West Coast Barbecue Championship
August 16th, 2008
A national KCBS sanctioned
- Chicken - 5th place
- Ribs - 31st place
- Butts - 32nd place
- Brisket - 36th place
- Overall - 30th place
- Total contestants - 40
As you can see, we did quite well for
chicken, but not so good on anything else.
This was our first awards call ever - even for backyard or
local contest. And we're going up against the
big dogs - a national event, championship
series. The trophy (picture), walk, and
cheers from the other teams made all the hard work worth while.
The $50 don't annoy me much either.
Pork: Our butcher did us a (sarcastic)
favor and removed the bone from the pork butt. Lesson learned -
always specify bone-in when ordering. Make sure to look
for the bone-in when picking up or purchasing off the
shelf. This caused us big problems, and I don't mind blaming
this for our pork running out of time before turn-in.
Ribs: Our bones finished early and had to
rest for too long a period of time. Although they were good
ribs, others excel at ribs, and ours were not up to snuff
especially considering the rest time.
The Brisket wasn't great either. Though I
knew it wouldn't rank last place, I didn't think it would
rank that low. It finished early too and we used every trick in
our book to help it revive it for turn-in time. Looks like we
need some new tricks, but hey - we're Too Ashamed to Name, so
no big deal.
Here's the shiny chicken love for all