Contest Recap: 2012 BBQ Capital Cook-Off — Lexington, NC

This weekend was an off weekend for me, so I decided to go and check out the 2012 BBQ Capital Cook-Off in Lexington, NC.  This contest is about an hour from where I live.  This contest featured 50 teams from all over the country (and the world, but I’ll get to that later).

Last year I had the privilege of helping cook in this contest with my friend John Shepard from Sir Porkalot BBQ.  While I may not have been with a team this year, that did not make this contest any less enjoyable.  I got to catch up with fellow judges who were judging today.  I also had the opportunity to meet fellow blogger Derek from The “Q” Review as well as visit with some friends who were competing (such as Rob Marion from 2 Worthless Nuts).

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This contest also featured a team from Australia!!  In speaking with them, I learned that a contest was held to find the best grillers in Australia, and the reward for being selected was coming to the US to compete!

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It was also a chance to visit with one of my favorite sauce makers – Nephew’s BBQ.  Not only was Paul slingin’ sauce, but he was also competing in 2 categories today – ribs and chicken.

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Oh yeah, and this small show called BBQ Pitmasters was filming their season finale there.  I know who the teams in the finals are, but I’m not telling.  Needless to say, you will be pleased.

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And, of course, who am I to miss an opportunity to converse and get a picture with the Man in Black himself?  I also got to meet and greet with Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, one of the judges on this season of BBQ Pitmasters.

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On to the results… a special congratulations goes out to my friends Darrin and Donna Vasseur of D&D Hickory Hogs for their 1st place in ribs and 4th place overall!  Screamin’ Nite Hog BBQ took Grand Champion, with Smoke This taking reserve by just over a point.  The top 10 overall results are below as well as the top 10 for each category.

Overall:
1. Screamin Nite Hog BBQ – 684.5714
2. Smoke This – 683.4288
3. Killer B’s BBQ – 681.1428
4. D and D Hickory Hogs – 677.1426
5. Pickin’ Porkers – 677.1426
6. Camel City Smokers – 674.8570
7. Two Old Men and a Grill – 673.1426
8. The Smokehouse Mafia – 669.1424
9. Iron Pig BBQ – 669.1424
10. Carolina BBQ Co. – 668.5712

Chicken:
1. Rocky Top Smokies – 172.5714
2. Smoke This – 171.4286
3. Camel City Smokers – 170.8570
4. Screamin Nite Hog BBQ – 169.7142
5. Recycled Smoke – 169.7142
6. Pickin’ Porkers – 169.7140
7. 2 Worthless Nuts – 169.1430
8. The Smokehouse Mafia – 168.0002
9. Up In Smoke – 167.4286
10. Mighty Fine Swine – 166.8570

Ribs:
1. D and D Hickory Hogs – 178.8572
2. Camel City Smokers – 177.1430
3. Killer B’s BBQ – 176.5716
4. Screamin Nite Hog BBQ – 174.2858
5. PIT DOG Barbecuer’s – 173.7142
6. Waylon’s Wickedly Good Q – 172.5716
7. Smoke This – 171.4288
8. Big on the Pig – 171.4286
9. Wood-N-Pig Smokers – 170.8574
10. Carolina BBQ Co. – 170.8572

Pork:
1. Carolina BBQ Co. – 175.4286
2. Waylon’s Wickedly Good Q – 173.1428
3. Iron Pig BBQ – 173.1428
4. Checkered Pig – 172.0000
5. Big on the Pig – 171.4286
6. Mean Gene’s Grilling Tea – 170.8574
7. Baloney Joe’s – 170.8570
8. D and D Hickory Hogs – 170.8570
9. BBQ PropAh – 169.7144
10. Pickin’ Porkers – 168.0000

Brisket:
1. Two Old Men and a Grill – 179.4286
2. The Smokehouse Mafia – 175.4286
3. Killer B’s BBQ – 173.7142
4. Screamin Nite Hog BBQ – 173.1428
5. Smoke This – 173.1428
6. Tomboy’s Best – 169.1428
7. Pickin’ Porkers – 169.1428
8. Bite Me BBQ – 168.5712
9. Firehouse Smokers TN – 168.0000
10. Checkered Pig – 167.4286

Full results can be found on the KCBS website.

  • Oshawa Ogrw

    You are one lucky guy Wayne that must. of been a blast to go toand see the pit master filming.

    Great job of reporting on the contest :-)

    • http://www.bigwaynerbbq.com Wayne Brown

      Thanks! It was very interesting to see.

  • http://www.nephewsbbq.com/ Nephewsbbq

    Great Job and it was fun seeing you…