Thursday, May 07, 2009
Oregon State's "This Butt's For Que" Competitive BBQ Team
From Oregon Coast Drifter Barnabus: "While drifting on hwy 101 collecting bottles and cans for the deposit money, I most definitely smelled cooking going on and followed my nose to the scene shown in the photos above. Turned out to be a "dry run" for a new cooking team that is set to take the world of grilling/smoking by storm. In exchange for a very delicious meal, I promised to pull some strings with the staff here at the FPT and put them at the front of the new submission list and scored the interview below. BARNABUS: So, I understand that you are entering the world of competitive outdoor cooking. How did you get started in this amazing and exciting endeavor? THIS BUTT'S FOR QUE: I was given a BBQ\smoker and I started playing around with grilling meat and using woodchips to add smoke flavor. My family and friends were very happy with the results. I started seeing BBQ competitions on The Food Network and it looked like they were having fun and there seemed to be alot of comerodery. BARNABUS: Tell us a bit about your team, how did it come together? What do y'all call yourselves? How many grills are involved? THIS BUTT'S FOR QUE: I had a few buddies that are into food like I am and they liked the idea of going to competitions. We have had a few "dry run" BBQ's at our home and they have gone well. The team decided on the name "This Butt's For Que". We are currently working with 3 grills with a plan for a 4th before our fist competition in July. I am always trying new dry rub recipes and a couple of us make sauces or glazes for the meat. BARNABUS: What is your specialty and why? THIS BUTT'S FOR QUE: I enjoy cooking brisket the most but I really havn't had time to develope anything that I would call a specialty yet. BARNABUS: Any planned events we can look forward to? THIS BUTT'S FOR QUE: July 11th &12th Lincoln City OR - SMOKIN AT THE OCEAN August 22nd & 23rd Salem OR - OREGON STATE FAIR Sept 19th & 20th Seattle WA - EVERGREEN ST BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP BARNABUS: What do you hope to achieve? Are there any certain trophies or awards you are shooting for? THIS BUTT'S FOR QUE: We just want to have fun and make people happy with our food. We wouldn't mind getting good enough to get an invitation to the World Champion BBQ, Jack Daniels Invitational or Memphis in May competitions. Seeing the team on The Food Network wouldn't be a bad thing either.
Posted by FP at 8:23 AM