Sunday, September 13, 2009

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..........

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