Friday, October 30, 2009


Friday at Talladega. 108 teams is the official word. Weather is holding up ok, just breezy and about 66. Visited briefly with Chix Swine and Bovine BBQ and walked around some of the track vendors. This is certainlt one cool event. There is even a F-16 here sitting on the ground. Pretty neat.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Many teams here already. Track is a zoo. Never seen so many RV's, very impressive. Planning on heading back to site at 11am tommorrow. Will post some updates..
@Talladega. Dropped trailer, got dinner and checked in the hotel. Mmmmm Patron nightcap! Chris passed out already-drove the whole way, wow...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dan - 3eyzbbq

I'm back from the Jack. Now I'm going to check all the forums, unpack, repack, catch up on work and get ready for Tallegega in a couple days. Wow, busy, busy!

Friday, October 23, 2009

-- Jason 3 Eyz

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Best text ever. Sitting at the airport waiting to board flight. Dan sends me text: "pick up real TP". Apparently spot a pot provided tp ain't gonna cut it. Lynchburg here I come!!

-- Jason 3 Eyz

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

On the road!

Almost time

To head to the Jack that is. Trying to wrap up work and then will be leaving town this evening. Dan Mc will be the primary driver and will be undoubtedly powered by Monster, caffeine and 5 hour energy drinks. Dan H will attempt to stay awake.

I have to be honest. Nervous as hell. This is the big one, the one you hope to get into. I hear lots of stuff like "just enjoy it", "take it all in", "your a winner just being there". etc. I have trouble with stuff like that. I'm very competative, and I ain't going to sight see. All I can do is cook our best food and hope for the best.

Thank you all for the well wishes, they mean a lot!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rain for the Jack!

Yes, I do believe its true. I think we'll be bringing the rain for the Jack to keep our streak alive. Timing is uncertain but looks like Hurrican Rick will be providing the moisture.

Crazy Weather!

As if yesterday's soggy mess wasn't enough... I woke up this morning around 6am... and this is what I found! It's October 18th! Why is there SNOW on my deck???? This has gotta be the most bizarre weather year ever! (Sorry the pic quality sucks.. taken with my blackberry in the I had to take the pic, in case it melted before Dan gets up... so I can prove it really did SNOW!

Random BBQ pics from this year!

Dr Tom prepping for Front Royal!
My sister Wendy, my Mom, and Dan's dad at Front Royal

Me, my Mom and Sister at Front Royal ( Their first Comp!)

Will, Dan and X at Pickin in the Panhandle

GAB Rub Trophy.... Finally came in the mail!

Reserve Grand Trophy Dover 2009

Dover 2009!!!

SO aside from being a soggy freezing mess, I had a good time at Dover with the "Dan's". Me, my Dan, and Dan Mc competed in the beautiful Dover Delaware comp this weekend, and amidst the TLC filming crews and some of the big dogs of BBQ we made out very well! We took reserve Grand Champion! The trophy is about as big as I am, I will attach a pic later. First place went to Ocean City Pig Assassins! I must say my beautiful boxes have got to be the driving force beind our wins....LOL!

May I mention, I really need to see some sunshine? Me and Snoop are about to go postal if we can't get some Vitamin S soon!!

So this was my last comp of the season, Dan has the Jack next weekend and Talladega the following weekend... which means I am about 3 weeks away from getting my living room back!!!!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pic From Seaside Heights, NJ

Chris, Casey and Dan H
Congrats go to Big Ugly on their RGC!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A nasty surprise

OK, you competition guys will understand this. For everybody else, I apologize.

So I open the fridge and there before me is one of my "Jack" briskets turning brown from a blown cryovac. WTF! I bust out the brisket, grab the vac sealer and get to work. But it ain't trimmed and my bags barely fit around it, resulting in a monumental struggle. Then what? I cut the damn bag too short. So, I have to try again. This time I get it right, the brisket is now triple wrapped and sealed once. The final fix? I mark it as a "Dover" brisket and pour myself a drink.

Big news? Probably not, but damn aggravating to say the least. That why I'm sharing :)

Random Thoughts...

Well this week at work has been rough and I have slacked off on packing and organizing for the next 3 weekends, but that is what tomorrow morning is for. Hard to believe that Dover, DE is next week (81 teams I hear) and that the "Jack" is right after that. Oh and after those 2, I have Talledega. So, no more 36 team contests for me this year, it gets even harder from here on out.

I have also been very surprised and pleased to see that our KCBS rank is up to 5th in ribs and 20th overall. Of course that will fluctuate and who knows where we will finish, but it is amazing we ever even got on that list. There are some pretty elite teams on that top 25!

With the season ending soon the nerves are coming back and that is a good thing. Keeps me on my toes. I'll keep you all updated with results.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Front Royal, VA

Dan H and Chris from Big Ugly's BBQ accepting the GC trophy yesterday. (Thanks to Tom Adams for the pic)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Front Royal, VA

Gearing up for Front Royal, VA this weekend. I'll have Chris from Big Ugly helping me this time and Tracy will also be there Friday. I'm told Mutha Chicken will be around for Dover in 2 weeks, we'll see if he's still in competition shape!

Yep, the forecast calls for rain again, but we'll be prepared as always. We are also entering a peoples choice category which I'm pretty sure is a first for us. It'll be pork blind tasting and the butt is supplied, so why not right? And $500 for first place is pretty decent.

So, no American Royal this weekend, instead Front Royal will have to do!