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dxesmkr
06-18-2005, 07:34 AM
Aug. 5th & 6th
Dillard , Ga.

Willy T.

The_Kapn
06-18-2005, 08:13 AM
I imagine Kevin will make this one (HomeBBQ) and a couple of the other FBA teams. Have not heard for sure yet.

I'm doing a Cajun Shrimp Boil one night--dinners on me. How many in your team for Dillard?

See Ya there :lol:

TIM

chad
06-18-2005, 08:26 AM
The check cleared so we'll be there! :D

dxesmkr
06-18-2005, 04:58 PM
I imagine Kevin will make this one (HomeBBQ) and a couple of the other FBA teams. Have not heard for sure yet.

I'm doing a Cajun Shrimp Boil one night--dinners on me. How many in your team for Dillard?

See Ya there :lol:

TIM

Thanks for the offer.But we've gotta a crowd comin'.Probably about 10 to 15(5 team members,wives & girlfriends,mama & daddy,and aunt & uncle).So,we'll cook for us.We can swap out some vittles if you wanna.Don't know what we'll cook yet. Lookin' forward to it.We did that contest a couple of years ago.Pretty good contest.

Willy T.

nmayeux
06-19-2005, 09:13 PM
Tim,
I never pegged you as a cajun, but I will try to look you up. I look forward to meeting as many brethren as possible. Good luck to all.
Noah

smokincracker
06-22-2005, 09:31 AM
My check cleared also!!!
I am gonna bring my wife and the kids and leave the Army man in Sebring.

I got a room at the Dillard House for Michelle and the Boys and Michelle is already planning horseback riding and crap like that. I know for sure Smoke & Spice and Woodhouse will also be there.

Jimmy
SmokinCracker

dxesmkr
07-02-2005, 09:16 PM
Bad News Brothers..........
Won't be able to do Dillard :(. Wife fell and broke her wrist in two places last week.So it doesn't look like she's gonna be outta the cast till mid Aug.
Kinda put contests on hold till then.

So I'll be piddlin' round the house.Try not too have too much fun without us. :D

Willy T.

chad
07-03-2005, 07:51 AM
Bad News Brothers..........
Won't be able to do Dillard :(. Wife fell and broke her wrist in two places last week.So it doesn't look like she's gonna be outta the cast till mid Aug.
Kinda put contests on hold till then.

So I'll be piddlin' round the house.Try not too have too much fun without us. :D

Willy T.

Bummer! Hope she heals up ok!

I'm looking forward to this cook off - first one in a while for us.

The_Kapn
07-03-2005, 08:10 AM
We wish her a speedy recovery.
Gonna miss ya.

TIM

Solidkick
07-03-2005, 08:26 AM
Take care of the wife, brother........sorry to hear of her misfortune.......

smokincracker
07-27-2005, 08:29 AM
8) Florida's Own Smokin' Crackers head out for the KCBS Georgia State Championship. (Dillard BlueGrass & BBQ)
Any fellow brethern heading for Dillard next weekend?

chad
07-27-2005, 09:48 AM
Southern Brethren (Chad and Kapndsl) will be there along with HomeBBQ.com. Kevin (HomeBBQ) is defending champ

I do know that many other big guns will be there, too. I haven't heard if Mike is going to be there but almost can't imagine him missing it.

It ought to be a great weekend.

smokincracker
07-27-2005, 10:00 AM
Southern Brethren (Chad and Kapndsl) will be there along with HomeBBQ.com. Kevin (HomeBBQ) is defending champ

I do know that many other big guns will be there, too. I haven't heard if Mike is going to be there but almost can't imagine him missing it.

It ought to be a great weekend.

He will be there!
(No more woodhouse he uses a Stumper now.)

chad
07-31-2005, 07:56 AM
As of today, Sunday 7/31, there are 59 teams registered including Southern Brethren, Smokin' Crackers, HomeBBQ (defending champ), Woodhouse Grill (Mike), Jack's Old South, James Britt, Buster Dunn and we've heard rumors of possibly the Triggers, Mad Momma, and so on.

Should be a great weekend at a beautiful venue in the mountains of North Georgia.

I'm packing and sorting and have a couple of additional weapons for the arsenal coming in this week.

The_Kapn
07-31-2005, 08:02 AM
As of today, Sunday 7/31, there are 59 teams registered including Southern Brethren, Smokin' Crackers, HomeBBQ (defending champ), Woodhouse Grill (Mike), Jack's Old South, James Britt, Buster Dunn and we've heard rumors of possibly the Triggers, Mad Momma, and so on.

Should be a great weekend at a beautiful venue in the mountains of North Georgia.

I'm packing and sorting and have a couple of additional weapons for the arsenal coming in this week.
YIKES--I just love being surrounded by all that talent :lol:

We had set up with Willy T (dxesmkr) to cook with us some. Other commitments have changed that. Good news is his wife is healing nicely. Would have been great to meet a Brother--next time for sure.

Gonna be interesting event, for sure :lol:

TIM

chad
08-01-2005, 02:03 PM
Semi verified that Music City Pig Pals, Pig Pounda Kappa, and Smoky Mountain Smokers will be there along with HomeBBQ, Jack's Old South, Britt's BBQ, Boggy Pond, Byron/ButtRub.com - etc. 60 teams and even the judge's list is closed. It's going to be a long weekend! :D Southern Brethren are wading into the fray!

Ron_L
08-01-2005, 02:08 PM
Sounds like you guys will have some great competition! It will feel that much better when you kick their butts!

Good luck!

Solidkick
08-01-2005, 05:29 PM
Southern Brethren are wading into the fray!

Yep....been there .........done that.........give it your best, that's all you can do........

When you see Kevin, tell him "Thank you" for the excellent service I received on an order I placed with him. I placed it on a Weds. night, and it was on my doorstep on Friday. Two day service, Plus I got the Brethren discount. I am very pleased!

Solidkick
08-03-2005, 12:32 PM
Good luck to all the Brethren that are participating! Here's wishing for top 10 finishes for all!!

willkat98
08-03-2005, 12:46 PM
2500 Kick

Breathe

smokincracker
08-03-2005, 01:49 PM
Leaving at 6:30 and hope to get to Tifton, Ga by 11-12:00ish we are meeting Mike from the Woodhouse or StumpsSmokers who ever he is now a days and Mark from Smoke & Spice. I guess we are going to caravan together the rest of the way tomorrow....
Names on the trailer now..

BrooklynQ
08-03-2005, 02:36 PM
Nice trailer. Good luck with thecontest!

parrothead
08-03-2005, 02:53 PM
Good luck Brother! make us proud.

icemn62
08-03-2005, 03:21 PM
Go get em Bro. teach another group to Fear The Pig!!!

BBQchef33
08-03-2005, 03:38 PM
Cracker Got his Brethren Banner!!! Hang that banner high!!! Good luck Jimmy... Kick some Butt!.. and brisket... and chicken...... ribs.....

dxesmkr
08-03-2005, 05:24 PM
Good Luck to all the brothers that are going.Wish we could be there.Have a safe trip and a great time. :D

Willy T.

chad
08-03-2005, 07:28 PM
I'm loaded, gassed up, hitched up, lights checked, in other words: ready to head north to Dillard, GA, Thursday morning.

It's going to be a great cook off - lots of name teams and many Tim and I have met here in Florida. One nice thing about a Thursday - Saturday event is the downtime to visit - and if you get there on Thursday you have lots and lots of time to get the site just right, mix up marinades, etc. It really eliminates the stress of driving in Friday, setting up, and cooking for Saturday noon turn-in.

We'll stay over Saturday night and have a nice rested drive back to FLA on Sunday.

Needless to say, no posts until Sunday night. :D Unless Noah visits and puts a report together.

Solidkick
08-04-2005, 11:21 AM
Damn, some of us have cell phones.....you could call us......!
I hate suspense!! :mrgreen:

nmayeux
08-05-2005, 07:28 AM
I might have a post or two if the pictures come out!
Noah

Trout_man22
08-05-2005, 09:41 AM
Good luck

nmayeux
08-06-2005, 05:40 PM
Guys,
Just a quick note, as I just got back from Dillard. I was thrilled to meet Dave, Tim, and Jimmy, and they are a great bunch of guys. Dave's Kingfisher is a cooking machine, and Jimmy's duel Spicewine cookers are art in motion! Everybody was very forthcoming with tips and insight, and I am glad to be able to call them my Brethren! Jimmy has a great family, and Dave and Tim are really a couple of pros! I was also able to meet Mr. Ortone of Ortone Smokers, and he had a great smoker on display.

Below are some pictures taken today of Dave and Tim, Jimmy's rig, the Ortone smoker (red and black), and Dave and Tim's masterpiece turn in. I had to leave before results were in, so I cannot post.

Enjoy,
Noah

BrooklynQ
08-06-2005, 05:46 PM
Looks damn nice! Now I'm hungry!

nmayeux
08-06-2005, 06:13 PM
For some reason, the picture of Jimmy's smokers did not post, so here we go again.

BrooklynQ
08-06-2005, 07:40 PM
Just heard that HomeBBQ.com came in third overall with a second place ribs and third place brisket. Another Brethren Victory! Fear the pig!

nmayeux
08-07-2005, 06:28 AM
I did forget to mention that HomeBBQ had a real nice set up, and a great looking Lang smoker.

smokincracker
08-08-2005, 08:16 AM
Licking my wounds as we speak
I drove 11 hrs to get my teeth kicked in…. ouch.
Too many distractions I think…Took the whole family and had lots of fun.

Dillard is a great place to have a contest.
That place is beautiful! I will go back…

Good to you meet Noah.
Gongrats to Dave & Tim for walking the stage... Lots of real good teams...I think it was chicken good job..

parrothead
08-08-2005, 08:48 AM
Overall:

1-Buttrub.com
2-Jack's Old South
3-HomeBBQ.com
4-Firehouse BBQ
5-Wild Bunch Butt Burners
6-Music City Pig Pals
7-The Q Company
8-Pig Pounda Kappa
9-Smoky Mountain Smokers
10-Lazy Bones BBQ

Chicken:

1-Buttrub.com
2-Oink, Cackle, & Moo 2
3-Bareknuckles
4-Lazy Bones BBq
5-Pigs in Heat
6-Wild Bunch Butt Burners
7-Bobby-Q
8-Southern Brethren
9-Pig Pounda Kappa
10-Smoky Mountain Smokers

Ribs:

1-Firehouse BBQ
2-HomeBBQ.com
3-Pig Pounda Kappa
4-Smoky Mountain Smokers
5-Blue Valley BBQ
6-Jus-Fer-Fun
7-Jack's Old South
8-CookersandGrills.com
9-Wild Bunch Butt Burners
10-IQUE

Pork:

1-Jack's Old South
2-Benny's BBQ
3-Double Eagle Cooking Team
4-Lazy Bones BBQ
5-Buttrub.com
6-Pig Pounda Kappa
7-Sue E. Pigg
8-Oink, Cackle & Moo 2
9-Pork-N-Bones
10-Kilted Kilby BBQ


Brisket:

1-Smoke & Spice
2-Wild Bunch Butt Burners
3-HomeBBQ.com
4-Music City Pig Pals
5-Swap Water Boys
6-Bobby-Q
7-The Q Company
8-Benny's BBQ
9-Buttrub.com
10-Green Eggs & Ham

The_Kapn
08-08-2005, 09:21 AM
Well, we are home and got some sleep.
Great event (except for water supply)--loaded with National Ranked talent.
Our mentor, Myron Mixon (Jack's Old South) pulled Reserve GC--way to go!

Nice to visit with Kevin (HomeBBQ who placed 3rd--Ya Hoo!!) and Mike (WoodHouse, aka Stumps Cookers, aka ?? :lol: ).
Finally got to meet Jimmy (Smokin Cracker). Great Brother!
That is one sweet rig Jimmy is building there with the impressive Spice cookers on the back. Great workmanship on those cookers Jay.
Jimmy is flying the Brethren Banner and Mike wants to order one with some "other Brethren stuff" :lol:
The Brethren are getting out there.

Noah--thanks for coming by with your darling daughter. Great to meet you.

Took an 8th in chicken. Otherwise, DAM or just below as always.
The brisket entry is the 2nd messiest box we have ever turned in-I goofed. :twisted: Paid for it with solid 7's on appearance and it pulled down much better taste and texture scores.

From our little perspective, the judging was the most consistant we have seen. We had mostly high scores with almost no "wild card (high or low)" scores. Predominately 8s with lots of 7s, and 9s. That will not not place in this field. Our scores actually pointed out the areas that hurt us, so we can focus on improving. Really informative for once.

Dave's new KingFisher is awsome for Comp or Catering!!! So flexible with the rotis... area and a grill area. Made our job so much easier. Just feed Ferris with fuel (timing and amount not important) and she locks on our cooking temp :lol: No brainer.

Dillard is over--gotta get ready for Key Largo. I will be out of money after that-so I hope it is fun. Another damn "qualifier", but limited to 25 teams. So, we can be no lower than 25th for my "swan song" event :lol:

It would be really nice to find an event down here that did not draw the folks you see on Food Network in mass :twisted: But, every event within range is "important" for some reason or the other, so we always get to "run with the big dogs". Would make a win much more valid, but damn hard to beat the full time pros :twisted: Them suckers can cook "notches above reality" :lol:
Oh well :lol:

Have some pics I may post later.
Thanks for the support guys.

TIM

nmayeux
08-08-2005, 09:22 AM
Greg,
Where did you find the final results?
Noah

BrooklynQ
08-08-2005, 09:25 AM
Congrats Tim and Dave! 8place ain't bad in that company.

nmayeux
08-08-2005, 09:28 AM
Tim,
I just wanted you to know that Kate keeps asking to go back to Mr. T and Dave's house! Congrats on the chicken, and for what its worth, the pork and brisket were pretty damn good. Good luck down south.
Noah

parrothead
08-08-2005, 09:31 AM
Greg,
Where did you find the final results?
Noah

Somebody posted them on a different forum.

chad
08-08-2005, 10:35 AM
I managed to squeeze a 10 hour drive into 12 hours! Made it home about 10 pm Sunday night - I love driving down the mountain in a storm. :D

Great little cookoff they have in Dillard! Beautiful location, yada yada! Really! :D They do need to work on the water issue - there were a lot of really cheeses teams at 2 pm Saturday afternoon with NO WATER for cleanup. Anyway, they promised to work on it.

Entries turned out good - taste, tenderness, etc. The ribs were, as is usual for us, a bit on the "done" side. They zippered off the bone instead of "bite" but the taste was good and texture was fine - just not what we needed on Saturday afternoon. Basically, the ribs fell off the face of the earth!

We had some issues with the chicken but are content with 8th - a check would have been nice! :D But walking with the regional and national talent at this event was very nice.

Brisket and pork were disappointing from a results standpoint. We'll tweak but not so much with seasoning, etc. but with timing and the presentation.

Next up is indeed Key Largo, FL, in November. Since the "big boys" will be in Douglas, GA, and Jacksonville, FL, we just might be able to sneak in higher placement!

Thanks to Tim, of course, for partnering with me. Jimmy - I don't know what to say - I understand the frustration of driving all those hours for diddly-squat. Hang tough and focus on the next event! :D

Noah, it was nice to meet you and Miss Kay! Too bad duty called - we had plenty of meat for you to taste!

Congrats to Kevin for 3rd overall, and to Byron for Grand, Myron managed to squeak into Reserve! :D Lot's of talent - I'd like to try this one again.

smokincracker
08-08-2005, 12:20 PM
Thanks for the kind words Dave…
Our schedule for the rest of the year will be:
Grant, Mulberry, Minneola, St.Cloud, Key Largo & Plant City.
Just a bad day so don’t count me out.

chad
08-08-2005, 12:33 PM
We're focusing our $$$ toward Key Largo but I may judge Mulberry and Minneola. I'm probably going to get to the KCBS CBJ class just before Plant City so I may be able to judge it, too. We'll see. We need a payday or Tim's going back to retirement and homebrewing! :D

smokincracker
08-08-2005, 01:35 PM
Not in it for the $$$$
Key Largo may suprise you.
I heard alot of noise about a few biguns skipin Douglas to try for a 1st place in Key Largo.

The_Kapn
08-08-2005, 01:45 PM
Not in it for the $$$$
Key Largo may suprise you.
I heard alot of noise about a few biguns skipin Douglas to try for a 1st place in Key Largo.
Certainly figured they would.
"Qualifiers" always draw a talented crowd.

We never expect to win GC or RGC.
Dream, sure. Expect--no way.

We just must grab a couple of small "placing" checks to help defray some of the expenses. That is all.

The 100% "out of pocket" thing is not in the budget.
No deep pockets here :oops:

With my Moderator hat on:
We are wandering away from Dillard Thread here with the judging and $$ posts. May need to open new thread unless this part dies here. Good topics--just not Dillard.

TIM

smokincracker
08-08-2005, 02:46 PM
The 100% "out of pocket" thing is not in the budget.
No deep pockets here :oops:

I hear ya bro.
That bad arse MotorHome and New sweeeet cooker matching hats and aprons are foolin me...You guys are doin it in style.

Don't get me wrong a few $ in prise money is awsome.
I just don't expect it! 8)

The_Kapn
08-08-2005, 05:41 PM
I was a little confused about Dave and Tim's "payday." I want do do some judging next year so that I can get some experience on both sides of the table. I want to do this for the challange, and maybe for a little cash and bragging rights (In my dreams!). I have 30 years to catch up with Tim, but its never too early to start. Oh, if we wanted to break off into a new thread, how do you do that? My appologies to the Moderator in Charge for the hijack!
Noah
Noah,
Not a hijack at all. :lol:
This is the simple "evolution" of a tread into new areas that deserve their own thread.
That way, the new stand-alone topic does not get lost in the mass of the origonal topic.

One of us will split this (or do something) later tonight.

TIM

Solidkick
08-08-2005, 05:48 PM
First off, congrats on the walk.......it was time you got to show off the Brethren colors and your cooking talents. Proud of you....

dxesmkr
08-08-2005, 06:01 PM
Dave & Tim,
Awesome finish in chicken :D Anytime you get to walk with the likes of some of those competitors its a good weekend.Sounds like ya'll had a great time.Hated that we missed it.


Willy T.

The_Kapn
08-08-2005, 07:16 PM
The 100% "out of pocket" thing is not in the budget.
No deep pockets here :oops:

I hear ya bro.
That bad arse MotorHome and New sweeeet cooker matching hats and aprons are foolin me...You guys are doin it in style.

Don't get me wrong a few $ in prise money is awsome.
I just don't expect it! 8)
Jimmy,
Appearances are deceiving sometimes :lol:

RV is for sale--it will pull your trailer if you can keep her under 5000 lbs :lol:
PM me and I will fix you right up :lol:
RV is not "Hobby Budget" money. She is part of ongoing family budget and not part of team expenses.
At Dillard and Mobile, she was "cost effective" at $150 extra for gas and fees. We could sleep and eat quality meals for $50/day. Not a luxury item at all. When she is sold and gone, we will be back to trying to sleep in van and explorer, cooking on the firebox, and shaving and showering when we get home :twisted:

Cooker was bought by Dave for catering. Not part of team budget. I am just glad we can use it on the road as a legal cooker!

Hats and aprons were a gift from ParrotHead when we started. Thanks Greg!

The cost of competing with just meats, fees, supplies, and travel eats up my "BBQ Budget" quickly--for sure :lol:

BBQ finances would change quickly with just a couple of low paying walks to help stop the hemmorging :lol:

TIM

chad
08-08-2005, 07:42 PM
Just to let you know how the Brethren get noticed. I'd emailed Jane, the organizer of the event, a week or so ago to see if I could schmooze the entry list from her - so I could buy enough crying towels for Tim and me! We wound up with golf bag crying towels in the "goodie" bag! :D

The_Kapn
08-09-2005, 10:30 PM
A few more pics.

TIM

nmayeux
08-09-2005, 11:22 PM
Tim,
Great pictures, and I'm glad you got one of the Kingfisher. The ones I have do not show this cooker very well. I wish you had one of the rotisserie in action, as it was pretty amazing.
Noah