My 1st Competition starts tomorrow

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by mike johnson, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    This is the Seafood that I made. It's a play in the abt but I used some of my home canned salmon with cream cheese for the filling. The peppers loked great for presentation, with the ends left in.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2015
  2. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Here is me and my son preping the chicken I got third place in.
     
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  3. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Here is my chicken. I marinated it in beer and my rub for an hour before replacing the skin I removed and scraped clean. I dipped it in the sauce after this pic but somehow we missed that picture.
     
  4. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Here is my trophy and my two medals. I was still in shock and still am a bit.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2015
  5. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  Great job, Mike!
     
  6. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    HAHA AWESOME!
     
  7. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    That's awesome Mike! Congrats! 
     
  8. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Mike. That's a helluva finish for a comp rookie. Very inspiring. We have some fun comps around here, but I'm too afraid to enter b/c it might turn this smoking obsession of mine into a full blown addiction!
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2015
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    2015 BackYard Joe GRAND CHAMPION. :first:


    How cool is that..... Congrats Mike !!!!
     
  10. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    Congratulations, Mike!
     
  11. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    NICE! Congrats. 

    That trophy is almost as big as your son  [​IMG]
     
  12. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    These are the prizes I won during the competition.
     
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice assortment of prizes.... Thumbs Up... .Thumbs Up


    My Bride would say, "And just where do you think THAT stuff is going ??"

    and then I'd have to promise to build a "All things smoking" addition.....
     
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  14. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Oh believe me she is still asking where it's all going to go. I'm thinking about seeing if I can return most of it to cabelas to go towards a new smoker or pellet grill. I am keeping that dehydrater though.
     
  15. Mike,

    First off Congratulations!  It's guy's like you that keep guy's like me trying harder.

    Nice trophy, good prizes and great son.

    Teddy
     
  16. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice haul. 

    The contest sponsors provided the other prizes I guess?
     
  17. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    It was a 150$ entry fee with 50$ back if you clean all your stuff up. I believe entry fee went to prizes with a little thrown in.
     
  18. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats a great haul of goodies. Congrats Mike
     
  19. Amazing for first competition! Some nice prices too.
     
  20. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    What happened to the food you didn't send to the judges? Were you allowed to sell it on site to offset your costs?
     

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