We're Backkkk.....

Back in 2009, we launched this blog to chronicle our initial journey the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue Competition - aka "The Jack.". Billed as the "World Championship of Barbecue", this epicurean "Superbowl" is held in the sleepy little hollow of Lynchburg, TN (pop.361) the 4th Saturday in October each year. It just so happens that Lynchburg is also home to the world renowned Jack Daniels distillery - the primary sponsor and namesake behind this culinary extravaganza.

Each year, tens of thousands of competition BBQ teams from across the United States (and around the world) spend countless hours and weekends competing in sanctioned BBQ events. These teams vie not only for Grand Championships & serious prize money (sometimes as much as $100K) - but perhaps even more importantly, they are all hoping by the end of the "BBQ season" to grab one of the 60 highly coveted spots to cook against an elite group of teams for the title of "world's best" (the "Jack" is by invitation only).

We competed in the 2009 Jack, and finished in the "middle of the pack" - an accomplishment we were certainly proud of. And after more or less taking the year off in 2010, "Hoochie-Que" is ramping up to make another run at a coveted invitation to the Jack in 2011.

So, after over a year of "neglect", we are "dusting off" this little ol' blog to once again share with family, friends, and other BBQ cooks/fans our experiences as we start our journey hopefully towards another invitation to the "Jack" in October 2011.

Also - and especially if you are new to this blog - make certain to read back through the "Blog Archive" to re-visit our experiences and trip to the Jack back in 2009! Some pretty good writing, memories & photos if I do say so myself!

Thanks - and we hope to see you in Lynchburg on October!

March 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hoochie On the Tube!!

Well, we got back home at 1 AM early this morning (Tuesday) from "The Jack"... We have a ton of "stuff" to share, but it is going to take me another day to get it all sorted... So hang tight... For those of you who just want the "down & dirty", we ended up finishing more or less "in the middle of the pack"... We will go into more detail regarding how these events are scored, photos of what we turned in, etc... Overall, we were very pleased with what we turned in to be judged... In our opinion, it was perhaps our very best cook this season... We only wish that 1-2 of the 6 judges that tasted our meats had been a little more impressed (4-5 out of the 6 certainly were!!)

In the meanwhile, this segment was filmed right before we left for the Jack, and was recently featured on the local Park City television station (PCTV)...


Donna McAleer said...

I am looking forward to congratulating team Hoochie-que in person. Great showing!

John Dawson said...

Nice video, brother!

Williams Whoop-la said...

Very well done! Glad your back home safely, hope you have gotten some rest!