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SirPorkaLot
09-12-2009, 08:17 PM
I am still stunned.
Entered the backyard division at the Atlanta BBQ Festival that just ended.

We took third place in Chicken! (a trophy & money!)

Now to understand the full implications, you must understand, that I have been working on my chicken, and have not been the least bit satisfied with the results. While my ribs I thought were some of the best I had ever made.

Didn't place in Ribs, but did in Chicken - go figure.

I will post the full results as soon as I get them.

Thanks a ton to the Brethren! For whatever tips I picked up on competition chicken, came from the people on this site!
I will be subscribing to this site to help give back to the people that gave to me.

Thanks all!

White Dog BBQ
09-12-2009, 08:34 PM
Congratulations on your first call!

MilitantSquatter
09-12-2009, 08:37 PM
That's fanstastic !!

Congrats on the call and hope you enjoyed the contest experience overall.

Skip
09-12-2009, 08:39 PM
Congratulations! You are hooked now and have already witnessed first hand the paradox of cooking competition BBQ. What you like the judges hate. What you hate the judges love.

SirPorkaLot
09-12-2009, 08:39 PM
Congrats on the call and hope you enjoyed the contest experience overall.

We had a blast! - Of course I past being exhausted many hours ago, so I am headed to bed. :icon_sick

Lake Dogs
09-12-2009, 08:57 PM
We had a blast! - Of course I past being exhausted many hours ago, so I am headed to bed. :icon_sick

C O N G R A T S


Funny, I've had many of the same results. I had a time when my
chicken was great, but my ribs placed 3rd and nothing in chicken...
Then, the next one, ribs great but didnt place, chicken was ok and
placed 2nd... Go figure.

Curious, how many pro and back-yard teams were at the event?

SirPorkaLot
09-12-2009, 09:01 PM
There was approx. 40 teams total I think, about half & half

Ended up being a beautiful day and Atlantians came out in force. Real good turnout for an inaugural event

Lake Dogs
09-12-2009, 09:04 PM
There was approx. 40 teams total I think, about half & half

Ended up being a beautiful day and Atlantians came out in force. Real good turnout for an inaugural event


Again, CONGRATS. I hope you enjoyed it. Sounds like you had a great
time. I hope to catch you guys around here or there over the next
year...

Go get some shut-eye!!!

Tweedle
09-13-2009, 06:00 AM
That's awsome CONGRATS!

wickedbbq'r
09-13-2009, 07:46 AM
Great Job! Congrats!

Uncle Buds BBQ
09-13-2009, 08:46 AM
John - Way to go! It's pretty special to take a walk in your first comp. Sorry we didn't get more time to talk. You going to the Cherokee Pignic in Canton?
http://www.cherokeepignic.com/

U2CANQUE
09-13-2009, 08:54 AM
well, that first call will end up being the most expensive thing possible.....once the bug bites, it itches forever........Congrats

Dale P
09-13-2009, 08:57 AM
Hook is set! Congrats!

SirPorkaLot
09-13-2009, 10:41 AM
John - Way to go! It's pretty special to take a walk in your first comp. Sorry we didn't get more time to talk. You going to the Cherokee Pignic in Canton?
http://www.cherokeepignic.com/

I think I might, let me look into it.

Thanks

big brother smoke
09-13-2009, 10:45 AM
Congrats!

Ron_L
09-13-2009, 10:48 AM
Congrats, Bro! nice job!

If there is one thing that i have learned through competitions it is that if i think one of our categories stinks that is the one that we will get a call in. Guaranteed :-D

musicmanryann
09-13-2009, 11:04 AM
That's awesome! You're hooked now;-)

SirPorkaLot
09-13-2009, 11:26 AM
As tired as I am - you are right. Am already looking to decide which is the next one I attend.

Dammit!

Buster Dog BBQ
09-13-2009, 11:38 AM
Congrats. Now you're hooked.

Rightstuff
09-13-2009, 12:05 PM
Great job. Stop by the Lake Oconee BBQ and Blues Festival 25th-26th September if you get the chance!

Pig Headed
09-13-2009, 04:28 PM
Congrats, what a great feeling. Bet you can't wait 'till you next one.

Rub
09-13-2009, 11:38 PM
Congrats!!

Smoky River BBQ
09-14-2009, 11:17 AM
Congrats. Hope that is the first of many more....unless I happen to be at the same contest!! :wink:

SirPorkaLot
09-14-2009, 11:37 AM
Interestingly enough, I got beat out of first & second by teams that had t-shirts & banners printed.

So i now know where I went wrong. i need a cool logo, t-shirt & banner to improve on my third place win :mrgreen:

Lake Dogs
09-14-2009, 11:39 AM
Good morning, welcome back!

SirPorkaLot
09-14-2009, 11:41 AM
Thanks Lake Dogs!

Find you some seasoned Hickory?