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Mexi "Q" Tioner
09-24-2012, 05:14 PM
So after starting to get into BBQing over the summer (wife got me a smoker for fathers day/bday) I decided to enter my 1st competition on 9-22-12 this past saturday in Mariposa CA called the Blazin Hog BBQ Competition. There were 25 spots available and only 14 teams competed. In ribs we took 7th and in tri-tip we took 6th. I recognized Barts Blazin Q from Livermore and Bad S BBQ out of Sunnyvale. I met Dave from Barts and Ryan Pang from Bad S BBQ and I have to say those 2 guys are some of the friendlest, nicest guys I've met. Dave actually came over and introduce himself him to me toward the end of competition and I was in the spot next to Ryan & Bad S BBQ. It was one of the best times I had with my dad working as a team and just the overall experience of a BBQ competition was awesome. We definately have been bitten by the BBQ bug and will be back next year. Now on to the pr0n!

Here is my dad and myself right after setting up in the am

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Our team name tag
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Festival Program

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T-Shirt

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This was in our goodie bag

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Ryan kept telling everyone that I was Chaka from the BBQ Sauce...LOL

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Mustard on the ribs

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Injecting the ribs with a mixture of apple/pineapple juice & brown sugar

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Trimming the spares (thank god for electric knives!)

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Ribs racked and ready to go into the smoker

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Prepping the ribs

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Adding the dry rub

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Adding apple slices to the drip pan

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Adding pineapple slices/juice to the drip pan

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Adding grape juice to the drip pan

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Ribs racked & ready to go into the smoker

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Dad injecting the tri-tip with apple juice and butter marinade

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Seasoning the tri-tip with santa maria rub

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Pops about to light the smokers

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The wife helping to build my box while the meat smokes

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Adding honey, agave & maple syrup before foiling

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Cant forget the brown sugar

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Adding pineapple juice to the foil

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Spritzing the ribs with apple juice after removing from foil and placing back on grill

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Ribs sauced and glazing up

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Cutting the ribs trying to find the best ones

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Here they are in the box

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Right before turn in

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Dad searing the tri-tip

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Slicing the tri-tip

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Dad & Mom before turn in

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Now we drink a cold one and wait

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Thank you all for looking and like I said it was a blast! :razz:

Outnumbered
09-24-2012, 05:58 PM
Love that name for the team! Congrats on a successful first weekend out. I bet you're hooked now.

fnbish
09-24-2012, 06:11 PM
Nice. Those boxes look way better than my first turn ins. Congrats.

4uweque
09-24-2012, 06:19 PM
Very good showing!

Mexi "Q" Tioner
09-24-2012, 06:24 PM
Love that name for the team! Congrats on a successful first weekend out. I bet you're hooked now.
Thank you! The BBQ competition season is winding down here in CA but I am definately hooked and that only leaves me more time to practice before next year.

Mexi "Q" Tioner
09-24-2012, 06:25 PM
Nice. Those boxes look way better than my first turn ins. Congrats.
Thank You!

Mexi "Q" Tioner
09-24-2012, 06:26 PM
Very good showing!
Not too bad for using the Orion :wink:

PatAttack
09-24-2012, 06:45 PM
Nice job, man! Keep up the great work!

Lake Dogs
09-24-2012, 06:58 PM
Excellent, especially for a first time competitor. Congrats. Oh, by the way, I think I have the same pitiful excuse for a hat, too... :-)

So, were YOU happy with the results?

Mexi "Q" Tioner
09-24-2012, 07:05 PM
Nice job, man! Keep up the great work!
Thanks Pat!

Mexi "Q" Tioner
09-24-2012, 07:09 PM
Excellent, especially for a first time competitor. Congrats. Oh, by the way, I think I have the same pitiful excuse for a hat, too... :-)

So, were YOU happy with the results?
I was very happy with the results especially for my 1st time out and in the rib category where I was very close to Bad S BBQ/Ryan Pang and their calibur of BBQ. It was a close one!

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big matt
09-24-2012, 10:07 PM
Congrats man..looks like you had a great time.

Mexi "Q" Tioner
09-25-2012, 12:42 AM
Congrats man..looks like you had a great time.
I had a blast and am hooked!:thumb:

kenthanson
09-25-2012, 02:20 AM
Very cool. What's up with that hanging smoker? A rookie team at a comp in Montana was using one and I thought it was something they found or made, but now I see it's a real deal, got any info on it?

JerryA
09-25-2012, 08:07 AM
Congratulations!

rocksbarbque
09-25-2012, 10:17 AM
Everybody is to nice so I will bust your balls...It looks like you cut your Tri-Tip with the grain. :0

Mexi "Q" Tioner
09-25-2012, 11:09 AM
Very cool. What's up with that hanging smoker? A rookie team at a comp in Montana was using one and I thought it was something they found or made, but now I see it's a real deal, got any info on it?
Here's a link of it in action ;)

Orion Cooker Overview - Full Version - YouTube

Alexa RnQ
09-25-2012, 11:14 AM
Looks like a great time, capped with top-ten calls on your first outing!
Dad looks like one badass hombre, I heart him.
I'd never seen a rib smoker like that before either!

Mexi "Q" Tioner
09-25-2012, 11:15 AM
Everybody is to nice so I will bust your balls...It looks like you cut your Tri-Tip with the grain. :0
No worries...lol To tell you the truth this was my 1st time trying to cut the tri-tip and I heard to go against the grain but I couldnt tell if I was doing it right or wrong...oh well, lesson learned and will get it down before my next comp :thumb:

Mexi "Q" Tioner
09-25-2012, 11:21 AM
Looks like a great time, capped with top-ten calls on your first outing!
Dad looks like one badass hombre, I heart him.
I'd never seen a rib smoker like that before either!
Thank you Diva, father/son bonding time outweighed the results of our 1st comp but we had a blast! Check out The Orion 101 Covection Cooker, thats the name of the smoker, I love it :thumb:

SMITTYtheSMOKER
09-26-2012, 08:19 PM
Nice job Carlos!

I was looking for results and couldn't find them, thanks for posting.

Mexi "Q" Tioner
09-27-2012, 11:33 AM
Nice job Carlos!

I was looking for results and couldn't find them, thanks for posting.
Here is the Trip-Tip score card
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Rib score card
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p516/Los_MexiQtioners/20120924_123558_zps4757ba61.jpg

Thanks again Darry for all your help and suggestions, really appreciate it!I'll be back to visit you at Eggs By The Bay :thumb:

JS-TX
09-27-2012, 11:41 AM
Looks like you guys had a great time, comps are addicting :) Good showing BTW!

Mexi "Q" Tioner
09-27-2012, 12:03 PM
Looks like you guys had a great time, comps are addicting :) Good showing BTW!
Yes they are! Cant wait for my next one and I see your from San Antonio :thumb: I have alot of family there and have been there a few times. We love the Tex/Mex!