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pnwba Posted - 02/17/2010 : 04:17:15 AM
All new members introduce yourselves here, please.
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Big Tex Posted - 08/01/2016 : 9:55:13 PM
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!
RoxxBoxxBBQ Posted - 03/20/2016 : 12:22:06 PM
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!
tjlannon Posted - 03/01/2016 : 1:45:21 PM
Good to have you on-board G-Que and welcome.
Bigdogphin Posted - 02/29/2016 : 07:13:42 AM
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
G Que Posted - 02/29/2016 : 06:42:19 AM
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.
wickerdave1 Posted - 12/11/2015 : 1:00:43 PM

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.


quote:
Originally posted by MADDOG

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!

MADDOG Posted - 08/05/2015 : 3:16:21 PM
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.
brookings Posted - 08/03/2015 : 4:03:04 PM
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.
deebunch Posted - 06/26/2015 : 9:35:20 PM
Sounds Grate!! What's your team name?
And Welcome!!!!
GrateSmoke Posted - 06/26/2015 : 11:43:37 AM
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.
LewyLewy Posted - 06/10/2015 : 1:12:46 PM
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!
ptldrabbit Posted - 04/28/2015 : 5:26:34 PM
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.
Joel Pickerd Posted - 04/28/2015 : 5:12:10 PM
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!
NorthwestBBQ Posted - 08/25/2014 : 6:54:48 PM
Welcome, David! :-)
Papa Bears BBQ Posted - 08/25/2014 : 2:29:45 PM
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.
NorthwestBBQ Posted - 05/02/2014 : 7:31:32 PM
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.
DMee Posted - 05/02/2014 : 10:27:05 AM
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
bigbangbbq Posted - 05/01/2014 : 10:34:18 PM
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
ptldrabbit Posted - 04/19/2014 : 08:26:20 AM
Welcome to the great NW and the PNWBA! Hope I get to meet you this BBQ season. Thank you for your service.


quote:
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


Iso Posted - 04/18/2014 : 9:31:46 PM
Welcome to the PNWBA Jared. It was an honor cooking with you last weekend.
Jared Posted - 04/18/2014 : 2:51:33 PM
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
baconbouquet Posted - 02/24/2014 : 09:51:10 AM
Thanks Jane Laurie and I are wanting to attend the event in Portland on the 9th. This like you know would be our first judging class. I got so excited about making sure that we were both members of PNWBA that I signed up for a three year membership in my name and then signed Laurie up for a 1 year membership in her name. Well I guess we have enough membership to get started. LOL
ptldrabbit Posted - 02/24/2014 : 09:38:12 AM
Welcome Scott and Laurie!

As I am of a "mature" age and a certified judge, I can tell you that you won't regret becoming involved in this wonderful hobby.

I will point out that we have an upcoming judging class in Portland on March 9th with space available. Taking the class now, you will be ready when our competition season starts.

You can find all the information regarding classes above our calendar on our start page.

Once again welcome and I hope to see you out on the BBQ trail.
baconbouquet Posted - 02/24/2014 : 09:22:24 AM
Hello my name is Scott my wifes name is laurie and we are looking forward to the 2014 comp BBQ events in the northwest, we have lived in eastern Washington all of our lives and lets just say we are getting to a mature age. Loving BBQ so much we decided that going to events and becoming judges was something that we have to do. Thank you for having this forum and I look forward to spending time hare.. Scott
DMee Posted - 01/01/2014 : 2:11:42 PM
Welcome! Sorry - I haven't attended Harry Soo's class, but the beginnings of the 2014 schedule can be found by clicking on "Newsletters" on the left, and viewing the Dec 2013 issue. Good luck, and see you down the trail.

Diane Mee
Lake House BBQ
UFF-DA-Q Posted - 01/01/2014 : 12:16:39 PM
Hello Everyone!

My name is Daron Tandberg and live in Yakima, WA. I am a new member of the PNWBA. The name of my cooking team is UFF-DA-Q. We have been cooking for private events for the past 3 years or so and have caught a bug to jump into the competition to have some fun! For Christmas I recieved a registration to attend Slap Yo Daddy's class in Diamond Bar, CA. on Sunday March 2, 20014. Has anyone attended Harry's class before? I am stoked, especially after all of the reviews I've read. When can we expect the 2014 Schedule? I look forward to meeting many of the PNWBA members. Let's have some FUN!
HogshackJohn Posted - 06/27/2013 : 4:40:52 PM
Hi! I'm John Lim Hing from Richmond BC.
I run the HOG SHACK COOK HOUSE in Richmond in Historic Steveston village.
this is our first year competing. I use 22.5 WSM and a GMG david boone.
also a PNWBA CBJ
TomL Posted - 05/06/2013 : 08:42:42 AM
Hello Frank,
Welcome.
In case you aren't aware of the general lay-out around here, the Cloverdale event is about as close to you as anything except last month's Monroe and Snohomish events.
ckelly Posted - 05/05/2013 : 12:44:22 PM
Welcome Frank!
Come out see us in Prosser for the McKinley Springs event which is happening on 6/7 and 6/8.
The signup area for judges is here: http://pnwba.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3626

smokeslayer Posted - 05/05/2013 : 10:35:40 AM
Hi All, Frank McWain here. Yakima WA. is where i Light My FIRE! Totally enjoyed the judges class! Stoked about this new page in my BBQ experience! Looking forward to meeting new BBQ Addicts!

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