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  Topic: Anything Butt comp entry?
Big Tom

Replies: 7
Views: 1410

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Sat Aug 20 11 10:01 am   Subject: Anything Butt comp entry?
Anything But is truly a crap shoot and will vary with contests and regions.

We have had success with things as simple as grilled hot wings or fried fish to more labor intense selections of buffalo ...
  Topic: Whole Hog and Myron Mixon
Big Tom

Replies: 43
Views: 18332

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 10 11 4:17 am   Subject: Whole Hog and Myron Mixon
I have cooked against Myron many times and set up next to him whenever possible.

He does cook the hog wrapped in foil the majority of the cook, I haven't put a clock on his cook time but if he says ...
  Topic: New Competition Tupelo Ms
Big Tom

Replies: 8
Views: 3178

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Wed Mar 30 11 1:31 am   Subject: New Competition Tupelo Ms
Good luck with this event.

Nice to see new MBN events each season. I miss those competitions, but the costs associated with them became too much for our small unsponsored team.
  Topic: OSHA is a PITA
Big Tom

Replies: 10
Views: 1984

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri Feb 25 11 9:53 am   Subject: OSHA is a PITA
MSHA is typically more stringent than OSHA. My employer has had trouble with MSHA at a surface mine in North Carolina. Happy my jobsite in KY has no mining. My client is working with OSHA for Volu ...
  Topic: Stumps Stretch with custom alum. trailer
Big Tom

Replies: 5
Views: 2057

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Thu Feb 24 11 11:46 am   Subject: Stumps Stretch with custom alum. trailer
Nice!
  Topic: Welding Certification assistance
Big Tom

Replies: 14
Views: 4293

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Wed Feb 23 11 10:44 pm   Subject: Welding Certification assistance
I guess that would be me. Sorry for the rookie advice. I'm going to hide behind the couch now. http://projects.manandatractor.com/gallery/d/68-1/BehindCouch.gif

No worries Smokin Mike, the vocatio ...
  Topic: Welding Certification assistance
Big Tom

Replies: 14
Views: 4293

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Wed Feb 23 11 8:16 am   Subject: Welding Certification assistance
The link that KAM has shared pretty well sums up the whole welding certification delima.

Many people confuse the certificate issued to a student for completing a welding course as being certified. ...
  Topic: MBN??
Big Tom

Replies: 5
Views: 1571

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Sat Feb 19 11 5:25 am   Subject: MBN??
TooSauced has give you the short answer version to the original question. That team has spent many years with the MBN style contests in the Memphis area.

You should also look at the sticky in the ...
  Topic: Primo XL
Big Tom

Replies: 9
Views: 3295

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Thu Feb 10 11 9:05 am   Subject: Primo XL
Yep, once you go ceramic you're hooked.
  Topic: Gravity feed question
Big Tom

Replies: 4
Views: 1880

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jan 29 11 10:11 am   Subject: Gravity feed question
The Stumps gravity feed firebox concept works primarily because of the control of airflow regulating the size of the fire at the bottom of the stack of charcoal within the combined chute & firebox ...
  Topic: Stump's Clone on a trailer?
Big Tom

Replies: 15
Views: 6272

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Jan 09 11 11:06 pm   Subject: Stump's Clone on a trailer?
Stumps and Superior both have photos of trailer mounted GF cookers. Yours is more like the Stump's Stretch. They have a cool looking trailer rig for the stretch that has the cooker on the tail end o ...
  Topic: HELP!! Welding with 2 speed glasses
Big Tom

Replies: 20
Views: 6499

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Tue Dec 28 10 3:39 am   Subject: HELP!! Welding with 2 speed glasses
I also know of welders getting Rx safety glasses that are the full lens reader to help them with positioning and vision through the glasses. Which could be helpfull if more than magnification is requ ...
  Topic: Nashville/Chattanooga/Atlanta - Places To Try On A Road Trip
Big Tom

Replies: 11
Views: 4227

PostForum: BBQ Restaurant Reviews   Posted: Fri Nov 12 10 10:59 am   Subject: Nashville/Chattanooga/Atlanta - Places To Try On A Road Trip
Ditto on Martins and Bub-ba-que.

Have a great trip Shannon!

Not to hyjack, but welcome back Tom!

Where ya' been? Very Happy

Thanks Mike
I've been checking in on occasion, just not too active.
  Topic: Nashville/Chattanooga/Atlanta - Places To Try On A Road Trip
Big Tom

Replies: 11
Views: 4227

PostForum: BBQ Restaurant Reviews   Posted: Wed Nov 10 10 10:01 pm   Subject: Nashville/Chattanooga/Atlanta - Places To Try On A Road Trip
Martin's BBQ Joint in Nolensville, TN is one to consider. They are south of Nashville only, a slight diversion from the route taking you down I-24 to Chatanooga.

You will see alot of billboards ...
  Topic: Hello from Memphis
Big Tom

Replies: 10
Views: 1761

PostForum: Introduce Yourself   Posted: Mon Oct 11 10 10:40 am   Subject: Hello from Memphis
Welcome to this forum, Kyle!
  Topic: Poll of opinion on rib choice for mbn comp
Big Tom

Replies: 7
Views: 1962

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Fri Oct 08 10 9:36 am   Subject: Poll of opinion on rib choice for mbn comp
BB's / Loinbacks are the most popular for MBN contests.

For the shoulders you will make a better impression with your judges if each one gets served an untouched shoulder. They are supposed to s ...
  Topic: BBQ hash
Big Tom

Replies: 12
Views: 15052

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 26 10 9:30 am   Subject: BBQ hash
I had some guys from SC working up here in KY this summer and they were looking for hash at the local BBQ raunt's and couldn't understand why they didn't offer such.

The local place had plenty of m ...
  Topic: Little Pig Town - RGC at AOB
Big Tom

Replies: 13
Views: 3507

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Sun Sep 26 10 9:11 am   Subject: Little Pig Town - RGC at AOB
great job!
  Topic: Help! Any MBN judging experts.
Big Tom

Replies: 5
Views: 1393

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Sat Sep 18 10 10:28 am   Subject: Help! Any MBN judging experts.
I will agree that your scoring is somewhat unusual. The 9 in OI could have been a keying error since it did not show a decimal. You hate to think that the dropped 9.0 forced you to have to keep any ...
  Topic: Help! Any MBN judging experts.
Big Tom

Replies: 5
Views: 1393

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Fri Sep 17 10 9:43 pm   Subject: Help! Any MBN judging experts.
jaykynr has pretty well summed up how the judging can vary. There is not a standardized protocol or scoring convention with regard to their overall impression score. If the scores are way out of wh ...
 
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