Category Archives: Barbecue Journal

Smokin J’s Barbeque tales of professional barbecue.

9 Essentials for a Barbecue Competition

We have been competing in the Georgia Barbecue Association for five years. When we started, we knew nothing about professional barbecue except what everyone has seen on television.  TV glamorizes the competition, which is a blast – but it is … Continue reading

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Using Your Leftover Pulled Pork

Being a professional barbecue competition team, you have plenty of neighbors and friends eagerly awaiting your return from a competition, to see if you had any leftover meat. They politely inquire, “how did you do this weekend?”  Followed up with, … Continue reading

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Big Green Egg Chicken Wings

For any big sporting event weekend, I want to smoke up chicken wings in the Big Green Egg. Chicken is relatively cheap. Wings cook up quickly. They freeze easy, so you can have them readily on hand. Chicken wings can … Continue reading

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Stump Smoker Cooks a Green Ham

Entertaining for a large crowd can be overwhelming, but not when you own a Stump Smoker. Hosting a family gathering for about 25 people, we didn’t want to smoke the same ol’ pulled pork – although our family loves our … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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 … Continue reading

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