I am just back from the Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off and am I ever full! I don’t think I’m going to need dinner. I had the opportunity to be Celebrity Judge of the Backyard BBQ Competition and a guy can eat a lot of meat when judging.
I am amazed at the variety of cooking apparatus that these competitors use. Many of them have big motor homes with stainless steel kitchens and the back wall folds down so that the smoker rolls out on rails. The have automatic pellet feeders so that the fire stays the same temperature all night and they can sleep. Amazing stuff.
What really caught my eye was this set-up. Talk about low tech! A metal frame with a small fire in the middle, meat stacked on the frame. And the guy doing the cooking? Background of the photo, on a lawn chair fast asleep.
The bands start at one o’clock. It is time to get down to Main Beach for some fun, live music and great food.