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MoKanMeathead
08-16-2005, 04:22 PM
Heading to Emporia to the Beef Fest contest this weekend. If any of you brothers are there or live in the area stop buy for a cold one on Friday.

Gonna try something new for presentation with pork - No Garnish!! I'm going to put a bed of pulled pork in the box and top it with some sliced pork. At least that is the plan. Will post pics and let you know the appearence scores.

Arlin_MacRae
08-16-2005, 04:50 PM
Best of luck, bro!
Man, if gas prices weren't so crappy I'd run up there and have a beer with ya!

kcpellethead
08-16-2005, 05:35 PM
Wayne,

See you there. Looks like the team count is down a bit this year. The Beef Fest is competing with Excelsior Springs, MO this year and I hear they will go over 50 teams there. I think fuel prices are keeping folks from making the short trip from KC to Emporia.

Solidkick
08-16-2005, 08:49 PM
Best of luck Wayne and Rod. Drink a 'rita for me! I gotta work......... :x

parrothead
08-16-2005, 10:00 PM
going to put a bed of pulled pork in the box and top it with some sliced pork.

Definately show some pics. Sounds interesting.

The_Kapn
08-16-2005, 10:02 PM
Heading to Emporia to the Beef Fest contest this weekend. If any of you brothers are there or live in the area stop buy for a cold one on Friday.

Gonna try something new for presentation with pork - No Garnish!! I'm going to put a bed of pulled pork in the box and top it with some sliced pork. At least that is the plan. Will post pics and let you know the appearence scores.
No Garnish= "Living on the Edge" Mod :lol:
Let us know how it goes, for sure.

Best of luck to you and Rod.

Living vicariously through you guys this weekend :lol:

TIM

icemn62
08-16-2005, 10:18 PM
This should be some input to the whole no garnish argument. From what I keep reading here the garnish is not suppose to affect the scores. Don't forget the pics and the list of the scores.

BTW, have fun, and enjoy yourself.

Arlin_MacRae
08-16-2005, 10:39 PM
OK, my wife sez today, "Why don't you just RIDE up there?" (love that woman)
So, since I've never attended one of dese here tings, where do people stay? I gotta feeling both Motel 6's in Emporia are already full!

Bigdog
08-17-2005, 05:48 AM
Is there a link for this event anywhere? (Inquiring dogs want to know)

Trout_man22
08-17-2005, 05:49 AM
Wish I could go.

Arlin_MacRae
08-17-2005, 06:02 AM
I found a link: http://www.geocities.com/beeffest/index.html

MoKanMeathead
08-17-2005, 08:22 AM
See you there. Looks like the team count is down a bit this year.


Rod - we'll see you there. This is our first year for this one but heard last year there were 50+ teams - how many this year?


OK, my wife sez today, "Why don't you just RIDE up there?" (love that woman)
So, since I've never attended one of dese here tings, where do people stay? I gotta feeling both Motel 6's in Emporia are already full!


Arlin - We will have a pop-up that sleeps 6 and there won't be more than 2 of us down at one time. Bring a sleeping bag and a pillow and you can stay in the camper. We will be there anytime after around noon on Friday.

Arlin_MacRae
08-17-2005, 08:36 AM
Of course, Emporia is only about 250 miles away, so that's a day trip! How about meeting up with you sometime Saturday?
Wouldn't want to get in the way, and I can fetch a beer... ;)

kcpellethead
08-17-2005, 09:36 AM
Wayne,

Just heard from Four Men and a Pig that they are over fifty again. I had heard the numbers were down. As for visiting, most teams may have a few minutes to chat Saturday morning, but for the most part teams are very busy right up until the last turn-in, which at this contest is 2:00PM. Then we start cleaning up so that we can be done before the awards at 3:00PM. When awards are over, most teams pull out to head for home. Friday evenings are so much more relaxed. Plus, Emporia has a Blues band that starts at 8:00PM.

MoKanMeathead
08-17-2005, 10:03 AM
about meeting up with you sometime Saturday?


As Rod mentioned we will be pretty busy Saturday - you are definately welcome to come up Saturday - just won't be able to spend as much time visiting. There are 4 of us so I would be able to have a couple of cold ones with you on Saturday. No more than that since I will have to drive home that evening (No Drinking & Driving Mod for me).

With Rod, Mark (4 Men and a Pig), Salmon, PDT, etc. it sounds like some heavy hitters - should be fun.

Arlin - hope to see you there.

chad
08-17-2005, 11:25 AM
Have a great weekend! Everyone be safe. :D

Bigdog
08-17-2005, 09:01 PM
I am going to see if I can sneak away and see you guys Friday night. I live only about an hour away.

Arlin_MacRae
08-18-2005, 05:53 AM
I am going to see if I can sneak away and see you guys Friday night. I live only about an hour away.

That would be cool but it'll take me 4 hours or so to get there, so it's Friday or nada for me. If I don't see you - best of luck!!

Bigdog
08-19-2005, 06:23 AM
I am going to see if I can sneak away and see you guys Friday night. I live only about an hour away.

That would be cool but it'll take me 4 hours or so to get there, so it's Friday or nada for me. If I don't see you - best of luck!!

Hope to see you there Arlin. I'll have my Bandera Brethren hat on. ( No, not the fox hat :roll: )

Solidkick
08-21-2005, 08:27 AM
A very nice showing by Wayne and Rod!! WTG guys! You make us feel proud you are Brethren!

Emporia Beeffest, 50 teams and it rained like the dickens.

Chicken

10 Daniel's bbq
9 MoKan Meatheads
8 Twin Oak Smokin Crew
7 Pig N Out
6 Bull Dog Inn
5 QSS Smokin'
4 DP's Joke n Smoke Pit
3 Too Younkg to be Smokin'
2 Pellet Envy
1 Hurry Up and Wait

Ribs

10 Roughnecks bbq
9 Swine Mutiny
8 Pellet Envy
7 Albert's Ash Kick'n BBQ
6 4 Men and a Pig
5 Wonderful Walts
4 Buddies BBq
3 Pump'n bbq
2 Qss Smokin'
1 Twin Oak

Pork

10 The Real Pits bbq
9 Flat Rock bbq
8 4 Men and a Pig
7 Pellet Envy
6 Twin Oak
5 Brewers Smokin and chokin
4 Albert's Ash Kickin bbq
3 Smokin' Salmons
2 MoKan Meatheads
1 Too Young to be Smokin

Brisket

10 Smokin' Things
9 Qss Smokin
8 Smokin Bones
7 Roughnecks bbq
6 Swine Mutiny
5 Second Line Smokin Krew
4 Dead Meat
3 Grease Fire
2 Daniels BBQ
1 Smokin Salmons

Overall

10 4 Men and a Pig
9 Alberts Ash Kickin BBQ
8 Hurry Up and Wait
7 Swine Mutiny
6 MoKan Meatheats
5 Too Young to be Smokin'
4 Smokin Salmons
3 Pellet Envy
Reserve QSS Smokin
Grand Twin Oak

Arlin_MacRae
08-21-2005, 08:54 AM
All RIGHT! Congrats to all!

Bigdog
08-21-2005, 09:41 AM
Took the wife and a couple of friends Friday eve. to Emporia for the competition. Weather was an issue. Watched a wall cloud develop as we drove in. Even saw a funnel cloud (would rather have a funnel cake). As we arrived, a micro burst knocked down several tents, including 2 pop ups in the MOKAN site. Met with Wanye and his crew: Bob and Ron. Awesome folks. Hade a nice visit with them. True brothers. Beer, margaritas and fatties all around. These guys know how to have fun and are top notch cooks as well. Thanks for all the hospitality guys.

Then we we next door and talked with Ron and the pelletheads. He is another super brother. Very friendly and willing to spend time with a brother and share ideas. He does 20 contests a year and has a sweet setup. Even has air contitioning in his trailer. Came too late for his ribs though. :cry: Nice to meet you Ron. Glad we got the pellet thing worked out. Turns out he had met Phil and had kcquer do some cabinet work for him.

From the report on results by Kick, it looks like you guys did yourself proud. Way to go. I was truely a pleasure to meet you. If you haven't made it out to a contest, you have got to go. Friday night was the party night and we all had a great time dispite the weather. See you guys again some time, and thanks again for your hospitality.

Ron_L
08-21-2005, 10:10 AM
Congrats on the great showing, guys!

Wayne... Did you turn in without garnish? I'd love to see some pics along with the scores...

The_Kapn
08-21-2005, 10:18 AM
Way to go Rod and Wayne.
Proud of you!

TIM

kcpellethead
08-21-2005, 04:41 PM
Thnx all. Somebody said a storm passed through. I must have missed it. :wink:

Wayne, did you go with that "no garnish" pork box. If so, that's really awesome. You're showing folks that garnish really is optional! Congrats.

Solidkick
08-21-2005, 07:20 PM
That's RIGHT! I'd forgotten about the no garnish in the pork turn in box! If he DID follow through....it was worth a 2nd!

the times. could they be a changing?

MoKanMeathead
08-21-2005, 08:38 PM
Thanks guys!! Congats Rod on your 3rd place overall It was a good contast and a good showing for us -been in kind of a slump lately. Also lost a tie breaker for 10th in ribs.

Steve - it was great to meet you and your wife and friends. Hope you had a good time and didn't run into too much rain on the way home. It got real wet after you left and since the wind flattened two of our three easyups all we had was the one over the smoker.

Here is a pic of the pork got a 979886 in appearance and a second place.

Also tried it with brisket but placed 30th. Appearance was a 886678 - taste killed us. May go back to garnish with that until we get everything else figured out.

Will post all the pics in the contest turnins album tomorrow.

The_Kapn
08-21-2005, 08:44 PM
Damn fine looking turn-ins Wayne :lol:

Have some questions, but will save them for tomorrow--tired MOD!

Congrats.

TIM

Wayne
08-21-2005, 09:48 PM
Congrats on the placements. Sorry I was not able to make it but I just could not arange my schedule. Tomorrow it's once more into the breach. NKAWTG

rbinms33
08-22-2005, 12:14 PM
Wayne.....you got higher appearance scores on the pork and I thought your brisket looked better. Although that was a nice piece of bark in that pork turn-in. That's what I would have grabbed along with some of that pulled stuff. I dang sure wouldn't have given you a farkin 6 on either of them. Makes me wonder what it would take for those judges to score a 9. If'n it were me, I'd do the same exact thing next contest and get a "second" opinion on it.

VitaminQ
08-22-2005, 12:21 PM
Yeah, that brisket is gorgeous. I'm really surprised by those scores. I'm with Richie- get some more feedback.

BrooklynQ
08-22-2005, 12:47 PM
Damn, those pics are enough to make me rethink the whole garnish question! Please dopn't forget to post them in the turn in box album. They're great