Christopher Clegg

Pitmaster, Rhode Hog BBQ KCBS CBJ NEBS Treasurer

Nov 032016
 

Mark your calendars and please join us to help celebrate the holidays on Saturday, Dec 10th at 2PM at the Maynard Rod & Gun Club in Maynard, MA.

Our annual meeting will be on Saturday January 7th, so “Save The Date”

Details to follow!

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 tightly contested and will be decided this weekend. Best of luck to all the competitors!

Look here for the latest Team of the Year status.

Red, White, and Que in Cresskill, NJ was added as a list minute addition as a NEBS listed event. Congratulations to Insane Swine BBQ on the GC, and Smokin Hoggz on the RGC.

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 an international team, Ack-Que from CT earns a spot in the 2017 Jack Daniel’s Invitational draw.

Got Pork? Got Milk? brought home the victory for the Kid’s Q event, followed by Holihan’s Beer Me BBQ Jr.

Good Smoke BBQ was the GC for the NEBS 4 category event, and The Outlaw BBQ NY took the RGC.

 

Aug 28th: Otter River BBQ Cookoff – NEBS Tailgate and Junior Q

Smoke Master General took home the GC for the tailgate event, and Boo Boo Qued was the RGC.

 

Sept 2nd: Finger Lakes Fire and Smoke BBQ Festival – NEBS, KCBS

Good Smoke was the GC, and Slippery Pete’s the RGC for KCBS.

Priorville won the NEBS event, with Good Smoke in second.

 

Sept 9th: Great Maine Barbecue Challenge – NEBS, KCBS

The Basic BBQ Team took first in this first year event, followed by Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ in second for KCBS.

A Mazie Q was the GC for the NEBS event, and Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em was the RGC.

Aug 172016
 

August 6th: The Krazy Days Tailgate contest in Middleborough, MA was won by C.O.S. BBQ, with second going to Boo Boo Qued.

August 14th: The Best BBQ Chef KCBS contest in New London, CT saw Four Smoking Guys take the GC, and Rhode Hog BBQ was the RGC.

Bear’s Smokehouse New England BBQ Championships (Hartford, CT on Sept 3rd and 4th) and the Great Maine BBQ Challenge (Southwest Harbor Maine on Sept 9th-11th) are still looking for teams.   Click on the links to check out the details.


NEBS has added a Junior-Q Contest to the Otter River Cookoff, on August 28, 2017 at the Otter River Sportsman’s Club in Templeton, MA.

Children aged 16 and under are welcome to enter. Entry fee is $10 per person and all entry fees will go back to the kids as prizes.

This will be a single category event, and the category will be Chicken.

Any meat of the chicken will be allowed including, but not limited to: Wings, Breast, Whole Legs, Thighs, Drumsticks, or any combination thereof. Organ meats or gizzards are NOT allowed.
The winner of this contest will receive a free admission to the 2017 World Junior BBQ Championship Cooking Contest in Lake Placid, NY. http://www.ilbbqf.com/

See the events page for entry forms and Cook’s Packet with full details.

 

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: https://www.nebs.org/calendar/

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.