Bama-Qfollows Alabama Barbecue Association pitmasters that battle tough competition in Professional and Backyard BBQ contests across the Southeastern United States. Learn what it takes to be a professional BBQ cook, see the tools and techniques used to create award winning meats, and join in on the fun and comradery the teams have while doing what they love!

Season 1

Season 2

S1E1 - Smokin' in the Square

 

Professional cooks with the Alabama Barbecue Association compete at Smokin' In the Square in beautiful Pensacola, FL. Watch Bama-Q Pros sling sauce, talk trash and battle it out for cash and the coveted hand carved red cedar pelican trophy!

 

S2E1 - Bigger and Better

 

Bama-Q pros turn up the heat with new equipment.  Chester Lewis (Specialists) and Tina Cannon (Pit Crew GA) show Lisa Blackwell their new cook rigs. The pit masters battle for Grand Champion at Smokin In The Square, Pensacola, FL.

S1E2 - Smoke on Falls

 

Professional cook teams with the Alabama Barbecue Association compete on Smoke the Falls at beautiful Noccalula Falls in Gadsden, Alabama. Watch the Bama-Q pros slinge sauce talk trash and battle it out for cash and top awards!

S2E2 - Judgment Day

 

The Bama-Q pos feel the heat as new judges bring their taste buds to the decision table at Smoke On The Falls in Gadsden, AL. Meanwhile a competition of side dishes takes things to the boiling point for Tina Cannon and Susie Burton.

S1E3 - High on the Hog

 

The Alabma Barbecue Assocation pros battle it out in stormy weather at High on the Hog in Winchester, Tennessee for tropies and cash awards.

S2E3 - Battle Of The Ancillaries

 

Bama-Q pros battle for top awards in side dish challenges and KCBS BBQ. Chester Lewis (Specialists) and Smoke Me Silly are going for another Grand Champion and someone gets disqualified at High On The Hog, Winchester, TN.

S1E4 - Whistle Stop Weekend

 

The Alabama Barbecue Association pros take you inside Competition Barbecue as they battle it out for Grand Champion at Whistle Stop Weekend in Huntsville, Alabama

S2E4 - Those Big Beautiful Pits

 

Smoke Me Silly and Chester Lewis (Specialists) battle for another Grand Champion win and a chance at the Jack. Addison Lewis competes at Kids Q. The Bama-Q pros reveal their BBQ pits at WhistleStop Weekend, Huntsville, AL.

S1E5 - Barber-Que

 

The Bama-Q barbecue pros race to the finish line at Barber-Que at the famous Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama.

S2E5 - Double Trouble

 

The Bama-Q teams sweat out two days of competitions in intense heat for a chance to win Grand Champion and get to the Jack. Chester Lewis (Specialists), Lex Vanegas and Robert Vanderipe (Smoke Me Silly)

S1E6 - Desoto Shine Club BBQ Cook Off

 

Bama-Q crosses the state line and takes on the Mississippi pros at the charitable Desoto Shrine Club BBQ Cook Off in Nesbit, Miss.

S2E6 - Last Chance

 

It’s the last chance to score a grand champion before the Jack drawing and Chester Lewis (Specialists) is going for it. Fire breaks out and threatens cooks for teams including Scott and Susie Burton (Southpork) in Hartselle, AL.

S1E7 - Cotton Pickin' BBQ Cook Off

 

The Bama-Q Pros are short on teams until a ringer steps in and turns up the heat at the Cotton Pickin' BBQ Cook-off competition at Hartselle, Alabama.

S2E7 - Sauces, Seasonings and Sass

 

Ron Stephens and Laddy Ratliff (Fat, Drunk and Stupid) join Brent Bourland and Jeff Cole (Bees Knees) and the Bama-Q teams as they share secrets for award winning BBQ taste. The pros compete in historic Hattiesburg, MS.

S1E8 - Big Brothers, Big Sisters River Fest

 

The Bama-Q pros battle it out for the North Alabama Triple Crown at Big Brothers Big Sisters Riverfest in Decatur, Alabama.

S2E8 - Mascots and Superstitions

 

Bob Fite and Steve Blake (Jiggy Piggy) defend their home turf as they battle for Grand Champion. The Bama-Q teams rely on skills and good luck to help them win at Riverfest in Decatur, AL

S1E9 - PoktoberQue

 

The Bama-Q pros get fired up to win as a international team steps in to take them on at PorktoberQue in Dothan, Alabama.

S2E9 - Making the Grade

 

Tony Mancuso (Bush League) and Chester Lewis (Specialists) tell Lisa Blackwell how to select award winning meat. Suzanne Burton (South Pork) cooks alone and one turn-in box holds a surprise at Roast and Boast in Columbus, MS.

S1E10 - The World Food ChampionShip 1

 

The Specialist and BottyQue take on cooks with the International Barbeque Cookers Association and new ABA member Tina Cannon teams up with Suzanne Burton to compete in the Cowboy Charcoal Fire and Ice Women's competition at the World Food Championship in Orange Beach, Florida.

S2E10 - Jack Daniels Competition Part 1

 

Chester Lewis (Specialists) and Lex Vanegas (Smoke Me Silly) cook against 100+ teams in a 2-part show at the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ. Ardie Davis talks history and Aussies steal the show in Lynchburg, TN.

S1E11 - The World Food ChampionShip 2

 

The Bama-Q pros battle it out against teams from all over the country and all over the world for top prize in KCBS competition barbeque at the World Food Championship in Orange Beach, FL

S2E11 - The Jack 2

 

Chester Lewis (Specialists) faces disaster while boxing brisket as he battles Robert and Lex (Smoke Me Silly) and 100+ BBQ teams in part 2 of a 2-part show at the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ in Lynchburg, TN

S1E12 - Christmas on the River

 

The Bama-Q pros battle it out for top prize and some cool custom trophies at Christmas on the River in Demopolis, Alabama.

S2E12 - World Food

 

Tina Cannon (Pit Crew GA) cooks to win in the Fire and Ice Women’s BBQ Competition and Suzanne Burton battles it out for top Burger while the Bama-Q BBQ teams take on the IBCA at The World Food Championship in Orange Beach, AL.

S1E13 - Timber Creek Lodge

 

The Bama-Q pros serve up feast, recap the past season and talk about their plans for the near year at the beautiful Timber Creek Lodge in Crestview Florida.

S2E13 - Season Wrap

 

The Bama-Q pros including Chester Lewis (Specialist), Ron Stephens, Laddy Ratliff (Fat, Drunk and Stupid) and Kelly Estes (Smokin’ Butt Crew) reflect on Season 2 as they battle for one last Grand Champion in 2018 at Demopolis, AL.