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mobow
03-04-2011, 07:50 AM
Doing a simulated comp tonight. Get off work at 2:00 then it is home to set up camp. Pictures to follow. keith

MikeR
03-04-2011, 07:52 AM
Enjoy- make sure you take notes.

Smokenstein & monster crew
03-04-2011, 09:44 AM
lots of notes, little drinking, little sleeping....

huminie
03-04-2011, 12:21 PM
And don't forget to build full comp boxes for your meats. Getting practice building them will help and if you post pics I am sure you will get some good advice!

Rookie'48
03-04-2011, 03:25 PM
Have fun Keith, I'm waiting on the pics :-D. Hope the weather gods smile on you for this weekend.

bmanMA
03-04-2011, 04:59 PM
Great idea. We did the same thing. Really makes your first comp a lot more familiar. Not sure the neighbors could figure out why 2 grown men were out in the yard sleeping in tents...

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
03-04-2011, 05:22 PM
I will be doing the same thing...not as much meat as normal..but everthing from set up to tare down....good time to take notes....

monty3777
03-04-2011, 06:16 PM
Not that you asked for any advice, but get a box and put EVERYTHING you use tonight in that box. Don't put anything away. Then, when you are done you'll have a real idea about what you'll need. Amazing how many comps I did before it entered my thick skull to bring measuring cups and a whisk!

Have fun!

Meat Burner
03-04-2011, 08:56 PM
Hey Keith, what comp are you getting ready for. Meat aka Keith

mobow
03-05-2011, 08:04 AM
Have fun Keith, I'm waiting on the pics :-D. Hope the weather gods smile on you for this weekend.

The weatehr was terrible Dave, Since I have the luxuroy I changed my plan. Decided I would do a thursday practice run. So got all my stuff packed up and went ahead and trimmed chicken and ribs. I am going to cook tonight. Start trimming brisket and pork butts around 5pm. Colder today but dry.:-P:clap2::clap2:

mobow
03-05-2011, 08:08 AM
Hey Keith, what comp are you getting ready for. Meat aka Keith
I am looking at Versailles over memorial day if they do it again this year and Sedalia in June. Also thinking about Blue Springs, Columbia and The Royal. Look forward to meeting you. I am terrible at remembering names but may not have that problem with you. keith

mobow
03-05-2011, 09:51 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5499787764_33750b7424_m.jpg

Chicken and ribs trimmed. Will trim and inject butts and brisket at 5pm

mobow
03-05-2011, 09:54 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5299/5499190917_af8eb77d3e_m.jpg

My arsenal. Will be added to the meat in various combinations and times.

mobow
03-05-2011, 09:55 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5499194007_c746499b75_m.jpg

final touch possibilites.

sorry for single pictures per reply. Will work on trying to fiqure out how to add more than one at a time.

mobow
03-05-2011, 10:00 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5099/5499784724_d71134c21b_m.jpg

Drop it and it is mine.

Homebrewed Q
03-05-2011, 11:40 PM
Good luck, I did that as well last year before entering our first comp. It is an eye opener, but fun and worth it. Another Keith here, we could find a couple more Keith's and have an all Keith cook off!

Q-Dat
03-06-2011, 07:19 AM
Wow those are some small butts unless the camera angle is messing with me. They have been running on the small side at Sam's lately.

Smokenstein & monster crew
03-06-2011, 11:43 AM
Advice, cook more chicken......6 pieces at turn in
easy to screw up a few, or burn.....& have your rub combos down & pre made, Have a timer to wake you up to check temp,baste or mist, or whatever you plan to do

mobow
03-06-2011, 07:34 PM
Wow those are some small butts unless the camera angle is messing with me. They have been running on the small side at Sam's lately.
they are a little small. About all I can get local. they were about 6.5 lbs each.

The Moss Pit
03-07-2011, 05:23 PM
"Mock" comp helped me pull 2 first places in a backyard division @ our first comp. The advise here helped even more.