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04/06

Houston HLSR Invitational Cook Off 2019 – annoucement

It is with great pleasure that we announce two major pieces of information regarding the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo BBQ Cookoff for 2019: The Australasian Barbecue Alliance is once again proud to be the ONLY sanctioning body within Australia who holds two permanent invitations to send teams to this exclusive invitation only competition in

27/05

Just Smokin @ Roundabout Inn – Results

The results from Just Smokin @ Roundabout Inn are in, and they are smokin’… of the Rollin kind

19/05
16/05

2018 Barbeques Galore Championship Schedule

Updated 2018 Championship Series Schedule

06/05

Meatstock Sydney – Results

Smoking Hot. And also Saucy.

05/05

BBQ & Beer Roadshow – Results

A real Sticky one up in Brissy!

28/04

Bundaberg BBQ Battle

Hit them with both Barrels.

15/04

Meat Meet, Horsham RESULTS

Meatstock: “How bad is this wind?”

Horsham: “Hold my beer.”

With the elements against them, 26 teams battled it out this weekend at Meat Meet in Horsham Victoria.

25/03

Hobart Blues, Brews and Barbecues RESULTS

Tasmania take a bow – For a small state, you punch well and truly above your weight!

20/03

Product Review – Kamado Joe Series II

New features on the Kamado Joe Series II

18/03

Meatstock Melbourne – Results

There was beards and there was also BBQ’s. And then there was – The Beard and the BBQ!

08/03

Aussies Triumph in Texas

Out of more than 250 teams, ABA team Manning Valley Natural Smokers wowed the Texans with a stunning beef result. Using a 300 day grain fed Angus beef imported from Australia, the Manning Valley Natural Team achieved a phenomenal feat by placing second in the brisket category. “Texans, what they want is the taste of

04/03
11/02

Smokin in the Port, Fremantle – Results

It was total Warfare out there..

27/01

Mooloolababq BBQ Festival – Results

No one messes with the Mafia!

27/01

Hervey Bay BBQ Festival – Results

Stop Press: Grillas run wild in Hervey Bay.

26/01

Parramatta Big BBQ Battle – Results

They certainly won it in style.. Hoggy Style!

16/01

What’s new in 2018?

No chance of a slow down in barbecue in 2018.

04/01

New Zealand, Alliance

Kia Ora, New Zealand. Looking forward to working with you!

03/01

Updated 2018 ABA Judges Course

Download the Updated ABA Judges Course for 2018

28/11

Final Leaderboard 2017

Final Results for 2017.

26/11

Australian Brewery Kingsford Invitational – Results

Results from the Australian Brewery Kingsford Invitational.

25/11

Brews & Barbie Bash 2017 – Results

Results from the Toowoomba Brews & Barbie Bash 2017

19/11

Kangaroo Valley Craft Beer & BBQ Festival – Results

They Smoked the Joint up in Kangaroo Valley this weekend.

19/11

Leaderboard Update – Kangaroo Valley

A new leader has emerged. Again.

07/11

Supporting Partner Product Review

ABA Product Reviewer, Michael Rose lays down the education on how to get FIT..

06/11

3 years on..

It’s been a crazy three years since barbecue in Australia and New Zealand really started booming.

31/10

Barbeques Galore Leaderboard Update

3 points separate the Top 3 with just 4 events to go.

29/10

BBQ Beef and Beer Festival – Results

Just what the doctor ordered.

22/10

Barbeques Galore Leaderboard Update

Round 30, done dusted but it’s not over yet folks!

22/10

Creekside BBQ Battle – Results

These guys were born to grill.

15/10

Barbeques Galore Leaderboard Update, Round 28

A brand new leader just Rolled into town.

15/10

Smoking the Valley – Brisket Challenge, Results

Rollin through Wingham with the Mistresses on their tale.

08/10
17/09

Jack Daniel’s National BBQ Championship – Results

Round 2 Results hot off the press from Hamilton, New Zealand.

16/09

Kilcoy BBQ and Beer Street Festival Results

Results from the 2nd annual Kilkoy BBQ and Beer Street Festival.

12/09

Barbeques Galore Leaderboard Update

It’s getting hot at the top of the Leaderboard after Round 24.

09/09

Buffalo Trace Australian Barbecue Wars

Results from the Buffalo Trace Australian Barbecue Wars

06/09

World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

Only 2 Australian Team spots available to the Houston Rodeo – World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest.

13/08

Leaderboard Update – Round 22

The pointy end of the season. Round 22 Leaderboard Update.

06/08

Leaderboard Update – Round 21

Tighter than a you-know-what!

06/08

Burleigh BBQ Championships – Results

A whole lot of Texas in Aus!

30/07

Leaderboard Update – Round 20

Round 20 – Some very big Results!

30/07

Up in Smoke, Adelaide – Results

Radelaide sees the championship ladder go up in smoke.

12/07

Product Review – Flaming Coals Electric Starter Wand

Move over Looftlighter – There’s a new Starter in town!

09/07

Leaderboard Update – Round 19

Barbeques Galore Leaderboard Update after Round 19

09/07

Brisbane BBQ Festival – Results

Is this a sign for the State of Origin decider next week? Go the Blues!

24/06

2017 ABA Member Survey

This years’ ABA Member Survey comes with a chance to win a share in approx $5000 in prizes.

11/06

Leaderboard Update – After Rounds 17 & 18

It’s getting tighter than a lean-as-a-mofo briskey.

11/06

Bay of Fires BBQ Festival – Results

These guys Smoked up the Joint!

10/06

Hemingway’s BBQ, Beer & Blues – Results

God’s, Country, Boys n Gals.

03/06

Leaderboard Update – Rounds 14/15/16

16 Rounds done and dusted already. Who is on top now?

03/06

BBQ & Beats Gold Coast – Results

These bro’s are so Hot right now!

28/05

Brahman BBQ Battle, Rockhampton – Results

The winningest Aussie BBQ Team wins an epic Brahman Battle, without breaking a sweat.

28/05

Just Smokin at the Roundabout Inn – Results

Just Smokin’ Hot N Saucy at Gloucester.

25/05

Australian Brewery Kingsford Invitational 2017

First Information Release for the $40,000 Australian Brewery Kingsford Invitational.

10/05

Leaderboard Update

Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championship Rounds 12 & 13 Leaderboard Update

07/05

Meatstock Sydney – Results

You have got to be Joking!

06/05

Bundaberg BBQ Battle – Results

The Technicians make easy work of Bundy.

01/05

Barbecues Galore Leaderboard Update

Leaderboard Update after Round 11, Meatstock Melbourne.

23/04

Melbourne Meatstock was BadAss!

Mitch, Willy & Rosey pull off a stunning victory in the A&E Melbourne Barbecue Wars.

18/04

Leaderboard Update – Round 10

10 Rounds down but plenty more to come in 2017!

16/04

Crafted Live, Wollongong – Results

All Jokes aside, these guys can barbecue.

04/04

The ABA goes the Whole Hog

Introducing the brand new ABA Whole Hog competition barbecue category.

30/03

ABA – Jack Daniel’s NZ Partnership

New Zealand National Barbecue Championship Series is coming soon.

26/03

Leaderboard Update after Round 9 Results

2017 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update

26/03

Hobart Brewing BBQ Battle – Results

Tassie joins the Aussie Barbecue Competition Map. Full Results from Hobart.

22/03

Product Review – Oak Ridge BBQ Rubs

ABA Product Reviewer – Michael Rose – tests out the range of BBQ Rubs from Oakridge.

09/03

Product Review – Pro Smoke Offset Smoker

ABA Co-Founder Adam Roberts road tests the new Pro Smoke offset smoker.

07/03

Leaderboard Update – after Round 8 Results

The Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships 2017 are in full swing.

05/03

WA Cider & Pork Festival – Results

These busy Bees stung the field in Perth! WA Cider & Pork Festival Results.

05/03

Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ – Results

The weather was BAD, but the Result was BAD ASS!

04/03

Crafted LIVE Orange – Results

26 teams contested the 2nd Annual Crafted Live in Orange, NSW.

26/02

Anzac Test – Meatstock Auckland – Results

Aussies Vs Kiwis – Meatstock Auckland, Results.

19/02

Barbeques Galore Leaderboard Update – Round 4

Queenslanders dominate the top spots in the Round 4 Leaderboard update.

18/02

BBQ & Beer Roadshow – Results

The Meat Sweats take hold after the running of the Beer & BBQ Roadshow at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane.

06/02

Massive Prize Announcement!

Aussie Number 1 Team – Suck Knuckle Smokers to take on the world!

28/01

Barbeques Galore Leaderboard Update – Round 3

Queenslanders on top after a big week in Australian Barbecue.

28/01

MooloolaBaBQ – Sunshine Coast Championship – Results

Not even the tropical showers could dampen this red hot field. Full Results, MooloolaBaBQ.

26/01

Parramatta Big BBQ Battle – Results

Scotch & Smoke take out Parramatta Big BBQ Battle for the second year running.

22/01

Victorian Cider & Pork Festival – Results

Street Meat BBQ take out the second annual Victorian Cider & Pork Festival Barbecue Competition.

12/01

2017 is going large!

The 2017 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships ups the ante with $175,000 in Cash & Prizes.

14/12

Product Review – ProQ Excel 20 Elite Smoker

Bullet shaped smokers come in many sizes and variations. Michael Rose takes us through the ProQ Smoker version.

20/11

2016 Championship Series – Final Results

Championship Series 2016 – Final Results

20/11

Kangaroo Valley, Round 18 Results

Scotch & Smoke take out Kangaroo Valley, Round 18.

16/11

Product Review – Fornetto Razzo 18″ Smoker

ABA Co-Founder Adam Roberts Road-tests the new Fornetto Razzo 18″ Smoker

23/10

Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard.

Barbeques Galore Leaderboard Update Round 17. We have a new leader!

23/10

The Creekside BBQ Battle – Results

Creekside BBQ Battle – All the Result from Warracknabeal, Victoria.

21/10

2017 Calendar of Events

The ABA is incredibly proud to present the first-release Calendar of Events for 2017.

16/10

Leaderboard Update Round 15 & 16

Check out the Barbeques Galore Leaderboard after Rounds 15 & 16.

16/10

Smokin the Valley – Brisket Challenge – Results

TexAus BBQ Smoked the Valley to take their maiden Grand Championship.

06/10

Product Review – UFO Cold Smoker

ABA Independent Product Reviewer Michael Rose road-tests the UFO Cold Smoker

25/09

WA Beer & Beef Festival – King of the BBQ – Results

WA Beer & Beef Festival – King of the BBQ – Results

04/09

WA Beer & Beef Festival Qualifier – Results

Perth Represents with Sandgroper BBQ hitting the mark this weekend.

29/08

What’s new in 2017?

The ABA has combined member feedback, real-world experience and foresight into bringing new and innovative initiatives to the 2017 season

20/08

Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival – Results

Round 13 – Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival – Results.

08/08

ABA / Kingsford – Partnership News

Massive news for Australian barbecue with the partnership between Kingsford and the ABA.

07/08

Australian Barbecue Championships – Round 12 Leaderboard Update

Round 12 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Update.

04/08

2016 ABA Survey – Results & Winners

Survey Says – 55 Winners Announced, oh and the ABA Survey Results.

31/07

Burleigh BBQ Festival – Results

Round 12 of the Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Burleigh BBQ Festival – Results

10/07

Adelaide – Up in Smoke – Results.

First ever Adelaide ABA Sanctioned Barbecue Competition goes – Up in Smoke!

04/07

2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update Round 10

2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update Round 10

02/07

Brisbane BBQ Festival – Results

The 2016 Brisbane BBQ Festival – Results

29/06

Product Review – Ministry of Smoke

ABA Independent Reviewer, Michael Rose profiles Ministry of Smoke.

22/05

2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update Round 8 & 9

2106 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update Round 8 & 9.

21/05

Brahman BBQ Battle (Rockhampton) – Results

Flamin’ Heck. These Mongrels just stole the show at the Brahman BBQ Battle.

19/05

Product Review – RCRA Charcoal

ABA’s Independent Review Specialist Michael Rose road tests RCRA Charcoal.

16/05

Just Smokin’ @ the Roundabout Inn, Gloucester – Results

Just Smokin’ @ the Roundabout Inn – Results. Weber Kettle Club – Grand Champions.

09/05

2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update Round 7

Check out the 2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships Leaderboard after Round 7 – the Bundaberg Rum BBQ Battle.

07/05

Bundaberg Rum BBQ Battle – Results

Full Results from the Bundaberg Rum BBQ Battle – Round 7 of the Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships.

06/04

2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update Round 6

Check out which teams are on top after Round 6 of the 2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championship Series.

02/04

Vic’s Meat Market Australian Barbecue Wars – Results

84 teams battled it out for prestige and national honours in the biggest ever Australian Barbecue competition field.

08/03

Barbeques Galore – Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update.

The moment of truth. The first Leaderboard update of the 2016 season is now available to download.

06/03

WA Cider & Pork Festival – Results

All the Results from the first-ever WA ABA Sanctioned barbecue competition – the WA Cider & Pork Festival.

05/03

Brewed & BBQ’d – Results

All the results from the Orange Brewed & BBQ’d Round 5 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships.

24/02

Product Review – DL Jardines

ABA Review Specialist – Michael Rose – taste-tests the DL Jardines Range.

14/02

Meatstock – A&E Sydney Barbecue Wars – Results

Meatstock – Australia’s Biggest Ever Barbecue Competition to date.

26/01

Parramatta Big BBQ Battle Results

Parramatta Big BBQ Battle, 25/26th January 2016 Round 2 – Results

24/01

Victorian Cider & Pork Festival Results

Results from the Cider & Pork Festival – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, Victoria

20/01

Product Review – Saber Gas Grill

OMG. The ABA’s independent Product Review specialist Michael Rose road-tests a ‘gasser’.

15/01

2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships

The ABA and Barbeques Galore announce a National Championship for 2016.

07/01

Product Review – BBQ Spit Rotisseries

ABA Co-Founder Adam Roberts road-tests the Deluxe Foukou Cyprus Grill Spit courtesy of ABA Supporting Partners, BBQ Spit Rotisseries.

23/12

VIP Member Cards for 2016

It is a great pleasure to release the much anticipated ABA Member Rewards Card (VIP Member) promotion.

06/12

The Big Smoque AAA BBQ festival – Results

Results from the The Big Smoque AAA BBQ festival in Canberra.

30/11

Supporting Partner News – Radar Hill Smokers

Radar Hill Smokers all set to send its first smokers across the Pacific to both Vanuatu and New Zealand.

24/11

Product Review – ‘Garden Fires’

ABA head reviewer Michael Rose roadtests Garden Fires, made in Germany.

03/11

Win a trip to the USA!

Would you like to win a trip to the United States valued at up to $13,000?

18/10

Creekside BBQ Battle Results

Offical results from the Creekside BBQ Battle

27/08

Know your pits: a guide to BBQ smokers

A great informational video produced specifically for the Aussie bbq market by the ABA.

27/08

Review: Blend Smoked Honey

Michael Rose has super sweet feelings about this smoked honey.

12/08

How I won the American Royal.

Bill Gillespie of Smokin Hoggz shares his incredible (and relatable!) journey to BBQ championship.

11/08

Burleigh Barbecue Championships – The Photos

Photos from the first Burleigh Barbecue Championships.

08/08

Bangalow Barbecue Cook-off – Results

Results from the 2015 Bangalow Barbecue Cook-off

02/08

Burleigh BBQ Championship Results

Results from the Burleigh BBQ Championship

31/07

Brisbane BBQ Festival – The Photos

Check out the photos from the first Brisbane BBQ Festival.

31/07

Brisbane BBQ Festival – Wrap-up

The results of the first low n’ slow barbecue competition in Queensland as part of the Brisbane BBQ Festival.

28/07

ABA Merch!

A brand new range of ABA merch is now available!

21/07

Smoking Lamb – the ABA video guides

Aussies love their lamb! Watch ABA pitmasters share their cooking tips.

17/05

Pork Ribs 101: know your St Louis from your Baby Backs

A guide to Australian Pork Ribs and tips from the Australasian Barbecue Alliance pitmasters

17/05

Timber Talk: how to choose the right wood for barbecuing

What is “seasoned” wood, and how to match different species to different meats.

17/05

Brisket 101: a barbecue basics guide

Watch a video featuring the basics of exactly what brisket is and where it comes from.

12/05

Rod Gray: Why I don’t serve competition barbecue at home.

Rod Gray of Pellet Envy explains why he doesn’t serve comp style barbecue at home.

19/04

Barbecuing Lamb with Fat Boys BBQ

Danny Mikes of FatBoys BBQ Team, previous winner of the The Jack Daniels Invitational shares his tips for smoking lamb.

19/04

Photos – Australian Barbecue Wars

Photos from the 2015 Australian Barbecue Wars, the largest Barbecue competition in the Southern Hemisphere.

31/03

Debunking barbecue judging

ABA head judge Jess Pryles explains what BBQ judges are taught during the ABA judges course.

29/03

Results – Australian Barbecue Wars 2015

Download the full results from the 2015 Vic’s Meat Australian Barbecue Wars

19/02

Review: Dragon Hibachi charcoal barbecue

Michael Rose from Badass BBQ turns Japanese and explores the tiny, compact world of Hibachi charcoal grilling.

18/02

Pork Rib 101 with Andy Groneman

Smoke on Wheels Pitmaster Andy Groneman explains the difference between pork ribs in Australia and America.

31/01

Australia cooks for Australia Day

It’s tradition to have a barbie on Australia Day – here are some of the delicious low’n’slow dishes cooked up by ABA members.

26/01

Review: McCormick Grill Mates BBQ Sauce

ABA’s own Adam Roberts gives the new Australian-made McCormick Grill Mates BBQ sauces a test run in the kitchen.

26/01

Hot’n’Fast – smoked brisket in six hours?

Mitch Benjamin from Meat Mitch spills his secrets for a perfect fast brisket that will also let you get some sleep in!

13/01

Review: barbecuing with Himalayan Salt Blocks

Mitch Morse from The Meat Sweats explores barbecuing on Himalayan pink salt blocks with this review.

13/01

Real Barbecue Vs Competition Barbecue

Guest writer Ray Lampe, better known by his alter ego Dr BBQ, explores the difference between real and competition barbecue.

29/12

A very ABA Christmas!

Australasian Barbecue Alliance members show off their skills for Christmas!

21/12

The Right Tool for the Job

A good knife is absolutely essential to creating top notch barbecue.

22/11

Exploring other cuts

Baby backs, brisket, lollipop chicken – they’re all buzzwords in the barbecuing community, but should we be looking outside of the US trends for Aussie BBQ?

21/11

What I learnt from attending my first American Royal

Ever thought about competing at the world’s biggest BBQ event?

22/10

ABA visits the Royal

The American Royal World Series Of Barbecue took place recently in Kansas City, where our own Head Judge Jess Pryles judged at the prestigious Invitational.

07/10

Great books on Barbecue

We are often asked for basic BBQ 101 tips from new enthusiasts and people who want to get into smoking.

07/10

Competition BBQ… how did it get started?

Guest writer and BBQ competition veteran Byron Chism explains the history of competition barbecue

02/09

Melbourne Judges Course & Member Dinner

The ABA held another Judges Qualifying Course at BBQs Plus in Melbourne, then headed off to Bluebonnet BBQ.

30/08

BBQ Competition Garnish Styles

Jess Pryles talks us through the choices for competition garnish. The parsley is always greener on the other side…

29/08

Everdure e-churrasco Review

Who wants to come home from work and spend up to an hour getting the charcoal going? It’s a weekend thing right?

13/08

Bone Doctors’ Barbeque Sauce – Product Review

Carolina Bold, Sweet & Spicy, Original and Brazen Heat – Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Co-Founder ABA.

13/08

Melbourne: Judges Qualifying and Member Dinner

Judges Qualifying and dinner at Bluebonnet BBQ with Jess Pryles – Monday September 1st.

13/08

5 tips for killer burnt ends

We ask Brett Robinson and Kurt Hidajat who represented Team Yoder to share 5 tips for killer burnt ends.

05/08

Smoking with native Australian hardwoods

From one of the most respected men in Aussie BBQ, Paul Reitmier from Silver Creek Smokers.

05/08

Results – Bangalow BBQ Championship

Overall Results from Bangalow ABA Competition

05/08

Photos – 2014 Bangalow BBQ Championship

Photos from the Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival.

21/04

Carnivores Ball Review

One thing you don’t expect to see on an autumnal night in Melbourne is a bloody big Silver Creek smoker chugging away at the back of St Kilda Road.

18/04

Video – BBQ Championships

Jess Pryles hosts the video from the Port Macquarie Australian Barbecue Championships. 16 minute of BBQ goodness.

17/04

Photos – Australian BBQ Championships 2014

Some photos from the Port Macquarie Australian Barbecue Championships 2014

17/04

Burgermary’s Carnivores Ball – Melbourne

Photos from the Carnivores Ball in Melbourne 2014.

17/04

Australian Barbecue Championships Results

Results from the Australian Barbecue Championships.