Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Competition BBQ > BBQ Brethren Team Mentoring


BBQ Brethren Team Mentoring *On Topic Only* From the Backyard to the American Royal... thats our motto. Here is a place for those interested in Competition BBQ, but not yet ready to venture out alone can hook up and help out our veteran teams to see what its like on "The Dark Side". More instructions inside.

Thread Tools
Unread 07-31-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
is Blowin Smoke!
Ford's Avatar
Join Date: 04-14-07
Location: Lakeland Florida
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Mentor available Florida preferred

Ok I'm now retired from competition cooking. I'd still like to keep a hand in. If you have a new team or are cooking backyard and are good cooks already I might be able to help you jump up the standings in the pro division. Been competing since 2001. I've taken classes from some of the biggest names in. BBQ. I took what I learned and applied it to how I cooked. I don't want to tell you how to cook or what flavor profile to use. I can offer suggestions on things you can try to tweak what you do. All I ask is you feed me, provide a room or comfortable place to sleep and gas for the car. I don't want to trim meats or cook all night. I will bring my knives and few few things you might want to try using for a cook. For Florida teams the cost would be minimal.

Can't promise you will win but I can promise you will get some tips in process that will help you to improve. Pm me if interested.
Retired competition cook. BBQ mentor.
Ford is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-31-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus

The_Kapn's Avatar
Join Date: 04-08-04
Location: Marianna, FL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0

And, to top it off, he is an all around good guy!

"Flirtin' with Disaster" BBQ Team (RETIRED)
FBA and KCBS Cook and Judge.
Former owner of a WSM, a Smokey Joe, a Charbroil Commercial gasser (junk), the legendary "StudeDera", a Fast Eddy PG500, and Sherman.
Now cooking with a Yoder YS640
Proud Pellet guy cooking on real wood.
The_Kapn is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-31-2013, 04:00 PM   #3

Ron_L's Avatar
Join Date: 12-09-04
Location: Chicago 'Burbs
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0

Illinois is close to Florida...

"Ron Rico, Boss. You can call me Captain Ron..."

Unwrap me!
Smoke me!
Eat me!

The Naked Fatty!

FEC-100/BWS Party/Memphis Pro SS/PBC/LBGE X 2/SBGE/Mini BGE/Nomad Pellet-matic/Good-One Model 42/WSM X 2/Cookshack Smokette 008/Weber Performer/Saber Cast 500/Weber Gasser (RIP)/Weber Kettle X 2/Weber Smokey Joe/WGA/UDS/Coffee Roasting Gasser

Remembering a friend
Ron_L is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-31-2013, 04:00 PM   #4
Thermal Mass
is one Smokin' Farker

Join Date: 02-05-13
Location: Jackson, WI
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0

I don't compete but boy if did and were in FL, what at treat!
Pretty cool offer Ford!

I am fairly new here so forgive any ignorance but have you considered doing classes of any type? If you have all the goods, knowledge and some space, you could really amp up the fun and maybe clear a few$?
42" WFO,[B]In Progress[/B]-Brick vert smoker, Tuscan wood grill, 22" Weber, ECB-sent to the curb! Superfast [B][COLOR="Magenta"]PINK[B][COLOR="Magenta"] Thermapen[/COLOR][/B][/COLOR][/B]
Offically a [URL=""]ZERO[/URL]!!

[COLOR=Red]My Build[/COLOR]:

"[COLOR=Navy]When it comes right down to it, you just want to be surrounded by good people and good food."[/COLOR]-Chuck Hughes
Thermal Mass is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
Babbling Farker

Join Date: 04-22-10
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0

connecticutt is nice this time of year...
[SIZE="3"][B][COLOR="Blue"][I][FONT="Lucida Sans Unicode"][/FONT]"YAWN"[/I][/COLOR][/B][/SIZE]-[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="2"]In memory of a friend.[/SIZE][/COLOR]

avatar by grillman. patent pending. :mad2::becky:
boogiesnap is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-26-2013, 12:22 AM   #6
Big Zander
Wandering around with a bag of matchlight, looking for a match.
Join Date: 09-25-13
Location: Fremont ca
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Wanting to experience competition.

Greetings everyone,

I live in Northern California, more specifically the sf Bay Area.

I would like to experience competition first hand. I have a deep love for Q, and I am looking for a way to scratch that itch.

Long term plan, I am not sure if I want to go out on my own, or find a team to join. I feel that seeing a full competition first hand will give me an idea how comfortable I feel in that setting, and if it is what I'm looking for.

So if anyone would like some help, or is willing to spend some time just talking, please let me know.

I have experience in a kitchen atmosphere, back yard Q, and some catering for small groups (around 20 people).

Thank you for your time.

Big Zander is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts