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willkat98
05-24-2005, 09:19 PM
Well I am one of 60 judges with a guaranteed a seat at the IL State Champs July 9th.

Hope to hook up with Buzz after I judge, and Greg is trying to get a team entered.

Any other Midwesterners entering this one? Would love to pop in and visit you

The_Kapn
05-25-2005, 06:42 AM
Good Deal Bill.
I am sure you see the full range of Que :lol:
Take notes for us.
TIM

parrothead
05-25-2005, 10:27 AM
I checked, Bill. Still spots available.

willkat98
05-25-2005, 08:43 PM
I checked, Bill. Still spots available.

Hope you can get in Greg.

I cannot make it at all until Saturday.

I sent you info on Peoria. Maybe we can do that

parrothead
07-04-2005, 11:12 AM
OK, leaving Friday morning for my first KCBS competition. Jitters are setting in. Will I forget something crucial? Will I bomb my first time out? Somebody has to come in dead last. Will I not be able to sleep the night before, making not getting much sleep on Friday night even worse?

Oh well, we shall see.

Oh, did I mention that it is the state championship also?

BrooklynQ
07-04-2005, 11:18 AM
You'll do great. Just remember to have a good time. Sleep? Who needs sleep?
Who else is on your team?

dxesmkr
07-04-2005, 11:23 AM
Good Luck Greg!!!!!!!!! You sound like me gettin' ready for a competition :) .I always forget somethin'.I tell all my teamates to keep there cell phones on and call before they come. :D

Willy T.

parrothead
07-04-2005, 11:24 AM
The team this time around will consist of myself, Bob, RonL for starters. At some point along the way on Saturday, my parents will be stopping by to help with cleanup as we will be exhausted (probably). Bob will be doing the beans catagory, and RonL will be doing the dessert category.

dxesmkr
07-04-2005, 12:18 PM
A rested cleanup crew is a teams most cherished asset. :D

Willy T.

chad
07-04-2005, 01:26 PM
A rested cleanup crew is a teams most cherished asset. :D

Willy T.

I'll testify to that! :D

Start running a checklist now - and include things like a fire extinguisher, dish soap, bleach, Clorox wipes, cutting board, foil, foil pans, COOKERS and the GRATES!!! :D, etc.

If you want a copy of the one Tim and I use let me know!!

Solidkick
07-04-2005, 01:39 PM
Go get 'em brother!! It's gonna be a big contest!

The_Kapn
07-04-2005, 06:40 PM
Good Luck Greg, Ron, Bob and (the most important)--clean up parents :lol:
Take lots of pics in your free time :lol: :lol:

TIM

willkat98
07-04-2005, 10:50 PM
Good Luck Greg, Ron, Bob and (the most important)--clean up parents :lol:
Take lots of pics in your free time :lol: :lol:

TIM

I'll try and help with the clean up.

I should be done 20 min after last turn in.

Save some of Bob's beans for me

Neil
07-05-2005, 08:49 AM
Good luck Greg. I'm sure you guys will do a great job turning out excellent Q.

parrothead
07-05-2005, 08:51 AM
Chad, Send me that if it is handy.

Bill, I don't think you are going to be hungry.

Neil
07-05-2005, 09:07 AM
Just checked the map. Can you get there from here? Seems like the organizers for the state championship could find a more easily accessible location.

parrothead
07-05-2005, 09:09 AM
Just checked the map. Can you get there from here? Seems like the organizers for the state championship could find a more easily accessible location.

I think it is where they live. Can't blame them.

Trout_man22
07-05-2005, 09:10 AM
Good luck to all

MrSmoker
07-05-2005, 09:17 AM
Good Luck Brothers,give it your best shot and have fun.

Ron_L
07-05-2005, 10:44 AM
I'm sure that we'll be nervous, and I'm sure that we'll forget to bring something, but I'm also sure that we'll have a great time! I am looking forward to the whole experience.

I did some test runs on dessert this weekend. Imagine me walking up and down the beach with a plate full of Habanero-Lime Cheesecake slices, asking friends, family and even strangers to taste it! I have some pics but I'll wait until I get back home and have a broadband connection to post them. The comments from everyone were extremely positive. The grilled pound cake with pineapple salsa and tequila whipped cream was also very good, but wasn't as great as the cheesecake.

tommykendall
07-05-2005, 10:55 AM
Best of luck to you ILFOs

icemn62
07-05-2005, 12:35 PM
Relax, and show em how to produce real que. I am more than confident you will do well.

YLBILL
07-05-2005, 02:17 PM
Greg, you guys will have a blast! Relax, have FUN and remember why your really there. Your building memories with great folks that will last a lifetime. No matter what happens it's just a part of the great story. Good luck!

jt
07-05-2005, 03:04 PM
Good luck, guys.

Ron, those desserts sound awesome!

willkat98
07-05-2005, 03:09 PM
If I get cheese cake, its getting a 1.

Unless it comes with a shovel.

Greg, you remember the barbecued Ice Cream guy at our class?

brdbbq
07-05-2005, 03:40 PM
Just checked the map. Can you get there from here? Seems like the organizers for the state championship could find a more easily accessible location.

Just follow the smell

Ron_L
07-05-2005, 06:18 PM
If I get cheese cake, its getting a 1.

Unless it comes with a shovel.

Greg, you remember the barbecued Ice Cream guy at our class?

1 is the best score, right? :D

So... I'm just guessing that we'd better hope that you're not judging desserts...

willkat98
07-05-2005, 06:46 PM
If I get cheese cake, its getting a 1.

Unless it comes with a shovel.

Greg, you remember the barbecued Ice Cream guy at our class?

1 is the best score, right? :D

So... I'm just guessing that we'd better hope that you're not judging desserts...

Thats one thing that I don't like, and might end up DQ'ing myself.

I have been going back and forth with the organizer a bit, and he insists that all judges will judge all categories.

Don't like that one bit. Thought the optionals should be, well optional (from previous DF and Tim posts, I think they axed for volunteers)

So if you got sour cream, creme cheese, mustard, or any farked up thing (IMO) in your dessert, beans, or sausage, it gets a 1.

I told the guy to use the Mayor of Shannon and the COC. I just don't get it.

Got a small folding camping shovel all ready.

Solidkick
07-05-2005, 07:48 PM
So if you got sour cream, creme cheese, mustard, or any farked up thing (IMO) in your dessert, beans, or sausage, it gets a 1.


Just remember that some cost and a lot of effort goes into making these desserts. I haven't seen the roll call for Shannon yet, but it wouldn't surprise me that 20-30 teams that we were up against at Charleston MO will be there. If that is the case, you are going to see and taste some wonderful desserts. If you must give someone a 6 because you don't like sour cream or cream cheese, then so be it, but don't DQ someone by giving them a 1, in fact, I'm not sure you can give a 1 without the table captain's approval.

Tell Randy and Marla of Ulcer Acres hello from the Belly Brothers and hope to see them at Boone County.

willkat98
07-05-2005, 08:01 PM
For you kick, they'll get a 2

2Fat
07-05-2005, 09:00 PM
. Imagine me walking up and down the beach with a plate full of Habanero-Lime Cheesecake slices, asking friends, family and even strangers to taste it! .

use lots of habenero's--the original recipe only calls for three but ya can kick it up for sure!

Buzz

2Fat
07-05-2005, 09:01 PM
Hope to hook up with Buzz after I judge, and Greg is trying to get a team entered.

Any other Midwesterners entering this one? Would love to pop in and visit you

You darn well better stop by b4 judging too---

see ya

buzz

Solidkick
07-09-2005, 04:33 PM
Should be getting results pretty soon.........I've got my pen and paper ready to write them down.....cell phone signal is terrible,

frognot
07-09-2005, 05:29 PM
anxiously awaiting results. . .

i will judge the cheesecake if necessary, use lots of dry ice in shipping; it's a li'l warm in Texas right now . . .

Mmmmmm, cheesecake!

Solidkick
07-09-2005, 06:46 PM
OK, I appologize if I don't get this correct.....the cell phone reception was terrible.......

63 teams.....big names there.....

4th in sausage
6th in brisket
17th in ribs

I think he said 40th overall.......
He said he wasn't ready to do another one tomorrow, but he had a great time. Anytime you're cooking, it's a great time!

We're proud of you brother!!

PS: I think Greg said Buzz (2Fat) was 11th overall.

chad
07-09-2005, 07:00 PM
Greg gave me a call just a bit ago and I do believe you are correct. Sounds like they had a great "1st" outing. Walked the stage twice (top 10 in two catagories).

He said their sausage entry was maple fattie!! :D

The_Kapn
07-09-2005, 08:10 PM
Sounds like they had a great "1st" outing. Walked the stage twice (top 10 in two catagories).
Great showing--Congrats!!!!
"Walking is KEWL" :lol:

Can hardly wait for the "inside skinny" from the team :wink:

TIM

Ron_L
07-09-2005, 08:28 PM
I'll let Greg tell the whole story, but it was a great time! We were in a Lion's Club baseball field backed up against a soy bean field, so the sun was relentless, and I think I know how a pork butt feels when its in the cooker, but it was a blast. Kick has our results correct.

The dessert received mixed results. We talked with Buzz on Friday and he mentioned that they had tried this same recipe a few times, and they also had mixed results. One judge gave it all 9's, one gave it a 6 for taste, but the rest gave it 7s or 8s. We came in 20th for dessert. The winning dessert was homemade ice ceram (did i mention that is was over 90 degrees) and second place was a pecan pie.

Kick, we meant Randy of Ulcer Acres and he rememered you guys and says hello. I have a picture of him by his rig that I will post later. They received the Land Of Lincoln Trophy for the highest placing Illjinois-based team, so they had a great outing.

parrothead
07-09-2005, 10:15 PM
We bombed in chicken and pork. Lesson learned. Don't experiment at a competition. THat is why we ended up 40th overall.

Had a blast! met great people! Learned a lot!

Tired, going nighty night now.

chad
07-10-2005, 07:39 AM
Don't experiment at a competition.


Well! That's a big "no ****", isn't it?? :D Congrats on a successful outing - hey, you walked twice!

Now you are mentally prepared for Grillkings!

MrSmoker
07-10-2005, 07:46 AM
Congrats Brothers,you did good on your first contest. :D

BrooklynQ
07-10-2005, 10:43 AM
Great job guys. As long as you "Had a blast! met great people! Learned a lot! " it was all worth it.

icemn62
07-10-2005, 11:28 AM
I would like to add "another job well done" guys.

Ron_L
07-10-2005, 11:49 AM
Thanks, guys... I'm a little more rested now... This was my first experience in any BBQ competition, so I was like a kid in the candy store looking at all of the cookers and learning everything I could! What I find ironic is that we were called up for Brisket, which is supposed to be one of the hardest to cook, and for submitting a maple fatty as sausage, one of the easiest... We knew that the chicken wouldn't place. It was a little too dry. We also knew the butt was a stretch. It just didn't have much flavor.

So... Here's just a few highlights and things that I learned...

1. When setting up, it was necessary for Bob to put his tongue on Greg's tongue... :shock: I didn't watch. Then I noticed that they were talking about the trailer tongues... :D

2. If you are going to sleep in your car, don't park near the guys running the dice game.

3. If you are going to sleep in your car, don't park near the porta-johns.

4. If you ignore 2 and 3, plan on very little sleep!

Ron_L
07-10-2005, 12:11 PM
One thing that I forgot to mention... We had a LOT of complements on our Brethren banner. A lot of people came by and said "I love your logo". Of course, we took that opportunity to suggest that they visit the site! Hopefully we'll have some new Brethren soon!

tommykendall
07-10-2005, 12:17 PM
Lesson learned. Don't experiment at a competition


I think Mary mentioned that once before also. Great job nonetheless Greg.

parrothead
07-10-2005, 12:52 PM
Lesson learned. Don't experiment at a competition


I think Mary mentioned that once before also. Great job nonetheless Greg.

A lesson is never truly learned until you learn it first hand.

parrothead
07-10-2005, 03:31 PM
My run down.

We got there just a little bit after 9 a.m. on Friday. Good choice in my opinion to get there as early as they will allow. We were able to liesurely set up our kitchen (which takes quite a bit of time with the amount of crap that we hauled along). We had 2 trailers and 2 trucks full of crap. First time out, no one wants to forget anything. THe chuckwagon actually has stuff that we had no intention of using, but I was not going to unpack it before we left. Bob's new portable kitchen was a dream. We had hat and cold running water.

After set up, the only thing that we needed to get done quick was to get the chicken brined. So now, it is 11:00 and we have nothing that needs to be done. We get to meet our neighbors as they pull in, watch the cool pits as they all drive past our row of WSM's, shoot the **** with whoever walks by, and basically just putz around the entire day. We made some sandwiches around noon and decided to start prepping some meat. The cool part is that you can spend some quality time rubbing butts and then just relax for awhile and shoot the **** and then decide to prep the briskits, etc. Butts and briskits are prepped and in the cooler by 2, with a tentative appointment for the cookers at 10ish. We took turns walking around the area, checking out the other campsites and trailers, and talking with the other competitors.

There was a guy a couple of sites down, that had all kinds of questions. Val, I think was his name. Very nice guy, just getting into BBQ. He made a team with his son, and his son in law I believe called the frontyard cookers. There were at least three sites on our side of him that adopted him and helped him out as much as we could. We pointed him to the site, I hope he finds his way here. I also hope that he did not get discouraged and keeps practicing and makes it next year also.

Cooks meeting roles around at 8:00. I make it there, go through the motions and get back to camp. While I was gone, there was a reporter there from the Rockford paper. Rockford is the biggest town for at least a couple of counties in any direction. Bob and Ron said he was coming back to get some pictures of us gitting on og the "grills", as he called them, going. So we got a chimney fo coals going, and he showed up right on Q and snapped a bunch of pictures of Bob getting a WSM fired up. He took Bob's name and asked a few questions. I think maybe the brethren will get a mention there, but I got distracted right around that point as a high school buddy of mine showed up right then that I had told about the competition. We caught up on each other's lives over the past year for a little while, and we decided to get the ribs mostly prepped. We had them 85% prepped and in the cooler by 10:00, Good feeling. Butts and briskits go on, and I say "who wants piza". I had brought along everything for easy pizzas on the weber. Boboli crusts and a mess of fixins. We all made up our own pies, put them in and voila, we all had personal pizzas. They were excellent. My buddy left around 11:30. By this time, the WSMs were running along pefectly at 220ish. We decide to all try and get some sleep. Ron went to his car near the potties and the dice game. Bob and I had cots that we drug out. Because of the temperatures that we had been having we didn't think that we would be cold, but we were.

At 1:30 I still was not asleep. I checked the WSMs and one had fallen a little low. I stirred the coals and opened the vents a little. It climbed right back up and settled in. I wrapped myself up in a tarp, got back on the cot and felt warm finally. Went to sleep almost instantly.

Sun up. I wake up at 5:30. Cool, 4 full hours of sleep. Better than I thought I was going to get. Looked over at a probe that was on the table. 57 degrees it said. Went over to the WSMs. One says 203, the other says 199. Out-stinking-standing! Bob gets up about 10 minutes later. Bob was wrapped up in all the clothes and aprons that he could find lying around. Ron gets back to camp about the same time. I tell them that I just wrapped up in the tarp and was nice and toasty. All of a sudden, both camps from either side of us said, "we know, we could hear you every time you turned over".

We wander around camp trying to find someone with some coffee. I was going to bring coffee singles, but forgot. Ron ended up driving to Casey's and getting us coffee. We fire up another WSM, finish prepping ribs and throw them on. We go to the judges tent where they have biscuits and gravy for everybody along with more coffee. Back to our site to chow. I start watching the clock and we start messing with the chicken some more before we put it in. Other WSM fired up. It is about this time that I realise we will be very busy for the next 6 or so hours.

I ask Ron to volunteer to be the garnish and box guy. He graciously takes the job. He sets into washing and sorting lettuce and parsley while Bob and I pretty much tend pits and work on meat. From here on out, anything more than a few minutes in a chair to catch your breath and relax your feet, was a rarity. About this time my parents showed up. They had stopped by for a little while the day before also. I asked my dad about a month ago if he could stop by on Saturday nice and fresh to help with cleanup and tear down. He and my mom jumped at the chance and had a great time to boot.

From this point on, we actually ran like a well oiled machine for the most part. My mom sat out of our way and let the men go at it. My dad and I cook at the family reunion every year and are used to cooking a bunch of different things all at the same time and staying out of each other's way. Bob and I team up to cook for big groups all the time and work great together as well. Rob did excellent with the garnish and the boxes and pitched in wherever else he could between all of that. Did I mention that it was 90 with no clouds no trees and little wind? Everytime I went to take another box for turn in, I swear that they kept moving the tent further away each time.

Somewhere in the middle of all of this, I remembered to throw the fatties on only 2 minutes after the pre-determined time that we had set. We took a few minutes the day before and wrote down the times that we wanted everythin to go into the WSMs. I think we did pretty good with that. I hope we still have that sheet to look back on, because stuff came out pretty much dead on.

Timing. Chicken came out dry, not from overcooking, but from my wanting to experiment. Ribs were perfect. I pulled one slab, cut in a couple of bones, and they sliced perfect without falling apart. I took a bite and it came off clean from the bone with out falling apart. Perfect. At home or the restaurant I usually make them fall of the bone. Pork spent an hour in the cooler and pulled perfectly. The briskit did not spend any cooler time, mostly because I wasn't worried about doing very well with it. It sliced perfectly at a pencil thickness without falling apart and stretched before snapping just like we were shown at the judging class. It was very juicy. The fatty? Well it is hard to screw up. 3 hours in the right range, and it is perfect. One flip at an hour and a half.

Taste. Chicken was dry. I made some fantastic chicken during the week, and was very satisfied with it. Until a phone call from a friend. Not that the advice was bad. It is just hard to get the gist of it over the phone, and I was not in the mood to do any more cooking to experiment before the contest. I did not expect good results from the chicken when I turned it in. Ribs. I loved them, everyone in the kitchen loved them, everybody walking buy loved them. I was very proud of them. You get comments from people that say food is good, but people are generally kind. You can tell the difference between someone being kind and someone genuanly loving what they are eating. I could tell this difference between the chicken and the ribs. Pork. I am not sure what went wrong, but when it was pulled it tasted like ..... nothing. None of the rub whatsoever was there. I have a decent idea of what happened, but will experiment to prove it. I doctored the best I could with some sauce, vinegar and lawry's. turned it in and knew it would not do any good. Briskit. Turned out exactly like it dis at home, but, by this time I realise that home cookin' don't mean ****, and everything has to be a few notches higher. I throw my select slices on the weber kettle with some glaze and go back to the cutting board. Taste the briskit again, then give everything on the cutting board a lite dusting of lawry's. Way better. I go back to the weber kettle and lightly dust those slices. I never tasted the final product that went in, but didn't have high hopes for it. The fatty. What can I say, it's a maple fatty. They are perfect all the time.

The results. Sausage was first as it was not a KCBS thingy. I wasn't sure what would happen here since a simple fatty might just not be the type of thing they were thinking of in this category. Fourth place. Cool! 100 dollars, even cooler! Chicken. I knew this wouldn't do good, and I was right. Ribs. I had high expectaions, but did not get called. 17th out of 63 teams. pork. I did not ecpext anything and was again right. Briskit. I did not expect anything. Afterall, briskit is the hardest thing to do good, right? 6th place. Very happy about this.

Reflections. After remembering that this is a state championship and there were at least 20 teams there that almost do this for a living, I did alright for my first time out. Ribs, no problem with 17th when you have to stop and think that ribs is one thing that everybody really strives for, especially with all of the pros there from all over the place. Afterwards, I geuss I remember that the rub was a bit thick on them and will cut that back a little bit. chicken and butt. Figure out the problems and get them back to where I like them. I know that if I don't like it and turn it in, it will bomb. Briskit. Continue on the same path without changing much.

Things I learned and other ponderances.

20 x 20 is way to small of a site. I knew this ahead of time, but dealt with it.

3 man team for sure. I don't see how 2 people can do this and keep their heads straight.

Another person. Either an additional or the 3rd person to show up the second day nice and fresh. THat or send the 3rd person to a hotel early for a good nights sleep. A fresh body taking care of the little things like cleaning table, doing dishes, fetching water is invaluable. If you have a chance for this fresh body, do it.

Water. Lots of drinking water. I like the 12 ouncers for this, because you finish it while it is cold. Bigger ones you set down and forget, and 10 minutes later it is hot.

Don't have high expectations your first time out. You have no bar set. I have now set my bar and if I can raise it a little bit each time I will be happy.

KCBS events, especially state championship events have a completely different level of people cooking than some backyard competition.

Don't let Bob put his tongue on top of your tongue.

Don't drink like a fish. I knew this already. I probably had three mixed drinks the whole evening on Friday. I saw other teams that were drinking a lot and had a hard time getting going in the morning.

If you have not tried it, then go out and try it. You will not regret it. It is a blast.

Extra turn in items. Nobody around us was turning in any extras. We did theem all. The one guy even said, we learned some time ago, that unless you consistantly do good on the main 4, do not take your attention away from them with other turn ins. I think they are wrong. My fatty did not take away anything from the other stuff, and got me back a small portion of my outlay. The beans and the dessert were done before Saturday, and did not take anything away either. Plus they were fun, and Ron's cheesecake was excellent. Sorry, Bob. I don't like beans, so did not try them.

There is probably more, but this has to be the longest post I have ever made in my life. I'll give you guys a break.

The_Kapn
07-10-2005, 04:17 PM
Greg--fantastic report.
Felt like we were there with you :wink:

How did you "present" your fattie?
"Inquiring minds..." and all of that :lol:

Thanks,
TIM

Solidkick
07-10-2005, 06:33 PM
Another person. Either an additional or the 3rd person to show up the second day nice and fresh. THat or send the 3rd person to a hotel early for a good nights sleep. A fresh body taking care of the little things like cleaning table, doing dishes, fetching water is invaluable. If you have a chance for this fresh body, do it.


Ah.....thus the title "pitbitch"


KCBS events, especially state championship events have a completely different level of people cooking than some backyard competition.

Amen to that...........


If you have not tried it, then go out and try it. You will not regret it. It is a blast.

BBQ people are some of the best people in the world...you'll find most will give you tips and suggestions.

Excellent report Greg! Sorry if I bugged you by calling....jump back in there and give it another go soon! See you in 2 weeks? or maybe Sept 9th and 10th? :wink:

willkat98
07-10-2005, 06:48 PM
Where did Bob's beans place?

I loved them

Congrats guys!

The_Kapn
07-10-2005, 07:13 PM
Quote:

KCBS events, especially state championship events have a completely different level of people cooking than some backyard competition.

Amen to that...........
Quote:

If you have not tried it, then go out and try it. You will not regret it. It is a blast.

BBQ people are some of the best people in the world...you'll find most will give you tips and suggestions.
Could not agree more.
There are actually folks that make a very good living on the circuit.
And, that is because they are damn good at what they do :twisted:

Even regional circuits have awesome superstars (Mike and Kevin ignore this--swelled head Mod :lol: ).
Chad and I just wish that they and the KCBS SuperStars would take a week off and give us a shot :twisted:
Sure am glad we don't have to face Sir Jim in the NorthWest--we have enough headaches for now :lol:

The reality is that Competetive BBQ is getting big--really huge.
With bigness comes the $$$, the talent, FoodTV, and all the other media publicity.
Gonna get even more competetive in the next couple of years-- :cry:

I just wish I could pack the Judges tent with my neighbors....... :wink:

And, AMEN, to "great folks".
Nothing but good experiences with the other teams :lol:

Folks should just go "do it" if they are curious! Cost ya a few hundred $$ to a grand and well worth it for a "once in a lifetime" experience!
You will be "hooked"--especially if ya "walk"--guaranteeeeeed :roll:
You will look at your MasterCard balance and your 401K/IRA with a totally new perspective.... :lol:

I am so proud of Greg and the guys placing as they did at Shannon--Great effort :)

TIM

BrooklynQ
07-10-2005, 09:10 PM
Great report Greg. I can't wait till we meet up at grill kings.

parrothead
07-10-2005, 09:44 PM
How did you "present" your fattie?

Pictures to come.

parrothead
07-10-2005, 09:46 PM
Sorry if I bugged you by calling

No prob at all. I was glad to get the encouragement from you. Don't ever be afraid to call. Except for the crucial turn in times that you already know about.

Seriously, it was great to hear from you throughout.

parrothead
07-10-2005, 10:36 PM
One other thought.

Mike and Theresa lake run a pretty damned cool competition. I know that they are not the official organizers, but they are the braun behind it. What a clean operation they run. Grade A number 1. If you guys ever find your way here, thanks bunches!

jt
07-11-2005, 09:01 AM
Nice report Greg. And Good Job! As you said, now you know what you want to do the next time.

Neil
07-11-2005, 10:43 AM
Thanks for the excellent report. Reading this gets my competitive juices flowing. I have got to get into one of these someday.

parrothead
07-11-2005, 10:44 AM
Thanks for the excellent report. Reading this gets my competitive juices flowing. I have got to get into one of these someday.

He says with a crown of ribs on his head.

Trout_man22
07-11-2005, 11:16 AM
Greg,

Great report, I didn't have to worry about the 90deg or the sun. BTW congtats

2Fat
07-11-2005, 05:55 PM
One other thought.

Mike and Theresa lake run a pretty damned cool competition. Grade A number 1. If you guys ever find your way here, thanks bunches!

As long as we are cooking it will be on our schedule(this year one of three)---only other contest that I think is a MUST do( and for completely different reasons) is waucoma Ia the 1st weekend of August


Buzz

Ron_L
07-12-2005, 02:39 PM
Nice wrap-up, Greg... I think you covered almost everything... Besides being garnish-bitch, I was also dubbed trash-bitch! :D

Trout_man22
07-12-2005, 02:44 PM
Nice wrap-up, Greg... I think you covered almost everything... Besides being garnish-bitch, I was also dubbed trash-bitch! :D

Way to go Ron :wink:

parrothead
07-12-2005, 03:30 PM
That's right. You did a good job at that. It's amazing how much garbage you can accumulate at a thing like that.

I think the term was trashy bitch.

Bigdog
07-13-2005, 08:15 AM
I think the term was trashy bitch.

Sounds like he would get along great with the Bombed Bash Bimbo. :twisted:

jt
07-13-2005, 09:11 AM
I think the term was trashy bitch.

Sounds like he would get along great with the Bombed Bash Bimbo. :twisted:
LMAO

Bellybro
07-13-2005, 12:53 PM
Great job guys! Waloking across the stage on your first outing just makes it more irresistable. You definitly have the fever now!!!!!!

rbinms33
07-13-2005, 01:12 PM
Sounds like you had a good outing! I can only hope mine will go that well in September. Plenty of time to practice though.

Ron_L
07-17-2005, 07:07 PM
It took me a while, but my pictures are finally in the Gallery!

Ron_L
07-20-2005, 10:35 PM
I almost forgot about this, but we talked with a photoprapher from the Rockford (IL) Registar Star of Friday night at Shannon, and i checked their web site this evening, and they have a picture of Bob (MrB1984) putting lit charcoal into one of the WSMs. Here's the link...

http://www.rrstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050712/ENTERTAINMENT0304/507120302&SearchID=73214781182691

The pic is on the right side, about half way down the page. He mis-identifies us as the Brothers-in-smoke team, but its close!

parrothead
07-21-2005, 10:26 AM
beans

Appearance/taste/tenderness
9 5 8
8 7 8
9 8 7
8 6 7
8 6 9
8 8 8

parrothead
07-21-2005, 10:34 AM
chicken

appearance/taste/tenderness

7 5 6
7 7 8
8 5 6
7 7 6
8 7 7
9 8 8

parrothead
07-21-2005, 10:35 AM
ribs

appearance/taste/tenderness

9 8 7
7 7 8
8 9 8
7 6 7
8 9 9
8 7 7

parrothead
07-21-2005, 10:38 AM
pork

appearance/taste/tenderness
8 7 9
6 6 6
8 7 7
8 6 7
6 5 6
6 7 7

Bark was pretty much non existant as you can see.

parrothead
07-21-2005, 10:40 AM
brisket 6th place

appearance/taste/tenderness

8 8 7
8 8 9
6 5 6
8 7 8
7 9 9
9 9 8

parrothead
07-21-2005, 10:41 AM
sausage 4th place

appearance/taste/tenderness

8 9 9
8 9 8
7 9 9
7 7 7
5 9 8
8 8 8

parrothead
07-21-2005, 10:43 AM
dessert Lime habenero cheesecake

appearance/taste/tenderness

8 8 8
8 6 8
8 6 7
8 8 7
8 7 8
8 7 7

tommykendall
07-21-2005, 10:44 AM
Farkin'-A nipple. Great show

The_Kapn
07-21-2005, 10:53 AM
Great pics of some fine looking eats.

Thanks Greg!

TIM