COLUMBIA — Jamey Johnson opened the door of his wood pellet-fired smoker, and a sweet and spicy smell rushed out. He arranged his barbecued chicken thighs in a white plastic foam box and handed them to his wife who was waiting in a golf cart to turn in the contest entry. The chicken had to be turned in within five minutes of the noon deadline Saturday during the 19th Annual Boone’s Lick Trail BBQ Contest.
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