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Wild Hog Explosion ISO best barbecue cookers

BCC Staff

One of the best things that come off a grill is juicy pork ribs - tender and slathered withy sauce with the meat falling off the bone - oooowee, that's some good eatin'. Where's the best place to find ribs cooked just right? At the ninth annual Wild Hog Explosion, slated for Saturday March 19, at Mansfield Park on Highway 16 North.
Each year, the "git 'er done" Wild Hog Explosion features a wild hog catch, arts and crafts, all-bike rally and a cook-off, sanctioned by the Central Texas Barbecue Association, where some of the best cookers in the Lone Star State will compete for Grand Champion.
Those who think they can "git 'er done with grill, meat and sauce are invited to participate in this always fun cook-off. All proceeds from the Wild Hog Explosion benefit the Bandera County Public Library.
All CTBA rules apply at this sanctioned cook-off. Each cooking team must have a chief cook and at least three assistants. Cooking teams will be judged for Best Chicken, Best Pork Ribs and Best Brisket. Additional competitions include Best Beans, Best Theme, People's Choice and Most Unique Pit. In addition, the last competition of the day is for the Best Margarita.
Don't miss this great opportunity to win a great trophy designed by local artist Ester Benedict and gain the bragging rights for a year. Cash prizes will be awarded for first place in meat categories only. Dr. Margo Denke is sponsoring this year's barbecue cook-off.
New this year is a fun jackpot competition being sponsored by Diamond H Quail Farm. Diamond H Quail offers two types of quail - Bobwhite that ranchers use to repopulate their land and Coturnix - aka Pharaoh Quail - which are game birds. Coturnix quail are hatched, raised on an all-natural diet without antibiotics or growth hormone, harvested and dressed on-site at Diamond H Ranch. For more information on Diamond H Quails, visit www.diamondhquail.com
Additional competitions include the Best Blood Mary, with judging beginning at 10 am Saturday morning; and the Best Margarita with judging slated for 4:30 pm. These competitions are open to anyone. There are no entry fees for the drink competitions and entrants do not need to be affiliated with a cook team. However, all CTBA rules apply.
For information about entering the cooking competition, call 830-796-4447 or visit www.wildhogexplosion.com.

Pictured: At a previous barbecue cook-off, the X-Treme Cook Team offered this guarantee. Don't miss this year's version at a cook-off, sanctioned by the Central Texas Barbecue Association, at the Wild Hog Explosion, Saturday, March 19.