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jketron
02-17-2013, 05:56 PM
Lets chat compsite setup (basics)

My first site is a 20x20. I'm planning on two 10x10 canopies, two 8 foot tables, small table next to smoker.

I"ve read here about having to bring 3 tubs for cleaning, whats the story with this (true, not true) soapy, sanitize, rinse... I've got them, do I need them?

Hot water? I'm thinking about the Coleman setup? if the Coleman setup what the other gadgets needed to make it all that better, adapter for large propane tank... pump...????

There is power at this event, I"ll bring a 25 foot 12g extension cord, surge protector, 2 clamp on lights for at night, a 10' extension for knife or whatever.

I'm going to bring 6 buckets with the 2 10x10 canopy setup to hold it down in the wind if needed. Lets hope my first event is smooth so I can focus on smoking and not the weather

Rub'n Wood BBQ
02-17-2013, 06:10 PM
Your thought on the three tubs is correct - bring them all. In a STLBS tourney last year, we got checked on our "3 comp sink". Make some PVC table extenders for your tables - at least one should be raised. Your back will thank you.

$billBBQ
02-17-2013, 06:20 PM
you should check out this thread - it helped me a lot with my 1st comp last year
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=191459&postcount=3

the check list helps a ton when you are packing so you don;t forget anything.

3 bays sinks are a must!!

2 things we wished we had for the 1st comp was rope lighting to put around the top of one of 10x10 (work lights give off really bad shadows). also a small bungee cord to use a paper towel holder was a another great idea we added to our check list.



good luck

fnbish
02-17-2013, 06:37 PM
Everyone is different, but I would say bring more extension cords and make one 100ft or at least 50ft. Sometimes power is close and sometimes it is not. I bring 1 100ft, 1 50ft, and 1 25ft along with a few surge protectors. Good luck.

cpw
02-17-2013, 07:52 PM
Bring a hose too if there's going to be water provided. We always bring a splitter just in case also.

jketron
02-17-2013, 08:43 PM
I didn't see that water was available for me to have at my space. I believe there will be water for me to get and bring back.

Silverton Casino BBQ is my first comp at the end of March.

I love the rope light idea, I'll grab some online or Home Depot. Any don't when it comes to buying them?

jketron
02-17-2013, 08:43 PM
I will definitely get some PVC tube to make the table taller, that sounds like a back saver.

Pole D
02-18-2013, 10:56 AM
Raising the tables, bungee cord for the towels and light rope are all great ideas.

We don't use 3 tubs. We go disposable as much as we can (cutting boards etc.). We have a set of knives/utensils for pre and post cook and as they get dirty, they get wiped down with clorox wipes and placed in a container to take home to clean. Its just been our experience that cleaning at home is much easier.

JS-TX
02-18-2013, 11:09 AM
Is the 3 sink thing a KCBS or local HD requirement?

Pole D
02-18-2013, 11:14 AM
I honestly don't know. Never has the hd come by our tent. I would think if it was a KCBS thing someone would have said something.

bwsy2k
02-18-2013, 11:32 AM
I agree on the variety of Extension cords. The last contest I was at the power hookup was right behind my cook site. but there were people who were running extension cords prob 75ft or more

cdkeach
02-18-2013, 12:41 PM
Is the 3 sink thing a KCBS or local HD requirement?

Never seen it enforced but KCBS rule 17.d. reads "Sanitizing of work area should be implemented with the use of a bleach/water rinse (one cap/gallon of water). Each contestant will provide a separate container for washing, rinsing and sanitizing of utensils."

I honestly can't imagine functioning without a sink and hot water.

Bob S
02-18-2013, 01:01 PM
We have been asked many times during inspection to show our 3 compartment cleaning setup. We use 3 bus tubs from RD and last year added the Coleman hot water heater. I would never take the risk of not having them on site at a comp.

Rub'n Wood BBQ
02-18-2013, 01:01 PM
Thinking back, the 3-comp sink was a local health dept thing (st louis county). We bring three, but usually end up with one with soap, one with rinse water and the other acting as our pantry or filled full of pulled pork.

For extension chords - the more the better. I would plan to have a couple of long ones. We do one where we run a 50' connected to a 25' just to get to our site (of course, I think I usually forget to pay for it every year). Having a couple of shorter ones to run your equipment is handy as well. Better to plan for everything unless it is a comp and location you have done before.

Pig Headed
02-18-2013, 01:20 PM
Don't forget the fire extinguisher!!

Stoke&Smoke
02-18-2013, 01:49 PM
Yep! that's another that is only occaisionally enforced , but you want to have it if they decide to check, and its a good idea anyway

jketron
02-18-2013, 02:24 PM
I've got three pans I'll take with me, they will sub as storage too when not at a comp.

Rub'n Wood BBQ
02-18-2013, 02:39 PM
This is true, you will get nailed for not having that before the 3-comp sink.

rolfejr
02-18-2013, 03:04 PM
Random items we found useful:



Zip ties - all sizes- good for so many things I can't count
Roll of plastic table cover
We use the work lights on a string with the plastic cages with 60 watt bulbs (HD -Lowes) - they are spaced 10 feet apart so one makes a perfect fit on two 10 by 10 canopies.
We fill a 10 gallon igloo with hot water from the tank at home. It lasts a surprisingly long time and we top it off from time to time with an electric tea kettle. Hot water all comp long
Small butane cooktop (like the omelet guys use) great for heating sauce, making breakfast, etc...
Don't forget to put a small tool kit together for those unexpected modifications. Hammer, snips, scissors, all have saved the day for us

You will learn more from your first comp when you see the stuff you didn't really need.

dmprantz
02-18-2013, 03:39 PM
I love the rope light idea, I'll grab some online or Home Depot. Any don't when it comes to buying them?

I like "rope lights" instead of "string lights." The plastic covering makes it easier to feed them through places and not get tangled in general. I like "cold white" instead of "warm white" because it's brighter. LED is nice because you don't have to worry about bulbs going out. With two 10x10s, you'll want 60 ft probably. I've used the lights from Home Depot that they carry year round, but I like to wait until just before or after Christmas and buy the bright LED rope lights on sale.

Don't forget some kind of spray on cleaner (409, etc) for your work surface. It's also handy to repeatedly cover your work surface with aluminum foil.

dmp

TomB
02-18-2013, 03:45 PM
Disposable table covers from dollar store


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Cast Iron Chef
02-18-2013, 03:46 PM
I didn't see that water was available for me to have at my space. I believe there will be water for me to get and bring back.

Silverton Casino BBQ is my first comp at the end of March.

I love the rope light idea, I'll grab some online or Home Depot. Any don't when it comes to buying them?

I plan on competing at the Silverton. I'm in my second year so feel free to stop by and ask questions. There should be a few teams from Nevada, they will gladly help you.

Pole D
02-18-2013, 06:08 PM
Never seen it enforced but KCBS rule 17.d. reads "Sanitizing of work area should be implemented with the use of a bleach/water rinse (one cap/gallon of water). Each contestant will provide a separate container for washing, rinsing and sanitizing of utensils."

I honestly can't imagine functioning without a sink and hot water.


So would 3 disposable aluminum pans meet the requirements?

jketron
02-18-2013, 07:34 PM
I like "rope lights" instead of "string lights." The plastic covering makes it easier to feed them through places and not get tangled in general. I like "cold white" instead of "warm white" because it's brighter. LED is nice because you don't have to worry about bulbs going out. With two 10x10s, you'll want 60 ft probably. I've used the lights from Home Depot that they carry year round, but I like to wait until just before or after Christmas and buy the bright LED rope lights on sale.

Don't forget some kind of spray on cleaner (409, etc) for your work surface. It's also handy to repeatedly cover your work surface with aluminum foil.

dmp


How does that look for rope lights?

Amazon.com: 50'ft Cool White 2-wire LED Rope Light Home Outdoor Christmas Flexible Holiday Lighting 100v: Patio, Lawn & Garden

jketron
02-18-2013, 07:38 PM
I plan on competing at the Silverton. I'm in my second year so feel free to stop by and ask questions. There should be a few teams from Nevada, they will gladly help you.


I'll stop by and say hi or please stop over. I'll try and figure out who everyone is.

dmprantz
02-18-2013, 08:20 PM
How does that look for rope lights?

Amazon.com: 50'ft Cool White 2-wire LED Rope Light Home Outdoor Christmas Flexible Holiday Lighting 100v: Patio, Lawn & Garden (http://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Christmas-Flexible-Holiday-Lighting/dp/B009QBGITG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1361236819&sr=8-5&keywords=rope+lights+led+50%27)

Those are the exact style of lights that I like, but I cheaped out and bought them on sale. With you have two 10x10s, that may not be enough. It's also good if the extension cord comes off so that you can connect one strand to the next. In the end, if you don't mind spending that much on them, those should be what you want (or at least what I would want). Others may have differing opinions.

dmp

boogiesnap
02-18-2013, 08:33 PM
an alternative site lighting:

http://www.google.com/shopping/product/1390278627218918470?q=coleman%20led%20lamp&hl=en&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42661473,d.cGE&biw=1024&bih=509&sa=X&ei=juMiUe6yH6fDigLS7YGYBg&ved=0CHgQ8wIwBA

throws plenty of light and the versatility of 4 indepensant lights is very valuable. plus, no need for AC.

with 2 canopies you'd probably need 2 however, but will give you a stonge light in the places you need it when you need it than rope.

Rub'n Wood BBQ
02-19-2013, 09:13 AM
Not necessarily an attractive option, but cheap and effective. I use two - one in each pop up - with 60 watt bulbs.

http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical-Electrical-Tools-Accessories-Work-Lights/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbm8p/R-100354520/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051#.USOWa6XqmPs

Cast Iron Chef
02-20-2013, 05:42 PM
I'll stop by and say hi or please stop over. I'll try and figure out who everyone is.

If your coming in for that one you should check out Best Dam BBQ in Boulder City Memorial Day weekend. Very nice event. Our NVBBQA has a pot luck for all the teams.