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chad
11-12-2006, 04:06 PM
OK, so who's going to be a Plant City, FL, next weekend. It's a KCBS event and is usually quite well attended.

Southern Brethren BBQ will be there.

JohnMcD348
11-12-2006, 05:32 PM
I plan on being there to socialize for awhile. I got another box of green gloves for Tim.

smokincracker
11-12-2006, 05:36 PM
Yep Crackers in

The_Kapn
11-12-2006, 05:48 PM
I plan on being there to socialize for awhile. I got another box of green gloves for Tim.

Bless ya Big John!

I am cooking breakfast Sat AM--You wanna just eat instead of "catering the Rainbow Room" ? :lol:

TIM

Sledneck
11-12-2006, 09:14 PM
I will be there, my flight gets in friday evening and im going straight to see a hockey game tampa bay lightning vs ny islanders after that gonna go straight to contest sleep in car for a bit and be there rest of morning and day

Rub
11-13-2006, 09:11 AM
I'm in! This is week #5 in a row for me; I'm ready for a break.
The Swamp Babes will be with me, schlepping bbq and corn for your epicurean enjoyment 8-)

Jimmy, we going $5x5 again?

smokincracker
11-13-2006, 09:14 AM
I'm in! This is week #5 in a row for me; I'm ready for a break.
The Swamp Babes will be with me, schlepping bbq and corn for your epicurean enjoyment 8-)

Jimmy, we going $5x5 again?

Yep

Bring your sharpie

MissMurls
11-14-2006, 10:20 AM
If you haven't already heard, there is a KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition in Plant City, Fla. this Saturday, November 18.

The Fourth Annual Plant City Pig Jam will give guests a chance to ask cooks about their pits, the wood they are burning, how they prepare their meat and what cooking temperatures they prefer. And of course, it's a great excuse for a down-home party with loads of savory BBQ!

In addition to some of the finest BBQ in the Southeast, there will be music, live entertainment and plenty of activities for the kids, so bring the whole family!

It all happens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex, 1900 South Park Road/1401 Albertsons Dr. in Plant City, Fla. Parking is $3 per vehicle and admission is free.

For more information, contact the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce at 813-754-3707

kcpellethead
11-14-2006, 10:24 AM
Well, here's a few I know are attending:

Bonesmokers Big Time BBQ
Fast Eddy's/Cookshack
Smokers Wild
Jerry King Midland TX
Smokin' Triggers

I'm sure all of the Florida heavy hitters will be there as well. Buttrub.com, Home BBQ, Woodhouse, Firehouse, Bill & The Dixie Chicks, Swamp Boys BBQ Team, Smokin' Cracker, and on, and on, and on . . .should be an awesome contest.

Good luck to all!

Rod

Rub
11-14-2006, 10:33 AM
I'm in!

smokincracker
11-14-2006, 10:52 AM
I'm in!

Smokin' Cracker will be there.

spicewine
11-14-2006, 03:20 PM
Best of luck to all of the Brethren!!! Wish we were cooking :cry:

Spice

chad
11-17-2006, 09:06 AM
Tim's off and heading towards Plant City. I've got the travel trailer ready so I'll be leaving shortly.

Weather will be cool (for around here) but sunny. We're looking forward to seeing some of the Brethren.

Sledneck
11-18-2006, 08:04 PM
Awesome time. Grand champion homebbq.com i will post details about contest later 2 much 2 type on cell phone

chad
11-19-2006, 11:50 AM
What an interesting weekend!

It was great to meet Steve/Sledneck and see John/JohnMcD348 at Plant City. John assisted us by running the boxes and Steve was an illustrious CBJ for the contest.

We were very pleased with our product though a bit disappointed with the outcome...and 8th in Pork was a welcome surprse, but we thought the Chicken would walk...it didnt'!!

Lot's of Brethren walking...us, Kevin, Ray, Rub, Jimmy, and Mike...just to walk was good...let's just say that 5 of the BBQ Challenge competitors were there...Ray, Trigg, Fast Eddie, Myron Mixon, and Byron Chisolm...along with Memphis Pig Pals, and the usual assortment of very capable FL teams... Muchees, Firehouse, Smoke & Spice, Skin & Bones, etc. etc.

I think it was 52 pro teams and 25 backyard.

Very well run event.

Solidkick
11-19-2006, 02:53 PM
Congrats all on a fine showing. I'm sure someone will list the placings at some point.....I hope..... :)

chad
11-19-2006, 03:52 PM
These are the official results -- off my score sheets.

GC - HomeBBQ.com
Reserve - Skin & Bones

3 Music City Pig Pals
4 Bonesmokers
5 Firehouse BBQ
6 Munchees Smokehouse
7 Dixie D
8 Woodhouse Grill
9 Smoke 'n Spice
10 Wild Bunch Butt Burners

Chicken
1 Music City Pig Pals
2 Bill & the Dixie Chicks
3 Smokers Wild
4 HomeBBQ.com
5 Munchees Smokehouse
6 Pigglicious BBQ Team
7 Over the Fence BBQ FL
8 Skin & Bones
9 Meat Monkeys
10 Wild Bunch Butt Burners

Ribs
1 Smokin' Triggers
2 Swamp Boys BBQ Team
3 Jerry King - Midland Texas
4 Wild Bunch Butt Burners
5 Dixie D
6 Firehouse BBQ
7 Smokey Mountain Smokers
8 Bonesmokers
9 Munchees Smokehouse
10 Smokin' Butts

Pork
1 Gator Grates
2 Skin & Bones
3 Smoke 'n Spice BBQ
4 Music City Pig Pals
5 Munchees Smokehouse
6 Jack's Old South
7 Dixie D
8 Southern Brethren
9 Pigglicious BBQ Team
10 Woodhouse Grill

Brisket
1 Smokey Mountain Smokers
2 HomeBBQ.com
3 Dixie D
4 Bonesmokers
5 Fast Eddie BBQ
6 Woodhouse Grill
7 Firehouse BBQ
8 Smoke 'n Spice BBQ
9 Smokin' Cracker
10 All About Pork

The_Kapn
11-19-2006, 05:35 PM
Just got home and half unpacked.
Exhausted, mentally and physically.

Great to see Big John (JohnMc "something") and his family, as always!
And Steve (Sledneck) was a joy to have around. What a great guy (and I will not even add "for a New Yawker" :lol: ) He is just a fine person!
Thanks to both of you for the help and support!
Ray (DRBBQ) was a "hoot" as always.
Also got to meet Fast Eddy and see the FE500. Great guy and you could smoke a Volkswagen inside that thing! Another work of art from Cookshack.

Wonderful weekend-- all the way until awards.
Well run event. Field was "kinda impressive" :redface:
I had a man that I respect a lot tell me--"You can not judge your teams ability at this event--just look around at who is here". Or something to that effect.
You know what?
Fl is becoming a winter "tour" for the full time teams you see on Food TV, the BBQ Challenge, and all of that. These teams are awesome--they do this stuff 40 times a year or more for a living! And, they are damn good and damn consistant! :twisted:
If Dave and I wanna compete, we gotta play at their level.
Do not know if we will ever get there :redface:
There is no "bottom feeding events" down here, either KCBS or FBA.

Cooked my first 10 egg omelet for breakfast on Sat. Guess I gotta start packing more breakfast fixin's :redface: Kinda nice starting to be "the place" for breakfast :lol:
Can't seem to please the Judges, but pleasing fellow cooks is even better :lol:

I was really proud to see the Brethren walk and also some of our friends who are not Brothers.

Kevin and Clara (HomeBBQ) are well on the way to establishing a dynasty as the dominate team in the SE! They may have to share that status with Jacks Old South, but nothing wrong with that company!
My hat is off to them.

Learned a lot and we will be stronger in the Spring.
Lots of thoughts in my little head, some of which I may share later.

TIM

Rub
11-19-2006, 06:39 PM
I agree Dave, very well run. And congrats on the walk!

I actually saw Sledneck (t shirt gave him away), but couldn't say hi at the moment. I was changing clothes in my truck when he walked by. :oops: :lol:

chad
11-19-2006, 06:56 PM
I agree Dave, very well run. And congrats on the walk!

I actually saw Sledneck (t shirt gave him away), but couldn't say hi at the moment. I was changing clothes in my truck when he walked by. :oops: :lol:

High fives to you, too. It was a tough field.:-D

drbbq
11-19-2006, 07:56 PM
I had some of that 10 egg omelet and it was real good. Thanks Tim. I had a great time. It was nice to meet Sledneck and see everyone else.

JohnMcD348
11-20-2006, 07:37 AM
Man, really wish I'd been able to spend the time out there this time around. Sounds like I missed alot of the good stuff while I was waiting in line freezing my butt off in Tampa.


OK, and now I'll make the offical annoucement.

Between Jimmy busting my balls and my wife asking me every other day.

I'm gonna give competing a shot(or 3 or 7) in the next year. I'm gonna start buying a few odds and ends that I'll need for the site and begin to practice(alot). I really wish I wasn't going to have to miss Ray's Cook class but there'll be others. I'll be strictly Backyard, no where near pro level. No matter how much I practice.

homebbq
11-20-2006, 07:54 AM
Congrats to you Ray, Tim and Dave, Rub, Mike, and Jimmy... And thanks for the very kind words Tim, but I think we have a ways to go to live up to that!

Sledneck, it was a pleasure meeting you... Sorry, I was exausted and had to lay down for a little while. I would have loved to talk to you for longer.

It's interesting that the full results were not posted on another forum, like normal when this particular rep, rep's a contest. But, I think he was possibly pressured (or felt pressured) into not doing so. There was apparently some controversy on how the judging was handled, right or wrong, we all had to live with that and be judged with the same advantage or disadvantage.

I am very proud that 8 out of the top 10 teams in this contest were Florida teams. With the volume of great talent at this contest, they can all be very proud of where they finished.

Thank you Plant City Chamber for another great event.

Sledneck
11-20-2006, 10:00 AM
First off i would like to thank Tim and Dave for welcoming me and being such great hosts. You get to see what a brethren is all about when you show up 1200 miles from home and meet for the first time and in less than 5 minutes feel like you have know them for years. I am still thinking about that breakfast, man it was good! You guys really made the trip something to remember. It was also great meeting John, Cracker, Ray(DRBBQUITTER:biggrin: )and Kevin(I knew you were exhausted but was glad to have met you) as well myron and dave(Boy Dave is crazy and damn funny). It was a great contest and i learned alot. Cant wait until next year.

smokincracker
11-21-2006, 01:03 PM
OK, and now I'll make the offical annoucement.

Between Jimmy busting my balls and my wife asking me every other day.

I'm gonna give competing a shot(or 3 or 7) in the next year. I'm gonna start buying a few odds and ends that I'll need for the site and begin to practice(alot). I really wish I wasn't going to have to miss Ray's Cook class but there'll be others. I'll be strictly Backyard, no where near pro level. No matter how much I practice.




Great John

Nothin left to get but the gittin.
I have an ez-up u can use any-time.
Let me know what I can do to Help.

Come down to Sebring and cook chicken for me I forgot how.

chad
11-21-2006, 01:11 PM
Ooooh, another convert to the dark side!!:eek:

No need to go crazy...lot's of us are around to "help"! :mrgreen:

Pick one close by (I'd say Lakeland (duh!), but you'd need to get your app in pretty soon or Winter Haven...both are very well run events.

If you are feeling froggy just look at the FBA calendar and go nuts!!:-D

Remember that the FL contingent is here to "help you" - just like an IG inspector!!:twisted:

smokincracker
11-21-2006, 01:42 PM
I am very proud of my son Nicholas. A lot of you guys know him because he loves to go Qin with Dad on the weekends
He won both divisions in the kids Q (Anything Gos & Chicken)
I was screwing up my chicken and prepping boxes so he was on his own.
I was told he was the only one that cooked with-out help and managed to cook some damn good wings and Steak & Shrimp skewers.

Here he is with the spoils (3 trophies & new bike)
I came home with a ribbon and $75.00 he whipped me this weekend.

chad
11-21-2006, 02:10 PM
Kids have a way of humbling us, don't they?

Congrats to Nicholas and to the proud dad, too!

drbbq
11-21-2006, 02:26 PM
I tried one of Nicholas' shrimp and steak kabobs and it was excellent. Congrats to him on a well deserved win.

He is a much better cook than Jimmy!

Rub
11-21-2006, 06:02 PM
At least someone can bring home the goods Jimmy! :-P

A BIG CONGRATS to Nicholas, and good for you for letting him do it on his own. :eusa_clap

The_Kapn
11-25-2006, 07:41 PM
Finally got around to re-typing the overall results.
They have not shown up anywhere else.
Dave and I "got a lock" on DAM (Dead Ass Middle) :redface:
At least we were not too lonely there this time :lol:
I'll settle for a walk for Pork in this crowd any day.

Seems to be a triple points event too. Good deal for some of the guys at the top!
And, State Championship.

Did I miss any Brethren teams?
Long day here :redface:

TIM
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OVERALL

1. HomeBBQ.com
2. Skin N Bones
3. Music City Pig Pals
4. Bonesmokers
5. Firehouse BBQ
6. Munchees Smokehouse
7. Dixie D
8. Woodhouse Grill
9. Smoke N Spice BBQ
10. Wild Bunch Butt Burners
11. Gator Grates
12. Smoky Mountain Smokers
13. Piggilicious BBQ Team
14. Swamp Boys BBQ Team
15. Jerry King, Midland, TX
16. Smokin Triggers
17. Bill and the Dixie Chicks
18. Smokers Wild
19. Smokin Cracker
20. Fast Eddy BBQ
21. Junk Yard Dogs
22. EJs Bar B Que
23. Bradys Red Eyed Hogs
24. Buttrub.com
25. Billy T Foods
26. Southern Brethren
27. Smokin Butts
28. Jacks Old South
29. Over the Fence BBQ FL
30. Swamp Water Boys
31. Redneck BBQ
32. Ragin Cajin BBQ
33. Big Johns Texas BBQ
34. Rock n Roll BBQ
35. Meat Monkeys
36. Florida Boys
37. Plant City Porkers
38. Uncle Kennys BBQ
39. Over the Fence BBQ
40. Tar Heel Cookers
41. Front Street Smokehouse
42. King Pins
43. Grampas BBQ
44. Jaymer Que
45. Grandpa Johnsons
46. Hog Wild Bar B Que
47. Nicks Smoke House.com
48. Smoke on the Lakes
49. Hickabilly Hanks Smokehouse
50. All About Pork
51. New School BBQ