My 1st Competition starts tomorrow

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by mike johnson, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

     I am entering my first competition. It is the South Sound BBQ Festival here in Washington State.  I will be cooking Brisket, BabyBacks, Chicken thighs,  Seafood and the open category (smoked meatloaf). I will be using my MES40 and propane Smoker Vault. I will be posting pictures throughout the event so keep an eye out for one stressed out smoker and the guy using it ;)
     
  2. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck and sweet smoke!

    Looking forward to the pics and results!
     
  3. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I'm all set up and ready to go. The brisket is in.
     
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow Mike, your gonna be a busy guy but you'll rock that comp ! Good luck to ya man ! Thumbs Up
     
  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Best of luck! Looking forward to the results and post about your experience!
     
  6. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mike, have a ball, get the call, and win it all! 

    Looking forward to the pics.  You're already a winner around here!

    Ray
     
  7. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    The ribs are in.
     
  8. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good luck, Mike!  Ribs look good.

    That's cool that they're letting you use an electric. The couple that I've checked into up here won't.
     
  9. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    As many of you know, today was my first ever BBQ Competition. I would like to start off with a BIG thank you, to my lovely wife for telling me that I should enter this and pushing me when I wasnt sure about entering.Today with her help and support, I am glad to announce that I placed in 4 of the 5 categories.in Chicken I came in 3rd place. In Brisket I came in 3rd place. In BabyBack Ribs I came in 1st place and in Seafood I came in 1st place. Because of this I am now the 2015 BackYard Joe GRAND CHAMPION. [​IMG]  I have many pictures that I will put up here, but for tonight its a shower and bed.
     
  10. God Damn!!! Nice cook Mike! Time to start planning your menu to defend your title next year! Lol


    Kudos!
     
  11. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    A big GRATS to you... As said above... all the comps I have done.. no electrics or propane allowed... but anyways.. I'm glad your wife pushed ya too... I'm sure you will be making a trip to the E-room to see what that bite is on your leg as you have now been bitten by the "Comp Bug" ...



    :first:
     
  12. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    better yet.. let me line em up for ya ...

    Ribs- :first:

    Seafood - :first:

    Chicken - :third:

    Brisket - :third:




    Overall - :congratulation_graphics_2:
     
  13. Congratz!!!
     
  14. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice!  [​IMG]
     
  15. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Way to go! Can't wait to see the pics!:superjob:
     
  16. :yahoo: That's crazy ! Awesome job my friend..
     
  17. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Absolutely fantastic Mike!!!! 

    [​IMG]
     
  18. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Mike ! Thumbs Up
     
  19. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member


    This is my brisket entry. I love the smoke ring😏 I got in my electric smoker. That was very simple and I'm sure I will use it again. I will also raise the brisket higher so it doesn't look like it's sinking next time too.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2015
  20. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

    Mazel tov!! Good job! See? Electrics CAN turn out some fine 'Q!!!
     

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