View Full Version : Getting ready to go! (Silent Valley)

08-18-2006, 12:32 PM
I'm just about all packed up and I'm going to take my last shower for the weekend!:-D

Me and the Four Q BBQ team are headed out to Silent Valley for our first IBCA contest. I'll be sure to take lots of pics!!

Talk to you all soon!!

08-18-2006, 12:34 PM
Best of luck Mista!! Go get'em!!!

08-18-2006, 12:35 PM
Good luck, Neil!!!!

08-18-2006, 12:56 PM
Put the fear of the pig in 'em, bro!

08-18-2006, 03:09 PM
Good Luck Neil.


08-18-2006, 03:13 PM
Neil and team,

Have a great time and some good luck your way from Florida.


08-18-2006, 03:14 PM
Good Luck Brother,make us proud.

08-18-2006, 07:45 PM
Go kick some butt Brethren style, Neil!

08-18-2006, 09:27 PM
Good luck Mista!

08-19-2006, 09:52 AM
Well the Four Q BBQ Tean is at it again! We are participating in our second Barbecue contest and we
are having a ball. Things are a lot more relaxed because this is a new contest and there are only
six teams. More were supposed to come but couldn’t make it for various reasons. After they hear how nice it is up here in the mountains, there will be a much bigger showing next time.
Besides Four Q BBQ, the other teams are:
BBQ’n Fools
Tropical Heat
Kyles BubbaQ
BLQUE Cutting Edge BBQ
Burnt By The Best
The briskets are going strong and everyone is prepping their ribs.
More info later

08-19-2006, 10:24 AM
Good luck! If you get a chance to read this before you leave, say hi to Tom Brohamer from BBQ'n fools for me. He probably only knows me through the yahoo outdoor cooking group.

08-19-2006, 12:10 PM

Briskets hit 180 at 10am. I put them on at 2am. Fire is a constant 225 except for a couple of dips to 215. Might be the altitude. We are at 4000 ft. Turn in isn't until 3pm. I've double wrapped them and put them in a cooler for now. Barrel is still going strong so if I need to put them back in for a while, I can.

Any suggestions?

08-19-2006, 01:27 PM
They'll be fine - the temp in the cooler should have gone up by 10 degrees or so, and the cooler will hold the heat for hours.

I usually shoot for 195 in the point and then hold under a couple of blankets. We usually take the brisket off the fire about 8-9 a.m. and that's for turnin at 1-2 p.m. (depending on the contest). The meat is held in a foil covered pan and is, even after all that time, is still to hot to handle without gloves.

Good luck!

08-19-2006, 10:41 PM
Ok. I'm home and I'm smunky. That's both smokey and funky.

We threw our hat in the ring at this first IBCA contest west of Texas against some big names in California and we held our ground.

We finished 4th in chicken, 4th in ribs, 2nd in brisket and 3rd overall.

Not a bad showing for our second competition, even if it was a small one. We're pretty proud of ourselves right now.

Time to shave, shower and pass out on the couch!!

08-19-2006, 11:47 PM
Congrats, Neil! Great job!

08-20-2006, 02:49 AM
Wow! Fantastic job Neil! You should be very proud!

08-20-2006, 06:02 AM
Great showing! congrats!

08-20-2006, 07:18 AM
job well done, congrats!!

08-20-2006, 08:05 AM
WTG Neil and Team,

Proud of y'all!!!


08-20-2006, 08:43 AM
We finished 4th in chicken, 4th in ribs, 2nd in brisket and 3rd overall.

Not a bad showing for our second competition, even if it was a small one. We're pretty proud of ourselves right now.

Great job!

08-20-2006, 09:11 AM
Kudos to Neil and his teamates. And see you were worried bout your done early brisket. My hat is off to ya all.

08-20-2006, 09:17 AM
Thanks guys! We really enjoyed this contest. It was a lot more relaxed than the KCBS contest we did. The turn ins were an hour apart and you have a 20 minute turn in window instead of 10.

I also like the fact that instead of calling names, the give you boxes with raffle tickets attached to it. You keep half and the other half stays attached to the box. At the awards they call out the ticket number instead of your name. Kinda builds the suspense a little more.

We had fun and it was a nice place even if it was way up in the mountains.

Thom Emery's son got first in chicken and ribs and was reserve GC. It was his first contest cooking by himself. He had a runner and pit bitch for QN4U who have been lots of stuff out here. It pays to be able to look over a winner's shoulder. 18 years old and Reserve GC. Our sport is in good hands!

08-20-2006, 09:26 AM
Proud of you and your team! WTG!

08-20-2006, 10:19 AM
Congrats Mista and team,you made us proud to be Brethren.

08-20-2006, 10:25 AM
I wonder if it was the Brethren hat or the Brethren mug that I was drinking Bourbon out of?

08-20-2006, 12:15 PM
I think it was a combination of all three. I will give it a try in New Holland this Thursday.

08-20-2006, 04:38 PM
Boys 4Q showed the Breathern Colors well. Real Class group of guys.
The Silent Valley Club has already asked about doing it again next year
But with a big time promotion. Great weekend. I almost cryed calling numbers and seeing my son take 2 firsts and RC.

08-20-2006, 04:49 PM
that's great. Congratualtions.

08-21-2006, 01:17 PM
Thom is there any info on the comp in Indio? I know you said it would be moved back. Do we know how far?

08-21-2006, 06:47 PM
I am going to sit down with the promoter and get it dailed in next week.
We will be adding a BackYard Division that will bring in Grillers. I am going to let um use propane what ever get them started cooking in Comps.

Was that your Cousin with you at Silent Valley? Her cookies were great I finally got one with my lunch today.

08-22-2006, 11:36 PM
Sylvie isn't my cousin. She is another food blogger. Her website is http://soulfusion.blogspot.com . Check her out.

08-23-2006, 08:29 AM
Dang good Cookie LOL Where is 4Q Cookin next? I am going to Taylor Az

08-23-2006, 08:33 AM
Happy 18 year olds Kyle is on left

08-23-2006, 10:19 AM
Neil, the link above to my site is incorrect. Check me out at


Thom, I also have a post for my cookies on the site with a link to the recipe.

08-23-2006, 05:09 PM
You got it young lady enjoyed those cookies.