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Jeff_in_KC
07-26-2006, 10:22 PM
Just heard that as of today, there are only ten spaces left if you want to cook Blue Springs and haven't paid yet! I understand that last year there was a 20 team waiting list. Get 'em while they're left if you haven't already!

Solidkick
07-27-2006, 05:56 PM
Thanks for the info.......Bass Pro will catch part of what doesn't get in at Blue Springs.

Someday, I will cook Blue Springs....it was a visit there that got me started cooking, buying the 'dera, and visiting this site.

Jeff_in_KC
07-27-2006, 09:06 PM
Thanks for the info.......Bass Pro will catch part of what doesn't get in at Blue Springs.

Someday, I will cook Blue Springs....it was a visit there that got me started cooking, buying the 'dera, and visiting this site.

Hey Gary, just thinking (and maybe it's not a good idea)... what if Blue Springs was notified by Bass Pro about their contest and contact info , then when they fill up, ask Blue springs if they'll point out to teams that there's a contest in Columbia the same day as an alternative to Blue Springs. Might not hurt as some folks might not keep up with the KCBS site like we all do! :wink: Maybe Bass Pro even offers to draft a letter and send it up to Blue springs with some stamped envelopes to mail out to anyone who sends an entry to BS after it's full. Just my marketing brain kicking in... may not be feasible.:lol:

Jeff_in_KC
08-31-2006, 10:01 PM
Besides Big Creek, I know Wayne and Bob are cooking this one. Anyone else?

And due to being too late to get in on DeSoto, ruling out the drive to Hermann and refusing to cook the open at the Royal, it appears Blue Springs MAY be it for us this year unless an idea I had this afternoon involving Arthur, IL works out.:wink: Wasn't exactly the way I envisioned this season ending...

Jeff_in_KC
09-01-2006, 10:19 AM
Oops! sorry! Forgot we had something on this contest already,,,

The_Kapn
09-01-2006, 10:45 AM
Oops! sorry! Forgot we had something on this contest already,,,
Not a problem--job security for us :lol:

Y'all have a great time and cook even better.

TIM

Solidkick
09-01-2006, 12:46 PM
Besides Big Creek, I know Wayne and Bob are cooking this one. Anyone else?

And due to being too late to get in on DeSoto, ruling out the drive to Hermann and refusing to cook the open at the Royal, it appears Blue Springs MAY be it for us this year unless an idea I had this afternoon involving Arthur, IL works out.:wink: Wasn't exactly the way I envisioned this season ending...
Ruling out the drive to Hermann?? Hell gas is 50 cents a gallon cheaper now than in July!! Get your butt entered!

SloppyQ
09-01-2006, 07:39 PM
Sloppy's crew will be there. Can't do Hermann either, have too much invested in the Cup race that same weekend.

Greatgrills
09-01-2006, 09:33 PM
Hermann should be a good time you should go

Jeff_in_KC
09-01-2006, 11:05 PM
We're considering a plan for Arthur, IL instead. We'll see!

Doorbusters
09-01-2006, 11:23 PM
Jeff, I will be the pit biotch! Need some Bud though!!!! On second thought, I wll be there with my kids. THE KIDS Q GRAND CHAMP. AND 2ND PLACE. I may strap their ribbons around their necks!

Greatgrills
09-02-2006, 12:09 AM
We're considering a plan for Arthur, IL instead. We'll see!

Good luck to wherever you go...Why did you say that you were refusing to cook the AR open? You guys are a good team you should take the chance and cook the royal. From what I have seen you guys do pretty good.

Jeff_in_KC
09-02-2006, 10:13 AM
Good luck to wherever you go...Why did you say that you were refusing to cook the AR open? You guys are a good team you should take the chance and cook the royal. From what I have seen you guys do pretty good.

Thank you Mark! Coming from you, I take that as a huge compliment!

The reason we decided against it was MAINLY that I decided I like smaller comps a lot better (40-60 team range). I'm not good with crowds at all. But we really were less than thrilled with our first experience there last year. If we had not been over on the dark side, I believe things would have been better. You probably know what goes on over behind the Royal building out by the tracks... huge parties, drunks taking a whiz wherever they felt the urge, numerous fights, people walking in and swiping your food. I went to DeSoto two weeks later and LOVED it. While the GAB had really good service to the teams, I didn't enjoy myself as much there as I did Platte City, Sedalia and Cameron.

DeanC
09-02-2006, 01:44 PM
I had a guy walk up and take the lid off of one of my cookers at about 2 am at the Royal last year. He realized the error in his ways and replaced it. Still, in my opinion the Royal is not even close to being as bad as Lenexa as far as the parties. You can't even move on Friday nights and would be better off walking to a gas station to take a leak. I will never set foot in that place again, but there is just something about the American Royal...

HoDeDo
09-03-2006, 07:18 PM
anyone interested in unsanctioned contests in the midwest - could also consider Greeley, KS that weekend. It is a fundrasier for childrens charities in the county. Fun contest.

Greatgrills
09-03-2006, 11:03 PM
If we had not been over on the dark side, I believe things would have been better.

Did you request to be on the other side? The AR is not all that bad. Although we have never had to cook on the dark side we have gone over there and oh my!!!! If you don't find a place to compete at you are more then welcome to come and hang out with us. Just let us know...

Jeff_in_KC
09-04-2006, 10:07 AM
If we had not been over on the dark side, I believe things would have been better.

Did you request to be on the other side? The AR is not all that bad. Although we have never had to cook on the dark side we have gone over there and oh my!!!! If you don't find a place to compete at you are more then welcome to come and hang out with us. Just let us know...

We'll be out there, Mark. Not cooking but I have volunteered my services to assist the Meatheads during the open (gotta work during the invitational). We will stop by to say hello.

Honestly, last year was my first Royal and I had no clue. I just turned in my entry with no space number request as I figured being new, I'd get the worst one anyway! LOL! I would know better now!

The_Kapn
09-09-2006, 09:09 PM
Hope I picked out all the Brethren Teams :redface:
If not, holler and I will fix it!

Some "Walkin' goin' on" there!

Congrats to all!!!

TIM
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Chicken:
10) Big Dawgs
09) Pork Busters
08 Grillas
07) Pig Newton
06) Wonderful Walt's Magical BBQ
05) Flower of the Flame
04) Jeanies Got Wood
03) BS Smokers - 174.2856
02) Fat Bastard and Lippy B - 174.8570
01) Big Creek BBQ

Ribs:
10) Mean Deans Smokin' Machine
09) Pork Pullin' Plowboys
08 Hi Tech Smokers
07) KC Que Crew
06) MoKan Meatheads
05) Big Dawgs
04) Pyros
03) Boys of BBQ and Patty - 172.0000
02) We BBQ - 177.1430
01) Fat Bastard and Libby B - 177.1430

Pork:
10) Pork Pullin' Plowboys
09) Juggy's Juicers
08 Bare Bones BBQ Team
07) Mean Deans Smokin' Machine
06) Smokin' Cousins
05) Pitside BBQ? ACCU Plumbing
04) Big Creek BBQ
03) We BBQ - 172.5716
02) Boys Night Out - 173.7144
01) Burnin' Down the Hog - 177.7144

Brisket:
10) Grillas
09) Tom & Josh's Orgasmic Slabs
08 Fishnet BBQ
07) The Burnt End Boys
06) Ornery Brothers BBQ
05) Ribs and Bibs
04) Jeanies Got Wood
03) Boys of BBQ and Patty - 169.1428
02) Juggy's Juicers - 172.0002
01) Pellet Envy - 172.5712

Overall:
10) Boys Night Out
09) BS Smokers
08 Jeanies Got Wood
07) Flower of the Flame
06) Pig Newton
05) Juggy's Juicers
04) Pellet Envy
03) Fat Bastard and Lippy B - 666.2856
02) We BBQ - 667.4286
01) Boys of BBQ and Patty - 671.4280

MilitantSquatter
09-09-2006, 10:19 PM
Way to go Jeff, Wayne and Rod !!!

Jeff - 1st place chicken...nice job... what was your score if you beat a second place 174.85 ?

Jeff_in_KC
09-09-2006, 10:29 PM
Vinny, we were SO close to the ultimate goal of 180! We totaled 178.8572 a mere 1.14 points short! Not sure we'll ever be able to top that score on anything! Ended up 12th place overall because our brisket was 37th and ribs 59th! Wow... pretty inconsistent! But a good result! I'm putting 10% of our winnings this weekend into the fund for Jeanne and Zach via PayPal.

Almost forgot... my wife got 1st place in the mild salsa category. My daughter finished 13th out of 16 kids in the 5-10 year old kids Q.... a good opportunity for us to teach after her first place last time. She understood completely and was not upset by it after the initial surprise of not hearing her name called. I'm still proud of her.

Ron_L
09-09-2006, 10:32 PM
Congrats, guys! Great job!

cmcadams
09-09-2006, 11:01 PM
Great, high scores! Good job, guys!

MrSmoker
09-10-2006, 06:51 AM
Congrats Brothers,WTG

Merl
09-10-2006, 08:44 AM
Jeff, it was great to cook next to you. Thank you for the help, frienship and conversation.

Congratulations for the 1st Place Chicken and the calls.

I enjoyed meeting your family. I look forward to seeing you all again. I hope you consider dropping down to Oklahoma. I hope you come down for Bixby. It wold be great to get to spend some time.

Yours in BBQ
Merl

parrothead
09-10-2006, 08:56 AM
Good job guys! And good to meet you this weekend.

Doorbusters
09-10-2006, 09:08 AM
Ok Jeff, how much of your success can I tag along on??? Great Job Bro'!!!
We seemed to all agree after opening the Briskets you got screwed! Wish they would open the cryovac before purchase! I am gonna post some pics later. Great Job!

Solidkick
09-10-2006, 09:09 AM
Jeff,
Excellent score on the chicken, that's awesome! I'd love to see a picture of it if you have one....Congrat to all the Brethren on their walks this weekend at Blue Springs, way to represent!
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My daughter finished 13th out of 16 kids in the 5-10 year old kids Q.... a good opportunity for us to teach after her first place last time. She understood completely and was not upset by it after the initial surprise of not hearing her name called. I'm still proud of her.

We had to do the same thing with Maiah, last year she finished first at Boone County, so she was expecting the same result at last year's Bass Pro contest...it was not to be....time for a life lesson for a 6 years old....

So.....(and I'm laughing out loud as I type this) we decide to try a new recipe for us this year at Bass Pro....remember the recipe Dr.BBQ did on the TV show with the Goldfish crackers? Well, we did NOT do a test run before the contest, thinking that we'll go with the recipe as it's written, well, I'm thinking there must be a typo in it....LOL....and maybe it should have said 2 teaspoons of salt instead of 2 tablespoons of salt....LOL....

Maiah and I are walking her turn in box up to the judges area...we're walking past the lake on the way up there....Maiah looks up at me and says "Papa.....these burgers sure are salty.....can I just throw them in the lake?"......Life lesson learned....by both of us.....I love that little girl.....

Bubba
09-10-2006, 09:42 AM
Way to go Jeff

Bubba and Jeff's BBQ
Cooking on a trash can near you

BBQchef33
09-10-2006, 09:52 AM
Hey Jeff...

Nice Chicken scores..:mrgreen: .....

Congratulations to all our walkers.... and it was awesome meeteing everyone finally..... I gotta get out to mofo land more often..

bbqjoe
09-10-2006, 10:14 AM
Way to go Brothers!!!!!! Great job Jeff.

SloppyQ
09-10-2006, 05:55 PM
Hey Phil and Greg sorry I missed you guys, got back up to Jeff's spot just after you took off. Maybe I'll catch you down the road.
Congrats Jeff, Wayne, and Pellet Envy. I'll give you credit Doug even if Jeff doesn't, looked like you were help'n out a lot, but maybe you should have helped us we need to get out of the bottom half someday.LOL

slat
09-10-2006, 07:25 PM
Way to guys. Seems like a good showing was had by all.

Jeff_in_KC
09-10-2006, 11:12 PM
Gary, you requested a photo of the chicken so here it is. Honestly, in looking at the photo, I think I've done chicken that LOOKED as good or better but lacked in flavor. I'm also adding a photo of the 4th place pork. I have a couple of things I'll do differently next time. Finally, the ribs... on appearance, we got 778989. you tell ME why the 7's??? I know there's a little sauce on the side ribs but come on! I thought they looked WAY better than any ribs before. Apparently I landed on a table that DIDN'T like "candy on a stick" ribs as taste scores were 667977! :eek: Forget the brisket... as Brother Wayne said... "Best tasting roast beef I ever had!" :lol:

Jeff_in_KC
09-10-2006, 11:18 PM
Have to add the Brethren photos also. Didn't get one of Rod (KCPellethead) or Lee (SloppyQ) but here's the group picture: (L-R) BigDog, Poobah, Parrothead, me, KCBS Rep Rich Tuttle, KCBS Rep and KCBS Board member Bunny Tuttle, MokanMeathead, Doorbusters and Jorge.

Second photo: me, MoKanMeathead (Wayne) and Doorbusters (Dustin).

smknwhlswife
09-11-2006, 12:37 PM
Congrats to all the Brothers who walked! Great Job.

My daughter finished 13th out of 16 kids in the 5-10 year old kids Q.... a good opportunity for us to teach after her first place last time. She understood completely and was not upset by it after the initial surprise of not hearing her name called. I'm still proud of her.

Jeff, tell Taylor good job! You know we've had to teach to this also. Kaylin won her very first contest and has not done as well since. She was upset after the second one, but said "oh well I will try better next time." That's the mindset she has had ever since.

Also tell Tammy congrats on her salsa!

Wayne, congrats on the call for Ribs. Also, thanks for call at 4:00am!:shock: Andy was so chit faced that he didn't even know that it was a phone that I had placed in his hand.:icon_smil

parrothead
09-11-2006, 12:59 PM
Jeff, was that second picture before or after you stabbed your wife with a knife.

Jorge
09-11-2006, 01:04 PM
Jeff, was that second picture before or after you stabbed your wife with a knife.


And where is the picture in front of the BBQ van?:wink:

jt
09-11-2006, 01:34 PM
Good job guys!

Jeff_in_KC
09-11-2006, 04:04 PM
Jeff, was that second picture before or after you stabbed your wife with a knife.

That would be after. :lol:

And where is the picture in front of the BBQ van?:wink:

That was not on MY camera... I think it was on Phil's. :roll: Besides, we wouldn't want all the Brethren to get "taco neck" from looking at it anyway! :lol:

MoKanMeathead
09-11-2006, 04:29 PM
Wayne, congrats on the call for Ribs. Also, thanks for call at 4:00am!:shock: Andy was so chit faced that he didn't even know that it was a phone that I had placed in his hand.:icon_smil

Thanks and sorry about the call - it really wasn't my idea.:twisted:

Congrats on your calls and Reserve Grand at Greely!!

Doorbusters
09-11-2006, 04:45 PM
3526
3527

I think you were leaning the wrong way!