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Rub-A-Dub
03-27-2008, 07:53 PM
Did anyone here do Stagecoach last year? I'm looking for some input on how much PC meat to plan for. The smoker we are taking can cook about 50 butts at a time. Is this a large number as I am new to mass meat caculations. They are planning on 30,000 to 40,000 a day at this event. Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.

Bigmista
03-27-2008, 07:55 PM
I didn't do it last year but we are planning to fill up our smokers several times. Keep in mind though, People's choice is from 11 to 6 I think.

Rub-A-Dub
03-27-2008, 08:04 PM
Is 50 butts a day streaching the man power? That is like 300 to 350 lbs of meat a day. We may be counting our chickens before they hatch here. How many of the 30,000 you think will want samples of BBQ? sorry to ask so many questions but just want to be prepared.

ThomEmery
03-27-2008, 08:36 PM
Rub 50 Butts is alot of work also
Do you have the crew to work that much?

ThomEmery
03-27-2008, 08:40 PM
Last years info wont help
we were in the back and only had 300 pounds of Ribs each
This year we are in front and the sky is the limit
PC sales end at 5PM I do believe Have to check
11 to 2 will be slow
the Temperature really dictates
how early the crowd comes in
Festival goers cant re enter on the same ticket
So they stay all day when it is nice

bbqczar
03-27-2008, 10:04 PM
Thom is right,no way to judge from last year,but he is right about the work that it takes to do PC for 50 butts,better have about 10 people doing it at once,we were swamped last year,sometimes as many as 15-20 people at once at our booth all wanting food and they wanted it now ! 50 butts would be an ongoing all day vending type thing,even the vendors there last year didn't do that much in 1 day.It will be hot,people impatient ,and will be tough to do that much,without alot of people.Thats just my opinion,but heck what do I know I was only there last year :lol:

bbqczar
03-27-2008, 10:06 PM
Thom where will we be this year in relation to last year ? Will we be where the vendors and sellers where last year ? Also will someone be coming around with ice,water,etc. or will we be getting it ourselves again this year ? I went to get ice last year and they were all out and very nasty to us about it,hope that is remedied this year !

Rub-A-Dub
03-28-2008, 02:22 AM
We have a crew of 9 this year. I was thinking 2000 people come by thats 6000 oz. That 375 lbs divided by average 6 lbs a butt thats like 63 buts so thats like 32 butts a day. Is this more in the ball park of what to expect?

ThomEmery
03-28-2008, 09:51 AM
There is no way to know Rub
The Weather man has control over much of it
Here is a clue the crowd Grows as the day goes by
Late food will sell faster than early
So we can get our turn ins over before we are busy with PC
Chicken at 11 Ribs 1130 pork at 12 Brisket at 1230
If it is 95 out the crowd will be on us
if it is 110 it will be slow until dusk

bbqczar
03-28-2008, 07:13 PM
Hey Rub,Thom is right,what if you buy all that meat and then the weather turns bad and you can't sell it ? I am cooking PC,but no ways near that amount.

Ron_L
03-28-2008, 07:22 PM
So... This is a great example of why we ask everyone to put the location and dates for a competition in the subject line. There is a Stagecoach BBQ n Blues in Ohio and a Stagecoach Music Festival in California. I'm assuming that you guys are taking about the one in CA since that's where you are, but I don't know for sure, so I can't edit the title for you. Let me know if that;s right and what the exact dates and location are and I can add that to the title.

Brian in So Cal
03-28-2008, 07:34 PM
2nd annual Stagecoach Music Festival, May 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Indio Ca, Comp and PC on 3rd and 4th.
Hope that helps.

Ron_L
03-28-2008, 07:52 PM
2nd annual Stagecoach Music Festival, May 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Indio Ca, Comp and PC on 3rd and 4th.
Hope that helps.

Thanks, Brian! Title modified. Rant over. :-D

ThomEmery
03-28-2008, 09:10 PM
Yep We should be mindful of dates and location

ThomEmery
03-28-2008, 09:10 PM
Did I tell ya the Eagles are in concert Friday night?

Bigmista
04-03-2008, 01:26 PM
This thing is gonna be huge!!!

3 contests in one weekend!!!

Friday: Chili, Salsa, Wings and any one BBQ item (ribs, tri-tip, whatever you want) $2000 cash & prizes

Saturday: KCBS. $25,000, yes $25,000, in cash and prizes.

Sunday: KCBS. $3500 in cash and prizes.

People's choice all three days with $1 for each ticket collected.

Avg. 30,000 people per day thru the gate.

Lots of money to be made!! I am excited!!

Rub-A-Dub
04-03-2008, 08:26 PM
If I were not counting the day untill i go to VEGAS I would be counting th day to this event. This thing is going to make us or break us LOL!!!. Hope to see ya Mista at the pot luck. :)

Bigmista
04-03-2008, 08:45 PM
I'm never hard to find.

ThomEmery
04-03-2008, 10:07 PM
This thing is gonna be huge!!!

3 contests in one weekend!!!

Friday: Chili, Salsa, Wings and any one BBQ item (ribs, tri-tip, whatever you want) $2000 cash & prizes

Saturday: KCBS. $25,000, yes $25,000, in cash and prizes.

Sunday: KCBS. $3500 in cash and prizes.

People's choice all three days with $1 for each ticket collected.

Avg. 30,000 people per day thru the gate.

Lots of money to be made!! I am excited!!

We should add more contests
yes?

Looks like 40 teams
Huge for the West and $4.00 a galllon

Bearbonez
04-04-2008, 10:45 AM
Did I tell ya the Eagles are in concert Friday night?
I guess we will be drawing straws or rotating who watches the fire friday night....don't forget John Fogerty is playing that night too.
It's going to be a fun time.

Like Thom and Czar says, no way of telling. PC could be feeding anywhere from 500-30,000....or something like that.

Rub-A-Dub
04-04-2008, 09:52 PM
Wife found this link http://thebig106.com/stagecoach1.html
Will kinda give you an idea how many people were there last year.

ThomEmery
04-08-2008, 08:36 AM
updated wiki page 35 teams paid
http://www.cbbqa.org/wiki/index.php?title=2nd_Annual_Stagecoach_Music_Festiv al#Stagecoach_2008

How about a Brethren Team

Bearbonez
04-08-2008, 11:42 AM
Wife found this link http://thebig106.com/stagecoach1.html
Will kinda give you an idea how many people were there last year.

That was without The Eagles too.

thegym14
04-08-2008, 03:11 PM
Although I want to see the Eagles I've been a huge G. Jones fan so my team will probably be a little upset with me Sunday night as I will be no where around them to help out.

Bigmista
04-08-2008, 08:41 PM
updated wiki page 35 teams paid
http://www.cbbqa.org/wiki/index.php?title=2nd_Annual_Stagecoach_Music_Festiv al#Stagecoach_2008

How about a Brethren Team
Is there a Brethren National team competing somewhere that weekend in a KCBS contest?

Bigmista
04-23-2008, 05:24 PM
We leave for Stagecoach a week from Thursday. Is anyone as excited as me?

pigmaker23
04-23-2008, 05:49 PM
I am counting down the days to it, arriving at midnight on the 30 at Palm Springs, going to tour the Brandt Beef Ranch on Thursday and then start setting up for Friday , hope to meet many new friends, my motto is any brethren is a friend i just haven't met yet:roll:


We leave for Stagecoach a week from Thursday. Is anyone as excited as me?

big brother smoke
04-23-2008, 06:51 PM
No, I am still recovering from Wishland!:biggrin:

ThomEmery
04-23-2008, 06:57 PM
Oh yes Looking forward to it

Bigmista
04-23-2008, 08:14 PM
I am counting down the days to it, arriving at midnight on the 30 at Palm Springs, going to tour the Brandt Beef Ranch on Thursday and then start setting up for Friday , hope to meet many new friends, my motto is any brethren is a friend i just haven't met yet:roll:

You better stop by the Four Q Booth! Who are you cooking with?

ThomEmery
04-23-2008, 09:03 PM
Eric is Head Cook For my Brothers team

Bigmista
04-24-2008, 12:25 AM
Brining in a ringer, eh?

ThomEmery
04-24-2008, 08:21 AM
Yea they had Glen Stanley last year
Next year Who knows

Bearbonez
04-24-2008, 10:46 AM
Coming down to the wire. We are headed down to phoenix and staying the night on Wednesday, picking up teammates smoker and headed out thursday morning. Feel like a kid waiting to go to Disneyland.

Bigmista
04-25-2008, 03:35 PM
Less than a week to go! Hurry up!

ThomEmery
04-25-2008, 06:21 PM
Rex Root will join us

big brother smoke
04-25-2008, 07:39 PM
Brining in a ringer, eh?

Must be a big cooler or bag to brine a winner:tongue:

Bigmista
04-25-2008, 07:51 PM
I've really got to work on hitting that "g" key...

big brother smoke
04-25-2008, 08:02 PM
I've really got to work on hitting that "g" spot...


:twisted::twisted::twisted::biggrin:

off to my room!

Bigmista
04-25-2008, 08:15 PM
:twisted::twisted::twisted::biggrin:

off to my room!

Gonna tell MrsMista what you said!

big brother smoke
04-26-2008, 12:31 AM
Gonna tell MrsMista what you said!

Sorry! Please don't tell :shock:

Bigmista
04-28-2008, 12:58 PM
Three days of work then off to Stagecoach! Who else is ready?

Bigmista
04-29-2008, 01:00 PM
We leave for Stagecoach in 2 days! Why is it taking so long?

Bentley
04-29-2008, 04:24 PM
ahh patience my young grasshopper, your density cannot be forced or hurried, all journeys start with a single stumble...remember the cow and the pig lie with the chicken to ponder the smoke!

wlh3
04-29-2008, 06:43 PM
ahh patience my young grasshopper, your density cannot be forced or hurried, all journeys start with a single stumble...remember the cow and the pig lie with the chicken to ponder the smoke!

I don,t know what he said but I think he called Bigmista Dense:lol:
G:icon_bigsmilood luck to all

Bigmista
04-29-2008, 07:32 PM
Like a finger pointing to the moon, don't look at the finger or you will miss all of the heavenly glory..."Bruce Lee, Enter the Dragon"

See? I can make pointless statements, too!

pigmaker23
04-29-2008, 07:54 PM
I'm leavin.. on a jet plane.. don't know if I'll be back again... in 24 Hours I will be in Cali !!! can't wait !!!:-P

Professor Salt
04-29-2008, 08:51 PM
Be sure to stop by and say hi at the Four Q Country BBQ tent

big brother smoke
04-29-2008, 09:15 PM
I gotta farking work:mad:

ThomEmery
04-29-2008, 09:17 PM
Dude!

Bentley
04-29-2008, 11:39 PM
I gotta farking work:mad:

Get right! Get your priorities right! Jeez!

Bigmista
04-30-2008, 12:53 PM
*wondering if I can leave work early and go there today and just sit at the gate*

Bentley
05-01-2008, 11:23 AM
Most everyone is on their way! Alas, a day and a half more work to go!

big brother smoke
05-01-2008, 06:25 PM
I gotta farking work, oh I said that :mad::mad::mad:

Have fun Farkers: It won't be the same without me :tongue::biggrin:

leanza
05-01-2008, 09:48 PM
Hiiiii...Yaaaaaaaaaa! So. Cali. getting ready to compete. Good luck to all the Brothers.

big brother smoke
05-02-2008, 10:41 AM
I talked to Country last night. Country, Mista and BrianinSocal were hanging out in Brian's trailer:shock::biggrin:!

Strangely enough I think I would have been there as well if I did not have to farkin work tonight:shock::evil::mad::biggrin:

jtfisher63
05-02-2008, 11:51 AM
I gotta farking work, oh I said that :mad::mad::mad:

Have fun Farkers: It won't be the same without me :tongue::biggrin:

I'm with you BBS. If I wasn't working tomorrow I would of found a way to make it down there. If nothing else I could of helped out a team or judged or something. I have an empty feeling inside me this weekend!:sad: Atleast I'll be cooking on Sunday for practice for the Modesto comp next weekend.

Sledneck
05-02-2008, 12:14 PM
Looks like it gonna be a hot one!

SLEDCAST

Friday, May 2
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High: 89 °F RealFeel®: 97 °F
Plenty of sunshine


Friday Night, May 2
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Low: 55 °F RealFeel®: 55 °F
Mainly clear



Saturday, May 3
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High: 93 °F RealFeel®: 97 °F
Sunny and seasonably warm


Saturday Night, May 3
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Low: 60 °F RealFeel®: 60 °F
Mainly clear



Sunday, May 4
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High: 92 °F RealFeel®: 94 °F
Partly sunny


Sunday Night, May 4
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Low: 59 °F RealFeel®: 57 °F
Clear