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My contest chicken and the egg

drbbqdrbbq Posts: 1,152
edited 7:59AM in EggHead Forum
This past weekend I went to the Kansas City BBQ Society awards banquet. While I didn't get any major awards I did finish tied for 8th place in chicken out of a few hundred cooks.
Here's the real story though. In 2002 I finished in the teens, twenties and thirties in pork, brisket and ribs but well over 100th in chicken. I decided that my chicken needed an overhaul.
I made two changes. I switched from legs to thighs and I switched cookers. I sometimes started my chicken on my pellet cooker because it was already going but I always finished it on my egg.[p]The thing I plan to switch this year is to get some other catagories cooked on the egg.[p]Thanks guys.
Ray Lampe Dr. BBQ


  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    That's great news Ray....Good luck this year and hope to see you in Atlanta...I will have the mint juleps.

  • Update.[p]I just heard that I was actually tied for 7th.
  • JSlotJSlot Posts: 1,218
    That's a big improvement, Ray. What do you think was the big difference was? Texture? Taste? Lookin' forward to havin' a few drinks with ya' in Lakeland. Sounds like we will have a fair number of Eggers visiting. Have you heard how many teams are committed? I haven't received any paperwork.[p]Frosty Ones!

  • drbbqdrbbq Posts: 1,152
    Hi Jim,
    I like the flavor of the lump and the nice high direct grilling spot with the raised grid. [p]I haven't heard anything but I probably will this weekend. We'll be cooking out front of some Publix stores. They usually have aroiund 40-50 and another 40-50 backyard teams. I'm not sure what they are saying but we usually start setting up Thursday.
    Ray Lampe Dr. BBQ
  • SqueezeSqueeze Posts: 707
    That is awesome. COngrats on the achievement![p]-KEvin

  • MR HMR H Posts: 109
    I'll see you in Lakeland. Are cookong chicken on the Egge?[p]MR h

  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    Congrats Ray, that's quite the jump. I'm sure that you find the results very rewarding.[p]Puj

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