Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge Newton, NC
By Stephanie West, “The Neck” Pitmaster of 270 SMOKERS
This relatively new competition has quickly catapulted into the territory of “one of our favs”, largely due to the awesome enthusiasm and participation of the locals in this event. Noel Kay is the organizer and as an experienced competitor, Noel really understands the needs of the teams. The event is held at the fairground on flat, grassy spots that are a minimum of 30’x50′ (ours was close to 80′). Now that’s just downright dreamy.
The comp is a fundraiser for the local emergency responders and included a full-on auction that consumed much of Friday evening. (Bring some extra cash with you to Newton, as between the auction and raffles you will indeed discover a few items that you really NEED to buy, trust me on this!) Saturday morning starts with Cook’s Church, followed by one of the best team breakfasts that we’ve ever had. Thank you, Noel!
GC: Redneck Scientific
RGC: Smokin Skullies
1st Chicken: Redneck Scientific
1st Ribs: Foothills BBQ Company
1st Pork: Elite BBQ Smokers
1st Brisket: Smokin Skullies
See complete results here.