Tuesday, May 5, 2009
1st 2009 Competition
Ric Gilbert's Backyard Warm Up 2009 was The Smokepranos first comp of 2009. Even though it was not a sanctioned event it felt good to get the competitive juices flowing again. Every year Ric graciously host a BBQ comp at his house to kick off the competition year for new teams and old. This was our first time at competing at Ric's Backyard Warm Up so I wasn't sure what to expect. In the past there have been real strong competitors but we were up for the challenge. There were four different categories to cook (chicken, tri-tip, ribs, and "Mystery" meat - Beef Short Ribs). Since this isn't a CBBQA Toy event it is a good one to try new things, which we did with mixed results. After all the judging was complete we had scored 3rd in chicken, 1st in pork ribs, 1st in tri-tip, and 3rd in mystery meat giving us a 1st place over all. Needless to say we were very happy, not only because of the the great results, but we won the most prized trophy of the year - Ric's Recycled Backyard Bowling Trophy.