Saturday, May 30, 2009


Our results in Danville were not all we hoped they would be. We ended up 15th overall and only got one call for 4th place pork. I would like to thank Bill McMann the contest organizer for making it possible for us to compete. We used Bills personal FEC100 and he arranged to get us the rest of the equimpment we needed. It rained, it was muddy and our site was far away from the teams we normally socialize with. We still had a good time and I'm sure someday we will do it again. Congrats to my good friend Tuffy Stone on his Grand Championship and the Dizzy Pig Team on their RGC.

The week following Danville I competed in the Great American Barbecue contest in Bonner Springs Kansas. I cooked on borrowed equipment and relied on my friends from The Slabs to help me through the weekend. Thank you Steph, Kyle, Val, Brent, Jerry and Pam for all the help. I could not have done it without you. Thank you Rod Gray and Todd Johns for lending me the bbq pits to cook on. Thank you Andy for getting the Pit to me. The judges at the GAB hated all my food with one exception, Pork which took 1st place.

The next contest I'm doing I'll be competing with some of the young talent in the New England area. I'm really looking forward to cooking with these guys and trading stories (and stealing secrets...shhhhh) it should be fun.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Time to do some traveling.

The weekend of May 15th I'll be flying in with Richard Westhaver AKA Dirty Dick to compete in Danville Virginia under the team name Dirty Smoke. This will be the second time Dick and I have competed together, last year we went to Chesapeake VA and got a first place call in Ribs, a 7th place call in Brisket and ended up 11th overall. Not too bad on borrowed equipment but we hope to do better this time around.

The organizer of the event was kind enough to gather up all the necessary equipment and meat for us to be able to compete. It's always a challenge cooking on borrowed equipment and you never know what your going to forget to bring with you, last year Dick forgot the chicken rub. I don't think Dick wants to forget anything this year because he keeps sending me lists and asking me to add to them. Hey Dick don't forget the Vodka !

Wish us Luck !