May 7, 2011 - Our first Georgia barbecue competition for the season. Oh, and what a grand start to the season it was-Pit Bulls "Up In Smoke" took home a respectful Reserve Grand Champion, placing 1st in Brisket, 2nd in Chicken, 5th in Ribs, and 8th in Pork. Couldn't have asked for much better...well...perhaps Grand - there's always next time! On a serious note, it was a smooth morning and my TNT Southern Smoker didn't disappoint! Turn-ins went well, and the meats were fantastic. Had a wonderful time with some great bbq comerades at a terrific venue. Those of you who didn't participate in this one should do so next year! The event was very well organized and the venue was beautiful! It was a smooth-running operation...great job to all of those who saw to perfection! See all of you on the trail! Oh, and to learn more about the event, please visit the website at http://www.muscogeemoms.com/2011/04/22/charbroil-pig-bowl-state-championship-bbq/
Well folks, its here - 2011 is gearing up to be a great season with some fantastic barbecue competitions in store. Pit Bulls "Up In Smoke" competition calendar is being set as we speak. Here are some of the KCBS sanctioned bbq competitions in store for us. Hope to see all of you on the trail to the 2nd Annual Georgia Championship!
2011 Charbroil Pig Bowl - May 6 & 7 - Columbus, GA
Roman Roast on the River - May 13 & 14 - Rome, GA
Horsin' Around BBQ Showdown - May 27 & 28 - Young Harris, GA
Dillard Bluegrass & Barbeque Festival - August 5 & 6 - Dillard, GA
2011 Sam's Club BBQ Series - August 18 & 19 - Marietta, GA
Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival - August 26 & 27 - Kennesaw, GA
Jug Tavern BBQ & Music Festival - September 9 & 10 - Winder, GA
Lake Oconee BBQ Classic - September 23 & 24 - Lake Oconee, GA
The National BBQ Cup - November 18 & 19 - Cumming, GA
We may add more as the season comes into swing. Stay tuned for updates to our schedule. Lookin' forward to some great bbq, good friends, and good times this 2011 barbecue season!
Atlanta Barbecue Team - Pit Bulls "Up In Smoke" Takes 5th Place in the Georgia Barbecue Championship
Thanks to the organizers and teams who took part in the Georgia Barbecue Championship banquet this past weekend. It was a fantastic turn-out of the top bbq teams in the state of Georgia. Congratulations to Bub-Ba-Q who took home Grand Champion, Wicked Que taking home a proud 2nd Place Finish, Uncle Chet's with a fantastic 3rd Place Finish, TNT Southern BBQ bringing home a great 4th Place Finish, and Pit Bulls "Up In Smoke" bringing home a nice 5th Place Finish out of 209 teams that competed in the championship points race. The hand-made trophies were plenty to admire as well. We look forward to seeing you all on the barbecue trail in 2011 and may the best bbq team win! God bless to all our friends who supported us throughout the year.
Championship Barbecue Rubs Are Now Available Online
To order some great championship winning barbecue rubs made from the finest spices and seasonings tailor-made to work with barbeque smoked chicken, pork, ribs, and brisket, just click on the links below and you will be redirected to Soupbase.com where you can purchase our award-winning barbecue rubs. Use these rubs in conjunction with your smoker and meats and enjoy! These are just a fraction of what's to come. We are working on other types of bbq dry rubs and seasonings and hope to have them made available to the public very soon. Bon-Apetit!
Barbecue Brisket Rub - Our custom blend of spices and seasonings for beef is now available to the public for the first time. We believe to win a competition you must have a winning "recipe" to help in the process. That is why we have invested a lot of time and energy in creating this fantastic award-winning brisket rub. Great for barbecue brisket, beef ribs, steaks, and more.
Our beef rub comes in 7oz., 16 oz., 32 oz., 80 oz., and 128 oz. sizes. Click here to order today - Pit Bulls Beef Rub
Barbecue Chicken Rub - Our chicken rub has a bit of "sweet" and a bit of "bite", hence the name "Sweet Bite". It is a wonderful compliment to barbecue or smoked chicken and poultry with just enough bite to make your tastebuds come alive delicately balanced with just the right spices to give it that hint of sweetness. It's lip-smackin, finger-lickin' good!
Our barbeque chicken rub comes in 7oz., 16 oz., 32 oz., 80 oz., and 128 oz. sizes. Click here to order today - Pit Bulls Chicken Rub
Barbecue Pork & Rib Rub - If you are looking for an award-winning barbeque pork rub, then look no further. This fantastic rib rub has won us countless rib placements in the KCBS competition circuit. It is truly a one-of-a-kind rub and we are certain that once you try it, you'll be hooked. A little secret, for that final flavor profile...sprinkle a little bit on when you sauce those mouth-watering ribs-you won't believe how they come alive with just that little extra sprinkle at the end! A great compliment for any type of pork cut.
Our barbecue rib rub comes in 7oz., 16 oz., 32 oz., 80 oz., and 128 oz. sizes. Click here to order today - Pit Bulls Pork Rub
Experience some of the finest barbecue ribs, smoked bbq brisket, barbeque chicken, pulled or whole pork and much more! We are locally owned and operated just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Let Pit Bulls "Up In Smoke" take care of your next catering event. We are "Atlanta Barbecue Catering at its Finest". Large events or small events we cater barbecue to all!
Experience "competition style" BBQ at your own function - backyards, venues, anywhere you choose - we'll bring the smoker, the tools, the tent, and of course the championship barbecue to you! We cook all our meats with hardwood fire (hickory, apple, pecan, or mesquite). Smoked barbecue ribs, chicken, beef, pork, and lamb (& just pick your sides.)
Additional items such as sausage, wings, shrimp, alligator, whole hog, steaks, prime rib, and lobster are available upon request and subject to market pricing.
Our Barbecue Catering Menu Is Below:
Pulled or Sliced Barbecue Pork
Award Winning Hand-Carved Smoked BBQ Beef Brisket
Barbeque Chicken (Whole, Competition-Style Thighs, or Breast)
“Up in Smoke” Smoked Barbecue Ribs (Spare or Baby Back)
Apricot Glazed Alaskan Salmon
Rosemary Mustard Crusted Leg of Lamb
(Try it with our Cranberry-Pear Chutney!)
Mama's Special Mac & Cheese (Baked to Perfection)
Family Style "Thick & Hearty" Baked Beans
Grandma's Fall Salad (Our Take on Cole Slaw)
Mama's Potato Salad (Made With Eggs!)
Southern Style Green Beans
Tossed Salad Greens
Cranberry Pear Chutney (Delicious with Lamb)
"Copperhead" Hot Sauce (Great Accent for Pork) Ya gotta like it hot!
Award Winning BBQ Sauce (You'll be hooked once you try it!)
Vinegar-Chipotle Sauce (For Pulled Pork)
Homemade Apple Pie (Yes folks, homemade!)
Well friends, the Georgia Barbecue Championship awards ceremony is almost here! Pit Bulls Up In Smoke, an Atlanta barbecue team, is looking forward to seeing all or our great bbq friends & brethren at the barbecue awards ceremony at Brasstown on Saturday, January 29th! We look forward in celebrating a fantastic season with some great barbeque teams throughout Georgia. Not to mention, just having the opportunity to catch up with good friends and a bar-b-que 'n good time. Can't wait to see what the 2011 barbecue contests have in store for all of us!
On November 20th, 2010, Pit Bulls "Up In Smoke" Professional BBQ Team and Planet Ink Tattoo of Kennesaw, GA are hosting a fundraising and pet adoption event for the Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue, Homeward Bound Pet Rescue, and Friends to the Forlorn Pit Bull Rescue Group.
We encourage everyone who can make it to come out and show your support for animals in need. The proceeds will help spay, neuter, and vaccinate many dogs all looking for good "forever homes". You will even have the opportunity to meet some of these wonderful dogs and maybe even adopt and bring one into your family. Through no choice of their own, these animals were put into circumstances beyond their control, whether lost, abandoned, turned over due to difficult economic times, or just not wanted, they have found themselves calling these amazing "No-Kill" animal shelters "home" while they anxiously await their "forever family" to find them!
We all know that these shelters would not exist if it weren't for the generosity of others to help support and fund them, not to mention the selfless sacrifice of the "angels" who dedicate their lives to helping these animals. This is our opportunity to give back and help support their efforts, so let us not be the only ones who show we care - Come out and support them - tickets will be raffled off for some fine tattoo work, we will be serving up some fantastic barbecue, and you'll have an opportunity to meet some great people (and animals!) This effort is dear to our hearts and we hope you feel the same, so we look forward to seeing everyone on November 20th at Planet Ink Tattoo located at 2500 Cobb Pkwy, Ste A3,Kennesaw, GA (for those of you who are familiar with Kennesaw it is in the Olde Town Grill/Goodwill Shopping Center.) Visit us on our facebook page at Pit Bulls "Up In Smoke" for more information on the event! Oh, and we are also looking for sponsors...anyone interested please contact Danny Coogle for more information!
Talladega, the name says it all! DegaQue, synonymous with Talladega...The "King of the Pit" barbecue competition was fantastic - what a showing with some top teams across the country! We had the privilege of competing against the best of the best this past weekend and what a time it was. Congratulations to all the teams who competed - especially the top 20! It was an adrenaline rush with the sounds of racecars and trucks flying around the speedway, engines roaring, while we cooked some hard-core barbecue not far away. Action on the track...action outside of the track...crazy competition both on and off the speedway. Having pulled of 15th Overall at our 1st event outside of Georgia made us proud. Taking 3rd Place in Ribs (beating out the "Godfather of Ribs", Johnny Trigg) sent us reeling out of our skin! Meeting new BBQ brethren, cooking for the Moore's Marinade team, Kenny Schrader and his team, and once again making some great friends in the process was just great. Thanks to everyone who took the time to come out and support a great competition! Job well done to all...
Gearing up for Degaque "King of the Pit" at the Talladega Superspeedway this weekend - October 29th & 30th. Just competed in Dalton, GA at the Liberty Tree Festival. Won't be unpacking much - gettin ready for the big one. Looking forward to hearing those cars barrell by as we cook some great barbecue! Coming up with ideas on the water issue (only community water area available - none at the site itself.) Will be camping out for the weekend. Should be interesting.
Hey Friends! Here are some great tailgate tips for the football & BBQ enthusiast. Thought I'd share them with you (being how it's football season right now.)
1) Make a complete standard list of things you will use at every tailgate party.
2) Delegate chores to your team members AHEAD OF TIME.
3) Plan your menu a week ahead of the event and pick up groceries mid-week. (This way, if you happen to forget something, you're not scrambling last minute to get it!)
4) Cook what you can at home or have your team members bring prepared dishes to the event. (This saves time and energy and gives you all more time to enjoy the party!)
5) Don't forget the football!!!
6) A small inflatable kiddie pool works great as a cooler - just blow up, fill up with ice, and store your drinks!