Who is going to Lake Placid?

Discussion in 'Upcoming/Recurring BBQ Competitions (KCBS or Other' started by yankeerob, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Green Mountain Smokeshack is!

  2. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A bit far from my place. [​IMG]

    Best of luck to you!!!
  3. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    My neighbor is , he just told me about it . Gonna take a judging class there too I think . Can't remember too many details , it started rainin' on us while he was telling me about it yesterday.
    I'll see if I can drag a 2nd post out of him [​IMG][​IMG]
  4. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I live 7 miles from Lake Placid, and will probably browse the site. My information is that there is no judging class this year, otherwise I would be signed up for it.


    Rob, are you competing with Green Mountain Smokeshack??

    If so, what would be the best time for me to be around for a chat?

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  5. I will ask around but I think there is a judging class. I know that 6-7 Grand Champs I smell Smoke team is doing a class on competition chicken and ribs that would be worth taking. I think it's $90.

    I am pit master for GMS and we should have a team of 4 there. The best time to come is around noon Saturday for the $buck a rib feast. (Yeah I know, not making money on this one!

  6. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I have looked at the BBQ class, but it's on Friday. This link to the festival site still indicates the lack of judging class.


    I'll try to stop by on Saturday and bring my $1 bills.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  7. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, how'd it come out?

    Actually, I know, but thought you might want to brag about the strong rib showing. [​IMG]
  8. I will indeed. This was truly a team effort though and all 4 members deserve these bragging rights.

    I am pleased to announce that team Green Mountain Smokeshack was the 2nd place winner ($600 or $800 I think, the wife has it) in the rib category this past weekend in Lake Placid, NY. This was the NY State championships with 42 world class teams as far away as Texas, Ontario, Maine and Chicago.

    The ribs were hand hewn from a slab of spare ribs using techniques learned last weekend in the I Smell Smoke BBQ class in PA. (That paid for itself rather quick)

    They were smoked for 5 hours at about 250 degrees on a WSM using hickory, cherry and maple and delivered to the judges not more than 20 seconds before the cut off time!

    We were running low on time so I was literally sprinting up the hill that forms the Olympic oval - I think I pulled a hamstring. Gail usually delivers to the judges but we could not afford the time it takes to get through the stairs. It was rather dramatic, kind of like finishing a marathon. (I had that Chris Lilly at AR episode running in the back of my mind where he gets DQ’d for being 5 seconds late) We got pictures of all turn ins that I’ll post as soon as I get them.

    We varied the glazing sauce at the last moment because we discovered a Vermont sauce the team unanimously decided to use instead of Blues Hog. The brand is Richard's Mild from St Albans, VT.

    It was truly a team effort with the four of us scrambling to get things done on time. We had a hell of a time, sold 120 pounds of ribs and proved to ourselves that we have what it takes to make it in the crazy world of competition BBQ!

    Let the BBQ season begin!
  9. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats.........don't think I said it the first time. [​IMG]
  10. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on a job well done Rob![​IMG] Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.
  11. skinsfan75

    skinsfan75 Fire Starter

    i was at lake placid and i have to admit your ribs got my vote, job well done[​IMG]
  12. vince

    vince StickBurners SMF Premier Member

  13. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member


    Great write up and pics !!!! Thanks for sharing and Congratulations on a smoke well done [​IMG]

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