Well, I think I am home....
Finally got unpacked and most everything put away....still have some stuff to go yet. Luckily I had the day off, so I got a lot done.
It was cool Friday night, and VERY windy on Saturday. We estimated at least 30mph winds. It effected all of the stick burners cooking temps tremendously.... so the ribs and chicken was really hard to get done. I had one rack of ribs done, placed them on a cutting board and reached in to get the second one, and the cutting board and ribs hit the ground.... I burned one brisket, and over cooked a second. The overcooked one was crazy, the therm never showed 165 degrees for about 8 hours. I was thinking it was a VERY long plateau.... So when I decided to check it, it was too late. Luckily I was doing 4 slabs of ribs and 4 briskets.
Ended up being 32 teams.
The results are here:http://kcbs.us/events.php?id=637
Here are some pics:
Temp inside the tent at about 2am:
Looking out from my site toward the back row of teams:
Looking from my site toward the turn in building. If you look real hard above the rides, you will see the top of a green building. That is the turn in site. We had to go to the right hand side of the building and go inside. A nice brisk 5 minute walk from out site.
Early morning shot before the winds started. My trailer and truck on behind the tent.
This was the 1st place ribs that ended up on the ground:
Here is what ribs look like when they are sun bathing.....
Here is what last place (32nd) chicken looks like:]
28th place ribs.
29th place pork:
14th place brisket:
Here is a link to the local paper there that has a super great write up about the event. I am now a celebrity, as there is about a 3 paragraph section about me. It is right after the judges writeup... hope you enjoy it.http://www.robesonian.com/articles/2...ws/story03.txt