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BBQchef33
09-29-2008, 10:55 PM
Well guys..

its neaqrly midnight. Muzzlebrake is on his way here, the trailer is packed and I'm sitting here wondering what I forgot.

In 5 hours we leave Long Island for a 1250 mile trip to KC for the Royal. We're doing the invitaitonal and the open, and being a first timer for a contest like this, I am thorougly prepared for a spankin. :redface: But hey, as we preach here.. "On Any Given Day"...

So, I hope im blessed with the same Mojo that we had for our very first contest 4 years ago when Parrothead and I walked in 3 catagories and GC'ed our first time out...... but thats alot to ask, so I'll settle for anywhere above DAL. :cool::icon_smil

Itinerary, Me, Muzzlebrake and Speedo(Danny) leave here at 5AM, Derive a little beyond halfway and then find a hotel, finish up Wednesday and hopefully pull into the royal grounds sometime late Wednesday. Jorge is driving up from TX on Wed, and my son James, MilitantSquatter and Yakfishingfool fly in on thursday and meet us at spot 928. Bigdog arrives on Friday. Then we do the 2 contests, and the guys fly out on Monday. Shawn, Danny and I are driving back and leaving the trailer IN KC. In 3 weeks we leave NY and drive down to Lynchburg(950 miles) for the Jack. HoDedo hauls the trailer from KC and meets us at the Jack. (saving us 2000 miles of trialer hauling). We leave NY on Wednesday and pul into the jack on Thursday. Vinny, Scott and James fly down Thursday and fly out Sunday, while we stop in nashville and hang for a day before heading back Monday or Tues.

So, in 5 hours the journey begins.. over 4000 miles in 3 weeks.. Im spooked and psyched at the same time. If anyone would have told me 4 years ago I'd leave the backyard to be doing this, I would have laughed.. But I guess fate was decided when we named the group....

"The BBQ Brethren.. From the Backyard to the American Royal!"

Wish us luck guys.. We're GOIN IN!!

:eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap

Rookie'48
09-29-2008, 11:07 PM
I'll see youse guys Friday evening.






Oh, yeah ..... GOOD LUCK !!!!!

Jeff_in_KC
09-29-2008, 11:31 PM
Holy hell, Phil! You're insane bro! You got my vote for the hardest of the hard core! You up for a poker game Thursday night or are you fools gonna be sleeping? :lol:

EDIT: Hey Phil, it just occurred to me that I've been feeling sorry for myself that I have to work the next two and a half days... then I read your thread about long 1200 mile road trips with gasoline over $3 per gallon and I'm more than happy to just go to work and relax until the Royal. Thanks for providing perspective! :wink:

Qcrue2U
09-30-2008, 02:54 AM
Holy Crap!!! Thats a lot of miles!!!!

GOOD LUCK to the TEAM!!!

scottyd
09-30-2008, 04:56 AM
Good luck Phil, see you at the Royal. Scotty D

Black Cat BBQ
09-30-2008, 05:26 AM
GOOD LUCK!!! That is some serious team work.


One day we hope to be in your shoes!!!

Smokin Gator
09-30-2008, 06:20 AM
Best of luck and safe travels brother!!

timzcardz
09-30-2008, 06:25 AM
Phil, et al, GOOD LUCK!

I couldn't think of a nicer guy and a better group that I would like to see do this than you.

You are an inspiration, and deserve to win. Win or not though, I know that you are having the time of your life doing this with you son, and that's the way it should be.

So as you always do, make us Brethren proud.

U2CANQUE
09-30-2008, 06:29 AM
Represent well and have a blast!!!

BBQchef33
09-30-2008, 06:44 AM
thanks guys.....

we started out perfect!!

I overslept an hour and shawn and danny finished loading the trailer and hooked it up. Then decided it was a good idea to call and wake me. :)

But we be on the road, on the Cross bronx expressway actually.. with traffic, we should be off of this road by say...........

thursday.

MilitantSquatter
09-30-2008, 06:54 AM
I can't wait... I've had a lot of nice experiences in my life but I think these being a part of these two events may end up being up right up there.

Reality began kicking in for me on Sunday when I dropped of supplies to load in the trailer. I think we're prepared as we can be and we've got a great team that has now effectively worked together for several contests.

While Phil might be prepared for a spankin', I told him that I'm prepared for a few top 10's to balance out our mojo.

I'm heading out Thurs morning at 5AM.

I look forward to meeting any familiar and new faces.

Jeff_in_KC
09-30-2008, 07:09 AM
Look forward to meeting you in person, Vinny!

goodsmokebbq
09-30-2008, 07:11 AM
You guys are going to have a blast, Good luck!!!

watg?
09-30-2008, 07:12 AM
The best of luck and safe travels to all the Brethren members.

timzcardz
09-30-2008, 07:22 AM
But we be on the road, on the Cross bronx expressway actually.. with traffic, we should be off of this road by say...........

thursday.

Nice to hear that traffic is light today! :-P


And remember, if there are no pics, it never happened.

WannaBeBBQueen
09-30-2008, 07:25 AM
Just spoke to Phil and they made it over the GW with no traffic :eek::biggrin:...I told him not to use all his miracles in one day:eusa_clap..he might need them:biggrin:...lol

Good luck guys...do it up Brethren style!!:mrgreen:

smknwhlswife
09-30-2008, 07:35 AM
Looking forward to seeing you guys! Travel safe and we will see you here in KC in a couple of days.

YankeeBBQ
09-30-2008, 07:36 AM
My team hits the road this afternoon too. Be careful on the road Phil and if you get board you can count the number of Cracker Barrel and Waffle House restaurants on the way. That should keep you busy.

Roo-B-Q'N
09-30-2008, 07:38 AM
Good Luck Brethren. To bad you couldn't have brought along a camera and made a movie of the travels. The BBQ Brethren Project with bouncing shots and out of breath commentary. (Blair Witch Project mod).
Looking forward to seeing you guys again on Friday and meeting a few Brothers. Drive Safely.

HoDeDo
09-30-2008, 07:41 AM
Ok guys, We'll see you in KC! Travel safe!

Bigdog
09-30-2008, 07:44 AM
My team hits the road this afternoon too. Be careful on the road Phil and if you get board you can count the number of Cracker Barrel and Waffle House restaurants on the way. That should keep you busy.

Or if you are traveling I-70 through Missouri, you can count to number of porn shops. :eek: And if you are really bored, you can stop and pick up some "reading" material. :twisted:

At any rate, drive safe fellers and I'll see ya Friday evening.

WannaBeBBQueen
09-30-2008, 07:45 AM
To bad you couldn't have brought along a camera and made a movie of the travels. The BBQ Brethren Project with bouncing shots and out of breath commentary. (Blair Witch Project mod).
Looking forward to seeing you guys again on Friday and meeting a few Brothers. Drive Safely.

I think you spoke too soon Tom...from what I understand the project is underway :biggrin:

Ron_L
09-30-2008, 07:59 AM
Drive carefully! Good luck at the Royal! We're all proud of you.

If any of you are driving through the Chicago area and need anything just let me know. I can PM you my cell number just in case.

Stoke&Smoke
09-30-2008, 08:07 AM
Just reading this thread is awesome. Can't wait to see whatever photos or footage result! Either way, good luck guys in both contests! It's very cool to see that brethren from different parts of the country are teaming up together to take on the two most prestigious events in the comp world!

Good luck to all of you!

Jorge
09-30-2008, 08:09 AM
Drive carefully! Good luck at the Royal! We're all proud of you.

If any of you are driving through the Chicago area and need anything just let me know. I can PM you my cell number just in case.


If we don't tell Phil that it's out of the way, maybe he could pick up some beefs:twisted:

lunchlady
09-30-2008, 08:10 AM
HAVE AT IT!!... safe travelling everyone...

remember, you're there because you deserve to be there and -
if you forgot it, you can probably buy it :>

GOOD LUCK at the Royal and we'll see you when you get to TENNESSEE!!

jbrink01
09-30-2008, 08:11 AM
I am very near Warrenton Missouri on I-70 if you need anything.

BBQ_MAFIA
09-30-2008, 08:12 AM
Good luck to all of you. I know you are all are going to have a great time.

MrSmoker
09-30-2008, 08:22 AM
Good luck Brothers and drive careful. I know you will make us proud to be Brethren.

YankeeBBQ
09-30-2008, 08:32 AM
If we don't tell Phil that it's out of the way, maybe he could pick up some beefs:twisted:

Now your talkin !

paydabill
09-30-2008, 08:48 AM
Good luck to all - also a big good luck to everyone competiting this weekend.

Scottie
09-30-2008, 09:14 AM
Now your talkin !


Just remember that you would of had them... Diva as well... But youse guys aren't going to Gallatin.... :twisted:

Good luck bud. Have a Harpoon for me...

bruskee
09-30-2008, 09:50 AM
Good luck and drive safely.. We'll be there Friday Morning, look forward to meeting as many as I can..

Till then !

Scot

Jorge
09-30-2008, 09:54 AM
Just remember that you would of had them... Diva as well... But youse guys aren't going to Gallatin.... :twisted:

Good luck bud. Have a Harpoon for me...

I'm almost tempted to start working the phones to guarantee a Sun Drop shortage:twisted:

tommykendall
09-30-2008, 10:03 AM
Best of luck poop n crew.

big brother smoke
09-30-2008, 10:07 AM
Make sure you guys look decent when you go to the stage, please (i.e. hair is combed, no plumbers cracks, etc.):biggrin:!

Westexbbq
09-30-2008, 10:17 AM
Happy trails to all,
good luck, have fun and drive safely.

K I N G P I N
09-30-2008, 10:27 AM
Best of luck guys, do the BRETHREN proud.......

Scottie
09-30-2008, 10:48 AM
I'm almost tempted to start working the phones to guarantee a Sun Drop shortage:twisted:

I'm like one of those compounds out in Idaho... I have enough BBQ supplies, Jack and Sun Drop to last through a nuclear war... I started digging a new bunker in my back forty for more supplies... :roll:

spicewine
09-30-2008, 11:26 AM
See Ya Thursday. Don't forget we have a " No Reach Around Zone " 20' around the paremeter of Site # 826 8-)

YankeeBBQ
09-30-2008, 11:28 AM
See Ya Thursday. Don't forget we have a " No Reach Around Zone " 20' around the paremeter of Site # 826 8-)

As long as there's no ban on 'Tea Bagging' Phil will be happy

smokincracker
09-30-2008, 11:50 AM
Be safe Phil
I know I will be safe on site # 826 no reach arounds???
See you Thursday

Sledneck
09-30-2008, 11:50 AM
Cant wait to see everybody Friday night!

Professor Salt
09-30-2008, 11:52 AM
Good luck to alla yuz heading to the big show.

we'll smoke u
09-30-2008, 11:57 AM
Look forward to seeing you agian Phil see you guy's at the Royal. Have a safe one

Jorge
09-30-2008, 12:00 PM
As long as there's no ban on 'Tea Bagging' Phil will be happy

Your spot is closer.....:eek:

Yakfishingfool
09-30-2008, 12:12 PM
I'm nervously excited and plan on leaving at 3 am thursday. 1.2 hours to the airport, check in, etc for a 6 am flight. Will bein KC by 10am, waiting for Vinny and James. Got reading amterial already, no, no boobie porn ;) Looking really forward to this. Just talked to phil and Sean and they are in Pennsylvania, about 400 miles out form the hotel. Scott

Solidkick
09-30-2008, 12:20 PM
"The BBQ Brethren.. From the Backyard to the American Royal!"
And then the Jack!
Wish us luck guys.. We're GOIN IN!!

We were one of the first original teams here on the site back in 2004. I used to have to re-charge my cell phone in between calls because I'd get calls from just about every regular back in those days.
It was Phil's dream for one of us to go from the backyard to the American Royal.
This year, it's happened to a great many of us. We've come a long way my brother!
We'll see you there! I hope we all do well!
And I wish our brother KCQuer was still with us.......

Dale P
09-30-2008, 12:45 PM
PBs wishing everyone good luck. Have a safe trip.

CTSmokehouse
09-30-2008, 01:00 PM
Best Wishes Phil et al!!! Have a great time at the AR!!!

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

Ron_L
09-30-2008, 03:38 PM
And I wish our brother KCQuer was still with us.......


He is, Kick. And he's wearing a huge smile.

jbrink01
09-30-2008, 03:44 PM
I'm like one of those compounds out in Idaho... I have enough BBQ supplies, Jack and Sun Drop to last through a nuclear war... I started digging a new bunker in my back forty for more supplies... :roll:

They bottle Sundrop about 6 miles from my house here in good old Missouri. Holler if you ever get into a bind, or swing south 10 miles from I-70 next time your headed toward KC.

Now, 1843 and Sundrop, that's a highway!

BigBarry
09-30-2008, 04:16 PM
Wow!!! Good luck Poobah and the Brethren Crew!!! Represent us well guys!

Coz
09-30-2008, 05:41 PM
Lookin forward to meetin as many as possible friday and Saturday.

The_Kapn
09-30-2008, 06:50 PM
Sounds like a Brethren Road Trip for the books.

Phil (and all),

Here is wishing you a great trip, great cooking, and even greater luck with the judges.

Have a grand time and keep us posted.

TIM

BBQchef33
09-30-2008, 06:57 PM
730 down and 120 miles to go to the hotel in richmond indiana. some observations.

13 cracker barrels
21 waffle houses

there are more black cars on the road than any other color and a ram 2500 hemi pulls a 6000lb trailer a world of difference apart from an escalade.

An escalade gets 11MPG while pulling, a RAM 2500 hemi gets 6.

gas is real cheap here compared to NY. :)

Long Island developers have not built on EVERY piece of green on the planet. Thats the predominant color in Ohio. I promise not to tell.

we planned on taking pictures of every "welcome to" sign as we crossed a state line.

the first was jersey and we forgot.

then came Pennsylvania and i took it.. but dont have a camera cable to uload it.. so we used this one

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/America%20Royal%202008%20-%20RoadTrip/STA71396.jpg


and switched to dannys camera for the rest of the pictures.


then we crossed into West virginia. I tool a picture of the sign, and just as we went under it, the truck bounced and I got this.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/America%20Royal%202008%20-%20RoadTrip/STA71393.jpg


but luckily danny took one.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/America%20Royal%202008%20-%20RoadTrip/STA71391.jpg

but were not sure what that reall says, so we are going with this one. Notice the authenticity behind it.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/America%20Royal%202008%20-%20RoadTrip/STA71404.jpg


shortly after, we tried for Ohio, it was then we realized that it aint gonna happen. So we said farkit and went with this one. WE couldnt even get that one right.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/America%20Royal%202008%20-%20RoadTrip/STA71400.jpg



we stopped at this placve on the side of the road in Ohio... said 'best pizza... best sandwiches, enuf said'.. so being from NY, I of course believed them and got me some...

its been 90 minutes... Um.. ok.. yeah... enuf said....

i wanted Shawn to pull over so i can digestively pollute a creek for revenge, but he wouldnt...

Mental note for future trips... .. don't travel with environmentalists.

no pics, didnt happen... (http://http://s117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/America%20Royal%202008%20-%20RoadTrip/)

CTSmokehouse
09-30-2008, 07:35 PM
Glad you are having fun!!

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

DeanC
09-30-2008, 07:35 PM
Drive safe guys, see you at the Royal. We are hauling the RV out tomorrow morning.

KC_Bobby
09-30-2008, 09:23 PM
Just finished loading my cargo. Only thing left is get the pork and chicken, and pack the coolers! I am ready. See ya'll Thursday night.

Dustaway
09-30-2008, 09:29 PM
Thanks for the update boys question who gets to spoon with phil tonight??

Irrad8
09-30-2008, 09:30 PM
Best of luck to everyone. Hopefully next year we'll make it.

Jeff_in_KC
09-30-2008, 09:47 PM
Be safe Phil
I know I will be safe on site # 826 no reach arounds???
See you Thursday

Jimmy, Jay meant no reach around's OUTSIDE of a 20 foot radius of site 826. Everything within is fair game once Phil gets there.

jbrink01
10-01-2008, 08:10 AM
When travelling through the greater St. Louis area today, DO NOT stop at Super Smokers or Bandannas BBQ. You will be sorry!!!! QT's are great fuel stops, and take 255 / 270 / 370 around the north side of St. Louis.

Jaberwabee
10-01-2008, 08:45 AM
Hope to see you there.

Big George's BBQ
10-01-2008, 09:10 AM
Wow. Have a great ands safe trip. Definately have fun. Keep posting those fantastic Pics

BBQchef33
10-01-2008, 09:53 AM
just drove thru Indianapolis and stopping for breakfast. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz_mwWjoGdE) Will post more later.

Midnight Smoke
10-01-2008, 09:54 AM
Everyone have a safe and fun trip. It sounds like you already are! Best of luck to all of you!

Jorge
10-01-2008, 10:03 AM
I'm out of here.:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

QansasjayhawQ
10-01-2008, 10:20 AM
Best of luck to EVERYONE who is headed this way - be careful out there on the road!

I hope to meet a lot of you this weekend.

spicewine
10-01-2008, 05:33 PM
Pooh, Muzzelbrake and Speedo just left my shop. Gave them the Grand Tour and even gave them a little filth from the shop to take with them. Fredbird and Mrs. Baggs stopped in to see them off. Just 2 hours to KC.

See you all tommorrow.

Spice

Bentley
10-01-2008, 06:06 PM
What an exciting time for BBQ folks! Hope my team gets back again one day! Best of luck to all, if you see my buddy Larry of BLQ BBQ say hi!

SmokeInDaEye
10-01-2008, 06:18 PM
Good luck all and represent us well! I hope to make it one day.

Forney
10-01-2008, 06:22 PM
Good luck everyone! Have fun and be safe!

ov1
10-01-2008, 06:56 PM
Best of luck and safe travels to everyone!

Ottie
The Flying Burritos

Irrad8
10-01-2008, 09:59 PM
anybody setting up a web cam at the Royal?

KC_Bobby
10-01-2008, 10:08 PM
speaking of cams ... did a time ever get picked for the Brethren picture? I kinda remember a 5:00 on Friday time.

BBQchef33
10-01-2008, 11:03 PM
yeah, 5pm, friday is set for a group picture.

i have a webcm in the trailer.. will see if I can set it up.

Big George's BBQ
10-02-2008, 06:08 AM
That would be cool. Would be nice to see the people I have met on this site. Would love to be there. Hopefully in the future I will jhave that opportunity

Arlin_MacRae
10-02-2008, 08:42 AM
yeah, 5pm, friday is set for a group picture.

i have a webcm in the trailer.. will see if I can set it up.

Doesn't that violate the rule that what goes on in the trailer STAYS in the trailer??? :twisted:

Sledneck
10-02-2008, 09:00 AM
i have a webcm in the trailer.. will see if I can set it up.Viagra!!

KC_Bobby
10-02-2008, 09:11 AM
yeah, 5pm, friday is set for a group picture.


At ya trailer?

Solidkick
10-02-2008, 10:48 AM
headed out shortly! C ya there!

Cabntmkr1
10-02-2008, 11:24 AM
When travelling through the greater St. Louis area today, DO NOT stop at Super Smokers or Bandannas BBQ. You will be sorry!!!! QT's are great fuel stops, and take 255 / 270 / 370 around the north side of St. Louis.
And for safety's sake... don't stop for ANYTHING in East St. Louis.:eek:
If you have to stop, do it on the Missouri side of St. Louie...
Have a great time and very safe trip!
Wish I could make it up to KC this weekend.
Maybe next year.

Porky
10-02-2008, 12:21 PM
Travel safely and have a great time.

Transformer BBQ
10-02-2008, 12:51 PM
Heading to the airport right now to visit my brother in STL, will be in KC before lunch tomorrow... see everyone then.
-B

Todd Ras
10-02-2008, 01:20 PM
Just wanted to stop in and wish everyone safe travels and good luck this weekend. I had a chance to cook for a team down there this weekend (they are about the party and not about the comp) so I decided not to do it and I'm regreting it right now.

Everybody have fun and enjoy our great city of Kansas City!!

bruskee
10-02-2008, 02:01 PM
We'll either pull out tonight, or early in the morning..

Travel safe, we'll see ya soon

U2CANQUE
10-02-2008, 03:59 PM
:eusa_clapAnd for safety's sake... don't stop for ANYTHING in East St. Louis.:eek:

oh, come on, what is wrong with adding a little adventure to life.....it is safe by the Casino Queen....used to live on 25th and State....added character....

DaChief
10-02-2008, 04:32 PM
I'm confirmed. HAVE to make a business trip to Warrensburg tomorrow :biggrin::biggrin: so i will see everyone tomorrow pm. Got a room at the Hilton President that I believe is pretty close.

Arlin_MacRae
10-02-2008, 04:37 PM
I'm confirmed. HAVE to make a business trip to Warrensburg tomorrow :biggrin::biggrin: so i will see everyone tomorrow pm. Got a room at the Hilton President that I believe is pretty close.


VERY slick, Chief.

lunchlady
10-02-2008, 05:18 PM
...will be in KC before lunch tomorrow...
-B

I'm jealous! But the MoFo's will give you lovin' :twisted: ...
...so take lots of pictures !

Best of Luck to all!!!

BBQchef33
10-03-2008, 01:54 AM
holy chit, what a day. BBQ-Brethren is at the Royal!

the excitment was ovewhelming today.. setting up with the arena right behind us, the HUGE rigs pulling in, people scrambling all over.. and then we, The Brethren, started showing up... from all over.. we had a boatload of folks at our site for hours, and even more stoppping by.. it was unbelievable.. We're here, we're tired, and we haven't
even started. getting to bed.. but heres some of yesterday and today.


http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/America%20Royal%202008%20-%20RoadTrip/IMG_1107.jpg


http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/America%20Royal%202008%20-%20RoadTrip/IMG_1108.jpg


More pics (http://s117.photobucket.com/albums/o45/bbqchef33/America%20Royal%202008%20-%20RoadTrip/?albumview=slideshow)


Try to post more tomorrow.. but it gets crazy at the site. hope to meet more of our folks tomorrow.

timzcardz
10-03-2008, 04:03 AM
Some great pics there!

If I didn't know better, I would think that you guys are enjoying yourselves.

Double D's BBQ
10-03-2008, 05:46 AM
And for safety's sake... don't stop for ANYTHING in East St. Louis.:eek:
If you have to stop, do it on the Missouri side of St. Louie...
Have a great time and very safe trip!
Wish I could make it up to KC this weekend.
Maybe next year.

I went to East St. Louis once. We were in St. Louis on business with a couple of adventurous friends of mine. I remember this one district which was kind of like a mall of gentlemens clubs (and I use that term extremely loosley). I remember walking into the bar and the first thing I saw were bartenders dressed in leather with studs and spikes on. The next thing that caught my attention is that I saw girls dressed in nun's habits on swings suspended from the ceiling. I can't go into any more detail than that on this forum but you catch the drift. It was a wild, wild place. Cops were all parked outside at closing just waiting to bust people that were under the influence and driving. It's a place I'll never forget.

Big George's BBQ
10-03-2008, 06:18 AM
Thanks for the Pics. They were great. Hope you have a great time. More Pics please

Bigdog
10-03-2008, 07:24 AM
This Dog will be pulling in around 7 ish. See ya all there. :icon_cool

KC_Bobby
10-03-2008, 07:26 AM
phil, did u bring the trains with u?

Sledneck
10-03-2008, 07:34 AM
I went to East St. Louis once. We were in St. Louis on business with a couple of adventurous friends of mine. I remember this one district which was kind of like a mall of gentlemens clubs (and I use that term extremely loosley). I remember walking into the bar and the first thing I saw were bartenders dressed in leather with studs and spikes on. The next thing that caught my attention is that I saw girls dressed in nun's habits on swings suspended from the ceiling. I can't go into any more detail than that on this forum but you catch the drift. It was a wild, wild place. Cops were all parked outside at closing just waiting to bust people that were under the influence and driving. It's a place I'll never forget.
No pics....NEVER HAPPENED. Btw what is the address?:biggrin:

backporchbbq
10-03-2008, 08:09 AM
Good luck to everyone that made the trip down there. Hopefully we get to go some year. Nice lookin pics, keep them coming.

Divemaster
10-03-2008, 09:25 AM
Sorry I didn't get to post sooner....

Good luck to all of our brothers and sisters!!! Wish I could be there just to say 'Hey' but is wasn't to be this year... Maybe next year I'll have my own invite (hope springs eternal)...

Double D's BBQ
10-03-2008, 09:45 AM
No pics....NEVER HAPPENED. Btw what is the address?:biggrin:

Definitely no pics! Definitely never happened. Be hard to explain those pics to the wife!:biggrin:

As far as the address go. The cab driver asked us if we wanted to go where the good girls are or the bad girls.........of course we said bad! Don't know if these places even exist anymore, this was around 1997 or '98 if my memory serves me correctly.

hcarter
10-03-2008, 10:35 AM
Good luck everyone!! One day.....soon....I'll be able to get there.

Bentley
10-03-2008, 10:57 AM
I gotta stop reading his thread, its making me cry...What fun!

Cabntmkr1
10-03-2008, 11:30 AM
Bros, when you get a chance tell us who everyone is in the group photos.
I recognize Phil and Jay, but that's about it....Inquiring minds want to know...:mrgreen:

Harbormaster
10-03-2008, 11:32 AM
Wish I was there to hang with all you brothers and sisters.
Good luck folks!

Sticks-n-chicks
10-03-2008, 11:38 AM
Driving in to work today really sucked, all I could think about was being down there and cooking...can't cook this year didn't have it in the budget but I plan on stopping in and meeting as many of you as I can on Saturday night.

Good luck to you all.

Bigmista
10-03-2008, 11:38 AM
Who's the big guy who looks like Chewbacca with a dagger tattoo?

jbrink01
10-03-2008, 11:58 AM
No pics....NEVER HAPPENED. Btw what is the address?:biggrin:

Actually that is in Sauget, IL, or so I hear!

JD McGee
10-03-2008, 06:56 PM
"The BBQ Brethren.. From the Backyard to the American Royal!"

Your dream brother...has come true! :-P Good luck at the Royal! :biggrin:

ZBQ
10-03-2008, 07:15 PM
Good luck guys!!

Wish I could be there.

Just not in the cards.......

Jaberwabee
10-03-2008, 07:46 PM
I will be by there tomorrow, but I wonder if the Royal trying to split the party night up this year is working. Right about now is when it would be getting crazy busy last year.

grillfella
10-03-2008, 11:38 PM
Good luck my brother

smknwhlswife
10-04-2008, 07:04 AM
Andy & I and Todd & Randy missed the pics yesterday at 5:00. Andy and I were knee deep in pulled pork and sliced brisket, getting ready to serve our sponsor's party. Todd and Randy brought over the dessert that we served. Thanks for trying to get us over there guys! The timing for us just sucked.:mad: Maybe we can get one today & you can photoshop us in.

Getting the girls up now and will be out there in about an hour. See you soon!

chromesporty
10-04-2008, 08:29 AM
Good Luck to all the Brethren. Wish I was there. Looks like fun.

Bigmista
10-04-2008, 09:42 AM
Updates!!! We need updates!!!

timzcardz
10-04-2008, 11:23 AM
Updates!!! We need updates!!!

Yeah, really!

It's not like they would have anything else to do, right? :-P

Forney
10-04-2008, 11:55 AM
Updates!!! We need updates!!!

Keep the pics coming!!

Bentley
10-04-2008, 02:08 PM
Updates!!! We need updates!!!


They might be a little busy!

Just talked to Larry, he had just finished brisket turn in and was happy with his 4 meats, will be curious how he did in brisket!

motoeric
10-04-2008, 02:51 PM
For those jonesin the Royal experience:

http://videos.kansascity.com/vmix_hosted_apps/p/media?id=2246200


Eric

Jaberwabee
10-04-2008, 03:02 PM
Just checked in Hotel and I am heading down there in about 30 minutes. Results are ion about an hour. I will give updates in nothing is posted when I get back to the hotel room. I am still cussing work, that I couldn't get up here till today.

Westexbbq
10-04-2008, 03:34 PM
Who's the big guy who looks like Chewbacca with a dagger tattoo?

You're probably referring to Sean Keever, aka Muzzlebrake.

I recognize many, but not all. The pics are great.

Sure looks like a great time and we are all there in spirit I am sure.

Good luck to all and keep us posted.

Westexbbq
10-04-2008, 04:28 PM
Spoke with Sled about 15 minutes ago, 4 turns in done so far.
Everybody is working hard as there is lots to do.
No results yet but hope to hear updates when time permits.
It must be quite an experience to actually be there.

Lakeside Smoker
10-04-2008, 05:34 PM
Getting some results from Brendan:

Chicken

13th BBQ Brethren
12th Slabs
1st I Smell Smoke!!!!

Ribs

15th IQue

Thats all so far

Westexbbq
10-04-2008, 05:39 PM
Wow,
13th place chicken!
Imagine that!

Lakeside Smoker
10-04-2008, 05:40 PM
Plowboys 1st in pork!

BBQ Grail
10-04-2008, 05:44 PM
Plowboys 1st in pork!

WOW! Thanks fantastic.

Wonder what rub he used?

Lakeside Smoker
10-04-2008, 05:47 PM
I Smell Smoke 20th overall!!!

Lakeside Smoker
10-04-2008, 05:49 PM
John trig 10th
The Slabs 8th
Dizzy Pig 7th
Overall^^^^

Lakeside Smoker
10-04-2008, 05:49 PM
4th Big Bob Gibson

Lakeside Smoker
10-04-2008, 05:52 PM
Parrothead -3rd
Reserve- Buffalos BBQ

Lakeside Smoker
10-04-2008, 05:55 PM
Grand Champion.......
Joey Macs Smoke Stax

Ron_L
10-04-2008, 05:57 PM
Full Invitational results are on the KCBS site

http://www.kcbs.us/news.php?id=101

Ron_L
10-04-2008, 06:00 PM
Grand Champion.......
Joey Macs Smoke Stax

Holy Farkamole! A Chicago team and a heck of a nice guy! Congrats, Joey!

Congrats to Todd for first in pork and to everyone else who heard their name!

timzcardz
10-04-2008, 06:08 PM
A HUGE Congrats to BBQ-Brethren on their infamous 13th place chicken! :lol:

A perfect script. :wink:

bbqbull
10-04-2008, 06:10 PM
Congrats to BbqBrethren.com 33 overall!

swamprb
10-04-2008, 07:09 PM
Congrats!! Now onto the Jack!!

Pig Headed
10-04-2008, 07:27 PM
Sled must have cooked the chicken.:-P Congrats to all Brethren who cooked and to those that walked.

Big George's BBQ
10-04-2008, 07:38 PM
Congrats to all. That is tremendous

BBQchef33
10-04-2008, 07:46 PM
Sled must have cooked the chicken.:-P Congrats to all Brethren who cooked and to those that walked.

no he passed the torch .

BBQ_MAFIA
10-04-2008, 07:48 PM
Congrats ti all of you. I hope that there will be more pics posted later.

rbinms33
10-04-2008, 07:49 PM
Congrats to all those who got calls. I know it's been a heckuva a fun weekend for you all. All of you have a safe trip back home.

bbqbull
10-04-2008, 07:59 PM
Sled must have cooked the chicken.:-P Congrats to all Brethren who cooked and to those that walked.

:smile::-D

no he passed the torch .

Holy Chit!

Missed that but this is the Royal.........OMG you folks rocked!
Again congrats to BbqBrethren.com Team........:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

watg?
10-04-2008, 08:15 PM
no he passed the torch .

cause he was missin his trimmer!

Arlin_MacRae
10-05-2008, 09:19 AM
Woo-hoo!! Congrats, y'all!!!!

BigBarry
10-05-2008, 10:25 AM
That's freakin' awesome! Congrats on the 13th place chicken!!!!

ModelMaker
10-05-2008, 10:31 AM
Nice!!!
Hope yall had fun.
ModelMaker