Fernandina Beach Rib Cookoff (Fernandina Beach, FL) March 15th

Discussion in 'Upcoming/Recurring BBQ Competitions (KCBS or Other' started by dougmays, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    I'll be heading up to Fernandina Beach for there yearly Rib cookoff in 2 weeks! This will be a fun event to narrow our focus on just Ribs (Spares AND Babybacks) as well as the optional Chicken competition. Also no vending so this will just be a fun event and with less stress.

    If your in the area come check us out and we'll shoot the poo for a bit! 

    More to come...
  2. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    knock em dead, Doug... "YOU CAN DEW IT" ... good luck and send pics ....
  3. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Thanks Keith! If you want to make the trip up i'll have some food waiting for ya :)
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    and I know it will be some of the finest food a person could eat.... thanks anyways... going to Daytona next weekend and then gonna try and get a trip in over to Port St Lucie to see the grandson in some spring training before going to N FL.... weekends will be tied up for a month or so... but like I say.. kick ass and take names later.... :biggrin:
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2014
  5. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    LOL Ten4!
  6. sushitampa

    sushitampa Newbie

    Good luck Doug! Damn good reason to cook out near the water, take some pics!
  7. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Yea i'm not sure where exactly the venue is but it its on the water that'll be even better!
  8. jaxrmrjmr

    jaxrmrjmr Smoking Fanatic

    I live in Jacksonville, maybe we can sneak up there for a few hours.  Good luck to ya.
  9. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Come by and say hey! and thanks!

    look for our fancy new banner and frontage :)

  10. Ran down to the event last year and it was moved.  Missed it.

    Do you have an address where it will be located??
  11. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    it doesnt say an address, only says "main beach park"...but I just emailed the event director asking for a physical address because i am not familiar with Fernandina Beach at all. I'll let you know as soon as i do
  12. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    From the organizer....

    "The event is held at Main Beach Park, 25 Tarpon Ave. If you are coming from I-95, take exit 373 East and head onto Amelia Island. Once you go over the bridge, continue on SR 200/AIA until you reach Atlantic Avenue. You will take a right onto Atlantic Avenue and head east until you reach Tarpon Ave. (the left right after Fort Clinch St. Park). Take that left and the event site will be about ¼ mile on the right."
  13. jaxrmrjmr

    jaxrmrjmr Smoking Fanatic

    Hey, pretty sure the wife and I (maybe a kid or two as well) are going make the trip up for a little while.

    Question....... I see the turn in is at 11-11:30-12.  What would be the best time to come and stop by?  I don't want to come when you guys are busy but I'm not getting there at 8 a/m either.

    I suspect it would be after turn-in and before awards?

  14. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    as soon as he drops off the last turn in.. he'll be ready for a beer and a shot .....:biggrin:
  15. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    10-4 on that! haha!

    Yea anytime after noon is cool. if you wanna come early and see how we do the turn ins your welcome to come and watch. But we'll be settling down and enjoying ourselves after noon and till the awards ceremony 

    looking forward to meeting ya!
  16. jaxrmrjmr

    jaxrmrjmr Smoking Fanatic

    It was good to meet ya.  Nice to put a face with a name.
  17. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    It was nice to meet you as well Doug! Wish you could have tried some of the competition food before i had to haul it off to the tent. 

    Competition was nice, great setup by the beach! I think we made some of the best ribs we've ever cooked for competition, unfortunately to our dismay the judges didn't agree. We placed right in the middle of the pack which i guess could have been worse. 

    Biggest disappointment was chicken which we got dead last! I'm really hoping there are comments because the scores i saw posted when we were all hovered over the computer were remarkably lower then even the person ahead of me. The only explanation i can think of is a disqualification or something, but i double checked temps and each piece was well above 165, clear juices flowed and no blood in the samples pieces we ate. Nice smoker color and taste. Really disappointed in that. 

    They said that even thought this wasnt a sanctioned event, 75% of the judges were sanctioned FBA judges and i guess the rest were celebrity judges. The thought keeps going through my head that maybe by chance i got 5 judges that were not familiar with BBQ and saw the smoke coloration in the chicken meat and they thought that pinkness meant it wasn't cooked properly. but maybe i'm just making excuses.

    But i would do this event again! We also got some good feedback on some of the sauces we sold and added new "friends" to our facebook page haha!
  18. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Here are some pictures! Let me know your thoughts on the meat turn-ins. Just a note: this competition didn't factor in Presentation. So boxes aren't as pretty as we normally do.

    About 9am getting, ribs have been cooking and getting ready for the chaos :)

    Our setup! The Tarp company sent me the wrong size tarp so i had to "patch" it up with our banner

    Sold some of our goods to pay for travel costs :) 

    New addition to the team...Mr. Pigglesworth

    Taking a peak at the Spares

    Chicken Turn in

    Had some really good receding of the bones on the Spares!

    Come on, these aren't in the top 20?? ;)

    My friend brought her kids and this little guy especially loved all the BBQ!

    decent smoke penetration on the baby backs

  19. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    well... If I could taste them I could tell ya.. :biggrin:

    as far as pictures go.. Ribs ...that's an awful lot of pullback.... a little to done maybe ?
    Chicken ... I'm not a big fan of the thigh... don't really have a comment for them

    But anyways ... I'm sure y'all had a blast... and the PIT area sure is shaping up (looks good) .... glad to hear ya supplemented your trip with some sales... Thumbs Up
  20. jaxrmrjmr

    jaxrmrjmr Smoking Fanatic

    I didn't think about that while we were talking, but a DQ on chicken had to be what landed you that low.

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