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The egg wins again

I won first place brisket and third place ribs. My friend Jon won second place brisket. He got his egg at salado and it was his first brisket ever. He's never even seen one made.

There was quite a bit of grumbling about the eggs and my maverick and thermapen. The guys with $10k rigs didn't like my full night of sleep either.

I used a 14.6 lb select brisket. Rubbed with bills season all. Nothing but rub and smoke. imageimage
Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 656
    Awesome you rock Travis. Congradulations to both of you.


    Texarkana, TX

  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,389
    travisstrick  congrats!!!!!!!! great looking brisket 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,574
    Congrats. No cheating?


    Caledon, ON


  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,356
    Congrats Travis very good showing =D>
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • AltonAlton Posts: 445
    Congrats!!! Way to Represent! ^:)^
    PROUD MEMBER OF THE WHO DAT NATION!!!!! Stuck in Dallas.......
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 7,617
    Most Eggcellent-congratulations to you both.  So there is another "Travis Method"... :)
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 2,897
    I'm guessing Travis just won based on his reputation....

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 459
    some people have more money than brains!!! no need to spend 10thou+ do great bbq!!! eggs r all u need!! good job showing those guys how its done!!! and congrats to ur buddy! first time brisket,second place!!crazy!! =D>
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,276
    Was there any doubt of your egging skills? Not for those of us who listen to you. And now you are a proven teacher and mentor...... Congratulations to the brisket champs Travis and his bud Jon!
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,955
    I bet jon was pumped. Congrats.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,029
    Congrats!!!!  Did you go turbo?

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,267
    Well deserved. Congrats. You should have taken the tops off the trophies and given them to the sore losers..,
  • Congratulations! =D>
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,629
    Congrats, but... sure looks like you sliced it with the grain of the meat.  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • Nice! That's really cool.

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,655
    You are the brisket Coach :ar! Which is better: dry cook or your wet cook?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Hear hear. Congrats to you and your buddy!
    Killen, AL (The Shoals)
    XL, Small, Minimax, and Mini BGEs
  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    I think they need to change that trophy from an offset to and EGG! Congratulations!!

    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,955
    Would have loved to hear them whining about the egg.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,574
    Using an egg is like.....cheating


    Caledon, ON


  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,451
    Congrats.  Great looking brisket and it tasted as good as it looks like it deserved first place.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,776
    There was quite a bit of grumbling about the eggs and my maverick and thermapen. The guys with $10k rigs didn't like my full night of sleep either.

    Congratulations. Over the years, lots of Egging competitors have laughed because they sleep the night thru.  But if the other competitors (aka, loosers)  don't use a fast read thermometer, why are they even bothering?
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,538
    Great job Travis! Way to represent bro!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,679
    There needs to be an Egg on top of those trophies next year.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,386
    Awesome man!


  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,865
    Way to go Mr. Strickland.
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