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Bbqin fool
05-06-2012, 03:24 PM
Went to the BBQ Jamboree in Fredericksburg, VA yesterday. Met up with our own Boshizzle who took 4th overall, 1st in ribs and 2nd in chicken!:clap: Great job Joe!:clap2: Also, we got to meet Tuffy Stone. My kids watch BBQ Pitmasters with me all the time and were absolutely floored that they could meet him. When I say he's a nice guy, that's an understatement. He was completely enamored by my 2 1/2 year old daughter and my 8 year old daughter was star struck lol. He let us try his brisket which I was not expecting at all. My kids could not get over the experience.:becky::thumb:

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Very appreciative that he treated my family so well when he didn't have to do anything.

pwa
05-06-2012, 03:30 PM
Great pics!! looks like you guys were having a good time. Congrats Boshizzle:thumbup:

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The Cosmic Pig
05-06-2012, 03:37 PM
I met him at Smoke on the Water in Thomaston, GA. He was talking with Myron Mixon, and Myron introduced him to me! They are both super guys! Tuffy seems a bit shy, even. But he wasn't wearing a hat, and I didn't recognize him without it! :oops:

Toast
05-06-2012, 03:42 PM
Too Cool! And Great pic's! Looks like a fun time was had by all.

tpope
05-06-2012, 03:54 PM
Cool beans! It is great when heroes are approachable, real people.

Twelvegaugepump
05-06-2012, 03:55 PM
I am 35 and I would have been star struck. How cool for you am your kids. Great pictures!

Vision
05-06-2012, 04:00 PM
Cool.

So...how was the brisket???

Bbqin fool
05-06-2012, 04:03 PM
Cool.

So...how was the brisket???

He wasn't too happy with it but it was delicious to me! Great pull and melted in my mouth!

porkingINpublic
05-06-2012, 04:05 PM
That's great!

Vision
05-06-2012, 04:16 PM
He wasn't too happy with it but it was delicious to me! Great pull and melted in my mouth!

Was the taste remarkable or just your normal brisket flavor profile?

Bbqin fool
05-06-2012, 04:32 PM
Flavor explosion is what I describe it as:thumb:

Brian in Maine
05-06-2012, 04:42 PM
Cool!!

J'ville Grill
05-06-2012, 04:53 PM
Sounds like you and your family had a very memorable time. Were you there competing?

Red Valley BBQ
05-06-2012, 04:54 PM
I have had the pleasure to meet and compete against Tuffy several times over the last few years. There is not a friendlier person on the competition circuit as far as I am concerned. At every contest I've been at where Tuffy cooks, he always takes the time on the morning of turn ins to walk from site to site and wish the competitors good luck. He is a real class act.

Bbqin fool
05-06-2012, 05:54 PM
Sounds like you and your family had a very memorable time. Were you there competing?

No, trying to get pointers and take notes for my first amateur comp in September.

Patrickkva
05-06-2012, 06:22 PM
He also walked from site to site at this comp and wished us luck. Could not have been nicer and seemed willing to chat anyone who stopped by.

CarolinaQue
05-06-2012, 07:05 PM
He always struck me as a real class act on TV. Glad to hear that he really is what he portray's himself as!!!

LMAJ
05-06-2012, 07:08 PM
Class Act!

BobM
05-06-2012, 07:09 PM
:thumb:

Boshizzle
05-06-2012, 07:10 PM
Great seeing you and meeting your family, Vernon!

Tuffy came by to congratulate me and my team after awards. We took 2nd place chicken, 1st place ribs, and 4th overall. Tuffy came in 5th overall.

He is a great guy. Our cook site was right beside his and it was a lot of fun teasing him telling him that we better not catch him trying to shig us. :laugh:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=344&pictureid=5599

btcg
05-06-2012, 07:21 PM
Great seeing you and meeting your family, Vernon!

Tuffy came by to congratulate me and my team after awards. We took 2nd place chicken, 1st place ribs, and 4th overall. Tuffy came in 5th overall.

He is a great guy. Our cook site was right beside his and it was a lot of fun teasing him telling him that we better not catch him trying to shig us. :laugh:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=344&pictureid=5599

Great work bro!

Wish I could have come & helped... maybe next time.

Very cool of Tuffy, indeed, a class act.

carlyle
05-06-2012, 07:37 PM
I agree with what others say about Tuffy being a class act.

I got to meet him a couple of years ago when I was one of his Ambassadors at the Royal.
He is genuine, friendly and approachable. And remembers me each time we have seen each other since then.

No inflated ego there.
What a great experience for you and your family.

Gary in Va
05-06-2012, 07:49 PM
I met Tuffy at his first competition in 2004 in Lynchburg, VA. We were also new to competing at the time. Tuffy and his crew are tops. He is s a super guy and always friendly to everyone. I've talked to his dad George on several occasions at 3:00 am or somewhere there abouts. A group of us Qers stopped at his restaurant in Midlothian a couple of years back and he came out talked competition Q with us for quite some time trying to help out a fellow Qer become more consistant.

Tuffy is real life proof that nice guys can finish first! (quite often, I might add)

Contracted Cookers
05-06-2012, 08:01 PM
I think bbq needs more Tuffys looks like family really enjoyed the contest. we cooked with .... against big moe ponderosa afew times my girls love him

Bbqin fool
05-06-2012, 08:33 PM
Great seeing you and meeting your family, Vernon!

Tuffy came by to congratulate me and my team after awards. We took 2nd place chicken, 1st place ribs, and 4th overall. Tuffy came in 5th overall.

He is a great guy. Our cook site was right beside his and it was a lot of fun teasing him telling him that we better not catch him trying to shig us. :laugh:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=344&pictureid=5599

I'm really happy you placed so well especially with all the work you put into it and it was great seeing you there also. Maybe he does need to shig you after the way you placed in ribs lol:laugh:

Bbqin fool
05-06-2012, 08:40 PM
He always struck me as a real class act on TV. Glad to hear that he really is what he portray's himself as!!!

I really was shocked at how hospitable he was. Like you said it was great to see he is as nice in person as he is on screen. True VA gentleman :grin:

Brauma
05-06-2012, 08:51 PM
He also walked from site to site at this comp and wished us luck.

He does that at every comp. True class act.

PrinceofQ
05-06-2012, 09:11 PM
He's a class act indeed! Met him at a comp last summer in Greer, SC. Really enjoyed chatting with him and his dad! Really great guy!


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MAP
05-07-2012, 06:15 AM
I talked to him a little after the Cooks Meeting this weekend and he is a real nice guy. Because we were a brand new team he told us that "if you needed anything or have any questions don't hesitate to ask"

va92bronco
05-07-2012, 07:33 AM
Met him for the 1st time too this weekend. Really good guy and enjoyed talking with him. I was worried he thought I was shigging, but I was just staring at that awesome looking smoker of his some times.

K-Train
05-07-2012, 07:55 AM
I met him at our first pro event last year in Deale MD. We didn't even ask and he just started throwing out free advice. Very cool and learned a lot in the few minutes I spent with him.

Pigs on Fire
05-07-2012, 09:13 AM
He is very humble and a great example of the perfect competitor who has been successful.

He will walk around on Saturday mornings and wish luck to each and every team.

And he will try to catch everybody that walked and congratulate them on Saturday afternoon.

walrus79
05-07-2012, 10:53 AM
I echo everything that's been said here. Saw him this weekend and had a brief exchange of pleasantries. However, nearly everyone I cross paths with in my/our short team career (now 4 KCBS events under our belt) is also nice and genuine. The bbq community is a great bunch of human beings...proud to be a part of it and thanks everyone who's given us a helping hand and treated us so kindly!

Big George's BBQ
05-07-2012, 02:40 PM
I have met him twice at comps He is a really a good guy Always willing to answer a question and goes around Sat AM wishing everyone good luck

esselle
05-08-2012, 06:22 AM
Top Man ...met him at the Jack in 2010, nothing is too much trouble.

Jimmy & The Squealers
05-08-2012, 09:20 AM
We had the pleaasure to meet Tuffy at The Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival in Nelsonville, OH in October of last year when he stopped by our site on Saturday morning to wish us well. He could not have been nicer. We lost by less than half a point in the overall in finishing third to his second. He is one individual that we do not mind following behind in the results.

Lake Dogs
05-08-2012, 10:29 AM
Awesome, and I enjoyed the pics! My experience is that most BBQ folks are very nice, even the introverted folks... Just dont start asking questions when they're trying to fill that turn-in box. :-)

speedrcer1
05-08-2012, 12:16 PM
I love hearing this stuff. I have not met Tuffy, but I'd like to think we have similar cooking styles.
I have met Myron and Chris Lilly and have the same opinion of them. Very kind and nice guys.
I am proud to be in a sport where our heroes are actually worthy!

Jorge
05-08-2012, 12:24 PM
Tuffy is one of the nicest people I've ever met. I don't know him well, but have been around him enough to know he's got a GREAT sense of humor, and is one of the most thoughtful people I've ever met. Somebody once named him "The Mr. Rogers of BBQ", and that name fits for ALL of the right reasons. Class act.

OutlawSwine
05-08-2012, 12:35 PM
Haven't met him yet, but am looking forward to it.

Bbqin fool
05-08-2012, 03:22 PM
Awesome, and I enjoyed the pics! My experience is that most BBQ folks are very nice, even the introverted folks... Just dont start asking questions when they're trying to fill that turn-in box. :-)

Believe me I have been given plenty of advice and pointers to wait until after the final turn in to ask questions :thumb:

JimmyDAL
05-08-2012, 06:51 PM
The world of BBQ is a better place because of people like Tuffy and don't forget his dad along with his brother-in-law. This is how bbq should be.

U2CANQUE
05-09-2012, 08:06 AM
The best part of Tuffy is that he is genuine....seeing him interact with a newbie team, showing them how to do boxes...encouraging them.....taking the time out to wish everyone luck (even if it is to keep his hands out of the pit for a little bit of time).....but, ask him why he does it and he will tell you that if we as BBQ teams do not take the time out for the newbies, they will not come back, and BBQ comps will die down.......glad that you and your family had a great experience.....