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Nothing like waiting till the last minute. Then you feel like a dud and take last place.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tom37, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok I have known about this contest tomorrow for the last three weeks. My buddy and I got it set up for the girls to cook. 13 years old, both of them. As usual he was taking the trailer rig and I was taking the drums for the girls to cook on.

    Even with this being the case, I really didnt have much to take besides the drums.

    That was until he called and said he had to work saterday. UUMMmmmmmmm That leaves me to cook for my team. Not a bid deal. But doing that and also making sure the girls are safe is alot. I had to make a decision as whether I wanted to take the big rig or wing it the old way.

    I also have a retirement party to attend after the bbq. So with that said I decided to leave the big rig at home this trip. 2 drums for the girls to cook on and my still in progress RF for myself to cook on. When I finally got indoors tonight my 16 foot flat trailer is about 3/4 full.

    The girls were sad when they found out we are leaving at 6:30 in the AM LOL. It will be a wild day I'm sure. One of the teams we always cook with said they have a couple extra people that are gonna help watch out for the girls. Then the woman that is in charge of the contest said she really likes the idea of them cooking and wants to make a big deal about it. Then she said it would really make her day if the girls whoop it up on the old timers.

    I won't get to update until late tomorrow night but I will do my best to get some pics up as soon as I get home.

    I have smart chicken boneless breast thats getting cooked in muffin pans, and I want to cut the muffin top off so I can stack them real nice in the turn in box. we'll see what happens.

    I have several 3 lb loins and 9 slabs of spares.
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck to you and the girls, but most of all, have fun!
  3. dforbes

    dforbes Meat Mopper

    have fun and stay safe. good luck to all of you in the contest
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Go, Go Goooooo!!!

    Good luck!

  5. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh how fun! Tom you are going to be one worn out puppy tonite! Looking forward to some Q-view! Good luck to you and the girls!
  6. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everybody!!!!  I appreciate it. It should be an adventure for sure.

    One thing is for sure, getting up at 5:40 like I do on the weekdays still isn't fun. I'm not even bright eyed and bushy tailed yet!!!!  HeHeHeHe that was a squirrel joke. [​IMG]

    I just woke the girls up and they growled at me. Opps. Then I find out that they are actually sleeping in compared to school days when they have to get super beautified. LOL They still got the beautification thing going but its not the same. Ya know, at school they're like gonna see there boyfriend and all.

    You all have a great day, we oughtta be outta here in about ten minutes.

    Maybe someone oughtta pray for me! Boy I sure hope I make it back.
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Yes it sounds like you will have one heck of a day in front of you. But I know you can do it.
  8. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok I have now decided that is Sucks to try and cook for one team while you oversee another!!!!

    The girls were awesome, completely and totally awesome. Bless there heart, they even pulled the membrane on the spares. Everyone loved having them there. One of our more friendly teams helped out alot, he even brought his sauce for them to use and thats a big deal since he Never lets that one out of the bag of tricks.

    The ribs were about a 321 method.

    The chicken was skinless boneless breast and they got stuffed in muffin pans. Mess this one up for my team, I was planning orange marmalade for my pork and doe doe me put it on the chicken. Didn't realize it until I was putting it on the last piece. OPPS!  I did have nice color and shape, I thought. Oh ya we cut the muffin top off and thats the part we both turned in.

    The pork loin was 3 too 3 lbs and rather large around, like the giant loins. Mine had juice running from it like a garden hose, I evoo'ed it with S&P. The girls used jeffs rub on theres. Bad news was theres was dry.

    I think the evoo is what makes the difference on dryness.

    Then there was Beans, bush bold and spicy along with pork & beans, half a small bottle of masterpiece, 3/4 lb of brisket and left over rib parts. Then I had to add a little dry rub to spice it up a little.

    I took dead last in all three mains. The girls were 11 overall out of 17, I will have to update the three scores when I get the sheet.

    But I took first place with them. Anyhow, heres a few pics.




    There was an award for best approach to receive the winnings.






    The girls beat out the above pics for best approach since they did a gymnastics routine on there way up.

    Grandma has more pics but it will take a day or two for me to get by there and pic up a cd. I'm sure there will be a few good ones that I will have to update with.
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  9. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sounds like a awesome time. Congrats to the girls.
  10. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awww, you should get an award for taking the time to teach these young girls about cooking! How many girls their age have any interest in that? So, you are number 1 in my book! I want to see pics of their gymnastic routine, how creative!
  11. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Most important---You took 1st place with the girls!

    Sooooo, their gymnastics was better than that guy rolling around?

    Much prettier too!

    Thanks for showing the pics,

  12. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Looks like the girls had a good time, thats great your getting them into qing.
  13. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    had to lol

  14. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Looks like the girls had a great time.  That's great you have them interested in smokin'!  You won in my book!  [​IMG]
  15. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Squirrel, as soon as I can get the other cd I will post a couple pics of the gymnastics.

    It really was alot of fun. Would I do it again, Heck Ya. They are the ones that mixed up jeff's rub along with a batch of jeff's sauce as well. My step daughter ask me this morning if I switched beans with them LOL.

    Kinda off topic here, but of the one's of you that use Jeffs sauce. How many of you wait and put it on after the cook while the food is on the plate and how many of you baste it or cook it on the meat? I like the sauce as it is in the container, but I'm still on the fence as to how I want to use it. I'm gonna try both but I just wanted to see what some of ya do with it for success.

    HEHEHE while I have been sitting here typing my step daughter is telling me I need to give up the team I have with my buddy and make a team with her. Now I have some thinking to do. Time to regroup and punt.

    Pan, I like the vid clip, thats a good one.

    Thanks to everyone for the kind words.