Plant City Pig Jam

The results, are in – well  – have been in now for a week or more  – for the 2009 Plant City Pig Jam, a KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Competition that took place back on November 21st.

2009 Pig Jam

Some of the local favorite BBQ cook teams were there, including Swamp Boys BBQ, Poppell Insurance BBQ Team, Team Unknown, Whiskey Bent BBQ, and the BGE Pit Crew – some new friends I made at the event.  Pellet Envy, Smokin’ Triggers, and Jack’s Old South made the trip as well, the latter two will of course be featured on the upcoming TLC BBQ Pitmasters series starting tomorrow – December 3rd.

As usual, the final results and awards ceremony for the Backyard and Pro divisions proved exciting and surprising. Here are the top 10 finishers for Backyard and Pro.

The full results can be found via these links:

2009 Plant City Pig Jam – Backyard Division Results

2009 Plant City Pig Jam  – Pro Division Results

Top 10 Backyard Finishers – 2009 Plant City Pig Jam

  1. Porkin Ain’t Easy
  2. BGE Pit Crew
  3. Big Pig Brood
  4. Whiskey Bent BBQ
  5. UQ BBQ Specialties
  6. Pigsilly
  7. Heavenly Hog BBQ
  8. New School BBQ
  9. Buttweiser
  10. Boca BBQ

Top 10 Pro Finishers – 2009 Plant City Pig Jam

  1. Pellet Envy
  2. Rock River BBQ
  3. Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ
  4. Learn2Q.com
  5. Firehouse BBQ
  6. Naked Bones Smokin Butts
  7. Mount Dora Bar-B-Que Co.
  8. I Smell Smoke
  9. Hot Wachulas
  10. Florida Skin and Bones

I’m so stoked!   I just received confirmation from the 2009 Plant City Pig Jam judges coordinator that I made the cut to be part of this year’s judging crew.  Man, I can’t wait!

If you’re planning on being anywhere within driving distance on  November 21, 2009 – then you need to get over to this event, which is a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) Sanctioned Championship State Barbecue Competition!

From the Plant City Pig Jam Facebook Page

Do you make the best BBQ? If you think you do, or if you just like to eat great BBQ, come to the 6th Annual Plant City Pig Jam State BBQ Championship, brought to you by the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce.

Individuals will compete in the professional, amateurs and kids’ barbecue competition Saturday, November 21st at the Randy Larson Softball Four-Plex, 1900 South Park Rd/1401 Albertsons Drive. The general public has the opportunity to sample some of the best BBQ in the country!

The Pig Jam has been sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS).

Prizes will be awarded in each category with professionals vying for the $3,000 Grand Champion Award, $2,000 for Reserve and cash prizes through 10th place in each of the four food categories (BBQ Ribs, BBQ Port, Beef Brisket and Chicken). Prizes will also be awarded in the amateur and kids’ competitions.

Proceeds of the Pig Jam will benefit Plant City, Florida chamber programs.

Swamp Boys BBQ - Plant City Pig Jam 2008


The photo above was taken at the 2008 Plant City Pig Jam and shows the Winter Haven, Florida-based “Swamp Boys BBQ” Competitive Team Station.  These guys are local heroes here in Central Florida, as they were ranked 1st Overall in the National BBQ Rankings ending 2008!

For more information, to become a vendor at Plant City Pig Jam, or to find out about entering the competition or becoming a judge, log on to the Plant City Chamber web site.