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RubMeTender
03-04-2010, 01:53 PM
Our first time going here, but heard it was a great contest last year.

T.K.
03-04-2010, 05:55 PM
I'll be there Dan. This will be my last backyard comp. Then I will go pro. :eusa_clap

Quigley
03-05-2010, 08:09 AM
I will be there, my first comp.
"Smoking Guns"

Heavenly Hog
03-05-2010, 08:41 AM
Look for the pig with wings....We'll be there, backyard division.

BBQ-Jim
03-05-2010, 11:17 AM
Two-Koo's-Que will be there.....

Jim

rksylves
03-05-2010, 05:14 PM
I'll be there.

Gonna be kind of a hurry up thing. I'll be just getting back from 2+ months in Minnesota. It had better not be cold.... I'm really sick of being cold.

Russ
'Second Star BBQ'

RubMeTender
03-09-2010, 07:39 AM
I'll be there.

Gonna be kind of a hurry up thing. I'll be just getting back from 2+ months in Minnesota. It had better not be cold.... I'm really sick of being cold.

Russ
'Second Star BBQ'

Still a little early, but the extended forecast is showing 66 as a high and sunny. That works for me.

Rub
03-09-2010, 03:21 PM
I'm in. This is a nice contest.

RubMeTender
03-11-2010, 09:06 AM
Did anyone who attended this last year remember there being a gate fee for people to get in?

T.K.
03-12-2010, 06:45 AM
Last year there was no entrance fee but I noticed that on the packet I got in the mail. Last year they charged $100 vending fee and got compliants so I guess they reduced the fee to $20 but now are charging for gate admission. I don't think that is a way to get more people to come. I'm not bringing alot of food to vend. Last year it wasn't very good vending.

RubMeTender
03-12-2010, 08:50 AM
Last year there was no entrance fee but I noticed that on the packet I got in the mail. Last year they charged $100 vending fee and got compliants so I guess they reduced the fee to $20 but now are charging for gate admission. I don't think that is a way to get more people to come. I'm not bringing alot of food to vend. Last year it wasn't very good vending.

The organizers have been great and it's for a good cause, but I don't know many people who would pay $5 to get into a contest like this.

T.K.
03-12-2010, 05:40 PM
The organizers are great and I had a blast last year so this year should be good also. I hope more people attend for vending and the luck is with me this year like last year.

Chappy
03-13-2010, 07:10 AM
I'll be there cooking with Good Buddies.

Redheart
03-13-2010, 11:48 PM
I am in. Come and visit it me please! Since I am a one man team I won't be doing a lot of site walking. Looking forward to the event!

Anybody interested in lending a hand, please drop me a line or PM me.

goodbuddiesbbq
03-14-2010, 05:50 PM
Somebody said they followed Whiskey Bent BBQ in Clermont? Congrats to Whiskey Bent BBQ on their first Grand Championship as professionals.

Heard they all took Rub's (Swamp Boys) Cook Class last week. Chad said that they took about 33 pages of notes between all of them.

I'm calling a Whiskey Bent Grand/Swamp Boys Reserve on the pro side.

Good Buddies BBQ Grand on the backyard side.

If I can get a list of roll call, I can post all odds for everybody.

goodbuddiesbbq
03-14-2010, 05:54 PM
These boys got it figured out as well. Good luck to you guys as well.

Rub
03-14-2010, 08:11 PM
Food Blitz TV was all over that place. That was pretty amazing how WB rose to the challenge and pulled off their first GC while being taped.
Fantastic job guys, you made me extremely proud being grads of Swamp Boys Q School just a week prior :clap2: :mrgreen:

Chappy
03-14-2010, 09:01 PM
Food Blitz TV, that's awesome! LOL. Who pulled some strings :)

I guess they new what they were doing taping the guys that won GC.

goodbuddiesbbq
03-14-2010, 10:47 PM
There is a rumor buzzing that their is a new series being picked up by Food Blitz TV and that they will be following Whiskey Bent into Dade City.

Now for the big question: For the hundreds in attendance and the thousands watching around the world.

Chad (Whiskey Bent) vs Myron (Jacks Old South)

Round 1: Myron has prettier hair in person. The locks are long, flowing, feathered (Ric Flair-esque), slick backed at times with a mustard slather and gray with wisdom (advantage Myron) 1-0
Round 2: Myron has multiple world championships. Lots of wins over the years. He's walked up on more stages than Ringo Starr after the Beatles broke up. (advantage Myron) 2-0
Round 3: Chad rode a damn John Deere Gator to the stage to get his Grand Championship. With the damn trophies in the back and cut a wrestling promo on a live mic in Clermont. Altough he thanked Swamp Boys for the class, he forgot to thank the sponsors. We'll let that slide. (advantage Chad) 2-1
Round 4: Chad has a sweet assortment of vintage Oakley sunglasses. I think that those were orange lensed razorblades in Clermont. I've seen rhodium ski goggles in Mulberry. I know he doesn't have some old school Oakley frogskins or does he? (advantage Chad) 2-2
Round 5: Myron can cook whole hog like nobody else. He pops champagne like he wins whole hog championships. I think his whole hog setup is the nicest restaurant in Georgia. (advantage Myron) 3-2
Round 6: Chad is from Florida..Myron is from Georgia. I've got family in Georgia, but even my Mema picked Florida over Georgia. Does Georgia still play football? (advantage Chad) 3-3
Round 7: Myron made about 40k off a single cook class. Don't be surprised if he asks where the cash at. This is even more impressive than Whiskey Bent starting an old lady fight at Pig Fest over smoked mullet vending. (advantage Myron) 4-3
Round 8: Myron has TLC Pitmasters...Chad has Food Blitz TV. If this is true, I've got to give an ever so slight edge to Myron until I see the first episode from Food Blitz TV (advantage Myron). 5-3
Round 9: Chad has the block rocker. If you don't know what the block rocker is, go see Whiskey Bent BBQ at around 3:30 and bring your money and appetite for gambling. (advantage Chad) 5-4
Round 10: Johnny Trigg carries a gun in his boot (i've heard), but Chad eats buffalo chicken dip that has sat out all night on a sausage mcmuffin. This is followed by his usual dry heave teeth brushing session every Saturday morning at around 6 am (don't bother to set your alarm). There is no animal or human being that emulate those feats or sounds. I've also seen a straight Clorox Wipes bath...full gootch clean and everything! Wow! I'm positive Myrons protologist, dentist and dermatologist would steer him away from these feats. (advantage Chad) 5-5
Round 11: Myron cooks chicken in a muffin pan; rumor has it that Chad cooks his brisket in a meat loaf pan. Since it cannot be proven, we have to call Myron the winner because I know that I've seen more than 5 people try this. (Advantage Myron) 6-5
Round 12: Myron sends his cast up to retrieve his small calls; Chad goes and gets every one of his with the whole cast. You've never seen so many people go up to get a ninth place ribbon in your life. I think that I saw my prom date from high school, nephew, and pastor walk up there. (advantage Chad). 6-6

Michael Buffer reads the judges cards and has it as a draw. However, if Whiskey Bent can do it again this week and there is a film crew out there taping...we got to call Whiskey Bent the hotter team. If either of the above listed two things don't happen, Jacks Old South wins.

I've got to see this film crew...I don't believe it.

RubMeTender
03-15-2010, 09:43 AM
Possibly one of the best posts I've ever seen on this site Good Buddies. Amazing.
I knew those were Oakley ski goggles Chad was rocking in Mulberry.
You might want to add a point for Whiskey Bent considering I've seen Chad black out in a chair and wake up randomly to add hot coals to the smoker in perfect time.

goodbuddiesbbq
03-15-2010, 04:53 PM
Don't sleep on the Mary Lou Retton dismount out of the folded chair.

They said that there were team members that had to talk him out of bringing the block rocker to the award show. The story is that he threatened/promised to do the first ever color commentary at the awards. His compromise was to cue up the Ric Flair intro music for any and all calls to slow walk to the stage.

At that point, Jared said that they hid the block rocker from him. When you have the entire beer garden ready to walk to the stage and the event member has to pump the breaks and say "no no mutombo", it just about got out of control.

After the award show, Whiskey Bent bought two kegs for the beer garden ...$500. C'mon this stuff didn't happen at the one stinkin event that I missed.

Can anybody speak to the truth in any of this?

That would have been hilarious. Dade City can't get here fast enough.

Chappy
03-15-2010, 07:33 PM
Didn't the WB boys take a reserve grand last year in the backyard in Dade City? I remember them walking a few times.

I'm ready to cook! I'll try to look pretty for the Food Blitz crew if they want some close ups of some competitors.

goodbuddiesbbq
03-15-2010, 08:04 PM
Could it happen one year later? Backyard to Grand at the same event?

goodbuddiesbbq
03-15-2010, 10:14 PM
I talked to Chad and he was trying to convince me that they cooked on a Green Mountain Grill (pellet smoker) for their ribs and brisket. There is no way that this happened...did anybody see a pellet smoker out there?

I'll be rolling the Hog Whisperer, Green Egg, Drum Smoker, and a modified cambro with offset firebox. That's just to get my bite through skin on chicken. I heard Rub spilled his chicken in Clermont, so I can't risk that..gonna finish it off in the cambro cooker.

On top of that, I'll be feeding an acres worth of oak into the hog whisperer the whole weekend. If anybody wants to see what a cord of wood looks like being cooked in one session to get to 225 degrees, swing on by.

Also, for the anything but contest I'm cooking a whole hog stuffed with mashed potatoes and finished with gravy on top. Diamonds where the eyes were, 24 k gold ring in the nose, and a saddle on the back. I'm presenting it in my sons radio flyer wagon and gonna ride it up to turn in...with my dessert submission in hand.

For dessert, I'm turning in apple fritters from Donut Man in Winter Haven.

For sauce, I'm turning in ranch dressing aka Florida White Sauce

Say I can't win at least one of these categories???

rksylves
03-16-2010, 05:59 AM
Rats!! I didn't get back in time to make the entry deadline! Oh well, maybe next year.

I'll probably still go in case they need extra judges. If they don't need judges does anybody need a DB?? Will work for a sample!

Russ

T.K.
03-16-2010, 01:20 PM
My vote for Backyard - Grand Champion is PT's Sweet Heat since WB beat me by a few tenths of a point last year. :cool: But you never know.

T.K.
03-16-2010, 06:29 PM
Just kidding. Stop by and say hey or I will. We spoke in Mulberry for a few.

goodbuddiesbbq
03-16-2010, 07:15 PM
Straight up for whomever finishes higher and 2:1 if that person also wins Grand. This is for $5 pig bucks without the pig in front of it.

Contestants are as follows:
Good Buddies
Sweet Heat
Rub Me Tender

Fatt Ashes
03-17-2010, 11:48 AM
We will see everyone out there.

rksylves
03-17-2010, 02:08 PM
WoooHoooo!!!! Change of events!! I'm in!!

A fellow Bretheren emailed me and said that he had entered but couldn't make it. So he bequeathed his spot to me! I just got off the phone with the VERY nice event organizer and she said no problem! I owe you one brother!!

Russ

Chappy
03-17-2010, 07:17 PM
Russ, what's your team name? I'll have to come over and say hi, since we are neighbors.

T.K.
03-17-2010, 07:20 PM
We'll see. I'm experimenting with injections and a brine so it's too much unknown for me. We will have a few beers and talk about it on Friday. :cool:

goodbuddiesbbq
03-17-2010, 07:39 PM
I have never used an injection, brine only my brisket, and rub all of my food with Lawry's. It's how you cook it...and I am the best at being very inconsistent at that.

rksylves
03-18-2010, 06:32 AM
The 'team' name is "Second Star BBQ". SWMBO picked it out cause she says that I refuse to grow up (second star to the right and straight on 'til morning...). I highlight 'team' as I am a team of one.

Swing on by! I don't have a banner or anything yet ($$$). My teal Ford truck is probably the easiest to spot. Always have a coldie ready to go!

Russ

TexEx
03-18-2010, 07:07 AM
WoooHoooo!!!! Change of events!! I'm in!!
A fellow Bretheren emailed me and said that he had entered but couldn't make it. So he bequeathed his spot to me! I just got off the phone with the VERY nice event organizer and she said no problem! I owe you one brother!!
Russ

Russ,
What is the name of the team you will be replacing?. What is the official name of your team? I am one of the Reps working that contest and need that info. Also if you could put some sort of team sign at your site (even a piece of cardboard and crayon lettering) would help us when we do meat inspections, deliver boxes and any time we need to find you.

Thanks

rksylves
03-18-2010, 10:50 AM
I'm replying to your email.

Quigley
03-18-2010, 10:57 AM
RKS if you talking about me I have not received any email from you. I left you my phone number.

augie
03-18-2010, 12:49 PM
I wish that I didn't already have a food event here in town I'm committed to this weekend - I'd love to come over and hang out with you guys.

Chappy - is it safe to assume you'll be at the contest in Grant in September? Russ already said that he'll be at that one too.

Chappy
03-18-2010, 08:12 PM
Augie, we will be in Grant this year. I came in 14th overall last year in Grant. That was my first Pro comp. Its nice when it is so close by. I will compete under the name Toothache BBQ...Better than a root canal. My patients get a kick out of the name!

RubMeTender
03-22-2010, 03:40 PM
Congrats to Budmiesters on the GC, and Whiskey Bent showing why they stepped it up by getting RGC.
Good Buddies slapped us around and put up a GC. Way to go guys. The Hog Whisperer was looking good.

goodbuddiesbbq
03-22-2010, 05:09 PM
Backyard Grand Championship = Going to the Pro Side

To Rub Me Tender, I leave to you my calf muscles...it is hard work walking up to the stage five times in one contest. If I had those shoes that Coach K use to try and sell that guaranteed 14" on your vertical leap, I would be able to dunk on a 9 foot rim (or at least slap the backboard).

To Fatt Ashes, I leave to you my mechanic/dad strong hands to better assist you in holding all of the trophies that I'm leaving behind. I stopped by the Dade City temp agency on the way in on Saturday for some hired hands to carry all of the hardware.

To PT's Sweet Heat, I leave to you my sun screen...I know it was hot outside the trophy tent...that's why I was going for cover (5 times). I used an SPF 15 and have the nicest boy band tan you have ever seen. The Carter Twins have nothing on me!

To Buttweiser, I leave my place next to the stage...Out of fairness to everybody at the event I get nice and close. There were a few people that had a long drive and there was no sense on making them wait for the obvious. My precall ritual is as follows: 1. Bring sillouette to award show and stand behind it. 2. Get a call (5 times in one contest is preferred). 3. Behind the sillouette do the Arsenio Hall fist pump. 4. Walk to the stage pointing at the guy you cooked next to. 5. Accept the trophy and strike a pose somewhere between jail-style and "this is an everyday thing-style) 5. Take the picture (eventhough they don't put backyard pictures up). 6. Walk back to your spot, but exit through the back of the stage (ala The Carter Twins...those guys were good).

To Heavenly Hog, this post is only for closers (Glen Abbey reference)! What happened?

To everybody wondering...I took my $250 and took the Carter Twins out for a night in Dade City. Zima's with jolly ranchers on ice all night long, Lionel Ritchie-style. Those boys can sing, party, and drink (triple threats).

In closing, I'm trying out a few signature catch phrases for big calls. Phone voting is open until 11pm (pacific time). You can only vote from a cell phone. You can only vote one time. Text your favorite to #GBBBQ

1. "Dade City...I'm in and you're out!...(drop mic and do the Eddie Murphy from Coming to America walk off stage). When the MC of the event goes to the pick the mic up, kick dirt on it.

2. "This is one of those competitions that a lot of teams could have won...if they could out cook me (have cigar in hand and give the Hannibal from A-Team stare and puff like when he says "I love it when a plan comes together.)"

3. "Dade City...I bet you all came to see G-O-O-D and all his Buddies (ala Kid-n-Play)." Then close with a 275 lb man hitting the hold your foot and jump over it move, not sure what that is called (ala Kid-n-Play).

To really close this time, I couldn't have won this thing without all of you guys showing up this week. I mean that...Thanks!

K.I.T.
Joel Vann
863-221-8144 (standard text rates apply)

smokincracker
03-22-2010, 07:41 PM
WOW the smack is flyin,,, anyway congrats Thomas on your grand you da man...
and congrats to all who walked

T.K.
03-22-2010, 08:10 PM
Dade City was fun even though the vending got the better half of me and my scores showed it. I'll be ready next time even though it will probably be in the pro category.

RubMeTender
03-22-2010, 08:24 PM
Backyard Grand Championship = Going to the Pro Side

To Rub Me Tender, I leave to you my calf muscles...it is hard work walking up to the stage five times in one contest. If I had those shoes that Coach K use to try and sell that guaranteed 14" on your vertical leap, I would be able to dunk on a 9 foot rim (or at least slap the backboard).

To Fatt Ashes, I leave to you my mechanic/dad strong hands to better assist you in holding all of the trophies that I'm leaving behind. I stopped by the Dade City temp agency on the way in on Saturday for some hired hands to carry all of the hardware.

To PT's Sweet Heat, I leave to you my sun screen...I know it was hot outside the trophy tent...that's why I was going for cover (5 times). I used an SPF 15 and have the nicest boy band tan you have ever seen. The Carter Twins have nothing on me!

To Buttweiser, I leave my place next to the stage...Out of fairness to everybody at the event I get nice and close. There were a few people that had a long drive and there was no sense on making them wait for the obvious. My precall ritual is as follows: 1. Bring sillouette to award show and stand behind it. 2. Get a call (5 times in one contest is preferred). 3. Behind the sillouette do the Arsenio Hall fist pump. 4. Walk to the stage pointing at the guy you cooked next to. 5. Accept the trophy and strike a pose somewhere between jail-style and "this is an everyday thing-style) 5. Take the picture (eventhough they don't put backyard pictures up). 6. Walk back to your spot, but exit through the back of the stage (ala The Carter Twins...those guys were good).

To Heavenly Hog, this post is only for closers (Glen Abbey reference)! What happened?

To everybody wondering...I took my $250 and took the Carter Twins out for a night in Dade City. Zima's with jolly ranchers on ice all night long, Lionel Ritchie-style. Those boys can sing, party, and drink (triple threats).

In closing, I'm trying out a few signature catch phrases for big calls. Phone voting is open until 11pm (pacific time). You can only vote from a cell phone. You can only vote one time. Text your favorite to #GBBBQ

1. "Dade City...I'm in and you're out!...(drop mic and do the Eddie Murphy from Coming to America walk off stage). When the MC of the event goes to the pick the mic up, kick dirt on it.

2. "This is one of those competitions that a lot of teams could have won...if they could out cook me (have cigar in hand and give the Hannibal from A-Team stare and puff like when he says "I love it when a plan comes together.)"

3. "Dade City...I bet you all came to see G-O-O-D and all his Buddies (ala Kid-n-Play)." Then close with a 275 lb man hitting the hold your foot and jump over it move, not sure what that is called (ala Kid-n-Play).

To really close this time, I couldn't have won this thing without all of you guys showing up this week. I mean that...Thanks!

K.I.T.
Joel Vann
863-221-8144 (standard text rates apply)

That's real sweet of you for offering the calves, and I'm sure everyone else is real appreciative.
Just as appreciative as you must have been for Whiskey Bent for having those extra long coattails......................

RubMeTender
03-22-2010, 08:26 PM
:bow:

BBQ-Jim
03-22-2010, 08:41 PM
:clap2::clap2::clap2:

Congrats to all the winners, we are looking foward to Dade City next year...

Jim

Two-Koo's-Que

T.K.
03-22-2010, 09:10 PM
What happened in dessert, Joel? :cool:

At least we won first in something. :clap2:

Heavenly Hog
03-23-2010, 07:44 AM
Backyard Grand Championship = Going to the Pro Side

To Heavenly Hog, this post is only for closers (Glen Abbey reference)! What happened?

K.I.T.
Joel Vann
863-221-8144 (standard text rates apply)

The wheels fell off in Dade City. Apparently the judges thought we had goat and possum in the turn-in boxes. From RGC in Haines City to a crash and burn 3 wks later! Good times.

Willie's Smokehouse
03-23-2010, 08:08 AM
:clap:

rksylves
03-23-2010, 10:34 AM
You guys aren't the only ones who had the wheels fall off. I guess that's what I get for throwing this together at the last minute. I couldn't do anything right.

Russ
'Second Star BBQ'

goodbuddiesbbq
03-23-2010, 06:46 PM
That's real sweet of you for offering the calves, and I'm sure everyone else is real appreciative.
Just as appreciative as you must have been for Whiskey Bent for having those extra long coattails......................

I suggest you did what I did and go take Whiskey Bent's class. I paid $250 to get a step up, just like they paid Swamp Boys to get a step up. I've even got the same blood as members of that team and had to pay. Look at my scores since Pigfest. However, I got an even better idea...you could pay me to get a step up. Or should I say pay me five times since you finished 6th and needed five more steps to finish on top in Dade City.

38921

Good Buddies (Grand Champions, 5 Trophies & 731 points) is to Whiskey Bent coattails

like

Rub Me Tender (6th place & 706 respectively) is to another long drive home coattails

Willie's Smokehouse
03-23-2010, 07:21 PM
instead of talking shiz about how great you did, why dont you just give thanks to the coattails you rode to the stage???? step up to the pros like porkin aint easy did and lets see how well you do (b.t.w. they finished 22 out of 26)

Chappy
03-23-2010, 09:17 PM
Things aren't always as they seem here on forums. I could post under the name slapyomammabbq and not be "slapyomammabbq" right?
:thumb:

May the real Good Buddies BBQ please stand up?

Willie's Smokehouse
03-23-2010, 09:27 PM
you could, but why would you???:crazy:

goodbuddiesbbq
03-23-2010, 09:53 PM
I had a bet with him that I could get him punched and he wouldn't know why. However, I'll never tell you who I am...unless you are the one to punch him.

If you do, take it easy...I'm not trying to get in a lawsuit.

Sincerely,
The Fake Joel Vann

Ask Joel about the BBQ Brethren forum and take a good look at the confusion on his face.

RubMeTender
03-24-2010, 07:49 AM
I suggest you did what I did and go take Whiskey Bent's class. I paid $250 to get a step up, just like they paid Swamp Boys to get a step up. I've even got the same blood as members of that team and had to pay. Look at my scores since Pigfest. However, I got an even better idea...you could pay me to get a step up. Or should I say pay me five times since you finished 6th and needed five more steps to finish on top in Dade City.

38921

Good Buddies (Grand Champions, 5 Trophies & 731 points) is to Whiskey Bent coattails

like

Rub Me Tender (6th place & 706 respectively) is to another long drive home coattails

This is the whole reason I do these BBQ's. If there wasnt banter back and forth and alot of fun between all the teams, I wouldnt be out there.
Another long drive home is right.....
When are we getting a contest in our neck of the woods?

Chappy
03-24-2010, 11:32 AM
I had a bet with him that I could get him punched and he wouldn't know why. However, I'll never tell you who I am...unless you are the one to punch him.

If you do, take it easy...I'm not trying to get in a lawsuit.

Sincerely,
The Fake Joel Vann

Ask Joel about the BBQ Brethren forum and take a good look at the confusion on his face.

Lol. You are probably right!

Rub
03-24-2010, 09:50 PM
I had a bet with him that I could get him punched and he wouldn't know why. However, I'll never tell you who I am...unless you are the one to punch him.

If you do, take it easy...I'm not trying to get in a lawsuit.

Sincerely,
The Fake Joel Vann

Ask Joel about the BBQ Brethren forum and take a good look at the confusion on his face.
Bring him with you guys Friday night, I'll punch him! :boxing: