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jmoney7269
05-13-2013, 09:59 AM
Was wandering how many of the brethren comp teams are husband/wife and or with immediate family. If y'all got some pics I would like to see them.
A little story about our BBQ team and how we first started. After our very first comp, we were hooked, only got 1 walk 3rd ribs out of 43 shoulda been two walks but that will come in a sec. Friday night was chefs choice and I cooked my bad ass smoked chicken lasagna on the traeger. So we go up for trophies and they say get out your red ticket. my gf at the time who is now my wife looks at me all crazy, "what did you do with the ticket?" she says. "i didnt see no ticket!" Apparently your supposed to take the Untaped ticket half off! the organizer came to us and said "damn that lasagna was good, and woulda won but we had to DQ you since you left your ticket in the box." :cry: Saturday morning IE still Friday night for me :doh: my wife drives up and all I hear with my foot bein shaken crazily "hey, you were supposed to had the meats on 2 hours ago! What time is it? 8! My buddies and I partied till bout 5 when we finally passed out. I was asleep in the back seat of my truck with it running a/c wide open, foot hangin out the door, and didn't feel like Cookin anything. The sight of food made me wheezy! Still hadn't done any prep or seasoning yet for the brisket ribs and chicken. Placed near the bottom on chicken and brisket but that 1 walk got us hooked. From there on out we got a little more serious each one bit never too serious. Finally after 3 years of fun and wasting money IMO we got serious and decided to do some local non sanctioned cook offs that paid well and the other half sanctioned. We were getting occasional walks and occasional top 3's in those 3 years. Now in our 4th season we went all out. New Pitmaker, new uds, all guru controlled, semi used Motorhome, Time sheets, prep times, marinade times, foil times etc. no heavy drinking Friday night, in bed by 10 with all prep work done. Saturday no drinking till the last turn in, clean up then I can party. It has worked out so well and she loves doing cook offs with me and I couldn't do our processes without her. I'm Justin Margist and we have been competing seriously for 5 months. In our past 7 cook offs with 38-120 entry field, we have gotten 2gc's and 3 reserve GC's with brisket being our strong categeory of 1st, 1st, 4th, 1st, 2nd, 1st, 1st. Chicken always in the top 5 and ribs which used to be our best turn in, somewhere in the top 10. We missed a lot of GC's because of ribs a while back, but as of our last 3 comps, we got it pretty well all pieced together! Now my chefs choice entries are In the toilet lol. That's my story, anyone else wanna share their story, I would love to hear it!
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/justinmargist/BAFC46F1-310F-440A-9DD8-1BBFCA43C364-9466-00000C5897AB7D58.jpg
My best buddy Jason and his wife wendy who used to stomp the chit out of us at comps
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/justinmargist/2A7AB9B1-894D-4B63-9B7C-91BD66E20922-2196-00000366397ECF4E.jpg
Even competition environment practice
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/justinmargist/851B5AAC-E0AF-4885-989F-E856487BA356-1106-00000127BE587F16.jpg
Some photos of our wedding
My beautiful mom
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/justinmargist/fa38c808.jpg
My beautiful wife
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/justinmargist/4f72d7b4.jpg
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/justinmargist/0ea96020.jpg
My sister (left), cousin I sometimes help outing the weekend working on dozers and his wife (right)
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/justinmargist/94f245b9.jpg
My family together just a few times a year. Sisters law school graduation UH
Notice how thrilled my parents are to have to be near each other! Lol
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/justinmargist/8C39352E-7F9E-4CBF-A322-ED7B5A8AA9DD-642-000000E43C6BC9D3.jpg
All if whom are pictured come out and help occasionally, but more so to get leftovers and beer

Outnumbered
05-13-2013, 10:10 AM
We have 3 couples, soon to be 2 as one group is making like the London Bridge and moved to Arizona. (As a Texan I hope you appreciate the Garry P. Nunn reference.)

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g365/outnumberedgreg/Champions.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/outnumberedgreg/media/Champions.jpg.html)

cynfulsmokersbbq
05-13-2013, 10:57 AM
We are a family team. I will work to post a pic sometime.
We won the chicken category in our first comp. It was funny, because we just knew chicken would be our worst meat that day.

After turn ins they had a peoples choice, so we put some food out. My daughter who is an expert on the quality of pulled pork, walked around, sampled some comes back and said "dad this guys is the winner" Sure enough, she was right. All at the age of nine.

3.2 Flu Que
05-13-2013, 11:53 AM
We're a family team - My wife, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and sometimes our 6 year old daughter.

From this past weekend:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/p480x480/486894_563481897007040_71458907_n.jpg

hcj3rd
05-13-2013, 11:57 AM
My wife and I are a team most times. I also have a friend that cooks with us occasionly. I enjoy cooking with my wife we make a good team. We have had some success in bar cook offs but not to much in the sanctioned cook offs. We always have a great time and have met alot of people.

Podge
05-13-2013, 12:25 PM
Just me and my wife. She's the best Teammate there is !

dhuffjr
05-13-2013, 12:36 PM
It is just my wife and I for our team as well. I did have a friend from church help me last year at a comp because the wife took the kids to a karate contest.

I'm with Podge, I couldn't ask for a better team mate or a worse critic! LOL

sdbbq1234
05-13-2013, 12:44 PM
No pics handy, but just my wife and me. We have some friends that will help when they can; that has only been 1 out of the 4 comps we have entered. We always plan on doing everything ourselves. Wheeling the Fat Boy in and out of a U-Haul trailer is also interesting.:shock::wacko:

For me, doing most of the work sure makes for a LONG day on Saturday and and even LONGER drive home. (Getting old and out of shape is helll!)

wallace

J&B'sBBQ
05-13-2013, 12:53 PM
My husband and I are a team, with his best friend that is basically family. My husband and I started cooking together 2 years ago and just started competiting this year. We balance each other well in life and in BBQ :)

Scottie
05-13-2013, 01:06 PM
Me and my girls. My sister also comes out over the summer.

lcbateman3
05-13-2013, 01:30 PM
It's me and my wife. When we lived in NC we would have her parents come as well or a couple of close friends to help out, but everything comes down to her and I. I wouldn't change it for a thing in the world.

K-Train
05-13-2013, 01:43 PM
My wife can't stand BBQ. But she comes with my kids to support. Besides not sure we'd get anything done if we had to team up. Two strong wills=bad team.

Smitty250
05-13-2013, 03:17 PM
I cook with my wife and kids at most comps - I have done a few by myself when it doesn't work out that they can come - they are my lucky charms and wish they can be at every comp with me!

HarleyGirl14226
05-13-2013, 03:37 PM
Our team is currently my husband and I.

We've been involved in competition BBQ in one way or another since 2009 but went out on our own in 2011. We love that we have this opportunity to spend time together and with our friends, and we've found that this experience has made our relationship stronger.

Stoke&Smoke
05-13-2013, 04:41 PM
Me and my wife....and the dog does quality control!

Captain Caveman
05-13-2013, 05:38 PM
Husband and Wife team here as well. My sons (8 & 5) go to each comp and cook Kids Q (when available).

4uweque
05-13-2013, 05:39 PM
My wife and I are our team. We have a blast.

turtle
05-13-2013, 06:25 PM
My Husband and I have been competing for a few years. Rich watched the BBQ comps on TV and said I'd like to try that. We started with some local competitions and did ok. Our first KCBS we walked with a 3rd in brisket and was hooked. My brother joins us when he can. Our goals at the competions is not to be DAL and to have fun. We always have a good time, rain or shine.


Lori Daniels
Burnt Side Down

SDAR
05-13-2013, 06:37 PM
Wife and I cook. Plenty of friends to drink beer with and eat the leftover q. Never been skunked cooking with just her though. She's my good luck charm.

gettinbasted
05-13-2013, 06:50 PM
Our team is a family. My wife, sister and brother in law help me and we bring our two young girls when possible.

pigmaker23
05-13-2013, 07:45 PM
Something's stronger, that's for sure !




QUOTE=HarleyGirl14226;2479629]Our team is currently my husband and I.

We've been involved in competition BBQ in one way or another since 2009 but went out on our own in 2011. We love that we have this opportunity to spend time together and with our friends, and we've found that this experience has made our relationship stronger.[/QUOTE]

Goddahavit
05-13-2013, 09:06 PM
This is our team, we cant cook but we have fun trying!! Do not let the hair fool ya, wife and daughter are both part of the team.. http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=747&pictureid=7420

nucornhusker
05-13-2013, 10:00 PM
Just my wife and I. I do all of the food and cooker stuff, she makes boxes, cleans and is the runner for all but brisket.

This kids will join in as they get older.

Chipper
05-14-2013, 05:24 AM
Usually, it's just my soon-to-be-wife and me. Sometimes her daughter and our future son-in-law join us.

jmoney7269
05-14-2013, 06:22 AM
Thanks for all of your replies brethren. Other replies are still welcome. Also a nice addition to this thread, would be: what pits you cook what meat On at comps. And if you have any pics handy of your baby(s), that would be even mo betta.
Our comp pits are:
Bright red Pitmaker BBQ vault-cyberQ wifi controlled: brisket and ribs @300
UDS with weber lid, 2 cook levels-digiQ dx2 controlled: chicken @350
Old rusty brinkman Professional charcoal grill from a garage sale that i added Grill Grates. cooks a mean steak and sausage etc to feed us Friday nights

boogiesnap
05-14-2013, 07:38 AM
used to be husband and wife team. until i did this:

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that's the organizer, not my wife, to the left. :oops:

always remember who helped you get where you are.

i cooked three events after that one and have not had as good results without her.

jmoney7269
05-14-2013, 08:13 AM
I will let you explain what happened. Easy to speculate. A few circumstances come to mind.

boogiesnap
05-14-2013, 09:06 AM
I will let you explain what happened. Easy to speculate. A few circumstances come to mind.

there's a very important member of my team not standing next to me receiving that award.

it kinda soured her on the whole thing. my fault, i wasn't thinking. :cry:

mobow
05-14-2013, 09:43 AM
In the Key of Que is a family team. Wife, Our Son and his Wife. Always have a good time. Keith

jmoney7269
05-14-2013, 09:45 AM
there's a very important member of my team not standing next to me receiving that award.

it kinda soured her on the whole thing. my fault, i wasn't thinking. :cry:

Was she there? Lol my wife lets me get all the bullchit ribbons but always comes up in a top 3 call and especially for a overall GC.

boogiesnap
05-14-2013, 09:51 AM
yeah, she was there....in the crowd.

jmoney7269
05-14-2013, 10:08 AM
Lol, I woulda been Cookin by myself from then on out also! Lol you screw up I. That one. On the flip side, she as your team mate shoulda come up with you and failed to do so.

NazBQ
05-14-2013, 10:29 AM
We just did our first comp last month. My wife, son and father-in-law make up our team. Here is a link to some pics of our debut :-) http://wolfcandybbq.com/pictures/

jmoney7269
05-14-2013, 11:28 AM
We just did our first comp last month. My wife, son and father-in-law make up our team. Here is a link to some pics of our debut :-) http://wolfcandybbq.com/pictures/

Lol I looked at the pics. That was a nice cover up for that overcooked brisket! I actually really like the split presentation. Nice pics!

Butt Rubb'n BBQ
05-14-2013, 11:47 AM
Dad daughter and me.

NazBQ
05-14-2013, 01:22 PM
Lol I looked at the pics. That was a nice cover up for that overcooked brisket! I actually really like the split presentation. Nice pics!

Ha! Thanks. I basically turned in sauced pot roast. I was so frustrated and we end up getting a call with it. Unreal.

JD McGee
05-14-2013, 06:52 PM
Yep...just me and my better half! :razz:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/374330_272619162791822_791830298_n.jpg

mr_farmboy
05-14-2013, 10:08 PM
Just me and my girlfriend as of right now. We work well together. Here's the only pic I have of us at a comp. It was right after the filming of an episode of BBQ Pitmasters.

JS-TX
05-15-2013, 01:37 AM
My team 2 Live Q is mostly me and my buddy down the street. I'm the head cook as I have all the equipment and recipes etc. My buddy is good at making our schedule and keeping us on track. He's also very helpful at turn in times. I would love to have the wife part of the team, but with 3 young kids, that's kinda difficult. She's also not one for roughing it out either lol. If I'm still competing a few years down the road I can see my 6yr old son doing this with me. He's competitive and likes BBQ. :wink:Our families will usually make it out Sat. afternoon and hang out. We have a few friends and family that stop by too. Like many others I got the bug when I started watching pitmasters. About that same time I got serious about backyard BBQ when I got my bubba kegs. Went to help judge at a comp and I left feeling confident ,feeling that I could do too, lol. I've only done 7 comps but my last few I've turned the corner is all my turn-ins, especially ribs, which used to be my worst category. A couple weeks ago I managed a 1st in ribs among 34 teams, 7th in chicken and a 11 or 12th in brisket. 4th overall.

chicken - kettle/old smokey 300-325* (just started using this)
ribs - bubba keg 275*
brisket - 22 WSM with pitmasterIQ 250-275* I used to use my 2nd bubba keg, but decided I needed to lighten my load.. that and it has a tendency to run hot on me.:mmph:

Smoke'n Ice
05-15-2013, 07:38 AM
Cooking since '99 with my wife. Added a new team member this year, our 4 year old red headed granddaughter.

Started on a Bandara, went to WSM's and then a Lang 84 and in '05 went to the FEC100 and in in 2011 added the FEPG500. Still do some contests with the WSM's and PG500 combo when by myself and traveling light.

SDAR
05-15-2013, 10:28 AM
Lol, I woulda been Cookin by myself from then on out also! Lol you screw up I. That one. On the flip side, she as your team mate shoulda come up with you and failed to do so.

jebeezus...after all that back and forth there was nothing said about his avatar? It takes me about 5 minutes to read his last 4 word post! Tell me again what he did to his wife at a comp? :shocked:

edit: sorry, went back and counted it was actually seven words...I think

SlugBug
05-15-2013, 01:35 PM
Our team is just me and my wife. We always have some family around as our cheerleading squad, but for the competition, it is just the two of us. Slug Bug BBQ

Wampus
05-15-2013, 03:44 PM
Pfffft....

I can't seem to get my wife to come to a comp, at least not for the whole thing.
She's supportive of me, but with our 4 kids, there's lots to deal with outside of the competitions. I'd love it if the wife and kids came with (of course I say that without ever having them all there for the whole thing), but for now, I cook with my parter and sometimes his fiancÚ.

Squirt
05-16-2013, 05:07 AM
We're a family team. Its my dad, my brother and me, my daughter also helps us. It is a 3 generation team and I love it. We stated competing in 2009 and at our first comp we walked away with a 5th in ribs out of around 50 teams we were hooked from that point on