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  1. Contests, Cookers, BBQ Prizes, and TOY Awards Headline 2019 MABA Annual Banquet

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    Over 30 contests, three awesome cookers,  and dozens of other top-notch barbecue  products to be raffled off at the MABA Annual Meeting February 23rd in Charles Town, West Virginia!  

    There’s still time to sign upfor the MABA Annual Banquet, but time is running out.  Be in attendance for your chance to win free contest entries and fabulous barbecue prizes.  See who will walk away with Tier 1 and 2 trophies and checks in all four meat categories and overall for the 2018 season.  Find out who you, members of MABA, selected to represent you on the board of directors for 2019 – 2020, and much, much more!

    Here’s a list confirmed list of the contests that have graciously donated an entry into the raffle!  Remember, you must attend the MABA Annual Banquet to win!

    Boo-B-Que
    New Castle Colonial BBQ
    MD State BBQ Festival
    Beltway BBQ Showdown
    Interstate BBQ Festival
    Smokin on the Dock of the Bay
    Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown
    Kings of Q
    BBQ Capital Cookoff
    Currituck Heritage Festival
    Butts & Beans BBQ Challenge
    Jiggy with the Piggy
    Mountain High BBQ Festival
    Polar Pig BBQ Cook Off
    Smoking in the Foothills BBQ Festival
    Tilley Biker Blues & BBQ Rally
    I Love BBQ & Music Festival
    Ribs and Rhythm & Blues
    Smoke in the Grove
    Smoke in the Park
    York County BBQ Festival
    Gettysburg BBQ Festival
    Twin Valley Fire & Smoke
    Mohegan Sun
    Que & Cruz
    BBQ Gives Back
    BBQ Jamboree
    Chesapeake Jubilee
    Chillin & Grillin in the Glades
    Covington Cork & Pork
    Almost Heaven BBQ Bash
    Smokin on the Buffalo
    Lancaster BBQ Supply SCA

    Also donated for the banquet raffle are the following great barbecue products/companies:

    Aporkalypse Now BBQ & Steak Class March 2-3, 2019

    Aporkalypse Now BBQ & Steak Class April 13-14, 2019

    Threadzone team shirt coupon

    Flameboss WiFi temp controller with universal adapter

    GrillGrate set (3 panel 16.25”)

    Tub o’ Towels

    Monolith Classic Cooker

    Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kookers

    Killer Hogs Rubs and Sauce Basket

    BBQ Bob’s rubs and sauces

    Stubb’s BBQ Sauces

    And More!!!

    The Mid-Atlantic Barbecue Associationis pleased to be able to raffle off THREE cookers at the 2019 MABA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet:

    BBQ Guru

    The first cooker is a Monolith Classic with DigiQ DX2 donated by  .

    Monolith BBQ Guru Edition Classic with DigiQ DX2 with 1 Food Probe - FREE SHIPPING
    Lancaster BBQ Supply
    Gateway Drum Smoker

    The second cooker is a Gateway Drum Smoker courtesy of .

    The Grill Center
    PK Grill

    The third cooker is an Original PK Grill & Smoker donated by .

    Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.

    Tickets will be sold on the web until Thursday, February 21, 2019, and in person at the Annual Meeting. You DO NOT need to be present to win.

    Your ticket numbers will be generated at random. Your tickets will be input into the drawing which will be held during the annual meeting on February 23, 2019.

    Cookers or cooker gift certificates will be available to pick up at the annual meeting. If not present, arrangements will need to be made with the supplier for pickup/shipping. Any costs for customization or upgrades to the models donated, taxes, shipping costs, and/or other crating costs are the sole responsibility of the winner. Limit one win per person.

    Again, you DO NOT need to be present to win this drawing.

    CLICK HERETO PURCHASE TICKETS!

  2. WV BBQ Bash Planning a “Heavenly Cookbook”

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    Every year, most event organizers struggle to secure adequate funds to produce a great event.  Some are blessed with a gate admission to help cover infrastructure and other costs that business sponsors don’t normally want to cover (event insurance, porta-johns, power, and so on).  With a free admission event, however, the struggle often becomes even more difficult, so we have to get creative (beyond elimination dinners, Bingo games, and gun bashes).

    This year, the Almost Heaven BBQ Bash is excited to announce a great new project … the 2019 WV BBQ Bash Cookbook, with delicious recipes from some of the top BBQ Pitmasters and Judges in the Mid Atlantic Region … and beyond!  So far, we’ve not heard of one being done in MABA Land (as Luke refers to it), so we’re excited to kick off the first one (to our knowledge) in the area, and hope you ALL will help make it a success and a great souvenir – the public will love having a collection of recipes from top BBQ teams and judges across the US.

    As BBQ pitmasters, Restaurant Owners, Chefs, and others in our BBQ family who just love to cook, each of you has that favorite recipe (or several), to help fill this cookbook with ALL kinds of great recipes (not just BBQ) contributed by “YOU” and your fellow BBQ lovers.  We’re inviting ALL of our current and prior BBQ teams and judges, and others who’ve perhaps not been able to come to our event, to submit your favorite recipe(s).  Feel free to submit as many as you wish … in any category you wish.  Think Poppy Seed Nut Rolls, Venison Backstrap with a Cognac Mushroom Sauce, or Baylie’s Special Christmas Fudge … yep, we’ve already received these and others.

    Recipes will be categorized as follows, so pick your favorite(s) and share away:

    ~  Appetizers & Beverages ~  Bakery & Breads

    ~  Sauces, Soups, & Salads ~  Main Dishes

    ~  Sides & Veggies ~  Desserts & Sweet Stuff

    ~  Smokin’ & Grillin’ Goodies ~  Everything Else

    Submitting your recipe(s) is quick & simple by entering them directly into our online account (directions follow) OR  emailing to our special email (for recipes only) at:   wvbbqbashrecipes@gmail.com  Please include your name, team name or Judge information, and location (city, state).

    ~  You can also visit our WV Bash Cookbook account at  www.typensave.com  and Click “Log In”

    Enter User Name:  WV BBQ Bash

    Password: dishes768

    Add your name, BBQ Team name, Judge Info, click “continue”, then “Add Recipes” … and off you go.

    Recipe Writing Tips: (more details are available on the site under “Recipe Tips”)

    • When adding recipes, please preview the “Recipe Tips” for additional information.
    • Enter ONLY 1 ingredient per ingredient line using standard abbreviations
    • List ingredients in order of use in the ingredients list and directions.
    • Include container sizes, e.g., (16-oz.) pkg., (24-oz.) can.
    • Write directions in paragraph form, not in steps.
    • Use names of ingredients in the directions, e.g., “Combine flour and sugar.”  DO NOT use statements like, “Combine first three ingredients.”
    • Include temperatures and cooking, chilling, baking, and/or freezing times.
    • Remember to click “Preview” to view your entry “before” clicking “save” and logging out.

    **  If you have problems adding recipe, please call Morris Press Cookbooks at 800 / 445-6621 (Monday-Friday -8AM – 5 PM Central Time).  Mention you’re working on the WV BBQ Bash cookbook, and they’ll gladly help you!

    We really need your recipes by February 15th(gives you something to do before BBQ season kicks into high gear), to have books available by early May.  Retail price depends on the total number of recipes & other factors, but we should have a price in the next few weeks.   If you’d like to reserve a copy (or more)  let us know at wvbbqbashrecipes@gmail.com.

    We REALLY hope ALL of you will participate by sharing a recipe or two.  Net proceeds from cookbook sales will  help defray some of our event costs since the event is free to the public. Thanks in advance for helping make the 2019 WV BBQ Bash Cookbooka truly unique souvenir.

    Jody Light
    Almost Heaven BBQ Bash

  3. MABA Awards Banquet at Charles Town Races and Slots Shaping Up to Be Epic!

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    Over 30 (and counting) Contest Giveaways, Dozens of BBQ Prizes, and Multiple Great Cookers To Be Raffled Off at the MABA Annual Meeting February 23, 2019.


    That’s right – We’re giving away more contests, prizes, and smokers at the MABA Annual Meeting than ever before! MABA members can attend for FREE and their guests are only $10 per person.

    To win the contest entries and other various prizes, you must attend the MABA Annual Meeting. However, we will be selling online raffle tickets for the separate drawing of not one, but multiple cookers this year and you don’t have to be present to win one of those (cookers to be raffled will be announced soon)!

    Please note that with the new venue we have to have an accurate count for food and beverage! So, please register for the annual meeting here. Guest tickets can also be purchased at that link. Only pre-registered MABA members and their paid guests may attend the annual meeting.

    You’ll also not want to miss the announcement of new board members elected by you, the members of MABA. We’ll also be giving away awards for the Team of Year chase, Tier I and Tier II. You won’t want to miss seeing who finished in the top ten in each category and overall!

    Click herefor all of the information about the Annual Meeting and local hotel information!  Current contests that have donated a free registration for the banquet raffle:

    Boo-B-Que
    New Castle Colonial BBQ
    MD State BBQ Festival
    Beltway BBQ Showdown
    Interstate BBQ Festival
    Smokin on the Dock of the Bay
    Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown
    Kings of Q
    BBQ Capital Cookoff
    Currituck Heritage Festival
    Butts & Beans BBQ Challenge
    Jiggy with the Piggy
    Mountain High BBQ Festival
    Polar Pig BBQ Cook Off
    Smoking in the Foothills BBQ Festival
    Tilley Biker Blues & BBQ Rally
    I Love BBQ & Music Festival
    Ribs and Rhythm & Blues
    Smoke in the Grove
    Smoke in the Park
    York County BBQ Festival
    Gettysburg BBQ Festival
    Twin Valley Fire & Smoke
    Pigs in the Pit
    Que & Cruz
    BBQ Gives Back
    BBQ Jamboree
    Chesapeake Jubilee
    Chillin & Grillin in the Glades
    Covington Cork & Pork
    Almost Heaven BBQ Bash
    Smokin on the Buffalo
    Mohegan Sun
    Lancaster BBQ Supply SCA
  4. Pigs in the Pit Alton, VA

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    Pigs in the Pit was a new contest in Alton, VA hosted at the Virginia International Raceway. ?The entire event and area in southern Virginia were greatly affected by the remnants of Hurricane Michael. ?Power issues in surrounding areas, highways that were flooded out, and thousands of down trees blocking many highways made it a challenge just to get to the venue. ?In fact, power was restored to the venue just hours before most teams arrived. ?Parts of the track were flooded so all events including racing and an Oktoberfest beer festival were cancelled. ?The only event that went on as planned the entire weekend was the barbecue contest…we’re a resilient bunch!

    The organizers did a great job for a first year contest and every one of our needs were met the entire weekend. ?Perhaps the other events being cancelled was a blessing in disguise because it gave this first year contest a chance to get a KCBS event under their belt before adding many other events on top of it.

    When the dust settled and the awards were handed out, it was Wolf’s Revenge taking grand champion. ?Congratulations to 3n1 Q on reserve!

    See full KCBS results here.

  5. Polar Pig BBQ Cook-Off Duel Concord, NC

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    The BBQ universe focused itself onto Concord, NC on Veteran’s Day for the first ever duel turn in contest in MABA-land. Teams from all over the country came to town to try and chase points in this one-of-a-kind format, including Boomerang BBQ from Texas and the Smoking Hills from Kansas.

    It was raining (of course it was) for much of Friday, but that didn’t stop teams from enjoying a pizza party on Friday night hosted by Luke Darnell and the Food Network’s Jerry Stephenson. No trout were harmed during the cooking of the pizza.
    On Saturday, the clouds broke and it was go time for the teams.
    Congrats to the winners!
    Duel A – Rooters n Tooters TN GC, Old Colony Smokehouse RGC
    Duel B – The Algood Bar-B-Q Pit Crew GC, Contagious Q RGC
    Word is this might be a traditional double next year…so stay tuned!
    Full KCBS results, Duel Ahere.
    Full KCBS results, Duel B here.
  6. Boo-B-Que Rehoboth Beach, DE

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    Another great event in Delaware on the coast! This year, Sandy Fulton’s Boo B Que brought over 70 teams to the Delaware shore for Boo B Que!

    The weather was decent this year, and a lot of fun was had by all with the annual Friday night Halloween celebration. A lot of the teams decorated which made for a fantasticly festive atmosphere.
    The winds blew in on Saturday morning making for a challenging cooking environment. But that sure didn’t slow down 3Eyz BBQ who won Grand Champion honors, with Aporkalypse now taking RGC.
    Also, a huge congratulations to the Gunter Wilhelm DE MABA Cup Champion Hog Street Bullies. Great job Brian Reamer! We look forward to seeing you at BBQ Gives Back in March!
    Full KCBS results here.
  7. Thanksgiving Giveaway From Gunter Wilhelm

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    Thanksgiving time! Turkey day is almost here and Gunter Wilhelm and MABA wanna make sure youre ready! Enter to win a beautiful 8 carving set AND a 12 slicer set from Gunter Wilhelm!

    Rules for Entry:

    1) FOLLOW @Gunter Wilhelm and @Mid Atlantic BBQ Association on Facebook.

    2) Share your favorite way to prep a turkey! Tag it with #MABA #GunterWilhelm.

    The winners will be selected and contacted on Thursday night, November 22 at 8 p.m.

  8. Que & Cruz Louisa, VA

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    This year’s annual Que N Cruz did not fail to impress. We need to get more teams to this fantastic contest in 2019.

    Held at Small Country Campground, Bill Small and his family annually put on a great contest. Almost all of the sites are in a wooded area and close to turn ins, creating a great atmosphere for the cooks to get together and celebrate barbecue.
    Although there were only 25 teams, the competition was fierce, with some of the top cooks on the East Coast squaring off for honors.
    Congrats to Old Colony Smokehouse for Grand Champion, and Grate Smoke for Reserve Grand.
    This year’s Que n Cruz also marked the end of an era in MABA-land, with it being the final contest for KCBS representative John Bush. Good luck with retirement John! Enjoy the travel!
    Full KCBS results here.