Some pix of the Rib-off

Discussion in 'Pork' started by richtee, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A shot of me and my two partners for the day, my SMF apron and Jimmy B.


    The folks supplies next to me. Not much to say...errr can be said?


    And another team's methodology. Yes, that's an oven bag.


    My buddy Vince, the Bob Segar twin- AKA NCSweet here


    The first pan goin' in


    Which would YOU pick? Ah well.


    I was entry #7 - I did not win. The one entry I was worried about at ALL did not win. Those goopy ones to the left were the eventual winners. Second place was awarded to what looked to me like a pan of pulled pork with bones sticking out.

    I have come to the conclusion that people up here generally don't know a good rib if it hits them in the head. They have eaten too many poor examples all their life in the North I figger. Plus side... I kept 3 slabs :{) [​IMG]
  2. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yours looked real good. I think so many people have become accustomed to eating out and fast food they don't know what good is. I also think these places put some addictive substance in their products to keep em coming back and only satisfies their taste buds.LOL. Did ya see anyone with micro or a ronco rotisserrie.? hehe
  3. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's obvious why ya didnt win R..........You only had a "Major" size bottle of JB. Ya needed a "General" size!!!!! [​IMG]
  4. tbucher1218

    tbucher1218 Smoke Blower

    looks like you gave it a hell of a shot. Atleast you got some good eats out of it.
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heh ya may be onto something. Actually it was a "Major-General" Liter... but perhaps I did meed the heavier artillery [​IMG]
  6. dirtman775

    dirtman775 Smoking Fanatic

    AHHHH they dont know how real cookin is done, looks like you did mighty well ribs look awesome shame on them![​IMG]
  7. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like they were looking for 'Rib Mush' smothered in sticky sauce . [​IMG]

    You gave the real meat with some texture and a great smoked flavor that didn't need smothering with sauce [​IMG]

    Next time give them a 3-3-1/2 with 3 hours of braising in the foil with
    sauce [​IMG] Pour them into the pan and let the judges enjoy.
    Have a few racks that "accidentally " didn't "turn out right " for good eats to take home [​IMG]
  8. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    Nice lookin pics Richtee, is this your first comp? You would be amased at what people use to smoke their meat let alone preparing it[​IMG]
  9. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's the bugger of it Allen; we took second place in ribs at a KCBS style cookoff this spring... so I KNOW how to make a decent rib...but...
  10. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Come on Rich, you know the real reason you didn't win.

    You forgot to boil them ribs first! Don't ya know that's how it's done.

    I gave up caring a long time ago what other people think, including how my ribs taste.

    I just had a big bbq with way too much food as usual. The only thing I ran out of? The pulled pork! I guess the Northeasterns here have a more refined plate then those up your way. LOL

    Maybe you should bring those ribs of yours to a few NY contests, lol.
  11. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There ya go, teasin me with pics of men in aprons.....there's nothing better lookin than a man in an apron...[​IMG][​IMG] lol

    Sorry about the loss Rich, some folks just don't know what a good rib is supposed to taste like.
  12. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks to me like ya did good. I also see that it looks like a nice place to have the event, near a lake and all. Is that Your lighter fluid over by the other peoples soaked wood?[​IMG]
  13. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good lookin ribs. You are correct about the general public in this area having no clue on what makes a good rib. I did some baby backs(3 racks) yesterday at my buddies house in Livonia. The folks there went nuts over them but along with the compliments a few people asked me if I boiled them first to get them so tender and juicy. Kinda deflates ya don't it? And one lady proceed to tell me how she cooks her ribs in the crock pot all day and the meat just fall off the bone when she get home from work.[​IMG]
  14. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats too bad, they look scrumptious..
    Nice place for a comp tho!
  15. mr porky

    mr porky Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I'd say ya did good, poor judging be damned! Even if ya didn't win, at least someone there that day got a taste of ribs done right.

    The "real secret to perfect ribs" lies in braising in foil. Once they look like poached fish slather in cheapo sauce. That'll win next time I'm sure[​IMG]
  16. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's actually an island. Just got back from picking up the gas grill I barrowed to do the "1" on 'em.

    No, Dan LOL...they had a Weber kettle... stunk me outta my spot for a half hour while they poured the petroleum distillates to the Kingsford bricks. Ugh!
  17. norrell6

    norrell6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Good to put a face with posts. Hope you had a good time even though you didnt win. Never been in a competition or even been to a competition. Looks like fun. Maybe some day, after soaking up all the knowledge from you guys and plenty more practice (years and years) I might enter one.

    Take care,

  18. nick

    nick Meat Mopper

    I agree... most people are used to "rib stew" you can eat with a spoon to get all the sauce and mush. Hell, before y'all got me hooked on smoking ribs the right way, that's what I was used to also !I want my ribs tender but with just a bit of resistance when pulling it from the bone. I don't think those 1st place ribs woulda won in the real big competitions. In fact, I know they wouldn't have.
    hey Rich, at least ya gots some GoodEats out of it antway!
  19. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking ribs Rich..I would bet down here in Fl we would have voted on yours...we know good Q.
  20. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry about the loss, Rich! Maybe you didn't use enough "liquid smoke" on your ribs [​IMG].

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