Congrats go out to Kim Walton and Brent Walton for becoming our newest
CBBQA Hall of Fame members.
Also Larry Hill for capturing the "Most Improved Team of the Year" in
Ben Lobenstein walked away with the First Presidential Service Award for
2007 for his hard work and dedication for the Association.
What happened to Frank Boyer's #1 Tri-Tip Award for 2007, didn't hear a
mention. Will this be sent out to Frank?
It sure was great seeing everyone again. It was a picture perfect day at
the lake. I wish I could of spent more time, did not get a chance to
hang with everyone.
And the food was awesome as usual.
Congrats to all the winners of TOY. Sorry I could not stay for the
See ya all soon.
Loooooong day of driving.
Congrats to Kim and Brent. You guys deserve it!!!!
Congrats to all the TOY teams also. Atta boy Larry!!
Ben's award is very deserving...you worked your butt off dude!
Sorry we missed all the fun....the CBBQA is a class act for sure. y of
As always had a great time. Nice to meet new people, and catch up with
the ones you know. Not always a lot of time at comps to sit around and
shoot the breeze with fellow competitors.
Shu, The pizza seminar was great. Can't wait to try that BBQ pizza on my
Dan Cannon, Thanks again for setting this up. This is one fun and
Thanks to all that helped with all the contributions, Food, wood,
Drinks, tables, cooking Etc.
Congrats to all the winners.
Can't wait until next year!!
Had a great time at Q-fest. Sorry to here about Neil's accident, but he
is doing fine and that is what counts.
Dan, thanks for putting this together and congrats to the award
Brian, thanks for letting me bunk with you in the travel trailer. My
best friend flew out from Michigan and he had a blast as well. 79
I had a great time, as always. Met some terrific new folks, and laughed
allot with some old friends.
Some of you wanted the pizza dough recipe from my demo, so I've posted
that in the Recipes \ Anything Butt area. Moderators, please move it if
Again, this Q-Fest had the most interest, maybe the highest attendance, and best
participation, by all CBBQA members from the north and south. The
weather was perfect, best we have had in Los Angeles in months.
The foods were again GREAT! Everybody did a great and turned in some
very tasty entree's. The Friday night dinner, as usual, was
really great with a lot of involvement and variation. Thanks to
Todd Eves for donating all the Tritip used on both Friday night and
Saturday afternoon and BBQ Joe Miles and Dr. Don for cooking the Tritip
At least this year I did not run out of Sausage gravy for breakfast.
I used 9 lbs of ground pork butt, 2 pounds of butter, two pounds of
flour, and 2 gallons of milk. and lots of seasonings!
We did in fact have our 24 hour a day fire going through from Friday
arrival to Sunday departure. As an fyi, I was the last person to
leave at 12:45. Hey, what happened to all the enthusiasm for a
nice Sunday morning reflection and feel good breakfast or something in
the fire pit area?
This is again the most participated
in and attended Q-Fest we
have had yet. What defines best to me is lots of participation and
enthusiasm at all levels. Everybody participated and made easy work and cleanup.
Many hands do make little work.
Big thanks go to:
Everybody that brought their trucks filled with firewood, EZ-Ups,
tables, & chairs for all to use !!!
Glen Stanley for bringing a trailer filled to the top with wood plus a
pallet of Sparkeltts water and sports drinks.
Steve Madaule for bringing about 1/2 cord as well.
Todd Eves for bringing his warming pit and contributing the tritip for
Friday dinner and Saturday.
- Shuji Sakai for the Grilled Pizza seminar
- Kelly & Kathlean for the write-up
and photographic newsletter seminar.
-Joe Miles for bringing his pit and doing the Friday night dinner along
with Dr. Don Iverson.
Kim Walton for organizing and managing the Pot Luck distribution for Saturday dinner
and especially for collecting the monies
All who brought and let us use their Ez-Ups, tables, and whatever
- AND, especially to all that
brought and toiled over hot fires and stoves to help all of us have some
magic & special foods to try !!!
As an fyi, the participants and volunteers that were scheduled to do the
whole hog and knife sharpening seminars had to cancel their
participation for those seminars due to personal reasons.
And most especially to everybody who assisted and contributed
in their own special way that
helped to make the event overall so enjoyable. Please forgive me for
not mentioning more names but everybody in attendance saw and know who
Thanks for everybody's participation in all aspects for making this work
so well every year!
Q-Fest, 13-14-15-2009 (can you
believe it is being planned as I type!)
Yes, we are as we speak planning and
making commitments and reservations for next year! As a caveat, we
have to plan this far in advance to get the premium spots and
day-parking availability at East Shore RV. Thus we reserve the
dates a year in advance and plan early. If for some reason the
CBBQA has a scheduling conflict with this day (heaven forbid) we will
always turn it into an "independent-of-any-organization" BBQ Enthusiast
Weekend Campout called a "BBQ Bivouac" which uses the same model as a
Q-Fest as we have successfully done in years past. That takes the
pressure off of any unforeseen scheduling conflicts in a yet uncharted
2009 planning for the CBBQA board, and, our scramble to obtain
reservations well enough in advance to get the best.
We have already reserved the same spots
plus 2 more, for a total of 25 for the same weekend next year. mark your
calendars as it will be February 13-14-15-2009 !!! Spots
already reserved for the, February 13-14-15 2009, Q-Fest are:
B171 = =
B172 = =
B173 = =
B174 = =
B175 = 54' =
B176 = 47' =
B177 = 48' =
Gary Balbach (1)
B178 = 42' =
B179 = 43' =
John & Sharon Scott (2) Papa's Smokehouse BBQ
B180 = 41' =
Joe Miles & Patty (3) BBQ Joe Miles - Master Judge
B181 = 31' =
Dale & Tammy Ginos (2) When Pigs Fly
B182 = 33' = P/T = Todd & Tana Eves(2) Out of this World BBQ
B183 = 51' =
Brent & Kim Walton (2) QN4U
B184 = 46' = P/T = Dan & Barbara Cannon (2) BBQbyDan
B185 = 56' =
Toni & Ron Hoch (2) All Hogs go to Heaven
B186 = 48' = P/T = Hayward & Eva Harris (2) The Rib Doctor
B187 = 43' =
Steve & Vince Madaule (2) All Hogs go to Heaven
B188 = 52' = P/T = Brian Kreisler & family (4) Blast Off BBQ
B189 = 46' =
B190 = 47' = P/T =
B191 = 43' =
B192 = 44' = P/T =
B193 = 47' =
B194 = 37' = P/T =
If anybody listed above does not
want to reserve the spot I left you in for 2009 just private email me at
Dan@BBQbyDan.com and I will
immediately remove you. If anybody want any spot above for next
year just email me in the same way.
Thanks again for everybody for
making this such a great weekend and hope to see you all soon.