Oct 182016

The NEBS 2016 competition season was fun and full of surprises. The final Team of the Year awards will be announced at our annual meeting in January. Watch this space for updates.

The results of the last three listed events for this year are:

Red, White, and Que – Cresskill, NJ: With echos of the win at the Great Maine Barbecue Challenge, Insane Swine BBQ had a dominant GC win with a 1st in Chicken, Ribs, and Pork. The Reserve Grand was also a NEBS team with Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ taking the honor.

Riverside Blues, Brews, and BBQ – Greenfield, MA: Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ was back on top taking the GC in Greenfield, with Que Biz getting the reserve in the KCBS event. Boo Boo Qued grabbed the Grand for the NEBS cooking contest, with Paddy McQ’s taking the Reserve.

Jack Daniel’s Smoke on the Water New Jersey State Barbecue Championship – Atlantic City, NJ: The great thing about BBQ is it’s a meritocracy. No matter who you are, you have to perform to win. This contest, though, was the one time teams should have gotten participation trophies just for finishing. The remains of Hurricane Matthew brought heavy rains and winds topping 50 mph during turn-ins. Seven of the 55 teams that started the contest didn’t complete it. Despite the conditions, for the third NEBS event in a row the GC winner Blazin’ Butts BBQ won with three first place finishes (Ribs, Pork, and Brisket) with the RGC going to the BBQ Guru. Blazin’ Butts also scored an amazing 704, which is (as far as we know) the first time that’s been done in the Northeast. They join Insane Swine BBQ and Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ as the only NEBS teams that are in the KCBS 700 Club.

Update: Blazin’ Buttz BBQ is the first team to score over 700 in a northeast contest since KCBS created the 700 Club online in 2013, but KCBS online records don’t stretch back to the early days of NEBS. At least iQue and I Smell Smoke!!! have done it before, and more than once. There could be other teams as well, looking into it.

Oct 072016

As we had into the last weekend of NEBS contests for 2016, with listed events running in Greenfield, MA and Atlantic City, NJ, we have updated the TOY race documents. Some of the races are Read more…

Sep 122016

Aug 19th: Hudson Valley Ribfest – NEBS, Kid’s Q, KCBS Smoking Boys and Hot Grills from Canada won this 52 team event, with Ack-Que earning the RC spot.  Since Smoking Boys and Hot Grills is Read more…

Aug 252016

The NEBS Board of Directors meeting will be held online this month. The meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 7PM. More information on how to join the call located in the calendar.

Aug 052016

Congratulations to 4:20 Q for their Grand Championship finish at the Great Adirondack BBQ Festival, and Priorville for their RGC. Coming Up in August: August 6th: Krazy Days BBQ Cookoff in Middleborough, MA (NEBS Tailgate) Read more…

Jul 262016

Congratulations to The Basic BBQ Team for winning Smokin’ at the Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach, ME on July 17th and earned themselves a trip to the Jack Daniel’s Invitational.   Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ brought Read more…

Jun 182016

Can the Insane Can Posse come to New England and make a mark?  Apparently so.  Congratulations to Shake ‘n Bake for the GC at the Sun BBQ Fest, the Northeast’s own Meat @ Slims for Read more…