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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Fort Worth, Texas, United States

    Default Memphis in May -- Full Metal Pork - Results

    We competed in Ribs for our first MIM competition this year. We are a start up team of family members with the goal of being in the upper half of the group. We finished 53rd out of 125 teams with a score of 990.6.

    We had issues with our ribs getting done early and had to stall for about an hour which hurt us from a tenderness standpoint -- lots of 8's. We got 9's in presentation on the On Site judging and one of the judges stopped by after judging and gave us some pointers on how to improve in that area as well. The blind box was a cardboard box rather than a Styrofoam box and it was impossible to clean up sauce from the box. If anyone has experience with those type of boxes and have some recommendations on how to keep it clean, we are all ears. Most promising was the fact we scored all 10's on taste in both the blind box and on site judging.

    The week we spent there was memorable and we had a blast with our neighbor team "Case of Ribs" from Michigan and Wisconsin. While we did have rain, it wasn't horrible and the rain did manage to knock the dust down. On site judging was certainly a different experience and we learned a lot from it. We fed a lot of folks and made new friends, all while achieving our goal for the first year. Now that we have been there, we hope to correct our mistakes and improve next year.
    Mel / Full Metal Pork / Comp Rig -- G2 Party-G2 Chubby-Chicken Little / BWS EXT Party

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Hampden, MA


    Congrats on getting out there and into the mix.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Pattison, TX


    Congrats!! Best part is you had a great time with family!
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Tulsa, OK


    Way to go for it!!
    BellFab custom offset, Hasty Bake Legacy 131, Ozark Oak Lump and local native hardwoods.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Kansas City


    Great job! Where are the pics?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Carthage, MO


    Awesome job and congratulations with your goal. The cardboard boxes step it up a little .. someone who has dealt with them may have a better idea but I'm thinking to lay wax paper or plastic wrap over the edges where it can be removed???

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    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Northern Illinois


    Congrats on the event! Best part is doing it with family, having fun and learning together!

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