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Bigmista
11-03-2011, 08:30 PM
Mrs. Mista and I are already in. Who else is going?

http://www.nbbqa.org/

Plowboy
11-03-2011, 10:34 PM
Audrey and I are coming. I'll be teaching a competition class on the final Saturday.

YellowSuge
11-04-2011, 12:21 PM
Anyone know how much it costs to attend the conference?

ThomEmery
11-04-2011, 12:52 PM
They are doing a one day pass deal on Saturday that sounded very reasonable
I do not recall the exact $

YellowSuge
11-04-2011, 01:17 PM
They are doing a one day pass deal on Saturday that sounded very reasonable
I do not recall the exact $

Does that mean the other days will not be open to the public?

Bigmista
11-04-2011, 01:45 PM
How much is the class Todd?

Jeff_in_KC
11-04-2011, 06:03 PM
Stan, Will and I are hoping to be there. Not sure yet.

Professor Salt
11-04-2011, 11:06 PM
I'll probably go again this year since it doesn't involve the expense of a flight.

Plowboy
11-04-2011, 11:29 PM
How much is the class Todd?

I think it is going to be $400 if I recall correctly.

Bbq Bubba
11-05-2011, 07:34 AM
I'll be making the trip this year. Hoping to meet some west coast brethren!

big brother smoke
11-05-2011, 08:01 AM
Got to decide between this and KCBS conference.


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Bbq Bubba
11-05-2011, 08:16 AM
Got to decide between this and KCBS conference.


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Well, u won't learn a damn thing at the conference. :rolleyes:

Bigmista
11-05-2011, 12:21 PM
Does that mean the other days will not be open to the public?

Mrs. Mista went last year. She said it was open to the public but you pay less if you are a member.

SouthernMagicBBQ
11-05-2011, 03:54 PM
If I can take off I hope to be there.

sasa44
11-05-2011, 11:52 PM
Who do I talk to about signing up for your class in San Diego?

All info would be helpful.

Also, I thought I read somewhere that you may need a smoker? I live in the Los Angeles area and could probably help out. Just let me know what you need.

Larry Adkins
Mad Dawgz BBQ

TOPS BBQ
11-14-2011, 10:05 AM
I have set this in my calendar. In-laws live about 20-minutes away, so I at least have a place to stay.

Plowboy
12-08-2011, 10:12 AM
NBBQA has just posted the schedule and applications for their annual conference and expo. I'll be joining Mike Mills as the opening keynote speakers for the conference. I consider this a great honor to share the stage with a living BBQ legend.

On Saturday, I'll be teaching a full competition BBQ class. No secrets (or stories) left untold. $400 per seat. Signup through the NBBQA web site. http://www.nbbqa.org/ (http://www.nbbqa.org/)

San Diego - Feb 25

Ponderosa BBQ
12-08-2011, 02:55 PM
I'll be there with my wife and kids look forward to meeting everyone

Butcher BBQ
12-08-2011, 03:32 PM
Sounds like it will be alot of fun and good memories to have. Might have to make the trip to see everyone.

Plowboy
12-08-2011, 05:00 PM
I'll be there with my wife and kids look forward to meeting everyone

My family will be there, too.

Jeff_in_KC
12-08-2011, 07:56 PM
On Saturday, I'll be teaching a full competition BBQ class. No secrets (or stories) left untold.

Except ribs, right? :thumb:

Plowboy
12-08-2011, 11:25 PM
Except ribs, right? :thumb:

Sorry, Jeff. You aren't the only one that knows my rib secrets. :becky:

rooftop bbq
12-08-2011, 11:43 PM
We're thinking of being a vendor with our sauce there.

Professor Salt
02-11-2012, 11:46 AM
I signed up for the MBN judging class, and am going to review the KCBS judging class too. Bringing a couple friends who want to be CBJ's. Anyone else taking the judging class?

I wanted to take Plowboy's cook class, but couldn't be in two places at once.

NBBQA
02-13-2012, 01:47 PM
All the information about the NBBQA event can be found on our conference page here (http://www.nbbqa.org/upcoming-conference). Just click on the registration brochure (http://www.nbbqa.org/CMS/Resources/Conference%20Registration%20Brochure%20FINAL_small .pdf) link for complete schedule, price and sign up information. We're also still looking for a couple more teams to cook for the People Choice Awards on the final day of the conference (Feb. 25). Just click on the Cook Team Sign Up (http://www.nbbqa.org/CMS/Resources/People's%20Choice%20Cook%20Off%20Rules%20&%20Form%202-7-12.pdf) for more information. If you have any questions about any part of the conference, just call (888-909-2121) or email (nbbqa@hqtrs.com) us. We hope to see you all in San Diego!

Andrews
02-13-2012, 02:40 PM
Master of Disaster BBQ will be there doing PC on Saturday, stop by and see if there are any cold ones left...

SmokinOkie
02-13-2012, 05:01 PM
Does that mean the other days will not be open to the public?

Unless they've changed the process since I was on the BoD it's not open to the public except for Saturday (and it looks like a $20 fee for Sat).

It's a member conference, with numerous tracks to follow and lots of speakers. I'll leave it up to those that have attended recently if the cost of going was worth it.

In the past, they have to have huge setups by manufacturers and vendors, but it's gotten smaller and smaller.

Maybe some details from the last few years from someone who went will be forthcoming.

JerryA
02-14-2012, 09:03 AM
I'll be there!

NBBQA
02-14-2012, 09:47 AM
Just a quick point of clarification. The entire conference is open to the public, although the topics would be pretty advanced for general consumption. NBBQA members do get a discount on the fees; however, anyone is welcome to register for the conference.

SmokinOkie
02-14-2012, 04:03 PM
Just a quick point of clarification. The entire conference is open to the public, although the topics would be pretty advanced for general consumption. NBBQA members do get a discount on the fees; however, anyone is welcome to register for the conference.

Just to clarify, open to the public means you have to pay a fee to attend. Nothing is free?

Bigmista
02-14-2012, 09:28 PM
Nothing is free. Anyone from the general public can register for the conference.

Chuckwagonbbqco
02-15-2012, 01:56 AM
I will be there cooking Santa Maria Cowboy style for the "Caterer's Showcase" on Saturday. I may be seen walking around at other times. Come by the "Caterer's Showcase" and look for the vintage Santa Maria BBQ pit and a bunch of dutch ovens hangin over the fire. Harry Stewart from Great American BBQ in Alameda and myself are teaming up for old school Santa Maria style. We will be serving our famous "Gossipin Beans" The beans are pleasant to your face---but they talk behind your back.

Bigmista
02-20-2012, 09:57 AM
Find me at the conference. I just might have a few bags of Bitchin' Beef Rub and Perfect Pork Rub. Get them without shipping! And I will be cooking in the People's Choice event on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing you all!

Mornin' Wood
02-24-2012, 11:40 AM
Mista,
Please do be sure to hold a bag of each for me, as we discussed yesterday. I don't want to miss them!
Thanks so much.

Mornin' Wood
02-24-2012, 09:20 PM
Mista,
Please do be sure to hold a bag of each for me, as we discussed yesterday. I don't want to miss them!
Thanks so much.

Got it!

Psyched!

Bigmista
02-26-2012, 11:48 PM
We really had a great time at the NBBQA conference in San Diego! Learned a lot and got to hang out with some great folks! Thanks to Tops BBQ for hanging and helping out with the People's Choice. And a special shout out to the Friday Night Brown Likker and Bologna Crew. We really enjoyed you all!

Chuckwagonbbqco
02-28-2012, 05:15 PM
We also had an awesome time. It was great to see Bigmista, Tops BBQ, and various other Brethren milling about. We served Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler, and Dutch Oven Rice Pudding as we did Dutch Oven demos throughout the day. We served Tri Tip, Santa Maria style Poquito Beans, Santa Maria style Garlic Bread, and Banana Pudding for the Caterer's Showcase. Cooking with Great American BBQ's Harry Stewart was awesome, and thanks to Denny for the help with slicing. We drove 1440 miles and never left California.

Mornin' Wood
02-28-2012, 08:03 PM
Chuckwagon, we loved your whole setup!

Chuckwagonbbqco
02-29-2012, 10:54 AM
My Gawd--I met Mornin Wood and didn't know it. Next year I am gonna suggest that name tags also have AKA.

Mornin' Wood
02-29-2012, 08:14 PM
Oh yeah, I think that's a good idea!
I was there...with my wife and three boys....we had a great time!
Did you go on the bus tour?
I was there with my 9-year-old.....he's a BIG fan of BBQ.