We judged this past weekend in Lincolnton NC. There were a few entries that were good, with brisket being the best category. I was not impressed with any of the pork entries. I turned in a number of comment cards.
Finally an update on the Evans GA contest. The weather was great! Warm, but a nice cool breeze all weekend. The park is a great location. The music was good. Lots of top competition. We didn't win anything this go round, with our best score in ribs...13th place.
The awards we received at the Jiggy with the Piggy are the first of this kind we have. A glass trophy and a metal (like a sign) trophy.
Kannapolis NC.... Our second contest of the year, and Friday was Brian's birthday. The weather was great! Did get a small downpour during tearing down. This was the Inaugural Jiggy with the Piggy contest and they did a fantastic job for a first year contest. Our results were a bit better than King's Mtn with a 1st place finish in Chicken, and a 2nd place in Pork We missed 1st place Pork by 2/10000 of a point. The ribs killed us. We didn't turn in the sweet candied ribs this time and the judges scored them low. We managed a 12th place overall.
The first place trophy is a really nice(and heavy) glass flame. I'll post pictures of it later.
Next contest is in 2 weeks, in Evans GA.
Did our first judging on the season, BBQ Capital of the World. Brian actually judged, and I was a table captain. While I didn't get to sample any of the entries at our table, I did sample from the grazing table. Only a couple of the samples I had were fairly good, not so for the rest.
Just finished our first contest of the year. The weather was cloudy all day Friday, with a short thunder storm rolling through. Saturday was great. We were not happy with any of entries and the best finish we had was 9th in Pork. The judges pretty much agreed with us on our entries. We finished overall in about the middle.
The home page has been updated with our 2013 schedule as it stands now. We have one confirmed judging event. We hope to add some more, and may even just travel to a few and help out if needed. Things are really going be cranking in a few more weeks. We have been practicing through the winter, just this weekend doing chicken and brisket. Stay tuned.
It has been a while since my last entry. But as stated here is a link to the Shelby City Park Carrousel. The park has more to offer than just this marvelous carrousel.
2nd Place Pork
This update is a little late. It was a couple of very busy weeks following the contest. The contest was great, considering the move to a new location during the last 2 weeks prior to the contest. From our experience they didn't miss a beat. We were not aware of any hickups.
The weather was perfect. A little breezy Friday afternoon, but otherwise great. In fact, it may have been the warmest Shelby I can remember. The park and city crews did a super job. The park is really nice, which I'll make a seperate blog entry for it later.
Our cooking results:
2nd Place Pork
To head out to Shelby, for our last contest of the year.
This will be a new adventure, as it is not being held at the normal location this year.
As you would know it, last week day time highs in the 80's lows 50-60's. This week they're calling for highs in the mid 60's and lows around 30. So Shelby true to their nature is going to be cold.
We will be backing our Shelby wear, flannel lined jeans, assortment of hats, gloves, socksand other fleece wear. Taking extra blankets for the bed.
Looking forward to hopfully have a big get together pot luck on Friday night. Nothing better to do in the cold, than share good fire, good friends and good food.