• Recipes,  Stump Smoker

    Stump Smoker Cooks a Green Ham

    Entertaining for a large crowd can be overwhelming, but not when you own a Stump Smoker. Hosting a family gathering for about 25 people, we didn’t want to smoke the same ol’ pulled pork – although our family loves our version. We decided to smoke a “green-ham.”  Which is a ham, usually the entire hind leg section of a pig, NOT cured, nor pre-cooked. Typically, a green-ham is placed in a brine for an extended period of time; however, due to the difficulty of locating a green-ham (it took us two days), we injected our pork. After visiting Vaughn Packing Company, we hopefully have found a new competition meat supplier.…

  • Barbeque News,  Recipes

    Leftover Competition Pork in this Goulash Stew

    A goulash is typically a stew made with some sort of protein and seasoned with spices, then cooked for an extended amount of time. Smokin J’s Barbeque keep the trimmings off our competition meat, for the exception of the fat; bring them home and store them in the deep freezer. Recently, I found TWO, two gallon zip lock bags in the deep freezer.  Frustrated, I decided to develop my own goulash recipe and use one of those 2-gallon bags as my protein. Trim the Meat After thawing the meat, overnight in the refrigerator; I had to trim any remaining fat off the meat.  It is difficult to remove ALL the…

  • Barbeque News,  Competitions

    Judging in the Georgia Barbecue Association

    If you like lip-licking, delicious barbecue prepared by some of the best competitive pit masters in the country, then you should consider registering as a judge in the Georgia Barbecue Association. Smokin J’s Barbeque are not only a professional cook team in the GBA, but we are also certified judges, for the association. We learned a tremendous amount during our training, which helped elevate our cooking game. Several opportunities are approaching if you want to become a judge in the GBA.  Prerequisites for Being a Judge You probably should love barbecue – lol! Like family – friendly events! Can dedicate a few weekends a year to enjoying fellowship with other…

  • Competitions,  Event Summary

    Barbecue Smoked Up The Mountains

    It was a successful weekend for Smokin J’s Barbeque!  Seeing our barbecue family always makes for a good weekend, but for the first time, we heard our name TWICE during awards… 7th Place Loin 7th Place Pulled Pork Friday evening began with the ritual, cook’s meeting, where the facilitator of the Smokin Up The Mountains event, Gary Lamb presented us with a gift basket.  The much appreciated gift was for being the first competition team with a paid submitted application.  Containing Reformation beer, glasses, chips, a stained glass pig and a painted sign with our team name.  This was a special competition for Smokin J’s Barbeque because our son, Chris…