Mar 042014
Swamp Boys Q School in Clermont FL, 03/02/14

Swamp Boys Q School in Clermont FL, 03/02/14

We had a group of 27 passionate barbecuers converge in Clermont FL this past weekend to take part in my Q School. Many were from FL but others travelled from GA, SC, NC, OH, and PA to attend. We were blessed with beautiful weather and lots of fellowship while we discussed the finer points of barbecuing at all levels. Everyone seemed to have a great time and really enjoy themselves. Expect to see some amazing food coming from these cooks in the near future!

A special thanks to our Q School sponsors who donated their award-winning products for everyone in the class: Big Poppa Smokers and Simply Marvelous, Butcher BBQ, Wicked Que, Bad Byron’s Butt Rub, 3 Eyz and Swamp Boys BBQ Sauce.

 Posted by at 12:04 pm
Dec 202013

I am happy to report that I have 2 Q Schools on the calendar. The first is March 1-2, ’14 in Clermont FL.


I am also selling 21 tickets at $25 each for a chance to win a seat in any Swamp Boys upcoming Q Schools. The proceeds from this sale will be donated to Darryl Mast and his show to help with operating costs. Darryl is working hard to bring more coverage of BBQ contests into the mainstream media. Help me help his efforts to promote BBQ, and buy a ticket or two by clicking on the “Buy Now” PayPal button here: THIS FUNDRAISER IS SOLD OUT

Details for March 2014 Clermont Class

Details for March 2014 Clermont Class










The second is in Holladay UT July 23-24, ’14. I’m looking forward to going to Utah!

Utah July Class Application


Details for Utah Class in July

Details for Utah Class in July

 Posted by at 8:49 pm
Aug 212013

I have received a number of requests asking for another BBQ class before the end of the year. Fortunately I was able to secure a date and location so here we go!

WHAT: Swamp Boys Q School

WHEN: Oct. 5-6 Begin 1:00pm Saturday, go through dinner (provided), break for the evening, resume 7:30am Sunday and go until finished – around 3pm +/- a half hour.

WHO: Anyone who wants to improve their low and slow barbecuing skills, from the backyarder to the competitive teams.

WHERE: Clerbrook Golf and RV Resort, 20005 US Highway 27, Clermont FL, 34715

Click on the application at bottom, print it out, and mail to the address provided.

Oct 13 Class





Summer 13 Clermont

 Posted by at 1:14 pm
May 312013

Swamp Boys famous Q School will be held in Clermont FL on July 12-13, 2013. This popular Barbecue class has been taught to hundreds of people from across the US as well as Canada and Brazil. Students will learn all of the techniques that we have used to win over 40 Grand Championships and over 30 Reserve Grand Championships. We cover everything from meat selection through turn ins, and everything in between. Great for beginners or for the Pro who’s looking to find those two or three tips that will elevate your barbecue to the top levels. Follow this link for an application: Summer Q School

July Class Clermont

 Posted by at 12:59 pm
Nov 232012

There are 2 opportunities to enter:

I am donating all the proceeds from 1 seat to my good friend Scottie’s (Cancer Sucks Chicago!) special cause, the “Corliss Johnson Memorial Foundation.”

I am happy to announce that all tickets benefiting the Corliss Johnson Memorial Foundation have been sold.

There are still tickets available through the IBBQA,
see below.

The second seat proceeds will go to the Illinois BBQ Alliance to aid in their charitable acts.

 Posted by at 3:33 pm