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Sunday, October 6, 2013


It was a very pleasant fall day to hold the final chapter of the ‘Feather Falls BBQ Competition’. This was the third event of this epic battle. We were privileged to be judges at this grand meat extravaganza. Today’s contest had a Halloween theme that put everybody in a devilishly festive mood. It also helped that a micro-brewery on site created refreshing liquid gold for all those that wanted to imbibe.  Maybe it was practice but this third event was the biggest and the best. The leaders of the competition were only separated by the slimmest of margins for the overall trophy. Today would be judgment day. We would like to share a couple images with you.

Three meats were mandatory for victory: Chicken, Tri-tip and pork ribs. An auxiliary category of flat iron steak was part of a ‘Caveman’ division. Caveman means that the competitors are forbidden to use any electrical devices. A lot of competitors do use computerized run fans monitored with temperature probes to create consistent and winning bbq. A just for fun category of Ghoulish Scary things was added. Some entries were pretty frightening. It all added to a Halloween festive vibe.

Congratulations to ‘Big Shot BBQ’ for winning the overall event. It was an epic bbq battle that all the competitors can be proud of. A special shout out to Feather Falls Casino for providing a wonderful venue to hold these events. Scott Gomes needs a ‘Gold Star’ for his golf cart for being the organizer and all around provider of joviality. These three events tipped the twirl-a-wheel meter of fun.

This was the last contest we have scheduled to judge for the 2013 season. This contest held a bittersweet taste that our festivities are done for the year. The 2014 season is just around the corner. We do not stop barbecuing over the winter. In fact we trade our judge’s badges for spatulas and tongs. It is time to practice what we have enjoyed all summer. Is it 2014 yet?


cookiecrumb said...

Hey, CB, seriously unrelated, but this sauce is SO good. Not at all Mexican in flavor.

What a fun BBQ event that was. Sorry the season has ended.

Chilebrown said...

cookiecrumb, I bought one several weeks ago at the Rockridge Farmers Market. I have not got around to trying it yet. Maybe tonight, Thanks.

Three Dogs BBQ said...

I like the challenge format. We need something like that around here. I also like comps that are not your standard KCBS Superfecta...

Chilebrown said...

Three Dogs BBQ, It is a change from KCBS. It was a lot of fun.

Zoomie said...

Enjoy your winter rest before the grueling judging season starts again. :-D

Greg said...

That first photo of the ribs just grabbed me. Yum!

Chris said...

That one booth front that looks like a pirate ship is too cute. I have to forward this to my wife, she's going to love that.

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, Our grills and smokers will get a work out this winter. When are you and Cookiecrumb going to have your bbq battle?

Greg, Thanks, they tasted as good as they looked. Yummy.

Chris, As you know some of the booths are very creative. I love the team names too.