I won my first competition......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hotnspicy, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. hotnspicy

    hotnspicy Meat Mopper

    But it was just a back yard party contest.  All for fun & charity.  Two groups, the Home Brewer's club & The Pepper Lovers club got together for a brew & BBQ contest & party.  They brought the beer & we brought the BBQ & sides.  There were 10 pulled pork entries.  This was my second time competing in my group which we do once a month with different themes.  I was able to get a good idea of what they liked last time since I just joined them & they like some heat so I brought it but didn't try to kill anyone.  Also I didn't have much prep time for the last contest.

    So this time I had a chance to make my own chipotle sauce which I used in this "Smokey Chipotle Sauce".  Its a lil Carolina tang & some southwestern heat combo finishing sauce for pulled pork.  I doubled the chipotle sauce & cut the ketchup.  I also made the ketchup. 

    Spicy Rub

    1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar

    1 cup Paprika

    1/2 cup Celery Salt

    2 Tbsps. Granulated Garlic

    1/2 Tbsp. Mustard Powder

    1/2 Tbsp. White Pepper

    1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

    2 tsps. Ground Thyme

    1/2 tsp. Salt

    Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

    1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

    1 1/4 cup Ketchup

    1/4 cup chipotle sauce

    3 Tbsp. Brown Sugar

    1/4 tsp. Salt

    2 Tbsps. Yellow Mustard

    *not sure where I found these recipes but they work for me

    I made 3 & had to pull them off the smoker at 195 which I wasn't thrilled about but I just wrapped em & put em in a cooler with towels & 6 heated fire bricks lol!.  Fortunately the contest got started late which seems normal protocol with the club.  The butts got to rest 1.5 hours & I started pulling 10 min before contest started.  I don't sauce mine so I did not want it to dry out in a crock pot.  I just warmed the dutch oven & stuck it in insulated bag. 

    Thats my chunky stuff there in the middle

    Some nice sides & there was chips/dips/salsas outside

    My prize......a pig cookie jar rofl!  Gonna put flour in it & stick that next to the stove for sausage gravy. 

    Sorry my camera sucks....new one is ordered.  Here we are getting together $50 for my man Justin to eat 1/4 of a ghost pepper.  I stopped by his house this morning with snow cones.  We asked wth are you bringing me snow cones for?  I told him he will need em to wipe his butt in the near future. 

    Anyway it was fun & sorry if I bored anyone :) 
  2. smokngun

    smokngun Smoke Blower

    Looks great. I loved the snow cone comment I tell people that and they give me a blank stare, I tell them nevermind you'll figure it out.
  3. bvbull200

    bvbull200 Smoke Blower

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing the recipes.

    Wish I was there to snag that $50.  I have some ghost peppers and trinidad scorpions here at the house and have popped them in my mouth from time to time ;).
  4. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Chipotle Sauce

    Are you making your own, or what exactly as you using?
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on the win!  Good fun too.  Snow cones would be in order....or a huge block of ice!

  6. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job for a good cause....looks like all had a great time....congrats on the win......Willie
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congratulations. I guess this makes you the local Prince of Pork!


  8. hotnspicy

    hotnspicy Meat Mopper

    Thanks everyone!  The recipe for the sauce I posted is what I would use if I bought ketchup & bought chipotle sauce.  That is as close as I can get you to my own home made ingredients.  I also make my own tomato paste along with other sauces & salsa's with my home grown tomatoes.  All I did to make the chipotle sauce part of the bbq sauce recipe was smoke em up for a few hours, throw em in a blender with a smoked tomato, lime juice, cider vinegar & a lil water.....then strained it.  For the contest I used 1/2 cup of my chipotle sauce in the recipe.  Hope that this is making sense :)  I will post my ketchup recipe on the bottom & its as good as Heinz & some say better. 

    While I like things hot & spicy I have not graduated to eating those ghost peppers raw.  These folks are like mad scientists with them & were talking about the trinidad ones too.


    1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
    1/2 cup simple syrup (I use corn syrup)
    1/2 cup vinegar
    1/4 cup water
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    dash of cloves
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

    Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until smooth. When mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and slimmer for 20 minutes, stirring often. Remove pan from heat and cover until cool.

    Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
  9. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice!  Congrats on the win, pretty clear from the pics which one was the real quality que!!!

    Nicely done!

  10. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks like such a fun time. Congrats on the WIN! wink.

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