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SmokeJumper
09-07-2010, 10:23 AM
It is time to decide the winner of the "Bacon" Throwdown!

The winner will be announced after the poll closes on Saturday 9/11.

Click Here (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=91186) to go to the Throwdown thread, or click on the person's name for more pics/info on the entries.

N8man (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1383971&postcount=23)
http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww171/n8man_album/Pig_Newton9.jpg

Jonny Rotisserie (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1384038&postcount=27)
http://www.auspitbbq.com/forum%20content/IMG_0599-1.JPG

Southern Home Boy (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1385999&postcount=36)
http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac160/southernhomeboy/RattleSnakeTailDinner.jpg

Sleepy Smoker (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1387749&postcount=45)
http://a.imageshack.us/img534/8348/baconwaffles5.jpg

BigButzBBQ (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1387866&postcount=48)
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/bigbutzbbq/Bacon%20Cone%20Sundae/046.jpg

BBQ Grail (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1388150&postcount=55)
http://thebbqgrail.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/BALT1.jpg

FattyMac (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1388857&postcount=65)
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_y9ZgCZQcE5A/TH_JdOGI20I/AAAAAAAAA24/te8AWkeDhEg/s800/IMGP3816.JPG

SmokinAussie (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1390670&postcount=84)
http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae78/SmokinAussie/WHOIAM/DSC_0557_928.jpg?t=1283564786

MadCityJim (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1391679&postcount=93)
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=44788&d=1283661352

KnucklHed BBQ (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1392154&postcount=96)
http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/knucklhedbbq/IMG_1395Medium.jpg

bluetang (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1392166&postcount=98)
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=44852&d=1283718312

ecode (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1392323&postcount=104)
http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx346/ecodeps/bacon/IMG_0612-1.jpg

BlkJeep (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1392354&postcount=106)
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff72/bbq-brethren/DSC03261.jpg?t=1283733180

Gore (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1392361&postcount=107)
http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/bacon/IMG_0576-1.jpg

SmokeJumper
09-07-2010, 10:29 AM
Outstanding entries all around! Great eats for all last week.
I weighed creativity and artistic merit heavily here and it came down to BigButzBBQ and Gore but the eggplant, tofu bacon, and artistic brilliance of Gore won me over in the end.

deguerre
09-07-2010, 10:50 AM
I agree Gore's entry was brilliant, and it also came down to Him and Tom, but I've got to have one of those scotch egg cones!

Smokey Al Gold
09-07-2010, 11:03 AM
It was tough between the scotch egg cone and gore's entry. Gore's went above and beyond and definately had ALOT of bacon. Great entries by all

BBQ Grail
09-07-2010, 11:11 AM
Dear BBQ Brethren Polling Officials,

I wish to declare that I, The BBQ Grail, failed to properly exercise my voting rights by voting for myself instead of my intended voter receiver, BigButzBBQ.

Let it be known, far and wide, that I should have voted for BigButzBBQ...

SmokeJumper
09-07-2010, 11:13 AM
Dear BBQ Brethren Polling Officials,

I wish to declare that I, The BBQ Grail, failed to properly exercise my voting rights by voting for myself instead of my intended voter receiver, BigButzBBQ.

Let it be known, far and wide, that I should have voted for BigButzBBQ...

Note to self: Never go hunting with Larry.

N8man
09-07-2010, 11:30 AM
Each and every entry is a winner, but I had
to give my vote to Gore, that's OutStandingly Inspired Artistry.....

deguerre
09-07-2010, 11:49 AM
Note to self: Never go hunting with Larry.

I heard he took Dick Cheney's marksmanship class.

southernsmoker
09-07-2010, 11:54 AM
Excellent entries..had to go with the Grail for it's pure eating pleasure..looks like anyhoo..:clap2:

Southern Home Boy
09-07-2010, 01:36 PM
Absolutely AWESOME entries this week y'all. I am SO outclassed....:tsk: Anyway, I actually had to go back and read the rules on this one.

Gore's "Scream" was absolutely amazing, no question about it. BUT, the rules state over and over that the entry must be a "dish". I had to interpret that as something was primarily made to be eaten. I don't think I could have brought myself to eat Gore's "Scream". It's just too cool.

SO....

I had to go with Big Butz's "Bacone". Almost as creative and definitely more edible.

flyingv4me
09-07-2010, 01:47 PM
Truly brilliant entries and mighty tasty looking to boot! I'm going to have to think on this one (that's some of the smoke coming from Richmond this week...).

Sleepy Smoker
09-07-2010, 03:10 PM
This is a tough one. I want to vote for three different entries, each for a different reason. I'll have to hold off on casting my vote until later in the week.

Big George's BBQ
09-07-2010, 03:21 PM
I would like to eat all of them, but had to go with Gore

zydecopaws
09-07-2010, 08:00 PM
Amazing artistry by Gore, and tasty entries one and all. However, I also was swayed by my desire to eat the picture, not sit and enjoy the artistry, so I too voted for that bacony thing from BigButzBBQ.

Smiter Q
09-07-2010, 08:35 PM
Wow.. rough week for voting!

-Started with N8man's Piggy Newtons (actually dreamed I was eating them
-Then was moved by about 5 others that took the taste buds in all different directions.
-Enjoyed the Elvis thread
-Mad City Jim's looked great
-Then there is GORE's artwork!

In the end.. it was the combination of "creative baconry" combined with the nostalgic thought of icecream.
BigButzBBQ's extraordinary waffle cone with the scotch egg surprises!!!

The entries that I see myself trying to make one day are:
FATTY MACS - Fat Elvis Turds
N8MANS Pig Newtons

If ELVIS was alive and out there... I would have to think that FATTY MAC's cook would of brought him out of the woodwork.
As it is though, they might just bring his ghost around too!

BBQ Grail
09-07-2010, 09:03 PM
Note to self: Never go hunting with Larry.

I heard he took Dick Cheney's marksmanship class.


Bite ME and my bacon!

bluetang
09-07-2010, 09:57 PM
To me, all the entries were great, period. The dishes in each were incredible...bacon! I would love to eat every one of them, at one sitting BTW. However, Gore's entry blew me away for several reasons. One, it was bacon; bacon here people. Second, although it was an obscure interpretation of a classic painting done in, what was the theme again(?), oh yeah, BACON , it evoked the same emotions from the original. Third, it was edible. My vote goes to Gore.

Chef Jim
09-08-2010, 12:20 AM
Anyway, I actually had to go back and read the rules on this one.

Gore's "Scream" was absolutely amazing, no question about it. BUT, the rules state over and over that the entry must be a "dish". I had to interpret that as something was primarily made to be eaten. I don't think I could have brought myself to eat Gore's "Scream". It's just too cool.





You read the rules?? I didn't think anyone did that.:becky:

Chef Jim
09-08-2010, 12:27 AM
I'm sorry ecode. No zero for you in this one. You have inspired me to enter another throwdown.

Those pie irons are really neat, have to look for some of those.

Southern Home Boy
09-08-2010, 12:52 AM
You read the rules?? I didn't think anyone did that.:becky:

Yeah... I read the directions before I put something together too...:redface: Does that mean I have to turn in my "Man Card"??

Gore
09-08-2010, 09:12 AM
Third, it was edible.

Psssst, ... bluetang thinks tofu bacon and eggplant are edible, pass it on.

High Q
09-08-2010, 02:00 PM
I love a Monte Cristo and I really love a pie iron. Great entries by all but e/code gets my vote.

Paulmark
09-08-2010, 04:59 PM
Gore's entry was mind blowing, all were wonderfull looking. Congrats all.

Grabnabber
09-08-2010, 05:45 PM
I cannot, and I mean *cannot* decide between Gore and BigButz.

All the entries are top shelf dishes, but those two are just crazy! :crazy:

BlkJeep
09-08-2010, 07:19 PM
madcity jim-your straws put me over the edge. so many awesome entries, I just now brought myself to vote!

Jonny Rotisserie
09-09-2010, 03:04 PM
I really think that if ever there was a time for a tie with two winners it would be this week. BigbutzBBQ's Bacone definitely wins for edibility. But Gore's creative genius won my vote in the end.

I did not think that the Baconstein or the Bacon salad bowl could be outdone. Gore, hats off to you around the world.

That said, I think there are some important questions that need to be addressed:
1) Was any actual bacon harmed in the making of that...masterpiece?
2) It doesn't seem possible that someone could unite the trifecta of zero getting vote ingredients (tofu bacon, turkey bacon and EGGPLANT) into a vote winning entry. Is Gore relying on Master's superpowers to unfairly woo our votes?

deguerre
09-09-2010, 03:18 PM
You forgot the bacon Bugatti Johnny.


Just sayin'

Phubar
09-09-2010, 07:26 PM
You know who I voted for!

N8man
09-09-2010, 11:22 PM
Is it time for Smack Talk yet?:tape:

KnucklHed BBQ
09-10-2010, 02:16 AM
Whos the stinking crackhead that voted for me when there were homeboy & sleepys way better entries than mine!!!

No zero club for me I guess!! :mad:

Please note that I really have no conclusive evidence that wannchef is actually a crackhead. I am sure that wannchef also has no idea of how difficult it is to get into the zero club...

Im thinking next time I'll have to go all out and skip the zucchini and move right to the eggplant if I'm gonna get serious about this zero club bidniz!

KnucklHed BBQ
09-10-2010, 02:24 AM
Gore, you were so close to getting my vote, in the end though it came down to eatability... while artistically genius, it just didn't hit the"dig in" button on my stomach...

Butz, I want one of those!!!! Could I get extra bacon though???

Gore
09-10-2010, 08:02 AM
I really think that if ever there was a time for a tie with two winners it would be this week. BigbutzBBQ's Bacone definitely wins for edibility. But Gore's creative genius won my vote in the end.

1) Was any actual bacon harmed in the making of that...masterpiece?
2) It doesn't seem possible that someone could unite the trifecta of zero getting vote ingredients (tofu bacon, turkey bacon and EGGPLANT) into a vote winning entry. Is Gore relying on Master's superpowers to unfairly woo our votes?

Thanks Jonny, I'm all for letting ties stand myself, but there are many great entries in this one and I am shocked the voting is as skewed as it is. As for your questions,
1. I'm afraid that no matter your definition of bacon, some was harmed in this entry.
2. I admit that trying to combine that trifecta probably overextended the bounds of decency, but a man's got to dream. And of course, to capture such emotions, in eggplant no less, requires a true Master.

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/bacon/IMG_0592-1.jpg

I am but an assistant, and now merely an assistant to an assistant. :doh:

You know who I voted for!

I had to check again to see if Shawn had submitted an entry.

deguerre
09-10-2010, 02:56 PM
Don't feel bad Ry. Someone voted for SmokinAussie too who was on his way to a zero.

SmokinAussie
09-10-2010, 05:18 PM
Aaaaaaaght@$()(**^$#@...

I didn't even SAY anything this time dang it!

SmokinAussie
09-10-2010, 05:24 PM
I've made my vote... Gore, how come these guys are assuming you didn't eat this afterwards... is IS bacon yes????

Tell me you didn't lacquer it and hang it on the wall....

deguerre
09-10-2010, 05:26 PM
Aaaaaaaght@$()(**^$#@...

I didn't even SAY anything this time dang it!
Yah. I DELIBERATELY kept mum on this myself in hopes for that zero.

Phubar
09-10-2010, 05:26 PM
...I had to check again to see if Shawn had submitted an entry.



Ooooh...touché Gora!:cool:

Gore
09-10-2010, 06:04 PM
I've made my vote... Gore, how come these guys are assuming you didn't eat this afterwards... is IS bacon yes????

Tell me you didn't lacquer it and hang it on the wall....

Yes, bacon by any definition (and no, it is not lacquered).

A couple of my finalists still had zeros and I didn't want to ruin that for them. Now to stop procrastinating....

deguerre
09-10-2010, 06:47 PM
A couple of my finalists still had zeros and I didn't want to ruin that for them. Now to stop procrastinating....
Those did look good.:becky:

deguerre
09-11-2010, 01:20 PM
Sleepy Smoker, you're membership (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/group.php?groupid=39) awaits you.:becky:

deguerre
09-11-2010, 01:21 PM
Aaaaaaaand, way to go Tom!:thumb::thumb:

Sleepy Smoker
09-11-2010, 02:01 PM
Sleepy Smoker, you're membership (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/group.php?groupid=39) awaits you.:becky:

I didn't want to say anything prematurely and jinx myself. :tape:

In checking out the Zero's Club social group I don't see how to create a new discussion. Am I missing something? I see others "applying" for membership, and I'd like to be able to do the same.

I will say though that I learned from this week's competition. I think a combination of a poor photograph (too far from the dish) and choosing a entry where the bacon is obscured worked against me. Unless someone actually read the throwdown thread itself (and not just the voting thread) it would be easy to overlook that there was smoked bacon inside the waffle, and not just on the side of the plate. Live and learn.

Or it could just be that mine sucked! I mean if I wouldn't have voted for it in comparison to the others... why should I be surprised?

Congrats to BigButtzBBQ! :clap2: I intended to cast my vote for you today, but I see the polls have closed.

Garyclaw
09-11-2010, 03:36 PM
umm Gore? Those are not dog treats up at the top there are they?
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af345/Garyclaw/goresbacon.jpg

Garyclaw
09-11-2010, 04:06 PM
NTTAWWT. They actually look good! I'd hit'em.:-D

SmokinAussie
09-11-2010, 06:27 PM
I didn't want to say anything prematurely and jinx myself. :tape:

In checking out the Zero's Club social group I don't see how to create a new discussion. Am I missing something? I see others "applying" for membership, and I'd like to be able to do the same.

I will say though that I learned from this week's competition. I think a combination of a poor photograph (too far from the dish) and choosing a entry where the bacon is obscured worked against me. Unless someone actually read the throwdown thread itself (and not just the voting thread) it would be easy to overlook that there was smoked bacon inside the waffle, and not just on the side of the plate. Live and learn.

Or it could just be that mine sucked! I mean if I wouldn't have voted for it in comparison to the others... why should I be surprised?

Congrats to BigButtzBBQ! :clap2: I intended to cast my vote for you today, but I see the polls have closed.

Thanks for the advice on how to get a Zero ... I missed out on my Zero AGAIN! :mad2:...

Cheers!

Bill

bluetang
09-11-2010, 06:34 PM
NTTAWWT. They actually look good! I'd hit'em.:-D
A big ditto that!

deguerre
09-12-2010, 01:23 AM
I didn't want to say anything prematurely and jinx myself. :tape:

In checking out the Zero's Club social group I don't see how to create a new discussion. Am I missing something? I see others "applying" for membership, and I'd like to be able to do the same.

I will say though that I learned from this week's competition. I think a combination of a poor photograph (too far from the dish) and choosing a entry where the bacon is obscured worked against me. Unless someone actually read the throwdown thread itself (and not just the voting thread) it would be easy to overlook that there was smoked bacon inside the waffle, and not just on the side of the plate. Live and learn.

Or it could just be that mine sucked! I mean if I wouldn't have voted for it in comparison to the others... why should I be surprised?

Congrats to BigButtzBBQ! :clap2: I intended to cast my vote for you today, but I see the polls have closed.

Easy. Just join the group and then click on "Post New Discussion" to say HI! or whatever and remember to post a pic! I still love your dish and I WILL be making it.:thumb:

Gore
09-12-2010, 05:56 AM
umm Gore? Those are not dog treats up at the top there are they?


NTTAWWT. They actually look good! I'd hit'em.:-D


I don't think any dogs would eat them. They're meant for those who have less discerning tastes, vegetarians. :becky:

FattyMac
09-12-2010, 12:53 PM
Wow, three votes. :shocked: Thank you for those that voted for me. :thumb:

I thouoght for sure after seeing the other entries I was guaranteed entry to a certain illustrious highly sought after club. I think I will have to try harder next time. :crazy: