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Farmland Duroc St. Louis Cut Pork Spare Ribs
Thursday, 28 August 2014 05:19

For Competition BBQ I used the Farmland Duroc Pork St. Louisb Cut Spare ribs. I previously bought them from Hen House in Kansas City. However, Hen House no longer carries them and cares another brand that is not of equal quality.

Does anyone in the Kansas City area where I can get these ribs?

Also where do you buy your ribs for competition in the KC area?

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Wrong Table
Thursday, 28 August 2014 05:16
Posted by Seaton Hall on August 24, 2014 at 18:21:32:

We have all been there. The entry just hit the wrong table. With the new scoring results, this is easy to see. This weekend I participated in a 29 team contest. My ribs finished 1st at the judging table. And finished 19th in the category. This judging table scored only 4 entries out of a possible 116 in the top ten.

So I would like to give a big un-shout-out (would that be a whisper-out?) to judging table 311 at the Smokin' on Oak contest in Bonner Springs Kansas. You are truly (sic) appreciated by the teams that spent two days in 99 degree weather with 70 degree dew points to get off you air conditioned couch to grace us with your judging. Probably took all the food home to feed the family too.

Mad Hogs and an Englishman

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This is a big weekend - Map
Sunday, 24 August 2014 05:06
Posted by Ray Basso on August 23, 2014 at 12:51:54:

In Reply to: Contest at a glance - 4th. weekend in Aug. posted by Contest Results on August 22, 2014 at 20:03:35:

There are 23 contests this weekend. In 2013 there were 26 contest this weekend. It will be interesting to see how many teams complete this year, this weekend.

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Mike from Hawgeyes is famous!
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 05:04
Posted by Dan in NorCal on August 19, 2014 at 11:53:58:



Nice little interview Mike.
Did the reporter leave anything out?

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What is one of your nifty cue tips or tricks???
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 04:59
Posted by peterN on August 19, 2014 at 11:37:17:

Do you do something unusual with your cooking method or cooking equipment, be it barbecuing or grilling?

Something that I use as an unusual grilling or barbecuing utensil is a potato masher. I have a way of being able to lift grills and grates with a potato masher when cooking on Weber wire grates. Using the masher to lift the grates negates the need to use some sort of 'pot holder' or fire-pit mitt to lift the grates out of my WSM. The potato masher also works well to lift my cast iron grate off of a small Lodge 'Sportsman' grill if I need to adjust its' height or fuss with the fuel.

'How' this is done is difficult to explain, but if place the 'teeth' of the potato masher into the grates off-center with your fist towards the top center of the grate, then you can 'pry'/lift the grate vertically and even use the masher as a 'handle' to carry your grate away from the cooker. (On WSM grates with a heavy load such as a brisket or a butt, I use two mashers as grate masher/handle on each side of the piece of heavy meat.

( might be able to use the two masher method to lift your new 'bbq forum' grate...If you take a potato masher and lay it on your new grate with the handle of the masher placed on the bottom of the letters 'BBQ'...if you are able to lay the masher handle flush (flat) on top of the letters, then the 'teeth' of the masher will hang down into the grate. With the teeth of the masher hanging down into the grate, you should now be able to lift the grate by lifting the handle of the masher. (you might have to use two mashers to lift the heavy handle pointing left, one handle pointing right, and lift using both hands/handles)

Wish I could post a picture of this method, but I'm still living in a 35mm world.)

Do you have an unusual method or tip or trick ???


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Video of the day
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 05:37

Watch the BBQ Forum everyday for the Video of the Day

Here is an example of the video of the day


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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 05:33
Posted by Salmon on August 14, 2014 at 16:51:40:

anybody ever cook with maple? whadaya think? What meats does it work well with? I'm gonna try it regardless, just wanted a head start.

remember 10 or 12 tears ago that Canadian lump, maple was so popular?

Don, I'm sure you got an article stuck back somewhere.....


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Wow look at this
Friday, 08 August 2014 04:57
Posted by Ray Basso on August 07, 2014 at 16:40:55:

Gary B. Davis made me a custom grate for my old beat up Weber Smokey Mountain, ain't it beautiful now! Thank you very much Gary, I am almost speechless.

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Tuesday, 05 August 2014 05:29

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My tribute to Ray Basso
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 02:08
Posted by Gary B. Davis on July 28, 2014 at 16:36:02:

Did my best to incorporate the BBQ Forum logo into one of my cooking grates for my new pit. When I built my first pit in the late 1990s, this was were I got all my cooking and building advice. And it's still the best one around. Here's to you Ray.

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