Bringing Home the BACON – Roc City Ribfest 2012

Well our first official contest is now in the books for 2012! Roc City Ribfest puts on an amazing contest each and every year. The organizers are the UBER successful team Good Smoke BBQ. They know what teams like and they do a fantastic job each year making this one of the best contests in North America.

They provided breakfast each morning. A catered dinner and the legendary MIMOSAS!!! They also make sure everyone has plenty of water and power. They also give out one heck of a swag bag every year with lots of goodies. Its just the best place to be on a Memorial Weekend!

I really enjoyed teaching the class at Roc City. We had an amazing group of students and the class was a sold out success!! Nice to see some students doing well already!   I got to give some media interviews with some of the people locally and it was a great time.

The dynamic duo of Jessie and Kerry making parsley boxes for the Class.

Then onto the New England BBQ Society (NEBS) grilling contest. Fun categories- Chicken Breasts, Meat Balls, White Hots and our favorite category BACON!!

Our chicken category getting all fired up. Super delicious chicken breasts in Smoke on Wheels Marinade were awesome!!

We had a great time with friends and got everything turned in on time. The team worked their butts off and I am one heck of a lucky lady to be surrounded by so many great PPL!

The awards ceremony came and we didn’t hear our name very much. Until BACON. Then woot woot and hell yeah !! We got a perfect 180 score for our Bacon Entry!!

Here is the picture of our entry (pls note it may not be an exact representation :-)

(you didn’t think I would actually show i did you??)

How about the award pic though?

Fun times for sure. When we got the overall results we were thrilled out of 58 teams we came in 3rd !!!

Then we had to immediately turn around and get our game faces back on…. OK maybe we got it on after a few cocktails. After all everything is better with bacon and cocktails… Mimosas courtesy of Good Smoke BBQ !

The team worked like a dream machine and we got all 4 entries in. Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket.

I was happy with the chicken ribs and pork. The brisket had good flavor but the texture and appearance needed some work.

No calls in chicken, no calls in Ribs 10th in Pork and 17th in Brisket….. and a solid ending of 10th overall out of 81 teams. We are trying some new recipes for the first contest of the year. We got the cobwebs out and we are good to go !! It was an excellent weekend with good friends, good family and a whole lotta Q!

Photo Credit Tara Gregson

Photo Credit Tara Gregson

  

  

HUGE congratulations to our friends Smokin’ Hoggs BBQ who for the second time were the Grand Champions and to the RGC KC and the Smokehouse!

 

One Response to “Bringing Home the BACON – Roc City Ribfest 2012”

  • Are those cheese laden tater tots? And here we are driving through Alabama, starving but lunch is an hour away…..and I see these. Sigh.

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