Axe-Men BBQ has successful debut!

Posted: October 20, 2014 in Uncategorized
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My team, Axe-Men BBQ, just competed in our first KCBS BBQ competition at the Lamb’s Farm Barn Burner event this past weekend. At first we were a little skeptical about how well we would do, since we were competing against former champions and were one of three first-time groups. There was 44 teams competing in this event, and many were doing full BBQ competition tours. All the other teams had huge trailers, larger smokers, and banners with multiple sponsors.  We didn’t have any of that…

It was chilly, windy, and rainy.  We didn’t have walls on our pop-up tent, we didn’t have a fire pit, and we didn’t know you could trim and prep the meats ahead of time (which would have saved us a lot of work during the event). Most of our competitors who would walk by knew we were first-timers just by looking at us, however, I would bet we were having the most fun out of any team. Everyone was nice, but a lot of friendly poking at the noobs was had.

Unlike some of the competitors, we made all of our injections, rubs, and sauces from scratch. We did not have very much area to cook numerous portions of meat, so we had to make sure the limited amount of product we were preparing turned out the way we wanted it to.  We only used a smaller Pit Boss pellet smoker and a 22-1/2 inch Weber grill. This also meant it needed to be constantly monitored, so there was a definite lack of sleep.

We are proud to have received a 9th place call on our ribs and 10th place call on our chicken, along with being 26th place overall. We could not be happier and are looking forward to doing 6 to 10 competitions next season.  We will also being upping our game as far as equipment, sources for meats, and getting a sweet banner with sponsors (if we can!)



  1. Congratulations! I am sure your team will only get better with each competition.

  2. bbqman001 says:

    Smoking in itself is a challenge, I know I have a Chargriller Smoker in my backyard.
    Good luck in the future.
    Oh and the chicken and ribs look awesome.

  3. Damn good effort my friend. Your food looks effing nice.
    I hope you celebrated with some of those ribs and a pile of beer! 🙂

  4. Congratulations, guys! The BBQ looks delicious! Making the Hubster’s and my mouth water. MmmmmBBQ!

  5. Steve says:

    Well, after doin a quick search on Axe-Men BBQ I came across this. Nice write up, Brought back all the recent memories. Looking forward to the next one.

  6. omg those look so tasty!!! Good job!!!

  7. sweetpea2love says:

    Congrats, and I adore the Weber grill too… Your BBQ looks amazingly tasty, wish I could have been there to taste it all.. Take care and happy blogging to ya…

  8. thatbigscreenguy says:

    This is making my saliva lose its control…

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