Dec 092012

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.

Thank you to my sponsors: 3 Eyz BBQ, Butcher BBQ, and BBQr’s Delight. These companies all have great products that help me produce the best barbecue I can, week after week.

1st Place Chicken!

1st Place Ribs!

Grand Champ!


Lang Hybrid

 Posted by at 8:09 pm
Dec 022012

With a 1st place in ribs, 4th in pork, and 2nd in brisket I was fortunate enough to win GC at the Central Florida BBQ Fest in Sebring FL this weekend. This is one of oldest ones in the FBA and is always a great contest. Thanks to the organizers and the FBA Reps for a job well done. And congratulations to my good friend Terry McKay of Git-R-Smoked on RGC.

As always, a big thanks to my sponsors: 3 Eyz BBQ, Butcher BBQ, and BBQr’s Delight. These companies all have great products that help me produce the best barbecue I can, week after week.

Don’t forget to sign up for one of the Swamp Boys Q School offerings in March 2013.

1st Place Ribs!

 Posted by at 9:41 pm
Nov 112012

This was a first year Qualifying contest and it was well attended by some quality teams. There were a few logistics issues with the organizers but in the end everything worked out. I felt fortunate to have 4 top 10 calls with a 7th in chicken, 4th in ribs, 3rd in pork and a 1st in brisket.

Next up is Plant City where we will be vending our World Championship pulled pork and “Best of the Best”ribs!

1st place brisket

Grand Champion!

 Posted by at 9:07 pm
Oct 272012

1st – Chicken, 4th – Ribs, 1st – Pork, 2nd – Brisket, Grand Champion, Qualifier!

A very windy contest, but my smokers handled it all with ease. I was really happy with all of my categories except for ribs and the judges agreed. I’m thankful for my sponsors 3 Eyz BBQ, Butcher’s, and BBQR’s Delight.

1st place Chicken

1st place Pork

Grand Champion!

 Posted by at 10:02 pm
Sep 052012

I competed at the FBA “Fun Cook” in Clermont 8/31 – 9/2. I had been wanting to try some changes on each category and I decided this would be a good enough time. I apprehensively put into play these untested ideas and turned in my entries. I didn’t care for the chicken outcome at all, but thought the others were OK. Turn ins were Saturday but awards weren’t until Sunday. I had things to do at home, so I left Sunday before awards. A friend of mine was texting me during awards of how they were going.

No Chicken! Sorry…
…1st Ribs…
…1st Pork…
…Brisket 1st!!!! U 8!+)#!!…
…Swamp Boys GC with three first place calls!”

Pretty cool! Thanks to my sponsors: Butcher BBQ, 3 Eyz BBQ, and BBQR’s Delight. You guys help make it all happen!

PS: Still time to sign up for my Q School!

Three 1st places and Grand Champion!

 Posted by at 8:50 pm