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Munchin’ Hogs Eat Up the Royal
Oct 28, 2011
Munchin’ Hogs @ the Hilton continued their epic 2011 with a winning formula that produced a Kingsford win at the American Royal in Kansas City. Munchin’ racked up an overall third at the event and finished with a perfect score in the Ribs category on the way to securing precious Kingsford Points Chase points.
The American Royal version of the Munchin’ Hogs team consisted of Rob Magee, Kelly Magee, Dave Devland, Sue Devland, Chad Amis and Shawn Liekem.
Rob Magee attributes the strong teamwork of his squad as part of the formula for why Munchin’ Hogs has been so successful. “At the Royal,” describes Magee, “we had a four-man team plus two on dishes so that’s definitely part of the answer there!”
In addition to working as a cohesive unit Magee was happy with the overall cook his team put together.
“We felt really good about the open,” explains Rob Magee of his team’s performance at the Royal. “We had a different profile on the chicken than we had in the past. And scoring perfect on the ribs, that definitely helped us out. Then the pork turned out great and so did the brisket.”
But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Munchin’ Hogs. A local school was also filming the team while they worked so Magee described, “not only did we have to concentrate on the cook, but we also had to smile for the camera!”
The final piece of the formula is the Kingsford charcoal.
Magee states that, “Kingsford is just simply a great charcoal! We all grew up on the stuff.”
“Kingsford is the ONLY charcoal I use for my chicken,” says Magee. “It just has a more steady heat. The flavor came out real nice and we were extremely happy with it. I just use the Kingsford plus wood.”
“Not only do I have Kingsford to thank for the Kingsford Points win, but we also used Kingsford to grill up some steaks for ourselves on Saturday night. The ribeyes we had cooked perfectly and we had full bellies all thanks to Kingsford.”
Munchin’ Hogs @ the Hilton wraps up the last part of the season with a trip to Bentonville, Arkansas for the Inaugural Sam’s Club National Championship and then down to Lynchburg, Tennessee for the Jack Daniels Invitational.