My son Michael (5) will have his first BBQ contest this year on April 4. His only competition has been this same location, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, last year when he was four years old. He placed 3rd in chicken and 4th in hamburger in his age group. Came home with a trophy for 3rd place. He got his own Big Green Egg last year when we won a BGE through Kooker’s Kare. I made him a table just his height. This weekend, he wanted to practice. Today was chicken wings. Tomorrow will be hamburgers.
Michael had his choice of rubs. Of course, he chose our Yardbird rub. No pressure, no pressure. I gave him a couple of options for sauce: BBQ sauce, traditional wing sauce, or a honey glaze. He went with the honey glaze. An excellent choice. The wings were GREAT!
A sample bag of BBQers Delight Hickory pellets were used for flavor.
Apparently, it helps to stick your tonque out a bit as you apply your seasoning. Michael’s ready for competition! He’s improved a lot since last year. His ability to use tongs, apply rub and glaze has gotten a lot better. He’s excited. He’s been asking every day this week to practice on this “Little Green Egg”.