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TOPPER-Q
03-13-2012, 01:22 PM
Ok, newbie question. How much product (meat) to a comp?:confused:Just starting out and have no clue. Any help would be appreciated.
TOPPER.

The_Kapn
03-13-2012, 01:23 PM
What sanctioning body or is it non-sanctioned?
What catagories are you entering?

TIM

TOPPER-Q
03-13-2012, 01:25 PM
FBA Pulled, brisket, chicken, and of course ribs.

4 smokin butts
03-13-2012, 01:26 PM
we use 24 pieces of chic,6 sides of ribs,4 butts, 2 briskets ,u can use less,but margin for error is greater

SirPorkaLot
03-13-2012, 01:26 PM
On a standard 4 meat KCBS comp I normally take a 16 pack of chicken thighs.
2 Briskets, 2 butts, and two racks of ribs. That's just for my comp meat. Not counting anything butt, Friday night dinners, or snacks.

YMMV

JD McGee
03-13-2012, 01:26 PM
We cook two butts, two briskets, six racks of ribs, and a dozen thighs for every comp. We sell our leftovers to family, friends, and co-workers at cost to help with expenses. Good luck and have fun!

mobow
03-13-2012, 01:28 PM
1 brisket, 2 butts, 3 racks of ribs and 12 thighs

early mornin' smokin'
03-13-2012, 01:31 PM
KCBS - 2 briskets, 4 butts, 6 ribs, and 12 thighs, 12 drumsticks and 2 whole birds. You can cook less, but if you screw up you might end up DAL, and you don't want that!! We also invite a lot of friends and family along to help eat.

rexbbq
03-13-2012, 01:34 PM
I do 2 briskets, 2 butts, 24 chicken (untrimmed), 16 (trimmed), 4 racks ribs.

mclancey
03-13-2012, 01:38 PM
For KCBS, I was doing 2 Briskets, 4 butts, 6 racks or ribs and 24 thighs, but it was way too much meat to go through between turn ins.

Now I do 2 briskets, 2 butts, 3 ribs and 12 chicken and my results are much better.

Parts_Guy
03-13-2012, 01:42 PM
12 thighs,2 racks,1 butt and 1 brisket....of course,we are cheap.

Bourbon Barrel BBQ
03-13-2012, 01:45 PM
KCBS 18 Thighs, 3 racks of ribs, 2 butts, 2 briskets.

Lake Dogs
03-13-2012, 01:49 PM
For KCBS and FBA we'll cook 2 briskets, 3 butts, 4 racks of ribs, and a 16 pack of thighs.

SirPorkaLot
03-13-2012, 01:54 PM
I'm getting out of this, that either the teams really like snacking on ribs, or I am way too confident I can find 6 good bones in two racks.
:shock:

TheJackal
03-13-2012, 01:59 PM
For KCBS and FBA we'll cook 2 briskets, 3 butts, 4 racks of ribs, and a 16 pack of thighs.

KCBS -- we do almost the exact same.
2 briskets, 3 butts, 4 racks, and I usually buy 24 thighs but bring the best 16-18

DawgPhan
03-13-2012, 02:03 PM
I would probably not cook 2 briskets and try and just cook 1 higher end brisket. 2 choice briskets are going to run about the same as a prime or wagyu..almost. At least in these parts.

Chicken is cheap and I like at least 16 pieces trimmed...probably start with 24 pieces or so.

Ribs come in 4 packs at the RD in Atlanta so 2 racks per contest. Butts are in a 2 pack as well so 2 butts.

Someone mentioned that cooking too much meat just means more choices when boxing...that isnt exactly a good thing. It also means more cost and not just the meat costs. Cooking 2 briskets means twice as much rub, injection, braising liquid and sauce.

I also believe that if you are relying on quantity to get 6 pieces in the box you probably need to focus on cooking one right instead of hoping that one turns out right.

TheJackal
03-13-2012, 02:03 PM
I'm getting out of this, that either the teams really like snacking on ribs, or I am way too confident I can find 6 good bones in two racks.
:shock:

Isn't that the Myron approach? "I only cook one brisket 'cuz I know I ain't gonna f!@# it up." :laugh:

SirPorkaLot
03-13-2012, 02:08 PM
I would probably not cook 2 briskets and try and just cook 1 higher end brisket. 2 choice briskets are going to run about the same as a prime or wagyu..almost. At least in these parts.

Chicken is cheap and I like at least 16 pieces trimmed...probably start with 24 pieces or so.

Ribs come in 4 packs at the RD in Atlanta so 2 racks per contest. Butts are in a 2 pack as well so 2 butts.

Someone mentioned that cooking too much meat just means more choices when boxing...that isnt exactly a good thing. It also means more cost and not just the meat costs. Cooking 2 briskets means twice as much rub, injection, braising liquid and sauce.

I also believe that if you are relying on quantity to get 6 pieces in the box you probably need to focus on cooking one right instead of hoping that one turns out right.


Good point.
I should clarify...I bring two briskets, I only cook one. The other one stays in cooler as back-up.

Slamdunkpro
03-13-2012, 02:13 PM
1 Brisket: Been cooking 4 butts but might go to 2 this year: 6 racks of ribs only because them come 6 to a cryo (and they're popular with the sponsors the next week): 12 -20 pcs of chicken depending on what it looks like when I buy it.

jbrink01
03-13-2012, 02:15 PM
1 Strube Ranch or 1 CAB Prime Brisket, 2 Butts, 14 Thighs, 4 Racks

jbrink01
03-13-2012, 02:16 PM
Isn't that the Myron approach? "I only cook one brisket 'cuz I know I ain't gonna f!@# it up." :laugh:

My scores in brisket went up substantially when I doubled my per pound price on briskets but started cooking half as much......:rolleyes:

Tiki Wolf
03-13-2012, 02:27 PM
1 brisket, 2 butts, 3 racks, 16 thighs, maybe 1 whole chicken......depends on the size of the thighs.

Ryan Chester
03-13-2012, 03:18 PM
I do 3 butts, 1 brisket, 18 thighs, and 4-6 racks of ribs.

TOPPER-Q
03-13-2012, 03:28 PM
Once again you guys come through, This will definatly help the purchasing and planning committee, (wife).

INmitch
03-13-2012, 03:31 PM
8 thighs, 4 racks of ribs, 4 butts, 2 briskies. Might go to 6 thighs. I hate trimming them bastages.:loco:

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
03-13-2012, 03:35 PM
3 packer briskets, 4 butts, 4 racks of ribs, 16+ thighs..( if Im doing breast I buy 6-8 bone in splits (debone myself)or 16 whole wings or 2 family packs of drum sticks)

big brother smoke
03-13-2012, 03:44 PM
1 brisky (waygu), 2 butts, 4 racks of ribs and 12 thighs.

The less meat you cook the more intimate you can be with your meat:becky:

rakerb
03-13-2012, 03:48 PM
Another noobie follow-up How often do you end up needing the 2nd brisket or the 2nd pork butt, do you really end up needing the back-up?


Brad


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bam
03-13-2012, 03:52 PM
1 brisket that I name wagyu 2 butts,3 st.louis cut ribs and 15 thighs. I hate trimming chicken.

smoke-n-my-i's
03-13-2012, 04:25 PM
[QUOTE=rakerb;1979239]Another noobie follow-up How often do you end up needing the 2nd brisket or the 2nd pork butt, do you really end up needing the back-up?


Brad

A couple of times..... glad I had the 2nd one cooked..... :pray:

2 brisket, 3-4 butts, 16-20 thighs, 3 slabs of ribs..... I take good care of the help.... :clap2: they love left overs.

SirPorkaLot
03-13-2012, 04:29 PM
Another noobie follow-up How often do you end up needing the 2nd brisket or the 2nd pork butt, do you really end up needing the back-up?


Brad


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LBGE, SBGE, (2 ea.) 18.5 WSM, Mini WSM, ECB, Gasser

The extra butt is not only back-up meat, it also provides the money muscle.

I have used the back-up brisky once. It saved a DQ.

Rich Parker
03-13-2012, 05:04 PM
1 brisket, 2 butts, 3 racks of ribs and 12 thighs

Same here unless I accidentally pick up a 9 pack of thighs then I just roll with them.

Rich Parker
03-13-2012, 05:05 PM
8 thighs, 4 racks of ribs, 4 butts, 2 briskies. Might go to 6 thighs. I hate trimming them bastages.:loco:

8 thighs?? You stud!

Bourbon Barrel BBQ
03-13-2012, 05:30 PM
I would probably not cook 2 briskets and try and just cook 1 higher end brisket. 2 choice briskets are going to run about the same as a prime or wagyu..almost. At least in these parts.


We cooked one Wagyu last year and got some calls but switched to two CABs this past year and did even better. :) We always find one is better than the other.

JD McGee
03-13-2012, 06:46 PM
Just an FYI for you as to WHY we cook what meats we do...

Two butts...we cook one for the money muscle and one for pulled and chunks. The money muscle butt is pulled sooner for slicing. :cool:

Two briskets...we cook two briskets just to choose the best between them...not all meats are created equal. When I slice through the flat on each one I choose the one that "pops" the best...:thumb:

Six racks of ribs...we cook baby backs from Costco...they come three racks per cryo plus we can't see the bones or meat on all the ribs...that... and folks sign up on a waiting list for our ribs...go figure! :loco:

Twelve chicken thighs...we turn in six...if I can't get six out of twelve right I need to take up nitting! :becky:

lazy butt
03-13-2012, 07:27 PM
16 pack of thighs, 3 racks of ribs, 2 butts, and 1 brisket.

jbrink01
03-13-2012, 08:47 PM
Another noobie follow-up How often do you end up needing the 2nd brisket or the 2nd pork butt, do you really end up needing the back-up?


The 2nd pork butt is an integral part of my equation. it's not a back-up.

SirPorkaLot
03-13-2012, 08:52 PM
The 2nd pork butt is an integral part of my equation. it's not a back-up.

You are more than welcome to PM me that equation. :becky:

MattG
03-13-2012, 08:54 PM
KCBS we do 2 Briskets, 4 butts, 6 racks of ribs, and 18 chicken thighs.

Stoke&Smoke
03-14-2012, 06:23 PM
We used to do 2 briskets, 2 butts, 6 slabs and 2 whole chickens

Now 1 brisket, 2 butts, 3 slabs, and....well, haven't decided:what:

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Craig0648
03-14-2012, 08:18 PM
Just getting started myself but I'm doing 2 briskets,2 butts, 4 racks and 24 thighs.

BC Squared
03-14-2012, 08:23 PM
16 pack of thighs, 3 racks of ribs, 2 butts, and 1 brisket.

Ditto!

Baraboo Q
03-14-2012, 08:56 PM
Just started competing last year in KCBS and we had 2 butts, 2 packer briskets, 3 rib racks and 16 thighs in both comps we entered. I don't think I will change any amounts for this year.

Greendriver
03-16-2012, 01:50 PM
One 17 lb min packer, two 7- 8 lb butts, 4 racks spares, 16 thighs

Big George's BBQ
03-16-2012, 03:12 PM
2 briskets, 2 butts, 3 ribs and 12 thighs. may cook mre butts if cooking for others

Golden Toad BBQ
03-16-2012, 08:42 PM
2 briskets
2 pork butts (I might bump this up to 4)
4 racks of ribs
12-20 chicken thighs

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