At the 6th Annual Smoke on the Mountain, Virginia's official barbecue cook-cff, teams get a taste of Southern hospitality
By Brian Funk, Editor
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7:00 am (Updated: July 21, 7:05 am)
"It's not rocket science. It's not saving lives. It's just barbecue," says Lonnie Smith of Bubba Grills, explaining why he has devoted his life to smoking pork and chasing trophies. "It's about food. It's about family."
Smith shouldn't sell himself short. While the Haddock, Ga., team — this year's grand champion of the 6th Annual Smoke On The Mountain state barbecue cook-off in Galax, held this past weekend — looks at cooking as fun, there's some sweet science involved.
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