View Full Version : What comes first comp or school - redux

02-14-2011, 04:07 PM
Some time back I asked the question about what to do first. Based on your input I descided to enter a comp. Boots N BBq in Starke, FL.:crazy: I hedged my bet by signing up for Bill Anderson's Barbecue coach. There was a thread about that last week. I watched Bill's videos, used his recommendations for sauce, rub and brisket injection. Then used his time table to schedule the cook. I had practiced each meat individually but had not done a full comp cook. Without Bill's schedule I would have in big trouble. To include another thread in this shameless self plug I cooked on one Lang 84 by myself. That answers the question can everything be cooked on one cooker and be done by one person. Now for the unabashed tooting of my own horn. Placed #3 in brisket, #4 in chicken, #7 in butt, and 14th in ribs. Those scores earned a grand champion trophy. Not to blow too much smoke I have to say it was in the backyard division.:icon_blush: So if you are reading this and thinking about entering a comp. DO IT!!! The people you will meet and the fun that you will have (when its over) are experiences that you might as well enjoy. Thanks to everyone who posts on this forum. What I learned here and from Bill's videos along with the encouragement received here got me off the dime and into competition. Problem is now I am really hooked.:doh:

02-14-2011, 04:09 PM
Congrats! Great job! Look forward to seeing you on the FBA circuit!

02-14-2011, 04:28 PM
Jax, way to go. A GC in your 1st go round. Your'e a lost soul now!!!!!!


02-14-2011, 04:30 PM
I think they give the newest guy in any backyard comp a trophy or two, then get you hooked and on the juice. Another one addicted.

02-14-2011, 04:32 PM
Congrats and welcome to the slippery slope!

02-14-2011, 04:35 PM
Congrats on the GC! Backyard or not, that's a great accomplishment! Of course, now you HAVE to enter the pro division :-D

02-14-2011, 04:36 PM
Congrats on the GC!:cool: Backyard or not, it's a great accomplishment.:thumb:

02-14-2011, 04:42 PM
Way to go bro!

Alexa RnQ
02-14-2011, 04:49 PM
Most expensive trophy you'll ever get :becky:


02-14-2011, 04:58 PM
Most expensive trophy you'll ever get :becky:


That my friend is the most insightful thing I have heard.

Rich Parker
02-14-2011, 05:24 PM

Ken V
02-14-2011, 05:24 PM
Great job!!!

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
02-14-2011, 05:56 PM
congrats!!! sounds like the videos helped out!!

02-14-2011, 06:18 PM
Congrats....now the real learning begins :clap2:

02-15-2011, 07:26 AM
congrats!!! sounds like the videos helped out!!
The videos were money well spent. I considered taking a hands on class because of the interaction. I will probably still take a class, however the videos allow me to repeat steps as many times as i need to get the info through my thick skull.

02-15-2011, 08:50 AM
Great job! Thanks for sharing

02-15-2011, 10:42 AM
Wow, well done!

02-15-2011, 11:41 AM
Congrats! GC is GC in backyard or pro. (Unless you were only competing against yourself...)

02-15-2011, 03:15 PM
Congrats! GC is GC in backyard or pro. (Unless you were only competing against yourself...)

In this game I think we beat ourselves as often as not. It was a good group 43 pros and 20 backyardigans as my wife calls us.

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02-16-2011, 06:52 PM
Congratulations....quite a feat to conquer on your first competition.