Monday, August 31, 2009


Well next week Alan got free tickets to the patriots game so we are heading down for a tailgate party and hopefully the pats winning(which is going to be tough for Alan because it is against Buffalo his home team).Also a few of you know that on our way home from Maine the tie down on the trailer came off and crushed the top of the backwoods.But all is well Mike from backwoods sent up a new top I'm going to reinforce it with some angle iron and make that cover unbreakable...also as a side note becareful of the tops as I took mine off it was covered in rust mike said it was because it is so humid in LA that the insulation absorbs water and has you cook steam rises and settled on the top and rusted .So with the new cover BWS took the liberty and painted the inside so unless you have a backwoods built like Brendan's (Transformer bbq) ,which is all diamond plate and probably the coolest looking smoker , then you should take off the cover and repaint it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Here are some photo's from Maine hopefully I get better about posting them.the first one is our oyster's for peoples choice we came in 4th,next is a photo of alan and I with Paul Kirk and the rest are just some from the day including Alan sleeping on sat after our turn-in because we all had a really late night (you'll see by Sean from bourbon and beale eating a scorpion from a bottle of mezcal) as I have heard before nothing good happens after 3:30 am.Also one photo of pat sleeping in the nerve of him getting up at 8:30 when I was up at 4:30 and Alan at 5:00 being that we all went to bed at around 1:30.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Well the Maine comp did'nt goes as planned but went pretty good overall.We took 4th in ribs which means we moved up one more notch.We had a great time with Pat (who I think is now addicted )and we also met a few more teams who where fun to talk to (2bqd,team woonage)
Thanks to jack and adam at Team woonage for the great homemade port,limoncello and jack's grappa (which we keep on hand incase we need lighter fluid).Also alan and I are starting to see how the judges are going so more practice to be had until Harvard Fall festival.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Well trailer is loaded everything is packed now its time to head up to Eliot ,ME to see how we fair against some really good teams.But all in all it will be a great weekend.Fri will be the check-in day and the teams saying hi and our friends from Smokin hoggz is making steak sanwiches.Sat is the people's choice(chicken wings) and the iron chef (ingredient not revealed until sat).Sat night is when we have some fun because most teams have a potluck dinner and we hang out and have fun.MSD is bringing etoufee (crawfish,shrimp,andouille sausage and tasso ham) and our friends from lakeside are doing a lobster and clam boil.With the weather holding out it should be alot of fun.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Well most of the trailer is loaded finishing it up today.Looks like we are going to have great comp. weather.Time also to finish my last minute checklist of stuff for the pantry items. Ribs we be in today everything else went into the cooler and is waiting to get there.It also should be interesting because we have never competed in an Iron Chef or people's choice so we are figuring that out as we go along.It is now up to 29 teams so hopefully we do well especially with all the practice we have been doing.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


The last couple of days not much going on.Today is the day alot happens.First I just put 24 pcs of chicken from the freezer to have ready for sun.Next getting ready to go over alan's clean the smoker and go through the gear and check our shopping list.Hopefully we get most of the trailer loaded tonight .Alan ordered ribs those should be in tomorrow .Then tonight I'll get injections made,sauces made ,and get packed.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Dropped off 3 briskets ,3 pork butts,and 50 pcs of chicken to my friend shauna for a cookout she is having today. As far as the timeline goes here is day one.Emailed Patrick (helper for the team this weekend and total competition newbe......he has no idea how hooked he is going to get) to let him know about this weekend.Pulling out of the freezer 2 briskets and 3 pork butts to slowly defrost to have ready for sat night.