Monday, May 30, 2011

Top Ten Finish for Trailhound Smokers

It was another great weekend for us.  First of all, it was close to home, just 30 miles to Boulder City.  Second, temperatures were delightful.  Chris and Scott were both able to come help and participate.  We had great neighbors on either side of us...thanks for feeding Timm on Friday by the way.  We enjoyed a great dinner at Sin City Smokers site with many of the other teams.  Friendships with other teams continue to grow.  Hey, we finally met Hoochie-Q...what a great guy, along with his family.

Our cook turned out really well.  We really thought we nailed the chicken, but apparently so did many other teams.  On a great note, we brought our ribs way up in the scores from last week. 

Friends and family came out to visit and support us...thanks Mom and Dad, Nelson, Bill, Eric and kids, Kim, Craig and Cindy, Ron and his wife as well. Thanks to Kim for running interferance for me on the way to turn ins. Winds really picked up Saturday afternoon, thankfully they waited until after turn-ins for the most part. Unfortunately, my camera battery died so there aren't many pictures.  I'll need to snag some from my dad. 

There are several new teams, along with seasoned veterans of the bbq circuit.  When it was time for awards it was cool to hear new names in the line up next to big names.    Congrats to the local teams to got to walk to the stage including Satisfied Hogs (we'll be seeing you in Williams!), BBQ Junkies, Tobias Pigs, The Smokin' B.A.R., Squat & Gobble, Pork Butt Pirates, Great Basin Cooking Company, Floyd's Q School, Smokin' in Mesquite, BBQ Nerds, and Sin City was pretty cool to hear our name as well, not to mention the cheering squad of Whiskey Ranch, Smoked to the Bone and Rythym & Que and the other side of the crowd.  Y'all really know how to make us feel special.  (blush).

Congrats to all the teams that competed.  We were pleased with our finishes...
Chicken    12th
Ribs            5th
Pork           9th
Brisket      17th
Overall      10th

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Trailhound Smokers does well at USA BBQ Challenge

What a great weekend it was for us...a long weekend...but a great one for sure.  Some of the best teams in America were there competing for their share of $125,000.  I even got to meet Myron Mixon of Jack's Old South from Georgia.
Here is a rare shot with both of us in the picture, thanks Kim for taking a some photos for us.
We're wrapping ribs.
Timm prepping chicken.  Some award winning chicken but we didn't know it at the time.
Chris and Timm at the pit.
Timm had a great time at this of his most relaxed ever.  We want to thank all the friends, family, and co-workers that came out to show their support for us.  In return, many of them feasted on chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. 
Crowds were big for awards.  Congrats to McFrankenboo BBQ for winning 1st place in chicken.  WOW...that is so awesome!!!  
We were very pleased with our product for turn-ins.  We were astounded and shocked when we heard our name called to get a check...we took 6th place in chicken and 9th in brisket!!! Holy Moly!!!  This event had cream of the crop teams from all over and little ol' Trailhound Smokers picked up two top ten awards.  Who da thunk it.  I wish I had video of Timm's face...priceless. 
Again, thanks for all the support.  We would especially lke to thank Shawn from Advance Pro for sponsoring our meat for the event.  He is one totally awesome guy!!! 
You can see more pictures of the event at the promoters link.  There are some great shots of team sites with their pits and more. 

Best Dam BBQ in Boulder

Are you looking for something to do on this weekend?  Come out to Boulder City Friday and Saturday for a great day of BBQ, cars, antiques and more.  That's right....the Best Dam BBQ Challenge is this weekend in Boulder City!   There's even a KidsQue contest Friday evening.  Some great BBQ vendors will be there as well serving up some of their finest 'que just for you. 
We'll be out there competing this weekend so be sure to look for Trailhound Smokers, come by and say 'hi' and show your support for one of the local teams. 
Here is a link to the Best Dam BBQ to get all the information...we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

USA BBQ Challenge this weekend

This is huge, folks!!!  The USA BBQ Challenge will be held this weekend at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas.  There are a ton of activities to enjoy, food to eat, music to listen too and more.  There will be an ametuer contest on Saturday, and the professional contest on Sunday.  Teams from all over the US will be there...including us!  We'll be a tiny little fish in a big BBQ ocean but we're geared up to do our best!  We'd love to have you come by, show your support and cheer us on.  Click on the link below for all the information on activities and times.  We look forward to seeing you!$125000-las-vegas-barbecue-championship?smid=oa_at_21185_1_1

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

1st Annual YCCA BBQ Cook-Off

Precott Valley hosted it's 33rd Home and Garden Show May 13-15, along with the 1st Annual YCCA BBQ Cook-Off in conjuntion with it.  Tommy Duncan's Whiskey Ranch Pro BBQ Series hosted the event and they did a fabulous job.  We arrived Friday morning, meeting with Tommy to pick our location, and getting set up. 
KCBS inspectors came in to inspect meat, only then did we realize we forgot our chicken at home...fortunately there was a grocery store accross the street.  We got our meats prepped and back in the coolers and took time to relax and meet with BBQ friends and make some new ones. 
Scott and Christy came in mid afternoon to help with the event.  They jumped right in helping with what ever needed to be done, from prepping people's choice meat to making a run to pick up some things forgotten or needed.
People's Choice tasting samples started off a little slow but by 11:30 was in full swing.  Scott and Christy were in charge of this portion and did a great job.  We received rave reviews, with many folks saying they were to told to come to our booth for some of the best ribs and brisket at the event.  What a great feeling it is to hear such words from folks you don't even know.
Awards were held right on time and went quickly and smoothly.  We were very pleased with our results, receiving 6th in chicken, 11th in ribs (missed it by that much), 8th in pork, 9th in brisket with a 7th overall finish. 
It was a good time for all of us.  We got to see an old co-worker of Timm's, Jennifer and her family.  They live in Cottonwood now and love it.  We also spent time with Crystal's cousin and family, Karen and Dave.  We're thankful for the comfy bed Saturday night you guys. 
We look forward to this event again next year.  Here's a few more pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Logo on smoker

Hey, wadda think?  Ken over at Biz Goods printed up our logo on a magnetic sheet to attach to the logo plate Chris and Timm put on the pit.  It looks 'smoking' hot!!!  lol  No really, we love it!  Can't wait to get it out to the next competition and show it off.