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Postby S.O.L. BBQ » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:22 pm

Any one going. have my invite but this will be my first there. Any info about this cookoff. Thanks Dwight
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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby Big Ed » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:29 pm

I've heard nothing but negative things about this cookoff from good cooks that have been there so I'm out!!
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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby TexasPyro » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:51 pm

I second what Ed said, I was going to go until this weekend, I didn't hear a single cook say it was good and worth the effort.

With that being said, I'm cooking Spookys that weekend.
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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby Pony Express » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:10 am

all the bad your hearing is total BS. Its a great cook off and very well run. Pays well all the way to 10th place. I have been last 2 years and going again this year. Lots of fun.

There are those that will trash anything that is sanctioned by Lone Star. Dont drink the cool aide. Go and decide for your self

Both myself AND the wife are cooking it this year.
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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby Rambo » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:57 pm

Pony Express wrote:all the bad your hearing is total BS. Its a great cook off and very well run. Pays well all the way to 10th place. I have been last 2 years and going again this year. Lots of fun.

There are those that will trash anything that is sanctioned by Lone Star. Dont drink the cool aide. Go and decide for your self

Both myself AND the wife are cooking it this year.


Does it have Aggie Judges? :wink:
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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby ChingoBlingo » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:19 pm

Shake N Bake cookers will be there!
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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby FR8 Train » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:01 pm

Pony Express wrote:all the bad your hearing is total BS. Its a great cook off and very well run. Pays well all the way to 10th place. I have been last 2 years and going again this year. Lots of fun.

There are those that will trash anything that is sanctioned by Lone Star. Dont drink the cool aide. Go and decide for your self

Both myself AND the wife are cooking it this year.


I've always had a good time there. Never thought to myself "wow this is a bad cook". I agree with Pony on this one. Go check it out for yourself I think you'll have a good time.
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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby Double R BBQ » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:42 pm

We will be there also. Always had a good time.
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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby Ramtuf6 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:12 pm

Have cooked it before and would love to cook it this year! Nothing negative to say about Meridian!
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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby Double R BBQ » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:37 pm

Had a good time. Place 12th in chicken and ribs. Nothing on brisket. Also congratulations to Angie Pruitt for taking grand champion.
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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby TexasPyro » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:06 pm

Conrats on the calls!
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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby Pony Express » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:40 pm

was a good time as usual. Rain hit around 10pm Saturday nite. Big down pour. Really sucked packing up Sunday morning.

Only managed to get a 15th final table in brisket. My best brisket showing there to date.

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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby TexasPyro » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:39 pm

I agree with Jeff, the cookoff itself seems like a ton of fun, but there are what I see as some serious issues with it. The biggest is the payout, they took in about $36k in entrance fees and paid out a measly $20k, I know some cooks that are reluctant to even go to a cookoff that pays back 75%, Meridian was even worse than that. I understand that there are some costs involved with putting on a large event, but it seems for a "National Championship" the payout aught to be a little better then that. Heck, I was at Grand Prairie a couple weeks back, 82 teams and a $20k payout...

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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby Pony Express » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:31 pm

have never understood the pay out argument . they paid out 20K. They do it to raise money. They tell us what they are raising the money for.

Just where the heck is it written that there must be a certain % pay back?
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Re: Meridian, TX

Postby Woody Wood » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:33 am

To each his own!! Not a big fan of Meridian but cant say I wont ever go back.

For the money give me Traders Village every year!!!!
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