There was a nice first year contest in Edgewater Jan. 3-4 and Swamp Boys was blessed to take 1st place in chicken, ribs, and brisket. That along with an 8th in pork was good enough for Grand Championship!
I qualified and was invited to compete in the Florida BBQ Association’s Triple Crown Championship held in Perry Florida this past weekend. I was the last to arrive and got set up way back in the woods, a pretty good hike to turn in. All of the best teams in the FBA were there and the competition was stiff. When the awards were over and done with, I had a 1st place in chicken, a 1st place in ribs, and a 7th place in brisket which was good enough for Grand Champion! I was totally surprised and humbled. As GC I also won a new Jack’s Old South cooker which was very cool! Before I got back to my site I had a trade offer on the JOS that I couldn’t pass up. I am now the proud new owner of a Lang 48″ Hybrid Deluxe Patio Smoker!
Big congrats to my friend Terry of Git-R-Smoked for winning RGC, and all the others who heard their name called.
This was our 9th year competing in this 10th year contest. Plant City is only about 45 minutes from home and is always well attended by both teams and the public. Teams came in from no less than 9 different states and Canada, and the crowds weren’t too bad either. We always sell our bbq here and the crew did another great job selling 2 cases of butts, 8 cases of ribs, and 2 cases of corn.
The contest side of things seemed to go very well too. I felt I had done my best and was very satisfied with my turn ins. And for the most part the judges agreed, although they didn’t like my pork and brisket as much as I did. But in the end Swamp Boys was fortunate enough to get a 1st place in chicken, 6th in ribs, and Reserve Grand Champion out of 48 teams.
Thank you to my great sponsors for helping me out – BBQR’s Delight, Butcher BBQ, and 3 Eyz BBQ.
On another note this was my last cookoff with my Stumps/Lang setup. They served me very well and now it’s time for the new chapter to begin.
The date and location for the Fall Swamp Boys Q School has been announced, join the growing list of winners and sign up today! This will be the last class offered at the current rate. Do not miss out on this great opportunity.
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