View Full Version : Getting Ready-Smoking on the RIO

02-23-2006, 09:40 PM
First Comp is Saturday, brisket turn in is 4:30PM so I want have to start cooking until about 2AM. The 3 briskets I got today are small, about 10lbs each. But they looked good and they are CAB.

Got the bandera and the brinkman loaded in the truck and now I am getting my box of rubs, sauces, spices, tools, etc ready. I set the over/under for trips to HEB for stuff I forgot at 3.

I am going to be cooking brisket, ribs(st louis spares) and chicken. A buddy of mine is going to do the beans and fajitas.

www.smokinontherio.com (http://www.smokinontherio.com)

Not too late for some of you central Tx farkers to head South!!

02-23-2006, 09:45 PM
Best of luck to ya, jgh! Anxious to hear about Walter's BBQ success!

Wow! Just looked over their site... they add $100 to the entry fee (almost doubled!) if you register after February 1!!! That's wild! Never have seen that up this-a-way! maybe $25-$50 but never $100! hope you registered early!

02-23-2006, 09:46 PM
It is exciting--for sure.
Just relax, cook, and enjoy.
Have a great time :lol:

Let us know how it turns out.


02-23-2006, 09:56 PM
Good Luck !!

hopefully you'll be able share some winning results....

or at the very least tell us you had a blast even if things didn't exactly go according to plan...

02-23-2006, 10:14 PM
They actually were letting people in at $150 up until last Friday. I registered in early January. This is a new cookoff, just 3 years old. They have doubled in size each year. 17, 33, 75.

The City of Edinburg just announced a July 4th cookoff with 15K in prize money. If I do ok here, I may try that one.

I am just hoping for a top 10 finish in one category and to have fun!

02-23-2006, 10:27 PM
JGH - best of all luck to you brother.

02-23-2006, 10:35 PM
Good luck Brother - go get them!

02-24-2006, 05:09 AM
Have a great weekend!

02-24-2006, 05:23 AM
Best of Luck to you!

02-24-2006, 05:45 AM
Good Luck Gregg,give it your best shot and have fun.Do you have any Brethren stuff?(shirts,hats,etc.)

02-24-2006, 05:48 AM
Best wishes and great time! Have a good weekend and do your best. Learn, have fun, and do well!

02-24-2006, 07:31 AM

02-24-2006, 07:38 AM
Good Luck! Bet it is going to feel good to scratch that itch. Post your results!

IF you want a good list of stuff to remember to keep your "forgot it" trips down, I've got a spreadsheet I use when loading. Also - out on the KCBS site, they have an article for " First Contest" - that is pretty good, and also has a checklist. http://www.kcbs.us/features/bullsheet/backyard_to_competition.jsp

02-24-2006, 08:12 AM
Thanks for all the support. Wish I had some brethren stuff, but I have not ordered any yet.

I had found a checklist that looks similar. I will probably forget the checklist!

02-24-2006, 11:48 AM
Good Luck! Let us know the results.

02-24-2006, 01:40 PM
Good luck, bubba!

02-24-2006, 03:30 PM
The ONLY thing good about winter is the taste of spring.

Go Get em.

02-24-2006, 03:41 PM
Go on and kick some ash, brother!!

02-25-2006, 09:13 PM
Did ok, out of 76 teams participating, I got 2 top 20, final tables, out of the 3 I entered(brisket and chicken). I have to say, I was fairly shocked my ribs did not, but oh well.

My buddy got to the final table on fajitas.

The prize money brought teams from all over Texas.

02-25-2006, 09:17 PM
"Did ok, out of 76 teams participating, I got 2 top 20,"

That, my friend, sounds like some outstanding results :lol:

Great Job!


02-25-2006, 09:25 PM
I think my next step is to judge an event to get a feel for what the judges are looking for and what the competition que tastes like.

02-25-2006, 09:49 PM
BTW, like a newbie, I forgot to take pictures of the turn in boxes for the ribs and chicken. Did get one of the brisket, I will post it soon.

02-25-2006, 09:51 PM
Congrats. I can't wait to see the brisket.

02-26-2006, 08:36 PM
Here is a link to some pics.


02-26-2006, 09:10 PM
Here is a link to some pics.


Darn, I wanted to see them, but I am not a member!
Oh well!


02-26-2006, 09:19 PM
I am trying Kapn, my pics are too big!

02-26-2006, 09:24 PM