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backporchbbq
07-19-2008, 07:31 PM
Ok who is going to be there, I know the list is long. Let me start, Back Porch BBQ will be there.

Sledneck
07-20-2008, 12:01 AM
R2-BQ will be there

Pig Headed
07-20-2008, 10:13 AM
Pigheaded BBQ will be there for the first time.

Tinybud
07-20-2008, 02:35 PM
Redneck Pitkrew will be there,

backporchbbq
07-20-2008, 04:11 PM
R2-BQ will be there

Sled we will actually have to say hi to eachother this time. We were right next to eachother and didn't utter a word to eachother.

Can't wait to see all the brethren at the comp.

j-dog
07-20-2008, 08:15 PM
Jumping Dog BBQ will be there, hopefully with a new sign and some new helpers.:-D

Lisa

butt head
07-20-2008, 08:25 PM
buttheadbbq will be their, and sled keep your beatch and his knifes away:eek:

MilitantSquatter
07-20-2008, 08:48 PM
buttheadbbq will be their, and sled keep your beatch and his knifes away:eek:

no fear... I'll only be slaying bees with my dull knives upon request. My focus will be on payback for my 70th place chicken after three top 10 calls that cost me a very sweet placing last year.

Umm... I mean my focus will be on assisting Sledneck win a GC :twisted:

Pig Headed
07-20-2008, 08:49 PM
So that means that Vinny is handling the chicken.

MilitantSquatter
07-20-2008, 08:52 PM
So that means that Vinny is handling the chicken.

If handling means walking the boxes to the judges tent, that's all I can hope for. I hear the judges there love some Bacon Salt on all categories and it works best dusted on right before eating.

YankeeBBQ
07-21-2008, 08:29 AM
I'll be there but I'm not sure if I signed up as Team Agave or I Smell Smoke. It's all a blurr

Sledneck
07-21-2008, 08:33 AM
If handling means walking the boxes to the judges tent, that's all I can hope for. I hear the judges there love some Bacon Salt on all categories and it works best dusted on right before eating.
shhhhhhhhhhhh don't share my secrets!:twisted:

Big Ugly's BBQ
07-21-2008, 03:30 PM
We'll be there for the first time.

butt head
07-21-2008, 04:37 PM
food fight:eek:

Sledneck
07-31-2008, 04:42 PM
Anybody know if they have team list available?

nooner
07-31-2008, 04:59 PM
Black Tie BBQ will be there

Sledneck
08-01-2008, 09:16 AM
We are getting a room sat night at the motel next to the contest. Anybody have a dinner suggestion NOT BBQ? Place for breakfast Sunday morning?

Tinybud
08-01-2008, 10:45 AM
Sled,, you staying at the country squire inn?,,, that's where we are staying,, and there is alittle cafe type place that shares their parking lot that is pretty decent for both supper and breakfast if you don't want to wander off too far.

Sledneck
08-01-2008, 10:53 AM
Sled,, you staying at the country squire inn?,,, that's where we are staying,, and there is alittle cafe type place that shares their parking lot that is pretty decent for both supper and breakfast if you don't want to wander off too far. That is the place we are staying at. Thanks.

MilitantSquatter
08-01-2008, 12:58 PM
We are getting a room sat night at the motel next to the contest. Anybody have a dinner suggestion NOT BBQ? Place for breakfast Sunday morning?


We stayed over the first year... After we cleaned up at the hotel, we ate at all Italian Restaurant/Pizza place pretty close to the hotel (possibly in BLUE BALL, PA) it may have been called Carino's ... Wasn't as good as the stuff here but it was decent and the large bowl of linguini and clam sauce hit the spot after the contest.

My wife also ate that that breakfast place in the parking lot of hotel and said it was good.

SmokeInDaEye
08-01-2008, 04:53 PM
Black Tie BBQ will be there

Looking forward to seeing you all there and congrats on last weekend's victory again!

I beleive my family is staying at the Country Squire. I'll be in the trailer.

Colin is debating doing the kids Q but may have him check it out this year and wait until next year when he's a little older.

Kirk
08-01-2008, 08:48 PM
Count the Backyard All-Stars in too (me, Jim and his daughter Kelly).
Hopefully we'll be a little more organized this time. We really had our heads up our azzes last time.:roll:
Kelly's entered in the Kid's Q this time. Can't wait to see what she comes up with.

Big George's BBQ
08-01-2008, 10:36 PM
This is our first year there and we are looking forward to it. Hopefully it will not be as hot as the others this year

moses13
08-03-2008, 10:21 PM
Black Tie BBQ will be there

Nooner.....I'll be there with my uncle's team, Pigheaded BBQ. I will have to drop by and say hi to a fellow chestercountyite.

chambeja
08-04-2008, 05:22 PM
The Chambers family will be there but only on Friday with our 2 girls giving it their best shot at the Kids Q! We're really looking forward to it and to meeting some of our new Brethren friends there! ;-D

Beth and family

Porkmeister
08-05-2008, 05:09 AM
We will be there again this year also. Hey, with the season I'm having this year score wise, Ive decided to do the cooking class on Thursday! I figured it can't hurt.

As for places to eat, there is always the Shady Maple for mass quantities on the buffet. It's not to far.

Mike

Sledneck
08-05-2008, 08:28 AM
The Chambers family will be there but only on Friday with our 2 girls giving it their best shot at the Kids Q! We're really looking forward to it and to meeting some of our new Brethren friends there! ;-D

Beth and familyMy son is doing the kids que. Look forward to meeting you

backporchbbq
08-05-2008, 11:23 PM
Sled it is almost time for the Sledcast. Can't wait to see you guys in a couple weeks.

BBQ Bandit
08-06-2008, 11:16 AM
I'll be beotchin' with WannabeBBQQueen for my first participation.

Sledneck
08-06-2008, 11:40 AM
Sled it is almost time for the Sledcast. Can't wait to see you guys in a couple weeks.It is waaaay too early and i hate to even think this but unfortunately i am feeling rain vibes.

Tinybud
08-06-2008, 01:54 PM
Sled,,, I do hope that vibe changes,,,don't need the heat like last year,, but don't need the rain either,, have head enough in the past two days...

butt head
08-06-2008, 05:18 PM
It is waaaay too early and i hate to even think this but unfortunately i am feeling rain vibes.
thats just gas:eek:

Sledneck
08-08-2008, 04:46 PM
thats just gas:eek:I think you are correct. The rain vibes have completely gone away. Still a bit early but i am going to take a stab at it..... 90* partly cloudy:biggrin:

SmokeInDaEye
08-08-2008, 04:49 PM
I think you are correct. The rain vibes have completely gone away. Still a bit early but i am going to take a stab at it..... 90 partly cloudy:biggrin:

As long as it's not like last year...180* with zero chance of shade.

BBQ Bandit
08-08-2008, 07:29 PM
It better not be as hot as it was at Yardley....

moses13
08-08-2008, 11:30 PM
As for places to eat, there is always the Shady Maple for mass quantities on the buffet. It's not to far.

Unfortunately, it is not open on Sunday. It is open for Saturday dinner tho, and we are heading there for breakfast on Friday before setting up. The AYCE breakfast is AWESOME

WannaBeBBQueen
08-09-2008, 08:10 AM
The AYCE breakfast is AWESOME

The what?? lol where is that?

Pig Headed
08-09-2008, 08:30 PM
I'm thinking he means "All You Can Eat", but then again he's never been too clear to us relatives either.

watg?
08-11-2008, 09:37 PM
Who are those guys? will be there. I will be running late, at this point it looks like I have to work on the 22nd.:icon_smil I am still looking forward to this one, its getting about time for an extended outlook Sledcast aint it?

Big George's BBQ
08-11-2008, 10:18 PM
Please do not think rain. It is bad luck

Sledneck
08-12-2008, 09:53 AM
its getting about time for an extended outlook Sledcast aint it?
SLEDCAST

Friday, Aug 22
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High: 84 °F RealFeel®: 88 °F
Rather cloudy and humid


Friday Night, Aug 22
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Low: 66 °F RealFeel®: 68 °F
Partly cloudy







Saturday, Aug 23
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High: 85 °F RealFeel®: 86 °F
Intervals of clouds and sunshine



Saturday Night, Aug 23
http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/common/images/wxicons/blue_night_bg/36.gif
Low: 66 °F RealFeel®: 70 °F
Partly cloudy

Big George's BBQ
08-12-2008, 10:45 AM
Not bad Sled. Hope it does not get hotter and hope it dpoes not rain

Sledneck
08-12-2008, 10:47 AM
Not bad Sled. Hope it does not get hotter and hope it dpoes not rain
Its not the hot, its the humidity that might be a problem:shock:

Big George's BBQ
08-12-2008, 12:15 PM
85 and humid is better than 95 or higher and humid i.e Yardly

SmokeInDaEye
08-12-2008, 12:25 PM
FYI, I just packed up an amazing selection of cigars if anyone wants to stop by for one Friday night.

butt head
08-12-2008, 03:37 PM
clint, I was just thinkin about doing that myself. now i have too:roll::lol:

SmokeInDaEye
08-12-2008, 03:48 PM
clint, I was just thinkin about doing that myself. now i have too:roll::lol:

No need, just stop by on your way to the bathrooms. I packed 20 assorted cigars from my client, Gurkha. Really nice stuff.

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
08-12-2008, 07:27 PM
No need, just stop by on your way to the bathrooms. I packed 20 assorted cigars from my client, Gurkha. Really nice stuff.

I am more of a beer drinker , but you got any that are "hand rolled"?:icon_cool

looking meeting you again, I have a story for you!
Sal

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
08-12-2008, 07:30 PM
Who are those guys? will be there. I will be running late, at this point it looks like I have to work on the 22nd.:icon_smil I am still looking forward to this one, its getting about time for an extended outlook Sledcast aint it?
I will call you in sick if that would get you out early that day!, I want some of that BBQ Spagetti you made at Landover!

SmokeInDaEye
08-12-2008, 08:26 PM
I am more of a beer drinker , but you got any that are "hand rolled"?:icon_cool

looking meeting you again, I have a story for you!
Sal

I have 3 or 4 cases of Sam Adams too I'm throwing in the trailer this weekend. For the record, Sal, you can only meet once but I getcha!:biggrin:

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
08-12-2008, 09:03 PM
I have 3 or 4 cases of Sam Adams too I'm throwing in the trailer this weekend. For the record, Sal, you can only meet once but I getcha!:biggrin:

here I go with my "outlook", but evertime "we" see each other isnt that a meeting? here is what I fount for the word meet ( boy I am really an idiot) I look forward to hanging out!! but here ya go...


1. To come upon by chance or arrangement.
2. To be present at the arrival of: met the train.
3. To be introduced to.
4. To come into conjunction with; join: where the sea meets the sky.
5. To come into the company or presence of, as for a conference.
6. To come to the notice of (the senses): There is more here than meets the eye.
7. To experience; undergo: met his fate with courage.
8. To deal with; oppose: "We have met the enemy and they are ours" Oliver Hazard Perry.
9. To cope or contend effectively with: meet each problem as it arises.
10. To come into conformity with the views, wishes, or opinions of: The firm has done its best to meet us on that point.
11. To satisfy (a need, for example); fulfill: meet all the conditions in the contract. See Synonyms at satisfy (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/satisfy).
12. To pay; settle: enough money to meet expenses.

watg?
08-12-2008, 09:20 PM
I will call you in sick if that would get you out early that day!, I want some of that BBQ Spagetti you made at Landover!



I'll do what i can brother, right now, it aint looking good:sad:

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
08-12-2008, 09:29 PM
I'll do what i can brother, right now, it aint looking good:sad:

LEAN ON ME BROTHER!!!! what I can do is what you ask me too!!!

chambeja
08-13-2008, 11:07 AM
Hey I am looking forward to meeting ya'll next Friday. Can't believe how fast August is flying by. We plan on being in New Holland early Friday for the Kids Q. I will be looking for you Sled! ;-D

See ya then
Beth and family

FireAnts
08-13-2008, 04:40 PM
Woo Hooo! Just got the email... We're going to New Holland!

butt head
08-13-2008, 04:50 PM
WOW, talk about cuttin it close- see you friday Al

Tinybud
08-17-2008, 12:06 PM
Think we need to get the Sledcast going for New Holland,,, I'm hearing too many different weather forecast,,, need the offical sledcast to know how to pack...

Pig Headed
08-17-2008, 02:10 PM
Since this is our first year there, I have a question. Do they send out an info packet informing you of your site, or do they just tell you when you get there?

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
08-17-2008, 03:37 PM
they will show you were to go when you get there. they also have a "packet" for you when you show up.

chambeja
08-17-2008, 04:19 PM
Do they do that for the Kids Q too? I know my two girls are a confirmed entry ... but we haven't received anything in the mail from the New Holland folks.

I am planning on a barbeque feast tonite! It is our last weekend for the girls to practice before the real thing!!!

See ya'll at New Holland

Beth and family

backporchbbq
08-17-2008, 05:30 PM
Can't wait for next weekend. Hopefully the weather cooperates. See you all there.

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
08-17-2008, 07:09 PM
Do they do that for the Kids Q too? I know my two girls are a confirmed entry ... but we haven't received anything in the mail from the New Holland folks.

I am planning on a barbeque feast tonite! It is our last weekend for the girls to practice before the real thing!!!

See ya'll at New Holland

Beth and family

I think the kids are given a spot as well, it isnt the same as your other spot, so you have to take everything need to another area. check with Tom or Melvin when you check in.

acorette
08-18-2008, 10:53 AM
8 Ball and the 'Que sticks won't be there. We'll be on a family vacation. We're still recovering from HVRF anyway. Maybe next year!

chambeja
08-18-2008, 05:44 PM
Thanks Bad
The husband and I aren't cooking so we will hang out with the kids... being very careful and diligent that we NOT help even a miniscule bit!!!


Beth and family

YankeeBBQ
08-19-2008, 10:39 AM
So who is bringing the clippers to shave Clint's head ?

Jorge
08-19-2008, 11:10 AM
So who is bringing the clippers to shave Clint's head ?

I hope you are bringing the video camera.

Sledneck
08-19-2008, 02:18 PM
SLEDCAST

Friday, Aug 22
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High: 82 °F RealFeel®: 81 °F
Sunny to partly cloudy


Friday Night, Aug 22
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Low: 62 °F RealFeel®: 62 °F
Partly cloudy







Saturday, Aug 23
http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/common/images/wxicons/blue_frcst_bg/04.gif
High: 85 °F RealFeel®: 85 °F
Warm with times of clouds and sun




Saturday Night, Aug 23
http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/common/images/wxicons/blue_night_bg/38.gif
Low: 65 °F RealFeel®: 64 °F
Mostly cloudy

Tinybud
08-19-2008, 03:13 PM
Now that is a good SledCast,,,, can definately handle that.

watg?
08-19-2008, 04:39 PM
Looks like I'll be leaving my raincoat at home!!:-D

butt head
08-19-2008, 04:57 PM
Looks like I'll be leaving my raincoat at home!!:-D
you do and it will rain:rolleyes:

MilitantSquatter
08-19-2008, 06:42 PM
So who is bringing the clippers to shave Clint's head ?

That would be me !!!

Blades are oiled and ready to go... Shavings too easy... I'm thinking a cool Dr. BBQ style flat top but giving him some of those goofy late 1980's style lines on the sides.

Clint - you prefer lightning bolt design or the Nike swoosh mark ?

BBQ Bandit
08-19-2008, 07:02 PM
That would be me !!!

Blades are oiled and ready to go... Shavings too easy... I'm thinking a cool Dr. BBQ style flat top but giving him some of those goofy late 1980's style lines on the sides.

Clint - you prefer lightning bolt design or the Nike swoosh mark ?



Awww come on guyz!!!! Mind if I bring a back-up? Been shaving noggins for years. There's nothing like the sensation of a freshly-sharpened straightblade after the buzz-cut.




Went to an old-school Barber... and asked him "How are you with a straightblade?" He replied... "Lost 2 customers (bleeding) this morning."

I responded... "Thats a good morning" and hopped in his chair. The warm lather and a single razor slowly curvingf down my skull... was very relaxing. That was the best shave I had. :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:


I'll bring another set of clippers... oiled and cleaned. fresh blades... and plenty of gel shaving cream!

Big George's BBQ
08-19-2008, 10:07 PM
Fay is making a left turn and not coming North

SmokeInDaEye
08-20-2008, 09:20 AM
That would be me !!!

Blades are oiled and ready to go... Shavings too easy... I'm thinking a cool Dr. BBQ style flat top but giving him some of those goofy late 1980's style lines on the sides.

Clint - you prefer lightning bolt design or the Nike swoosh mark ?

Whatcha think about this?

http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/3074598.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193CC300C081D9F47002E7BE0A11DAB4386 FC2F2C7C8503CC91E30A760B0D811297

YankeeBBQ
08-20-2008, 10:54 AM
How about instead of a swoosh putting SIDE but with a twist. left SIDE-right SIDE

Sledneck
08-20-2008, 11:09 AM
How bout his?

YankeeBBQ
08-20-2008, 11:11 AM
How bout his?

That would be acceptable LOL

Jorge
08-20-2008, 11:31 AM
That would be acceptable LOL

You going to check with Jack first, since he'll have to see that all weekend?

YankeeBBQ
08-20-2008, 11:38 AM
You going to check with Jack first, since he'll have to see that all weekend?

Oh I'm sure Jack would have fun with it. He'd tell him that must be a picture of him making his chicken !

Sledneck
08-20-2008, 11:43 AM
If anybody is in to slushy drinks the wife is bringing the Margaritaville machine. Be sure to stop by for some brain freeze

SmokeInDaEye
08-20-2008, 01:32 PM
Oh I'm sure Jack would have fun with it. He'd tell him that must be a picture of him making his chicken !

Oh joy. Just another thing to look forward to this weekend. At least the weather is going to be nice.

Jorge
08-20-2008, 01:41 PM
Oh joy. Just another thing to look forward to this weekend. At least the weather is going to be nice.

Your are packing extra sunscreen, right?

Sledneck
08-20-2008, 04:02 PM
Your are packing extra sunscreen, right?Ear plugs would be better:rolleyes:

Jacked UP BBQ
08-20-2008, 04:06 PM
If anybody is in to slushy drinks the wife is bringing the Margaritaville machine. Be sure to stop by for some brain freeze


will they have espresso in them?:icon_bigsmil

Sledneck
08-20-2008, 04:11 PM
will they have espresso in them?:icon_bigsmil
We are not that classy:cool:

Jacked UP BBQ
08-20-2008, 04:18 PM
We are not that classy:cool:

or according to you not that gay, enjoy your strawberry daq's.:redface::icon_clown

SmokeInDaEye
08-20-2008, 06:14 PM
If anybody is in to slushy drinks the wife is bringing the Margaritaville machine. Be sure to stop by for some brain freeze

Let her know my wife is delighted! I tried to buy one of those new mini tap systems for the trailer but they are $250!!! Got to keep an eye out at discount places.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41a9Ko7W3nL._SL500_AA280_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B00132J8RK/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=284507&s=kitchen)

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
08-20-2008, 07:35 PM
Let her know my wife is delighted! I tried to buy one of those new mini tap systems for the trailer but they are $250!!! Got to keep an eye out at discount places.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41a9Ko7W3nL._SL500_AA280_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B00132J8RK/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=284507&s=kitchen)

now I know I am glad to know ya!!! kinda brings a tear to my eye!

moses13
08-21-2008, 10:08 AM
I hope you are bringing the video camera.

I can pack my video camera....... with consent, I can also post video to site

Sledneck
08-21-2008, 11:13 AM
or according to you not that gay, enjoy your strawberry daq's.:redface::icon_clown

Hers the difference:

Offering other BBQ guys espresso = GAY

Offering women copious amounts of tequila disguised by ice and mix = NOT GAY

Jorge
08-21-2008, 11:19 AM
I can pack my video camera....... with consent, I can also post video to site

You have my consent:mrgreen::mrgreen:

SmokeInDaEye
08-21-2008, 01:35 PM
Hers the difference:

Offering other BBQ guys espresso = GAY

Offering women copious amounts of tequila disguised by ice and mix = NOT GAY

NTTAWWT.http://www.anchoredbygrace.com/smileys/color.gif

butt head
08-21-2008, 06:52 PM
All packed and ready to go. Did we win yet:icon_clown what times the head shave?

Westexbbq
08-21-2008, 09:33 PM
Good luck and happy trails to all who are making the trek to New Holland this weekend.
Have fun, walk often and enjoy.

Sledneck
08-21-2008, 09:35 PM
All packed and ready to go. I didnt even start packing, its gonna be a long night:cry:

MilitantSquatter
08-21-2008, 09:37 PM
Sled - I'm all set for the 5AM pickup... so we are semi-packed as far as equipment/supplies if that makes you feel better. I forgot to buy food to eat though.

Clint - Make sure you have one of these handy for my tip.. :twisted:

Tinybud
08-21-2008, 10:10 PM
Just finished packing up,, now just relaxing with a tall cold glass of iced tea,,, gonna head out early in the morning,,, everyone comin' to new holland drive safe,, and see ya tomorrow. And good luck to all.

SmokeInDaEye
08-22-2008, 12:30 AM
Sled - I'm all set for the 5AM pickup... so we are semi-packed as far as equipment/supplies if that makes you feel better. I forgot to buy food to eat though.

Clint - Make sure you have one of these handy for my tip.. :twisted:

I have no idea what that means but I"m on board

Been a really tough night but I'm packed and heading out at some point in the am. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

chambeja
08-23-2008, 07:57 AM
Hey everyone
We had a great time in New Holland. It was great meeting the guys from R2BQ. Sorry to anyone else we didn't find. My girls did the Kids Q. My youngest didn't place much to her disappointment. My oldest took First place in Beef in the 11-15 (?) age group and Reseve Champion!!! We were flabberghasted! So proud of both of them. They gave it their all. We did our level best NOT to help them at all! (Which is a great deal more than I can say of some of the parents I observed!)

All and all we had a wonderful time.
See some of you at Diamond State in October!

Beth and family

Sledneck
08-23-2008, 06:44 PM
PA Midnite Smokers GC
Who are those guys? RGC

backporchbbq
08-23-2008, 08:47 PM
Hers the difference:

Offering other BBQ guys espresso = GAY

Offering women copious amounts of tequila disguised by ice and mix = NOT GAY

Sled I have to agree with you on this one.

backporchbbq
08-23-2008, 08:52 PM
This was a great weekend. It was our first time at New Holland and the venue was great. I loved our spot. I don't think you could have asked for better weather.

Sled, Vinny, John, and Bob it was nice meeting you. Those are the names I can remember.

I know my dad, George and I had a great time. Our friend seemed to really really enjoy himself also. Hope everyone else enjoyed themselves as much as we did.

I am too tired to put in the results, if no one does it by the time I get on tomorrow I will post it. Good night everyone.

SmokeInDaEye
08-23-2008, 10:33 PM
Great, great, great contest! Six categories is always a bit of a killer, but I loved it. My neighbor was pleasant, I got me another sausage trophy, and I got to hang out with a bunch of great friends!

Pigheaded was amazing with a first chefs choice and a couple other calls, and I got to see lo b slo win in their first whole hog contest ever.

MilitantSquatter
08-23-2008, 11:25 PM
Pulled in a little while ago. A three hour drive took five.

Had a great time meeting some new Brethren, sold my trailer to BBQ Bandit and assisted Sledneck for the weekend.

All I will say is that Sledneck made some really good stuff and presented it well too. I was really dissappointed by the 48th placing. From what I saw and tasted, I thought it deserved much better than the scoresheets showed.

Congrats to all the Brethren who got calls this weekend !!

BBQchef33
08-24-2008, 12:23 AM
Great, great, great contest! Six categories is always a bit of a killer, but I loved it. My neighbor was pleasant, I got me another sausage trophy, and I got to hang out with a bunch of great friends!

Pigheaded was amazing with a first chefs choice and a couple other calls, and I got to see lo b slo win in their first whole hog contest ever.



Ummmm.... wheres the pics of the buzz cut? Wasnt there suppsoed to be a head shaving here...huh huh huh???. tx and dive held up there end... helllo....we are waiting.. :twisted::twisted::mrgreen:

Sledneck
08-24-2008, 06:09 AM
Congrats to all the Brethren teams that walked. I was thrilled to see WATG? get RGC. This is best run event I have ever been to. For those that havent been there we get set up all over a beatiful park wherever they can fit us.We are basically scattered all over the place. It is such a change from the typical conteset rows and gives it a feel like we are at a big picnic and not a contest. As usual it was great cooking with Vinny and my son Steven. Last week I got a note from Sal (Smoking Ganome) that he was bringing me a gift. The first thing thats runs through mind is that is some wacky thing that probably has to do with the number 13 or something. I get over to his site and it is an R2D2 cooler! I have one that I bring with me to contests that was a Pepsi store display but this thing was a real deal cooler . Thank You Sal it made my weekend that much better.

Black Cat BBQ
08-24-2008, 08:52 AM
That is a really cool set up!

What's the deal with 13?

BBQ Bandit
08-24-2008, 09:03 AM
~WOW!~ What an event... The weather was picture perfect for great food, friends, and BBQ!!!

Supported Swamp Pit BBQ (well... tried too) on my first "inside" look at comp BBQ as their beotch. Thank you Julie, Skip, and Rob for showing me the ropes. Only hoped for better scores.

Congrats on the Walk to the Brothers who were called!

Met several Brothers there... all were wearing smiles and giving away handshakes, welcomes, and answering any questions at the drop of a hat. Sled (and son), Vinny, SIDE, BackPorch, Butthead, SmokinGnome...
apologies to any who were victims to my fading memory. :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

PS. Vinny... thank you for the trailer. Made it home in one piece.

One side note: my clippers were not used this weekend. Made several inquiries.:eek::eek::eek:.
SIDE.... WHERE ARE YOU???? :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

ique
08-24-2008, 09:17 AM
Congrats George and Ron on great showings. Nice job on the sausage Clint...

Ron, whatcha do for Chefs?

Pig Headed
08-24-2008, 09:41 AM
Chris, my nephew Moses13 made a pecan pie. It was delicious, but appearance left a little to be desired, so we were stunned by the call. This was by far the best we've done at a comp. The weather was perfect, the venue and organizers were great and as always it was good to see old friends and meet new Brethren . BTW, Julie, I have a good pic of you in action that I can be bribed not to post.

SmokeInDaEye
08-24-2008, 09:49 AM
I was there waiting for my haircut but no one produced. I'll head to the barberchop this week.

Congrats to sal, julie and everyone else who came in 17th!

butt head
08-24-2008, 10:33 AM
another great time at new holland. scores sucked :rolleyes:. had a great time with my son in his first kids-q and he scored higher points in chicken then we did:icon_blush:. nice seeing everyone again and meeting some new brethren. at least i got a 10th in sausage(take what you can get mod.)

MilitantSquatter
08-24-2008, 10:38 AM
Here's something funny...

Sled and I turned in what amounts to the same exact food except for a potato bread bun for both sausage and chef's choice...

Don't remember the specifics but it was something like this.

Sausage (no bun): 53rd or so
Chef's Choice (w/bun) : 16th or so

watg?
08-24-2008, 11:02 AM
Congrats to all that were called. Great seeing all the Brethren. What a great contest, I concure with Sled, did he mention the showers and the pool that were available for use, along with the free breakfast. I think the organizers here would even bring you a morning paper on Saturday, but who would have time to read it.

Great job Ron and Clint!

Clint, thanks for the smoke, I had it last night with a glass of wine on the deck, very nice, thanks again!

Pig Headed
08-24-2008, 11:15 AM
Hey everyone
We had a great time in New Holland. It was great meeting the guys from R2BQ. Sorry to anyone else we didn't find. My girls did the Kids Q. My youngest didn't place much to her disappointment. My oldest took First place in Beef in the 11-15 (?) age group and Reseve Champion!!! We were flabberghasted! So proud of both of them. They gave it their all. We did our level best NOT to help them at all! (Which is a great deal more than I can say of some of the parents I observed!)Beth and family

Beth, I judged Kids Q on Friday. I had some very good entries. There was one chicken that I wish I had cooked and turned in, would have done much better.

Maybe I'll get to meet you at Dover.

Kirk
08-24-2008, 11:56 AM
Congrats everyone, I heard lots of familiar names getting called! As usual, we had a great time this weekend. Really enjoyed seeing the Brethren crew. Whoever we missed this time, we'll have to track you down next time. We're becoming more comfortable doing comps and it's leaving us more time to socialize at each event.

We were real happy to get our best result in pork to date (11th), using a sauce tip that Sled gave us, and we did ok in ribs too (15th). Our chicken that took 2nd at Yardley was only good for 45th and our brisket took a well deserved 33rd (it was a little tough) but all in all, I was happy with it.

Clint, thanks for the stogie. I didn't get a chance to smoke it yesterday but I'll be washing it down with a nice single malt tonight after I get everything cleaned up. It was nice meeting your family too.

Good seeing the R2BQ gang again (and their guest cook) and Julie and the crew. As usual, we had great neighbors. BBQ Guru, Dizzy Pig, Pequea Pullers, Team Verus and everyone else. Good to see them all again. Got to talk with Tiny a little and watg? too, but not for too long.

Speaking of watg?, it seems they had a bit of a grease fire Saturday morning and really smoked the place out. Then we heard Steve (YankeeBBQ / Team Agave) yell over and ask them how many tires they had on the fire. We were cracking up. Then he told them it smelled Italian and asked if those were Pirellis they were burning. I almost pissed myself.

My teamate has our score sheets so I can't post the full results, but I'll do so tommorow if no one has beaten me to it.

backporchbbq
08-24-2008, 12:14 PM
They called the top 15 for most of the events. If I missed anyone I apologize. Good Brethren showing.

Sausage:

16. R2-BQ
15. Mo Mo BBQ Co.
14. Who are those guys?
13. Shenandoah Q Crew
12. 3Eyz BBQ
11. Smokin S-Wine
10. Butthead BBQ
9. Redneck Pitcrew
8. Lo'-N-Slo' BBQ
7. Hog tails BBQ team
6. Free range BBQ
5. Smokey T's pit crew
4. Pig Penn BBQ
3. Peguea Pullers
2. Brique House BBQ
1. Smoke in DA Eye

Chicken:

15. Porkers in Paradise
14. Ribs Within
13. Smoke Shackers
12. Jack's Down Home
11. Redneck Pitcrew
10. Midnite Smoker
9. Dizzy Pig
8. Gypsy BBQ
7. Back Porch BBQ
6. Jumping Dog Barbecue
5. Smoke Dudes BBQ
4. Philly Blind Pig BBQ
3. Acme Brothers BBQ Team
2. Smokey Bear BBQ
1. Shenandoah Q Crew

Pork Ribs:

15. Backyard All-Stars BBQ
14. Fat Tommy's BBQ
13. Stympycoals Smokin Crew
12. Black Tie BBQ
11. Porkers in Paradise
10. Back Porch BBQ
9. Guts Smokehouse BBQ
8. Mr. Marks Barbeque
7. Lo'-N-Slo' BBQ
6. 3Eyz BBQ
5. Jack's Down Home
4. Pigheaded BBQ
3. The BBQ Guru
2. Smoken Dudes BBQ
1. Who Are Those Guys

Pork:

15. Swine Done Fine
14. Smokin' Gnome BBQ
13. Chili Dave & the Hotties
12. Smoke in DA Eye
11. Backyard All-Stars BBQ
10. Philly Pigs BBQ
9. The Nectar BBQ Co.
8. Ribs Within
7. Team Agave
6. Buttrub.com
5. The BBQ Guru
4. Back Porch BBQ
3. Jack's Down Home
2. Free Range BBQ
1. Midnite Smoker

Brisket:

15. Christmas City BBQ
14. Pigheaded BBQ
13. Lo'-N-Slo' BBQ
12. Stympycoals Smokin Crew
11. Buttrub.com
10. Team Agave
9. Jumping Dog Barbeque
8. Gypsy BBQ
7. Pig Pen BBQ
6. Dizzy Pig
5. Who Are Those Guys?
4. Guts Smokehouse BBQ
3. Smokey T's Pit Crew
2. Tarheel Smokers
1. Midnite Smoker

Chef's Choice:

15. Midnite Smoker
14. Fire Ants BBQ
13. Smokin Gnome BBQ
12. Mo Mo BBQ Co.
11. Guts Smokehouse BBQ
10. Brique House BBQ
9. Free Range BBQ
8. Lo'-N-Slo' BBQ
7. Smokey T's Pit Crew
6. Little Creek Bar-B-Cue
5. Smoken Dudes BBQ
4. Pennsylvania Porkmeister
3. Jack's Down Home
2. Jumping Dog Barbecue
1. Pigheaded BBQ

Whole Hog

5. Mo Mo BBQ Co.
4. Jack's Down Home
3. Midnite Smoker
2. 3Eyz BBQ
1. Lo'-N-Slo' BBQ

Overall:

5. Back Porch BBQ
4. The BBQ Guru
3. Jack's Down Home
2. Who Are Those Guys?
1. Midnite Smoker

Congrats to all who got called. Smoke on Brothers

Big George's BBQ
08-24-2008, 01:19 PM
What a weekend. It was great seeing people who I new and meeting new people too. This was our first time at New Holland and I would have to say that it is the best venue I have been to for a comp. Congrats to everyone there. Could not have asked for better weather. Can not wait to see everyone again
Big George's BBQ
Back Porch BBQ

moses13
08-24-2008, 02:13 PM
Chris, my nephew Moses13 made a pecan pie. It was delicious, but appearance left a little to be desired, so we were stunned by the call.

After they announced 2nd place in chef's choice, I turned to Ron and said "1st place- Pigheaded BBQ" as a goof because our pie was a goopy mess when I tried to put it in the box and 3 people had to talk me into actually turning it in and seeing what happened, since it didn't count toward KCBS. We were absolutely stunned when we got our call that we were laughing the whole way up to the stage because I was about to trash the entire thing right before turn-in.

Anyways, congrats to all who were called. It was also good to meet and see everyone this past weekend.

Clint- Thanks for the stogie on Fri night.

Brian

BBQchef33
08-24-2008, 02:29 PM
One side note: my clippers were not used this weekend. Made several inquiries.:eek::eek::eek:.
SIDE.... WHERE ARE YOU???? :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

I was there waiting for my haircut but no one produced. I'll head to the barberchop this week.

Congrats to sal, julie and everyone else who came in 17th!


Hmmmmm seems we have a bit of a discrepancy here? Does "There" mean present, but hiding behind a tree playin Peek-a-boo.....

U2CANQUE
08-24-2008, 03:45 PM
That is the infamous oh Sh** score, something that was two steps away from being branished to file 13 taking home a trophy....happens all the time....but, sounds like the bottom line above the call, was the fun that was had....congrats to all!!

Tinybud
08-24-2008, 07:04 PM
congrats to all that got calls, and I must say it was a pleasure being beside you guys at backporch,, It was a very enjoyable weekend, great weather, ,had an absolute blast.

Tinybud
08-24-2008, 07:19 PM
Another great comp at New Holland,, Had a great time, didn't get around to meet all the brethren that was there,, didn't venture around too much, had a good time talking with the gang from backporch, Good seeing Shotgun Fred around from the bbq guru.. We took a surprising 9th place in sausage, using my homemade sausage. And then an 11th in chicken. I would love to taste a first place brisket,, our brisket we thought was awesome perfectly tender, flavorful... but the scores weren't there,, not sure what they are looking for,, but oh well,, gotta keep trying. I went rather spicy on the ribs,, apparently it was a bit much. I do need allot of work on presentation,, that is one place we struggle for sure. But anyhow, all in all, a great weekend.. I gotta walk around more and meet more of ya. Congrats to all that got calls,, look for ya at the next one.

backporchbbq
08-24-2008, 07:27 PM
congrats to all that got calls, and I must say it was a pleasure being beside you guys at backporch,, It was a very enjoyable weekend, great weather, ,had an absolute blast.

Yeah it was a lot of fun being beside you Josh. Nice to meet you, see you at future comps I hope.

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
08-24-2008, 08:26 PM
I was there waiting for my haircut but no one produced. I'll head to the barberchop this week.

Congrats to sal, julie and everyone else who came in 17th!


I guess Julie and I will never live the 17th place thing down , or will we??:twisted:

Clint, Sled, George, Chris etc, what a great weekend. I may not know how to cook but I do know what a good time is! thanks!!! how about the after comp dinner,CLASSY STUFF there!!

See ya soon!

SmokeInDaEye
08-24-2008, 09:21 PM
I guess Julie and I will never live the 17th place thing down , or will we??:twisted:

Clint, Sled, George, Chris etc, what a great weekend. I may not know how to cook but I do know what a good time is! thanks!!! how about the after comp dinner,CLASSY STUFF there!!

See ya soon!

Dinner was awesome with Sled, Ganome, Julie, my crew, etc, though I could have put an all-you-can eat joint out of business!:biggrin:

So glad I made the power move to stay an extra night. As for 17th place, for some reason the score sheets started with the first category instead of overall so Sal and I had a good time figuring out why both of us finished in 17th overall (Julie/Swamp Pit were 19th in sausage but thought it was 17th). The two-peat win in sausage was awesome and it was definitely my best cook ever. Can't wait for next year!

watg?
08-24-2008, 09:26 PM
Speaking of watg?, it seems they had a bit of a grease fire Saturday morning and really smoked the place out. Then we heard Steve (YankeeBBQ / Team Agave) yell over and ask them how many tires they had on the fire. We were cracking up. Then he told them it smelled Italian and asked if those were Pirellis they were burning. I almost pissed myself.



Fortunately for us the cooker was empty at the time, but from what others have told me, grease fires ARE good! We really appreciate all the well wishes, thanks to everyone! Now, if I can only get someone to trim my chicken.:lol:

SmokeInDaEye
08-24-2008, 09:31 PM
Now, if I can only get someone to trim my chicken.:lol:

So true. Next year you're trimming my chicken too George. Jack McDavid told me I'm doing it all wrong (but at least he parked my trailer for me this year).:mrgreen:

Sledneck
08-24-2008, 09:32 PM
Speaking of watg?, it seems they had a bit of a grease fire Saturday morning and really smoked the place out. Then we heard Steve (YankeeBBQ / Team Agave) yell over and ask them how many tires they had on the fire. We were cracking up. Then he told them it smelled Italian and asked if those were Pirellis they were burning. I almost pissed myself.



Fortunately for us the cooker was empty at the time, but from what others have told me, grease fires ARE good! We really appreciate all the well wishes, thanks to everyone! Now, if I can only get someone to trim my chicken.:lol:I don't know but some guy strolled into my camp late Friday night and did mine. I think from now on I have to base my comp schedule around his. Who was that guy? :biggrin: Love ya

watg?
08-24-2008, 09:41 PM
I am complaining to Melvin, I heard some team got a member from another team drunk, then took unfair advantage of him and had him triming chicken at 1:30 AM, its a wonder he didnt lose a finger! I think the entire park should be dry to prevent such outrageous happenings.:eek::eusa_clap:confused::lol::lol::lol :

Clint, that was a smooth smoke...thanks again.

Sled, you have a great family there.

great seeing everyone.

watg?
08-24-2008, 09:42 PM
So true. Next year you're trimming my chicken too George. Jack McDavid told me I'm doing it all wrong (but at least he parked my trailer for me this year).:mrgreen:



You do a great JM!

Sledneck
08-24-2008, 10:44 PM
Here's something funny...

Sled and I turned in what amounts to the same exact food except for a potato bread bun for both sausage and chef's choice...

Don't remember the specifics but it was something like this.

Sausage (no bun): 53rd or so
Chef's Choice (w/bun) : 16th or soOther way around. It was 16th for sausage category and someplace high for chefs choice. BTW, most know of the story of when i dropped all of Vinny's chicken when taking them out of the cooker last year. Well he got payback as you can see in the photos below when he dropped a rack of ribs!:eek: It was hilarious , all kidding aside it was a really bad rack that we weren't going to even use and was a good laugh :biggrin:

Kirk
08-25-2008, 12:56 AM
...all kidding aside it was a really bad rack that we weren't going to even use and was a good laugh :biggrin:
I don't know but it looks like you guys have come up with a new way to garnish a turn in. I like it. It's quick, easy and it makes use of the materials at hand. All you have to do is pick it up with all the grass stuck to it and put in the box. Looks like you've lent a whole new meaning to the phrase "going green." :-D

Big George's BBQ
08-25-2008, 08:01 AM
Nice presentation for those ribs. Probably tasted good

WannaBeBBQueen
08-25-2008, 08:23 AM
Julie, I have a good pic of you in action that I can be bribed not to post.:eek::eusa_clap:oops: oh my what will this cost me? lol

Great weekend, even if we were at the bottom of the pack. O and I'll take 17th place for an instant mousse...lol, wasn't even going to enter. Smokin Gnomes and I can hang together we were far from DAL which is what counts...lol (I'm including a pic of my 17th place...lol:mrgreen:)

Another great contest! It was great to see old friends and meet more new ones...see everyone next year :biggrin:

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nooner
08-25-2008, 09:49 AM
Great event as usual. This was our 6th year there and it just keeps getting better and better with Melvin and the gang doing a smooth job with the entire event. I got to meet some of you there for the first time, which was cool. Our scores were definitly nothing to write home about, however the nice weather and friendly crowd made it a very memorable weekend.

Jim

Mutha Chicken BBQ
08-25-2008, 10:52 AM
Great event as usual. This was our 6th year there and it just keeps getting better and better with Melvin and the gang doing a smooth job with the entire event. I got to meet some of you there for the first time, which was cool. Our scores were definitly nothing to write home about, however the nice weather and friendly crowd made it a very memorable weekend.

Jim

Thanks for lending me the Spoon, I got a whoping 55th in Chefs Choice!!!!! And I believe we had 2 judges give us perfect 9's,1 a 9,8,8 And three judges give us like a 4,5,5 Go figure.

At least they liked the Hog!

Sledneck
08-25-2008, 11:00 AM
Thanks for lending me the Spoon, I got a whoping 55th in Chefs Choice!!!!! And I believe we had 2 judges give us perfect 9's,1 a 9,8,8 And three judges give us like a 4,5,5 Go figure.

At least they liked the Hog!
Was nice chatting with you at 3AM while the rest of the normal folks were doing that sleeping thing:biggrin:

SmokeInDaEye
08-25-2008, 11:35 AM
Did anyone notice the local TV cameraman on Friday? I thought it was Channel 11 but am not sure. Trying to find a clip of the story.

Also, here's a link to a nice write up in the local paper that include a great quote from our own Smokin' Ganome. http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/226341

...Sal Gobat, of the Shippensburg team Smokin' Gnome BBQ (motto: "Gnome More Mr. Nice Guy"), put it succinctly.

"Truly, to do this," Gobat said, "I think everybody has to have a little crazy in them."

Big Ugly's BBQ
08-25-2008, 12:09 PM
It was a good weekend, all in all. Julie and the folks at Swamp Pit were great to be next to, thanks so much for putting up with me and Casey. It was his first contest alone with Dad, so he really didn't know how to handle it. Based on the scores, neither did I.....:oops::oops::oops:

We'll be back next year, hopefully we'll see ya before then!!

Kirk
08-25-2008, 12:48 PM
I thought it was Channel 11 but am not sure.
I think it was channel 11. I saw him setting up to interview an elderly couple that was eating in front of Ed Hess's place.

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
08-25-2008, 12:56 PM
Did anyone notice the local TV cameraman on Friday? I thought it was Channel 11 but am not sure. Trying to find a clip of the story.

Also, here's a link to a nice write up in the local paper that include a great quote from our own Smokin' Ganome. http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/226341

...Sal Gobat, of the Shippensburg team Smokin' Gnome BBQ (motto: "Gnome More Mr. Nice Guy"), put it succinctly.

"Truly, to do this," Gobat said, "I think everybody has to have a little crazy in them."

now I have to change my team name to Smokin' Ganome bbq, you know it does have a g in it!! thats still funny! thanks Sled!:lol:

Kirk
08-25-2008, 12:59 PM
Click through the pictures at the beginning of the article. The last one is a link to their video coverage. The story cuts off though. Nothing too exciting, but they have Tom Chrisitine telling how he prepares ribs for vending.

This might work:
http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/18/226341/1813

Pig Headed
08-25-2008, 02:21 PM
OK Julie, here goes.:twisted:

Big George's BBQ
08-25-2008, 02:24 PM
I tried but I just could not do that.

Big Ugly's BBQ
08-25-2008, 02:41 PM
That's pretty funny, I wondered where she disappeared too after turn-in's:icon_sleepy:icon_sleepy

SmokeInDaEye
08-25-2008, 03:00 PM
OK Julie, here goes.:twisted:

At least she didn't sleep through the awards like someone who's name starts with sled and ends with neck.

Sledneck
08-25-2008, 03:10 PM
At least she didn't sleep through the awards like someone who's name starts with sled and ends with neck.Awards??? What awards? http://bestsmileys.com/sleeping/18.gif

Pig Headed
08-25-2008, 03:32 PM
I did fall asleep in the chair waiting for the awards to start.

WannaBeBBQueen
08-25-2008, 04:17 PM
too funny...you caught me :eek::eusa_clap:oops:. I was exhausted and could have cared less what my team mates were doing (ie...packing up camp...lol) But I did not sleep through awards...:biggrin:

Sledneck
08-25-2008, 04:20 PM
too funny...you caught me :eek::eusa_clap:oops:. I was exhausted and could have cared less what my team mates were doing (ie...packing up camp...lol) But I did not sleep through awards...:biggrin:Jeez thanks for waking me up, it would of been a lot less painful if you had let me sleep all the way through them:rolleyes:

WannaBeBBQueen
08-25-2008, 04:22 PM
misery loves company and I'm your number one fan :biggrin:

backporchbbq
08-25-2008, 04:59 PM
Jeez thanks for waking me up, it would of been a lot less painful if you had let me sleep all the way through them:rolleyes:

Sled if they had let you sleep through everything you would have missed the fun of packing up your camp. I know that is the most enjoyable part to me:icon_blush:. Nothing like getting no sleep and then washing pans and what not.

SmokeInDaEye
08-26-2008, 01:58 PM
Just got my pix back. Not a lot but thought this was funny. Evan is smaller than the trophy!

Skip
08-26-2008, 03:37 PM
One thing I would like to bring up.

I was told by Julie that I would be judging the Kids Q and said Great! Judging is always fun and what better then to judge and compete in the same weekend. So off I went to the judges "tent" and sat down for some Q judging. As the first box passed over for our appearance marks a terrible feeling came over me. I thought about some cute little 8 year old girl crying because some judge was mean to her....I saw a little boy asking his Mommy "Why didn't they like my food?" I found myself torn between being a good guy and not judging accordingly when I saw mistakes or tasted poor food and judging properly and how I was instructed to at my CBJ class. How could I bring myself to hit a kid with a 5? Then again how couldn't I? It was truly tough.

I do not like to coddle kids and I feel it is unfair to them to always sugar coat everything but then again a kid who put the time in and isn't as skilled as their adult counterparts doesn't deserve to be discouraged either.

I asked the table captain to check into the possibility of comment cards. I felt it would be easier for a kid to accept a low mark if they were told why they received it. Without the opportunity to understand their mistakes some might be discouraged due to the blind marking. I also heard later that some Kids Q tells you what age group you are judging which would help when placing a mark. I mean what would be a 7 for a 9 year old might actually become the 6 it should be for a 15 year old. Who knows that may even be wrong.

I had a great time judging but it wasn't as much fun as i thought it would be. I did mark nearly as tough as i would for an adult comp and still wonder if I crush some kid with the marks I gave them. I don't know what they could do to change it. I may have tainted my table after the first box. Some were commenting on the food and I interjected with how hard it was to judge critically since they were kids. Many stated they hadn't looked at it that way.....question is did they afterwards.

Any comments would be appreciated.

Kirk
08-26-2008, 04:59 PM
I could see where that would be an issue Skip. I think that's something that should be made clear at the judges meeting. If the rep doesn't bring it up, someone should ask, just so everyone's on the same page. If the all entries are being scored using consistent criteria, it's fair no matter which way they say to do it.

Sledneck
08-26-2008, 05:05 PM
One thing I would like to bring up.

I was told by Julie that I would be judging the Kids Q and said Great! Judging is always fun and what better then to judge and compete in the same weekend. So off I went to the judges "tent" and sat down for some Q judging. As the first box passed over for our appearance marks a terrible feeling came over me. I thought about some cute little 8 year old girl crying because some judge was mean to her....I saw a little boy asking his Mommy "Why didn't they like my food?" I found myself torn between being a good guy and not judging accordingly when I saw mistakes or tasted poor food and judging properly and how I was instructed to at my CBJ class. How could I bring myself to hit a kid with a 5? Then again how couldn't I? It was truly tough.

I do not like to coddle kids and I feel it is unfair to them to always sugar coat everything but then again a kid who put the time in and isn't as skilled as their adult counterparts doesn't deserve to be discouraged either.

I asked the table captain to check into the possibility of comment cards. I felt it would be easier for a kid to accept a low mark if they were told why they received it. Without the opportunity to understand their mistakes some might be discouraged due to the blind marking. I also heard later that some Kids Q tells you what age group you are judging which would help when placing a mark. I mean what would be a 7 for a 9 year old might actually become the 6 it should be for a 15 year old. Who knows that may even be wrong.

I had a great time judging but it wasn't as much fun as i thought it would be. I did mark nearly as tough as i would for an adult comp and still wonder if I crush some kid with the marks I gave them. I don't know what they could do to change it. I may have tainted my table after the first box. Some were commenting on the food and I interjected with how hard it was to judge critically since they were kids. Many stated they hadn't looked at it that way.....question is did they afterwards.

Any comments would be appreciated. Most of Stevens scores were 6,7,8, & 9's with the excepting of one judge who gave him a 944. That was a bit pathetic if you ask me considering the judge knew it was a kid. I have turned a lot worse food than he did and I have yet to receive a 4

Pig Headed
08-26-2008, 05:19 PM
I too judged the Kids Q. At the meeting, we were told to keep in mind that they were kids and that there were to be NO DQ's, but not to give all 9's either as they wouldn't learn anything that way. I may have been too soft, but I didn't give anything lower than a 7.

If my chicken was as good as the first entry I ate, I would have done much better than 33rd.

Not to stir the pot but I think that they should have the age groups seperated. What is a poor appearance for a 15 year old is different in my opinion than an 8 year old. JMHO.

backporchbbq
08-26-2008, 05:33 PM
I also judged the kids Q. I was a little easier on them but then again most of their stuff looked great at my table at least. I don't think I gave a score below a 5. I was not trying to coddle them, but I also didn't want to discourage a kid from trying it again. If they get discouraged Q will eventually die out and I would hate to see that happen. That is just how I did it, not saying it is right or wrong.

Big George's BBQ
08-27-2008, 08:57 AM
Great Pics Clint. I also judged the Kids event. I gave mostly 7/8 with a few 6/5- not many of these. Tried not to be too hard. I think a comment card would be good for this and also it would help if you knew the age group

butt head
08-27-2008, 05:49 PM
my son did his first kids-q at new holland he's 7. we talked alot about the scores beforehand he even pointed out that it took us 5 comps to get our first walk(real nice of him to remmember that:rolleyes:). he finished 11th overall and can't wait for next year. thats my son at the grill and my buddys son in front. -----sled whats ya doin with the tongs:icon_cool

SmokeInDaEye
08-27-2008, 06:00 PM
my son did his first kids-q at new holland he's 7. we talked alot about the scores beforehand he even pointed out that it took us 5 comps to get our first walk(real nice of him to remmember that:rolleyes:). he finished 11th overall and can't wait for next year. thats my son at the grill and my buddys son in front. -----sled whats ya doin with the tongs:icon_cool

Better still, what's your buddy's son doing with a can of Bud????

butt head
08-27-2008, 06:28 PM
he do'snt like light beer:-D

Sledneck
08-28-2008, 08:31 AM
Pics (http://www.theingredientstore.com/competitions/summerfest-2008/) from the makers of fab

Big George's BBQ
08-28-2008, 09:26 AM
Great Pics. Reminds me what a great weekend it was