Author Archives: JoAnn Johnson

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; … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Seasoning Up a Stump Smoker

Smokin J’s Barbeque has decided to step up our BBQ competition game; we have added a new gravity fed smoker to the family – a Stump Smoker. Big Investment – Big Decision This decision did not come easy.  During our … Continue reading

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#GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday.   Facebook and the Gates Foundations (yes, Bill Gates) have teamed up and will match ALL funds raised by Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital Support – up to $55,000 –  for donations made through Facebook TODAY! We know the Christmas season … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Ribs Win Grand Championship for Smokin J’s Barbeque

After four years of competing against the toughest barbecue teams in the country, we finally won our first GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP! Our rib category entry was good enough to carry the big trophy home! BBQ & Brews Cadence Fair started like … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Maintenance of Your Big Green Egg

After visiting with family last weekend, it occurred to us, not all Big Green Egg owners are familiar with the extent of maintenance needed to maintain your Big Green Egg investment. AND…. A Big Green Egg owner makes a LIFESTYLE … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Cartersville’s Hidden Gem: Appalachian Grill

Smokin J’s Barbeque will be judging this weekend’s (March 31 – April 1, 2017) Georgia Barbecue Association sanctioned event in downtown Cartersville, Georgia.  Sponsored by BBQ & Brews, this will be a family event featuring great food, music and fun. … Continue reading

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