King of the 'Q'
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.
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.
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