just a quick note before I head out to cook even more bbq (a 7 lb sirloin roast for my grandma's 90th b'day party). Back from the 10 hr drive between Vermont and home in Canada and wanted to let you know how our Dizzy Pig BBQ team did at the Harpoon Brewery competition. With a 36 team field stacked with some of New England's top bbq teams, I think we fared quite well....
- 9th place ribs (ribbon awarded)
- 5th place brisket (ribbon awarded)
then there was:
- 16th place pork shoulder
and then the chicken, 25th place.
The chicken that NB turned in seemed to baffle some of the judges... we had two judges give it perfect marks in appearance, taste and texture and then several others went as low as 6's on taste. Not everyone appreciates/understands the asian flare our boy of nature brings to the table, I guess...
Anywho, overall, we finished what was, IMHO, a very respectable 9th out of 36 or 37 teams (they had event capped at 36 but I understand one of the teams on the waiting list showed up anyway and I believe they let them cook; I'm not sure on that as the scores were handed to us just minutes before I had to leave!). We actually finished in a tie for 8th place, but lost the tiebreaker.
I'm sure NB will be along to add his own thoughts (they stayed nearby last night, so won't be home til later).
Great fun had by all and NB and his buddy Kenny as well as Woodoggies are great guys to spend a day with at a brewery! LOL
WD and Kenny did an amazing job with our presentation and that was a large part of our fine results.
We'll try to improve on this next month at the event in New Holland, PA.