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kcquer
08-17-2005, 07:34 PM
Finally got the details on the municipal contest I'm cooking in saturday.

You can turn in whatever you want (multiple meats allowed, or anything else I guess) on or in whatever you want, garnished or not. Keep the size of you turning platter "within reason".

I'm cooking a little of everything to feed co-workers, family and friends. What do I turn in? Still planning on cooking the stuffed pork loin, can't decide what I should add to it if anything?

There's always the guessing game of what the judges are looking for, but this leaves a huge amount of guessing.

Suggestions?

Kevin
08-17-2005, 08:24 PM
E, The stuffed pork loin is a winner in my opinion. How about useing pulled pork instead of lettuce for garnish, as suggested today in another thread? Some nice shiny glazed butt would look pretty appetizing. maybe a little green (lettuce) around the edge for contrast. A few nice bright red slices of radish may help. The McMasters is talking now, so take my advice with a grain of salt.

Kevin

smokincracker
08-17-2005, 08:31 PM
stick with what you know best

Mel
08-17-2005, 09:41 PM
stick with what you know best
Hot dogs on a GAS grill ???

Jeff_in_KC
08-17-2005, 09:42 PM
Some nice shiny glazed butt would look pretty appetizing.

:shock:

Do not hijack... do NOT hijack!!!

I agree with everything Kevin said!

kcquer
08-18-2005, 01:02 AM
I'm cooking brisket, butt, ribs and wings to feed the masses. Think I'll stay somewhat flexible and go with what turns out best, having the stuffed loin as a intended primary on the turn in platter.

Was once told by a wise ol' fart, "think long, think wrong". Stuffed loin was my first reaction to "anything goes", gonna ride that piggy wherever it might take me :wink:

Trout_man22
08-18-2005, 05:50 AM
I'm cooking brisket, butt, ribs and wings to feed the masses. Think I'll stay somewhat flexible and go with what turns out best, having the stuffed loin as a intended primary on the turn in platter.

Was once told by a wise ol' fart, "think long, think wrong". Stuffed loin was my first reaction to "anything goes", gonna ride that piggy wherever it might take me :wink:

Talking in your sleep again?

chad
08-18-2005, 06:44 AM
I agree with 'Cracker - go with what you do best and what turns out - personally, I'd garnish the heck out of it. Take a couple of apples, orange, etc. along with demon lettuce and parsley.

Since it's unsanctioned and basically "no rules" make it look real purddy! :D Glaze the heck out of the chicken.

kcquer
08-18-2005, 08:57 PM
personally, I'd garnish the heck out of it. Take a couple of apples, orange, etc. along with demon lettuce and parsley.

Since it's unsanctioned and basically "no rules" make it look real purddy! Glaze the heck out of the chicken.

Came to me today while I was working, that this open presentation thing might be where to really kick some arse. Nice variety, impressive presentation might get you at least half way home. If I can get all my crap ready, this is gonna be a lot of fun!!

Jeff_in_KC
08-21-2005, 09:03 PM
How'd the contest go, Scott? Haven't seen a report yet...

Bigdog
08-22-2005, 01:59 PM
having the stuffed loin as a intended primary on the turn in platter.


Someone told me these were very good. :wink:

kcquer
08-22-2005, 06:16 PM
Placed 6th out of 21 teams (no joke Kick :wink: ) just out of the money and prizes. Turned in pulled pork and 2 of the finest slabs of Baby Backs I ever cooked. Couldn't find loins so the stuffed loin mod will have to wait for next year.
Fed spectators, family, co-workers and friends, had an awesome time. Got a good run thru on a real event, forgot a couple of minor things that would have been nice to have but had all the essentials.
FE ran great on the inverter, have that test out of the way now, I know I have a setup for power I can count on.

After the contest was awful, the borrowed from work truck broke down on the way home. Didn't get home til near 2am. Had an awful time transfering all the gear from the truck to a trailer and pickup the next day. Dropped the FE and the BSKD off the liftgate (parked on slope mod), both survived, minor scratches on both, one bent handle on the SKD and the tiles are completely trashed now.
All in all, was a great time despite the difficulties afterward. The Mrs had a great time, told me as we were prepping for bed saturday night, "we gotta do a real KCBS event now, we're ready". Great that she's enthused, but she's more confident than I am. Me I just want to rest up, and practice over the winter. Need more work with the FE on a couple things, and need to get a WSM to cook chicken on so transportation of cookers isn't so much an issue.
Wish y'all could have come. We have some pics which I'll try to post sometime this week. Working OT still (mandatory 48 this week) so might be next weekend before I get to it.

Solidkick
08-22-2005, 06:22 PM
I didn't tell a soul..........I waited for you.....

I still think you did a great job and am real proud of your performance. What you didn't tell them is most of the teams didn't show until noon-3PM and only cooked chicken and/or ribs.....you cooked the whole gamut.......on three cookers......that was impressive....

chad
08-22-2005, 07:09 PM
Good showing! Glad to hear the wife is interested - that helps! :D

kcquer
08-22-2005, 07:13 PM
I had jokingly told Brother Kick that I was claiming 6th place as they only gave results for 5th and better at the awards, well I got ahold of the full results today and we did finish 6th!! For a first solo effort I was really pleased. I've had the benefit of seeing class act teams do things right and wasn't unprepared. Knew all the gimme cooking would be a distraction, but freebies bring folks thru the gate and the gate benefitted children's charities so was glad to do it.
Keeping 3 cookers going most of the day was a challenge but a fun one at that. Was a huge variety of cookers, eggs, treagers, big offsets, one vintage Fast Eddy everything you can imagine.
Met lots of folks from very experienced cooks to just started rookies, every one wanted to know about the FE. Had 3 different people call it a refrigerator :roll: , had to explain many times that it isn't an electric smoker, Eddy was a great way to meet people if nothing else.
Invited several folks to the site, hope some of them stop by for a visit.
Compliments on the food were plentiful and greatly appreciated. Was a great first foray into solo competition. Looking forward to the next event next spring.

Jeff_in_KC
08-22-2005, 08:19 PM
Great job, Scott! Impressive results! So why wait until spring? Why don't you give Kearney a shot? There's also a final KCBS event of the year locally over in DeSoto, Kansas a couple of weeks after the Royal. I'm planning on doing that contest also if the Royal goes fairly well. Figured I'm better off getting in two contests this year before the long layoff.

The_Kapn
08-22-2005, 08:24 PM
Good Job Scott.

"Solo" has got to be a bear to do!
Only "upside" to Solo that I can see is "no arguing among the team members" and "no splitting of winnings" :lol: :lol:

Proud of you.

TIM

Jeff_in_KC
08-22-2005, 08:42 PM
Damn, Tim... I didn't think of that! Now if I win anything in contests, I'll have to split the winnings with the OL???? Crap! Stupid, stupid, stupid!

parrothead
08-22-2005, 09:18 PM
and "no splitting of winnings"

Gotta see them first. Then the figuring can be done. After expenses that is.

kcquer
08-23-2005, 05:39 AM
So why wait until spring?

Dear Hare, I don't believe in going off half cocked and semi prepared. I'm only 60 days on a new cooker and am just not ready. Competeing is too expensive financially and physically tiring to bother with a half baked effort. When I roll up to my first KCBS event, I'll be properly prepared, have my priorities straight, and know what I'm doing, so I can represent the Brethren in the best possible manner.
sincerly, Tortise.

jt
08-23-2005, 07:20 AM
Good job, E! I knew you'd do well. Hope the gear is really ok after the drop off the truck.

Jeff_in_KC
08-23-2005, 07:29 AM
Dear Tortoise,
Surely you aren't implying that I'm going off "half cocked" and semi prepared with all the preparation and coaching I've been wading through the last two plus months and will for another six weeks yet. That DeSoto event is nearly 2 months away but if you want to wait til next year, that's your thing. I was just reminding you that there is a final event in the metro area you might want to consider if you and Jeanne were interested.
Sincerely,
Prepared Hare

chad
08-23-2005, 08:34 AM
Scott;

Solo is tough! Congrats on getting through it without completely losing your mind! :D

Competing solo is a challenge but, on the other hand, you are in complete control - unless you're like me and start talking and arguing with yourself!