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It's the busiest time of the year for our webmaster's business so the Smoke This BBQ site has taken a little bit of a back seat. However, a cold Monday morning provides a great opportunity to catch up on BBQ! Smoke This has competed in two contests recently with some decent results to show for it. On March 3-4, the team traveled to Lawrenceville, GA for the second annual Sip-N-Swine competition. The competition is one of the best because it is organized by fellow competitors, Jim and Cindy Lloyd of Swine & Shine BBQ. These folks along with a multitude of volunteers run an awesome event. It helps to have a great venue like the parking lot of the local minor league baseball team. This year 63 teams gathered in a effort to help the group raise money for local charities. Smoke This finished 3rd in the field being anchored by a 4th place in ribs and a 7th place in brisket. A solid finish in the chicken category provided the boost needed to secure a top 5. It was awesome to see our great sponsor the Atlanta BBQ Store win Grand Champion and our NC brethren, Who Cares BBQ finish Reserve Grand Champion. Overall, NC teams finished in five of the top 10 spots. Congrats to Sauced!, Muttley Crew and Midnight Burn on great finishes.
This past weekend, March 10-11, Smoke This went shorthanded on the long trip to south Georgia for the 4th annual Flames on the Flint in Bainbridge, GA. This event, in correlation with Bainbridge's RiverTown Days events, has a total purse of $50,000 and draws top teams from all over. This year, 67 teams arrived Thursday and Friday to prepare for competition. While Smoke This only had 1/2 its team present, they prospered. While only receiving one call, an 8th place in the rib category, they were consistent enough to finish 8th overall in a great field and bring home a good payday. Congratulations are in order for our NC brethren Sauced! on a great 4th place finish overall, Midnight Burn with a 7th in chicken and Muttley Crew 6th in Pork. It was also great to see the Atlanta BBQ Store with another great outing finishing 10th overall.
The team left from Bainbridge early Sunday morning enroute to Pensacola, FL where they will spend the week before moving into the contest area late Thursday night for the upcoming competition on March 24-25. One team member flew in Sunday night to join the guys and will be there through the contest and on to Louisiana the next week.
We mention our sponsor quite a bit but can't say enough about them. Randy and his team go above and beyond to make sure we have the rubs, injections and sauce we need to be prepared! Be sure to visit the website for all our bbq needs or give them a call at 706.536.2901.
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