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sharonville, ohio comp

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yesterday was the first time out for my new egg carts and egg trailer



they worked pretty well because in my second comp i got
10th overall out of 25
8th chicken
2nd ribs
20th pork :blink:
8th brisket

here's my rib box...


grand was shigs-in-pit and reserve was double d's bbq with bucky mcoinkums, the only other team using an egg, coming in fourth


  • MeinbmwMeinbmw Posts: 157
    Nice lookin' ribs!! Congrats on a fine finish in your early comp career ...

    Where did you get the carts?

    Meinbmw in Minnesota
  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    Very good looking box!

    What were your scores? 8s or 9s I's say.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 17,399
    nice showing Rick - and just your second time out!
    Curious when you transport your eggs do they stay in those carts? I assume they all get bound up tight someway.
    Dunlap, IL
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Nice rib box Rick - and congrats on that 2nd place. A top 10 overall is nothing to sneeze at. I'd be happy to place 24th in that comp.

    I'm real happy for you.
  • thanks!
    those carts are from sam's and i added the wooden top surface from lowes. the shelf the egg is sitting on had four bolts added at the supports for strength and the eggs are sitting on 1x6 fence boards and firebricks.

    the naked whiz shows how he made a similar cart for a small on his site
  • thanks!

    the rib box appearance scores were 899989. judge 5 gave me two 6's for taste & tenderness or i might have won! :huh:
  • Well I'am sure his taste buds were fried stupid from his youth, and his dentures were not glued tight. Your still number ONE in our egg hearts. Your photos are super duper Number A +++++++. Also your egg hauler?? how do you tie them down and get em in and out??? I might tske my med. to a butcher shop and cook some of his meats for his cust. to sample and I want to transport safely. Miles out
  • congrats on the 'call' rick!! . ..and thats a really nice looking box!! . .
  • thanks! that's a lot of fun, but it's very tiring!

    the carts with the eggs in them get strapped to the walls of the trailer. i used core-trax tie down system and rachet straps with bungees holding the eggs to the carts

  • Congrats RTD. Nice rig. Nice pics. Nice cooks.
  • thanks, man! i could use your help because i'm doing everything myself
  • thanks, max! you don't want to see my pork box :pinch:
  • thanks, man!

    i used to take the medium like this:


    but now i use this:


  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    Great showing Rick. It will only get better now. Congrats. Love the setup.
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Where's Betty?
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I would be more than honored to come help you out some time. You ever do one in between us and I'll meet you -- assuming you're serious of course.

    Maybe I'll just take pics :laugh: ;)
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    CONGRATS Rick...excellent lookin stuff and love the carts and trailer! ;)
  • betty said she's afraid to ride in the trailer by herself so she stayed home! hahaha

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Those are great looking ribs Rick and nice looking rig to carry all the eggs in.Look forward to seeing you in Atlanta.
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    Congrats and job well done! Those are the best looking ribs ever to come off a mini. lol What did the bisket look like?
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,389
    Wow, 3 top tens! Great job Rick. Looks like a great setup you have as well, and nice job on the trailer! I sense RTD is settling into a groove. Congrats!
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  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    So what's with that mini kettle?
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Hey Rod from what I saw and tasted at the CSRA Eggfest you and Rick would make a GREAT team.
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,400
    Way to go!! 8 - )
  • that's for decoration like a lawn ornament :woohoo:
  • thanks! tattoo thanks you too!

    here's the brisket... need more work on this

  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    Can only say that the appearance is top notch. What was your assessment of the taste and tenderness?

    Taste is really subjective and can greatly vary by the region. Some people like sweet, other like spicy or tangy.

    As for tenderness, I often see under cooked ribs in competitions. People say it helps keep a good appearance (and make cutting them clean easier). The result of that is tougher meat the does not pull form the bone very cleanly. Also see overcooked ribs alot. Just happens sometimes. I am guilty of presenting over cooked ribs.

    It's is very hard to make great looking ribs that are cooked to perfection. I compete in 2 or 3 comps a year (judge 4 or 5). Good ribs are a challenge (but so are brisket, pork and chicken for that matter)!

    Please show us the pork box!! :)
  • thanks, man!

    my next comp is july in kettering, ohio. till then, i'll be dragging those eggs to vinny's and private parties :woohoo:
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Absolutely Awesome, RTD! ! ! ! !

    Everything looks great, from the trailer to the ribs.

    Congrats on the hardware too.
  • i didn't try a rib prior to after the comp because i wasn't feeling very well (--> :sick: ), but i passed out some rejects to some of my friends and it looked like it depended on which if the three slabs their rib came from. some came off clean and some kinda clinged a bit, but the flavor was good i thought.

    here's not the pork :woohoo:

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