First Competition, First Win, First Q View..

Discussion in 'Pork' started by lucky13, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. lucky13

    lucky13 Smoke Blower

    A couple weeks ago we had a rib & loin cook-off in a neighboring town so my 8 year old and I decided to take the challenge and see what we could do.  I didn't do a great job of taking pics during the process, i was a little busy [​IMG]!  I used Jeff's rub, and ECTO1's process for the ribs, i used cherry wood from a couple trees i cut down in my back yard.  I had made a convection plate the week before and I don't think i got the holes large enough to get good airflow and battled the smoker temp a good part of the day.  Tried to keep the temp at 225 but found that I had to keep the smoker box door open and adjust the direction of the smoker to allow the wind to keep things stoked.


    Pulled the ribs off and let them sit for a bit before I cut em.  Would have liked to have them pulled from the bone a little more...


    All cut up and ready to select the top 18


    The smoky dozen  and 1/2 ready to be submitted


    Used Jeff's rub on the loin as well.  Seasoned bacon with Chipotle rub and wrapped her up.  Smoked the loins on my ECB. Took them to 145, wrapped and put in a cooler for 45 mins or so.


    Busted our butts on the ribs, and did not put too much effort in the loins but ended up winning the loin comp and not placing in the ribs... go figure.  Any way my partner and I have a "Golden Pig" for the mantle, split the winnings and had a great day of Daddy - Daughter time!!


    Thanks for lookin!  Thanks for all of the advice, could not have done it without all of the great people on SMF!
  2. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great story...thanks for posting the just can't beat days like that, that's something she'll remember forever. Even if you won nothing you're a winner in my book....
  3. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    That is so awesome Lucky13, what a great day! You got a great little helper there. I think the Golden Pig is cool.
  4. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Good for you man!  Taking second in the loin comp is wonderful......sharing the experience with your daughter....PRICELESS!!!!
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  6. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Awsome brother looks like it was a good time!
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very nice!!


  8. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


  9. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very cool! Congrats to you and your little helper! Great way to spend some quality time with the kid, I bet she will remember that day for the rest of her life! [​IMG]
  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congratulations to both of you...
  11. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Way to go!! Congratulations!! [​IMG]
  12. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]The best things in life aren't things.This would be one.
  13. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats!  Great job.  Good lucking grub.

    The pic that got me, though, was you and your daughter!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  14. Congrats! Sounds like an awesome time!
  15. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looking good nothing like getting a call on your first comp.  Congrats and double congrats for sharing the moment with family.
  16. lucky13

    lucky13 Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the kind words everyone! 
  17. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's just plain awesome.
  18. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  19. That's awesome. The ribs look great. It all looks great. Congrats to you and your little helper.
  20. Absolutely awesome.  A Day your daughter will one day tell to her children.  Fantastic! and Congratulations.

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