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backyardchef
08-20-2006, 08:41 AM
I Smell Smoke won the griller.

Congrats to Steve and the gang.....

Sawdustguy
08-20-2006, 09:40 AM
I Smell Smoke is unbelievable, they seem to win every contest they enter.

Sledneck
08-20-2006, 06:16 PM
Top five

Grand champion Daisy Mays
Reserve grand champion Hill Country
3rd I Smell Smoke
4th Purple Turtle
5th 3 Beer Guts and a Longhorn

Bigmista
08-20-2006, 07:53 PM
Congrats!

MilitantSquatter
08-20-2006, 08:49 PM
Hey Guys...

Just got back and unpacked...Great contest... very well run team and speactator friendly... very good crowd... Only bad thing was the horrible rain last night from mid evening through the night.... and lots of flies...

Here's the results - my personal results and the contest

Grilling Contest - Took 2nd place in steak !!! Overall 16th out of 24.
KCBS Contest - Took 3rd place in Pork, 6th in Chicken, 15th in Brisket and 30th in Ribs. 7th place overall !!!

Ribs were very fresh this time...I liked them.. Just got average scores nothing really bad...Will change to a new rub for next weeks contest @ New Holland.

Overall KCBS Top 10 (42 teams)

Daisy May's BBQ - Total Score 634.8574
Hill Country BBQ
I Smell Smoke
Purple Turtle Catering Co.
3 Beer Guts and a Longhorn
Dirty Dick & The Legless Wonders
Bad Bones BBQ Crew
Hog Heaven BBQ
Vinegar Hill BBQ
Fat Boys BBQ

Top 5 by Category

Chicken

Big Dog Barbeque
Someken' Dudes Barbeque
Dirty Dick & the Legless Wonders
Cork n Pork
Smokeadelic


Ribs

Better BBQ Bureau
Purple Turtle Catering Co.
Vinegar Hill BBQ
Hill Country BBQ
I Smell Smoke

Pork (Check out the difference in Pork scores for 2nd & third !!!

Dirty Dick & The Legless Wonders
3 Beer Guts & a Longhorn (162.8572)
Bad Bones BBQ Crew (162.8570)
Purple Turtle Catering Co.
Fat Boys BBQ

Brisket

Daisy Mays
I Smell Smoke
Yankee BBQ
Smoke on the Water
Hill Country Barbeque

Some other brethen in attendance in various capacities ... Lost Nation, Brooklyn Q, Q Haven, djmarko, charlie beasley, Smoke in da eye & the primal meat smokers....

Sledneck
08-20-2006, 09:01 PM
Hey Guys...

Just got back and unpacked...Great contest... very well run team and speactator friendly... very good crowd... Only bad thing was the horrible rain last night from mid evening through the night.... and lots of flies...

Here's the results - my personal results and the contest

Grilling Contest - Took 2nd place in steak !!! Overall 16th out of 24.
KCBS Contest - Took 3rd place in Pork, 6th in Chicken, 15th in Brisket and 30th in Ribs. 7th place overall !!!

Ribs were very fresh this time...I liked them.. Just got average scores nothing really bad...Will change to a new rub for next weeks contest @ New Holland.

Overall KCBS Top 10 (42 teams)

Daisy May's BBQ - Total Score 634.8574
Hill Country BBQ
I Smell Smoke
Purple Turtle Catering Co.
3 Beer Guts and a Longhorn
Dirty Dick & The Legless Wonders
Bad Bones BBQ Crew
Hog Heaven BBQ
Vinegar Hill BBQ
Fat Boys BBQ

Top 5 by Category

Chicken

Big Dog Barbeque
Someken' Dudes Barbeque
Dirty Dick & the Legless Wonders
Cork n Pork
Smokeadelic


Ribs

Better BBQ Bureau
Purple Turtle Catering Co.
Vinegar Hill BBQ
Hill Country BBQ
I Smell Smoke

Pork (Check out the difference in Pork scores for 2nd & third !!!

Dirty Dick & The Legless Wonders
3 Beer Guts & a Longhorn (162.8572)
Bad Bones BBQ Crew (162.8570)
Purple Turtle Catering Co.
Fat Boys BBQ

Brisket

Daisy Mays
I Smell Smoke
Yankee BBQ
Smoke on the Water
Hill Country Barbeque

Some other brethen in attendance in various capacities ... Lost Nation, Brooklyn Q, djmarko, charlie beasley, Smoke in da eye & the primal meat smokers....

COngrats! 7th place,wow!!

The_Kapn
08-20-2006, 09:14 PM
Congrats to ALL--for sure!!!!

I think I know the answer but.....3 Beer Guts and a Longhorn ?

Was Jorge in town???:lol:

TIM

Smoker
08-20-2006, 09:29 PM
"Was Jorge in town???"

YUP

Q Haven
08-20-2006, 09:31 PM
We didn't score well (no calls, 13th overall) but had a great time and enjoyed meeting some of the Brethren.

BBQchef33
08-20-2006, 09:59 PM
ok..

3 Beer guts became 4 actually.. Me, WillyB, Barfly(Chris) and Fred.. all with a bit of overhang over the belt buckle.... and Jorge flew up from TX, he was the longhorn.

so, our surprise team was "4 Beer Guts and a Longhorn."

We each took a a catagory to cook, Willy did ribs, jorge did brisket, chris did chicken and I did pork.

We placed and 9th in chicken, 2nd in pork and better than midpack for the brisket and ribs. with a 5th overall with some bigwigs taking 1 thru 4.


Bad bones??? We gotta watch out for him..he was right on our tails the whole time. Congrats to Militant Squatter.!!! Your make a brethren proud!!!


Just got home.. a great, side splitting time.. much less stress when you take on just one catagory. Details tomorrow.. we be tired.

Yakfishingfool
08-21-2006, 05:54 AM
I spent friday evening and sunday turn in times with Qhaven and his team. What a great group of people. As I see the results I see they didn;t get where they wanted, but they felt confident about what they were doing and put some serious time and action into it.

Ted, thanks for taking us in, it was a great learning experience and a real joy to spend time with your team. Best of luck on your next adventure and if you're ever in need of a substitute member for your team.... Scott

Sawdustguy
08-21-2006, 06:11 AM
Vinny,

Absolutely outstanding! Get some rest because we both take the field of battle this weekend at New Holland. You did everyone proud!

backyardchef
08-21-2006, 08:28 AM
Keep the roll going, Vinny! Congrats! and congrats as well to I Smell Smoke and Hill Country, way to go fellas!

YankeeBBQ
08-21-2006, 10:58 AM
Congrats Vinny and the rest of the brethren teams. Jorge it was a pleasure meeting you and hopefully I'll make it out your way sometime to compete. Thanks for the Tequila and Beer. And thanks for showing me I don't want to get on Jack McDavids bad side.

Steve

SmokeInDaEye
08-21-2006, 12:01 PM
Congrats again to Vinny, I Smell Smoke Q Haven, Purple Turtle, Four beerguts and Jorge, and all the other brethren. It was a really amazing time despite getting absolutely killed in my first competition yesterday (37 out of 42).

It was a pretty depressing ride home but I am in much better spirits today and am ready to regroup and come back smarter and stronger. Maybe I'll make a list for the "competition lessons" thread but here's my thoughts post-slaughter.

The good:

* Fifth overall in the grilling competition after doing 17th at my only other grilling competition, Grill Kings.

* Getting to watch Jake McDavid take over Will's rib demo

* Placing 14th overall in shoulder with underdone meat, enabling me to tell Jack McDavid (15th place) that I beat him next year (that's the plan, right Will?)

* Finishing 8 categories and not getting DQ'd in any of them

* Amazing experience. I rushed to throw a team together and had no practice with them but survived every possible obstacle.

The bad:

* Inexperienced team. 2 of our 4 members from Grill Kings weren't available so I had to bring in last minute help. They wanted to do whatever they could but without some knowledge of what was happening, I ended up carrying most of the load from trimming meat to presentation.

* Poor temperature control. Our smokers well below 225 until I realized the stock gauges were messed up from the rain or something (any suggestions for accurate gauges I could drill into the smokers?) and pumped the heat at 5am when the brisket was still stuck at 120 but just ran out of time, hitting the low 170s 30 minutes form turn-in, giving it zero time to get tender. I had allocated 18 hours for shoulders and briskets which should have been fine if we had decent heat. I thought the flavor, bark and smoke rings were good, just needed more time.

* Trying to do too much (thanks, Phil). Making rubs and sauces from scratch was probably stupid. I'll save the sauces for sauce competitions!

* Setting up on dirt. It looked great in the sun, next to the bathrooms and turn-in station, but the downpours turned it into a swamp.

* Not putting the smokers under or near a tent. Moving loaded smokers and a tent in a storm is a mess.

* Losing our main tent. Again, we set up on the end and had no buffers from the wind. At about 2am it lifted up and took off like a 12x12 foot kite, breaking a couple legs. Luckily we were able to bend them enough to put it back up, otherwise it would have been an even nastier night.

* Wet charcoal and newspaper. Trying to get chimneys lit in the rain when the paper is wet, the ground is mud and your underwear is soaked is some sort of lesson in how to do things better next time, right?

Anyway, after almost calling it quits last night, I know I can do much better then how we placed. All of the problems above are easily fixed and if I decide on 3-4 competitions for next year soon, I'll have time to get a regular team set, DIVIDE RESPONSIBILITIES, and get some more valuable insight from all of you. And thanks to Phil, Will and the guys for helping me see straight yesterday afternoon.

- Clint

BBQchef33
08-21-2006, 01:15 PM
**we may need a split if this re-routes the conversation****


Clint..

Quitting is not allowed here!!

heres some history lessons from when others of us were just getting started.. There are 3 posts.. The link is followed by the text of the post I was looking for, all talking about the "art of competing". Your can just read the post, or use the link and go thru the complete threads.. but im trying ot stress that we all have rough starts, but with a few hundred of us backing ya up... that podium aint that far away.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?p=177175&highlight=learn+compete#post177175

I'm gonna preach for a minute.

Go For it! Don't go to win, it will just stress you out, but go to learn, do your best, stick with what you know and if you win, thats gravy on the potatos.

Before i started to compete last year. I knew how to cook. I did NOT however know how to compete. That will only come if u get out there under a tent and start competing. Who cares if its the East Gibip BBQ Hoedown or the American Royal. Go to a competition and do as you would in your yard. Relax, breath, stay focused. Make your ribs, your chicken, your brisket and butt. That will be easy. You have done it a boatload of times for family and friends. Now its just unknown guests. What you have NOT done is timed your best A-game product to come out of the beast in a 10 minute window, 20 minutes apart. That is your challenge. The art of competing. Getting a 12 hour brisket or 10 hour butt so its done, but not dry, and just enuf cooler time. Being able to find 6 perfect thighs out of 24, trimmed, glazed and formed, and to the presentation artist just short of the 10 minute window. Moving from ribs to butt and pulling, glazing and seasoning then having enuf time to slice a brisket. All of this is preceded by timed intervals of marinading, brining, rubbing....... drinking :) Thats what competing is all about. Its all timing. We can all produce good BBQ at our leisure..... but no matter how good you can cook, at a competition it aint no good if its a minute late, or undercooked when that 10 minute window opens up.

So go to the AR. Any one person can win a competition on any given day. If you can manage to get 6 judges 4 times that love your Q, your a GC and the subjectiveness under the judging tent can be in your favor that day. You may or may not walk away with a trophy, thats a crapshoot, but its a guarentee that you WILL walk away with experience that you can use your next time out.


Go forth and conquer. 8-)

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?p=167341&highlight=learn+compete#post167341


My team only did 3 events last year, but everyone of them was fun. I say it all the time, any one person can win a contest at any one time.

Jason, get your ass out there and compete, regardless of the competition. Go out there a few times to learn how to compete. You know how to cook allready, but competeing is an art in itself. The hours from 6AM to 1:30PM is an entire world away from the backyard. Thats the stuff you have to experience. Cooking the food is the easy part but the art of competing is the hard part. Getting your timings right, rapid fire turnin of 4 meats at their best point exactly at a 10 minute window... that is the trick. You will never get that practice in the backyard. So go compete, who cares where you place the first few times. First time out you may be tripping all over yourself just to get the stuff done at the right time.

On a different issue..... heres where I differ from chad....
Personally, I can't take it that seriously becase then it aint fun, its work. But i'm not(yet) trying to make a living out of it either. Only thing i get out of competing is personal satisfaction and exposure for our group. Of course you prep for winning, you get the best of what you can and do your best with it. But friday night is a party,..... in betweeen prep work. If you time stuff right, you have between 6 and midnight while stuff is brining, absorbing rubs, marinating, etc to kick back and schmooze. You need an hour or so in the middle of the party to get the butts and briskets in around 11-midnight and after that its tend pit and party some more.. or s;leep if u can. Come 6AM, party is over and its time to get to work. Timing is always what your learning here.

heres a little scenario starting at 5-6 am.

Brisket and butts have been in all night and its time for chicken and ribs to go in. Gotta hope the butts or brisket don't "hang" at 175 for the next 6 hours. It happens,.... they get stuck and your 12 hour planned pork butt takes 14. Same for brisket. That is weighing on you as you prep for ribs and chicken, every 10 minutes checking meat temps to make sure they are climbing. Time the chicken to come out and be at the most perfect point of the process......... at 11:55, no later than 12:05. Time the ribs to be KCBS perfect at 12:25, no later than 12:35. Time that pork butt to finish and have some coolered rest time, then start pulling it or slicing it at 12:36 for a 1:00 turnin. No sooner, you dont want it to get mushy. Start slicing brisket, timed so they stay perfect and dont keep cooking, or dry out while they sit in a box for 15 minutes.

Decisions decisions, when do u turn in? at the beginning of the window?, midway? the last minute? each has advantages/disadvanteges. When do you start slicing, start pulling, which ribs look best, which pieces fit best in the box..

This is competing. Dont master this stuff, and you will crash and burn even if you produce the very best food on the planet.

Only way you will get that experience is to go to the contests. Even if it the American royal open. You need to start somewhere. And if you get your arse handed to you, put some rub on it, let sit overnight and cook it up.. A butts a butt.

Even with all this, and the huge stress level around turnin time, competing to me is fun, meeting the people in the circuit and that Friday night party. i come prepared with food and booze specifically for friday night. To be able to meet those people you see on FoodTV is a thrill, shake hands, get a picture with Chris lilly, get some pointers from Byron, and have a few shots with Dirty Dick.. and every time, let them know who "The Brethren" are. Sooner or later, maybe one day, like our splash page says, they will :twisted: "Fear the Pig". Yet, Its nice to "take the walk" to get that trophy, but its not all consuming.. not yet anyway. Going into a contest with nothing(no wins), you have nothing to loose, and all to gain. It will be harder down the road when your trying to keep a streak going, or trying to regain your place in KCBS rankings. But for now, who cares? go out and have some fun and learn a whole bunch while your doing it.


http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?p=140841&highlight=learn+compete#post140841


Without readin every post in here, i'll interject my .02. IMHO.. its way to early to hang it up. Your competitions are in the single digits!!! Geez... boys.. lower your standards to just going and learning and having a good time. Then after having some competition experience under your belts then make the call. ****, I only did 3. I never expect to win, just hope to. Ask Greg, the first time out i didnt even get up to go listen to the announcments. Was too tired.. Was there to learn and compete and have some fun.

The only thing we are guarenteed to take home from a competition is experience. The rest is a crap shoot. As far as affordability, any endevor we take in life requires and investment, and you can never get any job worth its salt without education and experience. That education or experience is going to cost $$. How much is college.? But that job after you graduate sure aint gonna be flipping burgers at 5 bucks an hour. Each one of our competitions adds to our education, and one day will be graduation day.

In Conneticut State Ch, i turned in inedible chicken just to turn it in and it took 1st place. In NY, I turned in crap/brisket that tasted like onion soup and it took 5th out of 26. No matter if your Chris Lilly of Dave Little :) , You can only do your best and the judges are blind. You NEVER know what a judge will do. We are new to the circuit. In the eyes of some "experts", we shouldnt even be expecting to place, never mind win. If ya ask these experts, if we do win.. Its only luck. At various events, I have tasted the Que from some of the(so called) best and its no better than any of our stuff... and some was downright mediocre. So I say bull****, they are just as lucky when they win.. cause a judge is just the guy next door who may or may not like our stuff on any given day.. we're out there doing it.. and one of thse times out there will be yours.. we do our best, hope for the best and will always walk away better off than when we got there. Maybe a trophy, maybe a check, but always an experience. Not to sound preachy.... Believe me, I know the frustration, but ya gotta hang in there.. Brethren don't give up. How many competitors out there have a backbone like this one?

SmokeInDaEye
08-21-2006, 03:40 PM
Thanks, Phil. Great stuff. And don't worry, I'm already planning for round 2. Nothing a quick viewing of the Will & Jack "Best Ribs on the Planet" video couldn't cure!

- Clint

Jorge
08-21-2006, 03:55 PM
Thanks, Phil. Great stuff. And don't worry, I'm already planning for round 2. Nothing a quick viewing of the Will & Jack "Best Ribs on the Planet" video couldn't cure!

- Clint

If anybody has the entire thing, or even a good portion of it I'd love to hear from you:grin: :grin: :grin:

I have part of it on my phone. The quality isn't the best, but it's a keeper.

rbsnwngs
08-21-2006, 04:13 PM
Thanks, Phil. Great stuff. And don't worry, I'm already planning for round 2. Nothing a quick viewing of the Will & Jack "Best Ribs on the Planet" video couldn't cure!

- Clint
i too would love a copy of that
chris has some really good pic tures of the demo as well and i will post them as soon as i get them

SmokeInDaEye
08-21-2006, 04:32 PM
i too would love a copy of that
chris has some really good pic tures of the demo as well and i will post them as soon as i get them

I have some footage but shut it off mid-way through to take pictures.

Plus I was laughing so much it was hard to hold the camera steady. "Wiiiilllll, whyyyy do you use paprika in your rub?!!" "Wiiillll, whyyyy do you cook at 225?!!"

I'll get you copies of what I have and can download pix from my camera tonight. That was a once in a lifetime experience. Congrats on handling it so well, Wiiillll.

- Clint

SmokeInDaEye
08-21-2006, 04:51 PM
Perhaps you can fill the whole class in on how the entire Jack McDavid "incident" unfolded, Will?

rbsnwngs
08-21-2006, 06:09 PM
i think its best to let it unfold on its own it will be more fun that way.

G$
08-21-2006, 07:26 PM
i think its best to let it unfold on its own it will be more fun that way.

Don't make us beg.

nancee
08-21-2006, 09:36 PM
Another great contest by Mike Fick & co...
great to be able to hang out with all you brethren folks...
thanks Jorge again for the snausage...we owe you

so does anyone want to cook warren next weekend<g>?
nancee

CTSmokehouse
08-22-2006, 06:36 AM
Our first competition was a great experience. It is something that we had been talking and dreaming about for over 10 years. When the last turn it passed we looked at each other, smiled and said we really did it, we did it! We are hooked and are already planning our next comp. This was a wonderful learning experience. Participating in the NEBS Grilling contest was alot more work but really helped. Our first entry Fish came in fifth with 60 seconds to spare, Pork Chop came in eleventh with 39 seconds to spare (no time for a picture of the presentation box)...whew.. they don't teach this in books. It really helped us with the KCBS presentations all in with a much better time margin. We had fun taking turns turning in the Grilling boxes but realised that we needed to have a designated runner, slicer, glazer and box preparer and keep to schedule. We did not place but came close with 6th in Pork. (4 of the top 6 in that category were Brethren Teams!). 20/42 Teams in KCBS, also 17th Ribs, not bad for our first comp. We had many well wishers. We made alot of new friends. Everyone we met was helpful and supportive. It is a good feeling to be on the inside of the competition after being on the outside wondering what it would be like to compete for so long. We really enjoyed answering questions eg: "are those real wood chunks? Applewood? Wow!" or "is this a Sauce Competition?" "where can we buy or try some of your BBQ?". Having to explain to family that we are in a competition and not here as vendors or to cook dinner for them, had a strict schedule to follow and that they had to wait until after turn in on Sunday for the ribs, brisket, pulled pork etc... was an interesting situation. We made mistakes and learned from them. At meat inspection we were asked where our fire extinguisher was .. I looked and saw QHaven's hanging on their canopy support and said right there of course...that will do. Same answer to the hose question. We did bring the Y but also forgot the hose. Thank you Ted and Qhaven for your help! It was nice having your team by our side during our first comp. You are a great group and it was reassuring having fellow Brethren and Connecticutters near by. To be told if you need anything or any help let us know is a good feeling. We especially enjoyed the words of advice from Willy B. "lose the pants and the belt... this is Barbeque!" I am not ready yet for the Kilt Mod. but advice well taken. The Brethren Forum has accelerated the learning curve as well. We actually did enjoy cooking in the rain and found the river running through our spot interesting as it allowed for some inovative manuvers, especially with all the visitors and having forgotten to bring our other canopy. A lesson in site selection! I am rambling on and still hapily exhausted. Congrats to all the Brethren Teams and their great finish. It was nice to meet and talk to you in person. We look forward to doing it again!

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff, Craig and Don
Primal Meat Smokers

SmokeInDaEye
08-22-2006, 08:40 AM
Wow! That's the way to start out with a bang, CTSmokehouse! You all can be very proud of your showing and I'm sure it'll only get better from here. It really was a well run event and Stephanie stopped by at least twice to ask if there was anything they could do to make it better next year.

Next time, though, I'm setting up closer to the rest of the brethren. We definitely missed out on alot of great advice/assistance when it was probably needed. :-D

Good times - Clint

lunchlady
08-22-2006, 09:31 AM
Yee-HA! Another FINE showing by Brethren teams! I am doing the happy dance! I am proud to say that I know all y'all!
Congrats to everyone who got called, and especially to those who 'got their Q on' and competed for the first time! No small task.
Hudson Valley is on our 'don't miss' list for 2007. Maybe I'll just send the application in now....heheh
Best of Luck to all teams competing in New Holland, PA and Warren, NH next weekend!!!
Maybe we'll see y'all in Lowell, MA in September. I wanna rub those trophies!

lunchlady

LostNation
08-22-2006, 11:18 AM
Maybe we'll see y'all in Lowell, MA in September. I wanna rub those trophies!

lunchlady


Michelle,

I have a trophy you can rub!!!


Sorry I couldn't help it, you set yourself up for that.

SmokeInDaEye
08-22-2006, 11:22 AM
Don't make us beg.

This is the exact moment Jack McDavid officially took over Will's rib demonstration.

chad
08-22-2006, 11:30 AM
This is the exact moment Jack McDavid officially took over Will's rib demonstration.

Looks like Will is sweating gravy!:-D

G$
08-22-2006, 11:50 AM
Looks like Will is sweating gravy!:-D



Reminds me of that show McDavid had with Bobby Flay. He always got exascerbated and started shaking his head and talkin' real fast when Flay turned up the gas.

BBQ_MAFIA
08-22-2006, 09:09 PM
Congrats Vinny and all the rest of the brethren teams.

Wine & Swine
08-23-2006, 07:44 PM
Awesome picture

rbsnwngs
08-25-2006, 08:38 AM
ok here are some pictures of me showing Jack McDavid how to do ribs. I also cant figure out why we didnt do so well in brisket. I felt it was our best yet

Q Haven
08-25-2006, 08:59 AM
Sorry I missed the "show." Must have been entertaining to say the least.

Was nice meeting you at the contest Will, and sharing a few late Friday night.

SmokeInDaEye
08-25-2006, 09:25 AM
I also cant figure out why we didnt do so well in brisket. I felt it was our best yet

I would agree. Once they got past that tinny taste and the jelly-like coating, I thought you guys would really blow the judges away. And turning it in in a dog-bowl?!!! Trully inspired!!

Oh well. Better luck next time! :-D

- Clint

Jorge
08-25-2006, 09:30 AM
I would agree. Once they got past that tinny taste and the jelly-like coating, I thought you guys would really blow the judges away. And turning it in in a dog-bowl?!!! Trully inspired!!

Oh well. Better luck next time! :-D

- Clint

You have no idea how close to the truth most of that is:oops: :lol:

wlgarner
08-25-2006, 09:44 AM
We had a great time at the Hudson Valley Ribfest. Our team got 1st for fish in the NEBS competition, and was 11th in ribs in KCBS. This was our 3rd event, and we were very impressed at how well run it was. We had a little excitement on the way home. While traveling south on the NYSThroughway at 65mph, we sheared off all 5 lug bolts and lost the passenger side rear wheel of our van. Not a lot of fun then. We got it stopped, and all survived intact, but it was a bad ending to a great weekend.

SmokeInDaEye
08-25-2006, 10:22 AM
We had a great time at the Hudson Valley Ribfest. Our team got 1st for fish in the NEBS competition, and was 11th in ribs in KCBS. This was our 3rd event, and we were very impressed at how well run it was. We had a little excitement on the way home. While traveling south on the NYSThroughway at 65mph, we sheared off all 5 lug bolts and lost the passenger side rear wheel of our van. Not a lot of fun then. We got it stopped, and all survived intact, but it was a bad ending to a great weekend.

Ah, our new friends in the kilts! Welcome to the site and sorry to hear about the drive home. Luckily everyone was OK. Me and the guys had a blast hanging out with your team (and Catfish, of course) and hope to see you again soon.

- Clint

CTSmokehouse
08-26-2006, 09:25 PM
It was a pleasure to meet Memphis City BBQ. So glad that no one was injured. It really was a well run event. Craig, Don and I look forward to spending time with you guys again. You're a fun bunch. Where can we get kilts and jackets too? Will B.wants me to lose the pants and the belt.

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

rbsnwngs
08-31-2006, 08:28 AM
anyone at this event remember a guy walking around on saturday handing out samples of little pies. I am trying to find any information on this guy i can .

djmarko
08-31-2006, 06:47 PM
Will, you had the piece of paper with his info in your pocket. If you don't have it maybe check with Mike Fick for a list of registered vendors. If he was registered that is.

rbsnwngs
08-31-2006, 07:00 PM
he was not a vendor

Wine & Swine
08-31-2006, 07:05 PM
Will, you don't remember? Astonishing. But seriously, I never saw this "guy with the little pies" sounds made up to me, like an elf or maybe a gnome, not sure which one, maybe it was the stuff in the little cans you kept drinking all weekend, was that lighter fluid?

rbsnwngs
08-31-2006, 08:12 PM
no it was real
we ate these little pies for breakfast on sunday morning and they were good

BrooklynQ
08-31-2006, 08:51 PM
no it was real
we ate these little pies for breakfast on sunday morning and they were good

I didn't realize that you and Jorge were so close. :shock: :twisted: :eusa_clap :mrgreen: