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DUBBAGA
10-19-2013, 07:57 PM
I just got home from judging the 2nd Annual Cowboy Up Rodeo and BBQ in Lancaster, CA, but before leaving stopped by to say hello to Harry Soo from Slap Yo Daddy.

He confirmed that he cooked the entire contest on a single Mini WSM (tamale pot smoker) using a Smokey Joe Gold as the base.

Can't wait to see the results, as this would put an exclamation point on the cook vs cooker discussion !!!

Fireburd
10-19-2013, 08:19 PM
Here is the proof
https://fbcdn-photos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/1375067_10151710094216586_1752756490_n.jpg

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
10-19-2013, 08:28 PM
Dang! How is that even possible?

Stark-O-Rama
10-19-2013, 08:40 PM
Niiiiiiiiiice!!!!!!! If he gets GC I'm heading to Wal Mart!

Fireburd
10-19-2013, 08:40 PM
Butt and brisket went in together, 7lb brisket, on two different levels. Once those came off ribs and chicken went on. The ribs were trimmed down so they could lay in flat and fit. The results should be coming in very soon.

Fireburd
10-19-2013, 08:56 PM
Check this out he got 4 calls:

1st dessert
2nd ribs
8th chicken
10th pork.
10th overall of 40 teams

BaggerBill
10-19-2013, 08:58 PM
Wow! That's impressive!

Fireburd
10-19-2013, 08:59 PM
Niiiiiiiiiice!!!!!!! If he gets GC I'm heading to Wal Mart!

If California Walmarts were smart they would be adding $100 to the original price right now because they might be getting mobbed in the next 20 minutes.

nucornhusker
10-19-2013, 09:44 PM
Harry is either insane, or a genius, and I have my guess. Wow!

He shows many pictures on his FB page. I still can't believe it.

caseydog
10-19-2013, 10:02 PM
I'm not a fan of competition BBQ, but I do like a rebel who shakes things up. If he scored points with a mini-WSM, I gotta' tip my hat to him.

CD

Big Poppa
10-19-2013, 10:36 PM
I was next to Harry...He made a couple of very strong points....he wanted to have fun hewanted to challenge himself and he wanted to point out that comp bbq is sort of out of control

FamilyManBBQ
10-19-2013, 10:54 PM
Waaay cool!!

Have wondered about doing a one-day comp here in PNWBA land on a couple of minis (chicken, ribs, tri-tip and sausage). Never could get out of the "what if" stage.

Good for Harry!! Gotta go check out his FB page...

Fireburd
10-20-2013, 04:45 AM
How am I suppose to justify to my wife that I need a bigger smoker for comps now :sad:

Diesel Dave
10-20-2013, 06:00 AM
That's way cool. Great job on the calls!

ssbbqguy
10-20-2013, 07:24 AM
All the attention might have put his finish farther down than normal. He's usually right on top. I've seen him struggle in the wind, rain and all he does is win. Very good time managment and methods. Steve.

Sylvie
10-20-2013, 12:35 PM
My site was across from Harry's and I enjoyed watching Harry cook on the mini WSM. It is amazing how he combined his engineering background and great cook skills to pull this off. The timing was essential. He used a small rib rack and the 3 racks of ribs were trimmed to 9 bones each. It fit perfectly. Hats off to him.

ViciousGame
10-20-2013, 04:59 PM
I loved when Harry was explaining to us how he used a beer can chicken holder inverted to create a 3rd mid level grate so he could fit more chicken. That spur of the moment engineering made his rib rack raise a bit further and the lid of the smoker was a little loose, so he used a bungee cord to hold the lid down and 2 KBB briquettes to in between the cord and the lid so that the cord wouldn't burn. This guy is insane...and a genius. We hit the same rib table and he ranked first on the table...2nd overall in ribs. Great to see in-person.

ique
10-21-2013, 08:03 AM
Wow! That's impressive!

Yes, but why make it so difficult on yourself.? Maybe he'd win Grand if he just used a couple regular WSMs.

rookiedad
10-21-2013, 08:48 AM
what's really impressive is that he carried all his other equipment there in the glove compartment of his yaris! :grin:

Pigs on Fire
10-21-2013, 10:00 AM
If he only knew that a Weber Smokey Joe was 14" instead of the 12" he keeps posting about.


But it's the innerwebs, accuracy or spelling don't matter.

BaggerBill
10-21-2013, 10:13 AM
Yes, but why make it so difficult on yourself.? Maybe he'd win Grand if he just used a couple regular WSMs.

I do agree with you 100%, but the fact that we was able to do it impresses the heck out of me. I wouldn't try it myself.

Sawdustguy
10-21-2013, 12:46 PM
Yes, but why make it so difficult on yourself.? Maybe he'd win Grand if he just used a couple regular WSMs.

My sentiments exactly! It reminds me of the movie Tin Cup when Tin Cup broke all his clubs to finish out with only his 7 iron. When Tin Cup (Kevin Costner) bragged to David Sims (Don Johnson) about finishing out only using his 7 iron, Sims simply asked, "why?"

bruno994
10-21-2013, 02:35 PM
Maybe he should make a run at President in 2016 or at the very least Governor of California, with his approach, maybe we cut could down our government spending...Enough politics, now back to BBQ.

Rick Hamilton
10-21-2013, 03:36 PM
Interesting but irrelevant. Nothing but a gimmick that any somewhat knowledgeable competition cook could accomplish. So he trims down his meats and has to time when things come off and go into a holding cooler/cambro. What’s next? A 19th place finish using nothing but some wooden matchsticks and an old coffee can? Or is Harry silently stating, by “handicapping” himself with this gear, that he believes himself to be that much better than everyone else he competes against?

DUBBAGA
10-21-2013, 03:42 PM
Interesting but irrelevant. Nothing but a gimmick that any somewhat knowledgeable competition cook could accomplish. So he trims down his meats and has to time when things come off and go into a holding cooler/cambro. What’s next? A 19th place finish using nothing but some wooden matchsticks and an old coffee can? Or is Harry silently stating, by “handicapping” himself with this gear, that he believes himself to be that much better than everyone else he competes against?

I think it was explained best by Big Poppa Smokers, who was cooking just a few spaces over from Harry Soo in Lancaster

I was next to Harry...He made a couple of very strong points....he wanted to have fun hewanted to challenge himself and he wanted to point out that comp bbq is sort of out of control

ShencoSmoke
10-21-2013, 03:56 PM
I don't know that I would say the comp bbq is "out of control". To me, the fact that everyone has vastly different equipment makes it interesting. There are very few professional "sports" that the common man can step in and play with the big boys every weekend. Harry has just defined the low end of the equipment spectrum and if he can encourage more people to get into comp bbq by proving that you don't need a $12,000 pit, I think that's a good thing.