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Desert Dweller
07-06-2010, 10:00 AM
I was invited to join AZBarbeque as a team member (pb) for the Williams, AZ Comp. I never knew. I never knew there was soooo much work involved, so much money invested, etc., etc.. I think, if memory serves me, we placed 19th from a field of 28, and I guess that ain't too bad for a team who had never cooked together with a pitmaster who was mastering his first competition pit. I had fun, in an exhausted & physically :sick:debilitated way...

The pictures are of the Team; Don, Phil (PM), me and Jerry. Then Phil and Don in conference discussing the secrets of our success. Then a couple of rare shots of me working. A couple shots of the cooker, it's a very nice DiamondPlate Brand. Also included is a picture of the JA BBQ Team's Mascot. Many pictures were taken of this Mascot, caught in staged compromising positions with several of the contestants sometime after the Midnight Appetizer (and booze) Party... No, I did not get caught in such a pose, I was just waking up at the motel to return to the comp for night shift duty...

BBQ_Mayor
07-06-2010, 10:07 AM
Phil needs to cut away from himself!!!:shock:.

I assume other than a few brain cells, there were no injurys so looks like a good time. Congrats on your first comp!

deguerre
07-06-2010, 10:12 AM
Well YeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeHa!!!!!!!!

Vince RnQ
07-06-2010, 10:48 AM
Welcome to the New World, Mr. Columbus!!!

Glad you had fun and enjoyed the weekend.

Desert Dweller
07-06-2010, 12:34 PM
Welcome to the New World, Mr. Columbus!!!


No chit...

big matt
07-06-2010, 01:02 PM
very cool..looks like a great experience!

Lake Dogs
07-06-2010, 01:10 PM
Draining; absolutely! Welcome to the group of nuts! Did 'ya have fun?

We usually do. Honestly, the little down time after final turn-in to awards
I use it to clean up (obviously) then run around the event and see stuff,
otherwise I'd fall asleep (being completely exhausted).

tonto1117
07-06-2010, 01:41 PM
Hook, line and sinker!! Yep, your HOOKED!! :thumb: Looks and sounds like you had a blast!!:clap2::cool::clap2:

Smokesman
07-06-2010, 02:33 PM
Nice pics! Is that a little portable water heater I see using the small propane tanks? Who makes that? Coleman? I'll google as well.

MrSmoker
07-06-2010, 02:44 PM
Thanks for the pics Bo, I'm glad you enjoyed it. :wink: BTW whats your new Brethren Team name going to be? :thumb:

Stoke&Smoke
07-06-2010, 02:54 PM
Nice pics! Is that a little portable water heater I see using the small propane tanks? Who makes that? Coleman? I'll google as well.

Yes, it's a Coleman. They make 2 models. One requires a water hose connection, the other will pump out of most any container. You can also get an adapter for the 20lb tanks (the little ones get expensive)

Desert Dweller
07-06-2010, 05:09 PM
:wink: BTW whats your new Brethren Team name going to be? :thumb:

How about "A Long Ways Away" BBQ? I am sure I am not ready for this if I am the only financier.

bbqbull
07-06-2010, 05:40 PM
I feel your pain Bo!

Alan in Ga
07-06-2010, 05:52 PM
Great looking pics and that had to be a blast to do we are still waiting to do our first one and yes money is the factor

landarc
07-06-2010, 06:11 PM
Yessir, comps are a different breed of BBQ. Still looks like a good time.

Rich Parker
07-06-2010, 06:35 PM
Comps are a totally different beast that just hooked me to.

Get on that hog and come to Michigan. You can cook with me anytime.

JD McGee
07-06-2010, 11:58 PM
Hey Bo...welcome to the crazy arsed world of exhilarating exhaustion...:becky:

Bigmista
07-07-2010, 12:14 AM
That's some mighty red looking garlic...

Rookie'48
07-07-2010, 12:45 AM
Bo's timeline went something like this .....

Saturday afternoon: "I'm beat" :sick:

Sunday afternoon: "Never again - that's too much work!" :crazy:

Thursday evening: "Where's the BullSheet, I'm gonna check out some comps" :thumb:

Desert Dweller
07-07-2010, 06:15 AM
That's some mighty red looking garlic...
Imported...

Westexbbq
07-07-2010, 09:48 AM
Lots of work,
lots of fun.
Plenty of time to recupe.
Nice going.

big brother smoke
07-07-2010, 04:40 PM
Congrats on getting out there, Bo!