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bbq_tom
10-11-2007, 06:19 PM
Hey Guys,

I am curious as how ones gets started in the BBQ circuit. Any tips or recommendations would be awesome.

Kung Fu BBQ
10-11-2007, 06:26 PM
this is a good place to start.

SmokeInDaEye
10-11-2007, 06:39 PM
Checkout the Competition roadmap section (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13677) which has some great advice for first timers including checklists for your first contest (what you need to bring), tips for different categories, and mistakes made by many of us at our first contests.

AlabamaGrillBillies
10-11-2007, 06:48 PM
Also a great way is to find a local team and offer to help them do a comp. 'pittbitch' is common term for it. You'll basically do whatever odd stuff they need done, but it will give you great on hand experience and a real feel for the pace of a competition.

ThomEmery
10-11-2007, 07:59 PM
Drop by the ibca forum also for local to action
www.ibcabbq.org

G$
10-11-2007, 08:10 PM
All great suggestions, but the best bang for the buck initially is to find an experienced team and pitch in for a contest.

bbq_tom
10-11-2007, 10:15 PM
Thanks for all the input guys. I appreciate all of it.

smoke-n-my-i's
10-12-2007, 07:25 AM
Thanks for all the input guys. I appreciate all of it.

I have one if 4 weeks if you want to stop by.... might want to leave a few days early so you can make it on time though....:eek:

http://www.ncagr.com/markets/facilities/markets/lumberton/carolinasmokin/index.htm

Bill

Double D's BBQ
10-12-2007, 07:54 AM
Take a class offered by one of BBQ's superstars (Mike Davis, Chris Lilly, Myron Mixon, Johnny Trigg & Rod Gray, Dr. BBQ, Paul Kirk, etc). It will cut your competition learning curve by years! Well worth the money!