To the handful of folks who read this blog, apologies for the lack of updates. Between work, family, the American Royal, Jack Daniels, and Harpoon Helps I've been flat out... and burnt out.
Also, right around the corner I'll be going on a roadtrip to pickup my new Jambo Pit.
It was an honor and a great time participating in the Jack Daniels event. Congrats to New Englander's Lunchmeat and I Smell Smoke on their great showings. Team IQUE consisted of Dave, Jamie, John Delpha and Myself. We felt we gave ourselves a good opportunity to compete in the BBQ categories with one of our best cooks of the year. 20th overall ain't bad, so no regrets there. And, I think I have finally turned the corner on chicken with a new recipe (yeah, we'll see about that) so there is no plans to cook practice chicken all winter this off-season... (my family just sighed in relief).
It rained like hell all day on Friday to the point we needed to move our camp. We moved into the International area of the contest where us Bostonians with the weird accents fit right in.
The highlight of Jack was we took 1st place in Cooks Choice. In our 7 years at the Jack we have a 3rd and two 1sts in Cooks Choice. John masterminded this years entry which we dubbed a "Hunters Brunch" featuring Pork Cheeks and Quail Eggs.