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    Loin Test Cook Pays Off at BBQ & Brews Cartersville

    As some of you MAY know, Doug and I did a PORK LOIN test cook, at our house; well, it paid off at our first competition since the test cook – 4 PLACE IN PORK LOIN! What do I mean by test cook? We strategically applied four different flavor profiles to four different pork loins.  We used standard 5 lb. pork loins, which the Georgia Barbecue Association requires. The flavor profiles included various rubs, sauces and injections. Upon gathering about a dozen friends and family (NONE of which are certified barbecue judges)- we gave them a crash course in GBA judging rules. We set up our garage as a mock…

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    Smokin J’s in the GBA

    Smokin J’s Barbeque has completed our FORTH year in the Georgia Barbecue Association. Although we did not cook in any competitions this year, both of us enjoyed judging at several contest this year. Smokin J’s Barbeque will kick off the 2017 – 2018 season by competing at Smokin Up The Mountains  in East Ellijay, Georgia, Labor Day weekend. Smokin J’s Barbeque Team Smokin J’s Barbeque consist of husband and wife team, Doug and JoAnn Johnson. We compete and cook exclusively on ceramic, Kamado-style vessels. A kamado is a traditional Japanese wood or charcoal fueled cook stove. Pit Master, Doug started cooking on this vessel after attending a cooking festival, which…

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    Friends and Family at BBQ and Brews

    Had a great weekend at the 2nd annual Barbecue and Brews Canton Festival.   Promoter and organizer, Gary Lamb knows how to put on an event.  His lives by his mantra, “promote it and they will come.” Over  15,000  people attended the two-day festival which included music, craft vendors, plenty of food and a Georgia Barbecue Association’s sanctioned competition. The weather cleared out on Friday afternoon to a beautiful, although unusually warm May event.       Friends, Family and Barbecue Doug and I want to truly thank our friends and family for visiting us throughout the event.  Although Smokin J’s Barbeque did not compete in this event, we enjoyed judging…