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The Five Best Competition Barbecue Team Names

Competition barbecue is serious business, with prize money and, perhaps more important, bragging rights at stake. But you wouldn't guess that from the team names, which often use double entendres as if they're saucing their meat.

Most competitions, such as the Jack Daniels Invitational, involve competing in categories such as pork ribs, pork shoulder/butts, beef brisket, and chicken for the title of grand champion. But here, we're looking for the grand champion of pork jokes, so below are our five favorite team names.

The Five Best Competition Barbecue Team Names
photo from MasterBasters facebook page

5. MasterBasters

This team out of Athens, Georgia, could really make some money selling T-shirts.

The Five Best Competition Barbecue Team Names
Robyn Lindars, MIM 2011

Eric Chester and Neil Gallagher of the Too Sauced to Pork team check on a rack of ribs in the smoker.
Eric Chester and Neil Gallagher of the Too Sauced to Pork team check on a rack of ribs in the smoker.
Memphis in May 2011, Robyn Lindars

BBQ can be quite hilarious: a pork nativity scene by Neil Gallagher, pitmaster at Too Sauced to Pork.
BBQ can be quite hilarious: a pork nativity scene by Neil Gallagher, pitmaster at Too Sauced to Pork.
photo and Nativity Scene by Neil Gallagher





If you want to learn more about this world of competition BBQ in Florida, the best place to start is with the FBA, or Florida BBQ Association. Some of the winningest teams in BBQ have come from Florida, including Rob "Rub" Bagby and the Swamp Boys BBQ Team. They have won numerous grand champion and reserve champion titles at the Jack, which is like winning the Super Bowl of Swine.


"Grill Girl" Robyn Lindars is a local BBQ and grilling fanatic and documents her adventures and recipes at grillgrrrl.com.Follow Clean Plate Charlie on Facebook and on Twitter: @CleanPlateBPB.


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