I was down in Melbourne on the weekend with a couple of mates for a boys weekend. The excuse for the trip was the BeerBQ event in Flemington on Sunday. Four courses of American BBQ prepared by Paul Rietmier of Silver Creek along with Chris Badenoch from Josie Bones, the ProQ smokers distributor and a rep from Cape Grimm beef. Four courses of BBQ with four matching beers from Sierra Nevada. They're planning on running a series of these events including up in Sydney. They also did some Q&A and demo of starting up the ProQ and went over dealing with brisket.
Perhaps it might be doable to do a combined event where they do their stuff and the competitors cook off? Even if not it should help spread the word some on BBQ to the public.
the boys at silver creek are great lads, i would love to invite them here to have a chat about their wonderful products but they (for now) just arent interested in the forum scene (i cant blame them i suppose after the debacle over the last year or 2)
shane from thin blue line is good mates with Paul and the SCS boys, im sure they would possibly entertain the idea
dont tell andy g but their brisket at the melbourne event was the best there
love me some Texas style