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ABOUT: Swamp Boys BBQ is a Winter Haven FL based professional barbecue cook team, and now championship BBQ sauce producer. I began competing as a “pro” in 2004, was a Top 5 team in the Florida BBQ Association (FBA) in 2006 and 2007, was Team of the Year in 2008 and 2009, and have been in the top 5 since then. We were ranked the #1 team in the country for 67 straight weeks, including all of 2009, by the National BBQ Rankings. We were ranked #1 nationally again in 2013. We compete primarily in the southeast – FL, AL, GA, SC, NC and TN in both FBA and KCBS contests. We have won over 45 Grand Championships and over 37 Reserve Grand Championships. We won the World Championship in Pork Shoulder. I was hired to go to Brazil on 2 different occasions to train and help open that country’s first ever American-Style Barbecue restaurant. I have taught professional BBQ classes from FL to IL to AZ, and hundreds of people from all over the country and Canada. I’ve been a spokesman for Kingsford Charcoal at the Daytona Firecracker 400 and the Steve Harvey Show. We’ve been selected to compete in Season 4 of the TV show BBQ Pitmasters. There are many more honors. But to sum it up short and sweet, we’ve been blessed.

CATERING: Besides competing, we also offer world class barbecue catering on a limited basis. Let me provide the best barbecue you’ve ever had for your next event – party, wedding, graduation – whatever. All of our meats are slow smoked the old fashioned way on wood & charcoal burning pits. I use combinations of pecan, cherry, oak, & hickory to smoke the meats from 4 to 16 hours, depending on the cut. The end product is far above & beyond anything you’ve ever had at a “BBQ” restaurant. Guaranteed.

Call or email me today to reserve your date & discuss your menu. Or better still, come visit me at a Barbecue Competition & you can sample some.

My BBQ Catering mission is not to be the cheapest.
It is to be the BEST.

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Rob ‘Rub’ Bagby
rub@swampboys.com
863-206-9363

 

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 Posted by at 9:29 am
Jun 232015
 

I’ve been blessed in that I have been able to secure product sponsorships from companies that I use and believe in. Over the next couple of months I am going to highlight each one and share why I chose them and what makes them great. This first installment will be on Grizzly Coolers; they have been a Swamp Boys sponsor since early 2013.

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I rely heavily on my coolers. At any given pro Barbecue contest I will have over $500 in top quality meats, sauces, injections, drinks, and food that I need for the weekend. My coolers have to hold ice and keep my stuff cold. The longer the better. The less ice I have to buy means more money ingrizzTransparentpng my pocket. In the beginning I used the coolers from the mega-mart stores because they were inexpensive. Of course I learned you get what you pay for in coolers. Driving 12 hours to a contest with the cooler in the back of my truck, and finding the cooler has nothing but water, soggy meat, and a little ice is not a good thing. Having to stop midway to buy and add more ice is also not a good thing. That doesn’t happen with a Grizzly Cooler. My Grizzly 150 Cooler stays in the bed of my truck 24/7, and has a reported ice retention of over 11 days. I personally have experienced ice retention of over a week in my travels, and that is more than good enough for me. It very well may have continued to 11 days but I quit keeping track. In the black, hot bed of my truck in the FL sun, and opening and closing daily. I don’t need any bad surprises when I open the lid, and I don’t get any with my Grizzly Cooler.

Durability is another important factor in my Grizzly Coolers. The mega-mart coolers would last me a season if I was lucky. I used to have a cooler junkyard in the back yard filled with coolers with broken hinges, latches, and cracked bottoms and lids. Not any more. Grizzly Coolers come with a LIFETIME WARRANTY. Not 1 year like the mega-mart coolers. Not 5 years like that company based on a fictional snow creature. Lifetime Warranty.

And the final reason I chose to align myself and Swamp Boys with Grizzly Coolers is they are Made in America. If there are 2 similar products with similar prices, and one is made in the Philippines supporting their economy, and the other is made in America supporting our economy, it’s a no-brainer. Be American, act American, buy American. Buy Grizzly.

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 Posted by at 11:43 am
Jun 182015
 

I’ve had lot’s of requests for another Q School. I’ve been able to pull it together and the date will be June 27-28, 2015. The location will be the same location as Winter Haven’s Smoke on the Water contest. It’s located lakefront on the beautiful Chain of Lakes, directly behind the Citrus Center Boys Club. The schedule will be as follows:

Noon Saturday – Class starts
7:30pm Smoked Prime Rib Supper
Social time, fire pit at the lake, and/or retire to motels

Sunday 7:30am – Class resumes
3:00 or until all questions are answered – Class ends

Don’t miss this class, last one at this price! Click here print the application >>> BoysClub15APP

You can mail in a check or pay online with a credit card. No PayPal account required. PayPal fees reflected in online payment price.


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 Posted by at 9:38 pm
Jun 172015
 

This is class pics of almost all past Q Schools. At least one class is missing but I’m working on it. I have loved teaching at every one of them, and thanks for trusting in me!

Hover the cursor over a picture to see it enlarged, or click on it for an even larger view.

 Posted by at 12:23 pm
Jun 032015
 

Our teammate Robin who has breast cancer has asked me to share a thank you note with all of you who have helped by buying t-shirts, making donations, and offering prayers:

Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for buying a shirt! From friends at work, through BBQ and my Swamp Boys Family, to those who just saw us wearing the shirts and took time to ask, or those who I don’t know at all, but maybe just had cancer touch their lives in some way; you have all touched my life now and I can’t thank you enough.

Special thanks to Rob, Amy, and Jenna for everything they have done and continue to do daily. Hugs, smiles and jokes are so important right now too!

Things are going well and I’m in my 2nd round of chemo with surgery to follow near the end of summer and radiation after. With all the prayers and support, I am very optimistic and feel I’ll be fine. Hope to see some of you for our local BBQ competitions in the next year.

Love and Thanks,
Robin

Below is a collection of pictures of friends who have joined in the fight. Hover over a picture or click on it to see a larger view. Thanks so much to all who have helped in any way, you are awesome. God Bless.

 Posted by at 12:25 pm
May 192015
 

The class seat project is over but donations
will still be accepted through 
May 25.
Thanks to everyone for their support of Jim & Jan!

Killer B’s wins Sam’s Club

Good friend Jim Burg from Evans GA was rushed to a hospital from a BBQ contest almost 4 weeks ago with what turned out to be major pancreas issues. It happened out of nowhere. He is still in the hospital, trying to turn the corner and begin recovery. It has been very slow at best with lots of challenges.

To try to help out financially a little, I am going to give away a seat to my upcoming June Q School to someone randomly selected from a list of donors. This is not a raffle, because PayPal doesn’t allow raffles. So I will collect forty (40) donations of $25 each. After all the donations have been made I will blindly draw a donor’s name and that person will be invited to my class for free, as a thank you for helping Jim and Jan. I will mail a $1,000 check to Jim and Jan on behalf of everyone who donated. And a huge thank you to everyone else who makes a donation to help these great people. God Bless!




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 Posted by at 8:27 pm