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Latest News
11/07

2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update Round 11

2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update Round 11

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.