Peace, Love and BBQ is what it was all about in Cameron Park California this weekend. Sunny skies greeted this barbeque competition situated around a small scenic lake. Tie dye and sixties garb was the preferred costume of the day. Ms. Goofy got into the spirit and even added another t-shirt to her collection Thirty nine professional teams cooked the four meats of: Chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder and brisket. Today there was a special division called the “Backyard Division”. These competitors only cooked chicken and ribs. Whatever was cooking, a delicious smoky haze of flavor permeated the event grounds. You could not stop the drool and anticipation of tasting some of the best barbeque to be found.
The public was treated to crafts and music to entertain while tasting the barbeque. There was a special area full of slides and jumpy things for the children. The hungry crowd was allowed to taste and vote for the Peoples Choice award. Smiles and barbeque sauce was plastered over the faces of everyone. This was a great way to sample competition style barbeque. I always get a kick out of seeing all the different cookers. You will notice the camouflage barbeque cover. I am still trying to figure that one out.
Ms. Goofy and I were wearing our judge’s badges today. I was also wearing a three week growth of facial hair. Ms. Goofy and I were sitting at different judging tables as required by KCBS rules. We did work out a hand gesture signal so she could tell me when barbeque sauce was all over my hairy mug. It is possible a couple of planes landed with all the hand gestures Ms. Goofy was sending. What a wonderful task we have of judging such tasty and delicious food. Once again we were not disappointed with today’s entries.
‘Ribstock, Peace, Love and BBQ” is a great event. A special shout out to Ed Anhorn who coordinated this fun festival and competition. The Grand Champion winner today was “Big B’s Down N Dirty BBQ”. We would like to mention our friend, Donna Fong from ‘Butchers Daughter BBQ, took first place in brisket. This is her rookie year and she is a rising star. Everybody this weekend was a star!
It doesn't seem unusually cool so not sure why they would be adding extra insulation to that ABS cooker (guessing it was an ABS). I did that a lot on cool windy days with my offset cooker.
moisture? there is usually a lot of morning dew at this venue
I think the camo cover was just for fun - to get people talking about their Q.
This might be the cutest bit of writing you've done yet. Fun!
I like these suffixes that will never go away. -stock if it's a good thing and boomers would like it. -gate if it's a bad thing and boomers would hate it. We rule.
Chris, Ben and Zoomie, That sounds good to me. I was sort of thinking about the camouflage angle. You want to not let the game know you are going to smoke and cook it in the field.
cookiecrumb, You are cute.
That is my camo moving blanket insulated ABS. Nothing to odd I don't think, and a very common site at most Nor Cal BBQ competitions for regular attendees. It saves me fuel and the camo is less boring than blue or green moving blankets.
Scott, Thankyou for clearing that up. We were just having a little fun.
Smokey haze all in my brain...A camo BBQ cozy...far out!
Greg, It is getting near the end of the season but you can still make Smokin for Gold in Placerville Oct. 1. Hope to see you there.
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