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BBQ_Mayor
05-03-2009, 12:36 PM
Here how the brothers did. Sorry if I miss anyone.

Congrats to the Boondoggle boys. 1st place pork in peoples choice and KCBS. Wat to go. I really should have studied your pork notes I saw on your counter. :mrgreen:



Apple Blossom Barbecue

St. Joseph, MO
05/01/2009 - 05/02/2009


Grand Champion: JP Custom Smoke
Reserve Champion: Skin and Bones (Florida)

Overall:
1 JP Custom Smoke
2 Skin and Bones (Florida)
3 4 Legs Up BBQ
4 All American BBQ
5 Smokehouse 72
6 Iowa Smokey D's BBQ
7 Valley View BBQ
8 Smoke on Wheel
9 The Slabs.com
10 The Heat is on
11 Dry 2 DaBone
12 QSS Smokin
13 Early Bird BBQ
14 Boondoggle BBQ
15 Smoker Pergatory
16 R Butts R Smokin
17 Jeanie's Got Wood
18 Pork County BBQ
19 Bare Bones BBQ
20 T's Smokin Pit
21 Burnt Finger BBQ
22 Bruz and Cuz
23 Grumpy Old Farts BBQ
24 Toad Hollar BBQ
25 Doghouse BBQ
26 Lip Lickin BBQ
27 Disciples of Blues & BBQ
28 4 Mile Smokin Crew
29 S&S BBQ
30 Sweet Chipotle BBQ
31 We Like Big Butts
32 Buster Dog BBQ
33 Three Brothers Different
34 Bingo Pete's BBQ
35 Smokin Wolves
36 Boyles Famous Corned Bee
37 Wabash BBQ
38 Smokin Bro's
39 Nelly Bell's BBQ
40 Wildfire BBQ
41 Smokin In the Boys Room
42 Backyard Smokin
43 DK BBQ
44 Pig Lebowski
45 Hi Ho Bar and Grill
46 Dr. D's BBQ Crew
47 Seasoned Veterans
48 Big Wallet
49 Lil' Smokers BBQ
50 W.W.B.K. Smokers



Chicken:
1 The Heat is on
2 Valley View BBQ
3 Lil' Smokers BBQ
4 Pig Lebowski
5 Skin and Bones (Florida)
6 Dry 2 DaBone
7 Smoker Pergatory
8 Smokehouse 72
9 Doghouse BBQ
10 All American BBQ
11 Boondoggle BBQ
12 4 Legs Up BBQ
13 The Slabs.com
14 Early Bird BBQ
15 Jeanie's Got Wood
16 JP Custom Smoke
17 Iowa Smokey D's BBQ
18 S&S BBQ
19 Disciples of Blues & BBQ
20 Smoke on Wheel
21 Toad Hollar BBQ
22 Bare Bones BBQ
23 Bruz and Cuz
24 Smokin Wolves
25 Buster Dog BBQ
26 Wabash BBQ
27 Burnt Finger BBQ
28 We Like Big Butts
29 T's Smokin Pit
30 Big Wallet
31 Bingo Pete's BBQ
32 DK BBQ
33 Grumpy Old Farts BBQ
34 Sweet Chipotle BBQ
35 Backyard Smokin
36 4 Mile Smokin Crew
37 QSS Smokin
38 Wildfire BBQ
39 Boyles Famous Corned Bee
40 Lip Lickin BBQ
41 R Butts R Smokin
42 Nelly Bell's BBQ
43 Pork County BBQ
44 Three Brothers Different
45 Hi Ho Bar and Grill
46 Dr. D's BBQ Crew
47 Smokin Bro's
48 Seasoned Veterans
49 Smokin In the Boys Room


Ribs:
1 JP Custom Smoke
2 Iowa Smokey D's BBQ
3 Jeanie's Got Wood
4 Wabash BBQ
5 4 Legs Up BBQ
6 The Slabs.com
7 We Like Big Butts
8 Smokehouse 72
9 Skin and Bones (Florida)
10 Smokin Bro's
11 Boyles Famous Corned Bee
12 Grumpy Old Farts BBQ
13 Boondoggle BBQ
14 The Heat is on
15 All American BBQ
16 Smoke on Wheel
17 S&S BBQ
18 R Butts R Smokin
19 Lip Lickin BBQ
20 Lil' Smokers BBQ
21 Backyard Smokin
22 4 Mile Smokin Crew
23 Pork County BBQ
24 Bruz and Cuz
25 Dry 2 DaBone
26 Smokin Wolves
27 Valley View BBQ
28 Toad Hollar BBQ
29 Wildfire BBQ
30 DK BBQ
31 Dr. D's BBQ Crew
32 Early Bird BBQ
33 Sweet Chipotle BBQ
34 Three Brothers Different
35 Bare Bones BBQ
36 QSS Smokin
37 Doghouse BBQ
38 Smokin In the Boys Room
39 T's Smokin Pit
40 Bingo Pete's BBQ
41 Disciples of Blues & BBQ
42 Seasoned Veterans
43 Smoker Pergatory
44 Burnt Finger BBQ
45 Big Wallet
46 Nelly Bell's BBQ
47 Hi Ho Bar and Grill
48 Buster Dog BBQ
49 W.W.B.K. Smokers
50 Pig Lebowski


Pork:
1 Boondoggle BBQ
2 Valley View BBQ
3 QSS Smokin
4 Smokin Wolves
5 Burnt Finger BBQ
6 R Butts R Smokin
7 Three Brothers Different
8 Pork County BBQ
9 Early Bird BBQ
10 Smokin Bro's
11 Dry 2 DaBone
12 4 Mile Smokin Crew
13 Bruz and Cuz
14 W.W.B.K. Smokers
15 Sweet Chipotle BBQ
16 4 Legs Up BBQ
17 The Heat is on
18 Bingo Pete's BBQ
19 T's Smokin Pit
20 Skin and Bones (Florida)
21 Doghouse BBQ
22 We Like Big Butts
23 Lip Lickin BBQ
24 All American BBQ
25 Buster Dog BBQ
26 Smoke on Wheel
27 JP Custom Smoke
28 Wildfire BBQ
29 Boyles Famous Corned Bee
30 Smokin In the Boys Room
31 Smoker Pergatory
32 Smokehouse 72
33 Bare Bones BBQ
34 Toad Hollar BBQ
35 The Slabs.com
36 Iowa Smokey D's BBQ
37 Nelly Bell's BBQ
38 Disciples of Blues & BBQ
39 Grumpy Old Farts BBQ
40 Jeanie's Got Wood
41 Dr. D's BBQ Crew
42 Pig Lebowski
43 Wabash BBQ
44 Backyard Smokin
45 S&S BBQ
46 Hi Ho Bar and Grill
47 DK BBQ
48 Seasoned Veterans
49 Big Wallet


Brisket:
1 Bare Bones BBQ
2 T's Smokin Pit
3 Smoker Pergatory
4 QSS Smokin
5 JP Custom Smoke
6 Lil' Smokers BBQ
7 Smoke on Wheel
8 Nelly Bell's BBQ
9 Disciples of Blues & BBQ
10 All American BBQ
11 Toad Hollar BBQ
12 Skin and Bones (Florida)
13 Iowa Smokey D's BBQ
14 Pork County BBQ
15 Grumpy Old Farts BBQ
16 Burnt Finger BBQ
17 The Slabs.com
18 4 Legs Up BBQ
19 Buster Dog BBQ
20 R Butts R Smokin
21 Smokehouse 72
22 Smokin In the Boys Room
23 Seasoned Veterans
24 Lip Lickin BBQ
25 Early Bird BBQ
26 Hi Ho Bar and Grill
27 S&S BBQ
28 Sweet Chipotle BBQ
29 Jeanie's Got Wood
30 DK BBQ
31 Bruz and Cuz
32 Dry 2 DaBone
33 Doghouse BBQ
34 Three Brothers Different
35 Bingo Pete's BBQ
36 Valley View BBQ
37 The Heat is on
38 4 Mile Smokin Crew
39 Wildfire BBQ
40 Boyles Famous Corned Bee
41 Dr. D's BBQ Crew
42 Pig Lebowski
43 Smokin Bro's
44 Wabash BBQ
45 We Like Big Butts
46 Boondoggle BBQ
47 Backyard Smokin
48 Smokin Wolves
49 W.W.B.K. Smokers
50 Big Wallet

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
05-03-2009, 12:44 PM
Congratulations Ray on your high placement and to all who walked. Look like some tough competition.

Shotgun
05-03-2009, 01:21 PM
Had a good time, was nice to meet some brothers and thanks to Boondoggle for keeping the rain away, nice dance bobby.

ModelMaker
05-03-2009, 01:42 PM
Nice Showing from the Brethren all.
Keep up the hard work!
ModelMaker

Smokin' Joe
05-03-2009, 02:18 PM
congrats to everyone who got a call...looks like the shotgun/bbq council combo is off to a heck of a good start:eusa_clap

The_Kapn
05-03-2009, 06:13 PM
Great showing by the Brethren Teams in a large and talented field.

Proud of y'all.

TIM

Captain Caveman
05-03-2009, 06:19 PM
Good Job guys!

Balls Casten
05-03-2009, 07:27 PM
It was a pleasure meeting everyone.
The weather held out and we got our first multiple call.
Next stop The Great American ...

watertowerbbq
05-03-2009, 07:47 PM
Great job everyone!

I saw some great teams in that field. You all must have put on quite a show! :-D

St. Joe Tom
05-03-2009, 08:01 PM
Thanks to all the Brethren, the other teams and our judges. It was easily our best contest yet. I hope we can ALL

St. Joe Tom
05-03-2009, 08:04 PM
Thanks to all the Brethen, all our other teams and the judges for a great contest, easily our best yet. We hope to see you ALL next year.
Tom
Apple Blossom Organizer

Que'inKC
05-04-2009, 08:57 AM
Congrats to everyone who got calls...it was a fun contest.

I still HATE chicken!!!

KC_Bobby
05-04-2009, 10:50 AM
Bittersweet comp for us...

People's Choice Pork - 1st
Loin - 5th - 168.5714

Chicken - 11th - 160.5714
Ribs - 13th - 161.7140
Pork - 1st - 169.7142
Brisket - 46th - 132.5710
Overall - 14th of 50 - 624.5710 (-32.5722)

Goes to show that in order to win the whole enchilada, ya gotta be on your game for all 4 categories.

If we could have turned in a 27th place brisket we could have finished 3rd overall, a 22nd place brisket would have earned 2nd, and a 10th place brisket well ... we'll keep the dream alive. (I know, candy and nuts ...) After some thought, discussion and review of the brisket photos, we learned that notes can't always just be followed step by step - sometimes adjustments to the plan should to be made in order to turn in the best possible box with what you have.

Lots of friends from both the KC area and throughout IA there and with the sun and temp in the mid 60's - made for a great weekend.

musicmanryann
05-04-2009, 11:55 AM
Congrats Smokehouse 72 on a fine showing! You are representing Story County well! ;-)

Westexbbq
05-04-2009, 12:00 PM
Nice showing,
congrats to all,
heck of a field of competitors.
Good going.

DMDon
05-04-2009, 12:14 PM
Congrats to the Boondoggle boys. 1st place pork in peoples choice and KCBS. Wat to go. I really should have studied your pork notes I saw on your counter. :mrgreen:

Great Job! Great Job! to the Olsen twins, Ray & Jay. You guys looked solid in your first comp as a team. I might be able to help you out with the pork, what do you have in trade?

Shotgun
05-04-2009, 07:10 PM
Congrats to the Boondoggle boys. 1st place pork in peoples choice and KCBS. Wat to go. I really should have studied your pork notes I saw on your counter. :mrgreen:

Great Job! Great Job! to the Olsen twins, Ray & Jay. You guys looked solid in your first comp as a team. I might be able to help you out with the pork, what do you have in trade?

Olsen twins? I dont think they could handle BBQ. We could trade our pork for yours, but I have a feeling that you wouldnt go for that. Go job guys, see ya down the road.

KC_Bobby
05-04-2009, 09:10 PM
Thought I'd show our loin presentation - it earned 9's for appearance across the board from all 6 judges and finished 5th.

As you can see it was a free for all as far as presentation rules (and the name of the competition was Apple Blossom):

Just Pulin' Pork
05-04-2009, 10:36 PM
Thought I'd show our loin presentation - it earned 9's for appearance across the board from all 6 judges and finished 5th.

As you can see it was a free for all as far as presentation rules (and the name of the competition was Apple Blossom):

Bob that looks awesome! Nice job!

KC_Bobby
05-04-2009, 11:13 PM
The credit for this one goes to Don. I just put down the bed of greens and added the apple blossoms - that Don send our dad on a field trip to get.

The green apple is full of BBQ sauce, the red apple has carmel. The sliced apples in front were warmed with brown sugar (and butter I think???). The upper right is an apple relish.

Just Pulin' Pork
05-04-2009, 11:22 PM
The credit for this one goes to Don. I just put down the bed of greens and added the apple blossoms - that Don send our dad on a field trip to get.

The green apple is full of BBQ sauce, the red apple has carmel. The sliced apples in front were warmed with brown sugar (and butter I think???). The upper right is an apple relish.

looks good regardless!

daedalus
05-05-2009, 09:47 PM
Thought I'd show our loin presentation - it earned 9's for appearance across the board from all 6 judges and finished 5th.

As you can see it was a free for all as far as presentation rules (and the name of the competition was Apple Blossom):

I actually got to judge that entry! It really looked great, and the blue cheese in the little salad on the side was a nice, unexpected touch. Great job!

DMDon
05-05-2009, 11:30 PM
I actually got to judge that entry! It really looked great, and the blue cheese in the little salad on the side was a nice, unexpected touch. Great job!

Thanks for the kind comments. Without giving us your scores, what feedback to make it better, could you give us? Taste and tenderness wise. The scores were in order 976 989 998 999 988 987 if helps you to remember. Thanks

daedalus
05-06-2009, 10:36 PM
Thanks for the kind comments. Without giving us your scores, what feedback to make it better, could you give us? Taste and tenderness wise. The scores were in order 976 989 998 999 988 987 if helps you to remember. Thanks
I would be happy to share my thoughts. First, I thought most of the taste really came from the apples, and the multitude of sauces. While those tasted very good, I felt that the taste of the meat was masked more than accentuated. Maybe the flavor profile was just a little bit muddled.

The tough score for this category was tenderness. I think part of the difficulty lies in the cut of meat...there just isn't enough fat in a pork loin to keep it moist. I think those things should be treated more like a steak...grilled high to a medium doness. I say this because virtually no one managed to really pull it off, and you guys still did better than most. Still though, it was a bit dry. About the only way I can come up with to retain moisture for a low & slow cook would be to brine it or wrap it in bacon, and I am not even sure that would do it.

All in all, it was a really good entry, and I am glad that I got to sample it. The apple blossom angle was really smart...I'll bet next year will see several teams copying that idea. Good luck in the future.

BTW DMDon...the architectural firm I work for here in Kansas City designed the new Police Station that is being built there in Ankeny. It seems like a pretty nice town!

DMDon
05-06-2009, 11:31 PM
I would be happy to share my thoughts. First, I thought most of the taste really came from the apples, and the multitude of sauces. While those tasted very good, I felt that the taste of the meat was masked more than accentuated. Maybe the flavor profile was just a little bit muddled.

The tough score for this category was tenderness. I think part of the difficulty lies in the cut of meat...there just isn't enough fat in a pork loin to keep it moist. I think those things should be treated more like a steak...grilled high to a medium doness. I say this because virtually no one managed to really pull it off, and you guys still did better than most. Still though, it was a bit dry. About the only way I can come up with to retain moisture for a low & slow cook would be to brine it or wrap it in bacon, and I am not even sure that would do it.

All in all, it was a really good entry, and I am glad that I got to sample it. The apple blossom angle was really smart...I'll bet next year will see several teams copying that idea. Good luck in the future.

BTW DMDon...the architectural firm I work for here in Kansas City designed the new Police Station that is being built there in Ankeny. It seems like a pretty nice town!


Thanks again for the feedback. You are right loin is hard to keep moist, I wrapped in bacon and may try to brine next time. I wasn't 100% sold on the rub I used and will try something different next time. The pesentation actually came out better than I had invisioned, I had never put it all together before the comp.

We like Ankeny, we have been here a little over 6 years. We need to get a contest here in teh next couple of years.

BBQ_Mayor
05-07-2009, 06:53 AM
The tough score for this category was tenderness. I think part of the difficulty lies in the cut of meat...there just isn't enough fat in a pork loin to keep it moist. I think those things should be treated more like a steak...grilled high to a medium doness. I say this because virtually no one managed to really pull it off, and you guys still did better than most.

I think it was where the loin came from. Mine was super moist but was tough has hell. I didn't think it was a very good piece of meat.