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  Topic: MBN ?
gmholler

Replies: 1
Views: 5161

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Tue Dec 15 15 9:24 pm   Subject: MBN ?
Yes! We cook only spares. We won 1st in ribs at both the Boot Camp we attended and a regular contest later on.

Actually, at the Boot Camp, one of our mentors commented that we'd never win without B ...
  Topic: BBQ Cookoffs/Festivals?
gmholler

Replies: 17
Views: 8321

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Thu Feb 26 15 10:22 pm   Subject: BBQ Cookoffs/Festivals?
Come visit us or play along in Marksville this year! The contest is March 13-14, in their RV park. Contact Amy at 337-240-6414 or asampson@tunica.org or check out www.bcabbq.org

Lynn.
  Topic: Want to attract the teams.
gmholler

Replies: 9
Views: 8290

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Mon Jul 07 14 8:31 pm   Subject: Want to attract the teams.
Yes, a dinner for the teams on the night before the contest is a good idea. Also make sure your entry fee is in line with other contests offering the same prize package - these days, everyone is looki ...
  Topic: Need help coming up with a stand out trophy
gmholler

Replies: 8
Views: 2866

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Wed Aug 28 13 8:27 pm   Subject: Need help coming up with a stand out trophy
Do you have a local school with a shop? A contest around here had the students at a local technical college create the Grand Champion trophy for them - a miniature working BBQ pit! NOT the usual " ...
  Topic: Comp question
gmholler

Replies: 4
Views: 1880

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Sun Aug 04 13 10:54 pm   Subject: Comp question
Really, the thing you have to ask yourself (or, rather, the group putting together the contest) is just what your goal is - what are you trying to achieve by having a contest? Is this a fundraiser? An ...
  Topic: Vidor BBQ Festival. April 26, 27, 28.
gmholler

Replies: 5
Views: 1531

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Sat Mar 30 13 9:19 pm   Subject: Vidor BBQ Festival. April 26, 27, 28.
Thanks! I'm sorry, I kept missing that for some reason! All I saw was that the awards were on Sunday!

LynnH.
  Topic: Vidor BBQ Festival. April 26, 27, 28.
gmholler

Replies: 5
Views: 1531

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Thu Mar 28 13 8:36 pm   Subject: Vidor BBQ Festival. April 26, 27, 28.
What time on Sunday are the awards?

Lynn H.
  Topic: Brisket money muscle?
gmholler

Replies: 4
Views: 2653

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Fri Oct 05 12 8:38 pm   Subject: Brisket money muscle?
Yep, 7 slices for IBCA - 9 at comps with at least 60+ teams, and that's at the discretion of the head judge - many times you need the extra product, many times you don't. One reason the cooks meeting ...
  Topic: Southeast Louisiana Teams
gmholler

Replies: 3
Views: 1851

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Fri Sep 14 12 8:27 pm   Subject: Southeast Louisiana Teams
Stop by the Port Allen contest this weekend (9/14-15), the contest in Gonzales at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center next weekend (9/21-22), the contest in New Roads 9/28-29 or the contest in Vidalia 9/29-30 ...
  Topic: Port Allen, LA - Smokin' Oldies BBQ Cookoff - Sept. 14-15
gmholler

Replies: 0
Views: 1020

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Thu Sep 06 12 8:38 pm   Subject: Port Allen, LA - Smokin' Oldies BBQ Cookoff - Sept. 14-15
Join us for the 6th annual Smokin' Oldies BBQ Cookoff in Port Allen, LA on September 14-15, 2012! This IBCA sanctioned state championship contest will be held at the West Baton Rouge Convention & ...
  Topic: Contest chairman question
gmholler

Replies: 8
Views: 1711

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Mon Aug 20 12 8:30 pm   Subject: Contest chairman question
We get questions like that all the time, and I'll give you the same answer I always give organizers/chairmen/promoters: let someone else do that, you be in charge. First of all, you won't have time fo ...
  Topic: Change of Rules for the American Royal
gmholler

Replies: 11
Views: 3508

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Mon Aug 20 12 7:39 am   Subject: Change of Rules for the American Royal
15 teams the first year, 25 teams in subsequent years for IBCA contests. Fill out the paperwork and send it back to the AR. In TX or anywhere else. Where do you get the $10,000 or $13,000 numbers? I k ...
  Topic: Change of Rules for the American Royal
gmholler

Replies: 11
Views: 3508

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Sun Aug 19 12 9:34 am   Subject: Change of Rules for the American Royal
I'm curious...how do you come up with the 40+ teams needed for contests in Texas?

Lynn H.
  Topic: Which BBQ Association? Central Texas
gmholler

Replies: 4
Views: 1853

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Fri Aug 10 12 9:04 pm   Subject: Which BBQ Association? Central Texas
Hate to sound like a broken record, and I only know about IBCA in these terms, but the added money at the IBCA invitational (at Trader's Village in Grand Prairie every year) is available only to membe ...
  Topic: Vidor BBQ festival. September 14th/15th.
gmholler

Replies: 7
Views: 2474

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Thu Aug 09 12 8:37 pm   Subject: Vidor BBQ festival. September 14th/15th.
The American Royal has changed its rules somewhat for 2012-2013 - they were just announced about a week ago. A state championship proclamation from the governor is no longer required, just 15 teams th ...
  Topic: Which BBQ Association? Central Texas
gmholler

Replies: 4
Views: 1853

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Thu Jul 26 12 8:53 am   Subject: Which BBQ Association? Central Texas
You might want to go to some contests and see what you like about each - it all depends what constitutes what you enjoy. What one person enjoys isn't always what another enjoys!

What are your reas ...
  Topic: Johnny Trigg
gmholler

Replies: 24
Views: 10778

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Mon Jul 16 12 8:55 pm   Subject: Johnny Trigg
Ahhh, youth. Pass the Geritol, please!

Both Johnny and Myron have been around BBQ for a long, long time. Don't forget your history, and don't think that placing in KCBS is all there is in the BBQ w ...
  Topic: Difference between backyard and pro comps?
gmholler

Replies: 4
Views: 1336

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Wed Jun 20 12 9:12 pm   Subject: Difference between backyard and pro comps?
Often the difference is just the amount of the entry fee. And I've seen organizers that want the backyard division to be a "training ground" for the professional division, so they have them ...
  Topic: Competition Brisket Question
gmholler

Replies: 5
Views: 1897

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Wed Jun 20 12 8:52 pm   Subject: Competition Brisket Question
We cook mainly flats. Mainly IBCA. Neither of us cares much for burnt ends, either cooking or eating them. Don't get to cook too many times a year, tho, but I'd venture to say we've had success with ...
  Topic: Avoyelles Arts & Music Fest BBQ Cook-Off - July 4, 2012
gmholler

Replies: 0
Views: 621

PostForum: Competition BBQ   Posted: Tue Jun 12 12 10:57 pm   Subject: Avoyelles Arts & Music Fest BBQ Cook-Off - July 4, 2012
This IBCA sanctioned contest will be held in downtown Marksville, LA on July 4, 2012 - they're doing ribs, chicken, and hamburgers (just the patty). It's a one-day contest - $100 entry, $10 extra for ...
 
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