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MarleyMan
10-02-2012, 11:57 AM
I was wondering, we are cooking the Nelsonville, OH comp in a few weeks and well Fall is upon us thus it will probably be chilly at night.

Has anyone ran into an issue with having a fire pit at a comp that is elevated off the ground for ambiance & warmth?

I read the KCBS rules and the only mention is "No open holes or pits, no fires to be built on the ground"

Thanks:thumb:

Jorge
10-02-2012, 12:55 PM
I was wondering, we are cooking the Nelsonville, OH comp in a few weeks and well Fall is upon us thus it will probably be chilly at night.

Has anyone ran into an issue with having a fire pit at a comp that is elevated off the ground for ambiance & warmth?

I read the KCBS rules and the only mention is "No open holes or pits, no fires to be built on the ground"

Thanks:thumb:

Check with the contest organizer to see if there are any issues based on the location and weather. You should be fine.

Gerrit_Boys
10-02-2012, 08:50 PM
We are taking one this weekend, the organizer here said it needed to be off the ground with a screen cover. Lots of areas around here have a burn ban in place now.

Alexa RnQ
10-02-2012, 08:56 PM
One MAJOR issue is when someone across from us had a firepit and I swear they were burning creosote fenceposts and garbage in it. The eye-watering stench!!!

wmaes47
10-02-2012, 09:09 PM
I read the KCBS rules and the only mention is "No open holes or pits, no fires to be built on the ground"

Thanks:thumb:

That rule refers to cooking pit...

Unless authorized by the organizer...

HolySmoke
10-03-2012, 04:52 AM
I was wondering, we are cooking the Nelsonville, OH comp in a few weeks and well Fall is upon us thus it will probably be chilly at night.

Has anyone ran into an issue with having a fire pit at a comp that is elevated off the ground for ambiance & warmth?

I read the KCBS rules and the only mention is "No open holes or pits, no fires to be built on the ground"

Thanks:thumb:

Your worried about getting chilly in october? Just make sure you check in all nite long!:arrow: Wooooooooooooooooooooooooo!:biggrin1:

va92bronco
10-03-2012, 07:22 AM
That's the benefit of a stick burning offset. I just stand next to the fire box. When it gets really cold, I can sit under the cooking chamber and right next to the firebox. Nice and toasty.

Ford
10-03-2012, 08:15 AM
We'll see them start to come out by the end of the month once lows get into the 60's. team unknown makes beautiful fire pits and has a raffle going for a draw in mulberry to fund their trip to the world food championships in Vegas.

JayAre
10-03-2012, 09:37 AM
A couple of years ago, the Nelsonville organizer placed out barrels for us to start a warming fire...I seen them ever year Ive been there...having said that, contact him and check to be sure nothing has changed.