First Competition Pictures - NJ State Championship

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by thedigitale, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. thedigitale

    thedigitale Fire Starter

    So I did my first competition this weekend. I'm battered, bruised, burnt and exhausted... and I can't wait until the next one!

    For my first competition, I didn't expect to do very well, so I was pretty happy with 55th overall of 65 competitors. I learned a lot, had a ton of fun, and met some great people. We ate, we drank, we smoked cigars, and we had a blast. Here are the pictures, in no particular order. 











     
  2. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was there as a spectator this year.. I hope I can compete next year.. Walked around the pits. Seamed like a great bunch of people. You should be very proud of yourself
     
  3. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Congratulations!! It all looked really good!! WTG!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Congrats!

    Those boxes look like winners to me!

    Al
     
  5. Hope you had a lot of fun. It is a real fun thing to do! Nice pics.
     
  6. lucc

    lucc Smoke Blower

    NJ
    Nice, I go there every year, except for this year of course. My parents and sister have houses down in Wildwood Crest, they always say I should enter.

    What were the categories?
     
  7. thedigitale

    thedigitale Fire Starter

    It's a KCBS competition, so it's the standard brisket, butts, ribs, and chicken on Sunday. On Saturday, they have dessert, iron chef, sauce, and Kid's Q.
     
  8. gomez93

    gomez93 Meat Mopper

    Oh, you're hooked now!
    BBQ people are some of the best people in the world
     
  9. thedigitale

    thedigitale Fire Starter

    Yup... I sent a message this morning about entering my next one!
     
  10. OMG! Those look so YUUMO!

    I wish you nothing but Thin Blue Smoke and AWESOME LUCK on your next Compitition! Wish I could have been there!
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It must of been a tough field, that food looks great!

    Disco
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You are a winner...   Not many have the cajones to cook in front of THOUSANDS of folks....   Great job.... [​IMG]  ....
     
  13. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your turn-ins look great! Did you get any feedback or scores from the judges? Awesome job!
     
  14. lovethemeats

    lovethemeats Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Good job. Even if it was 55th place. Nothing wrong there.
    Love the pics. Expecially the one with the bird standing there. Sounds like you had a great time. You looked at it the right way. It was a learning experience. So you take what you have learned and apply it to your style and go forth. Awesome looking food. Good luck on your next adventure. Smoke proudly sir.
    Rob, MI
     

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