Saturday, January 21, 2012

Smoke In The Spring

One more added...Just sent in the entry form for Smoke In The Spring in Osage City, Kansas, April 6-7, 2012.  This contest boasts as an all weather contest and believe me they know what they are talking about.  The first year we were there, we were blessed with over five inches of snow on Friday night.  We weren't prepared for this storm at all, but we learned a valuable lesson - be prepared for anything.  Last year the conditions were ideal - sunny skies, little or no wind, and no precipitation, too bad I couldn't cook worth a damn.  Hopefully this year we will see better results.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Smokin' On Big Creek

I just entered the Smokin' On Big Creek BBQ contest which is being held in Pleasant Hill, Missouri March 30-31, 2012.  We have cooked this contest three out of the four years it's been held.  Jeff & Stan run one of the most top-notch contests our team has competed at.  One of the highlights for us is the quality way the teams are treated not only by the organizers, but the volunteers, in particular, Shane, Vern & Dave (i.e. the MooCow BBQ Team). This year Big Creek is trying a new way to enter the contest using - if you have a chance check out the site - it's brand new but growing.  Also, this year's contest is benefiting Operation BBQ Relief, an organization I am proud to be a founding member of.