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Pa_BBQ
05-07-2012, 08:10 AM
Did a search and not really find what I am looking for maybe I missed it and someone can share a link.

I have my first event coming up, a burgerfest and trying to get ideas on how to setup my 20X20 area. I have 2 10X10 E-Z up Enterprise II tents, a 10X12 trailer and all the tables I need. I also have some banners and just looking for some inspiration on setups.

I would appreciate any pics or links to get some ideas.

JD McGee
05-07-2012, 10:31 AM
Here are a couple pics of our camp...
Our prep area is in the rear...handwash station in the front...smokers behind or to the side depending on site layout.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5339/7152768047_b7b3b6bc70_z.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5454/7006676388_3e0ffe1127_z.jpg

Pa_BBQ
05-07-2012, 01:53 PM
Thanks, looks good.

Just Pulin' Pork
05-07-2012, 01:55 PM
JD that is a sweet set up!

GreenDrake
05-07-2012, 02:09 PM
JD runs one of the cleanest shows I have ever seen. My team....geez we look like we are camping.

Big George's BBQ
05-07-2012, 02:27 PM
Very Nice JD

BBQchef33
05-07-2012, 02:47 PM
In the pre trailer days, my site used to look like tghe reminants of a soup kitchen after a bull ran thru it.

just set up how youre comfortable. Think of the kitchen triangle. Prep table in front, Washing to the back, supplies and coolers to the sides.

Yakfishingfool
05-07-2012, 02:49 PM
Even with the trailer int he early days it looked like a garage sale at 7-11. But now...Now we are lean mean machine. really and truly much better.

didisea
05-07-2012, 02:58 PM
Some safety advice on setting up your area is to put up some "CAUTION" tape, plastic chain, or orange cones to rope off your pit area to keep wandering people out, especially when you are cooking. I saw two people wandering through my neighbors pit and lifting the lids on his WSM's (not cooking then) while he was away teaching a class.

If you are going to set it up like JD, make sure your tent is tall enough to clear the door on the side of your trailer. My tent is just a wee bit too short, so I have to leave a 3 ft gap between the trailer and the tent.

early mornin' smokin'
05-07-2012, 03:24 PM
64300

We're a little messy and these were very large sites. But we usually use 3 easy ups in a L shape. 10x10 open area for the grills. 1 tents the living area. The other 2. Usually back of the site are the prep and wash stations.

Bentley
05-07-2012, 03:29 PM
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n90/lwnna/Competition%20Photos/IMG_1052-1.jpg

We are pretty simple, this was a 20 x 10 space in Boulder City 2007.

Boshizzle
05-07-2012, 03:37 PM
Here are some pics of my humble abode last weekend.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=344&pictureid=5604

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=344&pictureid=5605

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=344&pictureid=5606

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=344&pictureid=5607

fnbish
05-07-2012, 03:43 PM
Normally like this. We are also not super organized, but progressing.

http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j395/fnbish69/Jug%20Tavern%20Festival/2011-09-09_15-00-20_520.jpg

JD McGee
05-07-2012, 04:18 PM
JD runs one of the cleanest shows I have ever seen. My team....geez we look like we are camping.

I like to think of your camp as "ecclectic"...lol! :becky:

ROF, Texas
05-07-2012, 04:24 PM
Ring of Fire Cookers

Buckshot Malone
05-07-2012, 06:25 PM
64306

bluegrass smoke
05-07-2012, 06:54 PM
what do yall use to hold tents down?

JD McGee
05-07-2012, 07:07 PM
what do yall use to hold tents down?

We use Impact Canopy weights...basically sand bags with velcro strips. Here are some good ideas... http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=veri-ie8&va=canopy+weights

msavard
05-07-2012, 07:09 PM
Memphis in May World Championship of BBQ : 2011
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/229081_2033575402443_1335913389_32382108_4682335_n .jpg

The bar:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/224115_2033578602523_1335913389_32382121_350022_n. jpg

Daytime Crowds:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/230143_2033602443119_1335913389_32382201_3757500_n .jpg

Nighttime Crowds:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/228206_2033652484370_1335913389_32382429_3270106_n .jpg

Trailer doubles as Stage:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/229594_2033604523171_1335913389_32382207_6858899_n .jpg

Judgement Day:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/223363_2034153696900_1335913389_32382871_2676779_n .jpg

Judging Table:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/226798_2034154416918_1335913389_32382874_7449926_n .jpg

FamilyManBBQ
05-07-2012, 07:20 PM
Some safety advice on setting up your area is to put up some "CAUTION" tape, plastic chain, or orange cones to rope off your pit area to keep wandering people out, especially when you are cooking. I saw two people wandering through my neighbors pit and lifting the lids on his WSM's (not cooking then) while he was away teaching a class.

Thanks for lookin' out for our gear Diane!! And the use of some of that "CAUTION" tape!! :becky::becky:

Big George's BBQ
05-08-2012, 09:21 AM
what do yall use to hold tents down?

A lot of teams use 5 gallon buckets, fill with water, and tie to the canopies and/or tie to their bumper of their truck

smokindave74
05-08-2012, 09:46 AM
A lot of teams use 5 gallon buckets, fill with water, and tie to the canopies and/or tie to their bumper of their truck

We did that last season, and it worked nice. 5 Gallon bucket w/lid full of water, and then use a tie-down strap attached to the corner canopy bracing of the tent, rather than the leg itself. Worked great, and easy tear-down.

Smokindave

HarleyGirl14226
05-08-2012, 10:20 AM
what do yall use to hold tents down?

When we're on grass, we use a set of cheap screwdrivers instead of tent spikes (a) because we don't have tent spikes and (b) because it's actually easier to push a screwdriver into the ground than to use a hammer to get the spike in, and lots easier to pull out when breaking down.

:loco::loco::loco:

Wampus
05-08-2012, 10:47 AM
A lot of teams use 5 gallon buckets, fill with water, and tie to the canopies and/or tie to their bumper of their truck

+1.
Buckets are easy to stack/store en route, heavy when filled with water. We do this.

Don't really have a pic of our setup. Plus, it's still evolving. We're still trying different arrangements.

Pigs on Fire
05-08-2012, 02:09 PM
http://www.myspinningplates.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/08-08-10-tent.jpg

MattG
05-08-2012, 04:04 PM
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu288/MattG902/IMG_3648.jpg

http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu288/MattG902/IMG_3649.jpg

http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu288/MattG902/IMG_3647.jpg

rooftop bbq
05-08-2012, 04:32 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/392383_375975065775142_111418092230842_1018459_110 8254537_n.jpg
our PC set up. We go more bare bones at a non PC comp

Slamdunkpro
05-08-2012, 04:37 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/403492_439377336077914_173309626018021_1950495_134 9471333_n.jpg

porkingINpublic
05-08-2012, 10:10 PM
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t384/tate2326/27f43d52.jpg
Nothing fancy here!

leanza
05-08-2012, 10:24 PM
This could really turn out to be a great thread. I love seeing what you all got going.

daninnewjersey
05-09-2012, 09:50 AM
This could really turn out to be a great thread. I love seeing what you all got going.

Amen....especially for us rookies.....much appreciated guys......

hamiltont
05-09-2012, 10:03 AM
We did that last season, and it worked nice. 5 Gallon bucket w/lid full of water, and then use a tie-down strap attached to the corner canopy bracing of the tent, rather than the leg itself. Worked great, and easy tear-down.

Smokindave
I don't compete, yet! But we do have a 10X20 we use for other things and the 5 gallon buckets & tie-downs at each leg works good on pavement. On grass I have 6 screw-in dog stakes placed right next to the base of each leg and tie-downs attached to the top part of the canopy. These anchor it down solid. Cheers!!!

swamprb
05-09-2012, 10:08 AM
Here are the Left Hand Smoke banners overshadowed by my teammates Smokin' Ty Staley's "go big or stay home" 10'x20 custom imprinted canopy.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/DSC_0186.jpg

Its just a fluke the banners happen to match??

Smokin' Ty's BBQ

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/get-attachmentaspx.jpg

So the joke is we're cooking as Left Hand Smokin' Ty's BBQ!!

I feel like I'm in a bouncy house when I'm prepping!

Thanks to NorthwestBBQ for the pics!

Rich Parker
05-09-2012, 11:30 AM
My setup last year in Indy.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6823249594_fc56732a75_z.jpg

My setup this year in Gadsden, AL
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7234/7165557374_e395459e65_z.jpg

what do yall use to hold tents down?

In the grass, I use dog ties and straps and on the pavement buckets of and straps.

If it gets really windy, I will put a strap on my chair to the tent while sleeping. If the wind is strong enough to pick me up it can have it. :tongue: