Guinness World Records Involving BBQ

Staying up to date on the latest and greatest ways to prepare the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks helps us to discover new ways to deliciously treat your taste buds. During some recent research, we came across a few Guinness world records pertaining to our favorite subject here at The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse - BBQ! We thought you might enjoy these interesting fun facts too. 

Largest Barbecue

The Discovery Channel's BIG! television program showed off the largest barbecue in the world on June 20, 2004, in Santa Clarita, CA. They built it to measure 15-feet 3.75-inches high, 10-feet 2.25-inches wide, and 8-feet deep. The grill was 12-feet wide and 8-feet deep. At the unveiling, they were able to cook one whole pig, four turkeys, and one 10-foot hot dog! 

Longest Barbecue

From size now to length, the longest barbecue on record measured 20.246-feet long. It was created on April 4, 2014, by the people of Bayamban, Pangasinan in the Philippines to celebrate the city's 400th anniversary. To create it, they used 8,000 barbecue grills connected to each other. 8,000 people were involved and used 50,000 kg of fish, 2,000 kg of salt, 48 blocks of ice, and 6,000 bags of charcoal! 

Two BBQ'd Beef Records

The largest serving of barbecued beef took 30,231.99 pounds of raw beef to make! The cooked meat weighed in at 20,132.61 pounds. This feat was achieved by Frigorifico General Pico and Municipalidad de General Pico in Argentina on March 20, 2011. It was consumed by 20,000 guests. 

The record for the most barbecued beef served in 8 hours goes to BBQ Mix at Estadio Serra Dourada in Brazil. They were able to give out 23,456 servings in this time. To prepare all of that beef, it too 140 barbecues.  

Best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks

Okay, this one isn't technically a Guinness record but in our opinion, you get the best BBQ in the lake area from The Barn-B-Que in Lake Ozark! Until we can get the Guinness people out this way to prove it, you'll just need to come into our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant and judge for yourself! 

We smoke our meats in small batches so it can be served fresh every day for that day. All of our savory side dishes are made from scratch and Grandma Jayne comes in weekly to cook up her famous made from scratch desserts.   

Should we consider going for an official world record ourselves? So far, no one has claimed any Guinness records for barbecued turkey or barbecued pork, and we've gotten incredibly good at smoking those tasty meats! 

While we think about those possibilities, make plans to visit us at the barn soon. We open the dining room daily at 11:00 am and during business hours, you can also order BBQ online to go easily through our website. The Barn-B-Que also offers the best catering at the Lake of the Ozarks so if you're planning a large gathering in the future, maybe we can break a BBQ world record together for that! 


Lake of the Ozarks’ Best Craft BBQ Smokehouse

14 Ravenwood Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

573-693-9959

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