King of the Grill

The heart and soul of the festival is ‘King of the Grill’, a huge two-day US style low ‘n’ slow BBQ competition with 22 teams battling it out over the smoky coals to be crowned ‘Grand Champion’.

Dozens of competition BBQ teams from across the world will light their coals and compete to become King of the Grill in a smouldering US style low 'n' slow BBQ competition. There are seven rounds in total, with the best of the best showcasing their skills, hoping to tickle the tastebuds of the judges with their chicken, ribs, brisket and pulled pork.  Be in the right place at the right time to sample a taste of smoky heaven.

2015 Judges:

Adam Johnson (@Adaam_Johnson) - Development chef at Le Manoir, Raymond Blanc's right hand man

Andy Williams (@TheBBQBedouin) - One of the original Grillstock Judges, BBQ veteran & KCBS judge

Ben Merrington (@benmerrington) - Grillstock founder, meat extraordinaire

Chris Pople (@chrispople) - Food Blogger and journalist behind cheesenbiscuits

Colleen Martin - (@meatmefordinner) KCBS Master judge

Dan Mayo Evans (@thebeefyboys) - One of the Beefy Boys, creator of Grillstock best burger 2014

Dan Vaux Nobes (@EssexEating) - Food blogger behind Essex Eating, Pitmaster & Grillstock St. Nicks

Emily Knight (@BristolBites) - Blogger behind Bristol Bites

Gizzi Erskine (@GizziErskine) - TV chef & food journalist

Helen Graves (@FoodStories) - Cookbook author, food writer behind

Henry Herbert (@henry_herbert) - Butcher - 1/2 of the baker brothers

Ian McKend (@MacsBBQ)  Founder of Pro Q smokers and Macs BBQ

Jackie Weight (@MadCowsBBQ) Only Brit to have won the 'Jack' Daniel's BBQ competition

Jon Finch (@Grillstock_Jon) - Grillstock founder, the smoking god

Josh Eggleton (@josh_eggleton) -  Chef/ Co Owner @ThePonyandTrap Chew Magna & Co-founder of @eatdrinkbristol

Kirsty Grieve - 3 Star (Supreme Champion) Judge at Great Taste awards

Laura Rowe (@lauraroweeats) - Food writer & Editor of Crumbs magazine

Marcus Bawdon (@devonwoodsmoke) -  King of Meatopia and the man behind CountryWoodsmoke

Mike Phillips (@GrillstockMike) - Manager & Pitmaster at Grillstock Bath, Meat lover

Pete Griffiths (@GrillstockPete) - Integral part of the Grillstock gang, Whisky Pete

Rufus Carter (@RufusCarter) - Mad man behind Bacon Jam. Pâté punk.

Samantha Evans (@hangfirebbq) - 1/2 Hangfire Smokehouse with Shauna Guinn

Scott Collins (@thepubgeek)  MEATLiquor founder

Shauna Guinn (@hangfirebbq) - The other half of Hangfire Smokehouse with Samantha Evans

Texas Joe (@TexasJoes) - Founder of Texas Joe's beef jerky, a real country boy & BBQ cook from Texas

Tom Herbert (@Tom_Herbert_ Baker) - The second 1/2 of the baker brothers

Yianni Papoutsis (@themeatdaddy) - MEATLiquor founder

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