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    Smokin J’s Barbeque Welcomes Dixie Crystals

    Smokin J’s Barbeque welcomes Dixie Crystals as a sponsor to our barbecue family. In professional barbecue competitions, especially in the south, we use a lot of brown sugar and Dixie Crystals is helping us out by providing coupons for us to purchase their pure cane brown sugar, which  is non-GMO product and provides consistently delicious results.   Dixie Crystals has a wide variety of products: Sugar Shakers Dark Brown Sugar Steviacane Powdered Sugar Free-flowing Sugar Granulated Sugar Light Brown Sugar Why Smokin J’s Barbeque Uses Dixie Crystals Our style of barbecue is on the sweet side; therefore, using a quality brown sugar is crucial to our success. When heated, the…

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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…

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    Smokin J’s Barbeque at Eggtoberfest 2016

    Another Eggtoberfest is in the books for Smokin J’s Barbeque.  This was our 9th Eggtoberfest in the last 10 years.  We missed one year due to a Georgia Barbecue Association event taking priority. This year Smokin J’s Barbeque used the event as practice for some pork loin testing.  We tried several different flavor profiles and asked attendees for comments.  Surprisingly, most agreed we need to add more heat to our profile.  We had great positive feedback on our sauce, which we have been tinkering with.  Overall, it was a great opportunity to get some honest opinions.   What is Eggtoberfest? Eggtoberfest is an annual celebration for the ceramic smokers’ enthusiast. …

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    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…

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