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  • Jlock
    Founding Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 120
    • Weber Kettle, lid gasket, and Smokenator.....Perfection! Weber Smokey Mountain, 22.5", DigiQ, Cajun Bandit Door w/compression latch and door gasket.....Party Perfection! Makers Mark in my hand Ruger SR1911 on my hip

    Go Pro

    For the last four years one of my best friends and I have entered one local competition here in Pensacola (http://www.smokininthesquare.com) in the Backyard division. I was in charge of chicken and my buddy did ribs. After years of mediocre finishes and no finishes above 5th finish, we decided to do the only thing we could think of doing.....entering the pro division. Ugh. So here we go. My teammate gets the easy meats, ribs and pork, and I'm lucky enough to try not to annihilate chicken and brisket. I've done boneless breasts removing the fat off the skin, I've done with the fat on, and I've even done brined bone-in Cornish hen breast. None finished higher than the top 50%. This year I'm trying something new this year....lollipop chicken legs....and the test runs have been very well received. Brisket is the centerpiece of my nightmares now. I have until March to get this down. Fingers crossed.
  • _John_
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2454

    #2
    I was waiting for a go pro video of a cook or something. Good luck, I have the same issue with chicken, though mine comes out more like tofurkey.

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    • Guy
      Guy commented
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      Jlock are you going to be in the Smokin at the Square this year? The DW and I were plannng to go. Not to cook but to eat, drink, and watch. How can I find you? I am in Crestview about 40 miles away by I-10.
  • Jon Solberg
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 4872

    #3
    Best of luck jLock. Keep up posted.

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    • Jerod Broussard
      Moderator
      • Jun 2014
      • 9565
      • East Texas
      • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
        Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
        Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
        Weber Smokey Joe Gold
        Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
        Vortex
        Maverick ET-732 White
        Maverick ET-732 Copper
        2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
        Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
        Thermoworks Timestick
        Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
        B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
        B & B Pellets

      #4
      Have fun and like Jon said, "Keep up posted." Course I'd rather you keep US posted.

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      • Jon Solberg
        Jon Solberg commented
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        man I hope the site upgrades include desktop view for mobile. : )


        at least then I can zoom hehehehehe

      • _John_
        _John_ commented
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        It does for me, but I think I remember you have iOS?
    • FLBuckeye
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 568
      • Florida
      • Brand new 26" Weber kettle. Three Weber 22.5"kettles, An 18" Weber kettle.

        Two WSM's, 18.5", one with an extra mid section

        Maverick ET 733 and 732. ThermoWorks RT600C Thermometer & Thermoworks MK4. Two PartyQ's

        Kingsford blue bag
        Royal Oak lump for searing

        Have competed in two BBQ comps and plan on more this year

        Huge fan of The Ohio State University.

      #5
      I am competing in my first competition in November. I am also doing chicken legs. Am using the recipe from CandySueQ. See this link: http://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/for...ut-even-trying

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      • Huskee
        Pit Boss
        • May 2014
        • 14751
        • central MI, USA
        • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

          Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

          Smokers / Grills
          • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
          • PBC
          • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
          • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
          • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
          • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
          • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
          • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
          • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
          • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

          Thermometers
          • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
          • (7) Maverick ET-732s
          • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
          • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
          • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
          • Thermapen MkII, orange
          • ThermoPop, yellow
          • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
          • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
          • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
          • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

          Accessories
          • Instant Pot 6qt
          • Anova Bluetooth SV
          • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
          • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
          • BBQ Dragon
          • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
          • Weber grill topper
          • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
          • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
          • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

          Beverages
          • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
          • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
          • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
          • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
          • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
          • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
          • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

          About me
          Real name: Aaron
          Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

          Occupation:
          • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

        #6
        I compete against my imaginary friend. I win every time.

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        • CandySueQ
          KCBS President, and Moderator
          • Jul 2014
          • 1536
          • Pellet Fired Jambo, T1000 Woodmaster, FEC100, MAK 2 star, Yoder 640, Backwoods Pellet Chef, 14" & 22" WSM, 22" Weber Kettle, Stoven, Hot Box Grill, Hasty Bake Portable

          #7
          I like that friend! Me and the team (myself and I) have many detailed discussions at competitions...

          Smokin' on the Square in Pensacola is one of my favorite events! I've cooked it every year except for #2 (had to be at some trade show for business). Never ever even gotten a call there. It's usually the first comp of the year for me and I guess I'm just rusty. I go for Joe Patti -- give all my bbq away and have a full cooler of seafood for the freezer.

          Come by and say hi next year!

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          • Guy
            Guy commented
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            Candy Sue, I sure will this is about 40 miles from me. First I have heard of it. Of course I have not been looking very long. My family on mothers side came from P.cola one of the first doctors in the town.

          • Guy
            Guy commented
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            Just looked up the Smoking in the Square and printed the flyer. The DW and I will be going for day trip. Candy Sue so sorry you can't make it this year. But if you come next year I will be there to help you clean up. LOL
        • smarkley
          Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 1429

          #8
          When I saw 'Go Pro' I thought maybe you were going to open a BBQ joint

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          • Jlock
            Founding Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 120
            • Weber Kettle, lid gasket, and Smokenator.....Perfection! Weber Smokey Mountain, 22.5", DigiQ, Cajun Bandit Door w/compression latch and door gasket.....Party Perfection! Makers Mark in my hand Ruger SR1911 on my hip

            #9
            Well here I am, T-minus 10 days until my first pro entry in a KCBS event and I'm about as ready as I'm going to be. I have had my prime brisket wet-aging for what will be about 35 days. Just did my last dress rehearsal this past weekend with great results in both flavor as well as timing. I'm cleaning up the gear, going over the checklist now, and getting ready to stage what we're going to need for next weekend. Looking forward to a fun time!

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            • _John_
              Former Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 2454

              #10
              Awesome, using the WSM?

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              • Jlock
                Founding Member
                • Aug 2014
                • 120
                • Weber Kettle, lid gasket, and Smokenator.....Perfection! Weber Smokey Mountain, 22.5", DigiQ, Cajun Bandit Door w/compression latch and door gasket.....Party Perfection! Makers Mark in my hand Ruger SR1911 on my hip

                #11
                Thanks John. I'll be sporting the 21.5" WSM as well as a Weber Kettle with a Smokenator and my home made, aptly named 'Frankenpan' (a piece of sheet metal that I cut and sized to fit perfectly in the remaining space of the cook-top so as to not cover up the Smokenator). The Frakenpan is double lined in aluminum foil and used as my vessel to do the first step on my chicken cook.

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                • Jlock
                  Founding Member
                  • Aug 2014
                  • 120
                  • Weber Kettle, lid gasket, and Smokenator.....Perfection! Weber Smokey Mountain, 22.5", DigiQ, Cajun Bandit Door w/compression latch and door gasket.....Party Perfection! Makers Mark in my hand Ruger SR1911 on my hip

                  #12
                  @ Guy (sorry....my message board skills suck so I have no idea how to imbed a response within a post). I will be there at SITS. We show up early Friday to set up. Not sure where we'll be but I requested from the organizer to be at the southwest corner across from the Brewery. I hoped as a 5th year competitor in P'cola I might get to choose but without a six-figure $$ big rig I might not pull as much weight. But come find us. We are the aptly named No Clue BBQ Krewe

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                  • CandySueQ
                    KCBS President, and Moderator
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 1536
                    • Pellet Fired Jambo, T1000 Woodmaster, FEC100, MAK 2 star, Yoder 640, Backwoods Pellet Chef, 14" & 22" WSM, 22" Weber Kettle, Stoven, Hot Box Grill, Hasty Bake Portable

                    #13
                    Best of luck to you!

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                    • Jlock
                      Jlock commented
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                      Thanks CandySue. Will you be joining us on the Redneck Riviera this year's SITS?
                  • Jlock
                    Founding Member
                    • Aug 2014
                    • 120
                    • Weber Kettle, lid gasket, and Smokenator.....Perfection! Weber Smokey Mountain, 22.5", DigiQ, Cajun Bandit Door w/compression latch and door gasket.....Party Perfection! Makers Mark in my hand Ruger SR1911 on my hip

                    #14
                    Well we survived...barely. Never got a call but for only doing one competition a year and this being the first time going into the pro division we weren't expecting much. It was a learning experience for sure. I was happy that my chicken did come in one spot ahead of Byron Chism (buttrub.com)...not that I have anything against Byron, it's just cool when you score higher than one of the teams with a reputation for winning.

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