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Latest News

Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard.

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


The Creekside BBQ Battle – Results

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


2017 Calendar of Events

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


Leaderboard Update Round 15 & 16

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


Smokin the Valley – Brisket Challenge – Results

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


Product Review – UFO Cold Smoker

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


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

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


WA Beer & Beef Festival Qualifier – Results

Perth Represents with Sandgroper BBQ hitting the mark this weekend.


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


Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival – Results

Round 13 – Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival – Results.


ABA / Kingsford – Partnership News

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


Australian Barbecue Championships – Round 12 Leaderboard Update

Round 12 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Update.


2016 ABA Survey – Results & Winners

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


Burleigh BBQ Festival – Results

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


Adelaide – Up in Smoke – Results.

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


2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update Round 10

2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update Round 10


Brisbane BBQ Festival – Results

The 2016 Brisbane BBQ Festival – Results


Product Review – Ministry of Smoke

ABA Independent Reviewer, Michael Rose profiles Ministry of Smoke.


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

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


Brahman BBQ Battle (Rockhampton) – Results

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


Product Review – RCRA Charcoal

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


Just Smokin’ @ the Roundabout Inn, Gloucester – Results

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


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.


Bundaberg Rum BBQ Battle – Results

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


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.


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.


Barbeques Galore – Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update.

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


WA Cider & Pork Festival – Results

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


Brewed & BBQ’d – Results

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


Product Review – DL Jardines

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


Meatstock – A&E Sydney Barbecue Wars – Results

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


Parramatta Big BBQ Battle Results

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


Victorian Cider & Pork Festival Results

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


Product Review – Saber Gas Grill

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


2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships

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


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.


VIP Member Cards for 2016

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


The Big Smoque AAA BBQ festival – Results

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


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.


Product Review – ‘Garden Fires’

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


Win a trip to the USA!

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


Creekside BBQ Battle Results

Offical results from the Creekside BBQ Battle


Know your pits: a guide to BBQ smokers

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


Review: Blend Smoked Honey

Michael Rose has super sweet feelings about this smoked honey.


How I won the American Royal.

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


Burleigh Barbecue Championships – The Photos

Photos from the first Burleigh Barbecue Championships.


Bangalow Barbecue Cook-off – Results

Results from the 2015 Bangalow Barbecue Cook-off


Burleigh BBQ Championship Results

Results from the Burleigh BBQ Championship


Brisbane BBQ Festival – The Photos

Check out the photos from the first Brisbane BBQ Festival.


Brisbane BBQ Festival – Wrap-up

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


ABA Merch!

A brand new range of ABA merch is now available!


Smoking Lamb – the ABA video guides

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


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


Timber Talk: how to choose the right wood for barbecuing

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


Brisket 101: a barbecue basics guide

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


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.


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.


Photos – Australian Barbecue Wars

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


Debunking barbecue judging

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


Results – Australian Barbecue Wars 2015

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


Review: Dragon Hibachi charcoal barbecue

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


Pork Rib 101 with Andy Groneman

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


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.


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.


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!


Review: barbecuing with Himalayan Salt Blocks

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


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.


A very ABA Christmas!

Australasian Barbecue Alliance members show off their skills for Christmas!


The Right Tool for the Job

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


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?


What I learnt from attending my first American Royal

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


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.


Great books on Barbecue

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


Competition BBQ… how did it get started?

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


Melbourne Judges Course & Member Dinner

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


BBQ Competition Garnish Styles

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


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?


Bone Doctors’ Barbeque Sauce – Product Review

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


Melbourne: Judges Qualifying and Member Dinner

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


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.


Smoking with native Australian hardwoods

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


Results – Bangalow BBQ Championship

Overall Results from Bangalow ABA Competition


Photos – 2014 Bangalow BBQ Championship

Photos from the Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival.


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.


Video – BBQ Championships

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


Photos – Australian BBQ Championships 2014

Some photos from the Port Macquarie Australian Barbecue Championships 2014


Burgermary’s Carnivores Ball – Melbourne

Photos from the Carnivores Ball in Melbourne 2014.


Australian Barbecue Championships Results

Results from the Australian Barbecue Championships.