Brisket and Bean Comp tomorrow..

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  1. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here we go. I'm entered in a brisket and bean comp tomorrow at Famous Dave's here in Mesa. It's a little throw down our BBQ club is putting on. I am entering two briskets and burnt ends and my brother is bringing in the beans.. 

    Hopefully I can bring home some more hardware to show off to all my SMF friends.. Wish me luck.

    Fire is started in my 60 Gal Rf.. waiting for some coals and then we're off to the races..

    Q-view to follow as I am a little behind schedule right now..

    -Pit
     
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good luck,keep us posted!:sausage:
     
  3. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good luck

     
  4. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So far so good. This new smoker build needs some adjustments. 

    It's hot out here..


    On the smoker..


    3 1/2 hours in..

    I definitely need to do some mods / repairs to my warping door. Very hard to maintain temps and burning wood at an alarming rate..
     
  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's looking good!
     
  6. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks..

    I'm really thinking I'm going to be way ahead of schedule now. Ughh

    This a is green broke smoker and I'm learning how to use it as I go. Very different from my old brinkman and char-griller side fire boxes..

    As of this post, the points have been moved down along side the flats..
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2016
  7. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    .....and i was right. 

    As of 2200 local my IT was 182 and 185 on the flats. This is not going to be an all nighter like planned.

    I did some probing and the flats were just about al dente. 

    Off the smoker for now and into the fridge. I'll have plenty of time to reheat them in the morning and make some darn good burnt ends....

    The flats....



    And the points...


    We need some smell-o-vision on here..
     
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks awesome so far!

    Here's wishing you good luck in the comp!!

    Al
     
  9. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They're on the way
    Thanks !!

    I have them in the oven now... 
     
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good Luck at the comp

    Richie
     
  11. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks!

    Headed there now. 

    My points were overdone to say the least.. They made decent burnt ends though.. Pics to follow..
     
  12. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What a load of fun..

    Although I entered 2 nice briskies, I didn't bring home a top 3 trophy.

    My brother placed third in the beans though.. I thought his were the best.

    I'll post up more pics of the event later, for now we're headed to his house..

    One of my entries...


    Too bad I didn't have any leftovers to bring home..[​IMG]  

    I'll post up the results as soon as I can get them.

    -Pit
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2016
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  13. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And a few more shots...




    Thanks for looking.
     
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  14. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like it was tasty,at least you had fun!
     
  15. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That meat looked good to me Points

    Richie

    [​IMG]
     
  16. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys.. It's a little rough to put out two really nice, moist, tender briskets and come in 12 and 13th place.. I'll have to see if they offer up the critiques. 
     
  17. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Sounds like you had fun (except for the heat) and met interesting people! They don't have BBQ comps here in Indiana that I know of and I don't know if I'd have the gumption to try.
    Points for making all of us at SMF proud to have you with us!

    Dan
     
  18. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They are a load of fun. Good people enjoying the same passion.. 

    Look around for a local club. 

    This wasn't KCBS or even BCS. It was just a club throw down so there wasn't hefty registration fees and such. Plus all the briskets were cooked at home then brought to the event so there was no camping out required.

    The owner of the restaurant wants to sponsor a four-meat event (chi, ribs, pulled pork and brisket) and have everyone set up their smokers in the parking lot.. Looking forward to that!
     
  19. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Congrats....that was some real nice looking brisket!!! [​IMG]

    Points!!

    [​IMG]
     
  20. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks! It was a good time. 
     

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