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Cookoff draws competition, tasty samples

Best barbecue, chili served up during Oktemberfest

September 30, 2013
By STEPHANIE IVANKOVICH - Staff Writer (sivankovich@timesrepublican.com) , Times-Republican

Locals savored and sampled six different teams' barbecue and chili at the Oktemberfest cookoff Sunday.

These teams were competing for the best barbecue, chili, chicken, pork, burgers and beef.

After two hours of sampling, the awards were given.

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T-R PHOTO BY STEPHANIE IVANKOVICH
Jerry Gratopp with Smokin G’s BBQ Boyz stands with one of his trophies he received at the BBQ and chili cookoff at Oktemberfest Sunday. Campbell is with Bubba’s Burnt Ends and won the People’s Choice award for chili and BBQ.

Home Grown Smokers won the best chili award and the grand champion award.

Austin Krough of Home Grown Smokers was thrilled about the victory.

"It feels great," Krough said. "Winning feels really good."

Fact Box

Oktemberfest BBQ, Chili Cookoff Results

Marshalltown's Best Burger:

1st Place- Smokin G's BBQ Boyz

2nd Place- Team JBS

3rd Place- Bubba's Burnt Ends

Chicken or Turkey:

1st Place- Honeybadger BBQ

2nd Place- Home Grown Smokers

3rd Place- Smokin G's BBQ Boyz

Pork:

1st Place- Honeybadger BBQ

2nd Place- Home Grown Smokers

3rd Place- What's in That

Beef:

1st Place- Home Grown Smokers

2nd Place- Honeybadger BBQ

3rd Place- Smokin G's BBQ Boyz

Best Chili (Judge's Choice):

1st Place- Home Grown Smokers

2nd Place- What's in That

3rd Place- Bubba's Burnt Ends

The People's Choice chili and barbecue award went to Bubba's Burnt Ends.

"It really feels great," Bruce "Bubba" Campbell said. "It's fun for everybody; we need more people out here to enjoy it."

The food is judged by six "blind" judges as well as people sampling the food. The awards include the title, a cash prize and a trophy.

Eric Boone, Oktemberfest board member and chair of the cookoff said this was the 18th year the competition has been held.

"We had a great year," Boone said. "We had wonderful teams and I'm looking forward to next year."

 
 

 

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