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Meat Man
12-09-2012, 12:08 AM
Coachella, CA
Starts: 12/07/2012
Ends: 12/08/2012

Contest Results:

Grand Champion: Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q
Reserve Champion: Munchin Hogs @ the Hilto

Overall:
1. Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q - 688.0000
2. Munchin Hogs @ the Hilto - 687.4284
3. Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ - 686.2856
4. Pellet Envy - 685.7140
5. TippyCanoe BBQ Crew - 685.1434
6. Left Coast Q - 685.1430
7. Cool Smoke - 685.1428
8. Pigskin BBQ - 682.2854
9. 3 Eyz BBQ - 681.7142
10. Grills Gone Wild Iowa - 678.2858
11. Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ - 677.7142
12. I.A.B. 30 BBQ - 677.1426
13. Big T'z Q Cru - 673.7144
14. Blazen BBQ - 673.1434
15. Smokin' Triggers - 670.2856
16. Smoke On Wheels - 669.7144
17. All Sauced Up - 668.5714
18. Team Enoserv - 665.7144
19. Plowboys BBQ - 664.5710
20. Little Pig Town - 663.4286
21. Jambo Pits - 658.8566
22. Jerry King Midland, TX - 650.8570
23. Woodhouse BBQ - 647.9996
24. Who's Smokin' Now - 645.1428


Chicken:
1. Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q - 178.2858
2. Plowboys BBQ - 176.5714
3. 3 Eyz BBQ - 175.4286
4. Cool Smoke - 174.2858
5. Smoke On Wheels - 172.5718
6. All Sauced Up - 172.5714
7. Grills Gone Wild Iowa - 172.0000
8. Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ - 171.4286
9. Blazen BBQ - 171.4284
10. Left Coast Q - 171.4284
11. Pellet Envy - 170.2856
12. Big T'z Q Cru - 169.7146
13. Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ - 168.5716
14. Munchin Hogs @ the Hilto - 168.5714
15. Pigskin BBQ - 168.5714
16. Team Enoserv - 167.4286
17. Jerry King Midland, TX - 165.7142
18. TippyCanoe BBQ Crew - 165.1432
19. I.A.B. 30 BBQ - 165.1428
20. Who's Smokin' Now - 164.0000
21. Little Pig Town - 161.7142
22. Jambo Pits - 161.7140
23. Smokin' Triggers - 161.1430
24. Woodhouse BBQ - 159.4286


Ribs:
1. Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ - 172.5714
2. Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q - 172.5714
3. Munchin Hogs @ the Hilto - 172.0000
4. Pellet Envy - 172.0000
5. I.A.B. 30 BBQ - 170.8572
6. Grills Gone Wild Iowa - 170.8572
7. Pigskin BBQ - 170.2858
8. TippyCanoe BBQ Crew - 170.2856
9. Smokin' Triggers - 169.7142
10. Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ - 169.1430
11. Team Enoserv - 168.5714
12. Jerry King Midland, TX - 168.0000
13. Big T'z Q Cru - 166.8572
14. Woodhouse BBQ - 166.2856
15. Jambo Pits - 166.2856
16. Left Coast Q - 165.7144
17. All Sauced Up - 165.1428
18. Smoke On Wheels - 165.1428
19. Cool Smoke - 164.0000
20. 3 Eyz BBQ - 163.4284
21. Blazen BBQ - 162.2860
22. Little Pig Town - 161.7142
23. Plowboys BBQ - 157.7142
24. Who's Smokin' Now - 150.8570


Pork:
1. Pellet Envy - 176.5714
2. Left Coast Q - 176.0002
3. All Sauced Up - 174.2858
4. TippyCanoe BBQ Crew - 173.7144
5. Munchin Hogs @ the Hilto - 173.7142
6. Pigskin BBQ - 173.1428
7. Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ - 172.5712
8. Cool Smoke - 170.8570
9. I.A.B. 30 BBQ - 169.7142
10. Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q - 169.7142
11. Smoke On Wheels - 168.0000
12. Grills Gone Wild Iowa - 168.0000
13. Little Pig Town - 167.4288
14. Big T'z Q Cru - 167.4284
15. Blazen BBQ - 166.8574
16. Team Enoserv - 166.8572
17. 3 Eyz BBQ - 166.2856
18. Jambo Pits - 166.2856
19. Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ - 166.2856
20. Plowboys BBQ - 166.2856
21. Smokin' Triggers - 165.7142
22. Woodhouse BBQ - 165.1428
23. Who's Smokin' Now - 163.4286
24. Jerry King Midland, TX - 155.4286


Brisket:
1. 3 Eyz BBQ - 176.5716
2. TippyCanoe BBQ Crew - 176.0002
3. Cool Smoke - 176.0000
4. Smokin' Triggers - 173.7142
5. Munchin Hogs @ the Hilto - 173.1428
6. Blazen BBQ - 172.5716
7. Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ - 172.5714
8. Little Pig Town - 172.5714
9. Left Coast Q - 172.0000
10. I.A.B. 30 BBQ - 171.4284
11. Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ - 170.8570
12. Pigskin BBQ - 170.2854
13. Big T'z Q Cru - 169.7142
14. Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q - 167.4286
15. Grills Gone Wild Iowa - 167.4286
16. Who's Smokin' Now - 166.8572
17. Pellet Envy - 166.8570
18. Jambo Pits - 164.5714
19. Smoke On Wheels - 163.9998
20. Plowboys BBQ - 163.9998
21. Team Enoserv - 162.8572
22. Jerry King Midland, TX - 161.7142
23. Woodhouse BBQ - 157.1426
24. All Sauced Up - 156.5714

fesdwino
12-09-2012, 12:33 AM
Congrats to BBG & Munchin' Hogs. Well done Harry for a close third - our other California teams did a great job of representing as well. Most of all, thanks to Sterling and all involved for thinking out of the box to create a unique experience for the teams and especially the spectators. This event was over the top in every category. The opportunity to spend time with top teams in the nation and hear them speak openly about their BBQ techniques with the attendees was priceless. Big Mista and Simply Marvelous served up some great BBQ to the crowd. The venue was spectacular as well. La Quinta is a top notch resort and the concept of each team having their own casita with their pits just steps away made the event feel very intimate. The musicians were the best of any event I have attended. I'm sure folks who were more involved will fill us in on all of the other extras. Thanks again Big Poppa! Looking forward to next year!

Bigmista
12-09-2012, 08:46 AM
I talked to almost every team their and the only complaint I heard was that they actually had to go home afterwards. Superior event in every way. We were waited on hand and foot by the Big Poppa crew and the La Quinta resort staff. Well played Sterling. Well played.

Meat Man
12-09-2012, 11:15 AM
The KOS was one for the ages. The west coast version of the Jack?


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Bigdog
12-09-2012, 02:18 PM
The KOS was one for the ages. The west coast version of the Jack?


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..........and then some!!! Without a doubt, the classiest and coolest BBQ contest of all time.

JerryA
12-09-2012, 06:10 PM
Awesome event Big Poppa! Words can't really express how cool it was!

Congrats to all the teams that participated!

big brother smoke
12-09-2012, 06:18 PM
I just made it home and all I can say is wow! I am tired and my right ankle is the size of a baseball, but who cares. I am proud to have been a small part of this great event.

I don't always vend, but, if and when I do again, it will be for KOS only! http://www.cbbqa.org/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/dirol.gif

ThomEmery
12-09-2012, 06:57 PM
Wonderful day

The Drill Sargent
12-09-2012, 09:01 PM
Had the best time vending at KOS! BPS staff were more than generous with their help. La Quinta Resort was awesome, and it was an honor to cook in the same place as the competitors. All the spectators were so nice, and I had a BLAST!! Congratulations to everyone!

Jacked UP BBQ
12-10-2012, 09:13 AM
Looked like a great comp, a lot of great teams overlooked!

big matt
12-10-2012, 09:14 AM
Wow!..as most have already said this was one for the ages..a big THANK YOU to Sterling Ball,his awesome staff from Ernie Ball,and the staff at the La Quinta resort..they were simply great each and every person involved!.then to get to listen to all of the other cooks talk about bbq all in one place was priceless..Big Poppa you have set the bar so dam high I doubt it can ever be reached..well maybe at next years KOTS!..fantastic job!!!

Big Poppa
12-10-2012, 10:31 AM
Looked like a great comp, a lot of great teams overlooked!

I took soooooo much crap like this...You cannot have a limited field without leaving someone off...

For 15 dollars patrons got the very best food.....in the best location not on the water in December, got free classes from the likes of Trigg, Stone, Gray Hixon,Soo, Groneman, Johns, Nelson, and the eventual GC Lilly...oh yeah we raised $167,000.00 for pediatric kidney disease. I think that is more raised that the next 50 contests.

spend a few minutes and look up the facebook pages of the teams that were there...I didnt talk about the teams.

Do you know who I invited and turned it down?

Was the cup half empty or half full at the King Of the Smoker?

Sorry for the rant but most people would have given up with the internet sniping.

big matt
12-10-2012, 11:27 AM
Looked like a great comp, a lot of great teams overlooked!

How about taking a look at who did get invited then take a look at their Facebook page..there isn't a team out there that has cooked a better event..Sterling went over the top and the last thing he should have to do is come on here and defend it..but I will!..how about you pick up the phone and call all of these great teams and have them come out to your comp,put them up in a beautiful resort,pay for all of their meals,comp meat,bar tab..ect ect..let me know how that all works out for you..hell take these 24 teams throw them out pick another 24 and you'll have a whole other group crying about who didn't get invited..can't please everyone everytime..but Sterling pleased everyone that was there and then some!..I'm glad we got the invite and it was a great time cooking against all of those great teams!..again I can't say this enough..THANK YOU STERLING!!

Big Poppa
12-10-2012, 12:15 PM
Matt our fabulous sponsor La Qunta Resort paid for your meals and room and bar tab.
I was not without expenses! hahahaha

glenntm
12-10-2012, 12:34 PM
Everything about this event was first class. Sterling kicked it up a big notch. The teams that competed had everything they need to focus on the competition, and not worry about a thing. Sterling’s team was there to support. He had almost a 1-1 volunteer team ratio.

No matter who was invited someone would be left off the list, but it’s an invitational. Sterling defined the rules, and invited the teams. In his mind these were the best of the best.

At the end of the day it was an EPIC contest brining some of the best cooks from around the country to this event, cooking the same meat, and seeing who the best was on that day. Congrats Chris Lilly…

But most important we raised 167K for a great charity.

Ryan Chester
12-10-2012, 12:54 PM
WoW WoW WoW pretty much summed it up. Sterling showed the current BBQ promoters how it is done in his 1st event. There is no doubt there are more than 24 great teams out there. If you can only take 24, someone gets left out. DON'T HATE!!! Appreciate what he did for competition BBQ, be happy for the teams who participated, and the commend the amount of money raised for charity. This won't be the last comp Sterling does so burning a bridge based on jealousy may cost a team an entry into the next one.

Big Poppa
12-10-2012, 01:04 PM
Ryan you are very astute. I borrowed Santa's list...heheheh

JD McGee
12-10-2012, 01:13 PM
Definitely looked like a pretty sweet gig for all! :-D. Congrats to Chris and his crew for taking GC, Munchin' Hogs for RGC, and all who got a call. Hats off to Sterling and the BPS crew for putting on a memorable event.
Cheers!
JD

Big Ugly's BBQ
12-10-2012, 01:14 PM
Sterling, thank you so very much for the invitation and hospitality! First class event, great venue (even though they didn’t bring in the snow, lol!!), great friends and all for an awesome cause! People are going to take their shots, can’t make everyone happy, it’s your contest….run it how you want. Don't know how you are going to top it, but I can't wait to see.......

I for one am VERY grateful for what you and the whole family at BPS did for us! I also need to thank IAB-30 for loaning us a cooker as well as Thom Emery for bringing in some gear for us. It was our first official comp out there, hopefully it won’t be the last………

Next time, the “Situation” is going down………..all of it!

Dan - 3eyzbbq
12-10-2012, 01:31 PM
I could write (and still might) pages on this comp, but sometimes simplicity is best, so here goes:

I told Chris (Big Ugly) on the way home that we would be talking about this comp for the next 20yrs. After sleeping on it, I'd like to correct that. I'll be talking about this one for the rest of my life. Extreme? Nah, it was just THAT good!

To Big Poppa (Sterling) :hail:

YellowSuge
12-10-2012, 01:44 PM
All I know is that I would have never had the opportunity to see half those teams compete in person if it wasn't for this contest. Thanks Sterling!

fesdwino
12-10-2012, 02:58 PM
$167,000 is an amazing amount of funds for charity! My hat is off to you. Well done Sterling and crew!

DawgPhan
12-10-2012, 03:13 PM
So I havent been keeping up, but how on earth did they raise that much money? ticket sales?

Big Poppa
12-10-2012, 03:40 PM
donations from patrons and supporters of the Casey Lee Ball Foundation. 25K came from the gate and merch sales.\...Includes a check slipped to e at the after awards dinner for 10K)

The KOS was the featured event for the Casey Lee Ball Foundation that is named after my son who was born with bad kidneys and had 8 operations before his 6th birthday. ( he is 24 and was one of the featured entertainers...classical guitar at the KOS) To date we have raised nearly 8 million dollars for pediatric kidney disease. The center and lab is named after Casey at UCLA and we have endowed the chair there...we also support research at Seattle Childrens Hospital
Texas Childrens Hospital and Cincinnati Childrens hospital. When I announced the KOS was benefiting the CLB people not involved in BBQ sent me additional donations.

DawgPhan
12-10-2012, 03:50 PM
donations from patrons and supporters of the Casey Lee Ball Foundation. 25K came from the gate and merch sales.\...Includes a check slipped to e at the after awards dinner for 10K)

The KOS was the featured event for the Casey Lee Ball Foundation that is named after my son who was born with bad kidneys and had 8 operations before his 6th birthday. ( he is 24 and was one of the featured entertainers...classical guitar at the KOS) To date we have raised nearly 8 million dollars for pediatric kidney disease. The center and lab is named after Casey at UCLA and we have endowed the chair there...we also support research at Seattle Childrens Hospital
Texas Childrens Hospital and Cincinnati Childrens hospital. When I announced the KOS was benefiting the CLB people not involved in BBQ sent me additional donations.


Sounds like a great cause and great event. Raising money isnt easy at any time, but these days it is especially tough.

Andrews
12-10-2012, 04:08 PM
For those that didn't make it out for whatever reason, you missed a top notch contest!
The venue, the teams and everything else Sterling and his team did was all first-class!

Hell, even the shirts were Haines not those cheasy make an easy-buck shirts!

Thanks, Sterling!!

gtr
12-10-2012, 04:18 PM
For those that didn't make it out for whatever reason, you missed a top notch contest!
The venue, the teams and and everything else Sterling and his team did was all first-class!

Hell, even the shirts were Haines not those cheasy make an easy-buck shirts!

Thanks, Sterling!!

I would be one of those that didn't make it. :tsk:

Next time this happens, I'm telling work, family, etc. I won't be available and I'm heading to Indio. :thumb:

Rub
12-10-2012, 04:36 PM
Sounds like an epic event to say the least. Congratulations to BPS and all of your efforts to make it so! Congrats to all who competed, all who had their name called, and all who donated. That's a huge amount of money for a great cause. :thumb:

Fornia
12-10-2012, 05:04 PM
PHENOMENAL contribution to this charity! Without question, that IS the most important part. $167,000....makes my hair stand on end!

Got a chance to meet Sterling and a few others, all very welcoming and I'm just sorry I missed being there the day of the event.

Given what I saw and am hearing....I can only hope our team would someday be on that list to compete.....although we're a long way off from ever being in position to do so, but I respect that and make it a goal to work towards consideration.

Great job all....you did it for this great charity, the spectators, and all of BBQ!

jimbloomfield
12-10-2012, 07:12 PM
24 or 100 there would have been teams left out. Those who were picked still had to agree to the rules which meant i.e. Tuffy Stone had to do a seminar afterwards which If I understood correctly was his first . Which I watched and would never guess Tuffy hadn't done one before. The judges had a dress code. The concept was different then any competition before. I have been able to befriend the Big Poppa Team, Sterling ,Jody and Brad from BBQ competitions and consider them all good friends that are welcome at our house anytime for substandard BBQ. I know that those of us that were there will talk about the First "King of the Smoker" and being at the First One.
I am bias about this topic to say the least. We all think about how a competition can be better and advance the way competition BBQ is perceived . Sterling didn't just flap his jaws, he did something to elevate these BBQ events to a new level and try and raise the standard for all.
Sterling and Jody just a few weeks ago became the first West Coast team to win the American Royal. In one weekend Big Poppa has created something so big we will have to remind people that He and Jody Clark are the current American Royal Grand Champions.

cmohr74
12-10-2012, 07:25 PM
I personally have to say thank you to Sterling of Big Poppa Smokers. Although I did not compete, attend, or even have the opportunity to ever meet you, the charity portion of this speaks close to home. My son was born with a kidney disease, Hydronephrosis, and we were able to catch it super early being my wife works for a Reproductive Genetics Clinic. Either way, we got to spent some quality time with the Pediatric doctors of Childrens Memorial in Chicago. So contest aside, what you did in rasing that money for others is awesome. So a personal thank you from my family and my son.

Fornia
12-10-2012, 07:53 PM
I personally have to say thank you to Sterling of Big Poppa Smokers. Although I did not compete, attend, or even have the opportunity to ever meet you, the charity portion of this speaks close to home. My son was born with a kidney disease, Hydronephrosis, and we were able to catch it super early being my wife works for a Reproductive Genetics Clinic. Either way, we got to spent some quality time with the Pediatric doctors of Childrens Memorial in Chicago. So contest aside, what you did in rasing that money for others is awesome. So a personal thank you from my family and my son.

Could not be said better. Most all of us go into something non-BBQ realted for our livings and family come Monday morning.

Put aside the contest, interaction, and experience....and if all you're left with is the worthwhile cause alone. We've ALL won. No more to say.

Big Poppa
12-10-2012, 08:38 PM
thanks everybody...The hardest part of the job was putting up with two months of shots on the internet...Its done...we had a blast....the teams had more fun and I hope the patrons had an even better time

For those of you who I didn't get to invite...I meant no disrespect..This is the first of many I hope.

JD McGee
12-10-2012, 08:59 PM
donations from patrons and supporters of the Casey Lee Ball Foundation. 25K came from the gate and merch sales.\...Includes a check slipped to e at the after awards dinner for 10K)

The KOS was the featured event for the Casey Lee Ball Foundation that is named after my son who was born with bad kidneys and had 8 operations before his 6th birthday. ( he is 24 and was one of the featured entertainers...classical guitar at the KOS) To date we have raised nearly 8 million dollars for pediatric kidney disease. The center and lab is named after Casey at UCLA and we have endowed the chair there...we also support research at Seattle Childrens Hospital
Texas Childrens Hospital and Cincinnati Childrens hospital. When I announced the KOS was benefiting the CLB people not involved in BBQ sent me additional donations.

Wow! :clap::clap::clap:

sparky'
12-10-2012, 11:24 PM
congrats on a great bbq contest and giving so much to charity. nicely done. :clap:

Big George's BBQ
12-11-2012, 05:52 AM
WOW What an awesome event and for such a Great cause.. I would have loved to have been there

pat
12-11-2012, 07:32 AM
Congrats on the event and the money raised...that is worth it all right there!

que_dawg
12-11-2012, 07:32 AM
Sounds like this was a great event. Glad that it was a huge success and glad you raised some much needed $$$ in hard times. It's hard for most of us to realize how much better we have it than many people affected by these terrible illnesses. I bet all of those families would gladly take on some money problems to have their family members in good health. In most cases, they already have the money problems anyway because of the medical problems. Well done to all that contributed!

Scottie
12-11-2012, 08:22 AM
Wow, amazing Sterling. Huge numbers that you have raised and will raise. Much respect bro.

Funtimebbq
12-11-2012, 08:41 AM
From a judges perspective, this contest was great for a couple of reasons. First, was the no garnish rule. Every box I saw was well thought out as the teams really went out of their way to fill the boxes with goodness while using very creative ways to display the meat.
The idea of handing out the meat to the teams, specifically 8 chicken quarters, gave the judges something other than thighs to look at. I really appreciated that opportunity.
Thanks Sterling for bringing this new concept to the bbq community. You and your staff worked really hard to put this together and the results showed.
Benny

Smokin' Joe
12-11-2012, 11:03 AM
Great job to Sterling and his Big Poppas staff:clap: Its all been said, but I'll say it again! A 1st class event all the way - the annemities and accomodations were second to none. Not to mention how the contest itself was ran, there are a couple of invitationals out there that could learn a thing or two about judge selection, reps, and just how to run a contest in general from Sterling and his crew! It was an honor to be asked to compete, and I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity!

SCSmoke
12-13-2012, 12:20 PM
Does anyone have some pics or maybe a video from the contest. Would love to see them. Thanks!

YellowSuge
12-13-2012, 12:25 PM
I have a few on my FB page here (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151551030024606.597248.601929605&type=1http://)

SCSmoke
12-13-2012, 12:53 PM
I have a few on my FB page here (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151551030024606.597248.601929605&type=1http://)

Awesome! Thank you.

wyocurt
12-13-2012, 01:24 PM
WOW it was great and a big THANK YOU Big Pappa. It was the nicest venue and setting that was ever. From the time you walked in you had the feeling that this is class. Thank You for raising all the money for charity and I will say it was something the west coast needed. again a job well done .

cowgirl
12-13-2012, 01:50 PM
You're one of a kind Sterling, and I mean that in a good way. :) Well done Pal!! :cool:

Big Poppa
12-13-2012, 09:23 PM
Thanks Jeanie but you are the best.

PigBoy
12-16-2012, 04:26 PM
Being able to participate in this event is one of the biggest blessings in my lifetime! Just seeing the venue was breathtaking. The unique rules of the contest made it challenging and fun, an opportunity to think outside of the box and cook on totally new equipment to us. Thanks Sterling and crew, I will never forget this experience!

Big Poppa
12-16-2012, 10:38 PM
Thank you so much Randy..

musicmanryann
12-17-2012, 08:53 AM
Just got back to work and have been away from the Brethren since I left a week and a half ago. Anything I could say about my experience at this event would be an understatement. It was just so above and beyond anything I would ever expect from a BBQ contest that it is difficult to put in to words how truly great it was. Thanks so much to Sterling and his crew for putting on such an amazing event--it was a great honor to be a part of it!

Big Poppa
12-17-2012, 10:52 AM
Thank for the thanks and keep that week open next year!

Jacked UP BBQ
12-17-2012, 11:19 AM
I took soooooo much crap like this...You cannot have a limited field without leaving someone off...

For 15 dollars patrons got the very best food.....in the best location not on the water in December, got free classes from the likes of Trigg, Stone, Gray Hixon,Soo, Groneman, Johns, Nelson, and the eventual GC Lilly...oh yeah we raised $167,000.00 for pediatric kidney disease. I think that is more raised that the next 50 contests.

spend a few minutes and look up the facebook pages of the teams that were there...I didnt talk about the teams.

Do you know who I invited and turned it down?

Was the cup half empty or half full at the King Of the Smoker?

Sorry for the rant but most people would have given up with the internet sniping.

How about taking a look at who did get invited then take a look at their Facebook page..there isn't a team out there that has cooked a better event..Sterling went over the top and the last thing he should have to do is come on here and defend it..but I will!..how about you pick up the phone and call all of these great teams and have them come out to your comp,put them up in a beautiful resort,pay for all of their meals,comp meat,bar tab..ect ect..let me know how that all works out for you..hell take these 24 teams throw them out pick another 24 and you'll have a whole other group crying about who didn't get invited..can't please everyone everytime..but Sterling pleased everyone that was there and then some!..I'm glad we got the invite and it was a great time cooking against all of those great teams!..again I can't say this enough..THANK YOU STERLING!!


I never cried and could careless who you invited or didnt. I said it looked like a great comp, you can obviously take a compliment but not an observation. Congrats on raising money, that's awesome, never questioned the integrity of the comp or its success. I was just observing that there were a lot of great teams that were not there. Take it how you want, could careless.

big matt
12-17-2012, 11:50 AM
I never cried and could careless who you invited or didnt. I said it looked like a great comp, you can obviously take a compliment but not an observation. Congrats on raising money, that's awesome, never questioned the integrity of the comp or its success. I was just observing that there were a lot of great teams that were not there. Take it how you want, could careless.
You could care less?.why the hell post about it then?..the fact some great teams were left off was impossible to avoid because of the venue layout..secondly it was his contest and he invited who he wanted to invite..anyone and everyone that was at that event was blown away and then some..he did something great for bbq and something that had never been done prior..even if I didn't have the honor to cook that event I would have attended and my thoughts would still be the same..it was awesome and I'm sorry you missed it.

Jacked UP BBQ
12-17-2012, 12:13 PM
You could care less?.why the hell post about it then?..the fact some great teams were left off was impossible to avoid because of the venue layout..secondly it was his contest and he invited who he wanted to invite..anyone and everyone that was at that event was blown away and then some..he did something great for bbq and something that had never been done prior..even if I didn't have the honor to cook that event I would have attended and my thoughts would still be the same..it was awesome and I'm sorry you missed it.

Once again, never questioned his intent or success. Stop getting so worked up over something that never happened. You are right it was his event he can do whatever he would like with it. I am happy they raised money for a great cause. If you are trying to start an argument you picked the wrong person. Just stop being the defensive line of a worthless argument, making something out of nothing. I just noticed the list and saw that there were a lot of teams that weren't on there that I thought maybe should have been. That's all. get over it big matt and move on!

Big Poppa
12-17-2012, 12:42 PM
Let me be the first to state a very deep observation...there were a lot of good and great teams left off. The difference between you and me is that if I was going to leave just one comment it would have been a different one than you left.

I can take an observation...seriously I agree that there were teams left off....4,000 teams competed and 24 got picked...I was giving you my observations.

Why bbqers have to critique everything? from Pitmasters, to Sams, to King of the Smokers? Sort of baffles me. Is BBQ better without people creating events or worse?


btw nice year 8 comps 2 rgc's and a GC.....good on ya!

Ryan Chester
12-17-2012, 12:54 PM
Why bbqers have to critique everything? from Pitmasters, to Sams, to King of the Smokers? Sort of baffles me. Is BBQ better without people creating events or worse?



Well put. I feel you on the critique thing too. I've had a few "bbqers" come into my restaurant and tell my staff how they can make better BBQ than us. I'm sure they can cook 1 better brisket or 1 rack better than ours but try 1,000 pounds at once. And if you don't like it, go man your smoker for 10 hours and make it at home!

Same goes for your comp, TV shows, etc. If you think you can do a better job, quit bitching and go do it yourself!

big matt
12-17-2012, 12:54 PM
Once again, never questioned his intent or success. Stop getting so worked up over something that never happened. You are right it was his event he can do whatever he would like with it. I am happy they raised money for a great cause. If you are trying to start an argument you picked the wrong person. Just stop being the defensive line of a worthless argument, making something out of nothing. I just noticed the list and saw that there were a lot of teams that weren't on there that I thought maybe should have been. That's all. get over it big matt and move on!

First off I'm not worked up at all..and I'm over it as well..looking forward to next season

Big Poppa
12-17-2012, 01:15 PM
Nice finish Matt 21! Blackjack! great gc1`

Jacked UP BBQ
12-17-2012, 01:17 PM
Let me be the first to state a very deep observation...there were a lot of good and great teams left off. The difference between you and me is that if I was going to leave just one comment it would have been a different one than you left.

I can take an observation...seriously I agree that there were teams left off....4,000 teams competed and 24 got picked...I was giving you my observations.

Why bbqers have to critique everything? from Pitmasters, to Sams, to King of the Smokers? Sort of baffles me. Is BBQ better without people creating events or worse?


btw nice year 8 comps 2 rgc's and a GC.....good on ya!


All I was able to observe was the team list and thats what I based my observation on. your comp did a lot of great things good for you. I am not looking for an argument, I have plenty of people in my life to do that with. I actually think its a cool event, just observed, I will state it again, observed a lot of good teams not on the list. I dont know the logistics or the layout so I have no idea how you picked you teams and once again, dont really care, just an observation... 8 comps all while vending too! hahaha actually 3 rgc's, bbq brethren event in PA!

gtr
12-17-2012, 01:29 PM
Thank for the thanks and keep that week open next year!

So this will be on the same weekend next year? Just wanna tell those around me wayyyyyy ahead of time not to count on me for anything the weekend of the next one.

Big Poppa
12-17-2012, 01:39 PM
All I was able to observe was the team list and thats what I based my observation on. your comp did a lot of great things good for you. I am not looking for an argument, I have plenty of people in my life to do that with. I actually think its a cool event, just observed, I will state it again, observed a lot of good teams not on the list. I dont know the logistics or the layout so I have no idea how you picked you teams and once again, dont really care, just an observation... 8 comps all while vending too! hahaha actually 3 rgc's, bbq brethren event in PA!

Hey I left off some good teams. Hard not to...move on.

Keep it up vending and cooking good ...those two arent usually mutually exclusive.

Jacked UP BBQ
12-17-2012, 02:25 PM
Hey I left off some good teams. Hard not to...move on.

Keep it up vending and cooking good ...those two arent usually mutually exclusive.

I will move on, but to say that vending and competing are not mutually exclusive is a crazy thought. I put out food for thousands as I throw my comp meat in a box, I stay up all night after serving 2000 people, and start serving 2000 more at 11am, when people are "locking people" out of their sites I am opening mine to the public right where I am also doing my comp boxes. So when you are taking off your two pork butts, I am taking off 100. But believe me I am not complaining, I love it. It makes the cook a lot more challenging! :bow:

Kit R
12-17-2012, 03:13 PM
I will move on, but to say that vending and competing are not mutually exclusive is a crazy thought. I put out food for thousands as I throw my comp meat in a box, I stay up all night after serving 2000 people, and start serving 2000 more at 11am, when people are "locking people" out of their sites I am opening mine to the public right where I am also doing my comp boxes. So when you are taking off your two pork butts, I am taking off 100. But believe me I am not complaining, I love it. It makes the cook a lot more challenging! :bow:

I remember back in May when Don Chomas had to go find you at Naptown because you were so slammed with vending you didn't even have time to pick up that massive RGC cup at awards. That was quite a feat!

Scottie
12-17-2012, 05:24 PM
You did it in Seaside, Matt. I have a hard enough time drinking and turning in....:-P

Cue's Your Daddy
12-17-2012, 06:03 PM
And Matt also has to monitor sledneck most of the time. A feat in its own.:-D

Big Poppa
12-17-2012, 08:45 PM
WOW I was complimenting you in that most people cant cook for thousands and also win a GC and 2 or 3 RGC's Very impressive. I said that comp and vending arent mutually exclusive because its hard...Do me a favor...this is getting out of control....I cant even compliment you without an argument.

Anybody want to talk about the topic that started the thread?

Meat Man
12-17-2012, 09:25 PM
When we first started cooking there were two events that we dreamed of competing at. The Jack and the American Royal. Now there is three, add the King of the Smokers to the list.