When our good friends and sponsored cooking team Local Smoke BBQ told us they needed our help getting a couple of cookers shipped to Las Vegas for the ACM BBQ Throwdown, we knew we had to help. As we prepared to send two Onyx Ovens to Sin City, we realized that Local Smoke doesn’t typically cook on Onyx Ovens. While the Onyx Oven is easy to use, we wanted an opportunity to show them all the ins and outs of the cooker so that they were completely prepared to use it at the competition.
We figured what better way to teach them how to use the Onyx’s at a competition than to cook on a couple of them at a contest. We saw an opportunity on the calendar to do just that at Grillin’ n Chillin’ in Galvinell, Maryland. We named ourselves the Local Smokin’ Gurus and headed south.
Some of the best times in life are spontaneous, and last weekend was no different. The farm setting was one of the most unique locations we’ve ever cooked at. We had a great time with our friends and cooked up a storm on the Onyxs. We combined our talents, techniques and styles and it seemed to work quite well. Local Smokin’ Gurus to Grand Champion with a 1st place brisket, 3rd place pork and 6th place in ribs and chicken. The weekend was a blast – we truly had a great time and would have gone home happy even if we hadn’t placed.
It gets better. Since Grillin’ n Chillin’ is a Maryland State Championship, our hybrid team gets an automatic invite to the American Royal Invitational in Kansas City and our name in the hat with the other Maryland champions for Jack Daniel’s Invitation.
Not bad way to start off the season.