May 232021
 

Although the worst of the global pandemic is apparently behind us, some unlikely trickle down effects are causing problems in the barbecue sauce world for us little guys. Plastic is in short supply.

When COVID hit, supply chains became screwed up worldwide. This affected plastics production along with most everything else. Then add in the winter storm that hit Texas in February, which shut down many petroleum based plants, and we have an even bigger problem. According to this article in the Harvard Business Review, it may take up to a year to get everything in the plastic supply chain back in balance.

What does this have to do with Swamp Boys BBQ Sauces? It means your favorite retail store may run out for a bit. It means that there are going to be times when we can’t get plastic bottles. It means sometimes when we can get plastic bottles, they may look different than our traditional bottle. It means our glass jars and lids may change – and they have. All nightmares for brands that count on continuity.

Thanks for your patience while we work through some changes. It’s frustrating to not be able to provide our products to everyone who wants it. But we’re trying. And like the rest of the world, we are really looking forward to life being back to normal again. Please stay with us and thanks for your continued support.

-Rub

 Posted by at 10:10 pm
Nov 112019
 

Cold weather (59°!!) hits central Florida tomorrow, so tonight was the perfect time to make one of our favorite dishes, brisket stew. This was some fantastic Australian Wagyu A+9 brisket from The Butcher Shoppe in Pensacola FL. I usually have a couple pounds left over after each contest and that’s what I used here. Nothing fancy, super easy, quick, and tasty.

Ingredients:

Start the potatoes and carrots simmering in the broth and water for about 10 minutes. Add everything else, return to simmer for 10 minutes. Serve it up and get comfortable.

 

Notes:

  • make it tastier by grilling or roasting your own whole carrots, potatoes, corn on the cob, and fresh green beans. Then chunk, dice and slice.
  • The Swamp Boys Original and Bootleg sauces bring a fantastic flavor and complexity to the stew
  • BPS Desert Gold has been a long standing favorite of mine for seasoning soups, veggies, etc.
 Posted by at 8:34 pm
Jan 292019
 

Swamp Boys BBQ Team is excited to participate in a very worthy fundraiser for kidsPACK over the next few weeks, to help feed our local homeless and undernourished school aged children.

The problem: 1 in 5 children (20%) RIGHT HERE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA suffer daily from a severe lack of food. A free school breakfast and free lunch help during the week, but weekends and days off from school can be devastating when there is no food.

What is being done: A local non profit called kidsPACK (check out their website!) does fantastic work to fight this problem. “An everyday backpack is turned into a food transportation module stocked with nutritious, child-friendly and easy to prepare food for children to eat over the weekend and times when they are away from school. We pack non-perishable containerized items like ravioli, fruit cups, trail mix and portable snacks like granola bars and pop-tarts.”

Where you come in: The Haines City Ribs on the Ridge BBQ Contest has challenged the teams to see who can collect the most donations of cups of Chef Boyardee Ravioli. These are the main item that goes into the backpacks and there is a great need for them. So I’m calling on the Swamp Boys Nation (#swampboysnation*) to help feed these local kids in need.

What to do: The easiest way to donate is to use your Amazon Prime (free shipping) account to order a 12 pack (or more) and have it shipped to my place. I will deliver everything to the contest on Feb. 22 on behalf of the Swamp Boys Nation. Here is a link you can use to order through Amazon. If you would rather, you can make a monetary donation via PayPal and I will use that to order the cups myself. Or if you are local you can drop off your donation at SB’s HQ in Winter Haven. Or you can make a donation through PayPal below. You do NOT need a PayPal account to use this button.

Thanks so much for considering a donation to help our local kids in need.

 

 Posted by at 1:48 pm
May 182018
 

Competition BBQ and a centerfold are terms I would never imagine in the same sentence. Yet the KCBS‘s monthly national publication The BullSheet has managed to pull it off this year. Each month they have been spotlighting a team with a short bio and some fun questions. Swamp Boys are humbled and thankful to have been selected for the May spotlight, which coincidently is National Barbecue Month. Thank you KCBS and Amanda Bowman!

(reprinted with permission)

 Posted by at 12:36 pm
Mar 062018
 

I am giving up a seat for any of my Q Schools in the future. The next class is being held March 18-19 in Winter Haven, FL behind the Boy’s Club. Click the PayPal link to make a donation of $25 for the Winter Haven Citrus Center Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs. Each $25 donation will earn you a chance in a drawing for a free seat in my class which is valued at $500. This will stay open until it hits $750 for the kids. I will have a live Facebook drawing (Rub Bagby) and notify the winner. I will give a check for 100% of money donated and Swamp Boys will cover the PayPal fees. Thanks for helping the kids and good luck!

SOLD OUT THANK YOU!!

DRAWING WILL HAPPEN 3/7/18 time TBD

 Posted by at 9:21 am