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jmoney7269
06-23-2013, 10:06 PM
A local Cookoff we do every year. This was our 4th year of it.
It also had a music festival afterwards with a few good Tx country bands. Nice way to celebrate another grand champion finish this year.
40 teams
1st chefs choice
4th beans
5th chicken
5th ribs
2nd brisket
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My buddy Jason who has helped me a lot with perfecting my recipes finally beat me in brisket. I will never hear the end of it.

Cloudsmoker
06-23-2013, 10:49 PM
Congrats, J$. Chicken looks gorgeous.
BTW - do you cook the chicken on a kettle vs. the Vault?

RLTXBBQ
06-23-2013, 11:02 PM
Congrats JD, good job

Crash
06-23-2013, 11:15 PM
Huge congrats. Dig the awards.

nucornhusker
06-23-2013, 11:41 PM
Congrats! That must feel great.

White Dog BBQ
06-24-2013, 12:14 AM
Congrats! Those chickens look incredible!

Sawdustguy
06-24-2013, 12:28 AM
Congratulations! Nice looking turn-ins.

jmoney7269
06-24-2013, 06:16 AM
Congrats, J$. Chicken looks gorgeous.
BTW - do you cook the chicken on a kettle vs. the Vault?

We cook chicken on the UDS. It just makes a better tasting chicken. That cooked over live coals on chickens really does well.

Teamfour
06-24-2013, 06:18 AM
Congrats!

BaggerBill
06-24-2013, 06:52 AM
Congrats! Looks great and it must feel great!

va_connoisseur
06-24-2013, 07:11 AM
Congrats. That chicken looks incredible.

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
06-24-2013, 07:31 AM
Congrats on the win J$!

Iamarealbigdog
06-24-2013, 08:17 AM
Dude... Awesome


and cooks choice was...

rxcellentq
06-24-2013, 08:56 AM
congrats, I dream about making chicken that good looking.

jmoney7269
06-24-2013, 09:52 AM
There was a team next to us that cooked on 2 traegers, a Lil tex and 075. They were admiring my 075 and the controller that I used for My chefs choice entry. bacon wrapped gulf shrimp (8ct) with orange chipotle glaze. My wife was like, man I can't believe you won with that sweet spicy crap! Got the usual "electric pit, cheater" speech from some teams but a pellet pit is legit according to the rules so the heck with what others think. We had a good Time and drank lots of cold beer. I directed that team to an old friend Billy that builds a ready to run version of my homebrew PID controller. I would have actually directed them towards my old hangout, pelletheads, but since the owner of the forum Larry banned me for no reason, so they can forget about me sending them members so I send them here. BBQ is fun and I just enjoy the libations that assis the art and teaching anyone who shares my passion.

CBQ
06-24-2013, 01:51 PM
My wife was like, man I can't believe you won with that sweet spicy crap!

Sweet spic crap often wins, and not just on shrimp :becky:

People really still comment on pellet cookers? I see many Traegers, Yoders, and Cookshacks at contests.

Stark-O-Rama
06-24-2013, 03:08 PM
Niiiiiice!!!!!!!! Congratulations, has to feel GREAT!

buttburnersbbq
06-24-2013, 06:27 PM
Congrats on the Wins. All that hard work has paid off

accuseal
06-24-2013, 06:35 PM
Nice comp! Looks good enough to eat!:-)

jmoney7269
06-25-2013, 10:26 PM
Sweet spic crap often wins, and not just on shrimp :becky:

People really still comment on pellet cookers? I see many Traegers, Yoders, and Cookshacks at contests.

My thought exactly. Rather than explain why my pits are legal now, I let them just whine how they aren't. Just some people are knuckle draggers and would rather just feed their pit trees when I run a whole Cookoff and 2 pits off 1 bag of wicked good charcoal and some wood chunks. Harvey Gebhard told me a while back that nobody cares when you loose, but if you winning you gotta be cheating so get prepared for the accusations, they're gonna come. Boy was he right.

JS-TX
06-25-2013, 11:53 PM
Congrats J$, those ribs and chicken look great. .. what no brisket pics? I'd ban you just for that! haha :razz:

chriscw81
06-26-2013, 08:28 AM
that chicken looks amazing, seriously. congrats!!!

Podge
06-26-2013, 08:46 AM
I'd eat every bit of that damn chicken right this minute!

jmoney7269
06-26-2013, 09:00 AM
Congrats J$, those ribs and chicken look great. .. what no brisket pics? I'd ban you just for that! haha :razz:

Sorry, was running a little behind in the brisket. Even though I put it on at 6 and it was done by noon, time got away from me a little since guests were there.

fingerlickin'
06-26-2013, 10:48 AM
Congrats Money! :thumb:

garzanium
06-26-2013, 01:28 PM
Sorry, was running a little behind in the brisket. Even though I put it on at 6 and it was done by noon, time got away from me a little since guests were there.
Congrats man.
What kind of hold time do you prefer on the brisket? If done at noon- I can assume 2-3 hr for a 2 or 3pm turn in.

jmoney7269
06-26-2013, 06:23 PM
took it off when it probed tender with the thermapen. temp is just a reminder that its gettin close. one probed tender @209, the other 210. im not gonna lie, that was the second time i checked them cookin @300 and they were 198 the first time. took em off and let them sit on the table till 215 for a 300 turn in, dont really remember what i did in those last 30 min :becky:

jmoney7269
07-03-2013, 06:44 PM
Oh yeah. Love being in the paper! Lol we picked up another sponsor. Turns out my cousin is the new store manager of brookshire bros and was sponsoring the cookoff. From now on they will sponsor our meats. All I have to do is bring them a completed entry form and whatever meats I select are comped. Just gotta change my banner a little. I'm hoping to get them to start carrying the brand of packer brisket I like to compete with.briskets these days are high, why not get it for free.
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RangerJ
07-03-2013, 07:55 PM
Wondering if your cousin would be sponsoring a team if his cousin was not the winner?

jmoney7269
07-03-2013, 10:46 PM
Dunno, but what does that matter? Speculation is just speculation. Luck runs out for everybody. I'll take what I can get. Comps are expensive and if I remember correctly you have missed a few this year also. What can I say besides a blind hog hits a acorn once in a while.
The bald guy next to my wife, his team has won the chicken the last 3 years. I tasted it and I know why. Man it was good. He said what do you think?I said taste like some Italian dressing with a little lemon pepper and a touch of pickling spice, damn good! All the response I got was dead silence from him and his teammates for about 5 seconds. Later that night at the beer garden when he was good and lit at the music festival, he told me I was dead on with what he used. He said next year I'm not allowed over there anymore. He was just jokin. My dads best friend is the brisket cooker on that team and they are helluva nice guys.