'n QUE Wins 1st Place Chicken at
2012 Jack Daniel's World Championship
dust has settled on the 2012 Jack Daniel’s World
Championship Invitational Barbecue and all who spent the
fourth Saturday in October in The Hollow have made their
way home and settled back into their “normal” lives.
For barbeque teams, normal is a word that doesn’t define
us very well but that’s okay because normal has very
little to do with competition barbeque!
‘n QUE made our fifth consecutive trip to Lynchburg and
this year’s trip proved to be something very special.
now and then an opportunity to do something unique comes
along, and this year we were presented with the
opportunity to showcase a unique cooker at The Jack:
The Kamado Rocket. But we weren’t just going to
have this incredible cooker on display at our site, no, we
completely reworked our cooking plan so that we could cook
each and every one of our competition meats in the two
Kamado Rockets we had at the event. We have to admit
that we did have the chance to test cook a few items
before we left Phoenix, but the 2012 Jack was the first
time we had ever run a full competition schedule on the
Kamados, the cookers used there were burned-in for the
first time ever on site, and we were very excited with their performance.
|As anyone who
has ever cooked The Jack knows, the field is loaded with
Grand Champion teams from around the world and earning
a walk at the awards ceremony is what we all dream about.
Well, this year Rhythm ‘n QUE got the chance to take a
very exciting walk after being called for 1st
Place in the Chicken category!
The Kamado Rocket is one heck of a great cooker and Rhythm
‘n QUE is honored to have been able to bring home a blue
ribbon from The Jack cooking on one. Thanks for
trusting us to make the Kamado Rocket’s arrival into the
competition barbeque world a successful one!
In this picture, you probably already recognize Alexa and
Vince. On the far right is Jeff Arnett, Master
Distiller for Jack Daniel’s and standing between Vince
and Alexa is Bruce Spangrud, President of Galaxy Outdoor,
Inc., the company that manufactures the Kamado Rocket.
Bruce made a bold entrance into the world of competition
barbeque by electing to debut the Kamado Rocket at The
Jack and sponsor us at the event. We think the smiles on our faces are all the
testimony needed as to just how well his cookers perform.
also want to thank Tom & Jennifer
Duncan for all that they did to make this trip to The Jack
a success. Tom singlehandedly transported the
Kamados to Tennessee and back, Jennifer took on the huge
responsibility of running all our competition boxes and
they both looked after many other details so that we could
focus our attention on competing.
Rhythm ‘n QUE would like to thank our long time sponsor,
Rock’s Bar-B-Que, Home of The Stoker forced draft
system. As always, The Stoker kept our cookers
running at rock steady temperatures throughout the weekend
and played a vital role in our success at The Jack and at
every other event we’ve cooked since 2008.
While it's gratifying to reflect on our accomplishment of
a blue-ribbon call at the Jack, the qualifying season for
the 2013 Barbecue is already underway, and we'll have to
earn our way back to another exciting October weekend in