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BBQ Brethren Throwdowns Join us in the backyard for a fun weekly contest and show off your BBQ creations! New categories are posted each week. Winners earn bragging rights, a Throwdown Certificate, and the chance to choose the next week's category. Fun people only please! If you take this too seriously you will have to leave the party until you are fun again.


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Unread 05-09-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Why don't you enter a throwdown? Just Sayin.

When I look at the number of people associated with these forums, I am amazed at how few of my Brethren participate in the weekly Throwdowns. I am really curious why more of ya'll don't participate. I have competed in many a chili cook-off and BBQ events at the backyard, novice, level and found them to be very biased with respect to the judging. (Who knows who and the old boy network, etc.) These events were not cheap btw. I have spent upwards of $200.00 for chili ingredients alone. Only to be overlooked in the judging, when I know my final product was far superior.

I really like the BBQ Brethren format for the Throwdowns. I only have to make what I would already be making for myself for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. No need for giant pots to feed the masses or to box up for the judges. Granted, nobody can judge on taste, but to be completely honest, if my dish is off or tastes like chit I will tell you and I have done so.

Please tell me your thoughts, I am really, genuinely curious why there are not more participants in these fun weekly contests.

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Unread 05-09-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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I am in a mode currently, where I am not always cooking outside. If I was, I would enter more often. I will get back into the swing soon.
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I really enjoy doing it! And, I just entered the zero club on the soul food!
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I never really considered it before. I thought you had to have some sort of membership or something. Are you telling me that everyone can enter ... and it's free? Wow, what a great deal! Sounds like fun!
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I got a zero in my very first one and don't want to ruin my average...
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I am in a mode currently, where I am not always cooking outside. If I was, I would enter more often. I will get back into the swing soon.
Please don't reply from the restaurant tonight. This could be considered unreasonable at best Bob!
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I never really considered it before. I thought you had to have some sort of membership or something. Are you telling me that everyone can enter ... and it's free? Wow, what a great deal! Sounds like fun!
Yes, Gore it is true all this fun for free! You should really spread your wings and fly. I would be quite beneficial for you!
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I got a zero in my very first one and don't want to ruin my average...
Me 2, thats what keeps me coming back! I want to see if I can do it again!
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I really enjoy doing it! And, I just entered the zero club on the soul food!
Congratulations!
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Still tweaking my recipes, low sodium, low fat ugh! Once I can get them to taste like something again it looks like fun.
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Still tweaking my recipes, low sodium, low fat ugh! Once I can get them to taste like something again it looks like fun.
Only the shadow knows, keep cookin and we will be lookin!
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I really enjoy doing it! And, I just entered the zero club on the soul food!
Another Soul Food Zero member here on my first try in a Throwdown. I'm hooked now. Yesterday my wife asked what I was cooking for this weeks contest because she is digging the new stuff. I do all the cooking at my house and lately my menu choices have been a little uninspired. Participating in the Throwdowns have gotten my creative juices flowing again. I find myself paying more attention to my everyday cooking. So far this week I have prepared two new dishes and my family is loving the results.
Another thing I wanted to say is don't get hung up on trying to create "authentic" dishes for each category. Something inspired by or using ingredients familiar to the category is okay IMHO. I also wonder if people think everything in the entry has to be cooked outside. Just my opinion but as a voter if the main component is grilled, smoked, or barbecued that's cool.
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Living here in South Florida, I cook everything I can outdoors. I don't like to add heat inside while paying to cool it down. I am also the chef around here and my wife doesn't eat red meat so that's 2 meals at a time usually. The throwdowns are a lot of fun for me I always have a lot of left overs for my friends and family.
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Thats a good question. I know I am here and sometimes see the throwdown threads and think I should do that. Then the phone rings, and with my short, childlike attention span I forget all about it. I am going to enter this weeks throwdown!

Hold on, phones ringing...
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