I was so ready for my first competition, or so I thought.
I put porkbutts on way too early, my chicken was way too dark and my ribs did not come clean from the bone like I would have liked. I think the ribs were the only thing that had superb taste.
I took some notes and didn't get near as many pictures as I should have.
I was busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest.
I do have to give thanks to my wife for sticking around and helping me out.
I do not have pictures of the chicken but these are my ribs.
Butts on the smoker
and almost by accident my turn in box for pork
The reason I say by accident, I put some pulled pork into a 6x6 aluminum pan , added my Captain and Pineapple juice, and covered it with foil thinking I would have to put it back in the smoker to warm it up some. Instead, I set it on the firebox for about 10min and it appears that the tips were slightly charred, which I thought would look different than any other pork and maybe catch a better score.
Anyhow, I made a ton of mistakes, I didn't plan as well as I should have and I learned a ton!
I can't wait until the next one.
Thanx for looking.