Friday, September 24, 2010

Unretiring the WSM? I'm thinking about it. Cooking Team has been out of the contest game for a few years now, since moving back to Florida from a 2 1/2 year stay near the Motor City.  There are a variety of reasons for that, some are not really reasons, but more like excuses, and others are very valid.  I've been getting my bbq fix by writing about bbq on the blog, taking pictures, and spending a little more time "grilling" versus "smoking". 

Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 18.5-Inch SmokerTonight I've spent some time contemplating a strategy for returning to a limited schedule of bbq competitions next year.  At present I don't have the motivation, ability, or financial where-with-all to return to a serious pursuit of Team of the Year.

But suppose there were a few Weber Smokey Mountain owners in a similar situation thinking about doing a first bbq contest or returning to competing in a few Florida Barbecue Association or Kansas City Barbeque Society events in Central Florida, I would be interested in exploring the idea. 

Three Bullet Smokers and a couple of pop-up tents and we'd be set to give it a go. It could be a very low-cost-to-fun ratio bbq team. If you know someone who might be interested, let me know. It wouldn't be a BBQ Guy Cooking Team, but rather a spin off effort.


Chris said...

If I were closer, I'd take you up on it. Hope you find a few teammates.

Bubba Q said...

Hey BBQ Guy, I belong to a couple of group associations for Florida and KC and I'd be glad to ask around for you!!

The BBQ Guy said...

Bubba Q,

Sounds good. If you run across anyone, put them in touch. I used to cook a lot of FBA and KCBS contests here back in 2003-2004.