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Rub
11-19-2012, 10:47 AM
It's been a long time in the planning and here it is. Two winning teams, two presentations, one class. Beginning to end including feedback from Master Judges. Prime rib supper Friday night, breakfast, class t-shirt, cook's goody bag. Set lakefront on the beautiful Winter Haven FL Chain of Lakes, where the average temps for that time of year are 55 for a low and 77 for a high. We will be set up lakefront under a large tent with the ability to move indoors in the unlikely event of bad weather. 11:00am Friday to 3:00pm Saturday.

Swamp Boys and 3 Eyz BBQ Super Q School (http://www.swampboys.com/wordpress/?p=790)

Bring the wife and kids and send them to LEGOLAND Florida (http://florida.legoland.com/) here in Winter Haven, or stay a while and head to Walt Disney World (45 minutes) and make a vacation out of it. A great Christmas gift for the whole family.

You don't want to miss out on this one!

cpw
11-19-2012, 12:49 PM
I'd LOVE to do this class. Gotta convince the wife though.

mr dirts bbq
11-20-2012, 07:58 AM
I'd LOVE to do this class. Gotta convince the wife though.

haha same boat here! already talked to the wife she said she'll pay airfare and hotel for xmas present i got pay tuition.

Dan - 3eyzbbq
11-20-2012, 09:58 AM
Things that have helped me before in this department (in dealing with my wife)...."Just think, if I can just get one more 1st place call in a contest it will pay for itself!". Or, "By the time March rolls around, won't you WANT to get rid of me for the weekend?".

Anyone else have any good ones?

BMinahan
11-20-2012, 10:08 AM
Hi Dan,
Is this going to be a tell-all class? Meaning are you going to give out your exact process and ingredients that you competed with in 2012?

- Bill

fnbish
11-20-2012, 10:31 AM
Hi Dan,
Is this going to be a tell-all class? Meaning are you going to give out your exact process and ingredients that you competed with in 2012?

- Bill

Ditto on this question :becky:.

Would be awesome to see both cooks side by side. Very interested.

Dan - 3eyzbbq
11-20-2012, 10:33 AM
Is this going to be a tell-all class? Meaning are you going to give out your exact process and ingredients that you competed with in 2012?

- Bill

The answer is yes, but not in a step A, B and C fashion. What works for me may not work for you. I plan to show a variety of techniques that I know work. Multiple recipes that work. Flavor profiles that work. All the ingredients I use will be at the class, the rub I use will be called out, the sauces named.

That said I want each student to think of WHY they would want to do or not do each step of the cook. Cooking is different from baking (IMO), 1 recipe and 1 procedure makes you a 1 dimensional cook. I want to go beyond that in this class.

Dan - 3eyzbbq
11-20-2012, 10:35 AM
And just an FYI. Before we had this amazing season, I took Rub's class last October. Read what you wish into that.

Shiz-Nit
11-20-2012, 11:49 AM
Dan I just opened up and seen your e-mail about this class. (Sorry about not getting to it sooner and replying back sooner).
YES I would LOVE to attend. I will try and work things out with my job next week and also with my wife.
I will keep you posted this class should indeed be the BOMB GOOD!!!!

Brauma
11-23-2012, 07:48 AM
The conversation went like this: "Honey, can I have a 3Eyz class for Christmas?" Her: "....... <blank stare> ..... You're kidding right?"

Guess I wont be there. Sniff :cry:

Dan - 3eyzbbq
11-23-2012, 12:07 PM
The conversation went like this: "Honey, can I have a 3Eyz class for Christmas?" Her: "....... <blank stare> ..... You're kidding right?"

Guess I wont be there. Sniff :cry:

You can't just take 1 no. Thats like giving up if you don't GC your first contest. Press on my friend. Remind her that its 3 Eyz + Swamp boys, surely that will change her mind.

Big Ugly's BBQ
11-23-2012, 12:13 PM
Not to mention is FLORIDA in MARCH, not southern VA.........

tnjimbob
11-23-2012, 01:52 PM
You can't just take 1 no. Thats like giving up if you don't GC your first contest. Press on my friend. Remind her that its 3 Eyz + Swamp boys, surely that will change her mind.

Provided she knows who you both are. Only thing my wife knows is my 'que is better than anything she can buy, so she is perfectly happy with me just cooking for the fam. Trying to get money for comps, let alone a class in FL, a place to stay, etc. is like pulling teeth.

Brauma
11-23-2012, 03:49 PM
Provided she knows who you both are.

Sadly, my wife knows Dan & Chris. I'm screwed. :wink:

But Dan, you're right, that was a breaking-the-ice conversation. I will push on and try again. Wish me luck!

Pole D
11-23-2012, 04:02 PM
This was my first year competing. Did ok placing once but obviously need to get a better grip on things. We use 4 uds'. Does that matter or is the class smoker specific?

Thanks

Rub
11-23-2012, 04:59 PM
What I teach is not specific to any smoker. I've won GCs with a home made stick burner, Stump's, a Lang, and now a Yoder 640 pellet and stick burner.

BobBrisket
11-24-2012, 02:33 AM
Rub, check your PM's.

Bob

Big Ugly's BBQ
11-24-2012, 05:55 AM
Sadly, my wife knows Dan & Chris. I'm screwed. :wink:

But Dan, you're right, that was a breaking-the-ice conversation. I will push on and try again. Wish me luck!

Tell her this......she has only seen our "competition" side, we are waaaayyyyyy different in a teaching environment........:lie::lie::lie: Lol!!

trohrs123
11-24-2012, 08:56 AM
Is there a spouse discount?

Rub
11-24-2012, 11:46 AM
Is there a spouse discount?

50% discount for spouse.

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
11-24-2012, 05:39 PM
I heard nasty rumor(started by me right now) that you arent gonna let any teams from the North East ( AGAIN BY ME) attend your class ( again by me) because we ( meaning me) are tired of being beatin by 3 Eyz and SwampBoys. and at that cost (which will pay for itself easily, and fast) that folks should stay away..any truth to my ( I mean the) rumor? this would be an awesome one to take ( by me and not any one else!) !

Talk about a great class, this is the one!

Rub
12-02-2012, 09:39 PM
Swamp Boys won GC this weekend, 3 Eyz won RGC (different contests). Swamp Boys has won 7 GCs and 5 RGCs this year, 3 Eyz has won around 11 GCs and who knows how many RGCs along with very possibly KCBS TOTY. Swamp Boys ranked 11th in the National BBQ Rankings, 3 Eyz 4th - both likely to move up after this weekend.

So what are you waiting for? :thumb:

Click here for more information. (http://www.swampboys.com/wordpress/?p=790)

que_dawg
12-03-2012, 06:40 AM
How many people will you be having in this class?

Big Ugly's BBQ
12-03-2012, 06:43 AM
Not that anyone is interested, but we had 11 GC's and 7 RGC's this year.......:oops:

Pole D
12-03-2012, 01:13 PM
Not that anyone is interested, but we had 11 GC's and 7 RGC's this year.......:oops:

Did you take this class?

Ackman
12-03-2012, 01:35 PM
ARG...been waiting for this...but March 9th is my wifes birthday and that is a no go....she doesn't even eat meat :cry:

Oh well - guess I will have to catch the next one

cmohr74
12-03-2012, 01:51 PM
ARG...been waiting for this...but March 9th is my wifes birthday and that is a no go....she doesn't even eat meat :cry:

Oh well - guess I will have to catch the next one

You are in luck the Rub is having another class in Chicago March 29th-30th...but unfortunately it doesn't have 3 Eyz coming. That would be awesome though.

Big Ugly's BBQ
12-03-2012, 02:24 PM
Did you take this class?

Not only have I taken Rub's class, I will be one of the instructors at the Florida class.....

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
12-03-2012, 02:24 PM
Did you take this class?

Big Ugly is one of the several heads that make up 3 Eyz.

watg?
12-03-2012, 02:34 PM
Big Ugly is one of the several heads that make up 3 Eyz.

He is the handsome one playing the awful music.....wait a minute..:-D

Slamdunkpro
12-03-2012, 02:43 PM
Not only have I taken Rub's class, I will be one of the instructors at the Florida class.....

Iz dis good or bad? :caked:

FattyMac
12-03-2012, 03:45 PM
The cheque went in the mail last week.

Looking forward to the class as much as Florida come March!
Stupid Canadian winters. :tsk:

ButchB
12-03-2012, 05:35 PM
I plan on attending!

Rub
12-03-2012, 07:50 PM
The cheque went in the mail last week.

Looking forward to the class as much as Florida come March!
Stupid Canadian winters. :tsk:

Received it today FattyMac, thanks!

Big Ugly's BBQ
12-04-2012, 09:49 AM
Iz dis good or bad? :caked:

Depends on your impression of me and the condition of your liver............

Hot Sauce Hoss
12-04-2012, 12:45 PM
Woohoo, been wanting to take rubs class for awhile. With 3eyz there too, just makes
it to good to not sign up. Mrs. Clauss said yes, so rub your check went in the mail
TODAY. Can't wait. Thanks for offering a jim dandy class rub.

Smokin Hoss

virginia lawyer
12-04-2012, 02:22 PM
Just put the check in the mail today. Am looking forward to learning what I can from you all. :hail:

And all I had to do was agree to let the family go to Universal Studios that weekend! :loco:

Pole D
12-06-2012, 10:03 PM
Ok! I've decided to step my game up and go for it! Just like the virginia lawyer, it's costing me a trip to universal for the family!

Any option for paypal or credit card for payment?

Rub
12-06-2012, 10:30 PM
Good compromise :wink:

I'm getting ready to head out to an invitational now, shoot me an email and I can get with you on it Sunday if that's ok.

rub at swampboys dot com

Pole D
12-11-2012, 08:24 PM
Sent the deposit check this weekend so hopefully you'll be seeing it soon!

Dan - 3eyzbbq
12-12-2012, 09:15 AM
Looking forward to meet everybody. Getting teams from all over the US and Canada. very exciting!

rolfejr
12-13-2012, 09:02 AM
Working on some details now, this might just happen!

Dan - 3eyzbbq
12-13-2012, 12:18 PM
Working on some details now, this might just happen!

Any questions, just let me know. Forest Hill is where our rub is manufactured, so its destiny that you go.

Hey, it sounded like a good excuse to me :oops:

Dan - 3eyzbbq
01-04-2013, 07:47 AM
If you were on the fence about this one, good idea to sign up soon. Filling up quick!

BMinahan
01-04-2013, 02:39 PM
Hi Dan!
Bill Minahan and Mike "Mauler" Gilpin are in! Check will be sent this weekend. DONT SHUT US OUT!

Thanks - Bill.

rolfejr
01-05-2013, 12:47 PM
Check mailed today!!

Looking forward to it.

sasa44
01-05-2013, 04:18 PM
I've sent my application and check. I am looking forward to this class. See you in Florida.

Larry
Mad Dawgz BBQ

Rub
01-05-2013, 07:54 PM
Rgc tonight :)

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Big Ugly's BBQ
01-06-2013, 08:41 AM
Rub is getting a head start on the rest of us, Congrats on the RGC!

Pole D
01-11-2013, 06:57 AM
Hey guys - I'm really looking forward to this class! I'll be driving down Thursday from NC with my wife and two daughters.

As I mentioned earlier in the thread they will be going to universal and disney. I'm thinking about staying closer to the parks so it is convenient for them and just driving in for the class. In your opinion, is that doable? Google says its about a 45min drive.

What are the approximate class hours for each day?

Rub
01-11-2013, 08:55 AM
Hey guys - I'm really looking forward to this class! I'll be driving down Thursday from NC with my wife and two daughters.

As I mentioned earlier in the thread they will be going to universal and disney. I'm thinking about staying closer to the parks so it is convenient for them and just driving in for the class. In your opinion, is that doable? Google says its about a 45min drive.

What are the approximate class hours for each day?

Yes that's very doable. Probably score more points with the family that way too :)
I dont have my notes here at work but i believe we decided we will start at 11:00am Friday and go until 6-7 and then eat supper. Start back at 7:30 Saturday with light breakfast at 7:00, wrapping up by 3pm. Correct me if I remembered this wrong Dan.

Side note, we have LegoLand FL right here in Winter Haven that the kids all enjoy as well.


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Rub
01-12-2013, 06:06 PM
RGC today :)

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Pole D
01-12-2013, 06:32 PM
Damn Rub! You going to leave any for others? :grin:

Congrats!

Big Ugly's BBQ
01-12-2013, 08:28 PM
Congrats Rub, killin it down there!!!

Pole D
01-28-2013, 09:13 PM
Looks like 3 Eyz got another one! Congrats guys!

Man I am so stoked to take this class. Who else is going?

DawgPhan
01-29-2013, 08:56 AM
one of the few chances you would ever have to take a class where you could learn from 2 of the top 4 teams in the country.

Rub
02-16-2013, 04:31 PM
Sold out!

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Pole D
02-16-2013, 06:49 PM
Nice! Well at least for you guys. I was hoping nobody else would be there to get the secrets! :razz:

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
02-17-2013, 06:15 PM
Sold out!

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its about time, this could be a chance of a lifetime for a KCBS cook team..congrats!

sdbbq1234
03-03-2013, 06:31 PM
Well, 4 days and counting! Sure hope Rub and Dan have hooked up with the local weather folks for some warmer temps. I am freezing my rear-end off right now! Trying to do a small brisket on the Fay Boy with our new Guru.

I do gotta say, the Fat Boy and Guru Wifi is really amazing! We might even get some sleep at comps now.

wallace

Rub
03-03-2013, 10:22 PM
10 Day Weather Forecast for Winter Haven (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Winter+Haven+FL+33884:4:US)

How's a low of 54 and high of 81 sound? We're not called "Winter Haven" for nuthin' :wink:

Rub
03-04-2013, 09:10 PM
This is our location for the class. We'll be set up lakefront, right next to the beach in front of the dock. 8-)

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/164454_4479808593202_1091840652_n.jpg

CBQ
03-04-2013, 09:23 PM
Is there a spouse discount?

Sounds WAY to expensive and far away! I don't think Stubborn Bull should go anywhere near this :becky: (Already too hard to beat you guys :becky:)


(Actually sounds like a great class, we try to do one class a year, so maybe next year...)

sdbbq1234
03-04-2013, 09:31 PM
Looks great!! Much better forecast than what we are store for.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Ashburn+VA+20147:4:US

I hope we get outta here on time.

wallace

Big Ugly's BBQ
03-05-2013, 06:36 AM
I'm heading out this afternoon, trying to get a bit south before this thing hits........

cpw
03-05-2013, 07:02 AM
Man, I wish I could make it to this!

sdbbq1234
03-05-2013, 07:38 AM
I'm heading out this afternoon, trying to get a bit south before this thing hits........


Lucky dog!! Wish we had made plans to do the same; too late now.

See you all on Friday!

wallace

rolfejr
03-05-2013, 07:48 AM
We're getting excited!
Between work and weather it seems everything is working against us, but we'll be there on Friday.

TheJackal
03-05-2013, 08:45 AM
I'm heading out today also. See you guys there.

sdbbq1234
03-06-2013, 01:56 PM
This is our location for the class. We'll be set up lakefront, right next to the beach in front of the dock. 8-)

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/164454_4479808593202_1091840652_n.jpg


Hhmmmm. Your pic or mine from today...

No brainer.....

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z295/wallace123456_crt/DSCN0499_zpsdd89d9a3.jpg

wallace

Kave Dweller
03-06-2013, 02:48 PM
Yeah but Rub might have a rude awakening teaching us Chicagoians here in a couple weeks, we got 12" of snow yesterday, hope we can keep some for him....

sdbbq1234
03-06-2013, 03:07 PM
Yeah but Rub might have a rude awakening teaching us Chicagoians here in a couple weeks, we got 12" of snow yesterday, hope we can keep some for him....

:cool::mrgreen:

I like it! Share the pain, I mean wealth!

wallace

Hot Sauce Hoss
03-06-2013, 03:26 PM
Headed out tomorrow morning, looking forward to something bbq related. Been stuck in house remodel mode for last 2 months.

rolfejr
03-06-2013, 03:44 PM
Hey Rub,
Any chance we can get a roster of who's coming?
Brethren and otherwise.

Rub
03-06-2013, 07:11 PM
Hey Rub,
Any chance we can get a roster of who's coming?
Brethren and otherwise.
Some people get kind of weird about not wanting others to know they've taken a class. We'll figure it out at the class. :wink:

rolfejr
03-07-2013, 06:41 AM
Don't tell anyone I'm coming then.

sdbbq1234
03-07-2013, 07:25 AM
Don't tell anyone I'm coming then.

Sshhhhh! I won't tell about you, if you won't tell about me.

wallace

sdbbq1234
03-08-2013, 09:43 PM
Class if farking awesome so far!!!

A picture perfect day in Florida to boot!

wallace

Pig Headed
03-09-2013, 05:46 AM
Yeah but Rub might have a rude awakening teaching us Chicagoians here in a couple weeks, we got 12" of snow yesterday, hope we can keep some for him....

Rub had already taught a class in the snow.

rolfejr
03-09-2013, 05:33 PM
Finished the class today.
Very informative, lots of great tips and tricks. And the eats were great too!

virginia lawyer
03-10-2013, 10:57 AM
A fantastic experience with two of the best teams - lots of useful information, lots to make you think and lots to try and play with. Would highly recommend taking a class with either alone, having access to both makes it an unmatchable experience.

My thanks to Rub, Dan, Tracy, Big Ugly and Mutha Chicken for all your hard work. And safe travels back to MD for 3-EYZ. Am looking forward to seeing you all again on the circuit this season.

Don

sdbbq1234
03-11-2013, 05:58 PM
Finally getting a few minutes to post.

One heck of a class and experience!!! A LOT of tips and tricks to the "comp trade" we picked up on!

I know that both teams had to really work their rear-ends off to get as much information to us in the short period of time. Hats off to them!!

Friday night was a hoot listening to Dorsey from Team Unknown on the guitar!! That made laugh so hard!!

And, there was some outstanding food! From the Friday night smoked Prime Rib dinner with ALL the fixins' to the grand finish on Saturday of the chicken, ribs, pork and brisket that they cooked all night for us!!

Also, for me, it was inspiring to hear how both Dan and Rob got to where they are now, and the hard work they put into their "hobby"!!!!

Money don't buy success!! Good old fashion hard work and determination does it!!

Again, hats off to Dan, Chris, Dan, Tracey, Rub for the event. And, can't forget JW for the extra help with the Prime Rib! I am sure I missed some others that had helped big time to make this happen, but thanks to them as well.

Hope to see you all on the comp trail.

wallace

Rub
03-11-2013, 10:05 PM
Really glad to hear that you guys enjoyed the class. The positive feedback is great to hear. I know we put everything on the table. Also thankful we had the beautiful weather we did. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of success from everyone, and thanks again for coming! :thumb:

Pole D
03-14-2013, 08:33 AM
Sorry I'm just now getting to post my impression of the class. I took so many notes and have so many pictures that its taking me a while to get everything straightened out!

First off I'd like to the thank the entire group for putting on a great class and really being open and friendly with everyone. I'd also like to say that the other students were also friendly and willing to share their experiences.

The location - what can I say. You've seen the picture posted above and that doesn't really do it justice. The location is actually part of a Boys and Girls Club so the class actually helped support the Club. In addition, for me it was an easy sell to the Mrs. because we stayed in Orlando and the family got to go to Disney and Universal while I was in class.

The instruction - Both teams laid it all out for us. Obviously I can't go into detail but it was great seeing both of them go through the entire cook. They definitely have two different styles but the thing that I came away with is the need for have a system and sticking to the system. Consistency is the key. We were allowed to get up close to everything that was going on. This leads to the only negative that someone might have with the class (just being honest). The video could have been better. There was a camera setup so you could see things if you weren't up close but it kept going out. For me this was very minor and didn't bother me. However, I'm 6'1" so I can see how it may have been a problem for others.

The food - we got fed a great prime rib dinner friday night and saturday we got to taste the four categories from two of the top KCBS teams. It doesn't get much better than that.

The atmosphere - like I said everyone was great. Very friendly and willing to share with each other. Of course I'd expect nothing less seeing as how many of the attendees were Brethren. Heck Rub was so accommodating that he gave me the shirt off his back! We all received goodie bags and a t-shirt. Well there was a small mix up and my shirt was a 3xl. He didn't have anything smaller to trade out for so he ended up giving me his shirt! So PM me if you want to buy a shirt worn by a Jack Daniels Champion and the person that has had the most wins in Ribs and Brisket since 2006! :grin:

Great class. Great time.

Big Ugly's BBQ
03-14-2013, 09:30 AM
The video is something we will definitely look into, thanks for the comments and sharing!!!

rolfejr
03-14-2013, 09:38 AM
Big,
If you ever do a class around Baltimore I could help you with the audio / video set up. Got lots of gear.

Kave Dweller
03-14-2013, 12:33 PM
Rub had already taught a class in the snow.
Two weeks and 24 hours. Not that I'm counting down or anything.

fnbish
03-14-2013, 01:45 PM
So PM me if you want to buy a shirt worn by a Jack Daniels Champion and the person that has had the most wins in Ribs and Brisket since 2006! :grin:

Great class. Great time.

Wow I wasn't aware Rub had those accolades. He seemed to leave that out during the cooking class and not mention it even once :becky: :razz:.

The class was a ton of fun and they dialed in perfect weather for the weekend. I probably asked a million (give or take a few) questions directly during the instruction and also when they were moving and shaking individually during the cooking and they took time to answer every single one. Both teams are top notch. Looking forward to practice this weekend.

Rub
03-14-2013, 04:47 PM
Thanks again guys and thanks Pole D (great story on that btw!) for the constructive comment.

sdbbq1234
03-15-2013, 07:29 PM
Just wanted to say "THANKS" to Big Poppa, Bad Byron's, Wicked Que, Spiceewine, BBQ Guru, Oakridge BBQ, 3-Eyz, Smokinlicious and FAB for the goodies bag stuff!!!

Trust me, it was very interesting to watch the TSA folks scan our carry on bags at the airport, and then search them.

Both TSA folks saw the rub bottles and asked what they were. I told them they were from a BBQ class. They laughed and said, "So, you like to BBQ?" Of course we said yes.

I told them that I hope one day that those bottles will have our team's name on them!!!

Between my wife and me, we have a lot to "testing different flavor rubs" in the near future.

wallace