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Thursday, June 15, 2006

BBQ Contests

BBQ contest season is well underway and many competitors are gearing up for a busy string of contests during the summer months.

It's never too late to join in the fun! The KCBS Bullsheet and National Barbecue News have extensive listings of scheduled bbq contests and contact information.

Besides entry fees and contest meat, here's a short list of items to put on your bbq packing list, whether it's your first contest, or whether you've done more than fifty. I've posted this list before, but I've added some new items based on some recent experiences.

If you see some I've missed, please let me know.

Cooker(s)
Canopy
Ice Chests
Tables
Knives
Electric cords
Wash Basins
Lighting
Electric Box Fan
Lawn Chairs
Cutting Boards
Paper Towels
Dish Cloths
Dish Towels
Heavy duty oven BBQ mitts/gloves
BBQ Utensils
Dishwashing Detergent
Bleach
Sleeping Bags
Sweatshirt
Extra Change of Clothes (or 2, or 3)
Extra Shoes
Rubber Boots

For a more complete listing of items you might need, Smokin' Guns BBQ has put together a very good contest checklist that you might find helpful.

If you have additional questions, feel free to ask.

1 comment:

Curt said...

Brian,

Some things I finally got added:
Sleeping stuff (tent, bag, pillow, etc.)
Garden hoses with nozzles and Y adapter

The sleeping thing helped a lot in Carmel, though it didn't help our placement!