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Meat Man
11-17-2011, 07:25 AM
We are forming a BBQ team, and are very excited to get rolling. Really wanted to start out local and small. But there is no comps in Utah, nobody wants to grill in the snow. So looking at the KCBS calendar I think we may go to the Havasu competition in January. It looks like a great event with some top notch teams competing, and the weather in Arizona that time of year is alot better than Utah. Has or are any teams gone or going to go? If so any recommendations for a new team.

Thanks Will

Big Poppa
11-17-2011, 08:02 AM
Big Poppa Smokers will be there! Bring it on Its a great comp You will have a blast!

Matt Dalton
11-17-2011, 08:58 AM
+1 on that!..it's a great comp..I really think this year he's gonna have 100 teams..last year was 84 or so

firehouse_bbq
11-17-2011, 03:12 PM
Pete's Firehouse BBQ will be there too! It is a great comp, and the weather is great (except for a little rain last year)

Meat Man
11-21-2011, 09:48 PM
Registered last night, see you there!

wneill20
01-15-2012, 11:02 AM
I will be there helping out Screamingpete. Should be a good time.

Meat Man
01-26-2012, 07:31 AM
We are heading to Havasu this morning, please stop by and say hello. Good cooking to everyone.

Matt Dalton
01-26-2012, 11:01 AM
Safe travels to all that are driving out to Havasu..If I remember right the smoke mobile blew up on the way there right?..well I'm sure that won't happen this year!..Sterling after bombing brisket the last 2 times we were in Az I've decided to roll with the MAK this time..after seeing the pictures you and Andy have posted lately..plus the fact I've cooked quite a few on it already with comp worthy results..were going for it!

Big Poppa
01-26-2012, 11:53 AM
yeah baby I am using a hasty bake for brisket....crazy idea

5 Hole
01-26-2012, 12:02 PM
Looking forward to this one. I get to come out of retirement and fill in for BT!

KimG SOW
01-26-2012, 08:25 PM
Good luck everybody!

Big Poppa
01-26-2012, 09:17 PM
Thanks Sorry about your foot!

Meat Man
01-26-2012, 10:18 PM
We rolled into town at 7pm. Long drive, 9 hours, but a nice one. We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful and diverse Counrty. Had a nice dinner, and gonna get some sleep. We will be there bright and early tomorrow morning to get checked in. Our hotel looks out over the park and you can see and smell all of the smoke from the grills, awesome! We are really stoked to be here, this is our first competition. Any advice for the first timers, nows the time.

Thanks Will

Big Poppa
01-27-2012, 05:48 AM
watch your timelines.

HoDeDo
01-27-2012, 08:43 AM
Good luck this weekend in Havasu, BP! We'll be waiting for the texts! Particularly Brisket...:cool:

KimG SOW
01-27-2012, 09:06 AM
Thanks Sorry about your foot!

Thanks!! Stupid stairs.... and excited dogs. Just slipped down the last 2 stairs and somehow broke my heal spur.

Sending you guys Good Luck for my birthday. ;)

Big Poppa
01-27-2012, 09:34 AM
and the chicken! and the new rib recipe!

firehouse_bbq
01-27-2012, 11:09 PM
Best of luck BPS, and Left Coast. We are way sorry we had to miss this one. Cant wait to see who walks! Cant wait to hear the stories of the brisket on the Hasty Bake and see the pics!

Big Poppa
01-28-2012, 04:38 AM
the winds is still blowin!

TentHunter
01-28-2012, 07:55 AM
Stupid stairs.... and excited dogs. Just slipped down the last 2 stairs and somehow broke my heal spur.


Oooh... I cringed when I read that. I hope you heal quickly!

Big Poppa
01-28-2012, 05:26 PM
Good job the Matt! Left Coast getting a big call in Brisket on the two star and 5th overall...We had a very fun but strange cook...long story short 11th overall 4th ribs...my brisket got 15th Im happy with that...need to make a few tweaks. Just missed the money by .002 of a point. Pretty good considering we changed all four of our recipes! WE got the worst score we have ever gotten in chicken....they killed us...We had good color tenderness but I didnt like the sauce we used....(my fault) Joe cooked his same ol same ol pork that usually does well and he got 19th. Cant wait to get back at it!

Thom Emery
01-28-2012, 06:19 PM
Lake Havasu Music Brews and BBQ

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Lake Havasu City, AZ
Starts: 01/27/2012
Ends: 01/28/2012
Website: Home | Havasu Music Brews and BBQ (http://www.musicbrewsbbq.com)
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, CAROL WHITEBOOK, MERL WHITEBOOK, GENE GOYCOCHEA

Prize Money: $10000.00


Contact Information:
Skip & Cheryl Ramsden
Phone: 928-208-2375
info@musicbrewsbbq.com


Contest Results: [View Printable]

Grand Champion: Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ
Reserve Champion: Little Miss BBQ

Overall:
1. Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ - 675.9998
2. Little Miss BBQ - 672.5708
3. Sin City Smokers - 668.5712
4. Smokin' Triggers BBQ - 665.1426
5. Left Coast Q - 663.4280
6. 4 Legs Up BBQ - 659.4282
7. Got Smoke Bar-B-Que - 658.8574
8. Sweet Peppers - 653.7138
9. Kegger's BBQ Team - 649.7144
10. Porky's Revenge - 649.1428
11. Big Poppa Smokers - 649.1426
12. Dry 2 da Bone - 649.1426
13. Who's Smokin' Now - 647.9996
14. Route 66 Catering Crew - 647.9992
15. Bam Bam's BBQ - 646.2854
16. My Smokin' Grillfriend - 642.8576
17. Butcher's Daughter BBQ - 641.7140
18. I. A. B. 30 BBQ - 640.5712
19. T&J Backyard BBQ - 640.5712
20. Knock Ur Sox Off BBQ - 639.4286
21. Porketeers - 637.7142
22. The Pit Crew BBQ - 637.1426
23. Bowling Over Pigs - 636.5712
24. DJ's Smokin BBQ - 634.2854
25. Meat Inc. - 633.7140
26. Ranch 13 BBQ - 631.4282
27. Steel City BBQ - 630.2854
28. BBQ Bullies - 629.7142
29. White Oak Creek Smokers - 629.7142
30. Wild Hogs BBQ Team - 629.7138
31. Satisfied Hogs - 629.1424
32. The Arizona Kid - 628.5714
33. Rooftop Barbeque - 628.5708
34. Smokehouse 10 - 627.4284
35. Pullin Da Bone - 626.8568
36. Woodhouse Barbecue - 626.8564
37. Loot N Booty BBQ - 626.2858
38. Trailhound Smokers BBQ - 626.2858
39. Ranch House BBQ - 625.7140
40. Jo-Bawb's BBQ - 625.1428
41. Who Laughing Now BBQ - 624.0002
42. Fahrenheit 251 - 623.4284
43. BBQ Magic - 623.4282
44. Qued Up - 622.2860
45. Smokin Mo's BBQ - 620.5710
46. Auggie's Twilight BBQ - 619.9998
47. Mad Maui - 618.2856
48. The Rib Doctor - 617.7140
49. Screaming Pete BBQ - 617.1426
50. Bob-O's Que - 616.0008
51. Smoke'm if you Gott'em - 613.1430
52. BBQPHX - 612.5712
53. Sunrise BBQ - 611.9998
54. Smokin' Goatheads - 611.9996
55. Twisted Texas Q - 610.8574
56. Pig Pushers BBQ & Cateri - 610.8570
57. Montana Q - 606.8570
58. Bear Naked BBQ - 606.8570
59. Daddy O's Smokin' BBQ - 603.9998
60. BITE ME BBQ, Team Colora - 603.4282
61. Andrews Rib Shack - 601.7148
62. West of Memphis BBQ - 598.8572
63. Voodoo ZomBQue - 596.0000
64. Texas Rib Rangers - 595.9998
65. B!tchin' K!chen!! & BBQ - 595.4280
66. Cowboys Smokin' Hot BBQ - 592.5714
67. Desert Ridge Pit Masters - 590.8572
68. AOK BBQ, Inc - 588.5714
69. Butthead BBQ - 586.2854
70. Wild Willy's Smokin Hot - 583.4286
71. BBQ Junkie - 582.8570
72. Sinclairs Driver Wild BB - 581.7142
73. Los Nerds - 567.4282
74. AKME Smokers - 565.1428


Chicken:
1. Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ - 179.4286
2. Smokin' Triggers BBQ - 174.2858
3. Little Miss BBQ - 174.2856
4. Got Smoke Bar-B-Que - 173.7144
5. My Smokin' Grillfriend - 171.4288
6. Butcher's Daughter BBQ - 170.2856
7. Route 66 Catering Crew - 170.2854
8. Left Coast Q - 169.7142
9. Who's Smokin' Now - 169.1430
10. Sweet Peppers - 169.1426
11. Jo-Bawb's BBQ - 168.0000
12. 4 Legs Up BBQ - 168.0000
13. Pig Pushers BBQ & Cateri - 166.8572
14. Screaming Pete BBQ - 166.8570
15. DJ's Smokin BBQ - 166.2856
16. Knock Ur Sox Off BBQ - 165.7142
17. Ranch 13 BBQ - 165.1428
18. Fahrenheit 251 - 164.0000
19. Sunrise BBQ - 164.0000
20. Kegger's BBQ Team - 164.0000
21. Los Nerds - 162.8574
22. I. A. B. 30 BBQ - 162.8572
23. Bowling Over Pigs - 162.8570
24. Bam Bam's BBQ - 162.8570
25. Steel City BBQ - 162.2856
26. Satisfied Hogs - 161.1428
27. AOK BBQ, Inc - 160.5716
28. Wild Hogs BBQ Team - 160.5714
29. Ranch House BBQ - 160.5714
30. Cowboys Smokin' Hot BBQ - 160.5714
31. Bear Naked BBQ - 160.5714
32. White Oak Creek Smokers - 160.5714
33. Sin City Smokers - 160.5712
34. BBQPHX - 160.0000
35. BITE ME BBQ, Team Colora - 159.4284
36. Qued Up - 158.8572
37. Smoke'm if you Gott'em - 157.7144
38. Dry 2 da Bone - 157.7144
39. Montana Q - 157.7142
40. BBQ Magic - 157.1428
41. The Pit Crew BBQ - 157.1428
42. Porketeers - 156.5712
43. Butthead BBQ - 156.0002
44. Porky's Revenge - 156.0000
45. Wild Willy's Smokin Hot - 156.0000
46. Smokin' Goatheads - 155.9998
47. Smokin Mo's BBQ - 155.9998
48. Pullin Da Bone - 155.4286
49. T&J Backyard BBQ - 155.4284
50. Meat Inc. - 154.8572
51. Auggie's Twilight BBQ - 154.8570
52. BBQ Bullies - 154.8570
53. Big Poppa Smokers - 154.2856
54. Loot N Booty BBQ - 153.1428
55. AKME Smokers - 153.1428
56. Trailhound Smokers BBQ - 153.1428
57. Smokehouse 10 - 152.5712
58. Twisted Texas Q - 151.4286
59. BBQ Junkie - 150.2858
60. Who Laughing Now BBQ - 149.7144
61. The Rib Doctor - 149.7142
62. The Arizona Kid - 149.1428
63. Rooftop Barbeque - 148.5714
64. Daddy O's Smokin' BBQ - 148.5714
65. Woodhouse Barbecue - 147.4282
66. Texas Rib Rangers - 145.7144
67. Voodoo ZomBQue - 145.1428
68. Mad Maui - 145.1428
69. Bob-O's Que - 142.8572
70. Desert Ridge Pit Masters - 142.8570
71. B!tchin' K!chen!! & BBQ - 142.8570
72. Andrews Rib Shack - 142.8570
73. West of Memphis BBQ - 141.7142
74. Sinclairs Driver Wild BB - 138.2856


Ribs:
1. Bam Bam's BBQ - 171.4286
2. Porky's Revenge - 170.2858
3. Left Coast Q - 169.7142
4. Big Poppa Smokers - 169.7142
5. Sin City Smokers - 168.0000
6. Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ - 166.8572
7. Little Miss BBQ - 165.7142
8. Auggie's Twilight BBQ - 165.1428
9. 4 Legs Up BBQ - 163.9998
10. Dry 2 da Bone - 163.9998
11. Wild Hogs BBQ Team - 162.8570
12. Smokin' Triggers BBQ - 162.8570
13. Knock Ur Sox Off BBQ - 162.2858
14. DJ's Smokin BBQ - 162.2856
15. Woodhouse Barbecue - 162.2856
16. Smoke'm if you Gott'em - 161.7142
17. Smokehouse 10 - 160.5716
18. B!tchin' K!chen!! & BBQ - 160.5716
19. Smokin Mo's BBQ - 160.5714
20. BBQ Bullies - 159.4288
21. The Arizona Kid - 158.8572
22. Twisted Texas Q - 157.7144
23. My Smokin' Grillfriend - 157.7144
24. Satisfied Hogs - 157.7144
25. Butcher's Daughter BBQ - 157.7142
26. Who Laughing Now BBQ - 156.5714
27. Rooftop Barbeque - 156.5712
28. Got Smoke Bar-B-Que - 156.0002
29. Trailhound Smokers BBQ - 156.0002
30. Cowboys Smokin' Hot BBQ - 156.0000
31. Kegger's BBQ Team - 154.8574
32. Meat Inc. - 154.8572
33. Loot N Booty BBQ - 154.8572
34. Montana Q - 154.8570
35. Ranch House BBQ - 154.8570
36. Bob-O's Que - 154.2860
37. T&J Backyard BBQ - 154.2858
38. The Rib Doctor - 154.2856
39. Porketeers - 153.7144
40. Ranch 13 BBQ - 153.7144
41. BBQ Junkie - 153.7142
42. Mad Maui - 153.1428
43. Bowling Over Pigs - 152.5716
44. Texas Rib Rangers - 152.5714
45. Jo-Bawb's BBQ - 152.5714
46. AKME Smokers - 152.5714
47. Route 66 Catering Crew - 152.5712
48. I. A. B. 30 BBQ - 152.5712
49. Voodoo ZomBQue - 152.0002
50. Andrews Rib Shack - 151.4288
51. BITE ME BBQ, Team Colora - 151.4286
52. Sunrise BBQ - 151.4284
53. Pig Pushers BBQ & Cateri - 151.4284
54. Bear Naked BBQ - 150.8572
55. Who's Smokin' Now - 150.8568
56. West of Memphis BBQ - 149.7142
57. Sweet Peppers - 149.7142
58. Daddy O's Smokin' BBQ - 149.1430
59. Steel City BBQ - 149.1430
60. Screaming Pete BBQ - 149.1430
61. AOK BBQ, Inc - 148.5714
62. BBQ Magic - 147.9996
63. Pullin Da Bone - 147.4284
64. BBQPHX - 146.2858
65. White Oak Creek Smokers - 146.2858
66. Qued Up - 145.7144
67. The Pit Crew BBQ - 143.4284
68. Sinclairs Driver Wild BB - 141.7142
69. Smokin' Goatheads - 141.1428
70. Wild Willy's Smokin Hot - 140.0000
71. Desert Ridge Pit Masters - 138.2858
72. Fahrenheit 251 - 138.2856
73. Butthead BBQ - 136.5716
74. Los Nerds - 135.4286

Thom Emery
01-28-2012, 06:21 PM
Lake Havasu Music Brews and BBQ


STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

From KCBS site

Pork:
1. Sweet Peppers - 176.0000
2. Sin City Smokers - 175.4286
3. Little Miss BBQ - 171.9998
4. Bob-O's Que - 171.4286
5. 4 Legs Up BBQ - 170.2856
6. Got Smoke Bar-B-Que - 169.7142
7. Kegger's BBQ Team - 169.7142
8. Dry 2 da Bone - 167.4286
9. Bam Bam's BBQ - 166.2856
10. White Oak Creek Smokers - 165.7142
11. The Arizona Kid - 165.7142
12. Bowling Over Pigs - 165.7142
13. Qued Up - 165.1430
14. Trailhound Smokers BBQ - 165.1428
15. Steel City BBQ - 165.1428
16. Porky's Revenge - 164.0000
17. T&J Backyard BBQ - 164.0000
18. I. A. B. 30 BBQ - 163.4286
19. Big Poppa Smokers - 163.4286
20. Route 66 Catering Crew - 163.4284
21. Loot N Booty BBQ - 162.8572
22. My Smokin' Grillfriend - 162.2858
23. The Pit Crew BBQ - 161.7144
24. Smokin' Triggers BBQ - 161.7142
25. BBQ Magic - 161.7142
26. Pullin Da Bone - 161.7140
27. DJ's Smokin BBQ - 161.1430
28. Auggie's Twilight BBQ - 161.1428
29. Fahrenheit 251 - 161.1428
30. Ranch 13 BBQ - 161.1426
31. Jo-Bawb's BBQ - 160.5714
32. Meat Inc. - 160.5712
33. Daddy O's Smokin' BBQ - 160.5712
34. Rooftop Barbeque - 159.9998
35. Who's Smokin' Now - 159.9998
36. Left Coast Q - 159.4282
37. Wild Willy's Smokin Hot - 158.2858
38. Sinclairs Driver Wild BB - 158.2858
39. Porketeers - 158.2856
40. Who Laughing Now BBQ - 157.7142
41. Smokehouse 10 - 157.1428
42. Woodhouse Barbecue - 157.1428
43. Andrews Rib Shack - 156.5716
44. B!tchin' K!chen!! & BBQ - 156.5712
45. BBQ Bullies - 155.9998
46. The Rib Doctor - 155.9998
47. Knock Ur Sox Off BBQ - 155.4286
48. Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ - 155.4282
49. Mad Maui - 154.2858
50. Smokin' Goatheads - 154.2856
51. Voodoo ZomBQue - 153.7144
52. Desert Ridge Pit Masters - 153.7142
53. Butcher's Daughter BBQ - 153.7142
54. Bear Naked BBQ - 153.1426
55. Ranch House BBQ - 152.5714
56. Screaming Pete BBQ - 150.2856
57. BITE ME BBQ, Team Colora - 150.2856
58. Wild Hogs BBQ Team - 150.2856
59. Butthead BBQ - 150.2852
60. West of Memphis BBQ - 149.7142
61. Smokin Mo's BBQ - 149.7142
62. BBQPHX - 149.7142
63. Pig Pushers BBQ & Cateri - 148.0000
64. Satisfied Hogs - 147.9998
65. Texas Rib Rangers - 147.4284
66. Sunrise BBQ - 145.1428
67. Smoke'm if you Gott'em - 144.5716
68. Cowboys Smokin' Hot BBQ - 144.0000
69. Montana Q - 144.0000
70. Twisted Texas Q - 144.0000
71. BBQ Junkie - 139.4284
72. AOK BBQ, Inc - 135.9998
73. Los Nerds - 134.2854
74. AKME Smokers - 133.7142


Brisket:
1. The Pit Crew BBQ - 174.8570
2. Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ - 174.2858
3. Porketeers - 169.1430
4. Who's Smokin' Now - 168.0000
5. T&J Backyard BBQ - 166.8570
6. Smokin' Triggers BBQ - 166.2856
7. Mad Maui - 165.7142
8. Sin City Smokers - 164.5714
9. Left Coast Q - 164.5714
10. Rooftop Barbeque - 163.4284
11. Meat Inc. - 163.4284
12. Pullin Da Bone - 162.2858
13. Satisfied Hogs - 162.2854
14. I. A. B. 30 BBQ - 161.7142
15. Big Poppa Smokers - 161.7142
16. Route 66 Catering Crew - 161.7142
17. Kegger's BBQ Team - 161.1428
18. Smokin' Goatheads - 160.5714
19. Little Miss BBQ - 160.5712
20. Who Laughing Now BBQ - 160.0002
21. Fahrenheit 251 - 160.0000
22. Butcher's Daughter BBQ - 160.0000
23. Dry 2 da Bone - 159.9998
24. Woodhouse Barbecue - 159.9998
25. Got Smoke Bar-B-Que - 159.4286
26. BBQ Bullies - 159.4286
27. Sweet Peppers - 158.8570
28. Porky's Revenge - 158.8570
29. West of Memphis BBQ - 157.7146
30. Twisted Texas Q - 157.7144
31. The Rib Doctor - 157.7144
32. Ranch House BBQ - 157.7142
33. White Oak Creek Smokers - 157.1428
34. 4 Legs Up BBQ - 157.1428
35. Smokehouse 10 - 157.1428
36. BBQ Magic - 156.5716
37. BBQPHX - 156.5712
38. Desert Ridge Pit Masters - 156.0002
39. Knock Ur Sox Off BBQ - 156.0000
40. Wild Hogs BBQ Team - 155.9998
41. Loot N Booty BBQ - 155.4286
42. Bowling Over Pigs - 155.4284
43. The Arizona Kid - 154.8572
44. Smokin Mo's BBQ - 154.2856
45. Steel City BBQ - 153.7140
46. Qued Up - 152.5714
47. Trailhound Smokers BBQ - 152.0000
48. Sunrise BBQ - 151.4286
49. My Smokin' Grillfriend - 151.4286
50. Ranch 13 BBQ - 151.4284
51. Andrews Rib Shack - 150.8574
52. Screaming Pete BBQ - 150.8570
53. Montana Q - 150.2858
54. Texas Rib Rangers - 150.2856
55. Smoke'm if you Gott'em - 149.1428
56. Bob-O's Que - 147.4290
57. Bam Bam's BBQ - 145.7142
58. Daddy O's Smokin' BBQ - 145.7142
59. Voodoo ZomBQue - 145.1426
60. Pig Pushers BBQ & Cateri - 144.5714
61. DJ's Smokin BBQ - 144.5712
62. Jo-Bawb's BBQ - 144.0000
63. AOK BBQ, Inc - 143.4286
64. Sinclairs Driver Wild BB - 143.4286
65. Butthead BBQ - 143.4284
66. Bear Naked BBQ - 142.2858
67. BITE ME BBQ, Team Colora - 142.2856
68. BBQ Junkie - 139.4286
69. Auggie's Twilight BBQ - 138.8572
70. B!tchin' K!chen!! & BBQ - 135.4282
71. Los Nerds - 134.8568
72. Cowboys Smokin' Hot BBQ - 132.0000
73. Wild Willy's Smokin Hot - 129.1428
74. AKME Smokers - 125.7144

TentHunter
01-29-2012, 07:26 PM
Great showing LCQ & BPS!

WOW... 0.0002 points away. That's only 2/10,000 of a point difference! I had no idea it's calculated that closely.

Big Poppa
01-29-2012, 08:52 PM
Hey I think meat man came in 7th overall his first try! Congrats! you re hooked.....

Meat Man
01-29-2012, 09:36 PM
Caution BBQ can become addictive. How fun was that, it was so great to get to meet you, Jody, and Joe. To tell you the truth I didn't want to go to the awards, boy am I glad my wife made me go. We had good cooks, but we had no frame of reference. You can practice cook, but I don't think you can practice competitions. We avoided distaster twice (thanks Thermapen). The wind never affected the MAKS, What a great grill, Thanks MAKDADDY! We were overwhelmed by the kindness that Big Poppas Smokers extended to us. Congradulations to you and your team on your good showing, especially in ribs (maybe we can exchange recipes). See you in Vegas!

Big Poppa
01-29-2012, 10:00 PM
Meat it is always something...you will learn that soon...tables you hit....cities that hate your recipe....WE have never been out of the top third in chicken.... ever....4th this year at the American Royal...like Matt at left coast we can count our chicken with our eyes closed for agood finish....Then you will see the dreaded tiebreaker....lost another one this week.this week they absolutely slaughtered us...we cooked our exact same pork that was good enough for 25th in the whole of kcbs last year and it got 19th....it goes both ways....sometimes you turn in something thinking that you totally blew it and you get first...
That was a very large comp......

Meat Man
01-29-2012, 11:01 PM
No doubt we have alot to learn, particularly what judges are looking for. We learned one thing this weekend, they don't like kurobuta spares. Some of the best ribs I've done, just not enough heft to them. Johnny was so kind to speak with us, we would have liked to come and take his class that you were offering, just couldn't make the dates work. Hopefully some other time.

KimG SOW
01-30-2012, 07:17 AM
Congrats guys!! Sound like you guys had fun and even did some great cooking. ;)

Big Poppa
01-30-2012, 08:34 AM
yeah we ditched them a long time ago....Let me also tell you and andy and kim may disagree but I believe that judging is way more of a crapshoot the larger the contest... They had to come up with 76 judges that wanted to go to lake havasu...But the thing to remember is that the good cooks at the end of the year are on top and at this contest Harry won and he is always the cream out here even though a lot of people like to throw stones at him...His hint to all is that you stay very safe with your flavors and develop consistency....

firehouse_bbq
01-30-2012, 10:04 AM
Congrats to all who competed and walked, we were sad to miss this contest, but will be back in it at Wildomar in April!

Like BP said, and I agree, it is a crapshot when it comes to the judges, especially on the larger contests. Too many variables and personal likes/dislikes, etc. Once you find something that works, and the judges like, stick with it!

Matt Dalton
01-30-2012, 07:23 PM
Meat it is always something...you will learn that soon...tables you hit....cities that hate your recipe....WE have never been out of the top third in chicken.... ever....4th this year at the American Royal...like Matt at left coast we can count our chicken with our eyes closed for agood finish....Then you will see the dreaded tiebreaker....lost another one this week.this week they absolutely slaughtered us...we cooked our exact same pork that was good enough for 25th in the whole of kcbs last year and it got 19th....it goes both ways....sometimes you turn in something thinking that you totally blew it and you get first...
That was a very large comp......
Thanks Sterling!..congrats to Meat man Will..sorry I didn't get to meet you guys..next time I'll find you and say hello..this was such a good time for us!..Skip and crew run one of the best contests around..see you all in a few weeks!

Meat Man
01-30-2012, 09:16 PM
Congradulations to you and your team. We met so many great folks. I was really sorry we didn't meet. We'll see ya in Vegas.