Hog Jam 2012 – Results

Hog Jam 2012 Results

A foggy morning gave way to a beautiful fall day filled with the aroma of BBQ in the North Georgia Mountains on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Professional and backyard teams worked tirelessly through the evening  Friday and all day Saturday to compete for the thousands of dollars in prize money.

In its inaugural year, the Presenting Sponsor for Hog Jam 2012 was Forty Creek Whisky. All members of the BBQ teams, sponsors, judges, vendors, and board members of the sanctioning body, Georgia BBQ Association, enjoyed a Friday night welcome reception sponsored by Forty Creek Whisky and Kinetic Telecom Services. The reception featured hors’d oeuvres prepared by Chef Bill Minkert and the Copperhead Culinary Team as well as an open bar featuring Forty Creek Whisky. Live music by 12 Gauge Persuaders kept the teams up and dancing until it was time to get to the work they had come for – BBQ!

On Saturday, vendors lined the covered front porch of the Lodge, along with a large display set up by Harley Davidson of Cartersville, another event sponsor. Patrons were able to shop with vendors, enjoy a plate of BBQ donated by Bi-Lo, Blairsville, GA and prepared by Smokey Q BBQ, Blairsville, GA and listen to live music by Modern Vinyl and Mike Watson Blues Band.

Over $6,000 in prize money was awarded to the best teams. Results were as follows:

Grand Champion – Jethro’s Cooking Crew, Richland, GA

Reserve Champion – Smokinwilly Squealers, Barney, GA

Professional Results:

Ribs – 1st place – Jethro’s Cooking Crew, Richland GA

Ribs – 2nd place – Bubba Grills, Haddock, GA

Ribs – 3rd place – Smokinwilly Squealers, Barney, GA

Pulled Pork – 1st place – Smokinwilly Squealers, Barney, GA

Pulled Pork – 2nd place – Onsite Ribs, Jackson, GA

Pulled Pork – 3rd place – The Pampered Pig, Blackshear, GA

Pork Loin – 1st place – Jethro’s Cooking Crew, Richland, GA

Pork Loin – 2nd place – Bubba Grills, Haddock, GA

Pork Loin – 3rd place – The Pampered Pig, Blackshear, GA

Backyard Results:

Grand Champion – Diggin Que, Rome, GA

Reserve Champion – Rollin Smoker, Cumming, GA

Ribs – 1st place – Diggin Que, Rome, GA

Ribs – 2nd place – Screaming Eagle BBQ, Tiger, GA

Ribs – 3rd place – Rollin Smoker, Cumming, GA

Pulled Pork – 1st place – Diggin Que, Rome, GA

Pulled Pork – 2nd place – Screaming Eagle BBQ, Tiger, GA

Pulled Pork – 3rd place – Rollin Smoker, Cumming, GA

Pork Loin – 1st place – Wilbur’s Been Smokin’ Somthin’, Woodstock, GA

Pork Loin – 2nd place – Rollin Smoker, Cumming, GA

Pork Loin – 3rd place – Diggin Que, Rome, GA

Ancillary Results:

Sauce – Onsite Ribs, Jackson, GA

Brunswick Stew – Smokinwilly Squealers, Barney, GA

Wild Game – Onsite Ribs, Jackson, GA

Dessert – Rufus Smokehouse BBQ, Stockbridge, GA

Bloody Mary – Onsite Ribs, Jackson, GA

The Lodge at Copperhead and the Georgia BBQ Association wish to thank the generous sponsors who made this event possible. Forty Creek Whisky, Kinetic Telecom Service, Lawbike.com, Harley Davidson of Cartersville, RUWebby, LLC, Straight Count Choppers, Biker Barn, Holiday Inn Express, Bi-Lo, Blairsville, GA, TH Griffith Agency, Inc., Visual Outdoor Advertising, Elder Financial Services – Nationwide Insurance, Mountain View RV Resort, Blairsville Cinema, and United Community Bank. Without your support this event would not have been possible, and we thank you!

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“World Famous” The Gauntlet North Georgia Mountains

No, we aren’t crazy!

The Lawbike.com Summer Kick-Off Concert Series continues…

Live Music! No Cover Charge!

June 16 – Gator Band

June 23 – Chris Gulley

June 22 – 23 Prime Rib Weekend!!

June 30 – Pioneer Chick’n Stand Band

July 7 – Danny Rhea

July 14 – Keren Leppo

July 21 – High Noon

July 28 – Mike Watson Band

Chef Bill brings you flown in, fresh Maine Lobster every Thursday in June Comes with all the fixins – $49.97, Reservations only.
Call 706-835-7433, or email Michelle to secure your spot today!

August 25th – Noon to Dusk

Rockfest 2012 – Kickin’ it at The Lodge

Advance tickets 2 for $5, Day of $5 each

Proceeds benefit Mountain United Soccer Association, Cole Bowen, GA Soccer Association, and Recording Artists against MS

 

Forty Creek Whisky presents

Save the Dates – October 12-13, 2012

Live Music, Artists & Vendors, Car & Bike Show and…

Some JAM good BBQ!!

Judges, Cook Teams and Sponsors Needed!!

Website up soon (GAHOGJAM.com), but in the meantime, visit our Facebook page to get all the details

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Over 30 players gathered on week one to battle for the coveted final table. Congratulations to Week #1 winner – Danny Holmes. Danny won two tickets to the Goin’ Low Country for Alzheimers event and a seat at the Week 11 final table. Tom Angley placed 2nd and won a $20 gift card to the Biker Barn. Mike Rogers placed 3rd and won a $10 gift card for The Lodge.

Come out this Monday at 7 pm – you can’t win if you don’t play!

 

 

What’s happening at The Lodge
         
You already know The Lodge at Copperhead is THE place to be when it comes to great food, awesome beverages, and the best entertainment in North Georgia. So, it should be no surprise what is in store the next few weeks:7/16 – Mike Watson Band 6-10 pm, make your reservation today to be sure you have a spot on the porch to enjoy the awesome music by Mike & the guys. A few rooms remain available, make it a weekend getaway!7/23 – Twelve Guage Persuaders 6-10 pm, don’t miss this group making their debut at The Lodge. These guys could get the dead to dance, and just because they are far too gentlemanly to suggest the ladies throw their undergarments, there is no doubt they deserve them. This will be a show you don’t want to miss!

07/30 – Goin’ Low Country for Alzheimer’s – join the Lodge in helping to raise money for GA Mountain walk to end Alzheimer’s. Special lodging package includes a Queen room for Saturday night and two tickets to the Low Country Boil. $126, plus tax. Use, book yours today!

As always, we’ve got weekly fun: Monday – Texas Hold ’em 7 pm, Thursday – Live Team Trivia 7 pm, and Friday – You can be the STAR Karaoke! at 7:59 pm.

Great food is our passion and we are excited to bring you our new Summer menu featuring fresh new favorites with seasonal offerings and garden to table selections. Join us Tuesday evening, August 2nd for a very special Two-for Tuesday. 2 still dine for $22 – but you will select from our new menu several tasting choices from new appetizers, salads, soups, entrees, and desserts. Make reservations today – limited space available.

Although it’s just July – it seems the “dog days of Summer” are upon us. We all know what that means….fall splendor is coming to the North GA Mountains. The lodge will be ground zero for the leaf changing season as Mother Nature blankets the mountains with fall color.

We’ll kick off the fall entertainment line-up with the North GA Mountain Bluegrass Music & Arts Festival on September 24. LIVE Bluegrass including bands: The Stumblers, Jason and the Punknecks, John Sosebee Band, Husky Burnette, Sweet Georgia Brown and the Blister Sisters, National and Local Artists. BonFire in the ‘Yard’, Car and Bike Show, Collectibles, Great Food, Cold Beer, FREE to the Public, Families Welcomed!!! Limited RV and Tent Camping available, Cabins for Rent, with Lodging Specials for Weekend Packages. Full details coming soon!

If you are planning to come to the North GA Mountains this fall – book today to get the LOWEST PRICES, most preferred rooms & cabins. Book by September 5th for stays between Sept 30 & Oct 31 and receive FREE breakfast EVERY day of your stay, PLUS welcome drinks at check-in. Use PROMO CODE “LEAF” when making reservations on our website.

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Celebrating 4th of July – Mountain style

It’s a time honored tradition to celebrate the birthday of The United States of America on Independence Day, July 4th with outdoor events including music, great food & drinks, plus fireworks displays.  This year’s celebration at The Lodge at Copperhead was no exception.
The holiday weekend celebration held resort guests and regional visitors captive with non-stop activities with the restaurant dishing out award-winning entrees and beverages to fit the occasion.

Many resort guests opted for whitewater rafting, kayaking, boating, golfing, or running The Gauntlet, North Georgia newest riding/driving attraction.  Still others enjoyed their favorite frozen drinks pool side.  Just a matter of choice of the things to see and do to enjoy the holiday.

Weekend Highlights
1st Annual Battle of the Bands
Special thanks to Steering by Starlight, Neighborhood Watch, & The BacTracs Band for competing in our inaugural Battle of the Bands.  Congratulations to The BacTracs Band, the 1st Place Winner of 3 Gigs at The Lodge at Copperhead.  The judges ranked you highest in professionalism, tight harmony, well rehearsed, and authentic sound on cover and original selection. 

Stay tuned for the announcement of upcoming play dates at The Lodge at Copperhead, and don’t miss the opportunity to see this great band play at North Georgia’s finest live music venue.  We appreciate the veteran music industry judges for judging the competition.  We look forward to having you again for next year’s Battle of the Bands.   Outdoor entertainment sponsored by Lawbike.com, Biker 101 Magazine, Von Gogh Vodka, Yuengling, Garage 71 Radio, Elder Financial Services, Inc., Chattahoochee Biker Gear, and R&R Trikes & Accessories.

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