…

World Food Championships Crowns the 2014 Category Champions!

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Nov 17, 2014 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Months of preparation boiled down to three crucial turn-ins, resulting in the declaration of the individual category champions at the 2014 World Food Championships. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, these nine champions will go head-to-head in an all-defining competition to determine the 2014 World Food Champion. Congratulations to Read the full article…

South Cobb BBQ & Blues Gets Smoked Rescue Style

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By Jim Sewell Vice-President GBA October 12, 2014 Austell, GA -Robby Royal and Rescue Smokers, of BBQ Pitmasters fame, took first place in both Pulled Pork and Ribs at the South Cobb BBQ & Blues Festival. It was his near perfect score of 599.1 in the Pulled Pork finals round that netted the team the Grand Championship. Just Blowing Smoke, Robin Bowles Read the full article…

Bubba Grills has season to remember in 2014

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By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher In a little town called, Haddock, right outside of Macon, GA lives one of the best families you could ever want to meet. If you have been around BBQ any time at all, there is a good chance you have already met them. They go by Bubba Grills, and you will usually notice about them, Read the full article…

Getting in the BBQ Groove for 2015

Everywhere I look and everyone I talk to seems to have one general conversation in common. Time is flying by. I usually laugh and say I just wrote the column on it but I am glad to know it’s just not me that feels that way. It’s a good thing to stay conscience of in my opinion. The quicker it seems Read the full article…

Barbecue Crew Takes Grand on Home Turf

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By Jim Sewell GBA Vice- President Foy Whatley of the Barbecue 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. Just Blowing Smoke made finals in both Read the full article…

Bright Wishes for a 2015

Well…here it is. I feel like I’ve said it the last few months and sure enough it’s flown by so quickly I’m not sure where all i have traveled. 2014 has had it’s ups and downs thats for sure; but it has had many good moments and great things happen too! I think thats how it all works out for most Read the full article…

Georgia Barbecue Association Mid – Season Recap

We have 7 contests in the books for the 2014-2015 Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) season. Three of the contests are long time GBA sanctioned events – Com- South Hambone Jam in Fort Valley; Grande Creek Pig Jam in Swainsboro and Hawkinsvile Harvest Fest Pigs & Produce. The other four are first time GBA sanctioned contests – Doc Holiday BBQ Championship in Griffin; Read the full article…

The Big Pig Jig still rocking strong after all these years

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By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher  November 7, 2014 – Vienna, GA As you travel down I75 headed towards south GA, you will usually pass a place that has this “look” to it. Unless you are from the area or truly familiar with BBQ you, yourself might wonder what is that little place. Well, It’s The Big Pig Jig. It is Read the full article…

A Smoking Good Birthday for Lawdawg BBQ

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By Jim Sewell Vice- President GBA  October 26, 2014 – Hawkinsville, GA Kerry Sparks of Lawdawg BBQ got the best birthday present a competition could want– their first Grand Championship. It wasn’t without some drama at the Hawkinsville Harvest Fest Pigs & Produce BBQ Contest. Lawdawg BBQ’s Loin entry and 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers’ Pulled Pork entry tallied the same total Read the full article…

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