King of the 'Q'
Grillstock ‘King of the Q’ is an authentic two-day, US-style, low ‘n’ slow barbecue cooking competition sponsored in 2013 by Macs BBQ Ltd.
Seven rounds are formally judged throughout the weekend and with 27 teams competing in Bristol and 12 in Manchester, claiming the title of Grand Champion is no easy task.
Of those seven rounds, only four count towards the Grand Champion title with the team accumulating the most points over these four being crowned the winner.
Teams from across the world will light the coals at Grillstock festival smoking huge joints of pork, lamb, beef and chicken. The Grand Champion from each festival will win £1,000 in cash and qualify to compete against the best of the best at the prestigious American Royal World Series of BBQ 'Invitational' in Kansas City later this year. Only Grand Champions from other BBQ Competitions are invited to take part.
The competition is tough, with entries having to win over the taste buds of influential faces and experienced international BBQ judges scoring to strict criteria. There are four key rounds of chicken, ribs, brisket and pulled pork that all teams must cook. The team with the most points across these four rounds will be crowned Grand Champion. Further rounds of dessert, lamb and our most popular round of chef’s choice are optional and carry individual awards.
Find yourself in the right place at the right time, smile sweetly, and you may get to sample the the wonderful smoky flavours of the competition entries, talk to the teams and pick up great pit BBQ tips and tricks.
A strictly amateur BBQ team from Birmingham, UK featuring three keen pitmasters, only one of which is actually a Brummy. Our first ever competition appearance was at Grillstock 2012 where we took 1st place for Chef’s Special of grilled lobster with alphonso mango salsa, and 2nd place for Brisket,...
Foodies from the far-flung fields of the West Country forged a firm friendship over the flames and have been grilling heaven since 2011.
An amateur London based BBQ Competition team that has competed in the UK and USA for the last 3 years. Inventors of the “Blood Clot” and advocates of classic BBQing techniques in the competition arena. A not so serious team that loves BBQ, Beer, Sweet Smoke and Whisky.
We are an American BBQ Company who make unique BBQ temperature controls and we love to compete. We love to make friends and teach people about real BBQ! We're loving the opportunity to come to Grillstock and enjoy great music and food with you!
Becky's BBQ Shack
Becky and Jody are dreaming of opening a BBQ restaurant one day. For now they have decided to focus on winning the King of the Grill competition. Our specialities are ass kicking ribs and super hot wings.
Having entered Grillstock as absolute beginners in 2012 and claimed a respectable 9th place overall (with 3rd in Beans and 4th in Pork Butt), we’re giving it another go. We’re still learning, but have well and truly caught the BBQ competition bug. We are also spending the winter dreaming up new...
Bunch of Swines
UK Based BBQ Team & Grillstock 2012 King of the Grill Champions. Returning to Grillstock for our 2nd year to defend our title.
Crackerjack BBQ is an alfresco event cooking team lead by Andy Annat. Over the past 15 years Andy and his team have travelled the globe with BBQ winning over 130 industry awards, including British BBQ championships, Britain's best BBQ'er, Memphis in May World Championships & The Jack Daniels Worl...
Head organizer of Estonian Grilling & BBQ Championship "Grillfest", founder & head judge of the board of Estonian Grilling Union, International BBQ trainer & consultant & exclusive caterer, distributor of Ole Hickory Wood Burning BBQ Smoke Pits in UK.
We’ve been barbequing together for years, after going to the first grillstock we started cooking bigger and bigger pieces of meat. Then since talking to the competitors last year we decided to enter this year’s competition.
Hammer & Tongs
Hammer & Tongs is a new team formed to compete after attending many BBQ competitions over the last few years.
Invicta BBQ is a new team and have only been Competing for only two years. Last year we were placed 1st in the brisket twice on the IBQN circuit.
Last Of The Summer Swine
Last Of The Summer Swine
One of our first competitions, started smoking about a year ago and after some encouragement decided to start competing. Based just north of Bristol, so Grillstock is a perfect place for us to start. Jay deals with the fire and the meat, and Rachel preps and passes things, Bragg stands around loo...
We are a group of friends who all share a love of good food, and have a passion for good old BBQ. This is our first foray into competition cooking, and hopefully our food will match up to our passion and enthusiasm.
Nom Nom BBQ
They're certainly low. They're most definitely slow. Now Team Nom Nom BBQ – formed in 2012 when eight friends finally got bored of scratching their butts and began smoking pork butts instead – are bringing their low & slow style west for their Grillstock debut. It’s going to be carnage… but relax...
Notts o' Casual Smokers
We are Nottingham Casuals Rugby Club; an amateur side with an enthusiastic, competitive, fun BBQ team. Our strengths lie in drinking and partying, however, as we found out last year this will only get us in to the top 20 BBQ teams in the UK (out of 21). This year we've been practicing and we're o...
Racks Of Ruin
Racks Of Ruin have been competing in BBQ competitions in the UK since 2011, and Philip has also cooked as part of team “Butt Rub” alongside American BBQ chef, Byron Chism at Grillstock 2012. This year, Racks Of Ruin are being joined by Glenn and Sarah from Riviera BBQ. In 2012 Racks Of Ru...
Storming onto the BBQ scene in 2012, Team Smokin' Penguin quickly gained fans with their "can do attitude" and suitable antarctic atire. In their first year of competing, they got walks in ribs, sauce and a couple of 1sts in desert. This year, they're back with new tricks and toys but the same ol...
Last year three friends, Joe, Matt and Jon decided to take their love of BBQing a bit more seriously and form a team, The Social Smokers. This year the team size has been beefed up a bit with two new members Kevin and Graham. All team members are BBQ fanatics and accomplished chefs, especially...
The beefy boys
The Beefy Boys are a pop up street food team from Hereford, serving up some of the best 21 day aged steak burgers, chilli dogs, pulled pork and brisket. They regularly do pop-up events at pubs and clubs around town, whilst also being sponsored by bbq giant Broil King, which they do shows and food...
The Wild Garlic
After winning MasterChef in 2009 Mat made the huge decision to leave a corporate job and final follow his dream and open his own restaurant in West Dorset, The Wild Garlic. It has now been 2 1/2 years and I’m, so proud of what we have achieved. Some of the best reviews ever in the Telegraph, T...
Ugly Dumb Smokers
We are all about slow food, from raising to cooking to eating and enjoying. Our team will be smoking on site in Red Neck ugly drum smokers UDS! They may sound ugly but the food they produce is sublime. We will take the American philosophy and apply it to British food
Dr. BBQ has been cooking in American BBQ cook-offs since 1982. In those 30 years Ray has cooked in hundreds of contests including fifteen American Royals, Five Jack Daniel’s, Memphis in May, and dozens of other major championships winning awards at all of them. In 2011 alone Ray won two ...more
Well done to all the teams. Your hard work, creativity and contribution to the festival as whole was hugely appreciated by all! Thanks also to Ian at Mac's BBQ for sponsoring this years competition and providing such great custom prizes for the hard-working winners! The results are...more
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|3||Mob Handed||482||3||Bunch of Swines||443||3||BBQ Fanatics||431||3||BBQ Guru||434|
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|5||The Beefy Boys||449||5||Dr Sweetsmoke||427||5||Last of the Summer Swine||418||4||Team Cafe Ode||424|
|6||Backyard Brummies||448||6||Backyard Brummies||425||6||Invicta BBQ||415||6||Invicta BBQ||423|
|7||Flamin' Amateurs||443||7||Nom Nom BBQ||424||7||Becky's BBQ Shack||412||7||Backyard Brummies||410|
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|10||Team Cafe Ode||419||10||Enn Tobreluts||409||10||Ugly Dumb Smokers||399||10||Last of the Summer Swine||398|
|11||Social Smokers||385||11||Racks of Ruin||402||10||Racks of Ruin||399||11||Crackerjack BBQ||393|
|11||Crackerjack BBQ||385||12||Crackerjack BBQ||401||12||Dr Sweetsmoke||396||12||The Wild Garlic||381|
|13||Bare Grillers||382||13||Hammer & Tongs||385||13||Hammer & Tongs||389||13||Enn Tobreluts||376|
|14||Nott's O' Casual Smokers||377||14||Ugly Dumb Smokers||373||14||Social Smokers||387||14||The Beefy Boys||371|
|15||BBQ Fanatics||360||15||Flamin' Amateurs||366||15||Bare Grillers||375||15||Meatpocalypse||369|
|16||Dr Sweetsmoke||358||15||The Wild Garlic||366||16||Meatpocalypse||373||16||Hammer & Tongs||359|
|17||Becky's BBQ Shack||357||17||Invicta BBQ||362||17||Backyard Brummies||371||17||Nott's O' Casual Smokers||353|
|18||Smoking Penguin||352||18||Becky's BBQ Shack||361||18||Enn Tobreluts||370||18||Becky's BBQ Shack||347|
|19||Ugly Dumb Smokers||320||19||Social Smokers||357||19||The Beefy Boys||365||19||Nom Nom BBQ||346|
|20||Meatpocalypse||305||20||Team Cafe Ode||350||20||The Wild Garlic||351||19||Flamin' Amateurs||346|
|21||Hammer & Tongs||289||21||Bare Grillers||341||21||Team Cafe Ode||348||21||Ugly Dumb Smokers||345|
|22||The Wild Garlic||209||22||Meatpocalypse||334||22||Nott's O' Casual Smokers||339||22||Bare Grillers||330|
|23||BBQ Guru||0||23||Nott's O' Casual Smokers||332||23||Mob Handed||334||23||Social Smokers||329|
|23||Invicta BBQ||0||24||Mob Handed||306||24||Flamin' Amateurs||333||24||Mob Handed||328|
|1||Bare Grillers||397||1||Backyard Brummies||476||1||Social Smokers||544||1||Bunch of Swines||1786|
|2||Backyard Brummies||387||2||Bunch of Swines||452||2||Crackerjack BBQ||528||2||BBQ Fanatics||1733|
|3||Social Smokers||383||3||BBQ Fanatics||427||3||Team Cafe Ode||507||3||BBQ Guru||1732|
|4||Crackerjack BBQ||378||4||BBQ Guru||424||4||Bare Grillers||502||4||Smoking Penguin||1683|
|5||BBQ Fanatics||363||5||Nom Nom BBQ||423||5||Flamin' Amateurs||496||5||Backyard Brummies||1682|
|6||Team Cafe Ode||362||6||Racks of Ruin||412||6||Becky's BBQ Shack||495||6||Nom Nom BBQ||1625|
|7||Smoking Penguin||361||7||Smoking Penguin||410||7||Nom Nom BBQ||492||7||Racks of Ruin||1616|
|8||Dr Sweetsmoke||352||8||Team Cafe Ode||405||8||Backyard Brummies||469||8||Last of the Summer Swine||1596|
|9||Nom Nom BBQ||350||9||Invicta BBQ||395||9||Smoking Penguin||458||9||Invicta BBQ||1595|
|10||Mob Handed||347||10||Hammer & Tongs||389||10||Mob Handed||455||10||Dr Sweetsmoke||1573|
|11||Nott's O' Casual Smokers||346||11||Enn Tobreluts||383||11||Nott's O' Casual Smokers||443||11||Enn Tobreluts||1538|
|12||Enn Tobreluts||343||12||Social Smokers||359||12||Dr Sweetsmoke||436||12||Team Cafe Ode||1527|
|13||Flamin' Amateurs||338||13||The Wild Garlic||352||13||The Wild Garlic||433||13||Hammer & Tongs||1522|
|13||Bunch of Swines||338||14||The Beefy Boys||350||14||Meatpocalypse||427||14||Crackerjack BBQ||1521|
|15||Becky's BBQ Shack||337||15||Last of the Summer Swine||349||15||Bunch of Swines||405||15||The Beefy Boys||1507|
|16||Racks of Ruin||335||16||Flamin' Amateurs||348||16||Last of the Summer Swine||393||16||The Wild Garlic||1450|
|17||Meatpocalypse||333||16||Dr Sweetsmoke||348||17||Ugly Dumb Smokers||384||17||Social Smokers||1432|
|17||The Beefy Boys||333||18||Meatpocalypse||346||18||BBQ Fanatics||372||18||Meatpocalypse||1422|
|19||The Wild Garlic||332||19||Bare Grillers||340||19||Racks of Ruin||348||19||Flamin' Amateurs||1393|
|20||Ugly Dumb Smokers||316||20||Nott's O' Casual Smokers||323||20||Invicta BBQ||333||20||Bare Grillers||1386|
|21||Last of the Summer Swine||313||21||Crackerjack BBQ||316||21||The Beefy Boys||287||20||Ugly Dumb Smokers||1386|
|22||Invicta BBQ||286||22||Mob Handed||306||22||Hammer & Tongs||139||22||Becky's BBQ Shack||1383|
|23||Hammer & Tongs||280||23||Ugly Dumb Smokers||269||23||BBQ Guru||0||23||Nott's O' Casual Smokers||1347|
|24||BBQ Guru||0||24||Becky's BBQ Shack||263||23||Enn Tobreluts||0||24||Mob Handed||1274|