Smoke ‘Em If Yous Got ‘Em BBQ Competition and Smoked Beer Festival

Yards Brewing

All summer long, I have been trying out some pork spare rib recipes and I finally think I have one that I like. I figured the best way to get real criticism on my BBQ skills would be to enter a competition. So I did. I entered the 2011 Smoke ‘Em If Yous Got ‘Em Beer Fest and BBQ competition at Yards Brewing Company.

The day started of pretty bad. As I pull up to the location, Mother Nature decided it was time to take a shower. The weather was tough, but I unloaded and set up my 2 tents. I got my pit stated at about 10:30 am. With all the rain and wind, it took a little while to get my pit up to temperature. And this was a battle I had all day. I learned a lot about my new offset smoker at the competition. I now understand the relationship between a man and his pit. You just don’t get that relationship with a digital electric smoker. Continue reading