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Jeff_in_KC
06-25-2006, 07:26 PM
Anyone around here besides us doing this one?

Greatgrills
06-25-2006, 07:28 PM
We went to this contest last year and didn't care too much for it so we are skipping this year...Good luck and have a great time

Jeff_in_KC
06-25-2006, 08:11 PM
Good info to know. What about it wasn't good, Mark? I want to know what to look out for!

Greatgrills
06-25-2006, 08:20 PM
Nothing too awful bad. First year contest last year and was very unoriginzed(for us), spots were first come first served and just too long of a drive for us for the payouts. People that put it on were very friendly. Didnt have too many certified judges which might be changed this year. Not saying that it was an awful contest but it just is not for us.

Jeff_in_KC
06-25-2006, 09:30 PM
Nothing too awful bad. First year contest last year and was very unoriginzed(for us), spots were first come first served and just too long of a drive for us for the payouts. People that put it on were very friendly. Didnt have too many certified judges which might be changed this year. Not saying that it was an awful contest but it just is not for us.

Hmmm... interesting on the CBJ's. Might have to give a quick phone call up there and see what percentage are going to be CBJ's. Might cook backyard style if not many are! LOL! Thanks for the info!

Jeff_in_KC
06-28-2006, 09:43 AM
Got the list of teams yesterday... they currently have 34 teams signed up with 3-4 more possible by Friday.

Also found out that the mix of judges is 50/50 certified and local. They have a couple coming up from Florida to judge. Not sure how to read the 50/50 mix. Any suggestions?

Doorbusters
06-28-2006, 11:55 AM
I don't know how to read Jeff, but if you have a 12 pack of Bud in the cooler, I will come Friday to learn! Just kidding! Might try to make it up Friday for a while during the day.

Solidkick
06-28-2006, 08:20 PM
Probably means 50% will start at 9 and judge down and the other 50% will start at 6 and be hard to move up past an 8........

Jeff_in_KC
06-28-2006, 09:57 PM
Gary, would you adjust your cooking any at all for this mix of judges? I'm sure I've been judged that percentage before but didn't know it.

HoDeDo
06-29-2006, 09:46 AM
I wouldnt mind judging out there if they had an opening... No cooking for me until Bellevue.

kcpellethead
06-29-2006, 11:28 AM
Jeff,

Cook the same as you always do. As soon as you start making changes based on perceived judging make-up or other contest details, you'll never know why you were successful or otherwise. Let's face it, good food is good food, regardless of who is judging.

See you there!

Rod

Solidkick
06-29-2006, 12:21 PM
Jeff,

Cook the same as you always do. As soon as you start making changes based on perceived judging make-up or other contest details, you'll never know why you were successful or otherwise. Let's face it, good food is good food, regardless of who is judging.

See you there!

Rod
Thanks Rod, you saved me from having to type out the same response! :mrgreen:

Jeff_in_KC
06-29-2006, 02:40 PM
Thanks guys! Makes sense.

Rod, didn't know you were cooking Cameron. Dang it, that'll push us a bit lower in the overall! :lol: :lol:

Andy, I placed a call to the guy running Cameron's contest and left a message asking if they need any judges. Are you a CBJ in case he asks? I don't know if I ever asked you that before.

UPDATE - Andy, Phil Lammers just called me back and said they are good on judges. They planned for 40 teams and don't have 40 signed up yet. Come on up anyway if ya want!

Jeff_in_KC
06-30-2006, 06:44 AM
We're off to Cameron! You all have a great weekend and hopefully we'll have good things to report by Saturday night!

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Chick'n Pig BBQ
06-30-2006, 06:59 AM
Good luck Guys!!!!!!!!

HoDeDo
06-30-2006, 11:55 AM
We're off to Cameron! You all have a great weekend and hopefully we'll have good things to report by Saturday night!

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend! Good luck!!!

Jeff_in_KC
07-01-2006, 05:59 PM
Congrats to Brother Rod... Pellet Envy took reserve.

Big Creek finished 4th overall and got a 2nd place in pork and our FIRST EVER 1st... BRISKET!!! Chicken we were 13th and Ribs ummm...my fault... I farked up the presentation on my wife's cooking (presentation scores sucked but taste and tenderness were good) and we took 17th in ribs.

Great contest, guys! Payouts were awesome for a smaller contest! If you're a MoFo or KanFo (or anyone who wants to travel), try it out next year.

The_Kapn
07-01-2006, 06:04 PM
Good job Jeff.

These appear to be the full results;
35 teams.

Chicken:
1.) Smoking Guns
2.) Jumpin Joe's BBQ
3.) Buffalo's BBQ
4.) Pig Roy
5.) Bare Bones BBQ
6.) In Deep Sauce
7.) Banyon Belle Bar B Q
8.) Toad Hollar
9.) All American BBQ
10.) Rib Stars

Pork Ribs:
1.) Buffalo's BBQ
2.) Pig Roy
3.) Pellet Envy
4.) Sticky Fingers BBQ
5.) Treat America
6.) Jumpin Joe's Bar B Q
7.) One Slice At A Time
8.) Rib Stars
9.) Toad Hollar BBQ
10.) All Sizes BBQ

Pork:
1.) Pig Roy
2.) Big Creek BBQ
3.) Sticky Fingers BBQ
4.) Pellet Envy
5.) Jumpin Joe's Bar B Q
6.) In Deep Sauce
7.) All American BBQ
8.) Nelly Bells
9.) Rib Stars
10.) Dum Sprio Fumus

Brisket:
1.) Big creek BBQ
2.) T's Smokin Pit
3.) Sticky Fingers BBQ
4.) Toad Hollar
5.) Dum Spiro Fumus
6.) WMCC BBQ
7.) Treat America
8.) Pellet Envy
9.) Banyon Belle Bar B Q
10.) Moonlight BBQ

Overall:
10.) IN deep Sauce
9.) All American BBQ
8.) Toad Hollar
7.) Buffalo's BBQ
6.) Smokin Guns
5.) Sticky Fingers BBQ
4.) Big Creek BBQ
3.) Jumpin Joe's Bar B Q
RGC: Pellet Envy
GC: Pig Roy
--------------------------------

Did I miss any Brethren teams????

Great job by all!

TIM

kcpellethead
07-01-2006, 09:03 PM
Jeff,

That's an awesome one, two punch to finish fourth overall. Congrats on that brisket win, that was very cool . . . . You're getting there fast!

Rod

P.S. - Don't forget to tell everyone about the gazebo you won!

Jeff_in_KC
07-01-2006, 09:20 PM
LOL! Yeah in all the excitement I forgot about that. We won one of the door prizes... a 6x6 gazebo canopy donated by... of all companies... Kingsford!

Rod, if I hadn't let Tammy down on the ribs presentation, we might have done even more. We put her ribs in the box and looked at each other and decided we didn't like the layout in the box. so I started to life a rib up out of the box to change it and the danged parley all stuck to the ribs and came out with it! We were running out of time so I just said "fark it" and we left it like it was. The pork MIGHT have been as much the presentation as anything else. We put a good sized pile of chopped pork in the upper left corner of the box then going from upper right, down the right side and curving across the bottom, we "shingled" some really tender sliced medallions of pork. It looked fantastic. In fact, our pork scores were 999, 999, 999, 888, 888, 888.

We're exhausted tonight but very pleased and ready to go give the "A" game in Grand Rapids, Michigan in two weeks!

Bubba
07-01-2006, 10:11 PM
Way to go Jeff.......

Jeff_in_KC
07-01-2006, 10:33 PM
Way to go Jeff.......

Thanks Bubba! Are you and Jeff still floating from that chicken win? I bet I've told that story 20 times the last couple of weeks!

Solidkick
07-01-2006, 10:40 PM
Damn, the price of a Spicewine cooker just went up...again!!

WTG......maybe you have been paying attention.....
Guess I need to go back to work on the brisket, sounds like you and Rod are serious this year!

Hawgsnheifers
07-01-2006, 10:50 PM
Congrats Jeff on your win.

Jeff_in_KC
07-01-2006, 11:03 PM
Gary, it's amazing the number of people who check this thing out. I was cleaning up before the awards today and looked over to see a guy with a pen and paper writing down Jay's info off the spicewine sticker on the smoker! I had one guy who probably brought 5-6 different people down to see it. I'm thinking of making a repeating video to set up and explain everything and highlight the features so we can get things done! :lol: :lol:

And yes, I've paid a lot of attention to all you experienced vets over the last year! :wink: Thanks!

ole'e
07-02-2006, 12:10 AM
congrats to Rod and Jeff on their fine finish.

Bigdog
07-02-2006, 09:10 AM
Congrats Bros.

Jeff_in_KC
07-02-2006, 02:44 PM
Just wanted to show our work and rewards!

The_Kapn
07-02-2006, 03:45 PM
That is an innovative and professional Pork box. Would have gotten good numbers from me. Well done.

Now, I gotta figure out how to get that much bark around that much circumference of some pork.

Congrats again.

TIM

Doorbusters
07-02-2006, 10:51 PM
Good Farkin Deal Jeff & Tammy!!!!!!! Sounds like you guys did awesome Jeff!! (Tammy my wife says I screw everything up too). I wish I could have made it up there Friday, (legal crap) now I cannot say I helped! Jeff, I am extremely happy for you!

Paola Greg
07-03-2006, 07:15 AM
Way to go Rod and Jeff, congratulations.

MoKanMeathead
07-03-2006, 08:02 AM
Way to Rod and Jeff - that's awesome!!

Jeff, very nice pork presentation. What's that - the "money" muscle? It's nice to take home more money than you spent, huh?

Rod - what can I say - this really is your year!!

Jeff_in_KC
07-03-2006, 08:48 AM
Way to Rod and Jeff - that's awesome!!

Jeff, very nice pork presentation. What's that - the "money" muscle? It's nice to take home more money than you spent, huh?

Rod - what can I say - this really is your year!!

Yep, that's it, Wayne... I TRY to slice around it a bit (sometimes it's not easy to differentiate from the surrounding muscle) when I'm prepping it to give a little more bark/smoke ring then when we hide the non-smoked side as much as possible when "shingling" the slices. Oh yeah... it IS nice to come out ahead on an occasional contest. I don't expect it but it's nice. Basically, it just assured us that we can finish out our 2006 schedule we had planned. :grin:

HoDeDo
07-03-2006, 09:49 AM
Way to go Brothers. Glad to see you are staying consitient up there in the stratosphere Rod!

Jeff- Congrats, those are some great scores in a great field of cookers!!
Good looking trays, I wanna see the pic of that farked up rib tray.... see if it's a rough as you make it out to be. ;o) Way to go on your brisket. Let us know if you did the 50/50 mix on the injection you had talked about.

racer_81
07-03-2006, 11:29 AM
Good job guys.

racer_81
07-03-2006, 11:31 AM
my fault... I farked up the presentation on my wife's cooking

Uh oh.

:shock::shock:

Jeff_in_KC
07-03-2006, 11:51 AM
Yep Andy... I did but it's not quite 50/50. I just made up the injection recipe as it's called for then dumped in an extra cup of beef broth, a half cup of water and a half cup of the Fab. I also simmer it even though the recipe doesn't call for cooking the beef one.

Yep Racer, it wasn't pretty. She was already pissed at me for forgetting to bring the fatties she put out in the fridge. But she forgot all that with our winnings AND I let her go up to claim our first ever blue ribbon. It was the first time she would ever take the walk and she got a huge kick out of it!

Bigmista
07-03-2006, 05:40 PM
Way to go Jeff! I love the Pork presentation. I hope I can get my brisket up to par like yours by august.

Jeff_in_KC
07-03-2006, 05:57 PM
Way to go Jeff! I love the Pork presentation. I hope I can get my brisket up to par like yours by august.

Dude, you're a knowledgeable chef... I'm just a guy living in the sticks who stumbled on a good process to cook my brisket! You'll rock no doubt!