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nikinik
03-31-2009, 12:06 PM
Hey! I'm new to the forum...hell...I'm new to BBQ!

My husband makes some really incredible BBQ sauce that he wants to bottle and sell. We figured...what better way to get the word out about his sauce, than by entering BBQ competitions.

We bought a $37 Brinkman smoker and cooked some chicken on it a few times and it came out really good.

We heard about a BBQ competition only an hour from our house (Smokin' Blues & BBQ Challenge in Hammond)...so the day before the event we decided to enter it. We had to turn in chicken and ribs...and we'd never even cooked ribs on a smoker before.

There were 61 teams in the compeition and many of them had huge rigs and matching t-shirts and what not. We just kept reminding ourselves....it's not the size of your rig, but the taste of your meat.

It came time to announce the winners. As they were calling out the place finishers for chicken....10th, 9th, 8th, 7th...the lower they got, the more we realized we weren't going to take a place. Then they got to 1st place chicken....Team Moo Mouton! We were shocked and ecstatic. Our chicken beat out 60 teams and this was our first competition! Next it was ribs..10th, 9th...8th place ribs...Team Moo Mouton. Again we were shocked. I think if the other teams knew that what we turned in was our first ever ribs cooked on a smoker they would be shocked too! Then it was time to announce the Grand Champion...yep, you guessed it...Team Moo Mouton!!!!

We are now, of course, hooked on BBQ competitions!

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs036.snc1/2665_74444689480_855414480_1446179_7380585_n.jpg

FatBellyBBQ
03-31-2009, 01:09 PM
Welcome to the brethren and Congrats, first comp as the GC is something to be proud of.

garyk1398
03-31-2009, 01:13 PM
Welcome nikinik! congrats on the the comp!

EatonHoggBBQ
03-31-2009, 01:24 PM
Hi nikinik, welcome to the Brethren. Great intro.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
03-31-2009, 01:52 PM
Welcome and congratulations on winning the Backyard Boogie first time out! There is no going back now. :biggrin:

Did you have to use KCBS rules for your turn in boxes? Love to see some pictures of them.

Westexbbq
03-31-2009, 02:15 PM
Welcome to the camp,
nikinik and Team Moo Mouton.
Enjoy.

bigabyte
03-31-2009, 02:17 PM
Welcome aboard!:cool:

bbqbull
03-31-2009, 02:45 PM
Congrats on your first GC!

Welcome to the forum niknik.

biffleg
03-31-2009, 03:34 PM
I'd say you're hooked! Welcome aboard!

Big George's BBQ
03-31-2009, 03:41 PM
Welcome This is a Great Place. Congrats on your first Comp. Very nice

watg?
03-31-2009, 03:53 PM
welcome and congrats!:-P

CAustin919
03-31-2009, 03:57 PM
Just joined myself... Congrats on the great showing. :mrgreen:

Trucky1008
03-31-2009, 04:25 PM
Welcome aboard!

BBQ Bandit
03-31-2009, 05:33 PM
Congrats!!!! Welcome to the madness!

Bbq Bubba
03-31-2009, 05:46 PM
Welcome to the jungle! :cool:

Mad Max
03-31-2009, 07:54 PM
Welcome nikinik, great intro., Congrats on GC.

PaPaQ
03-31-2009, 09:09 PM
Welcome to the forum!

millsy
03-31-2009, 09:54 PM
Welcome and great job Grand Champs.How about that sauce

Rookie'48
03-31-2009, 10:47 PM
Welcome to our crazy little club house!

udoughguy
04-01-2009, 04:29 AM
Welcome to the brethern and congrats on your wins!

frognot
04-01-2009, 04:43 AM
Welcome aboard nikinik!

udoughguy
04-01-2009, 04:45 AM
Welcome to the forum. Enjoy yourself.

Divemaster
04-01-2009, 07:34 AM
Welcome to the addiction, and congrats on the GV... Remember, there is no 12 step program for us!!!

Pig Headed
04-01-2009, 09:11 AM
WTG Nickinik, and welcome aboard.

Harbormaster
04-01-2009, 09:21 AM
Pretty impressive start to your comp career Nikinik.
Welcome to the best clubhouse on the web!

big brother smoke
04-01-2009, 09:26 AM
Welcome!

oceanpigassassins
04-01-2009, 10:00 AM
Congrats and welcome nice job.

Cabntmkr1
04-01-2009, 12:30 PM
Welcome to the best BBQ forum on the 'net!:mrgreen:

VGuilford
04-01-2009, 01:00 PM
Welcome

LMAJ
04-01-2009, 05:32 PM
Welcome to the party

Bob S
04-01-2009, 08:53 PM
welcome!