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Heath Hall
02-28-2012, 11:10 PM
Who's heading to Vegas to cook the ACM BBQ Throwdown?

SirPorkaLot
02-28-2012, 11:15 PM
Heath,
There is a few brethren headed that way.
I'm sure they'll check in eventually.


Great to see you here!

Jonesyjm
02-28-2012, 11:27 PM
Smokey's Bar-B-Que will be there all the way from Snohomish, Washington

BKBBQ
02-28-2012, 11:39 PM
Lang smokers will be all in.

C-Dub's
02-29-2012, 12:18 AM
C-Dub's From Puyallup WA will also be there!
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www.facebook.com/cdubsrub (http://www.facebook.com/cdubsrub)

wyocurt
02-29-2012, 12:30 AM
Cowboys Smokin' Hot BBQ from The cold country of Wyoming will be there.:grin:

WhiskeyBentBBQ
02-29-2012, 06:42 AM
We will be making the trip from Florida. Look forward to seeing everyone!

AZScott
02-29-2012, 08:56 AM
Little Miss BBQ will be there! Wouldn't miss it.

Heath Hall
02-29-2012, 09:23 AM
Pork Barrel BBQ is looking forward to meeting a lot of new teams from the West that we've not been able to meet yet! It's a long trip from DC, but going to be so much fun!!!

JD McGee
02-29-2012, 10:38 AM
We will be there!:thumb:

YellowSuge
02-29-2012, 11:10 AM
We'll be there

DawgPhan
02-29-2012, 11:46 AM
over/under on the number of teams? 85?

ique
02-29-2012, 11:50 AM
over/under on the number of teams? 85?

Odds on this being a Pitmasters season 3 event?

Smokin' Joe
02-29-2012, 11:58 AM
Odds on this being a Pitmasters season 3 event?

According to an events facebook page pitmasters will be in Georgia that weekend...

Upon review - its the weekend after Vegas - that would be a fun trip :icon_smile_tongue:

YellowSuge
02-29-2012, 12:00 PM
over/under on the number of teams? 85?

I think they said current total was 86 as of last week

ique
02-29-2012, 12:00 PM
According to an events facebook page pitmasters will be in Georgia that weekend...

I thought that was the next weekend after Vegas

Smokin' Joe
02-29-2012, 12:05 PM
I thought that was the next weekend after Vegas

you are correct - I must have had the wrong weekend:loco:

By the way I got an email from Ronnie last night saying they had 88 teams

ique
02-29-2012, 12:08 PM
you are correct - I must have had the wrong weekend:loco:

By the way I got an email from Ronnie last night saying they had 88 teams

Spot on with the over/under line DawgPhan

I'll take the over :-P

rooftop bbq
02-29-2012, 12:12 PM
We'll be there. Can't wait

luckyduk
02-29-2012, 12:25 PM
you are correct - I must have had the wrong weekend:loco:

By the way I got an email from Ronnie last night saying they had 88 teams

So that means you are in then?



We are looking forward to it!!

Smokin' Joe
02-29-2012, 12:59 PM
[QUOTE=luckyduk;1963994]So that means you are in then?

QUOTE]

No :mrgreen: going to stick closer to home that weekend and see if Todd wins all four in Pleasant Hill :becky:

Big Poppa
02-29-2012, 02:22 PM
We will be there....

Heath Hall
03-01-2012, 02:13 PM
Does anyone know if there is a place to rent tents and tables from for the ACM BBQ Throwdown?

Scottie
03-01-2012, 03:08 PM
[QUOTE=luckyduk;1963994]So that means you are in then?

QUOTE]

No :mrgreen: going to stick closer to home that weekend and see if Todd wins all four in Pleasant Hill :becky:


I enjoyed following along where you guys were last year in the RV. You were pushing my guys in my RV.

luckyduk
03-01-2012, 05:10 PM
Does anyone know if there is a place to rent tents and tables from for the ACM BBQ Throwdown?

I just emailed them with that exact question :thumb:

johnlewis469
03-01-2012, 06:16 PM
Porky's Revenge from Austin, Tx

Sylvie
03-01-2012, 06:43 PM
Lady of Q is working on being there.

sasa44
03-01-2012, 09:59 PM
Mad Dawgz BBQ will be there..

Meat@Slim's
03-01-2012, 10:48 PM
Slim's is in!

LoneStar Smoke Rangers
03-01-2012, 10:50 PM
LoneStar Smoke Rangers will be there!

Nomanerz
03-02-2012, 09:29 AM
We'll be there from Parkville, MO

Cast Iron Chef
03-02-2012, 11:19 AM
I'm not cooking this one but I will be helping vend Hoosier Daddy BBQ sauce booth.

Heath Hall
03-04-2012, 10:32 AM
Does anyone know if there is a Sam's Club or Restaurant Depot close to the Mandalay Bay?

Scottie
03-04-2012, 11:15 AM
Heath they have both.

Scottie
03-04-2012, 11:15 AM
Or at least a Sam's for sure. I might be thinking Restaurant Depot for Rhode Island ...

Meat@Slim's
03-04-2012, 06:22 PM
According to the internets there is a RD near the airport in Vegas.

This, of course, means you can see the RD from the Mandalay but it is still a 30 minute drive.

(It seems like it is somewhat close.)

duelin j
03-05-2012, 12:13 AM
Half of Duelin J's from Brier, WA will be making the trip! :becky:

See ya' there!

Cast Iron Chef
03-05-2012, 10:17 AM
Does anyone know if there is a Sam's Club or Restaurant Depot close to the Mandalay Bay?

RD is closer. It is off Sunset just south of the airport. Just take Las Vegas blvd (the strip) south to Sunset. Make left on sunset. Maybe a 10-15 minute drive. Sams is on Eastern a bit farther away. I can can you exact directions if needed.

Bam Bam
03-05-2012, 01:11 PM
Bam Bams BBQ was team 92! According to their website, Dodge took up a bunch of space so they had to limit the comp to 100 teams. They are now full and accepting teams for the waiting list.

BurninTree BBQ
03-05-2012, 01:23 PM
Just saw on FB they capped the event at 100 teams. They said they ran out of space. Dodge came on as a sponsor and took up space in the parking lot

Craig Pippin
03-05-2012, 04:08 PM
What a bummer. I was just going to register today.

Sent them an emai as follows:

I was getting ready to register today and saw you were sold out.
Can I get on an waiting list?
I have 15 sponsors that have already paid their fees to me.
It would have been nice if you would have stated that there would have been a limit.
Please, anything you can do would help. I have aready ordered and paid for my meat.
Craig



Their response:


Craig, tried to explain, that this is totally out of my control. I had no idea there was a limit. It was just dropped in my lap today because CBS signed a major deal with Dodge Ram and they put them in my parking lot. Their space took up a football field, so they said I was limited not necessarily to 100 teams just to what I had now, which was 100 teams. Please hang in there with me, we are working on a solution. Thanks and will keep you updated.

Looks like they are trying. Hopefully they will be able to come up with a solution.

luckyduk
03-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Bam Bams BBQ was team 92!


Where did you find that out?

Smitty250
03-05-2012, 04:18 PM
I e-mailed them today also and Stacy and Ron both sent me a reply saying they are working with ACM and will let me know ASAP. I am on the waiting list as well.

DMDon
03-05-2012, 04:51 PM
I emailed this morning(in green ) and the reply is at the top(in red).



Re: Smoke On The Water Festival Association - Product enquiry for Product Name: Team Registration

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Don, at the beginning there was no limit. Mandalay Bay and ACM put a Dodge Ram exhibit in our footprint and it took up over a football field's worth of space. They told me I had to limit my teams to 100 and we're at that limit. Having an event in Laughlin and PB that I will honor the entry and will put you on waiting list in case somebody drops out. We just found this information out Thursday. Thanks.


On Mar 5, 2012, at 11:59 AM, Don Denner wrote:
Smoke On The Water Festival AssociationDon Denner has requested more information on Team Registration (http://www.smokeonthewaterbbq.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=&product_id=29&Itemid=337) (Product-SKU: LASVEGAS-Team)<resized_Team_Registratio_4f1897f111039_90x90.png>Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

March 30 thru April 1, 2012
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Website - www.mandalaybay.com (http://www.mandalaybay.com/)
Toll Free - (877) 632-7000 (tel:%28877%29%20632-7000)
Contest March 30 thru April 1, 2012
Must be set up Thursday, March 29, 2012
ENTRY FEE: $400. Covers all four (4) categories and one 20' x 20' space. Each additional 10' x 20' space is $25.00 each.
* NOTE: ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED TO PROCESS YOUR RESERVATION REGISTRATION.
Please fill out all fields. When you are finished press the Submit Button at the bottom of the page. An information page summarizing what you have submitted will automatically be sent to the Smoke on the Water organizers and to the email address you furnished. Please print out this information page for your records. Registration fee must be paid by credit card. Checks not accepted.
Question Hello Ron/Betty,

I hope things are going well for the Vegas contest. We won the entry, that you donated to the KCBS Annual meeting and tried like crazy to make your contest work for us. Unfortunately we will not be able to make it. Jim Ballog with Sweet Peppers, will use it instead. He made mention today that the contest was full. I didn't see any limit on the number of teams or entry deadline anywhere. Will you be able to honor the entry that you donated?

Thanks,
Don Denner
Boondoggle BBQ

luckyduk
03-17-2012, 03:38 PM
62038

BowtieBill
03-17-2012, 05:46 PM
Tropical Heat BBQ will be there.
This one should be a blast, can hardly wait.

See you all there!
Bill

BritToby
03-19-2012, 02:42 PM
Really looking forward to Vegas, quick question for the folks that are going to be there, are any of you renting any equipment locally? I need to get hold of a few items and it would make sense to use a firm already going to site.
Cheers

big matt
03-19-2012, 02:57 PM
Anyone here heard anything about more space?..I tried to email and call with no response.

JD McGee
03-19-2012, 07:20 PM
Did everyone get the updated load-in / load out e-mails?

GOOD NEWS!! Don't know exactly what Ronnie did, but Mandalay Bay to allow load-outs Sunday morning from 7 AM - 9 AM if that is what you want to do.
Please let me know if you want to change to Sunday morning to load-out and I'll make the change.
Thank you for your patience and for helping me make sure I've got all your dates/times and needs for load-out on my list.

Betty Cates
Smoke on the Water Productions, Inc

We are working on our load-out schedules for the Teams who plan to leave the Mandalay Bay area Saturday (3/31/12) and Sunday (4/1/12).
The following are the Load-Out times that Mandalay Bay has set for SOTW teams.
Saturday Load-Out from 9:00 PM until 11:00 PM (there will be no electricity after
9:00 PM)
Sunday Load-Out from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Monday Load-Out from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Please let us know via return email, your team name and your plans for load-out on Saturday or Sunday. We will make a "working" list from your response.
Thanks for your help - we will be sending out another email before the BBQ Event with all the information you will need to load-in (check-in) as quick and easy as possible.

Ronnie Cates
Smoke on the Water Productions, Inc.
Mandalay Bay Hotel/Casino
Las Vebas NV 3/30-31/12

DerrickG
03-19-2012, 07:42 PM
Too Broke To Smoke will be there...
I got this from Betty today...


GOOD NEWS!! Don't know exactly what Ronnie did, but Mandalay Bay is allowing load-outs Sunday morning from 7 AM - 9 AM if that is what you want to do - the 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM time is still good, so you have 2 choices. I just need to know whether you will leave Sunday morning or Sunday evening.

For those who were going to move out Saturday and park somewhere else to be able to leave early Sunday, won't have to do that now.

Please let me know if you want to change to Sunday morning to load-out and I'll make the change.

Those teams who said they were loading out on Sunday, if you want to load out Sunday morning instead of afternoon/night, let me know and I'll make that note.

Thank you for your patience and for helping me make sure I've got all your dates/times and needs for load-out on my list.

Betty Cates
Smoke on the Water Productions, Inc.

huminie
03-19-2012, 10:18 PM
Huminie's Hogalicious BBQ will be there!

WhiskeyBentBBQ
03-20-2012, 03:56 AM
This one is around the corner and we can't wait! If anyone is interested, we will have two Green Mountain Grills for sale right after turn in on Saturday. We will have one Daniel Boone and one Jim Bowie. These are brand new cookers that we will build and season on site just for the contest. If you or someone you know are interested, please send a PM. The pricing with be a considerable reduction off of retail.

JD McGee
03-20-2012, 09:12 PM
Excerpt from latest e-mail...

"2. If you want to order portable toilets, you will need to contact Ryan D. Zamarron, address and phone number are on the Group W Productions Welcome letter (attachment) . Smoke on the Water does not have any prices for the toilets."

Porta-Potty's are $75.00...call Ryan @ 817-599-7664

Cheers!
JD

Smitty250
03-21-2012, 04:54 PM
Loot N' Booty BBQ is in! Matt if you don't get in come hang out with us - maybe you can cook something also! :-D

rooftop bbq
03-21-2012, 05:03 PM
matt if you cant get in there's always laughlin in novemeber

G$
03-21-2012, 05:16 PM
matt if you cant get in there's always laughlin in novemeber

Tell me more!

Kenny Rogers
03-22-2012, 12:39 AM
Half of Off Constantly will be there, as a spectator! :) The wife and I are staying at Mandalay bay... flying in just in time to see the results, and check out some awesome Q!

See you all there!

Chenernator
03-22-2012, 10:39 PM
Not cooking, but I'll be judging. Looking forward to meeting some new Brethren on Friday night.

Grizmt
03-23-2012, 10:37 AM
Really looking forward to Vegas, quick question for the folks that are going to be there, are any of you renting any equipment locally? I need to get hold of a few items and it would make sense to use a firm already going to site.
Cheers

Toby, you might want to hit up Bam Bam at BBQ Island in AZ. They rent equipment and he's going to be competing. He may be able to help you out. He's regularly on AZBBQ forum, he's posted in this thread or you could call BBQ Island and ask for Cameron, he's a good guy who's always tried to help people out. If Bam Bam doesn't have space to bring it we've got some space in the back of the truck and will be there.

huminie
03-23-2012, 02:43 PM
I know a lot of folks are going to be traveling to this contest and will need to rent/borrow/beg for stuff. I don't have much extra gear as I travel pretty lean and am still too new to have extras...BUT...if I have it, and am not using it, you are welcome to borrow it (until I need it again :mrgreen:). Not sure what "it" is, but it is free to ask. I also know a lot of the CA teams competing, so if I don't have "it" or am using "it", I might be able to point you at someone who could part with "it".

Post up your "its" here and if I have an extra I will pack "it"!

AZScott
03-23-2012, 03:47 PM
I travel with as little as possible but if someone need a fire extinguisher let me know. I have access to a few that are inspected.

mobow
03-23-2012, 03:49 PM
good luck to everyone. keith

luckyduk
03-23-2012, 04:21 PM
Had a source for a cambro, but now he will not return my calls :crazy:......so one of those would be great!!

BritToby
03-24-2012, 09:08 AM
Appreciate the heads up on renting and kind offers to borrow equipment. I am going to need the following.

2 x cool boxes (ice boxes)
1 x cambro
1 x Extinguisher (sure the RV I am hiring will have one but don’t think it will be big enough)
1 x pop up (not sure what you call them in the states)

Anything I cant borrow I will buy and then sell off cheap at the end of the comp!

If anyone can help out at all please pm me. Looking forward to meeting everyone in Vegas!

Thanks

Heath Hall
03-26-2012, 09:54 AM
Can't wait to get to Vegas Wednesday night and start the 2012 BBQ season out with a bang! This is going to be a blast!!

Grizmt
03-26-2012, 10:17 AM
Can't wait to get to Vegas Wednesday night and start the 2012 BBQ season out with a bang! This is going to be a blast!!
It's going to be HUGE! Unfortunitely I'll have to soak up what I can of the event from 10am-12 noon Friday as I'll most likely never see outside of the Ice Cream freezer past that.:pray:
I will know what everyone's cone looks like though, hey maybe I can get one of the singers to autograph a cone for me?:loco:

JD McGee
03-26-2012, 09:35 PM
Rubber meets the road at 8am tomorrow morning...:thumb: First stop...Boise, ID...then on to Beaver, UT...then we roll in to Vegas at noon on Thursday! :becky: Hope to see a few of you farkers down there...safe travels all! :-D

duelin j
03-26-2012, 10:55 PM
Hopefully about 2 hours behind you JD. Safe travels and see you soon!

Funtimebbq
03-26-2012, 11:38 PM
Rubber meets the road at 8am tomorrow morning...:thumb: First stop...Boise, ID...then on to Beaver, UT...then we roll in to Vegas at noon on Thursday! :becky: Hope to see a few of you farkers down there...safe travels all! :-D

You can save a day if you take the road from Twin Falls ID straight down to LV. It is about 10 hours. Don't remember the highway number but I think it is 93 (maybe 95). Regardless, good luck to you both and safe travels.

Benny

luckyduk
03-27-2012, 11:45 AM
see the wind forecasts? wow, tents will be a flying

BKBBQ
03-28-2012, 01:09 AM
Drinking beer now at hooters came over Monday after mesa.see y'all soon.

BritToby
03-28-2012, 06:27 AM
Arrived a few hours ago, had to chuckle when i heard a couple of people leaving a conference saying they were really struggling with the jetlag. They had flown from Georgia. Its now 3am ish and am wide awake, must stay away from the tables!!!

rooftop bbq
03-28-2012, 10:05 AM
see the wind forecasts? wow, tents will be a flying

I'm sure glad we have a trailer this year. Last years wind is what made us buy out trailer. Good luck to everyone see you there. Come by our sauce booth and say hi

huminie
03-28-2012, 10:16 AM
If you are worried about the wind, go rent yourself a U-Haul truck for like $20/day. Do all your work inside there. Instant relief and pretty cheap!

BritToby
03-28-2012, 05:45 PM
Just been to RD to make sure they have plenty of everything, running low on spares and babybacks, no more coming in (have plenty of frozen). They have 3 boxes of parsley with another few boxes in tomorrow and 16 on Friday, couldnt give me a delivery time. Thought I should pass it on for anyone looking to use them.

BKBBQ
03-28-2012, 09:25 PM
Gonna hang with papa Hillis tonite at mandalay bay.we were first team set up this am.where's the party tonite.

Meat Man
03-29-2012, 09:48 AM
Safe travels everyone. This is going to be a lot of fun. 50 mph gust on Saturday, exciting!

G$
03-29-2012, 12:15 PM
I have to just say I am really rooting for Brit Toby in this thing. Never talked to or met the guy, but travelling across the pond to Que in Vegas against 100 other teams is an awesome and crazy thing to do.

:clap: :wacko:

BritToby
04-02-2012, 08:51 AM
Just arrived back to the UK, got an earlier flight because my daughter was admited to hospital over the weekend so my mind was on other things, fortunately everythings ok.

I wanted to say a huge thankyou to everyone that helped steve and myself out at the comp, we caught up with old friends and made alot of new! Very happy with our overall 42nd place, and a shame for steve that they only called first place sauce because his came in second!

Congrats to everyone that took part and of course thanks to the organisers, hope to catch up with more of you at future events, if the wife lets me of course!