Tag Archive: Uncle Pig’s Barbecue Pit

  1. Interstate BBQ Festival – Hagerstown, MD

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    By Howard Poole, MABA Board member and pitmaster of Plum Crazy BBQ.

    Becoming one of the Premiere Events in the Mid-Atlantic Region, The Interstate BBQ Festival, hosted by Rob Immer, draws teams from up and down the coast to compete not only for the Grand Championship, but for the Maryland teams to compete for the MABA Maryland State Championship. The Interstate Festival typically draws 60 or more Professional teams, as well as one of the largest backyard competitions in the area. Along with the KCBS Main event, competitors also have the option of competing in ancillary categories on Friday evening. These categories include: Steak, Burgers, Dessert, Wings, and a Kids Que.

    Friday night was definitely a “high-flying” time for teams. During turn-ins, and Steak result announcements, teams dealt with wind, rain, and even tornadoes (Seriously! You can find the videos on the weather channel). Even with all of this rough weather, teams still turned in some great entries, and some fantastic steaks!! Congratulations to Piggin Whiskey on their Steak Championship!

    The Friday night weather led to some fantastic weather on Saturday. With the sun shining, and a slight breeze in the air, teams finally had a chance to dry off, safely visit with others, and focus on the big meats!! Teams turned in some great boxes, and the results showed.

    Congratulation to Uncle Pigs Barbeque Pit for winning Grand Championship, to Drilling and Grilling for Reserve Grand Championship, and to 3 Eyz BBQ for winning The Maryland State MABA Championship.

    For Full KCBS Results, Click Here.

  2. Maryland State BBQ Bash Bel Air, MD

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    Submitted by “The Nutty BBQ Professor”

    The Maryland State BBQ Bash once again proved to be a great contest.  Organizers were not sure what year we were in.  Guesses varied from 11th year to 14th year, so we will just say that the annual event lived up to its expectations with big crowds, great BBQ and 47 teams vying for the Grand Championship and one Maryland team looking to grab the MABA Maryland State Cup title.

    The Grand Champion was New Jersey’s own Ercole Chila of Uncle Pig’s BBQ Pit.  El Presidente’ and The Lil’ General (Luke and Kim Darnell) from Old Virginia Smoke brought home RGC honors.  Pavone Brothers, Aporkalypse Now and Drilling and Grilling rounded out the top 5 Overall.  Great job teams!

    3N1Q and Que Talkin’ to Me swapped top spot and second place in both the Chicken and Rib categories.  Pavone Brothers continued their hot streak with a win in the Pork category while Quegasm took home the barrel for 1st Place Brisket.

    The win in the Pork category helped garner Dave Pavone and Pavone Brothers the MABA Maryland State Cup.  I heard that Dave will be attending the BBQ Gives Back contest in Urbanna, VA in 2018 to go up against the other state cup winners to see who is named the king of the mountain in for MABA.

    Congrats to everyone that was called and thanks to Craig Ward and his staff that keep bringing this quality contest back each year.

    Chicken – 3N1 Que
    Ribs – Que Talkin’ To Me
    Pork – Pavone Brothers BBQ
    Brisket – Quegasm

    RGC – Old Virginia Smoke
    GC – Uncle Pig’s Barbecue Pit

    Full KCBS results here.