Again I wasn't able to do my thing this weekend. Tony's BBQ Contest was Saturday into Sunday and with all the prep work it just wasn't a good idea to cook on Friday. Tony, Brian, John, Lisa and I were team members. Lisa and I were mostly there for moral support, but John and Brian stayed with Tony overnight in the tents, working towards the big win. For the contest you were required to make a pork shoulder, a beef brisket, pork ribs and chicken in order to win the grand prize. Considering Tony has only made the shoulder and the brisket one other time each, and not too much chicken on the smoker, really, they did pretty good. He has probably only done the ribs a total of 10 times and even though we think they are excellent, they didn't win. They give you a score sheet at the end with all the different "team names" and we,"Blackstone BBQ", ended up somewhere in the middle. There were 41 teams and we scored between 20-27 between the four categories. You really couldn't taste the other teams food. That's one of the things that would have been nice to do, so we could taste what a winning rib tastes like.
Here's the link to Brian's photos.