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Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
06-02-2013, 10:14 AM
We cooked for a schoarship fundraiser yesterday and Carolyn Wells, from KCBS, and Brett Hanley, From BBQ Guru, were in attendance. Long story short, there will be a KCBS sanctioned event, next spring, in Huntsville, Texas.

Pitmaster T
06-02-2013, 02:21 PM
Oh Black Jesus here they freaking come. I never thought I'd see the day. Everybody brush up on their grass judging skills.

GrillsGoneWild
06-02-2013, 03:24 PM
Oh Black Jesus here they freaking come. I never thought I'd see the day. Everybody brush up on their grass judging skills.

They're going to have to find enough judges first.....

Smoke'n Ice
06-02-2013, 04:43 PM
If held at the DOC facility, there may be some CBJ's in residence. At least it would be a 'captive' crew of judges with 'coolers'. :twisted:

Pitmaster T
06-02-2013, 07:30 PM
I was almost ready to start judging again. I bet I would be blocked from the KCBS classes. LOL

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
06-03-2013, 09:38 AM
It's been confirmed that the cook off will be held at our local fair grounds. That means teams will have power and water.

luke duke
06-03-2013, 12:42 PM
Better tell the local stores to stock up on parsley, sugar and muffin pans.

Pitmaster T
06-03-2013, 01:55 PM
better tell the local stores to stock up on parsley, sugar and muffin pans.


lol ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

caseydog
06-03-2013, 02:10 PM
When did Huntsville move to the coast? :confused:

CD

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
06-03-2013, 02:31 PM
When did Huntsville move to the coast? :confused:

CD
It ain't but a hop skip and a jump to Galveston. LOL

Smoke'n Ice
06-03-2013, 06:14 PM
Down 45 which has been under construction since Christ was a corporal. You also have to get by Houston on 610 and the 59 split. Good luck on all of the issues. Now to find a few judges which do not exist in that area except in the jp courts (I did not say GOOD).

There are a few loops outside the 610 but they cost money and may or may not be under construction and allow you to get to Galveston providing the Trinity is not in flood stage.

Smoke'n Ice
06-03-2013, 06:26 PM
It's been confirmed that the cook off will be held at our local fair grounds. That means teams will have power and water.

Are we saving some poor innocent soul from his just rewards with our use of the power? Are we depriving some poor innocent souls of water in his diet? You do know that Huntsville is the largest purveyor of lost souls to the nether world?:drama:

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
06-04-2013, 12:40 PM
It's going to be my first KCBS comp, so the questions are fixing to start flying!

djqualls
06-04-2013, 09:50 PM
[QUOTE=Now to find a few judges which do not exist in that area except in the jp courts (I did not say GOOD)..[/QUOTE]

We'll bring a couple of car loads from Oklahoma to keep it fair! :caked:

jmoney7269
06-04-2013, 10:33 PM
So what is the date? Approx?

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
06-05-2013, 07:37 AM
So what is the date? Approx?
They're shooting for February 28-March 1. And folks can start setting up the night of the 27th. Turn ins will be Saturday and they're more than likely going to have a kid's Que also. There will be a concert (Texas Country) also.

Sawdustguy
06-05-2013, 11:23 AM
You don't have to garnish your box, use sauce or make it sweet but then again you probably wouldn't win.

RangerJ
06-05-2013, 01:00 PM
I'll take water, power, feedback no matter where I place and typically a better pay day anyday I can get it.

If you don't like the garnish in the box, don't put it in there, pretty simple.

Since your not limited to your number of pieces like in IBCA, fill the box up and make it look full.

What's hilarious is, I've yet to go to an IBCA / Texas contest and see someone with just a box of kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper for their meats. I see just as many commercial rubs as at the KCBS events and just as many bottles of sauce,bags of brown sugar and blue bottles.

RangerJ
06-05-2013, 01:05 PM
It's going to be my first KCBS comp, so the questions are fixing to start flying!

Here are some of your answers:

A - the internet and this site are your friend.
B - Practice, Practice, Practice
C - yes, 30 minute windows for 4 meats is a b**ch the first time.

Also, why wait? Bedford, Texas over Labor Day weekend is a well run competition that has been growing in overall numbers and quality of teams.

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
06-05-2013, 01:27 PM
Here are some of your answers:

A - the internet and this site are your friend.
B - Practice, Practice, Practice
C - yes, 30 minute windows for 4 meats is a b**ch the first time.

Also, why wait? Bedford, Texas over Labor Day weekend is a well run competition that has been growing in overall numbers and quality of teams.
I'm already doing the Winnie Rice Festival in September. It would be a nice one to go to. I might have to sweet talk Momma! lol

RangerJ
06-05-2013, 04:00 PM
Have you ever been to Winnie? The competition or the town?

I've cooked Winnie and had my wife there...

She'll go to Bedford every year, I'll just leave it at that.

Good luck to you wherever you go.

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
06-05-2013, 04:47 PM
I duck hunt in Winnie, but have never cooked there. Is it that bad?

jmoney7269
06-05-2013, 11:45 PM
I'll take water, power, feedback no matter where I place and typically a better pay day anyday I can get it.

If you don't like the garnish in the box, don't put it in there, pretty simple.

Since your not limited to your number of pieces like in IBCA, fill the box up and make it look full.

What's hilarious is, I've yet to go to an IBCA / Texas contest and see someone with just a box of kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper for their meats. I see just as many commercial rubs as at the KCBS events and just as many bottles of sauce,bags of brown sugar and blue bottles.
I second all of this! But I still hate the garnish! It's stupid and alot of good plates that could have won get diminished from just a decent garnish to none at all. Here is where I disagree with ya bro, I don't see any kcbs teams trying Texas cook offs? Or should I say successful in winning GC's In both. There would be some folks in desperate need of some tissues :boxing:

jmoney7269
06-05-2013, 11:49 PM
Speaking of tissues, I plan on giving you back the box you borrowed me last year in Columbus this weekend if ya coming! :boxing:

big matt
06-06-2013, 01:07 AM
I second all of this! But I still hate the garnish! It's stupid and alot of good plates that could have won get diminished from just a decent garnish to none at all. Here is where I disagree with ya bro, I don't see any kcbs teams trying Texas cook offs? Or should I say successful in winning GC's In both. There would be some folks in desperate need of some tissues :boxing:

This is laughable man..I'll tell you the reason kcbs cooks don't cook Texas..there aren't any comps there(KCBS)or very few..secondly you guys have how many bodies down there?..5-6?..so how the hell do you determine the best in TX?..I know one guy that can win both and he's got 122 GC's to prove it Ronnie Wade..other than him and Trigg most of you TX cooks stay in Tx and don't travel or cook out of state..how bout this if your BBQ is so big and bad why don't you come cook elsewhere..and tissue?come on man we all know there is no crying in BBQ!

jmoney7269
06-06-2013, 06:18 AM
The tissues are a inside joke between me and my buddy Jason, and goes way back with RangerJ to the txbbqrub forum. I would love to try to cook elsewhere but the local cook offs within 100 miles pay damn good and between 30-120 teams usually at all of them. Life lemme rephrase that WIFE doesn't lemme travel too far at the moment, but we are cooking a kcbs in October 122 grands is bad ass. We have 11 but that's in 3 years on average 6-8 cook offs a year.

Pitmaster T
06-06-2013, 06:28 AM
Now here this: JMONEY... stop messing with the punks in these posts here and all the vinegar bags on here and get into that competition. If you don't do this one... I will NEVER forgive you.

You have mad skills dude! Don't get mixed up in all the little ankle biters that get smacked down for jumpin up!

PM me and I will tell you my plan for Huntsville.

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
06-06-2013, 07:48 AM
This is laughable man..I'll tell you the reason kcbs cooks don't cook Texas..there aren't any comps there(KCBS)or very few..secondly you guys have how many bodies down there?..5-6?..so how the hell do you determine the best in TX?..I know one guy that can win both and he's got 122 GC's to prove it Ronnie Wade..other than him and Trigg most of you TX cooks stay in Tx and don't travel or cook out of state..how bout this if your BBQ is so big and bad why don't you come cook elsewhere..and tissue?come on man we all know there is no crying in BBQ!
The reason most Texas cooks stay in Texas is because some of us can travel hours in any direction and never get close to the state line. I don't think some people realize how much area Texas covers. That's probably the reason for so many sanctioning bodies too.

J$ & Pitmaster T, if y'all are coming, holler at me. I live about 20 minutes from where they're having the comp.

jmoney7269
06-06-2013, 08:02 AM
The reason most Texas cooks stay in Texas is because some of us can travel hours in any direction and never get close to the state line. I don't think some people realize how much area Texas covers. That's probably the reason for so many sanctioning bodies too.

J$ & Pitmaster T, if y'all are coming, holler at me. I live about 20 minutes from where they're having the comp.

I'm coming for sure next year. Sounds fun
Yeah it's nice to just get on the Internet, look for a Cookoff and find 10 within a 100 mile radius. :laugh:
Ya know what they say is true "driving sunrise to sunset, still ain't left Texas yet!
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/justinmargist/763C6536-BE7E-4167-B6D3-74163836A602-1039-00000184550695DA.jpg

big matt
06-06-2013, 09:12 AM
Now here this: JMONEY... stop messing with the punks in these posts here and all the vinegar bags on here and get into that competition. If you don't do this one... I will NEVER forgive you.

You have mad skills dude! Don't get mixed up in all the little ankle biters that get smacked down for jumpin up!

PM me and I will tell you my plan for Huntsville.

Hahaha vinegar bags and ankle biters..and trust me ain't nobody gonna smack me down..I'd love to see you try!

big matt
06-06-2013, 09:18 AM
The reason most Texas cooks stay in Texas is because some of us can travel hours in any direction and never get close to the state line. I don't think some people realize how much area Texas covers. That's probably the reason for so many sanctioning bodies too.

J$ & Pitmaster T, if y'all are coming, holler at me. I live about 20 minutes from where they're having the comp.

I wasn't trying to bash Tx in ANY way..to me Texas is it's own world when it comes to comp BBQ and BBQ in general..so much history and styles all inside one state which is pretty dam cool IMO..and I understand about state size as well it would take 20+ hrs to go from one end to the other(Ca)and I do get travel time and all..if there were more KCBS comps down there I'm sure you'd see a LOT more KCBS cooks make the trip down..ours included.

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
06-06-2013, 09:30 AM
I didn't start this thread to have a pissing match on it. I'm excited that KCBS is going to have an event in my hometown. Lets just get back on topic. Thanks.

RangerJ
06-06-2013, 11:05 AM
Speaking of tissues, I plan on giving you back the box you borrowed me last year in Columbus this weekend if ya coming! :boxing:

No, I was coming to defend my honor but I've got an opportunity to vend at a hot local establishment. So, I decided to take guaranteed money versus hoping I hit. Contracting Job went away so the bills have got to get paid.

I second all of this! But I still hate the garnish! It's stupid and alot of good plates that could have won get diminished from just a decent garnish to none at all. Here is where I disagree with ya bro, I don't see any kcbs teams trying Texas cook offs? Or should I say successful in winning GC's In both. There would be some folks in desperate need of some tissues :boxing:

But your only speaking to this from seeing it online, not first hand experience and as I've said before, you've done quite well in your 3 years, you need to broaden your horizons. If you plan on taking that Royal invitation, I suggest you find a KCBS event prior.

I can assure you, none of the times I blew something to be out of the money in a KCBS event was because of my apperance scores. Taste or Tenderness or a combo of low scores in those everytime. The best part is, I have the scores to reference it, all the way back to my very first cook off in 2009.

As for them coming here and the plethora of cook offs here, again, at some point you have to say I've got $xxxx.xx in this hobby, I need to go where at least I can have the chance at making a buck or two. And of course, power and water is nice. Most of the cookoffs on any weekend have very small payouts and many times no water or power. So what's in it for them to travel all the way here?

Maybe my POV is askew since I started cooking in Arizona / KCBS before moving back to Texas? I like the relaxed turn in times, I like the 1/2 chickens and I'm thankful that there are cook offs everyweekend with some modicum of organization but I hope KCBS gets more events in Texas.

YMMV.

jmoney7269
06-06-2013, 12:14 PM
Aww shucks! I understand about taking guaranteed money on a job though. Shoot that Columbus is a good paying Cookoff if you figure in the jackpot fajitas, pintos and chefs choice, 3 meat categories with IBCA matching it, the Calcutta, a man could make a couple $grand$ if he's on. All of our food besides chicken is always cambro'd so I'm not worried bout the stacked turn ins. Yeah your not gonna find every Cookoff to pay out well, but that's why you select the ones that do and don't waste your time on the ones that pay scraps. Especially ones out of state.

RangerJ
06-06-2013, 12:41 PM
Aww shucks! I understand about taking guaranteed money on a job though. Shoot that Columbus is a good paying Cookoff if you figure in the jackpot fajitas, pintos and chefs choice, 3 meat categories with IBCA matching it, the Calcutta, a man could make a couple $grand$ if he's on. .

I think I left with $1100 last year. I'll give you another shot, just not sure when I'll be cooking a competition again.

Pretty solid crowd this year, good luck!

big matt
06-06-2013, 12:41 PM
Aww shucks! I understand about taking guaranteed money on a job though. Shoot that Columbus is a good paying Cookoff if you figure in the jackpot fajitas, pintos and chefs choice, 3 meat categories with IBCA matching it, the Calcutta, a man could make a couple $grand$ if he's on. All of our food besides chicken is always cambro'd so I'm not worried bout the stacked turn ins. Yeah your not gonna find every Cookoff to pay out well, but that's why you select the ones that do and don't waste your time on the ones that pay scraps. Especially ones out of state.

How about $100,000 total payout and a full size 4 door crew cab Chevy taxes and title paid for GC?..Laughlin,Nv first week of Nov.

Or $40,000 total payout at a casino water and power to every site..10,000 to the GC Mesquite,Nv Labor Day weekend

Or 30,000 great venue and 10,000 for GC Woodlake,Ca

Those are the kinda scraps the rest of the west is going for.

RangerJ
06-06-2013, 01:06 PM
I was working on Laughlin until the steady pay check disappeared on 05/31. But it ain't over till its over. Even a blind squirrel

Pitmaster T
06-06-2013, 04:59 PM
Hahaha vinegar bags and ankle biters..and trust me ain't nobody gonna smack me down..I'd love to see you try!


One, there is no way you could prove that the douche bag I was talking about was you personally.

Two... directed at your challenge for me to try - I will also NOT say out of respect to the Original Poster ... I will NOT say that

"may I remind you I am from Texas - where as of yesterday you can get off for murdering an escort if she takes off with your money after refusing to give you sex - as long as it is in the dark. So keep that in mind as you try and figure out whether I would even get my hands bloody "trying" when you could be picked off then have some of my friends shove money in your pocket "

That would be out of line. I would never actually say that. But I just want you to be sure that I would not say that. I was talking to jmoney anyway. :boxing::caked:This is exactly the type of stuff that will make a huge pig pile thus getting this thread more attention as KCBS is kinda a cool thing to have here in Huntville. But you did not hear that from me.

Pitmaster T
06-06-2013, 05:05 PM
Hey... KCBS is coming to Huntsville.

Big Poppa
06-06-2013, 06:25 PM
I am getting some popcorn a comfy pillow and sit back and read this Hurricane Matt vs Texas. Mr T....Banning california is a hybrid of little texas and sinaloa...there is a nice starbucks there though.

Pitmaster T
06-06-2013, 06:39 PM
I am getting some popcorn a comfy pillow and sit back and read this Hurricane Matt vs Texas.

Its all for the cause. lol... I love it when I stay away for a while, come back, and everyone has forgotten.

RangerJ
06-06-2013, 07:10 PM
I am getting some popcorn a comfy pillow and sit back and read this Hurricane Matt vs Texas.

As with most Hurricanes, we'll still be here once the high winds die down...

Smoke'n Ice
06-06-2013, 07:15 PM
For what it's worth, the following cookoffs are scheduled for the same weekend:
KCBS - Shawnee, OK 371 miles away and will draw most of the OK crowd
IBCA - Ennis, TX 137 miles and just south of Dallas
Wills Point, TX 172 miles and just east of Dallas
Bossier City, LA 191 miles
Corpus Christi, TX 276 miles and will draw from Houston and south
Geronimo, TX 185 miles and will draw from Houston and west

Did not see any Lone Star or Texas Gulf Coast scheduled for that weekend yet.

There's a potential for the Sam's Club events to conflict as well.

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
06-06-2013, 07:19 PM
And there's probably going to be about 20 others too. It's Texas, there's comps every week. We are about 70 miles north of Houston which is a lot closer than Corpus or Geronimo. Every comp in Texas, every week is competing with many other comps, I'm hoping that with this one being a state qualifier it will draw plenty of teams.

luke duke
06-06-2013, 09:23 PM
What's hilarious is, I've yet to go to an IBCA / Texas contest and see someone with just a box of kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper for their meats.

You obviously haven't seen my brisket boxes.

RangerJ
06-07-2013, 08:36 AM
You obviously haven't seen my brisket boxes.

Big State, lots of comps so, no. Which is why i said "have yet".

But if its good brisket it will do fine no matter what sanctioning body.

Those that don't like the way KCBS plays don't have to participate. But I've yet to see them hold an event here where no one showed up.

hcj3rd
06-07-2013, 01:11 PM
For what it's worth, the following cookoffs are scheduled for the same weekend:
KCBS - Shawnee, OK 371 miles away and will draw most of the OK crowd
IBCA - Ennis, TX 137 miles and just south of Dallas
Wills Point, TX 172 miles and just east of Dallas
Bossier City, LA 191 miles
Corpus Christi, TX 276 miles and will draw from Houston and south
Geronimo, TX 185 miles and will draw from Houston and west

Did not see any Lone Star or Texas Gulf Coast scheduled for that weekend yet.

There's a potential for the Sam's Club events to conflict as well.
I believe HLSSR is also scheduled for that weekend at Reliant in Houston.

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
06-07-2013, 01:59 PM
I believe HLSSR is also scheduled for that weekend at Reliant in Houston.
Yes it is. But as most Texans know, short of someone dying there isn't going to be any new teams there.

JS-TX
06-07-2013, 09:02 PM
About how much are KCBS entry fees? Do they vary per comp?

SDAR
06-07-2013, 10:33 PM
About how much are KCBS entry fees? Do they vary per comp?

$250 is typical for the comps we've been in.