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
Feb 092014
 

I was excited to compete for the first time in this 2nd year contest in Apopka. It’s not too often there is $10,000 up for grabs for Grand Champion. The big money brought out lots of teams, 81 in fact. I was really focused and all my entries were right where I wanted them to be. Only thing was maybe the brisket was a touch too tender. Unfortunately the judges didn’t see it my way in 3 of my categories. But that happens, so I will do the exact same thing next time and hope the judging goes in my favor. That’s all we can do! But in ribs the table of judges I got DID agree with me and I had terrific scores. I missed a perfect score of 200 by half a point and got 1st place out of 81 entries, setting the high score in ribs for the year. That along with my other less-than-stellar scores put me in 9th overall. Not what I wanted but a top 10 at least.

1st place Ribs

1st Place Ribs

The Swamp Boys sauces have been selling like crazy. So much so that inventory is getting really low. More will be ready soon but labels will hold us up. I am hoping than in 10-14 days we will be back up to full stock in all sizes and flavors. Thanks for being patient during these growing pains. On a great note my sauce played a role in people winning a lot of money in Apopka and that is cool!

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 Posted by at 7:01 pm
Jan 162014
 

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!

1st Place Chicken

1st Place Chicken

1st Place Ribs

1st Place Ribs

1st Place Brisket

1st Place Brisket

Grand Champion

Grand Champion

 Posted by at 7:07 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.

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HIS CLASS WAS A GREAT SUCCESS, THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

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 BBQSuperstars.com 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