Otaku Smoke n' Brew


Otaku (おたく/オタク?) is a Japanese term for people with obsessive interests.

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Who we are!


The Otaku Smoke n' Brew Cook Team is a group of folks in the Lewisville, TX area that are obsessive about brewing beer and smoking BBQ..

Head Cook Jim Lavin started the team in 2015 after spending a couple years as a KCBS Certified Judge, and attending the Jack's Old South Cooking School to learn about competitions.

Now you can usually find the team at any of the local DFW Area KCBS competitions, relaxing by their smokers putting out some great BBQ while enjoying a good cigar and sipping scotch.

If the team's not competing they are probably smoking a whole hog for friends or family.

Where We Are Competing


Upcoming Competitions

Competition Date Location
Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown 02-17-18 Huntsville TX
Fire Lake BBQ Cook-off Day 1 03-24-18 Shawnee OK
Fire Lake BBQ Cook-off Day 2 03-25-18 Shawnee OK
City of Springs BBQ Championship 04-07-18 Sulphur OK
Canadian County CASA's All Fired Up for Kids BBQ 07-28-18 El Reno OK
Smokin' Blues & BBQ Festival 10-20-18 Duncanville TX

Past Competitions

Overall

Date Contest Name Location Teams Place Points
10/14/2017 Smokin' Blues & BBQ Festival Duncanville, TX 18 5 683.4516
09/03/2017 Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 46 26 638.2168
03/11/2017 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour White Settlement, TX 30 25 622.8004
02/18/2017 Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown Huntsville, TX 41 17 669.6344
09/04/2016 City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 58 31 646.7544
03/12/2016 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Fort Worth, TX 29 28 619.2912
09/06/2015 City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 70 59 626.72
03/07/2015 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Shreveport, LA 29 22 642.6512

Chicken

Date Contest Name Location Teams Place Points
10/14/2017 Smokin' Blues & BBQ Festival Duncanville, TX 18 4 176.56
09/03/2017 Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 44 34 154.2284
03/11/2017 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour White Settlement, TX 30 26 151.3944
02/18/2017 Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown Huntsville, TX 41 19 166.8228
09/04/2016 City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 57 23 167.3828
03/12/2016 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Fort Worth, TX 29 28 148.5372
09/06/2015 City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 70 49 158.8228
03/07/2015 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Shreveport, LA 29 27 160.5372

Ribs

Date Contest Name Location Teams Place Points
10/14/2017 Smokin' Blues & BBQ Festival Duncanville, TX 18 16 150.8344
09/03/2017 Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 46 30 160.0228
03/11/2017 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour White Settlement, TX 30 14 163.44
02/18/2017 Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown Huntsville, TX 41 13 170.2744
09/04/2016 City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 57 25 163.966
03/12/2016 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Fort Worth, TX 29 18 160.0
09/06/2015 City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 70 57 155.36
03/07/2015 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Shreveport, LA 29 21 162.8

Pork

Date Contest Name Location Teams Place Points
10/14/2017 Smokin' Blues & BBQ Festival Duncanville, TX 18 1 178.8572
09/03/2017 Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 45 28 160.5828
03/11/2017 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour White Settlement, TX 30 27 150.2516
02/18/2017 Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown Huntsville, TX 41 27 167.9772
09/04/2016 City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 56 38 161.1428
03/12/2016 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Fort Worth, TX 29 6 168.0
09/06/2015 City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 70 59 154.2628
03/07/2015 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Shreveport, LA 29 20 163.3828

Brisket

Date Contest Name Location Teams Place Points
10/14/2017 Smokin' Blues & BBQ Festival Duncanville, TX 18 2 177.2
09/03/2017 Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 46 17 163.3828
03/11/2017 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour White Settlement, TX 30 21 157.7144
02/18/2017 Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown Huntsville, TX 41 23 164.56
09/04/2016 City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 58 46 154.2628
03/12/2016 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Fort Worth, TX 29 28 142.754
09/06/2015 City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX 70 45 158.2744
03/07/2015 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Shreveport, LA 29 23 155.9312