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Jeff_in_KC
08-22-2005, 08:41 PM
It occured to me while reading all the comments on Phil's contest over the weekend and all the discussions we have around here that it would be really cool if we could someday get a date together centrally located where all of the FO's here who compete could come together, set up and have our own cook-off and try to round up judges to help us out. Talk about braggin' rights! Wow!

willkat98
08-22-2005, 09:07 PM
We already do this, twice a year (at least)

Its called a bash.

Go to one.

Cook

Eat

Judge

It is good

kcquer
08-22-2005, 09:12 PM
Jeff, nice thought, but if I'm gathering with enough Brothers to make up a worthwhile field, I'm not farking up the fun with a contest and have to turn ins. Brethren are for Fellowship, fellow Q folk are for competing with.

Arlin_MacRae
08-22-2005, 09:23 PM
Do we, Bill? Are bashes really about all that? Whether they are or not, I'm looking forward to my first one. I think Jeff has a cool, non-bash idea!

parrothead
08-22-2005, 09:27 PM
I think Jeff has a cool, non-bash idea!

Brethren getting together is by definition, a "bash". The times are rare enough to begin with, so why muck it up? Everyone pitches in and adds their little secrets, and we all enjoy some great food.

The hope is, that eventually, we have several brethren teams all going head to head at the Royal, or the jack. Then it will happen, until then, a bash is a bash, is a bash.

BBQchef33
08-22-2005, 09:33 PM
Why a "Brethren Competition"? and limit ourselves to compete against ourselves..... I have a different view of the bridge.

Currently we have what? 8 teams flying our colors. Me, Greg, Spice, Bellybros, Cracker, Mr Smoker, Southern Brethren, Frontstreet(the old Zachs just ordered one) and im gonna talk WillyB to fly it. i also have orders from a few others that i havent created yet.


We all show up at a competition... raise the banners and the pig appears on 8....9....10.. tents...

we are competing.. brother against brother??.. or are we, The Collective Brethren.. competing against other KCBS teams. :twisted:

Arlin_MacRae
08-22-2005, 09:59 PM
Jeff may have hit upon an idea though: mentoring over a fire. Although I'm not a competitor at this time, I imagine you who ARE would probably not be interested in all the hoopla just to show someone how to do it, no? <grin>

tommykendall
08-22-2005, 10:10 PM
Jeff, nice thought, but if I'm gathering with enough Brothers to make up a worthwhile field, I'm not farking up the fun with a contest and have to turn ins. Brethren are for Fellowship, fellow Q folk are for competing with.


Amen to that E. Tha would fark up my drinkin big time.

Jeff_in_KC
08-22-2005, 10:16 PM
Just a thought. But then again, I've had a headache off and on and light-headedness for two weeks now so maybe I'm loopy. I'm headed to the doctor in the morning to get it checked out anyway.

Smoker
08-22-2005, 10:50 PM
"Amen to that E. Tha would fark up my drinkin big time."

Then let RBSNWNGS cook.....He doesn't drink.

chad
08-23-2005, 05:54 AM
Then let RBSNWNGS cook.....He doesn't drink.


Nope. Will is in charge of turn-in! :D

rbsnwngs
08-23-2005, 06:39 AM
I dont drink I inhale

jt
08-23-2005, 07:43 AM
A Bash is all about competition. You gotta compete:
to be pitbitch
to rub the meat
to show your man boobs on the webcam
to moon the webcam
to be the farthest away from Bruce when he farts
to not be close to the fire when Shock adds more wood
to get into the bathroom before the stench is too bad

Bigdog
08-23-2005, 02:21 PM
A Bash is all about competition. You gotta compete:
to be pitbitch
to rub the meat
to show your man boobs on the webcam
to moon the webcam
to be the farthest away from Bruce when he farts
to not be close to the fire when Shock adds more wood
to get into the bathroom before the stench is too bad

Amen to that. :lol:

spicewine
08-24-2005, 05:38 PM
If we were to ever to do something like this , it would have to be for a charity so that the Brethren would get Maximum Publicity out of the whole thing. Bragging Rights---sure---- but who really cares---we are haveing fun for a good cause .

I , for one will be drinking!!! 8)

Jeff_in_KC
08-24-2005, 07:54 PM
Charity event... cool idea! And it could be great national exposure for the Brethren... but then why limit it to just us? BBQ Brethren could be contest organizers and make it a contest open to everyone... I'm just thinkin' with my sore head again...

parrothead
08-24-2005, 08:07 PM
... but then why limit it to just us? BBQ Brethren could be contest organizers and make it a contest open to everyone...

That is one headache that I would not want.

jgh1204
08-24-2005, 10:22 PM
can you make it an "open" and allow us gassers?

MoKanMeathead
08-25-2005, 08:39 AM
or... we could oganize a cook for returning servicemen - something Operation BBQ For Our Troops. Let the servicemen (and their families) judge it like a People's Choice" contest. Just another thought.

Jeff_in_KC
08-25-2005, 08:53 AM
Wayne, the only problem I see with that would be that units come back at different times. How would we decide when to hold the event without offending someone who's loved one was coming home later? But I do think you're onto something there.

Arlin_MacRae
08-25-2005, 09:02 AM
I agree. I think Guard units tend to come back en masse, though, don't they?

BBQchef33
08-25-2005, 09:18 AM
Be really cool if this can be coordinated.

Multi locations, multi states........ Here in NY, We have a national guard HQ right by the local airport.

Jeff_in_KC
08-25-2005, 10:28 AM
Great idea, Phil! A nationwide BBQ Brethren event! Damn, we would rock!

Hello America! Let us introduce you to some farkin' Atomic Buffalo turds, dino turds and smokin fatties!

Jorge
08-25-2005, 11:53 AM
Wayne, the only problem I see with that would be that units come back at different times. How would we decide when to hold the event without offending someone who's loved one was coming home later? But I do think you're onto something there.

I'd suggest checking with your local armory and finding out when they drill, and if it would be possible to set up and cook for the troops and their families after approx. 1800 hrs. Ask for the 1st Sgt. or Ops officer.

icemn62
08-25-2005, 01:32 PM
We SoCals have enough trouble trying to find a location and time to meet and drink. Do you really think we could include the difficult task of competitiion type cooking at the same time. But an interesting idea still in all.

parrothead
09-12-2005, 10:31 AM
Here is a thought. The weekend of the bash, there is a cookoff as someone mentioned before in midstate Illinois. I met the guy that hosts this this weekend. He has unlimited space to set up. basically 200 acres. I asked him about site size, and he said, "how much ya want, twenty acres?".

We could have our bash there next year, with as many brethren teams competing as possible. We could have a big central area for us all to hang out in, with individual kitchens around the outside.

I know the mofos would be have no problem getting their stuff there, but teams from further away, maybe we could scrounge enough gear for them.

Something worth pondering anyway.

chad
09-12-2005, 10:37 AM
So, who's going to judge? :twisted:

Sounds like a plan - if enough guys show interest why not see about getting it sanctioned? Getting sponsors shouldn't be that big of a deal and established teams are used to paying the fees.

Prize money would be nice but not essential for a "fun cook" type thing - but I'd be looking at, what, 3000 mile round trip. Maybe Kingfisher or another cooker manufacturer would be interested in providing cookers.

Just a couple of thoughts to muddy the water! :D

parrothead
09-12-2005, 10:52 AM
So, who's going to judge?

He already has that stuff set up. This is a competition that is already going on. They are doing the big 4 already, I think he is working on it being KCBS. I told him to join up with us. If he does, we can ask him all about it.

chad
09-12-2005, 10:53 AM
I just had another thought (dangerous, eh? Two in one day!):

We've got a couple of reps/promoters (Jim & Arlie that I know of) - maybe they could give you/us some guidance on making this thing happen and turn into a tru "braggin' rights" event.

jminion
09-12-2005, 12:34 PM
I can get you guidelines for sanctioning if you want and would be willing to help if I can.

Jeff_in_KC
09-12-2005, 12:55 PM
Greg, that's an awesome idea... I knew if we tossed around ideas long enough, something would come up that would be feasible! Twenty acres of Brethren! I'd be up for that! It might be that we'd need to combine some teams. My team members aren't on the site and might not have the interest that I do.... but hey, at least this is a great start... combining bash and a contest. Let me know if I can help in any way!

BBQchef33
09-12-2005, 01:46 PM
Im in..... Logistics are easy, Buy 3 smokey mountains at walmart, run to costco for meat, and make a supermarket run for supplies.

After turnin, Wash down the smokey mountains Then raffle them off to the teams for 10-20 bucks a ticket depending on how many teams there are. :twisted: Get some back that way.

Jeff_in_KC
09-12-2005, 02:35 PM
Good call, Phil! I think this could work!

willkat98
09-12-2005, 02:35 PM
Im in..... Logistics are easy, Buy 3 smokey mountains at walmart, run to costco for meat, and make a supermarket run for supplies.

After turnin, Wash down the smokey mountains Then raffle them off to the teams for 10-20 bucks a ticket depending on how many teams there are. :twisted: Get some back that way.

Ball peen hammer and the sales receipt and I would get all the money back

Arlin_MacRae
09-12-2005, 02:37 PM
Im in..... Logistics are easy, Buy 3 smokey mountains at walmart, run to costco for meat, and make a supermarket run for supplies.

After turnin, Wash down the smokey mountains Then raffle them off to the teams for 10-20 bucks a ticket depending on how many teams there are. :twisted: Get some back that way.

Ball peen hammer and the sales receipt and I would get all the money back

We'd better be Q'ing through a hailstorm though, eh Bill?

scottyd
09-13-2005, 01:30 PM
I'm in for one of the south dakota fo's. to do contests in southdakota you have to travel. so I am in.

Scott d

Smoker
09-13-2005, 01:54 PM
If this is for next year it sounds like fun. As long as you set the date a few months in advance so people can let their bosses know they have a "brother" getting married and need that weekend off to go to the dinner!!!!

nmayeux
09-13-2005, 03:08 PM
Greg, how far from St. Louis is the site your looking into? Depending on when and how much travel, I might be able to field a team.
Noah

chad
09-13-2005, 03:14 PM
Question:

Are we envisioning everyone competing in THE contest and then using the score sheets to tally the Brethren standings! :D Gotta compare apples to apples, ya know? :D

Jeff_in_KC
09-13-2005, 03:21 PM
Question:

Are we envisioning everyone competing in THE contest and then using the score sheets to tally the Brethren standings! :D Gotta compare apples to apples, ya know? :D

That sounds fair enough to me... then Saturday night after awards and the Brethren sweep everything, we celebrate really late into the early morning hours right there on site?!

I imagine that there will be many guys who do not have a team that would want to join up with a team there so we'll need to get that organized in advance. For instance, at least half my team wouldn't be there... and the OL definitely skips this one! :wink:

rbinms33
09-13-2005, 05:58 PM
Ok....I know I've said it before and then bowed out but I just talked with the OL and she would give me a kitchen pass for this weekend since I did so good on honey do's with the new house this year. Where in IL are we talking here?

Kevin
09-13-2005, 07:23 PM
Midnight? Where are you? Just think, you drive to my place, score a load of oak, we carry on to IL, Play with the brothers for a weekend, come on back home and you pick up your trailer of wood and go home. Should only be about 1600 miles for you! I know it's a pipe dream, but what if?

Kevin

Ron_L
09-13-2005, 08:09 PM
Ok....I know I've said it before and then bowed out but I just talked with the OL and she would give me a kitchen pass for this weekend since I did so good on honey do's with the new house this year. Where in IL are we talking here?

Richie... The bash is at Greg's place near Morris, IL the weekend of Sept. 23 - 25. The competition that Greg is talking about is in Kankakee, IL, and we're thinking about it for next year.

rbinms33
09-13-2005, 09:35 PM
Thanks, Ron. Yeah, I just reread my post. I was talking about coming up for the one next year. Retaining wall and grass growing mods going on right now.

willkat98
09-13-2005, 09:45 PM
I would win, so why bother?

Jeff_in_KC
09-13-2005, 10:10 PM
I would win, so why bother?

Without mustard? Notta chance! :lol: