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Ron_L
01-14-2014, 04:38 PM
It's time for the 2014 Annual Winter Burn in Des Plaines, IL!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

River Rand Bowl
191 S Des Plaines River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016


Winter Burnoff Entry Fee and Information

Entry Fee BEFORE JANUARY 31st : $100.00
Entry Fee AFTER JANUARY 31st : $125.00
(includes 4 categories: Sausage, Chicken, Ribs, Pork Loin/Tenderloin)


KCBS garnish rules apply

Electric: ELECTRICITY IS VERY LIMITED!! BRING EXTENSION CORDS!
Basically, electricity is first come, first served

Water: Available in the bowing alley

Turn-In Times:
Sausage 1:30pm
Chicken 2:00pm
Ribs 2:30pm
Tenderloin 3:00pm

Judging applications will be first come first served beginning midnight Feb. 1, 2013

More information and entry form are at...

http://www.kresmokers.net/

ITBFQ
01-23-2014, 12:47 PM
I am in for this one. Hope it warms up!

kwas68
01-23-2014, 01:26 PM
I'm in too! Yeah, this winter sucks.

Stoke&Smoke
01-23-2014, 03:34 PM
We paid a while ago. Sure hope it warms up just a tad, but once we're set up we should be good!

ITBFQ
01-23-2014, 03:46 PM
We paid a while ago. Sure hope it warms up just a tad, but once we're set up we should be good!

I'll do your dishes for you again if you let me warm up in the RV! :mrgreen:

Brew-B-Q
01-23-2014, 05:52 PM
We're cooking this one. Have no illusions of it warming up. Might need to start my smoker Saturday night.

Ron_L
01-23-2014, 05:56 PM
We're cooking this one. Have no illusions of it warming up. Might need to start my smoker Saturday night.

You do mean this Saturday, right?

:becky:

I am hoping to judge again this year.

Stoke&Smoke
01-24-2014, 12:14 PM
I'll do your dishes for you again if you let me warm up in the RV! :mrgreen:

LOL! No trailer to this one...we'll be there in an EZ-Up like always. Look for the one with the canvas walls.

I won't take the trailer out of its storage parking spot until May most likely

Brew-B-Q
01-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Yeah, good call Ron. If it's anything like today I'll forfeit my $100 and call it a day.

Ron_L
01-27-2014, 11:07 AM
Just a quick heads-up... The deadline for early-bird entries is Friday, January 31!

Brew-B-Q
01-27-2014, 04:13 PM
Just a quick heads-up... The deadline for early-bird entries is Friday, January 31!

Strategically placed just before the 15-day forecast becomes available :razz:

Kave Dweller
01-27-2014, 04:41 PM
i've been trying to get this one to work and it just isn't going to happen.

Ron_L
01-27-2014, 07:43 PM
Strategically placed just before the 15-day forecast becomes available :razz:

If this pattern continues it's been warmer on the weekends.

Ron_L
01-30-2014, 06:54 PM
Gratuitous bump :)

Early bird deadline is tomorrow!

rdstoll
01-30-2014, 09:33 PM
I live in Des Plaines so I may stop by if that's okay just to say hi. I want to do a comp or two or three later this year. PS what are the "key" BBQ societies and groups I should think of. Illinois BBQ society.... Anything else ?

ITBFQ
01-30-2014, 09:49 PM
I live in Des Plaines so I may stop by if that's okay just to say hi. I want to do a comp or two or three later this year. PS what are the "key" BBQ societies and groups I should think of. Illinois BBQ society.... Anything else ?

Feel free to stop by my EZ Up anytime before 1 or after 3... pretty busy in between those times getting meats ready to turn in. I might have the sides up, but I will hang my BBQ Brethren banner outside of my tent - it says Illinois This Butt's for 'Que on it - you can't miss the pig! You might want to stick around for awards, too. It is a lot of fun to watch people win trophies!

It is recommended by many people to become a KCBS certified judge. You'll take a class and get somewhat of an idea of the bbq that people are turning in at KCBS competitions, and that can help you get an idea of what to shoot for at competition.

rdstoll
01-31-2014, 04:09 PM
Feel free to stop by my EZ Up anytime before 1 or after 3... pretty busy in between those times getting meats ready to turn in. I might have the sides up, but I will hang my BBQ Brethren banner outside of my tent - it says Illinois This Butt's for 'Que on it - you can't miss the pig! You might want to stick around for awards, too. It is a lot of fun to watch people win trophies!

It is recommended by many people to become a KCBS certified judge. You'll take a class and get somewhat of an idea of the bbq that people are turning in at KCBS competitions, and that can help you get an idea of what to shoot for at competition.


Many thanks! If I can make it over I will try to stop by!

Ron_L
02-01-2014, 09:01 AM
Many thanks! If I can make it over I will try to stop by!

I'm going to be there to judge!

The judge's application is up as of this morning.

Ron_L
02-10-2014, 01:48 PM
One more bump!

The weather guessers are calling for a warmer weekend!

There is still room for more teams and they need 4-5 CBJs. Info and applications are at...

http://www.kresmokers.net/

Stoke&Smoke
02-10-2014, 03:21 PM
supposed to be around 30, that's a heat wave compared to weather of late!. surprised they don't already have enough teams and judges! Hope it's a full house.
BTW rdstol, feel free to stop by and say hello to us if you're there also. I can't get to our banner right now as our trailer is surrounded by 5-6' walls of snow and ice, but we'll be the ones with the canvas EZ-up walls

cmohr74
02-10-2014, 05:05 PM
supposed to be around 30, that's a heat wave compared to weather of late!. surprised they don't already have enough teams and judges! Hope it's a full house.
BTW rdstol, feel free to stop by and say hello to us if you're there also. I can't get to our banner right now as our trailer is surrounded by 5-6' walls of snow and ice, but we'll be the ones with the canvas EZ-up walls

WALLS!!! It's going to be 30, where's the shorts?

Scottie
02-10-2014, 05:37 PM
WALLS!!! It's going to be 30, where's the shorts?



I'll have mine on at the class....

ITBFQ
02-10-2014, 09:32 PM
WALLS!!! It's going to be 30, where's the shorts?

I'll be behind a couple of walls in my EZ Up, too. I also bought some heavy duty insulated coveralls just for Sunday. They have come in pretty handy when shoveling snow, and my wife says I won't be winning any best dressed awards, but I have every intention of wearing them no matter how "hot" it gets! I'm stubborn like that...:doh:

Jack Daniels
02-12-2014, 12:52 PM
Hey all, I know this is short notice but trying to help some friends get a few more CBJs for their competition this weekend. The 2014 Winter Burn BBQ Competition is held in Des Plaines, IL at the River Rand Bowl. Judging will be on Sunday, February 16. They have four categories (Sausage, Chicken, Pork Ribs, and Pork Loin).

It's a small contest for charity and is not KCBS sanctioned but most of the teams competing are KCBS so they prefer to provide CBJs. Beginning this year they will be donating proceeds to Operation BBQ Relief (https://www.facebook.com/OperationBBQRelief) (we will have an OBR table there and some raffles as well to help promote). I've cooked or judged in this contest the last several years and it is a good and for a good cause.

If you are a CBJ and available to judge on Sunday afternoon you can submit your application via their website: http://www.kresmokers.net/winterburn-judge-form.html

Thanks much for the consideration.

Stoke&Smoke
02-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Thanks for posting this. Got an email from the organizer earlier today. I put this info on another bbq site where it had no mention at all. Came here to bump RonL's thread and found you beat me to it!:-D

Kave Dweller
02-12-2014, 09:22 PM
I filled out judge app got nothing going

Ron_L
02-12-2014, 09:24 PM
I filled out judge app got nothing going

Patience, Grasshoppa... :-D

Jack Daniels
02-12-2014, 10:37 PM
I filled out judge app got nothing going
Cheers. Thank you!

SCSmoke
02-13-2014, 09:39 AM
I signed up to judge. With a 6 day old baby it took some convincing.......

Stoke&Smoke
02-14-2014, 12:07 PM
Hopefully they have enough now!

Jack Daniels
02-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Hopefully they have enough now!
As of this morning they are up to 18 judges now so that can definitely work. Thank you all for helping!

ITBFQ
02-18-2014, 03:34 PM
This contest was a darn good time. It was great to see some familiar faces, and to meet a few new folks. Glad the snow waited until Monday to dump on us, again. Congrats to all that got calls, and thanks to those that came to judge, too. I'm permanently adding the Winter Burn to my list of competitions for the year!

billm
02-18-2014, 04:28 PM
any results posted anywhere?

kwas68
02-18-2014, 08:57 PM
I had a great time too. Although it was a below average day for February, it was better than 95% of the days this particular winter. We dodged a bullet.

It was good to see Dann and Diane (Stoke&Smoke), Dan (cmohr74), RonL and Matt (ITBFQ) as well as meeting some new peeps. Now I understand what Matt's call sign stands for! Great hospitality by River Rand Bowl and the organizers.

Congrats to all who got calls.

The Pit Men will be back next year. I hope to see you guys around this summer.

daveinwestmont
02-18-2014, 09:59 PM
any results posted anywhere?

KRE Smokers GC

Some team called Salsa Fighters RGC :biggrin1:

Jack Daniels
02-18-2014, 10:31 PM
And I'm happy to announce that between OBR sweatshirt raffle tickets, the 50/50 raffle, and some cash donations we were able to raise $645 for disaster relief that will be donated to OBR on behalf of Keith and Rebecca Engstrom of KRE Smokers.