Snag king Daryl back
BUTCHERS from across the southwest corner of Queensland converged in Jandowae last week to settle a heated debate: Who makes the best snags.
Among the fine men of meat was Daryl Bein, who managed to win first place in Traditional Australian Beef Sausage, along with two other placings.
"I've been a butcher for 48 years; I started when I was 14,” Mr Bein said.
"I just walked into a butcher shop off the street and that's where I started.”
Mr Bein, who owns Miles Wholesale Meats, has competed in the Sausage King competition ever since the concept began.
Now Mr Bein has "that many trophies on the wall it's not funny”.
"I've competed in regionals, state and nationals; and I've won all three,” he said.
"The first year I entered I won in Roma, won in Brisbane and came second in the nationals.”
Mr Bein, who said he enjoyed beef sausages at night time and pork sausages in the morning, believes butchers in today's climate have the world at their feet.
"The technology today is great,” he said.
"You can create anything you want... there's people out there making sausages with chocolate in them.
"You're only restricted by your imagination.”
Mr Bein said the win was a team effort from everyone at Miles Wholesale Meats.