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Harbormaster
07-31-2008, 10:53 AM
I'll be there for my first actual comp doing battle as the "Wyocena Yacht Club Q Crew". Look for the flags in my avatar.

Also, a surprise teammate and friend will (hopefully) be joining me! :-D (If not, I am so very very screwed)

Since this is my first time, I only have one thing to say: Please, please be gentle.:shock:

Papa Hogg
07-31-2008, 10:59 AM
I'll be there...

Also, a surprise teammate and friend will (hopefully) be joining me! :-D (If not, I am so very very screwed)

Any hints (PS)...is it someone that knows how to cook :wink:


Since this is my first time, I only have one thing to say: Please, please be gentle.:shock:

Isn't that what you said on your first night in prison too :eek::twisted:

Harbormaster
07-31-2008, 11:10 AM
Papa, I knew I could count on you to put a smile on my face this morning.
Yes, he (the only hint you're gonna get) can cook because God knows I have proven I can't!

But then again there was this second place I won at "A Pretty Good Barbeque"... possibly because brisket was involved and alcohol was not.

BBQ Grail
07-31-2008, 11:12 AM
If it's who I think it is. I don't think he exists any more.

tonto1117
07-31-2008, 11:17 AM
I think I have a pretty good guess who.

Papa Hogg
07-31-2008, 11:18 AM
Yes, he (the only hint you're gonna get) can cook because God knows I have proven I can't!

How in the world did you get him to compete with you...

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh211/ejstratman_2008/crutch.jpg

Ron_L
07-31-2008, 11:24 AM
Dang... We're going to be gone that weekend and won't be there to see the debut of the "Wyocena Yacht Club Q Crew" and the surprise guest. Please take lots of pictures! Especially if the surprise guest gets into the assedaleen...

:-D :-D :-D

Good luck, Clark! You too, Papa!

Divemaster
07-31-2008, 01:35 PM
Guess I'll have to leave my yacht club hat at home so there won't be any confusion!!!!

Yes, I'll be there!

Harbormaster
07-31-2008, 01:54 PM
Yes, I'll be there!
You cooking or just coming to hang out?

Divemaster
07-31-2008, 02:17 PM
You cooking or just coming to hang out?
Should have the whole team there... Just wondering when the trash talking starts....

Papa Hogg
07-31-2008, 02:51 PM
Should have the whole team there... Just wondering when the trash talking starts....

It already started Biotch...see my first post :wink:

Harbormaster
07-31-2008, 03:37 PM
Just wondering when the trash talking starts....
I would never trash talk, being a competition newb and all.




Smack talk maybe.






But don't forget I beat you in Dayton. :mrgreen:
I know, first time on a new UDS blah blah blah.8-)

PimpSmoke
07-31-2008, 07:33 PM
Maybe I should figure a way to get out to this one.

Coz
07-31-2008, 09:24 PM
We will be there for sure.We have a whole bunch of salmon chunked up to deep fry friday nite so dont be shy about grabbin a hand full.Brenda will be doing some fries also.This will be our second comp so dont worry about us.I see a penthouse to the outhouse lesson coming......

Coz
07-31-2008, 09:26 PM
I saw on another board around 35 teams entered so far

Ron_L
07-31-2008, 10:17 PM
Maybe I should figure a way to get out to this one.

As long as you find a way to visit either Racine or Menominee Falls. I need to rub your head for luck. (the one on you shoulder... :eek:)

afreemaniii
08-01-2008, 01:00 AM
Freeman Brothers BBQ will be there as well. We're trying to catch up with Coz at the top. Maybe we'll luck out and be somewhat close to each other. The salmon talk has me drooling already. Like Coz, this weill be our second comp as well, but feel free to ask for anything. We'll have plenty of beer, brats, and wings on Friday night, stop on by.

Papa Hogg
08-01-2008, 04:52 AM
As long as you find a way to visit either Racine or Menominee Falls. I need to rub your head for luck. (the one on you shoulder... :eek:)
I knew that's what you two were doing in your cot :roll:

Divemaster
08-01-2008, 08:12 AM
Only my second comp as well.... Of course we did pull a 2nd in Chicken, a 3rd in Ribs, and a 3rd overall in the first one....

But don't forget I beat you in Dayton. :mrgreen:
I know, first time on a new UDS blah blah blah.8-)

Yea, yea, yea... I'll have my regular rig this time....

I need to rub your head for luck. (the one on you shoulder... :eek:)
I'm sure glad you cleared that up............

Ron_L
08-01-2008, 01:16 PM
I knew that's what you two were doing in your cot :roll:

Didn't you hear me yell "Those aren't pillows!"?

I'm sure glad you cleared that up............

You're welcome.

Coz
08-01-2008, 10:16 PM
Figuring on the salmon after the cooks meeting..

Divemaster
08-04-2008, 09:15 AM
Figuring on the salmon after the cooks meeting..
I was thinking of trying one of Jacobs Big Burgers!

Harbormaster
08-04-2008, 10:50 AM
I was thinking of trying one of Jacobs Big Burgers! I saw something on Diners Drive-ins and Dives that I'm going to try. Y'all will jaust have to be surprised.
I'll stop by for some of that Jacob burger though. Make sure you set up close.

Divemaster
08-04-2008, 11:47 AM
Make sure you set up close.
Why, you think your going to need that much help???:lol::lol::lol:

Harbormaster
08-04-2008, 12:35 PM
Why, you think your going to need that much help???:lol::lol::lol:
The closer the day gets the more nervous I get!

Coz
08-04-2008, 04:53 PM
Clark,your not going to be any more nervous then Brenda was at our first contest :shock: She about drove me crazy...well so I am there already bfd.Team count is up to 42 I read today.

Papa Hogg
08-05-2008, 06:18 AM
The closer the day gets the more nervous I get!

Do I need to bring an extra pair of shorts for you? Or an extra brisket? :wink:

Divemaster
08-05-2008, 08:28 AM
The closer the day gets the more nervous I get!

Do I need to bring an extra pair of shorts for you? Or an extra brisket? :wink:
So many lines come to mind.....:lol:

Harbormaster
08-05-2008, 08:38 AM
Do I need to bring an extra pair of shorts for you? Or an extra brisket? :wink:
Thanks Papa, but no.
Extra brisket? You just don't let it go, do ya?
We all gonna try to set up next to each other or what? Cause I know you'll sleep in your camper and I could swipe a brisket off your cooker if I needed to. :icon_devil

Papa Hogg
08-05-2008, 11:07 AM
I could swipe a brisket off your cooker if I needed to. :icon_devil
Probably don't want to do that since I can't get my brisket to score better than 15th :roll: plus I've trained Matilda to guard the pit at night, she's a killer you know.

Coz
08-05-2008, 09:10 PM
Clarks wife told me tonite that she just loves his brisket....Didnt quite know how to take that one????

Divemaster
08-07-2008, 08:51 AM
Clarks wife told me tonite that she just loves his brisket....Didnt quite know how to take that one????
I'm just going to put my fingers in my ears.... lalalalalalalalala You can't make me hear you!!! lalalalalalalala

mjl
08-11-2008, 08:29 PM
Looking forward to see freinds old and new in Princeton. Unlike Coz and the Freemans's we will not have salmon or brats etc. However, we will have vodka, and limes, if you are in the area, feel free to stop by for a cocktail.

Matt

Coz
08-11-2008, 08:49 PM
Looking forward to see freinds old and new in Princeton. Unlike Coz and the Freemans's we will not have salmon or brats etc. However, we will have vodka, and limes, if you are in the area, feel free to stop by for a cocktail.

Matt
Dang Matt I cant drink so I gotta bring somethin :rolleyes:

Harbormaster
08-12-2008, 10:01 AM
...if you are in the area, feel free to stop by for a cocktail.
Matt
We better make sure we meet this time around.
By the way, what state is WO? :wink:

Divemaster
08-12-2008, 10:13 AM
We better make sure we meet this time around.
What time you think your going to get there... I figure if I can have the trailer loaded the night before and get out of the house on time I should roll in between 9 and 10...

By the way, what state is WO? :wink:
Isn't that the abbreviation for 'Wants Out'????

Scottie
08-12-2008, 11:20 AM
Sorta like Brett Favre... So I can believe that's what it stands for...

Ron_L
08-12-2008, 11:36 AM
Sorta like Brett Favre... So I can believe that's what it stands for...

Ooooooo... That was low.





I'm so proud of you! :biggrin:

Harbormaster
08-12-2008, 11:39 AM
What time you think your going to get there...?
Before noon is the plan. I also hope to be loaded and ready first thing. It's only about 45 min from home, so not much of a drive.

Divemaster
08-12-2008, 03:31 PM
Before noon is the plan. I also hope to be loaded and ready first thing. It's only about 45 min from home, so not much of a drive.
Good then I know about what time to start hidding....:lol:

Harbormaster
08-12-2008, 03:35 PM
Good then I know about what time to start hiding....:lol:
Why? I'm not gonna kick your a$$ until Saturday!!:mrgreen::eek:
I keed, I keeeeed!!

Divemaster
08-13-2008, 09:01 AM
Why? I'm not gonna kick your a$$ until Saturday!!:mrgreen::eek:
I keed, I keeeeed!!
We'll see... We'll see...

MRI_Guy
08-13-2008, 09:10 AM
I wish that they would plan these comps around MY schedule a bit better..........

Had to miss the Atlantics & ALMS race at RAmerica because of the Beer Tent Comp and have to miss this comp because of my vacation plans...........

next year - if the Yacht Club needs an anchor to drag them down - I'll be there.

Divemaster
08-13-2008, 09:27 AM
next year - if the Yacht Club needs an anchor to drag them down - I'll be there.
They already have an anchor.... His name is Clark.... (Ooops, did I say that out loud?)

Harbormaster
08-13-2008, 09:35 AM
They already have an anchor.... His name is Clark.... (Ooops, did I say that out loud?)
He shoots HE SCORES!!!
I'm glad we can talk smack like this. You do know that my only goal is to get all my entries turned in on time and not finish DAL in any category, right?
I'm really looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks! After the comp, you're welcome to stop by the Yacht Club for a spell, and that goes for all the Brethren that'll be there.

Divemaster
08-13-2008, 09:55 AM
He shoots HE SCORES!!!
I'm glad we can talk smack like this.
If you can't talk smack with a brother you rode from the North Side of Chicago to Dayton and back, who can you do it to???

You do know that my only goal is to get all my entries turned in on time and not finish DAL in any category, right?
Brother, that is my goal as well...

After the comp, you're welcome to stop by the Yacht Club for a spell, and that goes for all the Brethren that'll be there.
Now for that I may bring my yacht club hat! Let's look at what time we get out of there... How far are you from Cambridge? I may party with you and then go to 'Brisket Wood' to crash for the night.

Harbormaster
08-13-2008, 09:59 AM
How far are you from Cambridge? I may party with you and then go to 'Brisket Wood' to crash for the night.
I'm about half way between Princeton and Cambridge. Looks like you would normally take 73 out of Princeton back toward Cambridge, so it's a little out of your way.

Divemaster
08-13-2008, 10:34 AM
I'm about half way between Princeton and Cambridge. Looks like you would normally take 73 out of Princeton back toward Cambridge, so it's a little out of your way.
Doesn't look all that bad... May still try it (if you'll have me after I kick your butt (I hope)).

Coz
08-14-2008, 08:07 PM
I talked with Anita tonite and theres near 50 teams entered.

SMOKEHUNTERS
08-14-2008, 09:51 PM
The Smoke Hunters will be there!

Divemaster
08-15-2008, 10:13 AM
I talked with Anita tonite and theres near 50 teams entered.
Number is climbing Clark...:shock: No pressure now..:icon_smil

Papa Hogg
08-15-2008, 10:38 AM
They already have an anchor.... His name is Clark.... (Ooops, did I say that out loud?)
BWWWAAAAAAAAHHHHAAAAAAAAA...He'll have a brisket tied around his ankle.

Papa Hogg
08-15-2008, 10:40 AM
I should be there by noon...will be loaded the night before, but getting the wife & kids moving & in the truck by 10 AM is the goal.

Harbormaster
08-19-2008, 09:10 AM
It's almost here. Everybody ready?
I got rubs and sauces ready last night.
Trailer hitch on the van tonight and pick up a trailer to start getting it loaded.
Right now I'm as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

Papa Hogg
08-19-2008, 10:07 AM
Right now I'm as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

So you probably aren't sleeping that well right now...which means you should sleep like a new born baby on Friday night :wink:

Coz
08-19-2008, 09:24 PM
Clark,do you have security watching the trailer?Word on the street is the oldest known WSM is goin on the road never know they may be after it.Nervous yet....

Harbormaster
08-20-2008, 09:17 AM
So you probably aren't sleeping that well right now...which means you should sleep like a new born baby on Friday night :wink:

Clark, do you have security watching the trailer? Word on the street is the oldest known WSM is goin on the road. Never know, they may be after it. Nervous yet....

Gosh I love you guys!

Papa Hogg
08-20-2008, 11:35 AM
Gosh I love you guys!

Tick tock, tick tock...

Remember Clark it's just cooking, just like you do in your backyard, except there will be a bunch of people on Geritol who do not know anything about BBQ that you will be able to blame if you don't take a walk :rolleyes:

Divemaster
08-20-2008, 02:50 PM
Right now I'm as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

So you probably aren't sleeping that well right now...which means you should sleep like a new born baby on Friday night :wink:
He should be in great condition come Saturday morning... Remember there are the required toasts (and I don't mean bread)!!!

Clark,do you have security watching the trailer?Word on the street is the oldest known WSM is goin on the road never know they may be after it.Nervous yet....
He may just have to say up all Friday night just to make sure that it doesn't disappear!!!!

Remember Clark it's just cooking, just like you do in your backyard, except there will be a bunch of people on Geritol who do not know anything about BBQ that you will be able to blame if you don't take a walk :rolleyes:
If he doesn't take a walk or because he takes a walk?!?!?!?

Tick

Tock

Tick

Tock......

Coz
08-20-2008, 08:26 PM
Hope he didnt load the WSM yet..TICK.........TOCK.........TICK........TOCK going by The Yacht Club about 4 am tomorrow .......TICK >>>>>>TOCK.... SLEEPY YET????????????????

Coz
08-20-2008, 09:18 PM
If any one is coming in from I39 via hwy 23 thru Montello,hwy 23 is closed from 39 to Montello.The easiest way to avoid the long bypass is to catch the next exit north of 23 which is Westfield HWY J which is the only exit for Westfield.Turn Right on J which will take you to Princetons Northside hwy73 right on 73 will take you to the grounds.If any one has problems they can call my cell 608-617-8502.See ya all friday TICK TOCK>>>still nervous Clark :shock:

Papa Hogg
08-21-2008, 06:22 AM
Has anyone heard from Clark or is he curled up in the fetal postion sucking his thumb?

Harbormaster
08-21-2008, 09:44 AM
Has anyone heard from Clark or is he curled up in the fetal postion sucking his thumb?
Been a busy boy. Changed ISPs last week and it wasn't working, so I couldn't get on the net from home. Got a trailer hitch put on the van and worked on the wiring until 1:00am today.
Picking up meat today, and getting the van and trailer loaded tonight. Hopefully it will be an early bedtime.
See you all on Friday.
By the way, why is my thumb all white and wrinkly? :mrgreen:

Divemaster
08-21-2008, 11:38 AM
Been a busy boy. Got a trailer hitch put on the van and worked on the wiring until 1:00am today.
Picking up meat today, and getting the van and trailer loaded tonight. Hopefully it will be an early bedtime.
See you all on Friday.
By the way, why is my thumb all white and wrinkly? :mrgreen:
Man Clark, you mean that you haven't really tested the new hitch???? Could be we DO find that WSM in the middle of the highway! Tell me you really checked out that wiring... one mistake and you could have all kinds of problems!!!!

I sure hope that you can find all the meat you need... Heard there's been a run on brisket and pork butts... I'm sure you can find more than enough chicken wings to make up a box though... I'm also sure that you can find some ribs that only have a couple of shiners per slab....

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock... How you holding out Clark????

Harbormaster
08-24-2008, 08:05 AM
Results:

Chicken
1. 2 Fat Bikers
2. Jellyroll Jones
3. Burning Ring of Fire
4. Windy City Smokers
5. Pigs Without Blankets
6. Dr. Porkenstein
7. Nothing Knew BBQ
8. Bringin' the Heat
9. Sowbellies
10. Grill Heads

Ribs
1. Dr. Porkenstein
2. Mokey Joel/Cubby Bear
3. Bringin' the Heat
4. Stockcar BBQ
5. Cancer Sucks Chicago
6. Windy City Smokers
7. Fat Andy's Backyard BBQ
8. Sowbellies
9. Porkrastinators
10. Papa Hogg and the Piglets

Pork
1. Bringin' the Heat
2. Dr. Porkenstein
3. Jellyroll Jones
4. Grill Heads
5. Pigs Without Blankets
6. Wyocena Yacht Club Q Crew
7. Burning Ring of Fire
8. 2 Fat Bikers
9. Freeman Bothers BBQ
10. It's the Pits

Brisket
1. Porkrastinators
2. Dr. Porkenstein
3. The Smoke Hunters
4. Sowbellies
5. Wyocena Yacht Club Q Crew
6. QU Smokin Crew
7. Stock Car BBQ
8. Papa Hogg and the Piglets
9. 2 Fat Bikers
10. Cancer Sucks Chicago

Overall
GC Dr. Porkenstein
RGC Porkrastinators
3. 2 Fat Bikers
4. Jellyroll Jones
5. Bringin' the Heat
6. Windy City Smokers
7. Stock Car BBQ
8. Sowbellies
9. Papa Hogg and the Piglets
10. Cancer Sucks Chicago
11. Wyocena Yacht Club Q Crew
12. The smoke Hunters
13. Fat andy's Backyard BBQ
14. Smokey Joel/Cubby Bear
15. QU Smokin Krewe
16. Grill Heads
17. Pigs Without Blankets
18. Burning Ring od Fire
19. Freeman Brothers BBQ
20. Nothing Knew BBQ

Spydermike72
08-24-2008, 08:53 AM
Way to go Clark and Jeff!! Congrats to all the Brethren that walked!!

Bbq Bubba
08-24-2008, 11:41 AM
Way to go Clark and Jeff!! Congrats to all the Brethren that walked!!

Ditto guys!! Congrats!
Looks like Clark gets to keep his brisket title ay Jeff??? :twisted:

Coz
08-24-2008, 12:47 PM
Well starting to feel human again after some sleep.I have to figure out how to grab a few hours sleep at a contest.Lesson learned this week dont cook no skinny brisket.Had a good time with all the guys and made some new friends.39 teams actually competed.

Harbormaster
08-24-2008, 01:56 PM
Thank you all!
Pimpsmoke was my secret assistant cook, and I could not have done it without him. We looked at each other in disbelief when we got the pork call, and neither of us could get out of our chairs on the Brisket call cuz I think we both chit our britches. I'll try and get pics posted of the entries later.

BTW, my ribs finished 33rd. They were bad. I would not want to try any of the ribs that finished below ours.

It was a blessing to cook next to Divemaster and Papa Hogg. They were helpful, fun, honest, generous. In other words, they were Brethren.

Congratulations to all of the Brethren who heard their names called yesterday, and to Coz especially for an outsatnding showing.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
08-24-2008, 02:07 PM
It is great to see all the Brethren who walked. Congratulations to all.

mjl
08-24-2008, 02:17 PM
Nice work Clark, congratulations on your first ever contest. It was nice to finallly meet you on Friday. I had hoped to stop by your tent, I am not sure I have ever seen 30lbs of chicken thighs in one place before. Instead, I lost $20 dollars, and 10x as many brain cells playing Euchre with the Freeman Bros. It was nice to see you guys hit the stage, congrats again.

Matt

Smokin' Joe
08-24-2008, 02:32 PM
Congrats to all!

Harbormaster
08-24-2008, 03:39 PM
Hey Matt, I forgot you joined here and have updated the results to include you as Brethren. You had a greeat weekend!
I managed to keep my consumption of the adult beverages to 4 prior to turn ins. I think that helped me!
I'm posting pics of my turn ins. It's amazing what you can see in a pic that you can't see day of comp on one hour sleep. I know what's wrong with each entry and what to improve. (If I do this again)
If a couple of the pics look familiar, I saw pics here that I liked so much I made my entries look like them. Whoever posted those pics, thanks!
15th place chicken (Some day when we all have time I'll relate the story of the "Great 20 pounds of Chicken Thighs Debacle") The Readers Digest version: 20 lbs of thighs and we couldn't get 6 that were worth turning in.
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/harbormasterwyc/resizedchickenentry.jpg
33rd place ribs (Yes, it was a fair score)
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/harbormasterwyc/resizedribentry.jpg
6th place pork
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/harbormasterwyc/resizedporkentry.jpg
5th place brisket
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/harbormasterwyc/resizedbrisketentry.jpg

Coz
08-24-2008, 03:51 PM
Hard pressed to tell those were skinless thighs.I would have given you a lot of $$$$ for you brisket score

Divemaster
08-24-2008, 10:06 PM
Thanks to all and it was great seeing all of you that I could!!!!

All I can say is WOW!!!! This was one incredible experience and I can guarantee you that this won’t be my last! This was my first KCBS event and it was worth it.

I want to complement the organizers on event well done!

Clark, I want to thank you for being such a great sport. We gave you all the grief that we could come up with and you took it the way it was intended, all in good fun. I couldn’t be more proud of how you did and the setup you had! Looks like the ‘Oldest WSM’ still has some cooks left in her. You and Pimp made a great combination!!!

Coz, it was great seeing you again! Thanks for the salmon and congrats again on the walks.

Papa Hogg, you made a great time even better! You did great! Like I said, your going to have trouble with those two daughters of yours and you better start getting those shotguns ready!

I couldn’t have been more proud of the Brethren than when another virgin competitor started setting up across from us. Their problem started with a bad ‘not-so-easy-up’ and went on through the night. I think there were brethren around them to very late in the night. One of the team members made the comment to me that he couldn’t beleave that we would help him out as much as we did. I tried to explain that’s the way we do things but I think the actions spoke louder than words. Once again, I’m proud to be able to call you all brothers!

I think the best part was when Papa Hogg was walking down from the stage and I heard in the background “Fear the Pig! Fear the Pig!” and it continued through the GC presentation.

Just a couple of pic's... Here is the famous Wyocena Yacht Club Q Crew before the presentation of awards...
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd35/Divemaster_album/DSCF2473.jpg

They did seem to wake up when thier names were called...
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd35/Divemaster_album/DSCF2477-1.jpg

Here's Papa Hogg after one of his walks...
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd35/Divemaster_album/DSCF2475.jpg

Thanks again for all that helped and congrats to all that competed, you did us all proud!

Divemaster
08-24-2008, 10:13 PM
Looks like Clark gets to keep his brisket title ay Jeff??? :twisted:
Yea, he beat me by a whole 2.2832 points… BTW, how do you get a 5 in appearance when all the other judges gave eights and nines? Guess that’s a question for another thread.

Peteg
08-24-2008, 10:53 PM
Hey guys, I was the other "virgin competitor that" Divemaster just mentioned. I had a great time this weekend and want to thank all of you for the tremendous amount of help that you provided. The first thing I did when I got home yesterday was check out the brethren and you were right, there is a wealth of knowledge here. I was thinking as all of you guys were getting your calls, how lucky we were to be surrounded by such a successful bunch of guys. Well of course now I'm hooked now and I'm allready trying to plan our next one. I know a bunch of you are doing the Menomonie Falls comp, is anyone doing the Racine comp? Thanks again guys, I had a blast!! Pete

Harbormaster
08-24-2008, 11:04 PM
Good to hear from you so soon Pete!
I wish I could have gotten over to help you a little, but I had my hands full. Besides, Dive, Pimp, and Papa already had you under their wings. You were in good hands.
I'm going to be cooking a bunch of butts next weekend. You are welcome to come up. PM if you're interested.
I hope you had a good time. BTW, what was your team name?

Papa Hogg
08-25-2008, 07:04 AM
What a fun weekend with Brethren! Way to go Clark!!!! After all the ribbing we gave you the last couple of weeks you put us in our place with your outstanding cooking! It was a pleasure being next to you, Pimp & Jeff all weekend, we definitely had a few laughs, can't wait to do it again...

Jeff, fantastic job on your first KCBS comp & I look forward to going head to head with you again in the Falls in a few weeks, 7th overall, very impressive!

Harbor, Dive & Pimp you are all TRUE embassadors of BBQ, whether it was Clark talking to the crowd about his extrodinary collection of WSM's & explaining that yes you to can cook BBQ in your backyard & can get started with a WSM for a reasonable price, although I couldn't figure out why you were telling people that they would never ever find a WSM on Craig's list :wink: To Pimp & Jeff helping out the Smoke Syndicate with the issues that they were having in their first contest & working the crowd also, great job guys you make another brethren very proud to be associated with you guys!

Pete I will be at the Falls & in Racine, if you can do one I would probably suggest Racine, it is a bit different than other comps in that you get to stay at the Zoo & hearing the lion roar at 2 AM is a treat, it is on the shores of Lake Michigan & in my opinion it is well run, hope to see you there! PM me with your email address & I can send you the entry form if you want.

Once again congrats to all the brothers that took walks!

Peteg
08-25-2008, 07:06 AM
Thanks Clark! I'll let you know if I'm able to make it up next weekend. I'm planning on putting some tuning plates in my pit on Saturday. I noticed that was how you had yours set up and couldn't help but think that that was a pretty good idea. BTW, our team was "The Smoke Syndicate", we finnished 27 overall. As Papa Hogg mentioned, it's better than DAL. The two categories that my teamate and I were really there to compete in, (Ribs & Chix) we got 19th & 21st respectively. All in all I'm fairly happy with that for first comp and I think we both picked up a ton of knowledge as far as what the judges are looking for and how to get our product to that level. Pete

PimpSmoke
08-25-2008, 07:39 AM
I had a blast this weekend, even though I consumed a little too much alcohol.

You guy's all exhibit what it means to me to be a Brother.

I think what I got the biggest kick out of was when someone would say, "I wish I woulda thought to bring...", and across the way from Jeff we hear "I got one", hilarious. You coulda asked for the hubcap to a 94 Bonneville and he probably would have had it.

Smoke Syndicate (or wannabe illuminati) J/K, you guys have what it takes to be successful already, your friendship. Beyond the fanciest cooker and all the sponsor money in the world, nothing beats that. As long as you are making relationships and sharing the love of the Q, you are doing excellent in my book. Keep it up!

Looking forward to Racine!!

Divemaster
08-25-2008, 09:14 AM
Hey guys, I was the other "virgin competitor that" Divemaster just mentioned. I had a great time this weekend and want to thank all of you for the tremendous amount of help that you provided. The first thing I did when I got home yesterday was check out the brethren and you were right, there is a wealth of knowledge here. I was thinking as all of you guys were getting your calls, how lucky we were to be surrounded by such a successful bunch of guys. Well of course now I'm hooked now and I'm allready trying to plan our next one. I know a bunch of you are doing the Menomonie Falls comp, is anyone doing the Racine comp? Thanks again guys, I had a blast!! Pete
Glad you made it here! Trust me, the knowledge is open to all, just remember that with knowledge comes responsiblity, and that is to pass it on to others!

I'm going to be cooking a bunch of butts next weekend. You are welcome to come up. PM if you're interested.
Pete, take him up on it, he kicked my butt.... (punn intended)

What a fun weekend with Brethren! Way to go Clark!!!! After all the ribbing we gave you the last couple of weeks you put us in our place with your outstanding cooking! It was a pleasure being next to you, Pimp & Jeff all weekend, we definitely had a few laughs, can't wait to do it again...

I'm looking forward to it too!

Jeff, fantastic job on your first KCBS comp & I look forward to going head to head with you again in the Falls in a few weeks, 7th overall, very impressive!
Thanks, knowing that I had brothers there to cover my back made it alot easier!

Harbor, Dive & Pimp you are all TRUE embassadors of BBQ, whether it was Clark talking to the crowd about his extrodinary collection of WSM's & explaining that yes you to can cook BBQ in your backyard & can get started with a WSM for a reasonable price, although I couldn't figure out why you were telling people that they would never ever find a WSM on Craig's list :wink: To Pimp & Jeff helping out the Smoke Syndicate with the issues that they were having in their first contest & working the crowd also, great job guys you make another brethren very proud to be associated with you guys!
I seem to recall you doing a fair amount of talking to the people too. I also was thinking about the prices that Clark was saying and remembering that he only paid like $20 for one of his.... Interesting, very interesting...:lol:


Pete I will be at the Falls & in Racine, if you can do one I would probably suggest Racine, it is a bit different than other comps in that you get to stay at the Zoo & hearing the lion roar at 2 AM is a treat, it is on the shores of Lake Michigan & in my opinion it is well run, hope to see you there! PM me with your email address & I can send you the entry form if you want.
I agree that if you can only do one of the two, Racine would be the one. It's a very cool setup!

I'm planning on putting some tuning plates in my pit on Saturday. I noticed that was how you had yours set up and couldn't help but think that that was a pretty good idea.
Do a search and you may find more modifications (or mods) that would work for you. There is a TON of knowledge here and more than enough people willing to answer your questions.

BTW, our team was "The Smoke Syndicate", we finnished 27 overall. As Papa Hogg mentioned, it's better than DAL. The two categories that my teamate and I were really there to compete in, (Ribs & Chix) we got 19th & 21st respectively. All in all I'm fairly happy with that for first comp and I think we both picked up a ton of knowledge as far as what the judges are looking for and how to get our product to that level. Pete
Avoiding the dredded DAL and 13th place chicken is always my goal. You guys did great! Just do me a favor and shut off the alarm on that damn remote thermo!!!!! (j/k... maybe lol)

I think what I got the biggest kick out of was when someone would say, "I wish I woulda thought to bring...", and across the way from Jeff we hear "I got one", hilarious. You coulda asked for the hubcap to a 94 Bonneville and he probably would have had it.
Sorry, no 94... but I do have one to a 93... Really....

Smoke Syndicate (or wannabe illuminati) J/K, you guys have what it takes to be successful already, your friendship. Beyond the fanciest cooker and all the sponsor money in the world, nothing beats that. As long as you are making relationships and sharing the love of the Q, you are doing excellent in my book. Keep it up!
Truer words have not been spoken!

afreemaniii
08-25-2008, 09:28 AM
It was a great weekend. Clark, it was nice seeing you again and watching you get two walks your first time out. Like Matt, I didn't get a chance to come over and see you setup, but it obivously worked. We will definitely do Princeton again next year. We will also be doing the Big Pig Gig in Menomonee Falls this year. Here's hoping we find an edible piece of brisket to turn in. We could have been closer to you in the overall if we hadn't found the 38th place brisket in our cooker. Oh well, more practice to come.

Harbormaster
08-25-2008, 10:07 AM
One of the things I learned this weekend is that the people who cook at comps are the nicest people in the world, and it's disappointing that there's so much work to do on your own cooking that there is not enough time to sit down and visit with people you would really like to.
I too would have liked to have spent some time getting to know the Freeman Brothers, Smoke Syndicate, and Matt from Jellyroll, as well as many others. A great showing by everybody though.
Unfortunately I will not be able to make Racine (that's the last weekend of September, right?). I will be cooking my award winning pulled pork (God I love typing that!) for our churches one-year anniversary celebration.

Pimpsmoke said:
I think what I got the biggest kick out of was when someone would say, "I wish I woulda thought to bring...", and across the way from Jeff we hear "I got one", hilarious.
Allow me to elaborate. at about 2:00 am Saturday, I'm trying to get some sleep and someone says "Hey, anyone got a potato?" and Divemaster chimes in "Yeah! Just a sec!"
I laid there smiling like an idiot and shook my head in disbelief.

Divemaster
08-26-2008, 09:06 AM
Allow me to elaborate. at about 2:00 am Saturday, I'm trying to get some sleep and someone says "Hey, anyone got a potato?" and Divemaster chimes in "Yeah! Just a sec!"
I laid there smiling like an idiot and shook my head in disbelief.
What happened was that one of my guys backed out the last minute and I had an extra potato from dinner (uncooked)... Heck, if he had asked nice I had an extra steak too!

Ron_L
08-28-2008, 09:15 PM
I sounds like you guys had a great time! Congrats to all of the brethren, but especially to the new guys! Great job,Clark and Pimpy and to Pete too.

We'll be joining the fun in Menomonee Falls and Racine.