4th Annual Backyard BBQ at M&S Harley-Davidson in Chambersburg, PA

By Chris Hall, aka Big Ugly, Pitmaster of Big Ugly’s BBQ

Saturday, July 15th, was a fantastic day for the 4th Annual Backyard BBQ at M&S Harley-Davidson in Chambersburg. Seventeen teams competed in ribs and chicken. There was a nice mix of teams, first time competitors and seasoned KCBS competition teams but overall a great job done by all. The teams also cooked up chicken wings to serve for People’s Choice, which was organized by the sponsors of the event.

The first category was Chicken, the nemesis of any BBQ team. Scoring was fair and tough, with Shaker City BBQ, with Justin Eckard – Pitmaster, taking 1st place, 2nd place went to Bad Company BBQ, Joshua Pace – Pitmaster, and in 3rd place was Plum Crazy BBQ, Howard Poole – Pitmaster.

The final category was ribs, and again it was a very tight scoring category. Dustin Reed, Pitmaster for Inked Pig took 1st place. Bad Company brought home 2nd again, and Shaker City won a tie breaker with Pot Belly BBQ, Dave Nash – Pitmaster for 3rd.

When all the scores were tallied and the tiebreaker applied, Shaker City was the top overall, with Bad Company placing 2nd. Plum Crazy finished 3rd. Congrats to all the teams on their effort and submissions.

Big shout out to Amanda Butts and Darren Moats from M&S Harley-Davidson for being great hosts! Looking forward to next year for a four meat competition!