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Iso

USA
367 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2014 :  9:31:46 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Iso's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Welcome to the PNWBA Jared. It was an honor cooking with you last weekend.

Bryan

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ptldrabbit

USA
874 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2014 :  08:26:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome to the great NW and the PNWBA! Hope I get to meet you this BBQ season. Thank you for your service.


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Originally posted by Jared

Hello everyone. My name is Jared Henline. I'm new to the area as after 16 1/2 years of United States Naval service has brought me to the Pacific Northwest. I live in Marysville, Wa and will be in the area for the next four years. I got started in competition bbq in 2012. I only have a few comps under my belt. It's hard for me to commit to several contest per year. I only get to one or two a year so no need to worry. I won't be stealing Team of the Year from anyone here. I look forward to meeting many of you and learning as much as I can from all. I have three goals when I go to a comp.
1) Have a fun
2) Enjoy the people in BBQ and meet as many teams as I can
3) Do my best to not finish last.
So far I have been able to do all of these. And I know that if I just stick with it that sooner or later I will be getting a call and walking across that stage.

Thanks for the welcome



Jane Biehl
PNWBA President
PNWBA Head Judge
PNWBA CBJ# 200214
KCBS CBJ# 53194
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bigbangbbq

USA
19 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2014 :  10:34:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit bigbangbbq's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello All,

Jason here. New to the PNW via 20 years in Las Vegas and 18 years growing up in Kaua'i. I've been cooking for over 20 years but my day job is in IT. After a trip to Houston 10 years ago I fell in love with BBQ and the rest is sweet smokey history. I've recently upgraded to a WSM 22" after years of using a steel offset and love it. I am interested in trying my hand at some competitions, never done them before.

I signed up for the Kent Pit masters class this weekend and how to learn some tips.

Anyone have any recommendation on a good amateur/backyard competition to start off with?

Thanks.

-Jason

Jason Aqui
Big Bang BBQ

Newcastle, WA ~ Las Vegas, NV ~ Kapa'a, HI

Q'ing on 22.5" WSM, 18.5" WSM; Whole Hog'ing on La Caja China, Spit Roaster (Filipino Style), Hole in Da Ground (Hawaiian Style)
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DMee

USA
392 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2014 :  10:27:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Jason, and I will see you at the Kent Pitmaster class. Up here we don't have a lot of amateur/backyard competitions, but we do have some "One Day" competitions which are chicken, ribs, sausage, and tri tip.
The best way to get started is to take the pitmaster class, and hang out at a couple of competitions and maybe cook with another team. But it sounds like you have some experience cooking, and you could just take the plunge and sign up for a 2 day competition!

Diane Mee
Lake House BBQ
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NorthwestBBQ

USA
803 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2014 :  7:31:32 PM  Show Profile  Click to see NorthwestBBQ's MSN Messenger address  Send NorthwestBBQ a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Jason, we have one day contests but do not hesitate to jump in with both feet into a 2 day one. Like Diane said, come to a contest and hang out. I think you will love it. I know I did.

Michael Stevenson
PNWBA/KCBS Member, Cook, CBJ & Photographer
http://www.facebook.com/CncWoodCarving
michaels123@msn.com
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Papa Bears BBQ

USA
13 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2014 :  2:29:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello all,
My name is Dave Moore and my team name is "Papa Bear's BBQ". I have competed in 5 events over the last four years, two in the last month and had a great time. I consider myself a new team. I can't wait to get to know everyone, I hope to learn from everybody as well as help out where I can. Thanks to everyone, I would also like to say thank you to the Double DD Meat team, for they're friendly and out going attitude. It was a real pleasure having Jim and Amy as neighbors, thanks again for making us feel so welcomed at Pig Fest and Grilling for Ten Grand.

Thank you,
Dave and Kelly
Papa Bear's BBQ
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NorthwestBBQ

USA
803 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2014 :  6:54:48 PM  Show Profile  Click to see NorthwestBBQ's MSN Messenger address  Send NorthwestBBQ a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome, David! :-)

Michael Stevenson
PNWBA/KCBS Member, Cook, CBJ & Photographer
http://www.facebook.com/CncWoodCarving
michaels123@msn.com
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Joel Pickerd

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2015 :  5:12:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey all, I just joined up and I'm looking forward to meeting some new folks who are possibly as obsessed as I am about BBQ. I knew I had a problem when I woke up one morning and realized I had had a dream about BBQing. I'm located in the mid willamette valley in Oregon. I'm just getting started in the comp BBQ world, but have been experimenting with BBQ for 10 years or so. I'll be at Smokin Down The Highway this summer (first comp). Looking forward to learning more about BBQ and meeting some great folks!
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ptldrabbit

USA
874 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2015 :  5:26:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Joel!

It's fair to say that you are bound to meet more than a few that are obsessed with BBQ around here.

If you find you need a BBQ fix before Smokin Down the Highway, we should have information up in a week or so regarding a competition located in Dallas, OR on the 4th of July. I invite you to join us either as a competitor or as an observer.

Come on by and I will introduce you to some great people that also are BBQ obsessed.

Jane Biehl
PNWBA President
PNWBA Head Judge
PNWBA CBJ# 200214
KCBS CBJ# 53194
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LewyLewy

USA
11 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2015 :  1:12:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit LewyLewy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone! I have competed with my team Habitual Smokers a few times over the last 2 years and we've had a great time so far. I am the organizer of Spokane's Man Show where we host Longhorn BBQ's Battle of the Pits in the fall. I am also working with Longhorn to organize a second Battle of the Pits coming up this July at Northern Quest Resort & Casino! I'm part owner of a construction company, a husband, a father, a soccer coach, and can't seem to stay off the boat in the summer. I stay extremely busy but I think it's important that I stay in touch with you all as I become more involved in the BBQ circuit. I will do my best to communicate and answer questions about the events I am involved with!

Jensen Lewis
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GrateSmoke

USA
8 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2015 :  11:43:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey everybody. I am fairly new to the area, about a year and a half, and have always love to cook and grill and smoke. I have cooked on a Weber for years and other charcoal grills and smaller smokers. I have been working on my first homemade smoker and can't wait to try it out. I look forward to meeting some of you other BBQ'ers at some of the events. I have never competed but I am going to try it out at Barbageddon in Puyallup.

Custom Reverse Flow Offset, couple of 18.5 WSMs and a 22.5 WSM, OK Joe Offset(modified, Weber Kettle
Grill
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deebunch

USA
29 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2015 :  9:35:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds Grate!! What's your team name?
And Welcome!!!!

Keith Dee #201111
keith.dee@Schneider-electric.com
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brookings

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2015 :  4:03:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Everyone. My name is Shayne. I just learned about this at the county fair. It looks like a lot of fun. I'm brand new to the smoker BBQ world. I saw a show on TV about 1 1/2 months ago pit masters. was awesome. My wife and I do an annual picnic and my little gas grill just cant handle it so we built a cinderblock smoker/grill in the back yard. Not finished yet. But I discovered this and now I'am trying to talk my wife/finance officer in to a build that's portable. would love to try a competition. looking forward to learning the ropes.

Shayne C. Musser
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MADDOG

South Sandwich Islands
1197 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2015 :  3:16:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shayne, I believe that most competition BBQ cooks would advise that before you sinking $$$ and labor into cookers, come out, visit with various teams, attend a basic pitmaster class when we offer one in your area and if you hit it off with someone in particular, you might offer to help them at a competition. We often refer to that as Shadowing a team. You join in, help out and experience much of what the cooks experience. You have a tendency to walk away with more than en eyeful. Learning the hard way would be like me, a guy who preceded his competition cooking days by smoking on a gasser, a pellet pooper and an indirect stick burner. Since I started competing, I've tried several more methods/cookers. Some settle into one style an stick with it while others evolve or in my case, DEvolve. But I invite you to visit a comp or two and ask lots of questions. Just don't try to get answers anywhere around the turn-in times! We do get rather busy. Welcome aboard. Oh, you can discover classes by checking the schedule on the front page of the website. Best to you, sir.

Pat "Maddog" Maddock


"We must embrace our inner poultry." (It's a Zen BBQ thang)
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wickerdave1

USA
11 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2015 :  1:00:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit wickerdave1's Homepage  Send wickerdave1 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote

You also need to plan to attend Smokin Down The Highway in Sublimity, Oregon, August 6th and 7th 2016. watch for more info, you will see why it's shaping up to be the premier BBQ destination on the circut.


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Well, the mailman just picked up the envelope with the check and registration form headed to Edmonds. So, by way of introduction, I'm Pat Maddock and the team is Maddog's BBQ & Chili competitors. From University Place, WA just outside of Tacoma overlooking the Narrows and Olympics. Right now, we're looking at the Oregon Pitmaster's class, Oregon Spring Trng and then WA Spring Trng by way of getting "up and running" in the PNWBA. I may offer to assist a team at Pike's Place, as well. Call me a pellet pusher with a big Traeger and a little hardwood on the side in my old indirect "chicken shack". Not a novice but so much to learn, as well. This forum has offered a good peak into your organization and so many of you come to life via comments and pics, we're looking forward to joining in. Thanks for the welcome mat!

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G Que

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2016 :  06:42:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Would like to introduce myself. My name is Gary and I am the proud owner/operator of G's Que here in Maple Valley. This will be my first year competing and I am looking froward to getting out to a competition and see how it all works. I also have a small corporate catering business that tries to keep me busy. I recently retired from the world of project management so this will be a nice change. I am picking up my new Yoder pit this week and will be seasoning and breaking in over the next weeks. Roll smoke brothers and sisters.

"BBQ for the Masses"
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Bigdogphin

USA
641 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2016 :  07:13:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by G Que

Would like to introduce myself. My name is Gary and I am the proud owner/operator of G's Que here in Maple Valley. This will be my first year competing and I am looking froward to getting out to a competition and see how it all works. I also have a small corporate catering business that tries to keep me busy. I recently retired from the world of project management so this will be a nice change. I am picking up my new Yoder pit this week and will be seasoning and breaking in over the next weeks. Roll smoke brothers and sisters.


Cool! What model of Yoder?

Welcome to the PNWBA

Jesse
Movin' The Chains BBQ Team




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tjlannon

USA
120 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2016 :  1:45:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit tjlannon's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good to have you on-board G-Que and welcome.

TJ-Bear
PNWBA CBJ# 200932
KCBS CBJ# 72781
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RoxxBoxxBBQ

USA
22 Posts

Posted - 03/20/2016 :  12:22:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoxxBoxxBBQ's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just dropping in to say hello to board members. I'll be a new team on the circuit this season & hope to do 6+ comps this year. Looking forward to meeting everyone & especially looking forward to getting started!

John Spevak
Roxx Boxx BBQ
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Big Tex

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2016 :  9:55:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Howdy all!

My name is Stew and I moved from Texas in 2003. Currently living and working in Pierce county, WA. I've been contemplating becoming involved in the world of competition BBQ. I'm no expert, but have some knowledge and experience with smoking/BBQ and would like to take it to the next level. Maybe start with a judging class and eventually assemble a team to compete locally.

Cheers!


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