Last weekend we made a trip to Bowling Green KY to a cooking class. We had a great trip! The hotel was very nice and at a great price.
We attended cooking class in the holler at the Warren County Pork Choppers July class. Great bunch of folks! Ran into our old friends Phillip & Kathy Brazier and met some new ones.
Top notch folks there in the holler, served us 2 great meals. Stir fry of chicken and beef on Friday night and a big breakfast of eggs, deep fried bacon, sausage, hashbrown casserole, biscuits and gravy.
The class was great, and we picked up some tips, so it is practice time now. See if we can do it Chopper style! The new classroom building will make it even more awesome.
Hope everyone has a wonder 4th!. We cooked up about 165 lbs of bbq this year. Along with the standard fare of beans and slaw!
Judged at Lincolnton again this year. Mostly young teams competing this year, not very many we were familiar with. Also had an opportunity to judge a portion of the backyard teams competing this year. It was definitely an interesting experience.
It was a hot one on Friday! A very large crowd came out on Friday night to hear the Avett Brothers. Maybe all that practicing on ribs over the winter is paying off. We placed 5th in ribs and finished 8th overall out of 65. It was 65 of a very tough field.
Another good year at the Jiggy with the Piggy contest in Kannapolis. New location on the grounds of the Research Park, which were outstanding. As you can see in the picture, we had some mean looking thunder clouds roll through on Friday. 80 teams competing this year. We placed 3rd in Ribs and finished 10th overall.
Jiggy with the Piggy 2014
Getting geared up for our second competition of the season this weekend in Kannapolis. We had a great time last year and are excited about going again this year. Hope our results are as good or better than 2013.
Kannapolis have made improvements over last year, so we would like to say thank you to the organizers for all their hard work.
With bands, outdoor movies and people's choice, it is a great family event. Hope everyone will come on out and enjoy the fun, friends and fire. See y'all there!
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This year was reminisce of the mud bowl of 2000. It started raining about 6:30PM Friday night and rained until early Sunday morning. In all of our 17 years of competing, this is the first contest I have ever had to run turn-ins in the rain. Thank goodness, we had our duck shoes. The mud bowl of 200 is what prompted the purchase of duck shoes. However, due to our trailer, we were much better equipped for the rain this year than in 2000. This year was a big crowd of 55 teams. We weren't able to place anywhere. So not sure if the changes we made over the winter are for our good or not.
A little behind on posting in this new bbq season. I have recently returned to school, and classes are really intense. Judged the inaugural Jammin' Pig BBQ Music Festival in Winston Salem, NC. Made some new friends and saw some old ones as well. I think from the entries at our table, there a number of fairly new teams at this event. The weather was sunny and Carolina blue skies. I think this will become a good event. Check it out next year.
April 12th, we will be in Winston-Salem NC judging this first year contest. A good way to start of the bbq season for this year.
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