2016 Season Comes Ends With A Thud
Following the weekend of November 18-20 and the Que'n in Cumming double, the 2016 has mercifully come to an end. This was the teams busiest season yet with 24 competitions, and eight major catering jobs. The guys are ready for a break. However, the break will be short and they are scheduled to hit the road January 12 enroute to Sanford, Florida for the Sonny's Smokin' Showdown. That event will be followed on February 3-4 by the Georgia BBQ Banquet and accompanying contest in Young Harris, GA.
As for the results in Cumming, GA they were not good at all. We have had good cooks there each year but this time it was different. One Saturday, the team was just plain bad in everything. Chicken had little flavor, ribs were overdone, pork was overdone and had no flavor and brisket was all but falling apart. The finish of 28 out of 47 was not completely unexpected. On Sunday, the team sought redemption and at the conclusion of the cook they felt really good about awards. Those dreams were crushed in a matter of 22 minutes, in one of the fastest awards ceremonies every. Thanks John!! Anyway, no call for any meat except for a 6th place in brisket. The finish of 25th out of 37 teams was shockingly bad! It was certainly not the way we wanted to end the season.
Smoke This would like to give a special thanks to the Atlanta BBQ Store. Randy and his team have come onboard this year as our first sponsor and we are delighted to have their help. Randy and his crew do an amazing job and have all the products that winning teams use! Be sure to visit their website for all our bbq needs or give them a call at 706.536.2901.
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