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Solidkick
07-20-2004, 10:11 PM
The Belly Brothers BBQ team makes their debut this weekend at the Boone's Lick KCBS BBQ contest. Brother KC is coming down so we can keep each other awake while we babysit the butts and briskets. As the days get closer, the nerves are becoming more frazzled. If I keep setting here in front of the PC, I'll never get stuff ready! LOL

I've gone back and done a search for some past winners, and their have been winners from Texas, Kansas, and Minnesota. We may be up against a level of competition that I wasn't expecting, especially for our first cookoff. We'll give it our best try, eat a bunch of Q, and make new friends. I bet KC drinks a Beck's or two. I'll be taking 2 bottles of No Doze!

So when you don't see any posts from myself or KC for a few days, it's because we're giving it out best shot at trying to do as well as Phil and Greg. And if we do place, it will be as if the Brothers were there cooking with us, as many of the tips and tricks that we've learned have come from right here on the board. Collectively, we are the Brothers In Smoke!!

So I'm going into Getting Down To Business Mod, and we'll be sure to keep you posted as to how we did! I know 400+ brothers have got our backs! Thanks guys!

SoCalCraigster
07-20-2004, 10:25 PM
Good luck to you and KC.

mook
07-20-2004, 10:55 PM
Best of luck to you guys.

Don't forget to have fun.

badger
07-21-2004, 12:29 AM
Good luck and PLEASE take pictures. We love pictures.

kcquer
07-21-2004, 06:12 AM
Bro Kick, Thanks for the invite. Great way to get our feet wet. Thanks to everybody who's written posts I've learned from, answered questions and provided advice. Without the wisdom freely passed around this site the thought of competing would just be a joke.
First place, last place or whatever inbetween doesn't matter as much to me as being a good ambassador for the Brethren and making everybody here proud we were there to represent.
Thanks for the xtra luck, we'll need a good dose of that too!!

MikeG
07-21-2004, 06:58 AM
Good Luck
You two are winners no matter what
a judge may think!!
MikeG

parrothead
07-21-2004, 07:03 AM
You go guys!

jt
07-21-2004, 07:07 AM
I'll be stopping in to see you guys on Saturday. Good Luck!

MrSmoker
07-21-2004, 07:18 AM
Good Luck and have fun.Kick some _ss

willkat98
07-21-2004, 07:20 AM
Good Luck Brothers

shock
07-21-2004, 07:51 AM
Your motto: Veni, Vedi, Beer-ci (we came, we saw, we drank some beer). Best of luck to you guys.

shock
07-21-2004, 07:57 AM
Hey Mr. Kick,

Where is this competition at (directions)? Is there a web site with the details?

Jorge
07-21-2004, 08:05 AM
Best of luck guys. Have a blast with it.

chad
07-21-2004, 08:15 AM
Relax! Don't let anyone psych you!! Yeah, they'll try.

Stick to what you know works and see how is pans out. Keep the eyes open and listen to what the other competitors AREN'T telling you, too!

Good luck! Have fun! Take pictures! :mrgreen:

The_Kapn
07-21-2004, 08:30 AM
Bro Kick and Scott-
I am glad it is you two and not me following the "Greg and Phil show" :lol:
Tough act to follow.
But, you will do great :D :D :D :D :D :D
As I have been told: "Just breathe Brother, breathe"
Have fun and keep us posted.
TIM

BBQchef33
07-21-2004, 10:01 AM
Bro Kick, Thanks for the invite. Great way to get our feet wet. Thanks to everybody who's written posts I've learned from, answered questions and provided advice. Without the wisdom freely passed around this site the thought of competing would just be a joke.
First place, last place or whatever inbetween doesn't matter as much to me as being a good ambassador for the Brethren and making everybody here proud we were there to represent.
Thanks for the xtra luck, we'll need a good dose of that too!!

Here my .02 cents while still in my head.

BRINE EVERYTHING BEFORE
GLAZE EVERYTHING AFTER. sEE PICTURES ATTACHED.

Night before write down.
what your cookin
the rub your using on it
the sauce your using on it
the time youneed to start prepping it
and the time you need to put it in the pit
and finally how long before turn in you need to start assembly.
I glazed everything i submitted.. sliced it, glazed it, returned it to the pit inot the hot spot to carmelize the glaze. So i had to start preppin half our before turnin.



What happened to us was we got sidetracked doing stuff. We wanted to time the food to come out as close to turnin as possible, but the line "Oh ****, we shoulve had the ribs in by now.. or Uh oh, I gotta get the chivcen marinading"..... was there each time. Just give yourself a time line so you can refer to it and know what you should be doing. It sounds lame, but believe me, so much will be going on that you can get distracted.

Also, i dont make my rub in batchs. i make it on the food, right out of the containers. This gives me a tendancy to experiment, and i almost did that on the ribs.... . Dont!!! Know EXACTLY what your going to use. I Had to put a few things down. Dont experiment... use only what you know.... when your in yard, Maybe I'll try this" works great, but you odnt want to find out it dont work just before you give it to a judge.



Good luck Ladies.. we be pullin for ya!!!

Jorge
07-21-2004, 10:06 AM
Dang it, still over an hour away from lunch and Phil just flung a craving on me!

parrothead
07-21-2004, 10:08 AM
I'm calling super smokers damn it.

parrothead
07-21-2004, 10:09 AM
Phil, I resizec all the pics from my camera but can't addd them to the album.

Mark
07-21-2004, 10:22 AM
It this the correct logistics:

07/25-07/26
12th Annual Boone's Lick Trail BBQ Contest

Qualifier Mike McMillen

5800 N. Boothe Lane, Columbia, MO 65279

573-443-0743 E-mail: mike_mc@midamerica.net

BigAl
07-21-2004, 10:45 AM
Good luck brothers, I'll have one with you, remotely!

BigAl
07-21-2004, 10:50 AM
Phil, great looking food, what did you use to glaze the food? Same glaze for all?

jt
07-21-2004, 11:07 AM
here ya go - http://www.boonecountyfairgrounds.com/events/bbq/BC_Fair_BBQ.php

On the home page I saw the pic of Racer's pig. Scary.

BBQchef33
07-21-2004, 11:40 AM
Phil, I resizec all the pics from my camera but can't addd them to the album.

all the pics from your camera are in the gallery now.

Cuelio
07-21-2004, 11:41 AM
Go, brothers, go! Any contest is in part a psychological game. I put on the sound mufflers and go through the plan of action in my head. I could be up against guys meaner and older than I, but I do my best not to pay attention to that stuff.

Best of luck, guys. I'm a proud brother in smoke, again.

BBQchef33
07-21-2004, 11:42 AM
Phil, great looking food, what did you use to glaze the food? Same glaze for all?

Glazed them with some BBQ sauce.

brushed them with the sauce and then put them in the hot spot for a few mins on each side.

chad
07-21-2004, 11:44 AM
Phil;
Great pics and super advise!
Time management and having a plan!! Great words about not experimenting, too!!
'Kick, go for it man!!

Bigmista
07-21-2004, 12:04 PM
sEE PICTURES ATTACHED.



Hey! Where are the pics of the Pork?

Mista

Bigmista
07-21-2004, 12:06 PM
You guys are going to have a great time!

Go for the GOLD...can of Miller beer!

parrothead
07-21-2004, 12:07 PM
And, when you get started take the extra few minutes to intelligently plan out your kitchen. It will save all kinds of hastles throughout the rest of the competition. While we were in Long Island, we had people that felt they could walk all throughout our stuff. Sort of because we hit the ground running and just exploded out of the truck and started rocking. One extra body would have been nice just to start organizing our stuff. We were both way too exhausted and too busy to do that.

The worst offender was this one knucklehead. Phil was up on te trailor tending to the cooker, I was just leaving to turn in the BBQ sauce. I turn back around and there is this guy at our back table, ( someplace he had no business being), he picked up a knife and helped himself to a slice of what had been our breakfast 4 hours earlier. Looking back I should have said something, but I was so dumbfounded I would not have found the words.

Some people just take the farking cake.........and the fatty too. I hope there was a bunch of fly **** on it.

parrothead
07-21-2004, 12:08 PM
Hey! Where are the pics of the Pork?

Look in the photos area. All pics are supposed to be up now.

willkat98
07-21-2004, 12:18 PM
The worst offender was this one knucklehead. Phil was up on te trailor tending to the cooker, I was just leaving to turn in the BBQ sauce. I turn back around and there is this guy at our back table, ( someplace he had no business being), he picked up a knife and helped himself to a slice of what had been our breakfast 4 hours earlier. Looking back I should have said something, but I was so dumbfounded I would not have found the words.

.

New York

Nuff said

Manners came from, you guessed it, Illinois

kcquer
07-21-2004, 04:03 PM
WOW!! Thanks for all the support. WOW!!

BBQchef33
07-21-2004, 05:27 PM
good point greg.. KC... go get one of those plastic chain link fence type jobbies.. put it up around your wntire work area.. or that "Danger men cooking" tape would be great.. We had people wandering around our stuff all day.

BigAl
07-21-2004, 05:57 PM
Grill some SPAM, glaze it and put it out front with sign "Free Sample". There will be a crowd of people but they will be so satified, they won't be roaming around in your work area! :D

Great :idea: ideas are not born, they are tought up :!:

The_Kapn
07-21-2004, 07:36 PM
Grill some SPAM, glaze it and put it out front with sign "Free Sample". There will be a crowd of people but they will be so satified, they won't be roaming around in your work area! :D
Great :idea: ideas are not born, they are tought up :!:
Al,
That may be more effective at "Crowd Control" than even you imagine! :lol:
TIM

Solidkick
07-21-2004, 08:10 PM
Grill some SPAM, glaze it and put it out front with sign "Free Sample". There will be a crowd of people but they will be so satified, they won't be roaming around in your work area! :D
Great :idea: ideas are not born, they are tought up :!:
Al,
That may be more effective at "Crowd Control" than even you imagine! :lol:
TIM

LOL, actually, honest truth, the "all things Spam" competition was tonight!

Solidkick
07-21-2004, 08:10 PM
WOW!! Thanks for all the support. WOW!!

No Kidding! Thanks a BUNCH!!!!!!!!

Solidkick
07-22-2004, 09:40 PM
Well, it's the night before the contest and the nerves are jumpin'. Don't know if I'll get any sleep or not! LOL I know I sure need to...... KC is getting stuff together for the drive down. He's pretty pumped up too.
It looks like it's going to be pretty rainy here Friday, then cool (low around 58 ) Friday night/Saturday morning. I'm thinking long johns and whiskey instead of shorts and beer! LOL
We'll take plenty of pictures and I'll try to get back to the forum Saturday evening, if my eyes are open, to tell you how everything went.

Who knows, maybe the American Royal could be on the docket for this year.
Phil--thanks for sharing the pictures of your turn ins. I liked the glazed look, especially the ribs!

kcquer
07-22-2004, 09:52 PM
He's pretty pumped up too.

Pumped up like brd's girlfriend!! :shock: :lol: :mrgreen:

The thing keeping my nerves at bay is thinking we're gonna meet some folks, I'm gonna cook with a Brother, meet at least one more and cook some good ****, and what the judges don't get we can gnaw on while we wait for results and have a frosty. How could my weekend get any better.

chad
07-23-2004, 08:23 AM
How could my weekend get any better.


Easy answer: Kick Ass!! :D