The winning team with the highest total points in all four categories (Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Ribs) will take home their share of $5,000 in prize money, along with the Barn Burner BBQ Grand Championship trophy, bragging rights, and a spot in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ in Tennessee.
Teams also compete in a “Black Box” cook-off. This “Iron Chef” style competition presents cooks with a black box containing four mystery ingredients. All ingredients must be incorporated into a single dish and submitted to the judges, who will award points based on originality, taste and presentation.
Chicken – cooked for approximately 4 hours.
Ribs – cooked for approximately 6 hours.
Pork – cooked for approximately 12 hours.
Brisket – cooked for approximately 12-16 hours.
Black Box – containing four mystery ingredients.