Saturday, June 27, 2009

Well, I lied...

... and pretty much everyone knew it. My last blog post that claimed I was looking forward to taking this weekend off from BBQ were met with virtual raised eyebrows and comments like, 'uh-huh, Riiiight'.

I'm cooking four pork butts on the Jambo right now. So far this season I've been pretty happy with chicken and ribs but have not yet figured out the big meats on the Jambo pit. So I figured I better spend some time on a pork competition style practice run.

Good luck to the NEBS teams cooking in Boston Hills.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


- the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule)

With a team of 7 guys, there is often a good amount of 'ribbing' that goes on during contests. And it was just announced that one of our team members - Andy Husbands - will be on the next season of Hells Kitchen starting in July. We can't wait to give Andy a really hard time as he gets abused on the show. Good luck Andy!

Link here

Other recent ribbing events included the NH State Championship over the weekend where we took 1st place in ribs. And then Battle of the Bones at Jakes in Waltham on Monday night where I Smell Smoke swept the awards. Basically this all entailed cooking in the rain for three straight days. I'm really looking forward to taking this weekend off from BBQ.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Butts, ribs, jowls

-- Post From My iPhone

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Brisket, Pork

I'm cooking for the BBQ Bourbon dinner @ 647 monday night. Brisket is resting and just fired two pork butts for an overnight cook.

-- Post From My iPhone

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Defunct Blog

Clearly I'm breaking the golden rule of blogging which is 'one must post frequent updates'.

If I can't overcome my laziness I may have to close up shop here. Some random thoughts:
  • A few teams that took my BBQ Cooking Class at the Harpoon Brewery have been doing really well on the circuit so far this year. I hope the strong showings among the class members continues. I can't take the credit but I hope they learned a few valuable tricks in the class
  • The Roc Rib Fest has one of the best locations of any contest I have attended. I'll be back at that contest for sure
  • The BBQ/Bourbon Dinner I'm guest chefing for at Tremont 647 is sold out
  • I cooked ribs twice at the Roc City Rib Fest. Once for the Rib Cookoff, once for the KCBS contest. I did lousy in the Rib Cookoff. For KCBS I changed one thing, cooked 'em more... the result? 1st place
  • I'm starting to get the hang of the Jambo Pit. Chicken, Ribs and Pork are all very good. I have not been able to cook brisket as well as I did on the Backwoods Smoker yet. Sounds like a practice project for this weekend is in order
  • 2009 NEBS Team of the Year competition is shaping up to be a battle with a lot of teams in play
  • Tremont 647 was reviewed by the Globe. It hasnt been reviewed since I was the General Manager there many moons ago
  • Next stop on the competition circuit is Merrimack NH.