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post #21 of 34
Hi Wade if they had shot it in the summer instead of the Middle of a Hurricane in the British Winter, than Channel 4 would of been more intrested!

Smokin Monkey
post #22 of 34

What month are we in...... Um... ah yes April. (he says in a sarcastic tone!) and all this happened in......January.

 

...and I thought I had a bad memory thumb1%20copy.gif

 

 

(Quality Extraction of the Urine Every Time) 

post #23 of 34
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What month are we in...... Um... ah yes April. (he says in a sarcastic tone!) and all this happened in......January.

 

...and I thought I had a bad memory thumb1%20copy.gif

 

 

Yes - They did apologise for the wheels of TV production moving so slowly - but they almost seemed to be locked in reverse - Lol

post #24 of 34
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Hi Wade if they had shot it in the summer instead of the Middle of a Hurricane in the British Winter, than Channel 4 would of been more intrested!

Smokin Monkey

 

Yes - It was raining and it was blowing a gale when they were filming. They still got a full pulled pork shoulder, 3 racks of ribs and a brisket though. Trying to keep the internal temperatature of the smokers constant with the wind and rain was a nightmare - though the IQ-110 did a valiant job on one of the Webers. 

post #25 of 34
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Yes - It was raining and it was blowing a gale when they were filming. They still got a full pulled pork shoulder, 3 racks of ribs and a brisket though. Trying to keep the internal temperatature of the smokers constant with the wind and rain was a nightmare - though the IQ-110 did a valiant job on one of the Webers. 

I am pleased that you managed to conquer the bad weather, mind you the production team possibly planned it that way so you would most likely cock it up.  Oh me of little faith.  Well done for pulling it off thumb1.gif

post #26 of 34

Word of warning!

I was on  bbc tv show a few years back, wont go into detail but was prime time tv, was away for a few days filming as I got into the final 3, got paid sod all and came runner up..bearing in mind the woman that beat me cooked a curry..we all had to cook currys, at the end of filming that day my curry was gone. polished off by the producers, film crew and judges..hers was nibbled around the edges and left!

what im saying is don't think you will get anything from doing this, you will just be a pawn for there end goal and they will "adjust" everything to promote better tv viewing regardless of the end food or content result.

post #27 of 34
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Hi Homer. I hear what you are saying and I have heard similar experiences from others. It was really more about getting the UK BBQ community more widely seen than any personal fame or glory. Towards the end i found out that the format of the program was going to be along the lines of the Great British Bake-off, which I was not that happy with, but I was hoping that it would at least show people that there was more to British BBQ than burned burgers and sausages. One of the reasons I have not wanted to enter the competition circuit here is that competition is more about cooking to a set of criteria that others have defined as "perfection" and the winners are not necessarily the ones that people most enjoy eating.

 

Anyway - it is not happening now, at least this year, and so the UK population at large will continue to think that "American" BBQ is done using the Frankenstein contraptions shown on Jamie and Jimmy and that it cannot be done on most home BBQs !!!

post #28 of 34

Aherm!!! tadahhhhh!! I was in Billy Elliott!!!!

post #29 of 34
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Aherm!!! tadahhhhh!! I was in Billy Elliott!!!!

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post #30 of 34

Bit off topic but I was Father Christmas actually, speaking part as well don't you know!!! and its on the DVD for all to see Lol!! 

 

2 DVD's in the box and I'm in the "Fathers Story". They cut loads as it was getting too much about the Miners Strikes so they put it on a second DVD. I have photos but back in the day they weren't Digital so I cant upload. That my mate (Sco) getting a pee in the opening scene sadly passed now :(

post #31 of 34

I have just found out that ITV has commissioned BBQ Champ, a brand new five part series for the summer which will feature Adam Richman. Star of Man v. Food Adam will be joined by a team of contenders who will compete against each other to become the first BBQ Champ. - See more at: http://whizzkid.tv/#sthash.3UM7zZIP.dpuf or alternatively you can check them out on twitter https://twitter.com/BBQTVSHOW

post #32 of 34

I'M A VERY NAUGHTY BOY!  WHAT THA??  :hopmad:

 

James has found this new U.K. program that MAY be shown here in the U.K..  I hate when some folks treat regular people like they have no clue what they are doing.  You can see where this is going can't ya?  Some person who competes is "obviously" better than someone who does not.  OH YEAH!  I DID do it!  How DARE they?  Below is the E-Mail ( i told you I did it ) I sent to the production team.  I have kept my foot firmly in my mouth for about 50 years so why stop now? Keep Smokin!

Danny

 

Who chose the team and where from.  Have a good read below.  You chose those who compete.  I am from Texas.  40 years smoking meat, 16 years smoking in the U.K..  And I MAY not be the best U.K. smoker who chooses not to compete.  A competition is about one bite of one dish ON THAT DAY.  And I would get to chose the bite the judges take.  The guys below know their STUFF!  I would be happy to showcase their food at the VERY BEST Texas BBQ I have EVER been too.  You will PROBABLY not engage the U.K. public because MOST will not learn from this and figure it is WAY above their skills.  You missed a trick and probably let down the U.K. public.  We are spreading the “word” and teaching folks how to smoke good quality meat at home.  Just/AND ONLY my opinion.  Have fun with your little series and good luck with the ratings.  I won’t be watching.
Danny
 
post #33 of 34
well done danny. looks like a produced peformance again!!!
post #34 of 34
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Steve posted this one up a few weeks ago I think. I filled in an application form and was interviewed by phone for it. They wanted me to go to the short list filming (held last week) where they whittled 18 shortlist down to 8 contestants. They had over 500 applicants. Unfortunately you had to be able to commit to 16 days of consecutive filming from the beginning of June. This I was not able to do. During the interview I found out though that you would not be able to use your own equipment (unlike the one recently being planned for Channel 4) and it kind of sounded that most of it would involve grilling rather than low and slow smoking. I was asked to reapply for next years show (they hope this one will be a success) but I think I will wait and see what happens on this one first. There is a significant cash prize though - in the region of £50k I think.
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