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2012 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

2012 Awards of Excellence Winners

The following results were announced on February 23, 2012 during the Awards of Excellence ceremony at the NBBQA National Conference in San Diego, California.

Barbecue Sauce – Tomato Mild
1st place: Porky’s Place BBQ – Mild Smokey Sauce
2nd place: Rufus Teague – Honey Sweet Sauce
3rd place: Company 7 BBQ – Firefighter Sweet

Barbecue Sauce – Tomato Spicy
1st place: 3 Taxi Guys – Sweet and Sassy Sauce
2nd place: Famous Dave’s – Wilbur’s Revenge
3rd place: Slick’s Que Co. – Slick’s Original BBQ Sauce

Barbecue Sauce – Mustard Mild
1st place: Company 7 BBQ – Captain Carolina
2nd place: Uncle Joe’s Sauces – Sweet Mustard
3rd place: The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Mississippi Mild Mustard

Barbecue Sauce – Mustard Spicy
1st place: The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Spice It Up Mustard Sauce
2nd place: Smoky John’s #1 BBQ – Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce
3rd place: Ole Ray’s Sauces – Kentucky Gold Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue Sauce – Fruit Mild
1st place: 3 Guys Smokin’ LLC – Smokin’ Razz
2nd place: Ole Ray’s Sauces – Blackberry Wine Barbecue & Cooking Sauce
3rd place: Smackers BBQ – Smack Me Mild Smackin’ Sauce 2 

Barbecue Sauce – Fruit Spicy
1st place: Tennessee River Barbeque – Apple Jack Barbecue Sauce
2nd place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Spicy Fruit BBQ Sauce
3rd place: 3 Guys Smokin’ – Smokin’ Razz Bold & Spicy

Barbecue Sauce – Vinegar Mild
1st place: Uncle Joe’s – Tangy BBQ Sauce
2nd place: 3 Guys Smokin’– Smokin’ Blue
3rd place: The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Mississippi Mild Vinegar Sauce

Barbecue Sauce – Vinegar Spicy
1st place: Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce Co. – Hickory Hot Bar-B-Q Sauce
2nd place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce
3rd place: 3 Taxi Guys – Tijuana Taxi Sauce 

Barbecue Sauce – White Sauce
1st place: The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Rene’s White Mediterranean Sauce
2nd place: MoMo’s BBQ & Grill – Alabama White Sauce
3rd place: Jack’s Bar-B-Que – Jack’s Music City White Sauce

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – All Purpose
1st place: Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce Co. – Woody’s Dry Rub
2nd place: Sweet Swine O’ Mine – Sweet Rub O’ Mine
3rd place: Tabby’s – Trim Tabb’s Pig Powder

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Southwest
1st place: Scott’s Pig Roast – Blackened Magic Dry Rub 3
2nd place: DennyMike’s Sauces & Rubs – Pixie Dust
3rd place: Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce Co. – Woody’s Dry Rub & Seasoning

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Cajun
1st place: Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ – Cajun Seasoning
2nd place: DennyMike’s Sauces & Rubs – Cow Bell Hell
3rd place: The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Rene’s Season All

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Caribbean/Jerk & Mediterranean/Herb
1st place: Pirate Jonny’s LLC – Pirate Jonny’s Jamaican Jerk
2nd place: Lynch BBQ Company – Lynch’s Butter and Garlic
3rd place: Top Secret Gourmet – Xhot Jamaican Habanero & Lime

Hot Sauce
1st place: Smackers BBQ LLC – Smack Me Hard Hot Sauce
2nd place: Captain Mowatt’s Fiery Foods – Canceaux Sauce
3rd place: SuckleBusters, Inc. – Texas Heat Chipotle Pepper Sauce

Barbecue Marinade – Citrus/Fruit

1st place – Lynch BBQ Company – Boar’s Berry Blaster
2nd place – The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Zest of Freshness 


Barbecue Marinade – Oil & Vinegar
1st place: 3 Taxi Guys – Tijuana Taxi Sauce
2nd place: Stubbs Legendary Kitchen – Chipotle Butter Injectable Marinade
3rd place: Famous Dave’s of America – Chicken Marinade

Barbecue Marinade – Caribbean
1st place: Scott’s Pig Roast – Scott’s Famous BBQ (Original)
2nd place: The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Caribbean Mojo
3rd place: Scott’s Pig Roast – Scott’s Famous BBQ (Mild)

Barbecue Marinade – Asian
1st place: Famous Dave’s of America – Teriyaki Marinade
2nd place: The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Kinky Asian Marinade
3rd place: Rocky Mountain Products – Rocky Mountain Chinese BBQ

Barbecue Marinade – Mustard
1st place: Rocky Mountain Products – Carolina Mustard
2nd place: The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint – Mighty Mustard Marinade
3rd place: Scott’s Pig Roast – Scott’s Famous BBQ (Honey Mustard)

Best BBQ Tool or Accessory
1st place: GrillGrate – AmazingRibs.com Temperature Chart
2nd place: Chef Locke – Larry the Cable Guy Pullin’ Pork Forks
3rd place: Chef Locke – Larry the Cable Guy Beer Can Chicken Plank

Best BBQ Gift Pack
1st place: DennyMike’s Sauces & Rubs – Cue Lover’s Branded Shipper Nine Pack
2nd place: Rufus Teague – Gift Crate
3rd place: Stubb’s Legendary Kitchen – Stubb’s Legendary Texas BBQ Kit

Best BBQ Apparel
1st place: Twyford BBQ T-Shirt
2nd place: Scott’s Pig Roast T-Shirt

Best BBQ Label
1st place: Pirate Jonny’s – Scorched Pirate Chef Flask
2nd place: Rufus Teague – Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce
3rd place: Hill Country BBQ – Peach Habanera BBQ Sauce

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