View Full Version : Third times a charm!!!! First GC!!!!

05-21-2012, 03:40 PM
I've been starting my last three season's At Mann Orchard's Applewood Cook Off. I was on the cuff this year between this contest and Lexington Battle-Green as they where looking for one more team as of 5/15 they still only had 24 teams. So with one of my teammates in Bermuda, and my other one had an emergency at work and was stuck there all weekend.. team " Can U Smell My Pits" wass just me.. Lexington goy there 25th team and made my decission easy off to Mann's I go hoping for the best.. I setup, get meat inspection at 3 and all my prep and dinner done by 6pm not bad i thought... napped from 9 to midnight, fired up 2 of my pits butts and brisket on back to bed 2am til 430.. up for the day ribs on 530 chicken on 830... thinkin to my self man this is going way to good... A friend of mine shows up just before turnins start and say's heard you might need some help what do you need me to do, "just tell me the time when I ask" theres cold beer in the cooler just tell me the time... got all my turnins done in on time, almost all packed up by awards..first call 2nd chicken, second call 3rd ribs. third call 1st pork, fourth call 2nd brisket . Ffifth call GC!!! WTF I was besides myself took me an hour before I could dial my phone lol and grand prize was a Cookshack Elite SM025 what a great weekend!!! Didn't get any pics but these ...

The Cosmic Pig
05-21-2012, 03:43 PM
Way cool, bro! Congrats! :thumb:

05-21-2012, 03:47 PM
Congrats! I've been trying to just finish in the top ten for three years!!!!

05-21-2012, 03:48 PM

Smokin' D
05-21-2012, 03:50 PM
Good for you Man!

05-21-2012, 03:54 PM
The cool thing is you did it BY YOURSELF! Congrats!

05-21-2012, 04:14 PM
Congrats, brother! It's gotta be killing the guys who couldn't make it!

05-21-2012, 04:23 PM
Nice job! We just got started competing and split the cooking duties in half, just doing two meats was hard enough, I can't imagine doing all four at this point.

05-21-2012, 04:34 PM
Congrats, brother! It's gotta be killing the guys who couldn't make it!
Yeah emailed my buddy in Bemuda .. He called this morning telling me to stop BSing him ...where did I really finish ... He didn't open the picture attachment floored him to say the least .. no BS here lol

05-21-2012, 04:42 PM
Way to go!!

Diva Q
05-21-2012, 04:44 PM
Awesome -!!! Congratulations!

05-21-2012, 05:06 PM
Good for you Man!
Thanks Smokin'D... It was a great time this weekend!! good to see you again!

Triple T BBQ
05-21-2012, 05:11 PM
Outstanding job. And let me just say how happy we are that you are wayyyyy out in NH right now and not in the midwest!:biggrin1:. That's one heck of an accomplishment!!!

Cast Iron Chef
05-21-2012, 05:27 PM
Great job. Congrats.

05-21-2012, 05:56 PM
Way to go brother!

Still Smokin
05-21-2012, 06:13 PM
Congrats Brother!!!

I am still looking for that elusive GC

05-21-2012, 07:46 PM
Way to go brother!
Thanks Boogie.... If I do recall you where there two years ago along with Sweat Breathe they got GC that year..

05-21-2012, 07:49 PM
Well Done!!!!!!

05-21-2012, 08:58 PM
Great for you!!!
You'll live on this the rest of your life.

JD McGee
05-21-2012, 09:04 PM
Very cool...congrats man! :thumb:

05-21-2012, 09:38 PM
Congratulations, man. Great story, too. Awesome.

05-21-2012, 09:41 PM
Awesome job. Congrats!

05-21-2012, 09:48 PM
Great job! Congrats!!

05-21-2012, 10:09 PM
Congrats!!!! Impressive and great story.

05-21-2012, 10:36 PM

Meat Man
05-21-2012, 10:36 PM
Congradulations, do are you going solo now?

05-21-2012, 10:59 PM
Congradulations, do are you going solo now?
not to sure about going solo ...But I hope this will tame my second quessing myself when I make changes during a cook....We are a new team this our 3rd year and only our/my 5th comp...

05-21-2012, 11:05 PM
Dayum! That is awesome.

Smokin Hoggz
05-22-2012, 05:54 AM
Congrats, Job well done!!! The first GC is always the best, one that you'll remember forever!!! Great job!

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05-22-2012, 09:25 AM
Nice, congrats!!

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05-22-2012, 10:06 AM
We were really struggling at our last comp with "just" the three of us! Truly impressive man :clap2:

05-22-2012, 11:03 AM
Thanks Boogie.... If I do recall you where there two years ago along with Sweat Breathe they got GC that year..

you are correct sir. great venue, people, and event. first comp ever for me. unfortunately i came in 3rd overall and walked with a 2nd in pork which led to the insueing insanity. i can only imagine what a GC will do. :heh:

congrats again on the GC!

05-22-2012, 11:16 AM
Great win! You know what they say. If you want something done right, sometimes you just have to do it yourself!

05-22-2012, 11:25 AM
Very nice - Congratulations!

05-22-2012, 12:00 PM
Congratulations and cool prize!

Hope our paths meet again soon.

Glad to hear Mann is still a great competition. We certainly have found memories of it.

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05-22-2012, 10:02 PM
Just would like to say thanks to everyone!!!