Well, after several years of missing the BBQ competition circuit, I have been persuaded to un-retire.
I will be joining forces with 3 of the most important people in my life to start competition BBQ again. Along with my wife, my sister and her husband, Prairie Fire BBQ will begin competition BBQ in the spring of 2010.
As of now, we will compete at Lawrence Sertoma 48 in May, The Great Lenexa BBQ Battle in June, Grass Roots Festival in Paola in August and Cookin' on the Kaw in Desoto in October.
My off season plans include purchasing a competition BBQ rig on a trailer this winter and then introducing the rest of my team to the wonderful world of competition BBQ at Lawrence.
In years past, I have had to debate with another chef as far as what recipes to use for our competition meat. Now, I have 3 wonderful volunteers do use my recipes and turn in the best competition meat that we can. It will be a wonderful experience to not have to argue about what flavors should be turned in.
It will be a fun time introducing a NEW team of Prairie Fire BBQ and Wagon Wheel Orchard to the competition scene!!!