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deez20
08-26-2008, 11:00 PM
A friend of mine called me the other day asking about the Sayville competition 10/24-10/26 and we got to talking about possible competing. Neither of us has ever done a comp before, heck I didn't even know that he had a smoker but were contemplating joining. We were discussing costs and were unsure what we would need for meat. How much does everyone usually bring for a competition? We don't have a lot of space, I have a WSM, a large BGE coming for my 30th birthday next week and my friend said he has a small smoker, not sure what though. My friend also mentioned the possibility of getting a drum to make a UDS. I was thinking 2-3 butts/briskets, 3-6 racks of ribs and some thighs does this sound about right?

Michael in PA
08-26-2008, 11:49 PM
I don't know when Sayvile is but I would suggest you practice once to get the timing down and learn what your capacity is. Then bring as much as your capacity will allow. Keep in mind that you can select the best parts of butts, briskets and even ribs, but you will need to submit whole thighs. So maybe bring a lot more thighs than you expect to turn in.

Then again, what do I know?

Ford
08-27-2008, 04:43 AM
2butts is usually lots. I do 3 briskets, 3 slabs spares and chicken. Now I use to do 20+ thighs but now have it down pretty good so do just 10. I have the big stuff off by 9 am so lots of room.

watertowerbbq
08-27-2008, 06:50 AM
We bring 2 butts, 1 packer, 4 racks and about 12 thighs, but we are somewhat limited on space, 1 WSM for everything except ribs. My teammate does the ribs on his offset.

BBQ_Mayor
08-27-2008, 06:56 AM
I bring 1 butt, 1 brisket, 1 rack of ribs and 6 chicken thighs.

Then I cook extra for me, 1 butt, 1 brisket, 2 more racks of ribs and 4 more chicken thighs.:biggrin:

Rightstuff
08-27-2008, 07:26 AM
We practice just like a comp, (ie we have a fake turn-in time and we cook to be completed at that time). We use 2 butts, 2 briskets, 3 racks ribs, and about 20ish thighs.

U2CANQUE
08-27-2008, 07:27 AM
laughing at Mayor....I was reading and the thought was dayum, talk about extreme confidence.....but, then reading your second line, it made a lot more sense.....afterall, where does all the extra go? Since, we tend to set up a little out of the way most places, we dont get the mad dash of sample city.....
Too much meat can confuse, but, too little can put in no room for the OH SH** scenario.......
But, now that I know how much Ford brings to comps I know where I am going after turn in's :biggrin:......well, and before turn in's....since his breakfeast is unreal as well....

Jacked UP BBQ
08-27-2008, 07:30 AM
1 butt, 1 brisket, three racks, 10 thighs

pigpen269
08-27-2008, 08:36 AM
2 Butts 2 Briskets 6-8 Slabs, 20-30 Chicken pieces

Big George's BBQ
08-27-2008, 08:53 AM
2 Butts, 2 Briskets, 3 slabs of ribs and 12 thighs. Good luck and have fun

harsoo
08-27-2008, 09:31 AM
2 butts, 1 brisket, 4 ribs (only 8 center bones), 14 thighs (KCBS) or 4 halves (IBCA)

Diva Q
08-27-2008, 09:38 AM
2-4 butts, 2 briskets, 4 racks ribs, 24 thighs

JD McGee
08-27-2008, 09:49 AM
No expert here (yet)...bit I plan to bring 1 butt, 1 brisket, 3 ribs, and 12 thighs. I'm doing the butts, brisket, and ribs on the WSM's and the thighs on the kettle. I've pretty much got the butts and brisket down to a science...I'm still workin' on the ribs and chicken (which is why I bring more). :-P

Divemaster
08-27-2008, 10:00 AM
2 butts, 2 briskets, 6 slabs (I only cook 4 but bring the extra in case of shinners), and about 30 pieces of chicken...

Last comp I was hard pressed to came up with 9 thighs out of 30 that looked the same (I always put 8 in a box)... and I did up an extra 2 butts for customers back home.

Dr_KY
08-27-2008, 10:12 AM
Two butts, four racks and watch multiple legs.

As for meat I bring two briskets, two butts, thighs and two whole chickens.

I simply load the USD and the ProQ with the same meat and use the best from the two.

Brew-B-Q
08-27-2008, 10:31 AM
2 butts, 2 briskets, 3 slabs and 12-16 thighs.

deez20
08-27-2008, 10:34 AM
Thanks for all the replies. I guess if we decide to join we would be fine with 2 butts, 2 brisket, 4 racks of ribs and 15-20 thighs. I forgot my father in law has a kettle we could probably borrow if need be.

afreemaniii
08-28-2008, 09:15 AM
2 butts, 2 briskets, 6 slabs (I only cook 4 but bring the extra in case of shinners), and about 30 pieces of chicken...

Last comp I was hard pressed to came up with 9 thighs out of 30 that looked the same (I always put 8 in a box)... and I did up an extra 2 butts for customers back home.

Can you explain why you always put eight pieces of chicken in? And how do you make them all fit? Maybe our thighs are on the large side, but we struggle to get 6 pieces in each container without completely smashing them in.

Brew-B-Q
08-28-2008, 09:57 AM
I forgot my father in law has a kettle we could probably borrow if need be.

Borrow the kettle to be safe. If you can haul it, I would bring it. It is always nice to have a spare cooker around.

lunchlady
08-28-2008, 10:42 AM
yeah... always bring an extra kettle if you can fit it.

Divemaster
08-28-2008, 03:46 PM
Can you explain why you always put eight pieces of chicken in?
It's just a thing with me... 6 pieces is just enough for the judges but does not include the table judge. When it comes to the other meats, if two stick together they are considered one so if I put in eight there is no chance of DQ'ing because of that.
Maybe our thighs are on the large side, but we struggle to get 6 pieces in each container without completely smashing them in.
I try to trim the thighs to about the same size... I'll try and post a pic of our last turn-in box of chicken when I get home.