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Member of the Kansas City
Barbecue Society

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Our Concept and Beginning

3rd Alarm BBQ is a local team that enjoys BBQ as much as you love to eat it.

Our team is made up of friends, some of us are career firefighters in Montgomery County, MD.  The concept of the team began when I was injured on duty and then had to sit home recovering.  Being bored, we came up with the idea to build a "homemade" smoker, and just for the fun of it, entered the Bel Air, MD BBQ competition in August of 2009.  Since then we have continued to perfect our process, and eventually purchased a commercial smoker which made everything better.

Like many other teams, we think our BBQ is fantastic.  We have noticed that people think barbecue is barbecue, but that is far from the truth.  We take a great deal of pride in perfecting this craft that is just being re-discovered.  Prepackaged, commercial "barbecue" is not what we are about.  We want you, the customer to taste what we think is "real barbecue" and not something commercialized or haphazardly thrown on a smoker.

We have perfected several sauces over the past couple of years with the help of some very willing taste testers.  We have "3" levels of our sauce, affectionately naming them 1st, 2nd and 3rd Alarm to reflect the level of "smoke and fire" in the sauce.  We also have a new Carolina Vinegar based sauce that has become one of our most popular.

Thank you for visiting our site.  We post our events on both this site and our Facebook page - 3rd Alarm BBQ. 

Event News

3rd Alarm BBQ will be at Poolesville Day, September 21.  We will have our normal menu, Ribs (not pre-prepared), brisket, pulled pork, grilled chicken quarters.  Pork tacos and BBQ sundaes (huge hit), plus we will have a couple of new surprises for the day.  We will be located IN THE INTERSECTION of Norris Rd and Fisher Ave - on the road.   We will have ALL of our signature sauces that day as well.

Keep in mind that all of our food is NOT pre-prepared or packaged food.  It is smoked for long hours to bring out the best BBQ flavor you can ask for.


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