Wednesday, August 28, 2013
2013 Has been a year full of test for our family and team. We cooked in Jackson and Union city this year and did a few vending events but that's about it. Amber and my jobs have changed this year along with a variety of other things but it is nothing we can't rebound from. 57 Smokehouse is far from being through just on a little hiatus. I look forward to the day when we can get back on the road.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, June 25, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The next contest we are cooking is gonna hold a few first for our team. Jackson is gonna be a combination of the GBA and MBN cooking the same event with two seperate sets of judges and rules. We will be cooking on the GBA side of the contest,we have never cooked a MBN event so tjis will be fun to watch. We will be leaving the drum smokers that we have used for the last year at home. I have been in the market for a new smoker for sometime and looking for a good stickburner but thats not what I found. While searching Craigslist the other day I ran across a spectacular deal on a Stumps Smoker that was impossible to turn down (so we didn't) and we will be cooking on it for the contest.
Friday, February 17, 2012
We are a week out of the first contest for 57 Smokehouse BBQ and it's gonna be a big one. We are cooking the Pigs and Wings contest in beautiful Perry Ga and we are so excited. This will be a challenging contest as we have to submit 8 catagories with real tight turn-in times, and some first time things for the GBA. 57 Smokehouse will have a new look this year as Amber and I will be cooking primarily on our own this year and the number of contest will be down from last year also since we lost our sponsorship this year. I am so excited about getting back out with the many friends we made last year and back in the grind of BBQ cooking, it has been a long 6 months.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE...
ALAN,AMBER,JACOB,AYDEN,MAKENNA and PARKER WALKER
Monday, November 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
In short this was an eyeopening year of learning something I though I had down pretty good. I have been coached and mentored by some excellent people this year and will take all I have learned and in 2012 we a setting our goals high and expect to fulfill them.
Amber-for indulging my addiction and helping me fulfill a dream
Bobby- For carting my sorry ass around to all these contest
Chuck- For sponsorship and friendship and all the other goodies
Glen and Mel- for being mentors and team mates and friends
Carl and Mary- for being mentors and friends
Brent- for new friendship you are welcome on our team anytime
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
1st PREP THE BRISKET
2ND PREP THE BOSTON BUTTS
3RD PREP CHICKEN ( 24 PEICES )
4TH PREP RIBS (SPARES SO THEY HAD TO BE CUT DOWN)
5TH PREP THE TURN IN BOXES ( EACH BOX TAKES AROUND 30-45 MINS )
Dont let this fool you that its only five steps this takes along time and we finished up around midnight. I am sure we will get alot faster at these processes the more of these we do but it will still be alot of work. The next morning comes real early around 5a.m. to ready the camp for the turn ins that start at noon. We were cooking on the drums again but also had a couple of Treagers with us this time. First up was the chicken turn ins at noon and in my opinion we put some spectacular product in the box. Second came the ribs and again the product was way above par and turn in for tose was at 12:30. Pulled pork was next to be turned in and we had some of the best pork I have eaten in a long time. I was cooked perfectly and the money muscles were spot on. Brisket was the last turn in at 1:30 and ours was the best brisket I have ever eaten ( we used a Wagu for the first time). There were 74 teams at this contest (50 pro 24 backyard) and some really big names were there so we knew the competetion was gonna be tough and it didnt disappoint. I was very proud of the team this cook even though we were two really important people down.
57 Smokehouse BBQ team for Kennesaw
Chicken-39th ( I THINK WE HAD A VEGAN JUDGE)
Monday, August 22, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
We have added a new team member to the Walker family,Amber gave birth to out second son Monday Aug 8th at 1:41 pm. He was 7lbs9ozs and was 20 1/2 inches long and his name is Parker Collins Walker. His name is a combination of our family names and we are proud he will carry them throughout his life. I hope he knows what he is in for being a part of this crazy BBQ family but if hes anything like his siblings he will be just fine.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
57 Smokehouse just wants to say THANK YOU to all who serve our country and keep us free. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday with plenty to eat and drink. We are going to be doing ribs today at my dads while the kids play in the pool and man is it HOT... Have a safe day all....
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
That red oak that Carl brought me to try was really good and burned really slow and even making holding temps in the rig a little easier. I got a little sleep early that morning while Amber got the ribs and loin on the rig. Our first turn in was between 10:15 and 10:30 and it was loin, the next was between 11:15 and 11:30 and was pulled pork. Our last turnin was at at 12:15 and 12:30 and was the final catagory of ribs, then waited to see if we made the finals.Amber had to leave early to pick the childern up and Bobby and I stayed for the awards ceremony that was held at 5. At the end of the Day we got two calls that day we took second in Brunswick Stew and 5th in Pork Loin. I really have to work on my timing with the butts and ribs as I was'nt happy with what we turned in and it reflected in the scores.
Our Results were as follows
Friday nights cook
Overall Finish- 12th
We improve considerably from the first contest and we are looking forward to the rest of the season.
Thanks for sharing our contest with us
Monday, March 14, 2011
The Fire Ant Festival in Ashburn Ga. is two weeks out and this will be 57 Smokehouse BBQ second event and we are jacked about cooking again. I have'nt made alot of adjustments to our flavor profiles but some major changes on the timing aspect of the cook.I learned alot at the Dublin contest about how different cooking at a comp is a world away from cooking in your driveway. I would like to thank Carl Williams from SmokingWilly Squealers for the great conversation and a little insight into the comp world I may not have seen. This festival is going to be a large event and in its 17 year and should be a blast for the whole family. The Fire Ant Festival has Friday night events so this will be our first attempt at our Sauce,Brunswick Stew and Chicken,all of these are Ambers specialties. Next weekend will be practice cook time again and I need it with the Pork Loinand work on the timing with the ribs... I will keep you guys posted...
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Alan Walker-Head Cook
Amber Walker-Head Cook/Presentation
Chuck Green(Green Electric) Sponsor/inspiration and support
Bobby Wright-UDS Division/Right Hand Man
Kerry White-Beer and Ice Guy
Mitch Harris-True inspiration and the voice of reason
Cody King-practical jokes thats gonna get him killed
Mike Brown-Just Thank You for giving me the opportunity to make a dream a reality....Thanks Brother
Jill Walker- Photography and Designs