View Full Version : 2010 Memorial Day Weekend BBQ Brethren Throwdown

05-28-2010, 09:51 AM
While Memorial Day has very somber roots (see here (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=85456)), this weekend also coincides with what many consider to be the start of summer. Most of the kids are out for summer break around this time, the pools start to open, the busy season starts for all those summer vacation spots.

Most everyone enjoys some form of BBQ during the Memorial Day weekend, and this thread is for everyone to share the BBQ they create over the weekend. I would like for this thread to be considered a place for anyone and everyone to share their BBQ as if they were all together at a bash this weekend.

However, since this is a Throwdown, there will still be a vote on the entries, and a winning entry will be determined. And for the first time ever, the winner of this particular Throwdown will receive the first ever BBQ Throwdown Prize! A copy of the book "Savage BBQ" by Andrew Warnes (http://www.amazon.com/Savage-Barbecue-Culture-Invention-Americas/dp/0820331090). This book was donated to the Throwdown cause as a prize by our fellow brethren CarbonToe! He actually shipped this book to me, all the way across that great big pond, just so I could give it away as a prize. For that, I would like to thank CarbonToe!:cool:

Because this is a bash-style Throwdown of shared food, the rules for this Throwdown will be a little different from our usual Throwdown rules. Rules that have a significant change from the normal rules are highlighted in BOLD.

These are the rules for the 2010 Memorial Day Weekend BBQ Brethren Throwdown:

1. This is an open category, meaning any type of BBQ food will be accepted (see Rule 2).
2. The item must be Grilled or Smoked during the cooking process, or feature Grilled or Smoked ingredients in a prominent manner.
3. Submitted dishes must be cooked between Friday 5/28 and Monday 5/31.
4. All pics (any number) must be submitted by Midnight Central Time on 6/1 (an extra day is being allowed for those who will be out of town).
5. You can make multiple entries into this Throwdown if you like. Just like at a bash, I would not expect people to share only one dish, but any number of dishes they would like to share.
6. You are allowed to touch up your photos for clarity, or to add the dish/item to a more interesting background if you like.
7. By posting your photos, you are granting consent for your photo to be reused for other BBQ Brethren related postings or materials.
8. Any joke photos, or photos of past creations you wish to show off must have a disclaimer stating that the photo is not intended to be included in the Vote thread.
9. If you have any problems with any of the entries, believing them not to be qualified for any reason, DO NOT COMPLAIN TO ME! Instead, please use the ***VOTE*** thread and exercise your power of voting against those entries. Any complaints posted in any Throwdown thread, or directed to me via any other means will be ignored.
10. If I find an entry to have violated these simple rules, I reserve the right to disqualify that entry.
11. As at any neighborhood block party, the kids are present and part of the festivities, so please keep your posts family friendly.
12. Since this is a virtual online bash, I expect everyone to have fun, but also remember there are kids around. Anyone caught not having fun will be asked to leave until they are fun again.

Alan in Ga
05-28-2010, 10:49 AM
This will be fun just like one big happy family. Great idea Chris

05-30-2010, 09:22 AM

Here is my first entry for this Memorial Day Weekend Throwdown. These are Cheese & Onion Enchiladas with Green Sauce, and a side of Poblano Rellenos. The picture below will be this entries money shot.




05-30-2010, 09:36 AM
Wow fantastic....Thirdeye ya set the bar pretty dang high...:clap2:

05-30-2010, 11:47 AM
We've missed you! That is sooooo purty.

05-30-2010, 01:26 PM
My 1st entry in a Throwdown and 1st smoke on my new 18.5" WSM. Had a blast and it only took 12 hours to smoke the Pork Butt! Hope you like my pics :thumb:



This one below will be my entry pic for voting:)



05-30-2010, 01:29 PM
thirdeye....That looks soooooooo gooood!

05-30-2010, 02:49 PM
This is a Bacon Double Cheese Burger with Bavarian Sausage and all the fixins...


Thanks For Looking

05-30-2010, 03:07 PM
Thirdeye... recipe for the Cheese & Onion Enchiladas with Green Sauce please!

Cracklin Jeorge
05-30-2010, 03:36 PM
WOW Great looking stuff, I think I'll go for the zero club this time. Wonder what it will take to get there... well lets try this one...
Summer Spinach Salad, Baked Beans, and Woodhouse Southern Smoked Ribs.http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq317/Cracklin_Jeorge/Southern%20Ribs%20on%20the%20COS/Plate4.jpghttp://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq317/Cracklin_Jeorge/Southern%20Ribs%20on%20the%20COS/Plate3.jpg

Either pic is good by me....

Chef Jim
05-30-2010, 04:17 PM
Wow, simply awesome. Make me think that I'm glad I didn't enter this one. Great work guys.

05-30-2010, 08:54 PM
How about some strawberry banana pancakes with a KISS fatty? (berries picked fresh this morning)


Alan in Ga
05-30-2010, 09:20 PM
first we did low country boil for some co-workers and family

Alan in Ga
05-30-2010, 09:25 PM
We did some quarters for the kids but of course they wanted seafood.

05-30-2010, 10:09 PM
Some great stuff so far!:cool:

05-31-2010, 09:43 AM

My second entry for the Memorial Day Weekend Throwdown share the name of two cities famous for good BBQ. I did a St. Louis trim on these spares, then smoked them Memphis style, aka dry. Dry rub only that is. The top ^ photo is the money shot for this post.




And I didn't forget the trim either, a few pieces didn't make it into this go-box. But these were delivered to a friend that was working Sunday.


05-31-2010, 09:46 AM
Cant forget the bacon chocolate chip cookies


05-31-2010, 10:59 AM

This might be the last of my multiple entries for this special Weekend Throwdown.... (but there's still some time left). You can't say I'm not getting plenty of yardage out of this rule change. :-D The plate shot has got to be my entry for this group of pictures.

It might look like salmon, but this is some steelhead I dry cured on Saturday, then smoked at 120 on Sunday in my box smoker. 75% of the wood was alder, the last pan was cherry.

Here it is after rinsing the cure and resting overnight, it's now ready to hit the smoker.


The title of this picture is "One for show, and one to go" because I'm giving the wrapped one to the guy that runs the drive-up window at the neighborhood liquor store. The last time I had to pay for a bag of ice was.... was..... Heck! I've never had to pay for ice. Heheeee.


A little fattier than trout, but that insures a nice moist product.


05-31-2010, 11:26 AM
Very nice! There's still today left for cooking. Remember, this is an open category, so as long as it was cooked this Memorial Day weekend, was either grilled or smoked, or featured grilled or smoked ingredients, you can share it. I've seen lots of threads with pron people are sharing of food they cooked this weekend, those would be eligible here too if people posted them.

Old Smoke
05-31-2010, 12:56 PM
I've got a chicken slathered, rubbed and ready to cook. :-D
Gonna be the first cook on the new gasser rotisserie. :confused:
I'll try to post pictures late this afternoon.
Wish me luck

05-31-2010, 12:59 PM
Grilled a pepperoni pizza for the girls last night. First time using the new pizza stone


The chain link fence shadow adds a nice effect :)

05-31-2010, 01:01 PM
Hey Chris, since we are allowed multiple entries, are you going to allow us to vote for more than one?

05-31-2010, 03:12 PM
Nope, just one vote. You'll still have to pick the best one.

05-31-2010, 07:08 PM
Nope, just one vote. You'll still have to pick the best one.

I better add to the choices then....here's some pulled beef


05-31-2010, 07:18 PM

Old Smoke
05-31-2010, 07:49 PM
Rubbed with home grown rub and stuffed with apple pieces and rub,
Cooked at 275* - 300* for +/- 2 hours over a drip with beer and more rub.

Here it is ready to rest and serve.


Thanks for lookin' at tonights dinner. :-D

05-31-2010, 08:30 PM
Shane, you don't have an even char on that marshmallow. I'd score it a 6.

05-31-2010, 08:35 PM
Hi all.
This is my first entry so I hope you all enjoy it.
My guests and I sure did.
I like to serve this food hot off the grill.
Included (but sadly not photographed) was a potato casserole and grilled corn.
Anyway enough talk, lets get to the food.

Dylan's Dad
05-31-2010, 10:48 PM
Today was our day to reflect and relax, so I fired up the gasser to save time. Baby portabellas, asparagus, vidalia onions, steaks and burgers for the family.


Dylan has the whole wait till Dad gets a few pictures routine down pat. :wink:



You can use this pic for the throwdown:





05-31-2010, 11:01 PM
Just a simple plate of "St. Louis Spares".


06-01-2010, 01:54 AM
Hope I made it! Did these spares and sausages saturday. Spares have homemade rub and sauce, sausages were Italian from local deli.

Smokey Al Gold
06-01-2010, 07:42 AM
Just a simple plate of "St. Louis Spares".


Awesome! It's like Jenga with ribs

06-01-2010, 08:32 AM
Hope I made it! Did these spares and sausages saturday. Spares have homemade rub and sauce, sausages were Italian from local deli.
You made it just fine. Pics will be accepted until midnight tonight for those who were out of town and just getting back to normal.

06-01-2010, 12:01 PM
Awesome! It's like Jenga with ribs

Heheee. That's exactly what I thought. What was the total number, 15 or so?

06-01-2010, 12:26 PM
Memorial Day Spareribs :cool:




Entry #1 :clap2:

06-01-2010, 12:36 PM
Took the trimmings from my spareribs
Ran through the grinder
Smoked to perfection
MMMMMMM..........RibLoaf. :cool:

06-01-2010, 01:35 PM
Spatchcock Chicken on the WSM...

JD McGee
06-01-2010, 02:22 PM
Nuthin' fancy here...just some legs on the 22...:cool:




Big George's BBQ
06-01-2010, 03:47 PM
YUM This one is going to be fun

06-01-2010, 03:52 PM
Here's my entry:


High Q
06-01-2010, 11:48 PM
Memorial Day is always celebrated at our house. I come from a military family and my birthday is always on Memorial Day weekend. This year, I made myself a present. I cut the bottom out of a tamale pot, drilled some holes, put in a thermometer and made myself a mini-wsm out of my old Smokey Joe.


I gave it a go for the Memorial Day cook. I spatchcocked a chicken, soaked it in buttermilk with Texas BBQ Rub Grand Champion. Smoked it at 275-300 for about an hour. Here it is ready to sauce.


I put a glaze of Texas Pepper Jelly and BBQ Sauce (1/2 and 1/2) on and let it set for approximately 15min.

Here's the final product and my Memorial Day Throwdown pic.


Thanks Chris for the special event Throwdown.

06-02-2010, 03:02 PM
Bacon weave fatty, 2lbs of burger topped with 1 lb of Hot Italain sausage, garlic and seasoning salt topped with a homemade rub. Smoked at 250-275 degrees for 3 hours, splashed with bbq sauce 15 minutes prior to serving.


Joe's Slow
07-03-2010, 11:53 AM
The Poblano Relleno's look GREAT! Is it possible to get the recipe? I just happen to have 6 beautiful ones in the fridge calling to me.