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Taste of Grand Rapid Results

post #1 of 32
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And I ain't gonna tell! biggrin.gif I'll let the Smokin Scottsmen explain. Had a great time, as did all. It was a great pleasure meeting Tonto, Bud, Cheech, Wateryeyes, and BBQ Bubba. Cheech and Wateryeyes have the pics (forgot the pic taking machine). They will post them. Everyone is hoping to attend the comp at Silver Lake in Sept. And for the SMF Michigan members who couldn't attend today, hope to meet ya at Silver Lake.
post #2 of 32
Thanks to all that was there it was a pleasure. Certainly worth the visit. And the stories well let's wait and see what the smokin' Scotchmen have to say about it
post #3 of 32
Here are a few pics from today's fantastic competition and the great fellowship we enjoyed between SMF members...

Bubba getting the products sliced and ready for the Judges box....

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Ribs that were left over and not used in the competition....YUMMY!!!

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Bubba accepting one of two Honorable Mention ribbons......

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The Hard Working and Award Winning Smoking Scotsmen Team....

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An offical "team hug" after the competition......

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Reading the results sheet and seeing that they placed 6th overall....!!!

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The smoker that got them the results.....

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The Michigan contingent of SMF...BBQBubba - Bud - Tonto - WateryEyes - CrewDawg52 - Cheech

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This was a great gathering that had an even better results. The Smoking Scotsmen will fill in more of the details when they have had a good rest and can let it all sink in.

For myself....I put some faces to some great friends and we are looking forward to the next time we get a chance to enjoy some great "Q" and friendly competition.
post #4 of 32
Thread Starter 
Silver Lake in September! PDT_Armataz_01_42.gif
post #5 of 32
Gang, I'm glad with all the "ribbing" and "dragging through the dirt" that the Smokin Scotsmen team did so well. That's awesome.

I hear there were a few stories though... can't wait to hear all about em.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Smokin Scotsmen Team... Next time FIRST PLACE! You guys ROCK!

Keep Smokin
post #6 of 32
Congrats to the team on a strong first showing!
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Great job Smokin' Scotsmen! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #8 of 32
Congratulations on a successfull first event.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Nice to put faces to names. Looks like a great time was had by everyone.

Great job, can't wait for picks from the next comp you guys do.

Please tell us what you learned.

post #10 of 32
Good job and congrats folks. Know that it was a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun also. Keep up the good work and enjoy your future outings. Good luck on your future comps.
post #11 of 32
After a couple of challenging and nerve wracking days, I know one thing for sure: comps are humbling exeriences.

But it was also a great couple of days. Wonderful BBQ folks always offering to help the rookie team. Better yet, visits from SMF folks: Cheech brought great home made sausage and Watery Eyes and CrewDog were there with their better halves.

I am so very proud of the Smokin' Scotsmen team: BBQ Bubba (aka Steve), Dave the pit master Larkin, and Tonto (aka General Patton!).

The Reusults:

44 teams
10th place chicken
8th place ribs
15th place pork
15th place brisket

6th overall

And the best part: I didn't drop a stinkin' thing!!

post #12 of 32
6th place overall on your competition debut is SMOKIN'. I'm pretty proud of the Michigan Highlanders... err... I mean Smokin Scotsmen team. Can't wait til the next competition to see how you've improved.

Congratulations to all involved!

Keep Smokin
post #13 of 32
Thread Starter 
I though ya'll got 7th in Ribs........confused.gif
post #14 of 32
We thought they said 7th at the awards ceremony but the official judges results showed 8th. Great to see you and your wife!!
post #15 of 32
But where's the rest of the pics???? We wanna see some of those tastey vittles what was whipped up on that thar Lang.
post #16 of 32
allright, finally got some shut-eye, now for some picsPDT_Armataz_01_23.gif .........Our area(best decorated)

Here's our brisket n butts about 5 a.m.

You can never have enough probes

And finally our turn in boxes

That's about all i had, amazing how busy you get. All in all it went pretty well PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif (Theresa said i had to be humble) meet some great folks and seeing Cheech, Watery eyes and Crewdawg was great!! Need to spend some time with the family so will check back with some stories (we almost thru the chicken in the garbage)PDT_Armataz_01_30.gif
post #17 of 32
Looks like ya'll did a Great job and some members got to meet each other. CongratsPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #18 of 32
Don't ya just love it when good food and good people get together in one place? Looks like some great food and an even better time.
post #19 of 32
Could'nt have said it better myself PC!!! Thank you all for the congrat's. As you can imagine we are extremley pleased with are first time outicon_wink.gif

Must get some more sleep now.........icon_lol.gif
post #20 of 32
You are bang on. The Gathering was one of the finest examples of what you speak of.

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