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Dobey Q Takes Grand at Jekyll Beach Bash

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

Living Life as a Competition BBQ Pitmaster

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So you’ve mastered your Green Mountain Grill or your weapon of choice, executed the perfect brisket and your ribs are the best on the block. Some of you have now sparked that competitive fire inside, knowing you can out-cook all your friends and family. What’s the next step? Perhaps a local backyard BBQ competition? Maybe a step into the Pro BBQ Circuit? Read the full article…

Cookshack Releases New Commercial Pellet Smoker

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Ponca City, OK, January 15, 2015– Cookshack’s release of the Fast Eddy’sTM by Cookshack FEC240 pellet fired smoker oven will have commercial kitchens excited over its authentic wood flavor, small foot print, and large capacity. The authentic wood flavor and heat are achieved by the 100% food grade wood pellets which are controlled by a fully automated wood pellet system. Pellets eliminates large 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…

The Dairy Queen Deer

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Editor’s Note: I have come to find most of us in the BBQ World have similar interest. If you are a BBQ pitmaster and have a story you want to share with another interest you have, send it my way. You just might find it in print. Let me know what you think of this feature in The BBQ Times. I live Read the full article…

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…

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…

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