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jgarcia
10-16-2012, 10:27 AM
Calling all St Louis area brethren and everyone else willing to make the trip. This is the 4th annual event sanctioned through the St Louis BBQ Society and put on by the Knights of Columbus. There is a new area with much more room this year. Pass to the American Royal for the Grand Champion. See website for registration, schedule, and more event info.

http://www.holysmokers.org/

There is a backyard competition (Ribs & Chicken only) which is a good introduction to comp bbq for any first timers.

sweetheatbbq
10-16-2012, 12:55 PM
Pretty excited to do a comp so close to home. With the health permit needed are we not allowed to cook food for friends that come up to visit?

Robert Downer
10-16-2012, 01:00 PM
can't compete (and not yet a judge for the SLBS...although its on the short list!!) but will try and get some friends and family to make the event!!

jbrink01
10-16-2012, 02:42 PM
Gateway BBQ will be there.........planning to bring out the "Insane Can Posse".....

sweetheatbbq
10-16-2012, 02:53 PM
Gateway BBQ will be there.........planning to bring out the "Insane Can Posse".....
There goes my teams chances at grand!

jgarcia
10-16-2012, 02:54 PM
Pretty excited to do a comp so close to home. With the health permit needed are we not allowed to cook food for friends that come up to visit?

This is the answer I received:
Friends have never been an issue. By definition, a friend wouldn't be general public or someone which the team would regard as a stranger.

That being said I'll try and attach the health forms, and they should be up at the website soon.

jbrink01
10-16-2012, 03:39 PM
There goes my teams chances at grand!

Not so fast. Insane Can Clown #3 get's drunk and throws bricks. If he hits the chicken man in the head early in the day, we don't stand a chance......How's that for a messed up sentence?

nthole
10-16-2012, 03:42 PM
This is literally down the street from me but once again a bad weekend. Gaaah. However, I'll be there Friday night with some brews after trunk or treat and maybe Saturday AM.

jbrink01
10-16-2012, 03:50 PM
Saturday with Bloody Mary's would be nice. We plan to arrive around 6am ish.....

nthole
10-16-2012, 03:53 PM
I could probably do that. I'm cooking for the trunk or treat at our church on Friday pm and our neighborhood Halloween block party on Saturday pm or I'd be there. I'd love to come down Sat AM and help ya get rolling.

sweetheatbbq
10-16-2012, 04:40 PM
Pretty funny...

jbrink01
10-16-2012, 05:26 PM
Pretty funny...

Sad part is that it's true..........

manbearpig
10-16-2012, 09:00 PM
ALL-STAR BBQ will be there there. Can't wait to see you all. Would somebody please hire B&B catering that weekend for a big job.

1 FAT HOG BBQ
10-16-2012, 09:59 PM
Just reading the rules and reg...I would like to do the backyard comp, I have a Ole Hickory Pit that uses propane/wood, and that is ok. Thanks in advance!

jbrink01
10-16-2012, 10:29 PM
Run the OHP on wood only.......?

jgarcia
10-17-2012, 08:35 AM
Just reading the rules and reg...I would like to do the backyard comp, I have a Ole Hickory Pit that uses propane/wood, and that is ok. Thanks in advance!

From the rules & regulations
6) Teams may cook on any grill they choose, such as propane, wood, or charcoal. (Yet we discourage
propane.) Electric heat sources are not allowed. Propane and electric starters are allowed.
7) Fires shall consist of wood, pellets or charcoal. No lighter fluids of any kind are allowed. Teams using
such items are subject to disqualification. All open fire pits must be approved by the local fire marshal.
Teams must maintain a five (5) foot safety clearance away from all smokers, grills, and/or approved
open fires.

E Mellow
10-17-2012, 02:42 PM
We will be out there again this year. Looking forward to the new location. It sounds like our restaurant and team will be in 2 spaces? since we are vending out of one and cooking out of the other.

This is always a great contest, it looks like this will be our last cook of the year.

Big_AL
10-17-2012, 06:30 PM
Good luck to everyone. I'm out....missed too many of the boys Saturday soccer games already.

Is the trick or trunk worth bringing the kids out for on Friday?

Brewmaster
10-18-2012, 08:29 AM
Saturday with Bloody Mary's would be nice. We plan to arrive around 6am ish.....

I plead the 5th on the brick tossing.

But 6am seems a bit early for a 2pm chicken turn in. I'm thinking we can sleep in a little more.

E Mellow
10-18-2012, 09:29 AM
Good luck to everyone. I'm out....missed too many of the boys Saturday soccer games already.

Is the trick or trunk worth bringing the kids out for on Friday?

I have not seen the event flier for this year. In the past they had a booth decorating contest and many of the teams gave out candy in addition to the trunk or treat. There is a people's choice contest Friday night also...

nthole
10-18-2012, 10:22 AM
Oh wow, didn't even notice that. Turn in times don't start till 2p.

jbrink01
10-18-2012, 08:42 PM
Nathan - Right you are. Arrive about 8?

E Mellow
10-23-2012, 11:01 AM
Nathan - Right you are. Arrive about 8?

Right now they are saying 50% chance of rain Friday night... this 8am concept has more merit to it than I originally thought. I might have to borrow the idea

sweetheatbbq
10-23-2012, 02:03 PM
Is there something special that is required for holding the meat after taking it off the smoker? I generally use some dry coolers but after talking to the health board with getting my permit they say that isn't sufficient. Thanks for the help.

Brewmaster
10-23-2012, 02:29 PM
We have passed using a Cambro. Did they call you?

sweetheatbbq
10-23-2012, 02:38 PM
We have passed using a Cambro. Did they call you?
Yeah they called today. Where can I pick up a cambro? I see them online at Sams but they won't get shipped in time.

vexter1
10-23-2012, 03:49 PM
Rest. Depot usually carries them in stock. On Manchester close to Hampton downtown.

Nomanerz
10-23-2012, 03:54 PM
I'll be making the trek out from KC...does anyone know if I can trim the meat ahead of time and vacuum seal it under SLBS rules? This will be my first SLBS comp.

nthole
10-23-2012, 07:47 PM
Oh man... another dreaded 'county inspected' contest! That was a hoot in Hazelwood! That chick had noooo sense of humor.

E Mellow
10-23-2012, 11:57 PM
I'll be making the trek out from KC...does anyone know if I can trim the meat ahead of time and vacuum seal it under SLBS rules? This will be my first SLBS comp.

Artie, the SLBS meat prep rules are basically the same as KCBS. Trimming in advance is fine... no marinades, brines, injections, ect. until after meat inspection.

Brewmaster
10-24-2012, 10:35 AM
Oh man... another dreaded 'county inspected' contest! That was a hoot in Hazelwood! That chick had noooo sense of humor.

Neil's opinion of the Government.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/ngrodeon/IMAG0951.jpg

Brewmaster
10-24-2012, 10:42 AM
I don't see the health department making it out in the rain on Friday.

nthole
10-24-2012, 11:05 AM
Burn baby burn... inspector infeeerrno... burn baby burn...

MaximumJEFF
10-25-2012, 02:58 AM
Damn. Wish I had seen this sooner

sweetheatbbq
10-26-2012, 09:14 AM
Anyone know if we are allowed show up and get set up before 3pm?

Brewmaster
10-26-2012, 01:48 PM
Anyone know if we are allowed show up and get set up before 3pm?

Don't know. Also don't know when the cooks meeting is. And I'm still waiting for my call from the health department.

Bob in St. Louis
12-30-2012, 02:49 PM
Hey guys, I'm sorry to bump and old thread, but this seemed like the largest gahtering of STL fellas.
Is there a website that lists the STL comps for next year?
I've never been to one, and would like to come and bring my family.

Thanks!

sweetheatbbq
12-31-2012, 08:03 AM
www.stlouisbbqsociety.com There is only one competition on the schedule right now on the website but they have about 10 planned for the year. The one coming up in a couple weeks in Webster will have lots of food for spectators.

Southern Home Boy
12-31-2012, 08:24 AM
Yeah, the one currently listed is the Freeze Que. From what I read it is mandatory that you cook at least five EXTRA slabs of ribs (cut in half length-wise to create "riblets") and 10# of "chicken portions" (whaterver those may be) all of which are provided by the contest organizer.

The mandatory part pretty much rules out anyone with smaller cookers and smaller teams who don't have the bandwidth to deal with a lot of extra prep work and product presentation.

I won't be going to this one as I'm a one-man show with a couple of UDSs to cook with.

Bob in St. Louis
12-31-2012, 08:26 AM
Oh cool, that's what I'm looking for! Thank you!!
I didn't think about asking about there being food for spectators.
I assumed there would be (as a cost, of course). Good to know.

See you fellas there, and sorry of this was off topic.

oig2scout
12-31-2012, 05:41 PM
Looked on the St. Louis BBQ site and didn't see anything for January....can anybody provide sign up info?