08 May Recap – North Platte NE
So as far as the comp went, the weather was awesome, it was held at the mall in North Platte, they had a carnival going on live music and a mechanical bull YEHAAAW! There was 37 teams competing this weekend, as I looked out over the parking lot where the teams were set up, it was RV after RV with Husker flags flying everywhere I enjoyed talking football with a couple of the teams. As far as turnins go I was happy with my chicken – the judges liked it for the most part as it finished 12th. My ribs were undercooked AGAIN as I was driving home I was giving a lot of thought as to why my ribs have came out 2 weeks in a row undercooked, I figured it out and look forward to tunring in properly cooked ribs next week. I was scored accordingly and took 19th which is about where I thought I would end up. My pork I thought was great, but I also thought it was great last week and it took 3rd to last……So I had no idea how my pork would do, I got 5th in pork which was nice but more than anything else it is a relief as I really had no idea what judges were looking for in pork and glad now have something to build upon. My brisket flat again was super narrow I am having a hard time finding good sized briskets. It was a little underdone but tasted good I got 9th. Overall I took 4th out of 37 teams which is my best finish ever, its gotten me even more excited and motivated to continously improve. I am looking forward alrerady to Lamar CO next week. Hats go off to Kevin Feit of Swinestone Cowboys for a steatlhy 180 PERFECT SCORE in brisket. It did not get announce during awards for whatever reason. A perfect score is the equivalent of a perfect game in baseball all 5 judges gave it a 999. For perspective I am happy if just 1 judge gives me a 999. Congrats to Burnin Bob for what will probably be the first of several GC’s for him this year and to We’ll Smoke You on their RGC. Our friends at Backdraft BBQ got first in sauce and I was able to get some video of his walk. I hope to put more and more video up as my techonolgy resources improve.