Christopher Clegg

Pitmaster, Rhode Hog BBQ KCBS CBJ NEBS Treasurer

Aug 122016

The following NEBS teams have been invited to the 2016 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue:

Can U Smell My Pits BBQ
Good Smoke BBQ
Insane Swine BBQ
Pork Butt Paradise
Q Haven BBQ
Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ
The Basic BBQ Team

In order to qualify, teams had to be Grand Champions of a State Championship, and (for most) be drawn by lottery by Jack Daniels.   Congratulations to all of them, and good luck representing the northeast in Lynchburg.


This list includes only teams registered for the NEBS Team of the Year race.  There are some other non-NEBS TOY northeast teams also headed to The Jack.


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)

August 6-7th: Camp Collier Summerfest (NEBS social event)

August 13-14th: Best BBQ Chef, New London CT (KCBS)

August 19th-21st: Hudson Valley Ribfest, New Paltz, NY (KCBS, NEBS)

August 28th: Otter River Cookoff, Baldwinville, MA (NEBS Tailgate)

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 home the Reserve with another great performance.

The Harpoon Barbecue Festival on July 23rd and 24th saw Q-Haven win the KCBS event, with the Reserve Grand going to IQUE.  Greenwitch Que Company won the NEBS event, with the Reserve captured by A Mazie Q.   Congratulations to everyone for great results on a very hot weekend in Windsor, VT.

Jul 102016

Congratulations to Insane Swine BBQ for yet another KCBS contest Grand Championship at the Green Mountain BBQ Championship on June 26th, and also to Blazin’ Buttz BBQ for the RGC.   A Mazie Q wrapped up another Grand Championship win for the NEBS contest, with Sweet Breathe taking home the Reserve.

On July 4th at the Lake Placid I Love BBQ and Music Festival, we saw Miller’s Backyard BBQ win the KCBS event again, followed by Old Virginia Smoke with the RGC.  For the NEBS contest, Smokin’ Bulldogs got the gold with a GC, and Good Smoke was on the podium with the Reserve.  Congratulations to everyone that heard their name called.

Coming up next in July:

Smokin’ at the Ballpark, Old Orchard Beach, ME (KCBS)

Brookline Tailgate and BBQ Cookoff, Brookline, NH (NEBS, NEBS Tailgate)

Harpoon BBQ Festival, Windsor, VT (KCBS/NEBS)

Great Adirondack BBQ Festival, Old Forge, NY (KCBS)

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 the RGC, and to everything that heard their name called.  Full results here.

Jun 052016

Congratulations to Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ for taking the GC at the Granite State BBQ Championship and to Pork Butt Paradise for the Reserve Grand.

Coming up in June:

Jun 11-12 Sun BBQ Fest @ Mohegan Sun
Jun 18 Windsor Backyard (unsanctioned) Windsor, VT
Jun 25-26 Green Mountain BBQ @ Waterbury, VT

For details, see:

May 312016

The 9th annual Roc City Rib Fest in Rochester, NY is a wrap.  Congratulations to Grand Champion Insane Swine BBQ for their second win in a row.  Last year’s GC winner Old Virginia Smoke came back to grab the Reserve.

Chuck and Dad’s Barbecue took home the title for the World Bacon Championships, and Two Smoking Guys NY brought back the Reserve.   Chuck and Dad’s also won the Roc City Rib Cookoff, just ahead of Priorville in the number 2 spot.

Finally, a shout out to Rebel Yell 2.0 for their Kid’s Que victory.


May 272016

The first Salt City BBQ Festival is in the books! Congratulations to The Basic BBQ team on the Grand Championship and Good Smoke BBQ on the Reserve. They drew 32 teams for this contest, pretty good for this first year event in Syracuse, NY.

May 082016

The teams got down and dirty in the mud at Smoke in the Valley in Green RainLane, PA on May 6th and 7th.   Finn’s Finest BBQ won the Grand Championship and The BBQ Guru was the Reserve Champion.  Brand new NEBS members Tom Tom Bob A Que won the Chef’s Choice and Dessert categories, with the Little Creek Bar A Que Company and Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ right behind them.  Congratulations to everyone that survived the mud and got home safely. For the full results, look here.

May 062016

Congratulations to Insane Swine for their Grand Champion finish at Gone Country in Ridgefield, CT, and to Meat@Slims for the Reserve Grand in the KCBS event. Congratulations also to A Mazie Q for bringing home the Grand for the NEBS event, including a “perfect perfect” 180 in Chef’s Choice, and to Good Smoke for the Reserve Grand.

Full results  may be found here.

Mar 222016

Registration for the April 23rd and April 24th classes is now closed.   Please watch this website for future class announcements or follow us on Facebook.

By popular demand, the Meat Cutting & Sausage Making Class is back for one more session on April 23rd.   Spots are limited, so sign up soon as the last 2 times this class was offered it sold out.

We are also offering the NEBS Barbecue Cooking Class on April 23rd as well.   Take your backyard game to the next level and learn key smoking and grilling techniques from some of the top professional pit-masters in the northeast.   (They are at different locations, so pick your favorite!)

Make a weekend of it!

Either one of these classes makes a great add-on to the KCBS Certified Judging Class on April 24th.  Learn the skills needed to judge pro circuit Kansas City Barbeque Society contests held all over the world, including right here in the northeast.  At the end of the class, you will be a certified judge and eligible to apply to contests to judge professional barbecue.

Find all of these great classes in the NEBS Store

Mar 102016

The New England Barbecue Society has long been serving members and contest organizers in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and with the affirmative vote of our membership, we are updating our name to reflect that.

We will now be known as the Northeast Barbecue Society.   Our initials (NEBS) will remain the same, and our contact information and email addresses will not change.  Existing memberships, sanctioned contests, classes, and other events and services from NEBS won’t change either; just the name.

Look for branding updates reflecting the name change on the web site.   NEBS Apparel will also be phased in with the new name, but for the moment we will continue to offer New England Barbecue Society branded gear. Perhaps it’s time to order some of these items that are soon to become unique collector’s items!