Saturday was the 8th annual barbeque competition in Greencastle.
“They’re limited to 7 pieces of chicken, one rack of ribs and one pork shoulder,” said Kansas City barbeque representative Alex Brown.
The annual Ironman contest in Greencastle brought 60 teams and judges from all across the U.S. They traveled from North Carolina, Maine and even Canada.
This competition different from most in that it eliminates electronic gadgets. This is a test of the cooks ability, to see what they could come up with on a limited supply of proteins. They did this, all while being under the clock to be the top pit master.
“The pork, after we cook it we pull it and season and have it ready to go,” said Lou Myerly.
Myerly arrived as early as Thursday night mastering with her husband pulled pork sandwiches and brisket, among a variety of new tasty selections, the barbeque nachos.
“I have no favorites anymore,” said Brown.
The competition consists of four categories: chicken, ribs, pulled pork and brisket. This lip smacking cook off bringing together backyard and professional teams.
“The only thing is we add nacho cheese, sauce it and wrap it up and that one can be kind of a messy deal,” said Myerly.