2010 Smokin in the Oaks, Penn Valley, California

Grand Champion Slap Yo Daddy BBQ

We won our third Grand Championship for 2010 at the Smoking in the Oaks contest in Penn Valley about 1 hour north of Sacramento. We finished 2nd ribs, 2nd pork, 4th chicken, and 6th brisket amid 32 teams in this KCBS sanctioned contest.  The trophies were cool metal cutouts of BBQ meat animals, and the GC trophy was a custom-made metal sculpture.  Very nice.

I took this opportunity to play with bacon and Jimmy Dean sausage to make a bacon-weave turtle and triceratops with hotdogs, BBQ rub, and sauce.  The bacon turtle fatty was dedicated to all the Fathers who were there as Father’s Day is coming up.  The turtle lives over 200 years so it symbolized all Fathers living over 200!  We shared the fruits of our labor by slicing it up and sharing with everyone.

Bacon Weave Turtle Fatty
Gina Mar helping us with the bacon weave
Triceratops was bacon weaved too!
Bekah and Chris from Smokin Yankees
Our sponsor John Jackson of Stoker Systems
Howard, Tim, Harry – Chicken Hat Invasion!

We had great chow on Friday night thanks to Leonard Sanders of Chuck Wagon Cookin who made tri-tip, chicken, and all the fixins.

Leonard Sanders of Chuck Wagon Cookin
Tri Tip, Chicken, and Sides
Cooked over wood – cowboy style

Congrats go out to Big B’s Down & Dirty BBQ for RC and to all who competed.  A big thanks goes to Scott Gomes, Kelly and Kathleen as officials, volunteers, judges, and helpers.  We’d like to thank our terrific Sponsors:  Rocks BBQ System for our Stoker temperature control system (it was great to see you John and Kenny in person), T&H Meat and Sausages for our meat products, TheSlabs.com for our rub products, Cajun Grill for our Weber stainless replacement doors, Smokin Guns for our rubs, Butcher BBQ for our injections, and Snake River Farms for our Wagyu meat products.