Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Comfort and Competitions don't exactly mix for the 3 Eyz team. While others are chilling in big RV's or pull in with a trailer full of goodies, we usually have a pickup truck of supplies to get the job done. Next season, that may change. So far, its the little things that make a difference.

This past weekend at Seaside Heights, NJ I experienced a first. Now I've done quite a few competitions in the 4 years I've been competing and never have I seen a flushable port-a-potty. Yea, you got it, I'm blogging about a crapper. Well before you laugh, this crapper had an LED solar powered light for when its dark, flowers in it for your feminine side, a sink, air freshener, copious TP and a floor lever to release the stuff to the abyss. Pretty friggin cool if you ask me.

The achilles heel? Well it leaks when raining. Oh well, it seemed perfect!

I'll even give them a free plug;

Sunday, September 27, 2009

And the result is......

Big Ugly Reserve Grand Champs out of a 28 team field. Wow!

And in case your wondering, yes, we got about 2 inches of rain. Sound like a broken record?

Friday, September 25, 2009

NJ Weather

The streak continues! Or is forecasted to at least. Here is the weekend forecast for Seaside Heights, NJ.

Saturday Night: Rain likely, mainly after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 61. Southeast wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday: Showers likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind 10 to 16 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible

Yay, another inch of rain. Its been good luck so far......

Monday, September 21, 2009

Seaside Heights NJ

I am in the midst of prepping for one heck of a contest weekend. I'll be heading to Seaside Heights, NJ to give Big Ugly's BBQ a hand at the Saturday/Sunday KCBS contest. But the prep is outright ridiculous. Instead of bringing all my comp supplies, worrying about prepping all the meat and finding garnish and help for the weekend, I am going to have to pack the truck with one cooler, drinks and some rub to sell. I'm thinking the zero gravity chair is also a must.

Ahhhhh, no worries for a change. Maybe I'll actually bring a camera and take some pictures, that would be different!

And in other news, gearing up for October. 4 contests, yikes. My basement already looks like a convenience store stocked with paper towels, sauces, charcoal, etc. The first October contest will be Front Royal, VA. Much closer than the American Royal that same weekend and looking forward to it.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Restaurant Depot

I now have a card for Restaurant Depot. Wow, I can do some serious damage at that place. And next time, I'm bringing a jacket, so I can properly peruse the walk in without freezing. Can't wait to find a reason to go back. I'm sure I'll think of something :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wedding Day

Just wanted to send a congratulations to my cousin Donnie and his bride to be Pam. They are getting married this Friday. I'll be in the wedding as well as my little guy as one of the ring bearers. Donnie has always been a big supporter of the team, coming out to several competitions (some as far as several hours away). So much, so they are giving out bottles of our rub as wedding favors!!! Congrats to both of them and here's to a healthy and happy life together!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sharing a nice email

"Hey Guys,

I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk to my daughter and I at the Pickin in the Panhandle. It made all the difference. We took 3rd in Chicken and 3rd in Ribs for 2nd Overall. We really had a great weekend thanks in large part to meeting you guys and your generosity with your time. Hope to see you again. Take care.

Brian and Kelly
Hoos Smokin"
**Brian and Kelly - CONGRATS! We hope to see you at a KCBS contest soon, Great Pic!! - Dan H

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Our first international visitor!

From Ho Chi Minh City, China. Greetings and welcome to 3 Eyz BBQ!

I know that because of the neat little thing on the bottom right hand side of the page......

Hedgesville, WV

If you have ever seen me heading to a competition, the truck kind of looks like the pic above (thanks to the BBQ Brethren forum for the pic). And this past weekend, the truck was loaded up in the rain (again!), almost getting used to it to be honest. The 2 hour commute went great and it stopped raining about 2 miles from the competition, whew! Cloudy and 70's, what great weather for some BBQ.

At the site, met up with Rick from CatSass BBQ who already had a canopy up, chairs, tables and was ready to help me unload. Well, that was the plan going in. Instead Rick spent a much needed 20-30 minutes dislodging a chunk of duct tape preventing the canopy leg from moving up or down. We did successfully free the leg and finish setup (thanks to Rick from Hambones by the fire for the WD-40!). We knocked out prep and had a chance to visit with many of the other teams. Met with Scottie from who was completing in WV for the first time, nice guy. Also got to see the gigantic, massive, ridiculous RV that Chix Swine and Bovine just picked up. Is that even fair to have at a comp?

Anyway, the cooking overnight went well, and once the cavalry arrived on Saturday morning (Tracy, Michelle, Will, Xavier and Jason), we got down to business and ended up a very respectable 4th place out of 49 teams. Our results can be found on

I'm already thinking about the next comp in Front Royal. But before then, I have some brisket cooking to do..........

Sunday, September 6, 2009


OK, so we now know we are in Jack this year. Up until this point, that has been my goal. So, when you reach a goal, you have to set another. Thats where I am at this week. After celebrating for a day (ok, maybe 2 or 3) I now have to get back in the game and get ready for business this weekend at Pickin in the Panhandle. The winner of this contest gets a Jack auto for 2010 (unless WV has another contest next year).

The team will be me and Rick on Friday to get going. On Saturday expecting Will, Michelle, Tracy and Jason to arrive as well, so we should have plenty of help.

After that, I'll have sveral weeks off before the season grand finale. October will consist of Front Royal, VA, Dover, DE, Lynchburg, TN and Talledega, AL. Of course, I'm already working on getting Dan Mc to commit to a December contest :) We'll see.......

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tracy's B-Day

Today is my wife's birthday. How old? You ask her, I ain't. Just getting ready for a party while she's still at work. Its an off weekend since Bridegton, NJ got canceled. So, what am I cooking? Pulled pork of course. Also going with some Turkey Meatballs in a General tso's sauce that everyone seems to love. Add some corn on the cob, beer, Gentleman Jack and instant party!
If you want to wish her a Happy Birthday, send an email to Tracy at 3eyzbbq dot com.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

We are IN!

We are officially in the Jack as the MD State rep. Man, it feels great for a young team like us. Now, after celebrating with a couple shots it hit me. I have to COMPETE against all those other teams. Damn! That's quite a list. Time to start practicing again!

Jack Draw

It should now be underway. I'll post as soon as we "hear" results. Fingers crossed :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Twas the night...

Twas the night before the jack draw and all through the house, every creature was nervous, even Declan's stuffed Mickey Mouse.

The application was filled out and submitted with care, in hopes that an invite soon would be there.

Only a day left to wait. Wish us luck!!

Good luck to fellow teams, including our friends at the BBQ Guru!!

-- Jason 3 Eyz

Award Pics from New Holland

2nd Place Chicken (Dan H & Dave)

RGC (Dan H & Dave)

Thanks for the pics Andy!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Let us know!!

What is your favorite thing to use 3 Eyz rub on? Anything unique? We are always looking for suggestions for friends, family, and customers. Leave a comment. Thanks!!

-- Jason 3 Eyz

Picking in the Panhandle

Hedgesville, WV is next on the list for us and I have just received the up-to-date list of teams signed up. They are still looking for one more team btw. So without further delay, here they are:

Backyard Burners
Hambones by the Fire
The Redneck Pit Krew
Gooney Creek BBQ
Blue Highway BBQ
Just Smokin' Around
Cruzen 2 Q
Bovine & Swine
Smokin' It Up
Sweet Saviour-y BBQ
Rutz's Backyard BBQ
Serial Griller
The Grateful Pig
Dizzy Pig
JD's Smokin' Misfits
Crazy Lil's BBQ Division
Suzy's Q
3 Eyz BBQ
Good to the Bone BBQ
Stan's Famous Raspberry Falls Pig Pick'n
Smokin' Eddy's
Pandora's Pit
Texas Ribs
Flying Possum BBQ
Barry Q
Old Dominion Smokehouse
Mr. Brown Can Q
ACME Brothers BBQ
Russ' Ribs Team
Buckshot BBQ
Hidden Fire
Smokin' Somethin' BBQ
Hog It Up
Tarheel Smokers
Saucy Butt's BBQ
Cat Sass
Checkered Pig
My Side of the Mountain Barbecue
The Pig's Ear
Chesapeake Dockside BBQ
Big Daddy's BBQ
Byrd's BBQ
Pigs, Wings and other-things
Hempen Hill BBQ
Chix, Swine & Bovine BBQ
Big John's BBQ

An impressive list of teams. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we won't get another tropical storm like last year. It was fun though :)