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rubbbq
08-02-2013, 09:00 AM
We're sold out (teams), but are still accepting help on the judging side and people's choice teams.

Admission to the event in exchange for your qualified BBQ knowledge.

Certification preferred (KCBS or MBN), but not required (email us if you think you can judge, but don't have a current cert and we'll review)

send your information to info@windycitybbqclassic.com

This event has 2 divisions:
Professional (teams cooking for the judges)
People's Choice (teams providing sampling to general public)

People's Choice GC is $5k, 2nd $2500 3rd $1000. There's no cost to sign up to be a people's choice team - your cost is providing small bbq samples (1000 portions) to the general public to compete for their vote.

http://www.windycitybbqclassic.com/peoples-choice-bbq.html

This all inclusive event includes all-you-care-to-responsibly-consume Craft Beer (Lagunitas Brewery) and cocktails (Tito's handmade). Live blues music all day, downtown Chicago on the lakefront...this is gonna be fun!

Stoke&Smoke
08-02-2013, 11:50 AM
We'll be there. Looking forward to it!

Ron_L
08-02-2013, 12:10 PM
I just received an e-mail. I'll be judging.

Stoke&Smoke
08-02-2013, 02:02 PM
The entertainment and brewers/vendors has expanded, looks to be a cool event!

rubbbq, do you know when the hog butchering demo is supposed to happen? Wouldn't mind checking that out if we aren't actively working on a box

rubbbq
08-02-2013, 02:36 PM
rubbbq, do you know when the hog butchering demo is supposed to happen? Wouldn't mind checking that out if we aren't actively working on a box

Not yet, we'll have those details in the next 10 days or so..

looking forward to a great event!

Southern Krunk BBQ Societ
08-03-2013, 09:06 AM
Southern Krunk is coming back to Chicago! Great contest with great organizers. SKBS

rubbbq
08-03-2013, 09:20 PM
Southern Krunk is coming back to Chicago! Great contest with great organizers. SKBS

Looking forward to it! Bring your A game, 4 categories this year!

cmohr74
08-05-2013, 03:41 PM
Do you have to be a KCBS judge to judge the event?

ITBFQ
08-05-2013, 04:25 PM
I'll be judging this one. Seems like a good time!

SCSmoke
08-05-2013, 06:56 PM
We will be there. Looking forward to it.

SuperQue
08-06-2013, 10:26 AM
I'll be there to judge. This looks like such a great contest that I'm foregoing another festival for this one that day. Looking forward to this one for sure!

Kave Dweller
08-30-2013, 01:37 PM
We will be there. Looking forward to it.

I'll be with him, cause I don't like cooking without Guru's.

Pig Daddy
09-01-2013, 08:47 AM
see you all there shortly.

Ron_L
09-01-2013, 08:56 AM
I'll be there around 1:00

Brewmaster
09-02-2013, 03:53 PM
Ron, sorry I missed you. We used you drum this weekend. What judging table did you sit at?

Stoke&Smoke
09-03-2013, 09:57 AM
Not posting full results because I don't have time to figure them out, but overall...

Grand - Mud's BBQ
Reserve - Second City Smoke
3rd - Backyard Hacks
4th - Husky Hog
5th - Brewmasters
6th - Rack Masters
7th - Southern Krunk
8th - Sizzlin' Burnt Ends
9th - Kalamazooo Pit Posse
10th - 2 Skinny Cooks :clap2: we did manage a 4th in brisket
11th - Game of Bones
12th - On The Sauce
13th - Big Daddy Oowee
14th - Black and Blue BBQ
15th - In Hog Heaven
16th - 4 Smoking Pigs
17th - U Bacon Me Crazy
18th - BourBonQue Chicago
19th - Oak Porkers
20th - Hawgwash
21th - The Ques
22nd - Coal Vegas
23rd - One Toke Over the Swine:rolleyes:
24th - Loan
25th - Pig Papa
26th - Mangia TV
27th - Southside Smoke
28th - Hot Cole's
29th - That's Barbecue
30th - Sticky's

All in all, a very, um, unusual contest. I only attended as a visitor last year due to health issues, but this was a much bigger undertaking and had it's share of challenges.

On the positive side - Beautiful venue, excellent availability of coal disposal and trash bins, and an outstanding meal Saturday night. Organizers did a great pig roast on top of chicken, and participants each brought a side, making for a heck of a feast! Lagunitas also provided free beer Saturday evening until around 9:30 I think. The chickens and ribs provided ( 4 chickens and 5 or 6 slabs of ribs) were very nice as well.

I was too busy cooking to be sure, but it looked like a number of vendors, particularly breweries, were no-shows. The only one we saw all weekend was Lagunitas, but I could be mistaken.

Despite the pitfalls, and there were plenty, had a great time, but was disappointed with issues with power and spaces promised vs marked. In the future, having boxes available at the cooks meeting, and not at 830 turn in morning, better enforcement of quiet time, and giving out ALL awards at the awards ceremony instead of leaving folks in limbo would go a long way toward an even better event.

Thanks to Jared for chasing us down on meat inspection, seemed like every time he came we were trying to get wrist bands, registered, or pick up our meat.

And a BIG thanks to brethren Matt (sorry I forgot your Brethren name!) who, after judging chicken and ribs (another twist to this one, one group of judges did ribs and chicken, and another did pork and brisket!) stopped by to visit and thank us for loaning him some dish soap at St. Charles earlier this year. He ended up hanging around, having a little food, and helping us clean up by doing a pan of dishes! Thanks again Matt and good luck to you and your Mrs. on the due very soon baby!

RonL also stopped by after his judging shift was over.

The bands seemed good from what I heard of them, but were drowned out near us by generators, and other teams loud music

Ron_L
09-03-2013, 10:25 AM
Ron, sorry I missed you. We used you drum this weekend. What judging table did you sit at?

I'm sorry that I missed you, too! Actually, i forgot that you were going to be tthere :oops:

Stoke&Smoke
09-03-2013, 11:30 AM
Overall
Grand - Mud's BBQ
Reserve - Second City Smoke
3rd - Backyard Hacks
4th - Husky Hog
5th - Brewmasters
6th - Rack Masters
7th - Southern Krunk
8th - Sizzlin' Burnt Ends
9th - Kalamazooo Pit Posse
10th - 2 Skinny Cooks :clap2: we did manage a 4th in brisket
11th - Game of Bones
12th - On The Sauce
13th - Big Daddy Oowee
14th - Black and Blue BBQ
15th - In Hog Heaven
16th - 4 Smoking Pigs
17th - U Bacon Me Crazy
18th - BourBonQue Chicago
19th - Oak Porkers
20th - Hawgwash
21th - The Ques
22nd - Coal Vegas
23rd - One Toke Over the Swine:rolleyes:
24th - Loan
25th - Pig Papa
26th - Mangia TV
27th - Southside Smoke
28th - Hot Cole's
29th - That's Barbecue
30th - Sticky's

Chicken
1st Second City Smoke
2nd Mud's
3rd Husky Hog
4th Big Daddy
5th Loan
6th U Bacon Me Crazy
7th On the Sauce
8th Backyard Hacks
9th Mangia.TV
10th Black and Blue
11th Southern Krunk
12th BourBonQue Chicago
13th Hawgwash
14th Rack Masters
15th Hot Cole's
16th 2 Skinny Cooks
17th Sizzlin' Burnt Ends
18th 4 Smoking Pigs
19th That's Barbecue
20th Kalamazoo Pit Posse
21st Oak Porkers
22nd Brewmasters
23rd Coal Vegas
24th Southside Smoke
25th The Ques
26th Game of Bones
27th Sticky's
28th One Toke Over The Swine
29th Pig Papa
30th In Hog Heaven

Ribs
1st Mud's
2nd Husky Hog
3rd One Toke Over The Swine
4th Southside Smoke
5th Game of Bones
6th Sizzlin' Burnt Ends
7th Brewmasters
8th Second City Smoke
9th Backyard Hacks
10th Big Daddy
11th Southern Krunk
12th The Ques Bros
13th Rack Masters
14th That's Barbecue
15th BourBonQue Chicago
16th In Hog Heaven
17th Pig Papa
18th 4 Smoking Pigs
19th Black and Blue
20th Coal Vegas
21st Southside Smoke
22nd Hawgwash
23rd U Bacon Me Crazy
24th 2 Skinny Cooks
25th Oak Porkers
26th Hot Cole's
27th Sticky's
28th On the Sauce
29th Loan BBQ
30th Mangia.TV

Pork
1st Brewmasters
2nd Backyard Hacks
3rd In Hog Heaven
4th On the Sauce
5th Second City Smoke
6th Mud's
7th Kalamazoo Pit Posse
8th Oak Porkers
9th Game of Bones
10th Sizzlin' Burnt Ends
11th Big Daddy Smokin Bones
12th Coal Vegas
13th Southern Krunk
14th Husky Hog
15th 2 Skinny Cooks
16th U Bacon Me Crazy
17th 4 Smoking Pigs
18th Rack Masters
19th Hawgwash
20th Black and Blue
21st The Ques Bros
22nd Pig Papa
23rd Southside Smoke
24th Mangia.TV
25th Loan
26th BourBonQue Chicago
27th Sticky's
28th Hot Cole's
29th That's Barbecue
30th One Toke Over The Swine

Brisket
1st Brewmasters
2nd In Hog Heaven
3rd Rack Masters
4th 2 Skinny Cooks
5th Backyard Hacks
6th Husky Hog
7th One Toke Over The Swine
8th Second City Smoke
9th Mud's
10th On the Sauce
11th Southern Krunk
12th Game of Bones
13th BourBonQue Chicago
14th Pig Papa
15th Kalamazoo Pit Posse
16th Sizzlin' Burnt Ends
17th Mangia.TV
18th Loan
19th Black and Blue
20th Oak Porkers
21st 4 Smoking Pigs
22nd The Ques
23rd U Bacon Me Crazy
24th Sticky's
25th Hot Cole's
26th Southside Smoke
27th Hawgwash
28th Big Daddy
29th Coal Vegas
30thThat's Barbecue

ITBFQ
09-03-2013, 09:15 PM
And a BIG thanks to brethren Matt (sorry I forgot your Brethren name!) who, after judging chicken and ribs (another twist to this one, one group of judges did ribs and chicken, and another did pork and brisket!) stopped by to visit and thank us for loaning him some dish soap at St. Charles earlier this year. He ended up hanging around, having a little food, and helping us clean up by doing a pan of dishes! Thanks again Matt and good luck to you and your Mrs. on the due very soon baby!



I was glad to do it! Our little guy will have his own UDS probably before he can walk.

ModelMaker
09-04-2013, 08:23 AM
Ron, sorry I missed you. We used you drum this weekend. What judging table did you sit at?


REALLY? "What table and seat did you sit at" seems to be the new "judge 6" hunt since KCBSore has made it's debut. There is a reason KCBS goes to all the trouble of a double blind judging system.
When I'm visiting cook camps I don't want to see pics of your boxes and you ain't knowin where the hell I sat.
Ed

Brewmaster
09-04-2013, 09:58 AM
REALLY? "What table and seat did you sit at" seems to be the new "judge 6" hunt since KCBSore has made it's debut. There is a reason KCBS goes to all the trouble of a double blind judging system.
When I'm visiting cook camps I don't want to see pics of your boxes and you ain't knowin where the hell I sat.
Ed


I'm sorry, but maybe you should get all the information before you start accusing me of something you know nothing about. This contest was not a KCBS contest and I am not on a "judge 6" hunt. I was actually very pleased with my results. Mainly because I got 1st place in both Pork and Brisket. This contest also had a "judge rotation", meaning one set of judges scored chicken and ribs and the other set of judges scored pork and brisket. Since there only three tables of judges, I thought there might have been a good chance he had my pork and brisket. And just so you know, I had no intention of sending him pictures of my boxes because I don't take pictures of them. I know, change is hard for some people.

Cheers,
Nate

ModelMaker
09-04-2013, 10:20 AM
I'm sorry, but maybe you should get all the information before you start accusing me of something you know nothing about. This contest was not a KCBS contest and I am not on a "judge 6" hunt. I was actually very pleased with my results. Mainly because I got 1st place in both Pork and Brisket. This contest also had a "judge rotation", meaning one set of judges scored chicken and ribs and the other set of judges scored pork and brisket. Since there only three tables of judges, I thought there might have been a good chance he had my pork and brisket. And just so you know, I had no intention of sending him pictures of my boxes because I don't take pictures of them. I know, change is hard for some people.

Cheers,
Nate

I wasn't speaking of you or your particular contest just the new game of
"which table and seat were you at" syndrome and how I alone handle the question.
Ed

Scottie
09-04-2013, 12:15 PM
No worse than a CBJ who walks up to cooks after judging and say they had your product....


But Nate was right. This was a non*sanctioned contest that did things a little different than we are used to.