• Barbecue pulled pork competition box
    Competitions,  Event Summary

    Smokin J’s Barbeque at Doc Holiday Competition

    Our second barbecue competition of the season is in the books and it was a hot one in Griffin, Georgia at the Doc Holiday BBQ and Music Festival.  The event takes place in historic downtown Griffin, home of the famous gunslinger, Doc Holiday. The annual event celebrates his life and his role in the Gunfight at the OK Corral. Complete with vintage costumes, actors portray the 30-second shootout between Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, town Marshal Virgil Earp, Special Policeman Morgan Earp, and members of a loosely organized group of outlaws known as the Cowboys, which took place in Tombstone, Arizona. Food, crafts, and barbecue lined several blocks. One thing I…

  • Competitions,  Event Summary

    Mediocore Meat at Canton BBQ & Brews

    Judges said we had mediocore meat at Canton’s BBQ & Brews barbecue competition. The weekend started off great!  Traditionally, BBQ & Brews gives away a gift basket to the team who turns in their competition application first. For the THIRD TIME – IT WAS US! Filled with t-shirts, hats, pig regalia and Reformation Beer – we appreciated being recognized. We are always excited about participating in these north Georgia events, so we get our applications in, as soon as we see them appear on the GBA schedule.  Dale Wilson, owner of Pirate 50 Custom Artwork and Trophies (and creator of some of the best GBA trophies) surprised BBQ & Brews’…

  • 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

    GBA Dominates the Big Pig Jig

    The annual Big Pig Jig in Vienna, Georgia may attract teams from all over the nation, but this year, Georgia Barbecue Association members dominated the categories, including Grand Champion to Bubba Grills. Smokin J’s Barbeque did not compete in the Big Pig Jig; however, Doug, our pit master, did work with 2nd place Whole Hog winner, Rescue Smokers. We do not have whole hog experience, nor a cooker to hold a minimum 85 lb hog, so Robby Royal, whom you may have seen on television, winning the 2013 BBQ Pitmasters Competition; allowed Doug to participate on his cook team. “It was an honor to work with a Pitmaster Champion,” said…

Wordpress Social Share Plugin powered by Ultimatelysocial
Facebook
YouTube
Instagram