View Full Version : Coal cracker bbq smoke and stoke 9/12-9/13 Scranton, PA

06-12-2014, 08:06 PM

Not my contest by I know the organizers and it should be a great event!
Takes place at Montage Mountain ski resort

06-12-2014, 09:34 PM
I spoke with Karen Foster, one of the organizers, last week at Q for the Troops. Sounds like it will be a good comp. Karen took the time to speak with the cooks to better understand the things about a comp. that matter most. This was in an effort to best prepare for this upcoming competition.

Rusty Kettle
06-12-2014, 10:28 PM
This might be worth doing. We might check this out. We might throw in the backyard division. We will see though.

06-13-2014, 06:20 AM
I would love to do this one but I'm already committed elsewhere. I had the pleasure of meeting the organizers at Que For Troops and I bet this comp is going to be great right out of the box!

06-13-2014, 09:46 AM
HAWG NAtion BBQ is in. Works out perfectly for us that it is the same date as the canceled Hogs and Hops. Should be fun.

06-13-2014, 09:52 AM
We'll wander up

Head Foolz
06-13-2014, 05:12 PM
Would love to but funds are in limited supply. :-(

06-29-2014, 02:43 PM
I'm 20 minutes from there in the Dallas/back Mountain area. Anyone want to start an impromptu team for this in the backyard comp?

06-29-2014, 04:25 PM
How long have they been running this contest?

butt head
06-29-2014, 04:48 PM
They talked to all the teams around me so I guess we are not good enough:drama:

06-29-2014, 05:34 PM
This is the first time I'm hearing of it. The website has only four teams listed as competing, all the other spots are blank. Nothing in the backyard portion.

06-29-2014, 05:44 PM
This is their first year but they've done their homework and they are listening to suggestions.

07-25-2014, 08:02 AM

Is our 1st year comp. Still working with our sponsors to finalize total purse. Great venue at the ski resort. Have had lots of inquiries and about 10 have signed up so far. We will see you in Bel Air at the BBQ Bash. Always enjoy talking with the cooks

07-25-2014, 07:58 PM
My father and I are headed to this one. Looking forward to it. Hopefully it's our last comp on the cheap offset and barrel.

07-26-2014, 08:45 AM
Really going to consider this one, Love the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Area. My grandfather was a Coal miner out there.

dr pearl
07-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Would love to, but really can't do 3 comps in a row. Cresskill on the 7th and Seaside on the 21st.

SmokeStack Redemption
08-13-2014, 10:38 AM
Smokestack Redemption is in!!

Red Valley BBQ
08-14-2014, 06:03 PM
Has anyone heard anything about the payout? I occasionally check the website, but it still says TBA. Only a month out and no info.

08-26-2014, 06:37 PM
Anyone heard anything about anything for this competition? Last I looked, there were about 12 teams signed up and 60 judges. Is this still going to happen?

Slim Jim
08-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Theoretically I'm planning on judging. I've been registered since june 20. I talked to the organizer last week and she said they had a lot of teams on the fence as they were chasing KCBS points. I sure hope I can judge since this is lass than an hour from my house!

08-26-2014, 08:57 PM
Some VERY IMPRESSIVE TEAMS are registered for the Coal Cracker Smoke & Stoke BBQ Competition! Openings still available. An EXCELLENT opportunity for any Backyard competitor to mentor with the BEST!!! Think you have what it takes? Not sure your ready? Heck its fun and educational! Ribs and Chicken Go for it! www,scrantonbbq.com

08-26-2014, 09:03 PM
All this and......

Craft Beer Challenge!

To enter bring a 6 pack (or if entering larger bottles - a minimum of one liter) of a craft or micro brew beer (unrefrigerated please) and the highest place finish in the category gets it all (in the case of numerical tie the prize pool is split). In addition the winner will get a trophy beer stein courtesy of the Mid Atlantic BBQ Association.
We will draw the category (from Chicken, Ribs, Pork or Brisket) on Saturday morning at the good luck shot. Because of this you MUST turn your beer in and sign the list prior to 9am Saturday morning.
There will be 5 chips for each category in the draw. We will remove one for the previous contest's draw. If the same category is drawn again we will remove an additional one until the category changes, so for Coal Cracker there will only be 4 Rib chips in the hat.

08-27-2014, 07:50 AM
Drilling and grilling is in

08-27-2014, 08:31 AM
Drilling and grilling is in
I'll bring you your Beer mug from New Holland.

08-27-2014, 07:30 PM

08-29-2014, 08:31 PM
Its official, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett confirmed that our event is a State Championship! https://www.facebook.com/coalcrackersmokeandstokebbq