Jun 072010
 

WHAT: Swamp Boys Q School, Competition Level Cook School
DATE: June 25-26, 2010
LOCATION: Live Oak FL, Spirit of the Suwannee – http://www.musicliveshere.com
WHY: To improve your scores and take your barbecuing up to the next level!

Visit my web site here for details and an application: http://www.swampboys.com/Summer%20Competition%20Cook%20Class.htm

Here’s what they are saying about the first class:

“Taking your class absolutely improved our scores and my wife and I couldn’t be happier….Thanks again for offering your time and experience to teaching others to perfect the Art of BBQ.  It was well worth the money spent.” Greg P, FL

“Just wanted to let you know that your school shed a lot of light on different cooking technics. I cooked in my first contest since the school,Dade City. I got three calls, chicken 9th, brisket 8th and pork 7th, my best finishes yet.”  Doug B, FL

“All and all it was a kick ass class.  Would definitely take it again.” Jon W, FL

“Annette and I enjoyed your class tremendously, and learned a lot…” Gerry B, FL

“Loved the class have been telling everyone I see how great it was, if you decide to have another in FL I have several students lined up for you.” Greg B, FL

“I have to say I really enjoyed the class and I met some great people that I hope to meet again when I start cooking FBA and KCBS.” Alec C, Texas

“I can definitely say that Rub’s class was well worth the money for us. We have competed in 4 FBA contests since Rub’s class and have 1 grand, 2 reserves and 5 category wins to show for it. We learned a great amount from Rub and took a stockpile of notes. He was very detailed and wanted to make sure every question was answered…” Chad W, FL

I know this class helped me out a lot. I have been to three competitions since I took the class and have walked at all three to include a 1st place ribs…Well worth it if you are struggling a little. Larry G, Texas

Awesome class and first rate all the way. I’m still trying to unscramble my pages and pages of notes. 24 hrs of non-stop bbq info. Believe me, there were a lot more than 1 or 2 “Ahhhhhhhh, so THAT’s how they do it!” moments. I’ve got some great information now but if I don’t progress, it’s nobody’s fault but the man in the mirror. Frank O, AL

Email rub@swampboys.com and reserve your spot today.

Don’t delay, seats are filling up quickly.

Sponsors for this event are: Butcher BBQ, Pork Pullin Plowboys, Rib Stars, Spicewine Ironworks, The Slabs, Sorry Boys, Stumps Smokers Rub, Butt Rub, Dizzy Pig BBQ, and 3 Eyz BBQ.

 Posted by at 8:11 am
May 142010
 

Competing in professional barbecue contests 30+ times a year can get to be expensive pretty quickly. With meat and fuel prices on the rise, any bit of aid is very helpful. I have been blessed to have Stump and Stump’s Smokers as a major sponsor for several years now. He builds the finest smokers and trailers on the market today. If you live in the FL area and are interested in a Stump’s Smoker or custom built trailer, shoot me an email and I’ll help you out. I am the FL authorized dealer.

Butcher’s BBQ Brisket Marinade is the best tasting marinade deemed by highly skilled and qualified judges from barbecue cook-offs sanctioned by various barbecue associations from around the United States and Canada. I use it exclusively on my briskets, which helps keep me ranked in the top 2-3 in brisket in the country! National BBQ Rankings

 Posted by at 10:48 am
May 122010
 

1st place Brisket, 9th Overall/38 Teams

I won this contest last year, giving me my lucky #7 for the auto into The Jack. Not so this year. I felt I cooked really well but only managed one call, a first in brisket. I had a friend make the walk for me as I had to leave early to make it back in time for my daughter’s dance recital. She did much better than I did, with every one of her dance numberrs being awesome. 🙂

 Posted by at 7:43 pm
May 052010
 

Save the dates: June 25-26
Competition techniques class
Details will follow…

Here’s what they are saying about the first class:

“Taking your class absolutely improved our scores and my wife and I couldn’t be happier….Thanks again for offering your time and experience to teaching others to perfect the Art of BBQ.  It was well worth the money spent.” Greg P.

“Just wanted to let you know that your school shed a lot of light on different cooking technics. I cooked in my first contest since the school,Dade City. I got three calls, chicken 9th, brisket 8th and pork 7th, my best finishes yet.”  Doug B.

“All and all it was a kick ass class.  Would definitely take it again.” Jon W

“Annette and I enjoyed your class tremendously, and learned a lot…” Jerry B

“Loved the class have been telling everyone I see how great it was, if you decide to have another in FL I have several students lined up for you.” Greg B

“I have to say I really enjoyed the class and I met some great people that I hope to meet again when I start cooking FBA and KCBS.” Alec C

“I can definitely say that Rub’s class was well worth the money for us. We have competed in 4 FBA contests since Rub’s class and have 1 grand, 2 reserves and 5 category wins to show for it. We learned a great amount from Rub and took a stockpile of notes. He was very detailed and wanted to make sure every question was answered…” Chad W

Email rub@swampboys.com and reserve your spot today.

 Posted by at 3:09 pm
Apr 262010
 

1st place Chicken, 10th place Ribs, 7th place Brisket, 5th Overall/59 Teams

1st place Chicken!

Barnesville has always been a lot of fun as a contest, and has also grown and improved each year. This one was no different.

My friend Jimmy rode up with me so he could hold a private class for a cook team up there. We arrived around midnight on Thursday. He had a hotel and I stayed at my trailer. I slept in a little Friday which felt great after the long drive.

I was pleased with my scores – especially 1st place Chicken  – and got what I deserved, except in Pork. My turn in was as good as it ever was, but instead of having a top 10 call in it, I ended up in 31st place. And the worst part was that I won my table in pork, meaning I was on a very low scoring table. Some times that’s the breaks though, better luck next time.

Special thanks to Sister Mary for running my boxes to turn in for me, you were a big help! Also to Jimmy for his help, and everyone else who pitched in to help the gimp. Two more weeks.

Hi to Kathy (high school friend) who now lives in Barnesville. She surprised me with a nice visit.

And lastly, we had some excellent pizza Saturday night. If you’re ever in Barnesville check out the pizza place right down town. Good stuff!

 Posted by at 1:37 pm