About Smoke This BBQ Team
Smoke This began as a group of neighborhood friends cooking for
large neighborhood parties. Then, in 2004 a KCBS competition
was held in our hometown of Hickory, NC. We entered as a
professional team although we had never cooked for anyone other than
our friends--and had never cooked a brisket. We finished 26th
out of 42 teams--however, we may as well have been Grand Champions!
That contest further lit the fire, pun intended, and the rest is history.
From 2005-2007, we cooked a few contests here and there and in 2008
got more serious about competing. Now, we cook between 20-25
contests a year, vend about five times year and routinely cater for
various events. We have have won five Grand Championships -Edenton, NC
(2010), Maggie Valley, NC (2008, 2016), Cleveland, GA (2014) & Salisbury, NC
Reserve Grand Championships - Salisbury, NC('11), Lexington, NC('12),
Greensboro, NC('12), Greer, SC('13), Chesapeake, VA('13), Franklin, NC('14), Maggie
Valley, NC('15), Fort Mill, SC('15), Rocky Mount, NC('15), Hammond, LA
('16), Dillard, GA ('16) and Kings Mountain, NC ('17).
We have earned 94
top 10's and 38 top 5's. We have also accumulated 31 1st place
finishes in the individual meat categories and 244 Top 10
Traveling as far west as Arkansas and Louisiana as far north as Maryland and south to Florida to compete, Smoke This competes mainly in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. In the future, we plan to compete in Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia and Tennessee.