Dec 072011
The first Q School date of 2012 will be Feb. 10-11, in Winter Haven FL.
Makes a GREAT Christmas gift. Gift Certificates are available!
*Credit Cards Accepted*

Link to class info and application

Swamp Boys Q School is a two day Techniques Class that I offer. We cover everything you need to know to be successful in BBQ competitions, or if you’re not into that, how to be the best barbecuer in your neighborhood! The class is appropriate for all skill levels as we start from the bottom and work up. The newer people will learn tried and true techniques that will have them smoking up the best BBQ of their lives and being the hit of the block parties. The competition guys and gals will learn the proven techniques, tips and tricks that I use to put myself in the best position to win contests. Some you may have seen, others I know you’ve never seen! Every winning technique and tip I know is shared in class, nothing is held back.

Link to class info and application

There are over 100 satisfied Q School “alumni”, many who have gone on to win multiple Grand Championships, Reserve Grand Championships, and category wins. And not to mention the 10’s of thousands of dollars won! The price of the class is $500 which is less than the cost of one contest. Most who have consistently applied the skills learned have recouped their investment in just a few contests. Some have tripled their investment in the very next contest, and some have even paid themselves back by simply winning the first category after the class! Stop wasting time and money and come learn what it takes to win.

Link to class info and application

Confirmed sponsors as of this point are:
3 Eyz BBQ
Butcher BBQ
Oakridge BBQ
Sorry Boys
Spicewine Ironworks
Stump’s Smokers

The class will be held on the lakefront of beautiful Lake Cannon in Winter Haven FL. The site is the location of the nationally recognized Smoke on the Water professional BBQ contest which is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association. The class is scheduled for the weekend after the contest. There will be complimentary 30amp hookups for those wanting to stay at the lakefront. As an option I will be securing a block of motel rooms nearby as well.

Link to class info and application

Where: Behind the Citrus Center Boys & Girls Club
2400 Havendale Blvd NW, Winter Haven, FL
When: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11. We begin Friday at 1:00pm and again on Saturday at 7:30am. The class wraps up around 2:30pm, or when all questions have been answered.

 Posted by at 3:58 pm
Dec 062011

I’ve been competing at Sebring for a number of years now and it’s almost always rotten weather. This year it was great and I had a real nice time. I tried some new sauce on chicken and ribs and it seemed to do pretty well. Out of 30 teams I scored a 6th in chicken, 1st in ribs, 15th pork, and 3rd brisket which earned me Reserve Grand Champion!

I also scored enough points to move into 3rd place in the Florida BBQ Association’s Team of the Year final standings. Since 2007 I have finished 2nd, 1st, 1st, 4th and 3rd out of over 200 teams, which I’m pretty proud of 🙂

Reserve Grand Champion!

1st Place Ribs!

 Posted by at 5:33 pm