We actually finished 4th in the MIM ribs, one spot shy of making our first finals. I'm waiting to see our scores before passing judgement, but I think I know what I did wrong and if so, I definitely know how I will fix it. We've improved each of the three times we've cooked an MIM style event. Congrats to Myron Mixon and his Jack's Old South Team. They swept the three MIM categories and obviously won the overall. Myron told me they've now won there 12 of 14 times they've cooked it. Now that is my definition of a honey hole. We also spent some quality time with Marc Z. from Greased Lightning. It's always good to see Marc. He finally got to sample all four or our KCBS entries, which was cool because it means he ate some of the winning chicken and ribs. Also, through the wonders of Facebook, we also got to see an old friend from high school now residing in DC. She brought her husband, daughter and a friend. We weren't very good hosts though, having just finished our on site MIM judging. Congrats on your retirement from the military Sharon, and thanks for fighting the crowds to come down. It was good to see you again after 25 years.
We're home, unpacked and cleaned up. Jeff of KC Custom's diagnosed and repaired our generator plus some work on the trailer door. If you have any need for someone to work on your motor home, travel trailer, etc., I highly recommend you get in touch with him. His work is top notch. He even has a paint booth large enough to fit a 45' motor home. I've never seen a booth that big. It's cool. We're off for the holiday weekend. Next stop is Great Bend, Kansas for the Chest to Chest Invitational and the Central Kansas BBQ Cook-off. This is an event we've only missed once. We love what Kent Romine does with this contest and we're excited to get back there. See you all on the tarmac in Great Bend!
All photos in this post were courtesy of The Closer.