View Full Version : March Meat Madness!

02-21-2008, 06:27 PM
Here we go again!

It's the 3rd Occasional Backyard at the Rocke


This is a practice contest that Chris Rocke holds in the cul-de-sac in front of his home. It's a chance for us to hone our skills during the down time between contests. I'm especially looking forward to cooking with the spicewine (even if I am only cooking chicken for this one.)

We aer cooking Chicken, pork ribs, tri-tip and Anything Butt. We will have several CBJ's judging and they will also be filling out comment cards. It's a great chance to talk with judges and find out what they look for. Really a great learning experience.

Here are the teams that are participating...

Rancho Rocke BBQ
Funtime BBQ
When Pigs Fly BBQ
Smell My Butts
Yanqui Pit Boss
Big Country BBQ
Leanza's BBQ
7 Kinds Of Smoke BBQ (Formerly Carter Catering)
Road Whore BBQ
Blast Off BBQ
Auntie Shoe's Bodacious BBQ
ThrillBilly BBQ
Professional Cookers, Inc.And in addition to some awesome pies, brownies and cookies, here are the awesome prizes that have been donated:

Forschner Knives
BLQUE and Pelletheads.com have generously offered the March backyard event the following prizes for the top three teams -- i.e. Grand Champ, Reserve Champ and team no 3:

First Place -- a 12 40633 with Granton edge, $60.35 value
Second Place -- a 40812 6 wide blade with Granton edge, a $31.15 value and a 42610 6 curved blade with Granton edge, a $26.05 value
Third Place -- a 46612 6 wide blade stiff, a $22.70 valueEggs by the Bay Basket

Eggs by the Bay and Darry Smith have donated a basket full of BBQ goodies (such thing as sauces, rubs, gloves, etc) for the Grand Champ.

This promises to be a great backyard event. I encourage everyone to try and organize contests like this in your area. The neighbors love it because we always cook enough to feed them. We also get a chance to taste other teams BBQ. This almost never happens at a contest.

Check back here and we will post all developments and the contest results.

Bbq Bubba
02-21-2008, 06:37 PM
Wow, very impressive for a "practice" run. Sounds like a great time!!
We are trying to line up something like that here in April.....hopefully goes as well as your's!! :biggrin:

02-22-2008, 12:28 PM
It's really a great time and as always we thank the ROcke family and their neighbors for having us.

02-22-2008, 01:06 PM

You guys should have a great time. Hopefully Lakeside Ranch turns out well for it's first year. Wish I could do both, but Rancho Rocke is too far for practice.

02-27-2008, 12:32 PM
Can't wait for this one! It seems that I'c cooking ribs and tri-tip for the first time ever. What a way to break in the spicewine. Hope I don't destroy the tri-tip.

02-27-2008, 12:53 PM
Here are the the teams and those confrimed so far...

Rancho Rocke BBQ-Confrimed
Funtime BBQ-Confrimed
When Pigs Fly BBQ
Smell My Butts BBQ-Confrimed
Yanqui Pit Boss
4Q BBQ-Confrimed
Big Country BBQ-Confrimed
Leanza's BBQ-Confrimed
7 Kinds Of Smoke BBQ (Formerly Carter Catering)
Road Whore BBQ-Confrimed
Blast Off BBQ
Professional Cookers, Inc.-ConfrimedBring Gyro's, the "Blow-out" fattie and lots of GatorAid! Game time temps, mid 70's!

02-27-2008, 02:14 PM
Can't wait for this one! It seems that I'c cooking ribs and tri-tip for the first time ever. What a way to break in the spicewine. Hope I don't destroy the tri-tip.

You are usually the brisket man and Prof Salt is on ribs? Are you guys getting certified in other meats?

02-27-2008, 10:18 PM
Hiiiiiiyaaaaaaa.....! Can't wait for Saturday! Leanza's BBQ, a conclom of Brother, DDT, me and my son. DDT emailed me and said his nerves are shot and we havent got there yet. I dont plan on sleeping the night before but what the heck. Last year was a great time. BBQ in So. Cal is a dream come true. The people, the cooking, the neighbors, Bentley, Kelly and their dilligence. Chris Rocke, and his family made it a day that anybody who loves the idea of competition a memorable place to be. Truely, So Cali.

02-28-2008, 01:31 AM
You are usually the brisket man and Prof Salt is on ribs? Are you guys getting certified in other meats?

Yup! Salt is doing the chicken and Sylvie is doing anything but.

03-01-2008, 07:19 PM
Mista Scores a GC on his Spicewine YES Brother

03-01-2008, 08:56 PM
The Brothers represented well today. Four Q had a great team effort and a Spicewine....They won!

Professor Salt
03-01-2008, 09:00 PM
What, me and Sylvie are chopped liver? Four Q gets GC, thank you very much!

We're all very excited to get our first GC and start the 2008 season right. It feels good to get the GC monkey off our back.

03-01-2008, 09:18 PM

Grand Champion 3Q er 4Q! Fine Job!

2nd Place When Pigs Fly Dale & Tammy Ginos!


3rd Place Smell My Butts, Glen Stanley & Janice!

Leanza BBQ, Dale & Tom, a nice 4th place finish over all and a sweet 3rd in Anything Butt and 1st in Chicken!

Good day! 10 teams, 5 which had never been in a BBQ contest before, way to go everyone.

And the CBBQA BOD does not think these events are worthy of a couple hundred bucks cuz its not where they wanna spend the money,"...well there not all CBBQA members, where do we draw the line..."


03-01-2008, 09:32 PM
Mista Scores a GC on his Spicewine YES Brother
Thom meant Four Q scores GC with Sylvie, Professor and Big Mista. It was a team effort.

03-01-2008, 09:45 PM
Four Q was victorious. I was really proud of our team!

2nd Tri-tip
3rd Ribs

Full results later.

03-01-2008, 11:39 PM
Way to go, FourQ! Fear the pig in SoCal with another Spicewine!

03-02-2008, 02:01 AM
Great Job guys. Had pleasure of sampling some of the goods today. Gotta say they deserved it.

03-02-2008, 08:37 AM
Thom meant Four Q scores GC with Sylvie, Professor and Big Mista. It was a team effort.

Yes you are of course right
After talking to Neil on the phone I posted with reckless abandon the incorrect information
4Q is a team effort and no slight of any ones talents was intended
The Joy of a fellow Spicewiner overcame me
Please Forgive me

03-02-2008, 08:42 AM
Great Job Guys and Gals!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sounds like a great time was had by all.


03-02-2008, 12:40 PM
Seems like you guys had a good time, and congrats to all the teams and people who attended and participated. I wished I could have been there, but as usual when something BBQ happens in SoCal, I am at work.

03-02-2008, 03:53 PM
Congrat's Team 4 Que!!!! Sounds like it was a great day and a fun event!!

03-02-2008, 06:01 PM
First batch of pictures from the contest. Thanks Tim!


03-03-2008, 08:08 AM
More pics are up!


03-03-2008, 10:42 AM
Way to go Mista and Crew!!! I take it this time you avoided the crazy woman in the Mini Van Mod.:twisted:

03-03-2008, 11:26 AM
Yes there were no crazy women involved in this contest. Some of the turkeys looked alittle suspicious though...

03-03-2008, 12:36 PM

03-03-2008, 12:53 PM
Thank you!!! We appreciate it!

03-03-2008, 07:45 PM
Congrats to Leanza for walking as a rookie!

03-03-2008, 08:21 PM
Thanks Big Mista... I'm telling you, for sure, Brother DDT (Dale) is the force behind the good showing. We appreciate the opportunity to get in there and mix it up.

The Brethren represented!

03-04-2008, 04:26 PM
Congrats to all of y'all! Looks like a great time!

03-04-2008, 05:19 PM
It's not the cooker, it's the cooks!!!! All of you have honed your skills and now is the time to celebrate the success of your efforts!! Congrats and bask in the glory. You all deserve it!!


03-04-2008, 06:13 PM
Ya know it's funny that I took this pic with the grand prize after the turn-ins but before the awards. I was just dreaming...


And what do ya know?