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BBQ Competition is a big success!

Posted by Kelsey Loeffler on Thu,Sep 06,2012 @ 03:07 PM

woodmaster pellet grillWoodMaster’s very own grill master, Jeff Poole, teamed up with T-Mac Smokin’ team again to compete in the Death’s Door BBQ Competition and won Grand Champion!  Winning the competition not only gives you bragging rights but also gets you an invitation to the American Royal Barbecue Competition in Kansas City.

The team placed in the top ten in all categories: pork ribs, beef brisket, chicken, pork and sauce, including first in the pork category.

“We’ve entered into 15 contests so far, and this is our first,” beamed Poole. “The feeling is awesome.”

WoodMaster is proud to sponsor T-Mac Smokin’.  They use WoodMaster Pellet Grills in every competition.  Poole credits using wood pellets as fuel to their success. 

There were 25 teams from the Midwest competing in the first event hosted in part by the Washington Island Chamber of Commerce.

The T-Mac Smokin’ team category results:

  • Overall Grand Champion
  • Chicken: 8th
  • Ribs: 6th
  • Pork: 1st
  • Brisket: 9th

The team’s next stop is the Puckaway Pigfest in Montello, WI and then the American Royal Barbecue Competition in Kansas City, MO.  With over 500 teams competing, The American Royal World Series of Barbecue is the largest barbecue contest in the world!

Both competitions are affiliated with the KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society). KCBS sanctions and judges barbecue contests across the US and promotes barbecue as America’s cuisine.  It’s the largest society of barbecue enthusiasts in the world. It provides the most respected form of judging and scoring in the world of barbecue.  KCBS provides representatives for each contest and access to certified BBQ judges who have been trained in how to judge world-class barbeque, all while using a blind judging process that is fair and void of personal knowledge of teams being judged.

Check out KCBS for more information on barbecue events around the US.

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Fire Up The Grill- May is National Barbecue Month!

Posted by Kelsey Gagner on Thu,May 24,2012 @ 02:30 PM

Outdoor barbecuing is an American tradition.  Who doesn't have fond memories of summer evenings spent grilling burgers or roasting a hotdog over a campfire?

Here are the top three reasons why people love grilling, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Assocation and M & I.

1. It's affordable- Consider this, the average price of a 16-oz ribeye steak and baked potato at a moderately priced restuarant runs about $25. When grilling at home, you could spend that same amount of money and feed at least two people.  So, scope out the weekly newspaper for meat sales at your local market!

2. It's convenient- With the warm temperatures of the summer, the last thing you want to do is add to the temperature of your house by turning on the oven.  Make cleaning up easier by keeping most of the mess outside.

3. It's a great way to spend time with family and friends- Lets face it, barbecuing is a social event.  It gives you the opportunity to kick back with friends and family.

Whether your choice is burgers, shrimp or zucchini; firing up the grill is a great way to take advantage of one of America's favorite pastimes!

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