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Sledneck
08-07-2011, 09:01 PM
Battle of the BBQ Brethren-Smokin' at the Maples


STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Manorsville, NY
Starts: 08/06/2011
Ends: 08/07/2011
Website: http://www.bbqbattleli.com
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY




Contest Results:

Grand Champion: IQUE
Reserve Champion: Swamp Pit

Overall:
1. IQUE - 659.4284
2. Swamp Pit - 651.4282
3. Fat Guys in a LittleSmok - 650.2856
4. Jacked Up - 636.5712
5. ZBQ - 634.8574
6. TNT Dynamite BBQ - 634.8572
7. Blazin Butts - 632.5716
8. Yabba Dabba Que! - 629.7144
9. McFrankenboo BBQ - 629.7138
10. Chubby Hubby BBQ - 626.8570
11. Ma's Que Crew - 625.1428
12. Gotham City Grillers - 624.5714
13. Smokin Aces - 618.2860
14. Black Caddy BBQ - 617.7140
15. Ribs Within - 617.1430
16. Smokin in Da Eye - 616.0002
17. Early Mornin' Smokin' - 615.4286
18. Two Fat Polocks BBQ Team - 612.5712
19. Babylon Grillbillies - 609.7140
20. Smokin' Irish - 608.5710
21. Fire & Spice - 605.1424
22. Ed-CUE-cators BBQ - 604.5714
23. Smokers Lounge BBQ - 603.9996
24. Grim Reaper Smokers - 599.9998
25. Out of the Ashes - 598.8564
26. The Smoke 'N Barrel - 595.9996
27. Cousins BBQ - 594.8560
28. BBQ Mafia - 593.7136
29. BAD ASS Competition BBQ - 591.9994
30. Bark Burners - 589.1420
31. Queer Eye for the BBQ Gu - 585.7140
32. My Q Heaven - 585.1430
33. Roccos Rubs - 580.0000
34. Shake & Bake - 578.2854
35. Smokenstien&theMonsterCr - 574.8572
36. B Ready Foods - 574.2852
37. Team Big BarryQ - 569.1424
38. RXcellentQ - 567.9990
39. Bogies Grill Hogs - 566.2856
40. PigMan and the Sounders - 559.4284
41. Grill Scouts - 558.8568
42. Big Daddy's BBQ - 545.1430


Chicken:
1. Early Mornin' Smokin' - 174.8572
2. IQUE - 170.8572
3. Swamp Pit - 167.4284
4. Ma's Que Crew - 166.2858
5. Gotham City Grillers - 165.1430
6. Black Caddy BBQ - 163.4286
7. The Smoke 'N Barrel - 161.7144
8. Bogies Grill Hogs - 161.1432
9. McFrankenboo BBQ - 160.5712
10. ZBQ - 160.0000
11. Fat Guys in a LittleSmok - 159.4284
12. Chubby Hubby BBQ - 159.4284
13. Smokin Aces - 158.8574
14. Smokers Lounge BBQ - 158.8572
15. Ribs Within - 158.8572
16. B Ready Foods - 157.1430
17. Two Fat Polocks BBQ Team - 157.1426
18. Shake & Bake - 156.5714
19. BBQ Mafia - 155.9996
20. Blazin Butts - 153.7142
21. PigMan and the Sounders - 153.1428
22. Babylon Grillbillies - 150.2856
23. Smokenstien&theMonsterCr - 150.2856
24. Smokin' Irish - 150.2856
25. Bark Burners - 147.9996
26. Fire & Spice - 146.8572
27. Team Big BarryQ - 146.8570
28. Yabba Dabba Que! - 146.8570
29. Smokin in Da Eye - 146.8570
30. Roccos Rubs - 146.8570
31. BAD ASS Competition BBQ - 146.2858
32. Jacked Up - 146.2856
33. TNT Dynamite BBQ - 145.7140
34. Out of the Ashes - 144.5714
35. My Q Heaven - 143.4286
36. Ed-CUE-cators BBQ - 139.4286
37. Big Daddy's BBQ - 137.7142
38. Grim Reaper Smokers - 135.9998
39. Cousins BBQ - 135.4282
40. Queer Eye for the BBQ Gu - 134.8570
41. Grill Scouts - 133.7140
42. RXcellentQ - 124.5712


Ribs:
1. Grim Reaper Smokers - 168.5714
2. Swamp Pit - 168.0002
3. Smokin in Da Eye - 164.5716
4. Yabba Dabba Que! - 163.4288
5. RXcellentQ - 163.4284
6. Cousins BBQ - 163.4284
7. Smokin Aces - 162.2856
8. Fat Guys in a LittleSmok - 161.1428
9. Shake & Bake - 160.5716
10. Babylon Grillbillies - 158.8572
11. Jacked Up - 158.8572
12. McFrankenboo BBQ - 158.8570
13. Two Fat Polocks BBQ Team - 158.2858
14. Ed-CUE-cators BBQ - 158.2854
15. TNT Dynamite BBQ - 157.7144
16. PigMan and the Sounders - 157.1428
17. Blazin Butts - 155.4286
18. The Smoke 'N Barrel - 155.4282
19. Gotham City Grillers - 154.8572
20. Smokin' Irish - 153.1426
21. Fire & Spice - 152.5714
22. IQUE - 152.0000
23. Chubby Hubby BBQ - 152.0000
24. BBQ Mafia - 150.2858
25. Black Caddy BBQ - 149.7140
26. Team Big BarryQ - 147.4288
27. Bark Burners - 147.4286
28. Out of the Ashes - 147.4284
29. Roccos Rubs - 146.2858
30. Ribs Within - 145.7144
31. My Q Heaven - 145.1428
32. ZBQ - 144.5716
33. Smokers Lounge BBQ - 142.2856
34. Smokenstien&theMonsterCr - 140.0002
35. BAD ASS Competition BBQ - 139.4284
36. Queer Eye for the BBQ Gu - 138.2858
37. Grill Scouts - 137.7142
38. Big Daddy's BBQ - 137.1432
39. Early Mornin' Smokin' - 134.8572
40. Ma's Que Crew - 134.8570
41. Bogies Grill Hogs - 133.1428
42. B Ready Foods - 130.2854


Pork:
1. TNT Dynamite BBQ - 168.5714
2. Blazin Butts - 167.4286
3. ZBQ - 166.8574
4. Jacked Up - 165.7142
5. IQUE - 165.7142
6. Ribs Within - 164.5712
7. Fat Guys in a LittleSmok - 164.0000
8. Smokin in Da Eye - 164.0000
9. Yabba Dabba Que! - 162.2858
10. Cousins BBQ - 161.7140
11. Queer Eye for the BBQ Gu - 160.5712
12. Grim Reaper Smokers - 159.9998
13. Ma's Que Crew - 159.4284
14. Chubby Hubby BBQ - 157.7144
15. Smokenstien&theMonsterCr - 157.7142
16. Swamp Pit - 157.1428
17. Ed-CUE-cators BBQ - 156.5714
18. Out of the Ashes - 154.2856
19. Smokin' Irish - 154.2856
20. BAD ASS Competition BBQ - 154.2854
21. Gotham City Grillers - 153.7142
22. Early Mornin' Smokin' - 153.1430
23. Roccos Rubs - 153.1428
24. Grill Scouts - 152.5716
25. Black Caddy BBQ - 152.5712
26. B Ready Foods - 151.4284
27. McFrankenboo BBQ - 150.8570
28. My Q Heaven - 149.7144
29. Smokin Aces - 149.7144
30. RXcellentQ - 149.1426
31. Babylon Grillbillies - 148.0000
32. Two Fat Polocks BBQ Team - 146.2856
33. Smokers Lounge BBQ - 145.7140
34. Fire & Spice - 142.2852
35. Bark Burners - 141.1426
36. BBQ Mafia - 138.8568
37. Big Daddy's BBQ - 134.8570
38. The Smoke 'N Barrel - 133.7142
39. Shake & Bake - 133.7138
40. Bogies Grill Hogs - 132.5712
41. PigMan and the Sounders - 127.4284
42. Team Big BarryQ - 119.9998


Brisket:
1. IQUE - 170.8570
2. Fat Guys in a LittleSmok - 165.7144
3. Jacked Up - 165.7142
4. Ma's Que Crew - 164.5716
5. Fire & Spice - 163.4286
6. ZBQ - 163.4284
7. TNT Dynamite BBQ - 162.8574
8. McFrankenboo BBQ - 159.4286
9. Swamp Pit - 158.8568
10. Chubby Hubby BBQ - 157.7142
11. Yabba Dabba Que! - 157.1428
12. Smokers Lounge BBQ - 157.1428
13. Blazin Butts - 156.0002
14. Team Big BarryQ - 154.8568
15. Early Mornin' Smokin' - 152.5712
16. Babylon Grillbillies - 152.5712
17. Bark Burners - 152.5712
18. Out of the Ashes - 152.5710
19. Black Caddy BBQ - 152.0002
20. Queer Eye for the BBQ Gu - 152.0000
21. BAD ASS Competition BBQ - 151.9998
22. Two Fat Polocks BBQ Team - 150.8572
23. Smokin' Irish - 150.8572
24. Gotham City Grillers - 150.8570
25. Ed-CUE-cators BBQ - 150.2860
26. BBQ Mafia - 148.5714
27. Ribs Within - 148.0002
28. Smokin Aces - 147.4286
29. My Q Heaven - 146.8572
30. The Smoke 'N Barrel - 145.1428
31. Smokin in Da Eye - 140.5716
32. Bogies Grill Hogs - 139.4284
33. Grim Reaper Smokers - 135.4288
34. Big Daddy's BBQ - 135.4286
35. B Ready Foods - 135.4284
36. Grill Scouts - 134.8570
37. Cousins BBQ - 134.2854
38. Roccos Rubs - 133.7144
39. RXcellentQ - 130.8568
40. Shake & Bake - 127.4286
41. Smokenstien&theMonsterCr - 126.8572
42. PigMan and the Sounders - 121.7144

MilitantSquatter
08-07-2011, 09:13 PM
Congrats to all !!!!

It was nice to see everyone on Saturday... planned to but could not make it back out today.

Extra plus for me was getting to spend a good amount of time w/ Paul Kirk... learned quite a bit, got me re-motivated and was quite a character that did not hold anything back !!

Phil - Outstanding job.... I hope you are taking a vacation somewhere after this !!!!!!!!

CTSmokehouse
08-07-2011, 09:25 PM
Wow!

Congrats to IQue GC, SwampPit RGC and all who walked and participated.

Great contest and venue....!

Got to judge today and was really impressed with alot of the turnin's....

It was really great to meat some great people and try some excellent Q during the judging....and super to visit with the LI Brethren after the judging....

You should all be very proud!

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

bigbear
08-08-2011, 06:05 AM
This judge would like to say thanks to all the teams for their efforts. I had some great food. Congrats to all.

Some Saturday photos.


http://www.libertybeer.us/images/201108_sat01.jpg


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Paul Kirk and Santa Frank Pascuzzi.


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A pig that Santa Frank cooked in La Caja China for the VIP tent.


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Matt Fisher and Robert Fernandez.


http://www.libertybeer.us/images/201108_sat09.jpg


Some Sunday photos.


http://www.libertybeer.us/images/201108_sun01.jpg
The day started overcast with a little rain. There was smoke in the air.


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The KCBS judging tent was filling up.


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Steve Russell and Jim DeMato, two of my fellow judges.


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The rain stopped and it turned into a nice day.


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Eric Devlin.


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Clint Cantwell.


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Will "Willie B" Breakstone.


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Had a good time at The Maples.

Bob S
08-08-2011, 07:41 AM
Congratulations iQue and Swamp Pit! :clap2:
This was a great venue and Phil and his crew did a tremendous job running the comp!

WannaBeBBQueen
08-08-2011, 08:02 AM
My feet have not hit the ground yet, but what an awesome contest!! Phil you went above and beyond!! Love ya!!

Congrats to all that walked!! Did I mention that this was an awesome contest and if you missed it this year you'd better put it on your calendar for next year!! Yes Danielle that means you!! lol

Cue's Your Daddy
08-08-2011, 08:04 AM
Congrats to IQUE...

http://www.moviespictures.tk/img/braveheart-7.jpg

Also, Big Congrats to SWAMP PIT. I was able to snap a picture of Skip after they were called for RGC... Then i dove under the table in fear of what was going to happen.

Smoker'sLoungeBBQ
08-08-2011, 08:22 AM
Congrats to IQUE and Swamp Pit. What a great weekend, our turn-in's weren't exactly up to par but we got to spend some time with some good friends (Frank, Bob, and Laura from Blazin' Butts, The Out of the Ashes crew, Julie & Skip, Clint, etc.), awesome neighbors (Smoke N Barrel, Chubby Hubby, RXcellentQ), and got to meet some really nice folks who are new to competing (Rocco's Rubs & Pigman and the Sounders) and isn't that what it's really all about? A HUGE thank you to Phil, the owner and staff of The Maples, and everyone who worked to put on such a great competition at such a nice and welcoming venue.

Big George's BBQ
08-08-2011, 09:00 AM
Congrats to all who walked Looked like a Great Contest
Congrats Chris on the GC

biggs98
08-08-2011, 09:26 AM
Big Congrats to IQUE and Swamp Pit and to all that walked.:clap2:

A HUGE Thank You to Phil and to everyone who helped him with a slam dunk of a event. :clap2::thumb:We had a Awesome time with great neighbors in Smoke N Barrel and Smokers Lounge and it was awesome to see past neighbors and now friends. Can't wait till next year!!!

Smokin J
08-08-2011, 09:50 AM
Congrats to IQUE & and Swamp Pit! I think Chris is the next BBQ legend. Skip and Juli's reaction to getting called for RGC was priceless. You guys are awesome!

Also Congrats to Blazin Buttz for GC on grilling!

"Thank you" to Phil, the Maples and everyone that worked so hard to make this event as great as it was. We had a blast!

As always it was great to see everyone. We had a great time hanging with the guys from Smokers Lounge, and Willie's Golf cart pit stops at our site were freakin hilarious every time.

ique
08-08-2011, 10:05 AM
Congrats Swamp Pit on Reserve and to everyone who got calls.

Nice job Phil organizing this contest.

Thumbs up on taking the ferry, burning a few hours off of the commute sitting at a bar watching sox/yanks was well worth the money

HarleyGirl14226
08-08-2011, 10:11 AM
Congrats to IQue on the GC and SwampPit on their RGC and to all who walked!

mfreeman73
08-08-2011, 10:24 AM
I ended up judging this year instead of competing (went to Florida and didn't have enough time or money when I got back to do it correctly. Will be competing next year.)

I can say as a judge that the samples I was getting at this comp were above average. I never really get bad Q while judging at comps, but the stuff I was getting yesterday seemed, on average, better than usual. So, great job to all the teams. My taste buds really appreciated it.

And I can't speak for all of the judges. I'm just telling what my experience was.

exhorns
08-08-2011, 11:00 AM
We had a great time this weekend. It didn't feel the same without the Brethren "wind driven" rain we are used to. lol Glad to see some new faces and talk to everyone. Wished our turn ins had done a little better but I can say this was the best one we've done yet. Great venue. Saw Bob (Maples) working on an electrical panel to get things fixed and then found out later on he was the owner. Great people. Flawless from our standpoint. Phil, I don't know how you did it. To all who helped on the planning, and execution of the event a heart felt thank you. Congrats to IQue, our friends from Swamp Pit and Blazin' Butts for continuing the grilling success. Matt

lunchlady
08-08-2011, 11:12 AM
hey congrats to iQue and Swamp Pit and everyone else who walked !!

This looked to be a fantastic event from the feedback and the pics I've seen so far,
GREAT job!

... does anyone know if this will be on the same weekend next year?
I'm trying to plan ahead....

CBQ
08-08-2011, 11:16 AM
Thanks Phil for a great event, and finding a spot to squeeze us in.

Congrats to Chris and Julie and Skip. Also a little extra thanks to Skip for arranging the ferry discounts - the best way to get there from New England.

CBQ
08-08-2011, 11:17 AM
hey congrats to iQue and Swamp Pit and everyone else who walked !!

This looked to be a fantastic event from the feedback and the pics I've seen so far,
GREAT job!

... does anyone know if this will be on the same weekend next year?
I'm trying to plan ahead....

It was a great event, but kind of quiet. Need some Baaaahhhbequuuue!

Meat@Slim's
08-08-2011, 11:22 AM
Two big congratulations are in order each for different reasons: IQue and Swamp Pit!

CMALANGA
08-08-2011, 11:39 AM
Congratulations to IQue, nicely done. The evnt was outstanding. I know Phil felt like he was managing a three ring circus but Skip, Sled, Paul, and him did a fantastic job pulling this off. Excellent venue. I thought the folks at the Maples were very good to us, and the other sponsors seemed to have gone the extra mile as well. You couldn't ask for more. It was good to see some familiar faces and talk with the teams. Thanks to everybody for making it a great weekend.

Chris

P.S. Congrats Smokin Aces on 13th place chicken...take care of my girl Luceile....I miss her already.

Sledneck
08-08-2011, 12:25 PM
... does anyone know if this will be on the same weekend next year?
I'm trying to plan ahead....

Yes


P.S. Congrats Smokin Aces on 13th place chicken...take care of my girl Luceile....I miss her already.

I cant believe smokin aces did not come over to me after awards and claim the 1300 prize money :wink:

Jacked UP BBQ
08-08-2011, 01:04 PM
Congrats Ique and Swamp Pit.....Huge weekend.

Great Job Phil awesome event. I will be back next year whether you want me or not! hahahaha

Ps.. Phil I think the garbage by my site had something to do with beng right in front of two 40 yard dumpsters!!!!! DUH!

And a huge shout out to all the ass holes in the crowd talking during awards while the girl from make a wish was trying to speak, I can say rudest group of ass holes ever!

SmokeInDaEye
08-08-2011, 01:15 PM
Congrats Ique and Swamp Pit.....Huge weekend.

Great Job Phil awesome event. I will be back next year whether you want me or not! hahahaha

Ps.. Phil I think the garbage by my site had something to do with beng right in front of two 40 yard dumpsters!!!!! DUH!

And a huge shout out to all the ass holes in the crowd talking during awards while the girl from make a wish was trying to speak, I can say rudest group of ass holes ever!

Yeah, that was a joke. I could have punched so many people for being stupid this weekend beginning with them. She did such a great job standing up there reading her thing.

Lakeside Smoker
08-08-2011, 01:17 PM
Congrats Ique and Swamp Pit!

-Mike

MattCom
08-08-2011, 01:23 PM
Congratulations to IQue and Swamp Pit! and a thanks to Phil for getting us in a great venue with such short leadtime.
My special moment was pouring Gold BondŽ powder down the leg of Willie B's shorts.... I told him it might tingle a bit. He said it was more like a burn :becky:. Funny funny stuff!!!

early mornin' smokin'
08-08-2011, 01:25 PM
honestly, how can anyone turn down 1300 pennies!

Jacked UP BBQ
08-08-2011, 01:29 PM
Congrats too Sacco and company for becoming the NEW grilling kings of Long Island. I heard that they were starting a site with Royal oak - www.grilling.net (http://www.grilling.net)

bigbear
08-08-2011, 02:48 PM
A few more photos.


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early mornin' smokin'
08-08-2011, 05:21 PM
my only complaint with this event is that it's not held monthly.

Smokenstein & monster crew
08-08-2011, 05:31 PM
This weekend priceless:

$500 worth of electronics stolen as you go to see the results.

well well that was fun: if you know someone who has an extra

PSP PLAYER
or
IPOD TOUCH......THAT DID NOT BELONG TO THEM

let me know, i would like it back.................
Icing on the cake

early mornin' smokin'
08-08-2011, 05:43 PM
my guess is it disappeared during awards. My friends were still at my site and said people were just wandering on to peoples cook sites, opening up bbq's and helping themselves to whatever they found. Hugely disconcerting, unfortunately we all can't be brethren

rxcellentq
08-08-2011, 06:53 PM
congrats to IQUE and Swamp Pit. Great job.

Frank Sacco
08-08-2011, 07:21 PM
Congrats too Sacco and company for becoming the NEW grilling kings of Long Island. I heard that they were starting a site with Royal oak - www.grilling.net (http://www.grilling.net)

Thanks for the plug Matt. Our first write up will review successful vendors in the Northeast. I'll PM you as time gets closer to arrange a meeting.

Muzzlebrake
08-08-2011, 07:25 PM
congratulations to everyone. wish I could have been there, sorry I missed this one!

slowerlowerbbq
08-08-2011, 09:05 PM
Huge congrats to Ique on the GC and to Swamp Pit for RGC. We were supposed to be here this year, but work kept us from coming. Hopefully it will work out next year. It sounds like it was a superb event. I know Phil worked tirelessly on getting this one off the ground and I'm so glad to hear it was such a success. Congrats and WTGs all around.

BBQ_MAFIA
08-08-2011, 09:10 PM
Congrats to IQUE and Swamp Pit and every one else.

Thanks Phil, and to all that helped, for putting this contest together
We had a fantastic time and can't wait for next year.

Sawdustguy
08-09-2011, 06:43 AM
This weekend priceless:

$500 worth of electronics stolen as you go to see the results.

well well that was fun: if you know someone who has an extra

PSP PLAYER
or
IPOD TOUCH......THAT DID NOT BELONG TO THEM

let me know, i would like it back.................
Icing on the cake

Thats why I always stay back at the site during the awards ceremony. I have done this ever since I returned from the awards ceremony at Rock 'n Ribfest in New Hampshire a few years back only to find someone trying to remove the BBQ Guru from our Spicewine.

tugbone
08-09-2011, 07:15 AM
Congrats to skip and julie on reserve and i-que for grand champ.
Also Phil great event you out did yourself.

SmokeInDaEye
08-09-2011, 09:02 AM
thanks for the plug matt. Our first write up will review successful vendors in the northeast. I'll pm you as time gets closer to arrange a meeting.

$60.

SmokeInDaEye
08-09-2011, 09:08 AM
This weekend priceless:

$500 worth of electronics stolen as you go to see the results.

well well that was fun: if you know someone who has an extra

PSP PLAYER
or
IPOD TOUCH......THAT DID NOT BELONG TO THEM

let me know, i would like it back.................
Icing on the cake

That f'n sucks! They probably broke in to my cambro, tasted my chicken and were so pissed they went looting.

Jokes aside, I'll often put locks on my trailer when I go to awards and even watch what I leave out overnight. We cooks are family but you never know who is wandering around.

early mornin' smokin'
08-09-2011, 09:29 AM
how can we set up something like a long island points chase for next year. Have like 3 LI comps, and reserve prize money from each to give to the overall leader, we already have williepallooza, battle of the brethren, i know we would definitely do 1 or 2 more if they were local. Traveling further than the island is difficult for a lot of us.

SmokeInDaEye
08-09-2011, 09:45 AM
how can we set up something like a long island points chase for next year. Have like 3 LI comps, and reserve prize money from each to give to the overall leader, we already have williepallooza, battle of the brethren, i know we would definitely do 1 or 2 more if they were local. Traveling further than the island is difficult for a lot of us.

Sled and I discussed it a few years ago and got yelled at (as usual). I still have the can of golden spam we were going to make in to the LI Spamley Cup if you want to help organize it.

early mornin' smokin'
08-09-2011, 09:52 AM
well, as long as i don't get yelled at by poobah, i'd be willing to help organize a 3rd contest on the island for next year. Open to all suggestions, but the battle of the brethren and williepallooza would have to be onboard with the money sharing aspect. AND I will gladly use the title LI Spamley Cup

timzcardz
08-09-2011, 10:02 AM
Jokes aside, I'll often put locks on my trailer when I go to awards and even watch what I leave out overnight. We cooks are family but you never know who is wandering around.

And the rest of us have been thinking about putting locks on your trailer overnight while you are in it! :becky:

timzcardz
08-09-2011, 10:03 AM
Word has it that News12 will show footage on Thursday.

Joe Zukes
08-09-2011, 10:07 AM
Here are a few more photos from this weekend.
Looked like a grand time was had by all.

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backyardchef
08-09-2011, 10:50 AM
What a fun time! It was great to see so many old and new friends while doing the 'que that we love to do...Huge thanks to Phil, Willie B, Sled and The Jacked Up crew, Julie and Skip, Phil/Guido from BBQ Mafia, The EdcueQators and everyone else that donated time, food and moral support. I don't want to leave anyone out, but it was so hectic that I know I'm forgetting folks.

Bottom line-- a great brethren event, raising money for a good cause and spending time with awesome people. A++++ I hope to be back next year and every year after...

backyardchef
08-09-2011, 10:51 AM
Mineola Fred, Santa Frank, Chris/Barfly......The Make a Wish Volunteers...

Smokin' Aces
08-09-2011, 11:04 AM
i couldnt find you for it.. hold it for next year and i will transfer it to next years winner, she is being well taken care of i believe she is loving the free range now.. nomore coops for her

Smokin' Aces
08-09-2011, 11:05 AM
haha dont know how to work this crap... the post above is for sledneck

Yakfishingfool
08-09-2011, 11:29 AM
Put this in wrong place...
I had a great time with a couple of total newbs working with me in Phils trailer. Many thanks to all the cooks that directed people to the black trailer with the pig. Man some of those people are real a-holes!! Phenomenal job by poobah, but also Sharon and Jackie and Mike and Ryan and especially James...Man that kid has matured on so many levels since I first met him! That family pulled together to support Phil and it was impressive as hell to watch.
Yeah, a couple of glitches but otherwise I really learned a lot doing this solo for the first time. Always be sure the hopper has pellets...twice I was a farking moron and ran out pellets. That's phils Job!!!! :) missed not cooking with him. Had great flavors I felt, and walked in chicken at a 6th place. I was thrilled.

Congrats IQue - now you can rest, Swamp Pit, glad you're not coming to ribfest ;) And all the others that walked and participated. See you at rib fest soon! Scott

Sawdustguy
08-09-2011, 11:46 AM
well, as long as i don't get yelled at by poobah, i'd be willing to help organize a 3rd contest on the island for next year. Open to all suggestions, but the battle of the brethren and williepallooza would have to be onboard with the money sharing aspect. AND I will gladly use the title LI Spamley Cup

It costs a lot of money to organize a contest. I hope you have some spare scratch to blow.

Sawdustguy
08-09-2011, 12:00 PM
All of the Polocks wish to thank the Rizzardi family, The Maples and Sponsors for their efforts in hosting this contest. It was everything we hoped it would be. Even though we didn't walk on Sunday, it was a thrill to win the desert catagory on Saturday with a score within 1.2 points of perfection at 178.8. You just can't put a price on the fun we had this past weekend. Long live the Battle of the BBQ Brethren in Manorville. I can easily see this contest becoming the most popular contest in the Northeast.:thumb::clap2::-D

Sledneck
08-09-2011, 12:45 PM
From newsday food blog
Manorville: BBQ Battle post-game
Monday August 8, 2011 5:13 PM By Erica Marcus

Photo credit: Chris Ware
Phil Rizzardi is a happy man. Exhausted but happy. The organizer of the 5th Annual Battle of the BBQ Brethren, which took place over the weekend in Manorville, said that the event “could not have been more of a success.”
Rizzardi estimates that about 2,500 people attended the two-day affair. Between the admission fees and food sales, Make-A-Wish of Suffolk, the beneficiary, collected about $5,000 in donations.
On Saturday, 18 teams took part in a grilling competition. The grand champion was a Patchogue team, Blazin’ Butts. Second place went to Ed-QUE-cators (Northport) and third to Centereach’s Smokin’ Irish. The top four grilling finishers also competed in a “Chopped”-style mystery-basket grilling “shootout” against Paul Kirk, a. k. a Baron of Barbecue, world champion many times over and partner* of RUB BBQ, the Manhattan barbecue restaurant that is set to open an East Meadow branch later this month. The shootout winner was Ed-QUE-cators, who took the preferred lamb chops, eggplant and jicama and made a Jamaican-inspired meal.
On Sunday, 42 teams competed in a New York State championship sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. The grand champion was team IQUE, most of whose members live in Massachusetts. This was a huge win for IQUE, according to Rizzardi. “It was the tenth consecutive year that these guys won one at least one grand championship. There are very few teams in that circle.” Second place went to Wantagh’s own Swamp Pit and third went to Fat Guys in a Little Smoke, hailing from Long Island, New York and Westchester. Click here for the complete results.
The winners: Ethan, right, 13, and his father Chris Hart, of Hopkinton, M.A., competing as IQUE, celebrate as the N.Y. State BBQ champions during the 2011 Battle of the BBQ Brethren in Manorville.
Tags: barbecue , Battle of the BBQ Brethren , Manorville

Sledneck
08-09-2011, 12:46 PM
http://long-island.newsday.com/restaurants/feed-me-1.812004/manorville-bbq-battle-post-game-1.3083457?showAll=true

traumanurse13
08-09-2011, 01:31 PM
As someone who is looking to compete next year, I went to this event to try and get some pointers and advice. My first stop was the McFrankenboo pit who among the many tips, told us to stop by the tents with the BBQ Brethren banners. It was probably the best advice I got all day. Everyone was great and more than willing to talk and offer advice to a beginner. I just wanted to say thanks to all you who took the time to talk and help a beginner. Congratulations to all. It was a great event.

BBQchef33
08-09-2011, 03:32 PM
ok.. So I am 80% healed. The event, so far exceeded my expectations that I cant even see what the old ones were anymore and have raised the bar for next year. I had more fun at this event than I have had competing at any event in 7 years. As much work as it was, seeing the reactions from the teams, and the public, was more gratifying than any GC.

The gifts awarded to Sharon and myself during the awards ceremony left me somewhat speechless, and reinforced the feelings I have towards the members of the Brethren and teams.. youre an amazing bunch of folks. The level of support I received was NOT limited to my family and those that helped organize, but EVERY team out there. Make-A-Wish was asked to send 20-25 volunteers, and they sent 7. It was the Brethren members and teams that picked up the slack. Things got very hectic at times and not once did someone turn me away when i asked for help.. this was really a BBQ Brethren event, run my the members of this forum.

Skip, Westex and Eric worked their tales off to get our necessities like Electric, portapotties, golf carts, etc.. and then got some luxurious like the pig for the VIP tent, concert tickets for raffles and free/reduced fares on the cross sound ferries for our New England competitors.

Then the full logistics team, Willyb and Rub helping with vending. Sled, Paul and my family running their asses off all weekend in golf carts making sure folks had what they needed. (Ques your daddy also ran the car show and made great mac n cheese :thumb: ). Steve and Vinny helped Sharon clean up the tent around midnight after the pot luck dinner when my feet refused to cooperate. BBQ Mafia and Santa Frank got lunch going in the VIP tent and Jacked up covered our ass for vending in case we sold out of food.. A highpoint... Jeremy from out of the ashes drove around with me giving out breakfast in the sunday morning typhoon... and another team, its such a blur...and I dont even remember which team name it was, scrambled and set the tables up for the ultimate grilling challenge.. (cmalanga...the guys with the mohawk.. thanks!! )It was amazing... I can not be more grateful.

The event was such a success because of all the folks under the canopies. :clap2:

i have not started the final accounting for the make a wish donation.. but I am hoping it will exceed $5000.

BBQchef33
08-09-2011, 03:43 PM
oh, BTW.. I had one of my heavy 10 gauge, 50 foot extension cords running power direct from he generator to the back of the field, thru the treeline where the car show was... it was just laying on the ground at the end of the contest and unplugged from the generator.. the teams nearby there were Roccos Rubs, BBQ Mafia, and Shake and Bake..

Anyone accidentally rolled up my cord with theirs, please send me a PM. it was 50 foot, 10 gauge orange and grey, with clear plastic ends. (Rigid brand)

Joe Zukes
08-09-2011, 04:41 PM
Phil, it was an immense pleasure to meet you and also as many of the Brethren and other crews as we could go and meet. Truly a fun and gracious group of folks. It was a blast to have met so many of you.

Both days we had the chance to interact with the public and I have to say that pretty much everyone who came out for this event each day enjoyed themselves very much. Everybody was saying how impressed they were with the event and also said how great it was that many of the crews took the time out of their incredibly busy day to chat with them and extoll the virtues of the Fine Art Of BBQ.

Hats of to the Brethren and all the folks who made this one of the top events of the year on Long Island!

2012 Baby!

Yakfishingfool
08-09-2011, 05:04 PM
oh, BTW.. I had one of my heavy 10 gauge, 50 foot extension cords running power direct from he generator to the back of the field, thru the treeline where the car show was... it was just laying on the ground at the end of the contest and unplugged from the generator.. the teams nearby there were Roccos Rubs, BBQ Mafia, and Shake and Bake..

Anyone accidentally rolled up my cord with theirs, please send me a PM. it was 50 foot, 10 gauge orange and grey, with clear plastic ends. (Rigid brand)


We also lost three bus tubs, two of phils and one with mylast name, owitz, written on it after we set it up for three basin washing at one of the demo's or make a wish...anybody seen them by chance??? Scott

Cue's Your Daddy
08-09-2011, 05:54 PM
The guys helping with the set up during the grilling were BAD ASS bbq. Great guys. Its amazing how everyone came together to make the event a success. Everyone wanted to see the event be a success and no one wanted to see it fail. Everyone took it personal. Sled worked his azz off. NICE JOB bro. I dont think people will realize how much you did because you kind of were behind the scenes but the event could not have gone off the way it did without your hard work. What was also great was that when someone asked someone else to help out, there were no questions, it was done. No one had an ego, attitude or blog to write down mistakes. And of course it was already said but James, mike, Jackie and the dirty garbage t shirt kid Ryan were amazing. They didnt have to be there but showed up and didnt just go thru the motions. They worked HARD. Phil, it was already said but you have to be proud of James. I am. And best moment of the weekend is me standing next to phils wife and a lady asking if she was my mother. She almost died laughing. I told her i will never call Phil DAD. Proud to be a Brethren. Proud to call you guys friends.

Westexbbq
08-09-2011, 05:54 PM
I saw the Owitz one for sure at the Grilling Challenge, maybe the others were there as well.

rxcellentq
08-09-2011, 07:15 PM
Phil thank you and your family for all that you did. We had a great time.

NS Mike D
08-09-2011, 08:40 PM
Put this in wrong place...
I had a great time with a couple of total newbs working with me in Phils trailer. Many thanks to all the cooks that directed people to the black trailer with the pig. Man some of those people are real a-holes!! Phenomenal job by poobah, but also Sharon and Jackie and Mike and Ryan and especially James...Man that kid has matured on so many levels since I first met him! That family pulled together to support Phil and it was impressive as hell to watch.
Yeah, a couple of glitches but otherwise I really learned a lot doing this solo for the first time. Always be sure the hopper has pellets...twice I was a farking moron and ran out pellets. That's phils Job!!!! :) missed not cooking with him. Had great flavors I felt, and walked in chicken at a 6th place. I was thrilled.

Congrats IQue - now you can rest, Swamp Pit, glad you're not coming to ribfest ;) And all the others that walked and participated. See you at rib fest soon! Scott

One of your newbs checking in here.


Scott, thank you very much for inviting me to be part of your team and giving me a peak into the world of competitive bbq.

While I had expected to learn a thing or two to take my backyard skills to another level, my biggest impressions were the friends I made and being a part of something good on so many levels.

I loved the way all of you joked with each other, jumped to lend each other a hand, took the time to talk with the public (or show a newbie a thing or two), all the while competing at the highest level.

I also want to thank Phil's family. Not only did I get to see them attend to the hundreds of tasks at hand needed to run an event of this size, but they made this stranger feel like I was a welcome guest in their home (even if it was just the trailer).

And now let me take a minute to think back and reflect on my first walk through at 6:30 Saturday morning, when I experienced the aroma of smoke in every direction in the quiet before the chaos. It was like nothing I had ever experienced. I was alone in my thoughts, a little anxious having no idea what to expect, hoping I wouldn't get in the way or do something stupid and cost someone the competition.

And in that peaceful moment, through the blue hue of smoldering wood, the voice of one chef calling out to another competitor to let him know he was the ugliest mother -------- he knew!


Congratulations to all of you for a weekend worth remembering.

deez20
08-09-2011, 10:44 PM
Had a great time this weekend although I was glad to get home and get some sleep once it was over. A big thanks to everyone that worked hard to put this event together, you all looked exhausted by the end but your effort was much appreciated by the teams. We couldn't have asked for a better competition.

CBQ
08-09-2011, 11:56 PM
Funniest moment for me was someone stopping by our tent looking for a friend. He was told his friend would be at the team flying a BBQ Brethren banner.

Uh, ya, kinda the wrong event to use that to find a team. :razz:

We always liked Sayville, despite the flooding and the power that dropped to 32 volts sometimes, but Maples was a better venue, a well run contest, and a great experience worthy of the BBQ Brethren. Amazing considering Phil wasn't even sure there would be a contest 100 days ago.

BBQchef33
08-10-2011, 12:05 AM
wow.... forgot about that... 100 days ago is like a lifetime..

timzcardz
08-10-2011, 09:33 AM
I'm looking for a picture that someone took at the awards.


After we got our 1st Place rib trophy, my niece (and team member) was holding the trophy just outside of the tent and someone asked if they could take a picture. We turned around and posed for the pic, but unfortunatley I don't know who it was taking the picture. We both had on our Grim Reaper Smoker team shirts.

If you took that picture I would like to get a copy. Please PM me for an email address.

Thanks.

Westexbbq
08-10-2011, 10:45 AM
wow.... forgot about that... 100 days ago is like a lifetime..


Not to mention last November when Brian (Ma's Que Crew) got the three of us out there for the first time!!!!

Anchors Smokeshop
08-10-2011, 12:17 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but i'm upset that this event has already come and gone.
You spend so much time preparing and looking forward to a comp and once it's over you have nothing to look forward to.
I understand that there are other comps to compete in, but this one has such a tight knit family that you don't get at other comps.
I wish there was a brethren competition once a month.
Phil, can you work on that for us?

BBQchef33
08-10-2011, 12:37 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but i'm upset that this event has already come and gone.
You spend so much time preparing and looking forward to a comp and once it's over you have nothing to look forward to.
I understand that there are other comps to compete in, but this one has such a tight knit family that you don't get at other comps.
I wish there was a brethren competition once a month.
Phil, can you work on that for us?


sure... I'll get right on it..

lets see.. I have to take the 3 weeks prior to the contest off from work to do all the logistics.

So one contest a month, from May thru October, means I would have to work only 6 weeks in 3 months, and then loose my mind for the other 18 weeks. WOW.... Great idea! :twitch:

:wink:

Anchors Smokeshop
08-10-2011, 01:08 PM
sure... I'll get right on it..

lets see.. I have to take the 3 weeks prior to the contest off from work to do all the logistics.

So one contest a month, from May thru October, means I would have to work only 6 weeks in 3 months, and then loose my mind for the other 18 weeks. WOW.... Great idea! :twitch:

:wink:

Hey, it was worth a shot.
We really appreciate all that you do for us as a community.
Just think of it like this... if the contest sucked, we wouldn't want more events.

Sawdustguy
08-10-2011, 06:51 PM
Hey, it was worth a shot.
We really appreciate all that you do for us as a community.
Just think of it like this... if the contest sucked, we wouldn't want more events.

James,

I would quit while I was ahead if I were you.:wink::becky:

timzcardz
08-11-2011, 07:00 AM
5 PM today
Cable News12


Sweet or spicy
Chicken or ribs

On Long Island, BBQ Means taking a trip
to Manorville, where the brisket is tender
and the competition is ferocious! Watch
"Battle of the BBQ."

TUNE IN AT 5 P.M.

Sledneck
08-11-2011, 08:14 AM
I saw the Owitz one for sure at the Grilling Challenge, maybe the others were there as well.

We also lost three bus tubs, two of phils and one with mylast name, owitz, written on it after we set it up for three basin washing at one of the demo's or make a wish...anybody seen them by chance??? Scott

An anonymous source just contacted me and said it was being held for ransom. They sent this pic.
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j447/r2bq/ransom/fc46807b.jpg

NS Mike D
08-11-2011, 09:07 AM
^^^^ My son and I were entrusted with those pans. Being boyscout, I had him set up the cleaning station. It was made very clear to both of us, these were not to be left behind.

I felt horrible to discover they were missing - and now to see they are being held for ransom.

I pray this ends without violence. I cannot take the guilt.

Yakfishingfool
08-11-2011, 01:22 PM
ransom eh??? OK, I'll take them back if they give me 20 bucks :)

Yakfishingfool
08-11-2011, 01:23 PM
^^^^ My son and I were entrusted with those pans. Being boyscout, I had him set up the cleaning station. It was made very clear to both of us, these were not to be left behind.

I felt horrible to discover they were missing - and now to see they are being held for ransom.

I pray this ends without violence. I cannot take the guilt.


These people cook meat, they are not a violent bunch unless shigging...in which case it can turn ugly fast :)

BBQchef33
08-11-2011, 02:29 PM
u turn ugly fast no matter what.. check your mirror for proof.

Yakfishingfool
08-11-2011, 03:16 PM
listen pot...


kettle

Sledneck
08-11-2011, 06:27 PM
http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=289268&position=1&news_type=news

SmokeInDaEye
08-11-2011, 09:23 PM
http://www.meatwave.com/blog/battle-of-the-bbq-brethren i need to clarify that it was my favorite neighbor smoke stein with the green spray.

Smokin J
08-12-2011, 09:10 AM
Nice article! I like the beer can idea.:becky:

mfreeman73
08-12-2011, 10:14 AM
One suggestion for next year: Please don't have the band start playing music until 2:00pm on Sunday. I was judging this year and they cranked it up right when we were trying to judge brisket. Not only could I not hear the table captain, but it was hard to concentrate on the food when the music was so loud. And it was very loud right by the judge's tent. I don't mind music, but if they could wait until 2:00pm, then the judges would all be done and it's all good after that.

SmokeInDaEye
08-12-2011, 10:56 AM
One suggestion for next year: Please don't have the band start playing music until 2:00pm on Sunday. I was judging this year and they cranked it up right when we were trying to judge brisket. Not only could I not hear the table captain, but it was hard to concentrate on the food when the music was so loud. And it was very loud right by the judge's tent. I don't mind music, but if they could wait until 2:00pm, then the judges would all be done and it's all good after that.

That woman singing was worse than fingernails on a chalkboard.

motoeric
08-12-2011, 02:24 PM
Hi,

If you happen to have any photos from the event that you wouldn't mind sharing that could be used for marketing of the event for the future, please let me know.

We could use any photos, but specifically, crowd shots would be great.

If the photographer would like to be credited, please include their name and if there are any photos of competitors, please include the team name and their individual names.

Please shoot me an email at

s a b e r i n c (at) o p t o n l i n e (dot) n e t

Thank you!

Eric

MikeR
08-12-2011, 05:03 PM
Hi,

If you happen to have any photos from the event that you wouldn't mind sharing that could be used for marketing of the event for the future, please let me know.

We could use any photos, but specifically, crowd shots would be great.

If the photographer would like to be credited, please include their name and if there are any photos of competitors, please include the team name and their individual names.

Please shoot me an email at

s a b e r i n c (at) o p t o n l i n e (dot) n e t

Thank you!

Eric

Just got back from Ohio- (left early Monday morning) as soon as I look at the pics I took I'll post what looks halfway decent,here as well as Facebook.

CTSmokehouse
08-12-2011, 09:41 PM
One suggestion for next year: Please don't have the band start playing music until 2:00pm on Sunday. I was judging this year and they cranked it up right when we were trying to judge brisket. Not only could I not hear the table captain, but it was hard to concentrate on the food when the music was so loud. And it was very loud right by the judge's tent. I don't mind music, but if they could wait until 2:00pm, then the judges would all be done and it's all good after that.

I would agree with Mike about the music. I judged at one of the closest tables to the band. It in no way affected my concentration in judging the Brisket presentation, which was for the most part excellent at our table. It initially was distracting and competed with the table captain, but once I saw the Brisket the music faded into the background. He is correct that the judging should be completed before the MC and Band take the stage...
Overall it was a very good experience...The MC and Band were a glitch..

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

MikeR
08-13-2011, 06:31 AM
Some pics from the battle-
These dishes aren't going go to clean themselves-
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/BBQ%20Battle%202011/DSCF7515.jpg
BGEs for sale-
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/BBQ%20Battle%202011/DSCF7516.jpg
Beer at the Maples-
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/BBQ%20Battle%202011/DSCF7545.jpg
No explanation needed-
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/BBQ%20Battle%202011/DSCF7568.jpg
Timzcardz and my daughter Casey with the ribs trophy-
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/BBQ%20Battle%202011/DSCF7574.jpg
Phil and his new grate-
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/BBQ%20Battle%202011/DSCF7585.jpg
The sun starts to shine in the "Swamp Pit"
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/BBQ%20Battle%202011/DSCF7599.jpg
IQUE- GC-
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/BBQ%20Battle%202011/DSCF7602.jpg
C'mon and give me a big hug-
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/BBQ%20Battle%202011/DSCF7603.jpg
And let's face it- it wouldn't be the same without Fred-
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/chief-222/Home/BBQ%20Battle%202011/DSCF7607.jpg

Smokenstein & monster crew
08-13-2011, 10:46 AM
http://www.meatwave.com/blog/battle-of-the-bbq-brethren i need to clarify that it was my favorite neighbor smoke stein with the green spray.

I will be painting heads green in hicksville...like a madman

article name wrong is just how the weekend went for me,
generator exhaust into my tent, 30' wall to close off public from going in
are row, 500 theft of electronics & now a misprint :doh:

oh & my brisket *******

laughs, beers, & everything in between

Westexbbq
08-13-2011, 12:34 PM
here's a few I took.

http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq288/westexbbq/Smokin%20at%20the%20Maples%20Battle%20of%20BBQ%20B rethren%20Aug%2020/IMG_0625.jpg

http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq288/westexbbq/Smokin%20at%20the%20Maples%20Battle%20of%20BBQ%20B rethren%20Aug%2020/IMG_0627.jpg

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timzcardz
08-13-2011, 02:30 PM
The gifts awarded to Sharon and myself during the awards ceremony left me somewhat speechless, and reinforced the feelings I have towards the members of the Brethren and teams.. youre an amazing bunch of folks.


For those that were not there or may not have seen, as a token of the teams' appreciation for what Phil has done with this competition he was presented with a custom grill grate, and his lovely daughter Jackie, accepted on his wife's behalf an inflated nitrile glove with enough US Treasury Department issued gift certificates valid at any restaurant in the country for Sharon and Phil to enjoy a nice quiet dinner alone, without us Brethren.

The grate . . .
http://www.cal-lector.com/Brethren/BrethrenGrate2.jpg

bbqbull
08-13-2011, 02:32 PM
Sweet looking grill grate!

motoeric
08-13-2011, 02:45 PM
For those that weren't able to view the video from the event on the News 12 site, here is the same video but on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/fdANvMAPou4

Eric

boogiesnap
08-13-2011, 02:57 PM
For those that were not there or may not have seen, as a token of the team's appreciation for what Phil has done with this competition he was presented with a custom grill grate, and his lovely daughter Jackie, accepted on his wife's behalf an inflated nitrile glove with enough US Treasury Department issued gift certificates valid at any restaurant in the country for Sharon and Phil to enjoy a nice quiet dinner aone, without us Brethren.

The grate . . .
http://www.cal-lector.com/Brethren/BrethrenGrate2.jpg


the brethren and phil are simply amazing.

nice job guys, showing phil how important he is to us.

motoeric
08-18-2011, 12:58 PM
Hey,

I'd like to thank Cox Media and WBAB for their donations for the raffles, as well as Octopus Publishing for the book donations and Bacon Salt for the sample packs.

It was very cool that they all lent a hand and supported the event and cause.

Eric

Sledneck
08-18-2011, 03:40 PM
Hey,

I'd like to thank Cox Media and WBAB for their donations for the raffles, as well as Octopus Publishing for the book donations and Bacon Salt for the sample packs.

It was very cool that they all lent a hand and supported the event and cause.

Eric
I would like to add grillgrates and pig of the month club to that list

SmokeInDaEye
08-18-2011, 04:04 PM
Did you all use all of the aprons I brought? I didn't have one in my bag, though I have a ton more at home.