May 292013
 

Swamp Boys are proud to offer a 25% standing discount to all U.S. Veterans and current military personnel at our online store. Applies to all regularly priced items; already discounted and bulk quantity items not included.
Follow this link for details.

ABOUT: Swamp Boys are a Winter Haven FL based team, and now also championship BBQ sauce and rub 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, 2009, and 2017. I was inducted into the Florida BBQ Association Hall of Fame and awarded Lifetime Membership. We were ranked the #1 team in the country for all of 2009 by the National BBQ Rankings, and 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 64 professional Grand Championships and 50 Reserve Grand Championships. I was hired to go to Brazil 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, to The Hague, Netherlands. Hundreds of people from all over the World have attended. I’ve been a spokesman for Kingsford Charcoal. I’ve competed on the TV shows BBQ Pitmasters and Big Bad BBQ Brawl. We’ve been blessed.

CATERING: Besides competing, we also offer world class barbecue catering. Let me provide the best barbecue you’ve ever had for your next event. 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

 

*Scroll Below For Current Events*

 Posted by at 9:29 am
Nov 172019
 

For fans of our world class pulled pork, ribs, and BBQ sundaes, listen up! November kicks off our vending season where you can visit Swamp Boys at certain contests and buy our food. Before you do though, read my article on attending a bbq contest. One important takeaway from the article, all barbecue vendors are not equal. Ask non-vending teams who they would eat with and who they would avoid. Also we are vending rain or shine. Here is our vending schedule for November through March.

  • Plant City Pig Jam Nov. 22-23: This will be our 16th year competing at this contest! We start selling Friday afternoon 5 till 10pm, and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. But we typically sell out before then so don’t wait till the end.
  • Orange Blossom Revue  Dec. 6-7: This Lake Wales contest is one of my favorites ( Iwas born here), and this year it’s FREE to enter. Also new this year is cash sales. No having to buy Pig Bucks to purchase food. We start selling Friday afternoon 5 till 10pm, and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. But we typically sell out before then so don’t wait till the end.
  • Lakeland Pig Fest at Sun N Fun Jan. 24-25: Come early to avoid traffic jams coming in. Use satellite parking if you can. Probably more bbq vendors than any other contest, and more visitors. We start selling Friday afternoon 5 till 10pm, and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. But we typically sell out before then so don’t wait till the end.
  • Smoke on the Water Feb. 7-8: My hometown of Winter Haven really shines this weekend. Plus the contest benefits our local Boys and Girls Club, which is Swamp Boys chosen charity. There is so much happening entertainment wise at this contest, you don’t want to miss it. We start selling Friday afternoon 6? till 10pm, and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. But we typically sell out before then so don’t wait till the end.
  • Suncoast BBQ  & Bluegrass Bash March 27-28: This is a huge event in beautiful Venice, FL. This is a big fundraiser for the Suncoast Foundation which helps local charities that benefit those with disabilities. If you like bluegrass music and bbq this is for you. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the concerts. We start selling Friday afternoon 5 till 10pm, and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. But we typically sell out before then so don’t wait till the end.

 Posted by at 11:24 pm
Nov 112019
 

Cold weather (59°!!) hits central Florida tomorrow, so tonight was the perfect time to make one of our favorite dishes, brisket stew. This was some fantastic Australian Wagyu A+9 brisket from The Butcher Shoppe in Pensacola FL. I usually have a couple pounds left over after each contest and that’s what I used here. Nothing fancy, super easy, quick, and tasty.

Ingredients:

Start the potatoes and carrots simmering in the broth and water for about 10 minutes. Add everything else, return to simmer for 10 minutes. Serve it up and get comfortable.

 

Notes:

  • make it tastier by grilling or roasting your own whole carrots, potatoes, corn on the cob, and fresh green beans. Then chunk, dice and slice.
  • The Swamp Boys Original and Bootleg sauces bring a fantastic flavor and complexity to the stew
  • BPS Desert Gold has been a long standing favorite of mine for seasoning soups, veggies, etc.
 Posted by at 8:34 pm
Jun 052019
 

Due to lots of requests, I have scheduled my next Q School for June 22-23, 2019. It will be held behind the Citrus Center Boys and Girls Club located at 2400 Havendale Blvd, Winter Haven FL. We will be set up lakeside. There will be a CCTV setup so everyone sees everything easily.

Class begins at noon on Saturday and goes until dinner time when you are treated to a smoked prime rib meal with all of the fixin’s. Afterwards you can shoot the breeze around the campfire, or retire for the night. Sunday morning we start back at 7:30 and there will be biscuits and gravy, and coffee. You will also get to sample chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket on Sunday – no one goes hungry! Class typically ends around 3-3:30pm or when all the questions have been answered.

These classes typically sell out so register early. $600 includes everything and some swag. Verified teammates $400, discounts on multiple teammates. Spouse $300. Pay by check to the address on the application. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

To pay by credit card use the below link. Note – you do NOT have to have a PayPal account to use the link. Credit card fees are included in the total.


Swamp Boys Q School



 Posted by at 2:11 pm
Jun 052019
 

FUNDRAISER IS SOLD OUT! THANK YOU!

I am soliciting donations to our Citrus Center Boys and Girls Club here in Winter Haven by giving away a seat to my BBQ Class, Swamp Boys Q School. My next class is being held June 22-23, but the winner can redeem it for any class in the future. Click the PayPal link to make a donation of $25 or more for the Winter Haven Citrus Center Boys and Girls Clubs. Each $25 donation will earn you a chance in a drawing for a free seat in my class which is valued at $600. This will stay open until the donations hit $1,000 for the kids. I will have a live Facebook drawing (Rub Bagby) and notify the winner. I will give a check for 100% of money donated to our Citrus Center Boys and Girls Clubs, and Swamp Boys will cover the PayPal fees.

As an added bonus this time, if you donate and don’t win, I will discount your entry to the class by the amount you donated, up to $150! Sorry, not applicable to prior donations. Thanks for helping the kids and good luck!

This FUNDRAISER has closed, thank you for your support!

 

There are still seats available in the class, click here for more info.

 Posted by at 2:04 pm
Apr 262019
 

I’m helping a good friend of mine sell his beautiful BBQ trailer. He runs his own business and is slammed for the foreseeable future. This is a sweet rig, with very little use. It has been parked for about a year.

Email me if you have any questions.

2015 28’ Becker Custom Competition Trailer https://www.beckercustomtrailers.com/

8.5’ wide, 7’ ceiling
Tandem 6000lb torsion 8 lug Dexter axles
7000 watt Onan Generator
50 amp service
3M screwless siding
40 gallon clean and 75 gallon gray water tanks
Full 3 bay sink
15’ electric awning
13500 BTU low profile Dometic AC/Heat
4000lb electric tongue jack
Rubber coin flooring inside
Steel diamond plate on porch
Custom SS Unknown BBQ gravity feed smoker

$36k with smoker, $32k without
Message me with questions

 Posted by at 11:59 am