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Smokin Hoggz
07-17-2013, 01:57 PM
Just curious, because I know the times can vary from contest to contest and rep to rep. My feeling is they should start around 8-9AM on the day before turn-ins. thoughts???

Stoke&Smoke
07-17-2013, 02:12 PM
KCBS meat inspections guide states...
"The meat inspector should be on site the morning before the contest (normally Friday). We recommend 9:00 AM but NOT LATER than 11:00 AM. They should record the teams that have been inspected and insure all meats from all teams are included."

G$
07-17-2013, 02:15 PM
I can never recall having an inspection available that early.

ique
07-17-2013, 03:29 PM
At NEBS contests... 2-5 seems more common

fnbish
07-17-2013, 03:57 PM
At KCBS around GA most start 9-10am. I don't ever recall them being much past that.

sdbbq1234
07-17-2013, 04:08 PM
Of the 7 cops we have attended, I would say inspection started by 10:00. We usually don't get there before that. And when we do get there around 10:00 or later, they have already begun.

wallace

HarleyGirl14226
07-17-2013, 06:47 PM
The Muller's (in NY) have been getting people as they arrive lately - which is awesome.

Red Valley BBQ
07-17-2013, 06:54 PM
The Muller's (in NY) have been getting people as they arrive lately - which is awesome.

Yes, but asking if I want my meat inspected before I even shut the engine off is a bit much. :grin: Just kidding, The Muller's do a great job!!

Smokin Hoggz
07-17-2013, 08:00 PM
Thanks all!!! I was just asking cause the contest I'm going to this weekend, we were told meat inspection was going to start at noon time......... considering teams can arrive the day before inspections, the reps should be on site the morning of inspections!!!!

Muzzlebrake
07-17-2013, 08:01 PM
At NEBS contests... 2-5 seems more common

But isn't that usually on Friday for Sunday turn ins?

Most contests I go to it seems someone is usually ready to inspect shortly after I get there and more often than not before I'm completely setup.

wags
07-17-2013, 08:29 PM
Thanks all!!! I was just asking cause the contest I'm going to this weekend, we were told meat inspection was going to start at noon time......... considering teams can arrive the day before inspections, the reps should be on site the morning of inspections!!!!

Hey Bill, noontime? Really? Are the reps required to do the inspection? At monadnock I was inspected by someone else. I Told a new guy on our team he could probably start injecting by 930. Hope this changes.

Mike Wagner
Quittin' Time! BBQ

Slamdunkpro
07-17-2013, 08:37 PM
Thanks all!!! I was just asking cause the contest I'm going to this weekend, we were told meat inspection was going to start at noon time......... considering teams can arrive the day before inspections, the reps should be on site the morning of inspections!!!!
I saw this too though it was a little on the late side.

CivilWarBBQ
07-18-2013, 05:49 AM
Meat inspection at contests I supervise begins promptly at 8AM on Friday (never earlier).

Depending on the number of inspectors working and team readiness it may take a few minutes to get to everybody, but we do a fair job of getting each team taken care of within about 15 minutes of their request to have their meat checked.

Crash
07-18-2013, 06:58 AM
Kind of off topic, but we did an IBCA event in CA in 2008 where there were no reps to inspect meat. One of the competitors took it upon themselves to do the meat inspection of all teams.

Everyone was 100% cool with it.

wmaes47
07-18-2013, 07:45 AM
Thanks all!!! I was just asking cause the contest I'm going to this weekend, we were told meat inspection was going to start at noon time......... considering teams can arrive the day before inspections, the reps should be on site the morning of inspections!!!!


The meat inspection is not the responsibility of the KCBS Contest Representative...

A meat inspector is to be assigned by the comp organizer, with times for inspection to be set by the competition organizer...

This meat inspector is to report back to the organizer or Reps, but that is not specified in the rules...

musicmanryann
07-18-2013, 08:25 AM
That is a little late, especially if there are a lot of teams to go through. I would share this feedback directly with the organizer, and/or fill out a contest evaluation. Hopefully it gets better for you next year.

ModelMaker
07-18-2013, 08:43 AM
7) All competition meats shall be inspected by the Official
Meat Inspector during the times established by the contest
organizer but not prior to the day before judging. Once the
competition meat has been inspected, it shall not leave the
contest site.

He said Official Meat Inspector he he he
Ed

smokeisgood
07-18-2013, 09:10 AM
I'm not even sure why they bother with a meat inspection, it's all a ruse. If someone is going to cheat, they will just have it hidden in a different cooler or in the fridge in the motorhome. Really, what's the point?

Smokin Hoggz
07-18-2013, 10:32 AM
The meat inspection is not the responsibility of the KCBS Contest Representative...

A meat inspector is to be assigned by the comp organizer, with times for inspection to be set by the competition organizer...

This meat inspector is to report back to the organizer or Reps, but that is not specified in the rules...


Around here in the Northeast the KCBS reps are the ones who have been doing all the meat inpections.

Vince RnQ
07-18-2013, 10:34 AM
I can never recall having an inspection available that early.

Hell, you're not even packed and ready to travel by then!

Vince RnQ
07-18-2013, 10:39 AM
Kind of off topic, but we did an IBCA event in CA in 2008 where there were no reps to inspect meat. One of the competitors took it upon themselves to do the meat inspection of all teams.

Everyone was 100% cool with it.

From the IBCA website:

"IBCA recommends that competition meat be subject to inspection at cook-offs by the Promoter or his representative."

According to this, meat inspection is only recommended, not required. It is up to the contest organizer to decide if there will be a meat inspection.

G$
07-18-2013, 05:09 PM
Hell, you're not even packed and ready to travel by then!

Your statement implies I am ever "ready". :wink:

CBQ
07-18-2013, 06:25 PM
Around here in the Northeast the KCBS reps are the ones who have been doing all the meat inpections.

They do, and I prefer that because its consistent from contest to contest, and I'm not sure some of the organizers would know a pork collar if they saw one, but KCBS says the organizer has to inspect or designate someone. In NEBS land, the reps are willing to do it so the organizers designate them.

Maybe that isn't the case this weekend.

Muzzlebrake
07-18-2013, 10:06 PM
All competition meats shall be inspected by the Official Meat Inspector during the times established by the contest organizer but not prior to the day before judging.

Well that's interesting........

TheJackal
07-18-2013, 10:15 PM
but not prior to the day before judging.

Well that's interesting........

I've asked more than once and have been denied every single time.

CBQ
07-19-2013, 06:53 AM
All competition meats shall be inspected by the Official Meat Inspector during the times established by the contest organizer but not prior to the day before judging.

Well that's interesting........

Ya, pretty much a 24 hour time limit on seasoning your meat.

Muzzlebrake
07-19-2013, 09:06 AM
I never paid any attention really but now that I think about it I have seen the reps do 2 separate meat inspections at NEBS/KCBS contests when people get there on Friday.