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Rich Parker
05-13-2012, 05:51 PM

So do you think your Cluck is worth some extra Bucks?? Introducing the Great Lakes BBQ Association's Beak to Beak Invitational. If your team has the top chicken at any of the 2012 KCBS Events in Michigan including the 2012 GLBBQA Winter Thaw Cook Sponsored by Lockhart's Real BBQ you are invited to a Winner Take All Challenge to take place at the Silver Lake Apple BBQ Festival being held in September. With a guaranteed payout of $500 and a free entry in to the 2013 Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Festival worth $200 to the winner with other prizes to be added. So what do you have to lose?

Rich Parker
05-13-2012, 05:51 PM
Great Lakes BBQ Association Beak to Beak

Contest Rules

Contest meat must be inspected by a GLBBQA appointed inspector before any preparation may begin onsite. You may trim before arriving but nothing else.

Same storage/ handling rules as any sanctioning body uses.

Gas is strictly prohibited and fires must be of wood, coal, or pellet.

Turn in will be at 8:00 pm at a location to be announced the day of the event.

The minimum amount of individual chicken pieces that the cook will be responsible for turning in will be announced no later than 9/1/2012.

Turn in containers will be standard size ½ pans with numbered fitted lids to be provided at the event.

Garnish is forbidden as is marking or puddles of the sauce.

Judging will be done by certified bbq judges with preference given to individuals that have judged more competitions regardless of sanctioning body.

Judging will be done with the scoring system of 1 to 10

Entries will be scored in the following categories and multiplies:

Appearance -> .5
Taste -> 2
Tenderness -> 1

High and low scoring judges scores will be thrown out and the remaining scores will be totaled to determine places.

Ties to be broken using “Taste” points, if still tied then “Tenderness”, if needed “Appearance”, and if a tie remains contestants will perform a public rock paper scissors two outa three on stage at the awards presentation.

Event is by invitation only and there will be no passing down of entries. You must have won the chicken category at a participating event.

Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Festival Silver Lake, MI 09/09/2011- 09/10/2011 (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=&month=&id=2650)
GLBBQA Winter Thaw Cook Sponsored by Lockhart’s Real BBQ 5/11/2012- 5/12/2012 (http://www.glbbqa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2381)
Armada Meats and Motors Cook-Off Armada, MI 6/1/2012 – 06/02/2012 (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=&month=&id=3389)
Auburn Hills Barbecue Cook-Off Auburn Hills, MI 6/22/2012 – 06/23/2012 (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=&month=&id=3304)
Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour Southgate, MI 07/06/2012 – 07/07/2012 (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=&month=&id=3524)
8th Annual U.P. Hog Wild Kingsford, MI 07/20/2012 – 07/21/2012 (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=&month=&id=3613)
Taste of Grand Rapids BBQ Championship Grand Rapids, MI 07/27/2012 – 07/28/2012 (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=&month=&id=3717)
Birch Run’s Blue’s, Brews, & BBQ’s Birch Run, MI 08/17/2012 – 08/18/2012 (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=&month=&id=3715)
Monroe County Jam Monroe, MI 08/25/2012 – 08/26/2012 (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=&month=&id=3423)

Prizes are winner take all with $500 cash and a free entry in to the Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Festival in 2013 with a value of $200.

Rich Parker
05-13-2012, 05:52 PM
Great Lakes BBQ Association Beak to Beak Invitees

2011 Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Festival

Big Brothers BBQ - 170.8572

Pic coming.

2012 GLBBQA Winter Thaw Cook Sponsored by Lockhart's Real BBQ

Full Metal BBQ


05-13-2012, 06:35 PM
Good job Full Metal...Good thing it down poured for ya!

Bbq Bubba
05-13-2012, 08:05 PM
Congrats to Full Metal BBQ for turning in first place chicken, in a monsoon, WITHOUT an EZ up!

05-13-2012, 09:02 PM
Cool Idea guys !

Rich Parker
05-14-2012, 05:42 AM
I still can't believe Full Metal bbq didn't use an ez up and it rained for a couple of hours. :eek:

Congrats Tom and Ken!

Rich Parker
05-14-2012, 05:59 PM
2011 Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Festival

Big Brothers BBQ - 170.8572

Rich Parker
06-03-2012, 05:58 PM
2012 Armada Meats & Motors

Diva Q - 175.4286


Rich Parker
06-03-2012, 05:59 PM

Armada Meats & Motors has put in a free entry to the 2013 contest to the winner of the Beak to Beak. The winner take all prize purse has a $900 value!

Rich Parker
07-10-2012, 05:27 PM
Auburn Hills Barbecue Cook-Off

Motley Que Crew - 176.0000

Rich Parker
07-10-2012, 06:38 PM
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour

Big Brothers BBQ - 175.4286

07-17-2012, 05:22 PM
Pecker to Pecker would have been funnier.

Rich Parker
07-23-2012, 06:28 PM
Pecker to Pecker would have been funnier.

Todd for KCBS BoD 2013!

Rich Parker
07-23-2012, 06:28 PM
8th Annual U.P. Hog Wild

Rubbed Smoked & Sauced - 173.1428

07-23-2012, 08:22 PM
Scary lookin farkers there !

Rich Parker
07-31-2012, 07:27 PM
Taste of Grand Rapids BBQ Championship

KRE Smokers - 173.1430

Rich Parker
07-31-2012, 08:15 PM
On top of the $500 cash, free entry in to the 2013 Silver Lake Apple BBQ Festival ($200 value), and free entry in to the Armada Meats and Motors Cook-Off ($200 value) we have secured the following sponsors to provide product for a winners basket.

I think we have easily hit our goal of providing the winner over a $1000 in cash and prizes.

Smoke On Wheels
The Ingredient Store - FAB
Butcher BBQ
Lotta Bull BBQ
Simply Marvelous
The Slabs
Oakridge BBQ

Rich Parker
08-02-2012, 05:52 AM
Another sponsor to donate product is Mad Hunky Meats.

Thank you sponsors for helping us make this a great event.

Rich Parker
08-20-2012, 04:28 PM
Birch Run's Blue's, Brews & BBQ's

Big Brothers BBQ - 174.8570

Rich Parker
08-27-2012, 07:33 PM
Monroe County Jam

Rubbed Smoked and Sauced - 175.4284

Rich Parker
09-01-2012, 06:29 PM
Greetings Beak to Beak Invitees -

There are currently four teams competing in the Beak to Beak Invitational on Friday Sept 7th in Silver Lake, MI; Big Brother's BBQ, Full Metal BBQ, Motley Que Crew, and Rubbed Smoked and Sauced. The other teams have yet to respond to our invitation or have been scared off by your super natural chicken cooking abilities.

You four teams will be cooking for $500 in cash, free entry to Silver Lake Apple BBQ Festival in 2013 ($200 value), free entry to Armada Meats & Motors Cook-off in 2013 ($200 value), Meijer charcoal and wood chunks donated by Cancersuckschicago.com, sauces donated by Plowboy's BBQ, injections and marinades donated by The Ingredient Store - FAB, rubs and brines donated by Oakridge BBQ, rubs and sauces donated by The Slabs, injections and brines donated by Butcher BBQ, brines donated by Mad Hunky Meats, and rubs by Lotta Bull BBQ.

Please review these rules as they will be strictly enforced and if any of these rules are broken your team will be disqualified: http://www.glbbqa.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/beak_to_beak_rules_v2.pdf

**********PLEASE NOTE**********

1. There is a mandatory cook's meeting at 2pm located at my trailer. Mark, Troy, and myself will go over the rules, turn in procedures, judging, answer your questions, and will provide you with your half pan turn in containers.

2. Each team is required to have a minimum of 10 pieces of chicken in their turn in container.

3. Please see me when you arrive on Friday to find out who is doing meat inspections. Remember you are only allowed to trim your chicken before inspection for example no brining, seasoning, injecting, rubbing, marinating, blessing, curing or anything else to that poor chicken before we sign off on your inspection.

If you have any questions that can not wait until the cooks meeting at 2pm on Friday please send them to the whole Beak to Beak committee.

Thanks and good luck,
Rich Parker
Troy Conner
Mark Rasmussen

Rich Parker
09-09-2012, 04:46 PM
Congratulations to Scott Fisher and his team Rubbed Smoked and Sauced for winning the Great Lakes BBQ Association 2012 Beak to Beak Invitational!

1st Rubbed Smoked and Sauced - 196
2nd Motley Que Crew - 193
3rd Full Metal BBQ - 187.5
4th Big Brothers BBQ - 184

Thanks again to all of the sponsors Jeff Clark and Silver Lake Apple BBQ Festival, Phil Kent Armada Meats & Motors, FAB, Plowboys BBQ, Lottal Bull BBQ, Butchers BBQ, Smoke on Wheels, Simply Marvelous, Mad Hunky Meats, Oakridge BBQ, The Slabs, Cancersuckschicago.com

09-09-2012, 11:46 PM
Congrats to fellow Team Oakridge BBQ members, Rubbed Smoked & Sauced!!

09-10-2012, 05:32 PM
Thank you Mike, never had a 1st in chicken until this year and we have gotten 3 including the Beak to Beak contest. Guess it must be that little "secret". :)