Almost Heaven BBQ Bash Weston, WV – June 16-17

By LaRee Fink, Pitmaster – House of Smoke BBQ

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was an open and functioning state hospital from 1858 until 1994.

In 2017, it became home to the Almost Heaven BBQ Bash We couldn’t  think of a more fitting place for BBQ folks then a Mental Hospital.

Hats off to Jody Light, who always puts on a top notch event.   This year was no different. The sites were beautiful with lots of shade trees.  There were multiple activities for teams when not cooking, such as asylum tours and Zombie paint ball.

 The competition was fierce as well, with 60 teams from all over the country vying for the grand championship and automatic birth in the Jack Daniels World BBQ Championship.

Congratulations to the winners:

GC: Rocky Top Barbecue
RGC: Wolf’s Revenge BBQ

Chicken: Who Cares BBQ
Ribs:Rocky Top Barbecue
Pork: Smoke Central BBQ
Brisket: Game On BBQ

Full KCBS results here.

Click here to see over 100 pictures from the contest courtesy of Don Wallace, pitmaster of Life is Good But BBQ is Better!