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My two youngest kids entered their very first Kids Q contest last year. It was at Roc City Ribfest. This contest has it all – a World Bacon Championship, a KCBS contest, A Charity Rib Contest and a Kids Q Contest. It is one of my favorite contests and I never miss it.
I think anyone who does Competition BBQ gets a anxious at awards. All that hard focused work and waiting to hear your name called. However I have never ever been so nervous and on the edge of my seat as I have been waiting to see how our kids did. Glad to say they came in 3rd and they and all of us were so proud.
They asked over the March Break if they could do a guest blog post … so here it is. With a couple of videos…
This is Ella & Gabe’s recipe for Bacon Wrapped Double Dogs. They look forward to seeing your comments.
We started making the video with both of them…. ummm well lets say Gabe Tapped out after his funnybone took over.
Bacon Wrapped Double Dogs
Serves 6 o3 Super hungry people who each two each.
- 12 all beef wieners
- 18 pieces of thinly cut bacon
- 6 slices of cheddar (length and width of open sliced wiener and 1/8″ thick)
- 6 hot dog buns toasted
Slice the wieners in half lengthwise careful not to cut all the way through. They should open like a book.
Open one of the sliced wieners and top with a slice of cheddar and additional wiener.
Wrap tightly with 1 to 1 1/2 slices of bacon.
Grill indirect at 275F for 15 minutes then flip to opposite side. Grill an additional 15 minutes. You may want to grill direct in the last couple of minutes or until the bacon is crispy and done to your liking. Serve them on a toasted hot dog bun.
Add condiments (Ella eats it with Ketchup- Gabe likes mustard & ketchup) and serve.
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
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!
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!
Day 4 – 25 Days of Christmas Blogging
One of my favorite contests from 2009 and was the Roc City Rib Fest.
It was a first year contest that was incredibly well organized by Good Smoke BBQ. You can really tell the difference when cooks organize a contest. I know we will be making the trek again this year. Heres the writeup about the event when I got back.
Here is the press release:
Get ready Rochester! Roc City Rib Fest is back and going to be bigger than ever!
We are very happy to welcome back our title sponsor Alex’s Place! Great to have you back on board!
We must be crazy because we are more than doubling the prize money this year and adding a grilling competition! NOW $15,000 in PRIZE money! (see competitor section for details)
Also introducing our first every Vendor’s People’s Choice Competition on Monday May 31st!
Want to learn more about Professional Competition BBQ? Then you have to tune in to the new reality series BBQ Pitmasters On TLC Thursday nights at 10pm. Watch some of the best cooks in the country battle it out!
Give The Gift of Competition!
See the website for details…
They even have a commercial running on youtube: