First Competition of 2014 (Manatee County Fair) Results Are In

Discussion in 'Upcoming/Recurring BBQ Competitions (KCBS or Other' started by jckdanls 07, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK.. So we have our first Comp for 2014 on Jan 18th... it's at our local fair and it's for charity of choice... We do it for the local Boys and Girls club...
    This year the meat category is... Boston Butt ... They (Fair Association) supply's the meat and the charcoal.... They also use to provide every team with a brand new Weber Kettle (22.5").. and you got to keep the grill... The sponsor that supplied the grill backed out last year so now no more grills.... You have to provide your own... It's usually the same teams so everybody just brought the Weber that was giving to them the year before...

    Last year the meat was Beef Ribs... We ended up 3rd... so we are looking to improve on that this year....

    Here's the info on it http://www.manateecountyfair.com/documents/OfficialRulesfor2014BBQContest.pdf

    If anybody's in the area stop in and say hello.. might have a little treat for ya...
     
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  2. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like fun time. AND a free Weber to boot?  Awesome! 

    good luck

    Brain
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2014
  3. mike65

    mike65 Meat Mopper

    Hey Keith, I'll be there.  Gonna be cold tomorrow.
     
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK...cool... pretty sure we'll be the only ones with a Mini WSM (on the table)... Thinking all others will have a weber kettle (from previous years).. it's usually the same teams every year....
     
  5. mike65

    mike65 Meat Mopper

    Shouldn't be a problem locating you then.  [​IMG]
     
  6. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Do you know where at on the fair grounds ?
     
  7. mike65

    mike65 Meat Mopper

    Yes.  I'll be meeting my Team in front of the Kendrick Building. Once we unload, we'll need to move our vehicles to 13th Ave.
     
  8. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    GREAT... didn't know you were entered... aughta be a fun time... see ya there ....
     
  9. good lucj and beat the crap out of all other comps.... hehehe.   ;-)
     
  10. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK... so we did this Comp and had a blast.... some really good food (appetizers) was passed around all day ( I gained 5 lbs)... Although we didn't place in the top 3 we sure did have fun.... seen some old friends.. made some new ones.... even met an SMF member... "Mike65" (SMF was well represented).. matter of fact.. he and his partner Chris (a friend of mine) were set up right next to us... small world huh... "Hey Mike" ....

    Here's a few pictures ....

    our little set up back in the corner



    Boston Butt in the Mini WSM


    being wrapped at 160`


    and the finished product


    and the turn in box (no garnish allowed)



    We even made it on the front page of the local paper...

    Keith and Bill cook chicken wings during the barbeque contest. GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald

    Bill and I showing off the wings (we ate a few and passed the rest out)


    Thanks for looking....
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014
  11. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Looks like a great time fellas! For a second i said to myself "man that's a huge butt!"...then realized it was in the mini and not the kettle LOL!

    Those wings look great as well! Did they judge it FBA style? 8 individual pieces, or was it more relaxed?
     
  12. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Doug... it was the same way when you participated... just relaxed and only chose top 3.... didn't give score cards out... I suggested he do so tho, so we can see what areas we need to improve on... but he (coordinator) said he doesn't like doing that cuz he doesn't want anybody's feelings hurt (low scores).... so I reiterated, that's exactly what we need so we know what to improve on... I love constructed criticism...
     
  13. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    feelings hurt...pssh! What are we in the 2nd grade!?

    well hopefully we can come compete with you guys again next year
     
  14. sushitampa

    sushitampa Newbie

    Wow that is too cool! Wish I'd known about it!
     
  15. Very nice!




    ~Martin
     
  16. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks guys.. it was a blast
     

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