August 14th 2004
Today QN4U BBQ Competition team (Brent Walton) won Grand Champion at the West Coast BBQ Championship in Fairfield California and he did it on a Southern Yankee Bar-B-Q. He placed 3rd in Ribs and 3rd in Pork helping him win the Grand Champion title. Not bad with 27 teams competing from all over California and Nevada. Last week his team won Grand Champion in the "Go for the Gold State Championship". Back to back Grand Championship using one of your smokers, not bad I would say.
Additionally another team had a mishap with the water sprinkler system on the grass and it shorted out his pellet cooker. At 5:00am I received a call of panic from the team captain asking if he could use my Southern Yankee (I happen to have my Southern Yankee Bar-B-Q at the event "just in case" someone might need a cooker since I wasn't competing).With 2 minutes worth of instruction on the phone on how to use it and he switched over to it from his dead pellet cooker and finished all his meats on it. His ribs and chicken were not even started when his pellet died. Well the team LWNNA (Bentley Meredith from Fresno California) used the smoker and took 1st place in Pork Ribs and a 2nd in Pork Shoulder, and it was his first time ever on a Southern Yankee Bar-B-Q.
The Southern Yankee (#6474 Red) you made me was a showcase of beauty at this event. People stopped in their tracks and took pictures and asked about the smoker and I fully expect you and Lee Fisher (California Distributor) to be getting a lot of calls and orders for Southern Yankee Bar-B-Q s in Northern California based on all the comments about the smoker.
You make a great cooking smoker, a Grand Champion, 1st & 3rd in ribs, and 2nd & 3rd in pork at this event. Guess I don't need to say much more than that, those winning say allot.
Proud owner of "Lucy" #6474 Southern Yankee Bar-B-Q
PS: I am not in a distributor or have any interest financially with Southern Yankee Bar-B-Q, just an owner of a quality cooker.