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In this monthís edition of PITS, Amy Overbey and the Team Meat Coma crew feature Rockin’ Robyn’s BBQ Team! †Not only is this a great episode with perhaps the hottest team so far in 2018, but there’s some great bonus footage and interview with a master judge cooking with Rolfe, Robyn, and Rodney on this weekend! †And watch the entire video for a funny outtake at the end…you won’t want to miss it!
By Luke Darnell, MABA President and Pitmaster of Old Virginia Smoke
The Ironman…where you get to get down and dirty with limited amounts of meat and no electronics. The Ironman…where you can get sun and warmth the first day…but get froze out the second day. The Ironman…where steak contests were born in the Mid-Atlantic.
Traditionally on of the more fun events in the MABA calendar, this year’s Ironman didn’t disappoint. Eric Forrester and his team at Mason Dixon BBQ Supply as per usual did a great job in preparation for the event. On Friday, there was the first ever SCA Steak Cookoff at the Ironman, one of the first steak cookoffs in the Mid-Atlantic. This was great fun for all that participated. Brett from SCA was a joy to be around, and the awards were fun. Congrats to late entrant Mitch on his fantastic steak victory.
The weather was great for steak, but plummeted over night for BBQ. The competition was hotly contested. The Ironman, for those of you that don’t know, is a contest that features teams only cooking 7 pieces of chicken, 1 rack of ribs, 1 pork butt, and 1 brisket. 59 of the 60 teams cooked this format, and Rockin Robyn’s won the day with a 700+ score and for Grand Champion! Congrats!
Look for more information about next year’s Ironman, and look for more SCA cookoffs in the near future in MABA-land.
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By Mark Gibbs, Pitmaster of Checkered Flag 500 BBQ
Autumnfest is in the books for 2017!† This contest, which is a staple in the MABA schedule kicked it up another notch this year with the addition of harness racing for the weekend.† The team in Woodstock, VA also added in some serious craft beer and craft whiskey tastings to the vending line up this year.† The weather was perfect and it was a great weekend for BBQ!
Thirty teams came together to compete for a nice prize fund and bragging rights.† Past Autumnfest champion Jay Reeder of 4:20Q brought home top honors in Chicken.† 2016 Champion, 3Eyz BBQ with Dan Hixon came across the finish line with a top call in Ribs.† Aporkalypse Now took home top Pork honors and Smack That Butt BBQ won the brisket category.
Rockiní Robynís BBQ took home the GC this year with 3Eyz BBQ doing a great job defending their title from last year with the RGC.† Pig Pen BBQ earned top honors in the Peopleís Choice competition for the millionth time at Autumnfest!† Once again they showed some great sportsmanship by donating the proceeds from their win back to the community to feed folks on Thanksgiving!† These guys help make BBQ great for sure.
We are all looking forward to the 2018 installment of this great competition!
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In only its second year, the Interstate Barbecue Festival in Hagerstown, Maryland hosted 41 strong Mid-Atlantic teams, many of which were starting the year and chomping at the bit for a good showing. Rockin’ Robyn’s BBQ from Forrest Hill, Maryland has been on the cusp of hitting the big one with a strong year in 2015. Well, this was the weekend they put it all together and hit the big one…Grand Champions! Hear all about that great day and more…including their plans for the rest of the year, what makes them such a great team, and their advice to other teams on attaining their first GC and how to get over the hump. Just click the video below!