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Jeff

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2014, 03:20:52 AM »
That's it?





where's the beef?


EDIT :
Ooppps....maybe it hasn't happened yet?

happening today....Sunday!  This is all I'm bringing.  :)
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landgraftj

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2014, 03:37:53 AM »
Good luck Jeff!
Not everyone deserves to know the real you. Let them criticize who they think you are.

MartyG

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2014, 03:38:50 AM »
Knock 'em dead Jeff!

coldkettle

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2014, 05:28:51 AM »
Sounds like fun!  Good luck!

1buckie

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2014, 06:40:41 AM »


Good Deal.....go after it, you've got our energy with you !!!!

(disregard the "beef" comment....'till later )
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
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MrHoss

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2014, 09:53:22 AM »
Good luck and have a great time while you are at it. 



The back of the van looks like my grail list so that should impress very nicely.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2014, 09:55:17 AM by MrHoss »
"Why do you have so many bbq's?"....."I just like lookin' at em' sometimes....and I have enough purses and shoes"

Jeff

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2014, 04:15:11 PM »
So the end of a successful day is finally here.  While the competition wasn't fierce, only 5 total rib competitors...I was able to win first place!  There were a total of 4 people doing the judging for today.   I took my time today, learned some more stuff, and turned out what I thought was a pretty good turn in box.  I don't think the competition part of cooking is for me, but I'm glad I tried it once.  It's a lot of time and preparation.

Here are a few pics from the day.  So many people stopped to look at the grills I had on display, many questions if I painted them, are those real, is that yellow grill homemade?  I laughed, but a lot of people thought the display grills were super cool.  Every team that cooked ribs had 3 slabs to do, we were given baby backs.  The turn in box consisted of 8 ribs (2 per judge).  The rest was sold to people at the fest at 1.00 per sample (1 bone each).  The just over 2 slabs I had remaining were gone within 20 minutes.  Lots of positive compliments from the public.  I was hoping to have a small trophy for the win, but cash was the prize today and that's never a bad thing!

Started the day with a quick rub (on the ribs) in the morning.  Everything had to be prepared the day of.



Ribs onto the smoker.
The shadow makes one of the slabs looks like its done already!









The turn in box







What's a party without wheelin' in the Ranger?




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MartyG

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2014, 04:19:58 PM »
Well deserved Jeff! Look like a fun time and those ribs look good enough to eat. Long day I'm sure!

Ted B

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2014, 04:28:44 PM »
That's awesome congrats!! Thanks for spreading the WKC gospel.

1buckie

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2014, 06:38:43 PM »
That's Grate !!!!

these last two pics tell a lot of the tale right there ~~~>



What's a party without wheelin' in the Ranger?



Ribs looked pretty danged good, too....musta been if they got swooped up that fast !!!

Glad you had fun with it !!!!
« Last Edit: September 14, 2014, 07:02:11 PM by 1buckie »
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

jcnaz

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2014, 07:44:46 PM »
Awesome job!
Congratulations on the win and thanks for representing the WKC.
A bunch of black kettles
-JC

1911Ron

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2014, 04:31:14 AM »
Congrats on the win!
Wanted: 18" Platinum any color will work
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glrasmussen

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2014, 08:41:46 AM »
Congrats Jeff!

Winz

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2014, 04:35:30 PM »
That's awesome Jeff!  Way to push yourself to try new things, and to take first is simply icing on the cake (or glaze on the ribs in this case)!

Congrats,

Winz
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GregS

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Re: Chicago area (Palatine) cook-off comp
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2014, 05:30:00 AM »
congrats jeff!

right outside the lamplighter!  if i had a nickel for every...  never mind can't write that stuff on the internet.  :o

shit so sorry i missed this one! 
I only use kettles with lid bales.