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Cigarbque
04-08-2009, 12:53 PM
Hey Folks,

Will be doing my first comps this year and almost everyone I look at prohibits alcohol. Now I'm going to cook not to get hammered but I do enjoy a few beers while baby sitting the smoker. What has been your experience with this? Is is stricktly enforced in most cases? Are the comps held on state park property more rigid about this? Is it only because I live in NJ where fun goes to die?

chad
04-08-2009, 12:58 PM
Use cups. Don't toss the bottles/cans loose in the trash!

Jacked UP BBQ
04-08-2009, 01:05 PM
I just received the app for Seaside Heights and they are not allowing alcohol at all. Being from the area I know the police will not tolerate it. I will be dinking anyway. Just keep it low key and don't puke in public.

musicmanryann
04-08-2009, 01:31 PM
Maybe because in Iowa there is little else to do other than drink and make babies (*joke), but all the comps here I believe allow alcohol consumption on-site, just as long as KCBS guidelines on the issue are followed. IMHO a cook-off without a coupla beers or the 9:30/11:00 clonesickle shot is not much of a cook-off at all. Not that one cannot do a cookoff without it, but to me a little booze is part of the experience and culture of competition barbeque.

Alexa RnQ
04-08-2009, 01:40 PM
We wouldn't have problems with alcohol restrictions at all.

WineMaster
04-08-2009, 02:19 PM
Wine is food in Europe right?????

jbrink01
04-08-2009, 02:50 PM
We have an open container law in Washington. Just keep it relatively low key and use a cup. The cops look the other way if you are part of the event. They bust the drunken idiots walking around with bottles.

Jorge
04-08-2009, 02:56 PM
I've never had a problem, if I keep it in a cup and don't act stupid. YMMV based on those doing the enforcement.

Bbq Bubba
04-08-2009, 03:10 PM
Insulated mugs are your friend! :cool:

nthole
04-08-2009, 03:49 PM
We have an open container law in Washington. Just keep it relatively low key and use a cup. The cops look the other way if you are part of the event. They bust the drunken idiots walking around with bottles.

This is good information. They should have put that in the contest flyer. Beer cans in coozies...check.

KC_Bobby
04-08-2009, 04:22 PM
No booze at a BBQ? :eek: Might as well cancel the American Royal. :icon_smil I can only imagine how much money is made for their charities through sales/admissions due to the huge parties that happens down there Friday night. Nothing like a volunteer driving the Gator over with a fresh keg.

big brother smoke
04-08-2009, 05:52 PM
We have a lot of comps with Beer gardens. We pretty much do the red cup and insulated cup thing here in SOCAL.

Countryhb
04-08-2009, 06:15 PM
Really? People drink at comps? You don't say!

NotleyQue
04-08-2009, 06:17 PM
We pretty much do the red cup and insulated cup thing here in SOCAL.


we do???

Smokin Mike
04-08-2009, 06:27 PM
NKC gave everyone beer covers because local law,,,, no problem

big brother smoke
04-08-2009, 07:06 PM
we do???


Yes, we civilzed folks do!:tongue:

douglaslizard
04-08-2009, 08:13 PM
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Coz
04-08-2009, 08:29 PM
No booze at a BBQ? :eek: Might as well cancel the American Royal. :icon_smil I can only imagine how much money is made for their charities through sales/admissions due to the huge parties that happens down there Friday night. Nothing like a volunteer driving the Gator over with a fresh keg.
And it sure was fun watching the gals in high heels going down the hill back to the bus pick up :twisted: Hope we can go back out there next year to do the whole deal.

jbrink01
04-08-2009, 08:42 PM
This is good information. They should have put that in the contest flyer. Beer cans in coozies...check.

The only reason we have it is to sell more cups of draft!!!!

Caseyjoenz
04-08-2009, 09:57 PM
Beverage restrictions at comps? Two words: No...

DeanC
04-08-2009, 10:24 PM
I was reading through the website for the new comp in Olathe, it says no alcohol. I think I have heard before that they have tried to get a comp for years in that town but the alcohol thing always shut them down. To each their own I guess.

blues_n_cues
04-08-2009, 10:44 PM
believe it or not i live in dry kentucky. the flask, cup, or insulated mug works- if a cop comes up.. feed him - that usually works.
how can ya bbq w/out adult beverages ??? thats a whole different 12 step group i ain't found yet....

blues_n_cues
04-08-2009, 10:46 PM
Hey Folks,

Will be doing my first comps this year and almost everyone I look at prohibits alcohol. Now I'm going to cook not to get hammered but I do enjoy a few beers while baby sitting the smoker. What has been your experience with this? Is is stricktly enforced in most cases? Are the comps held on state park property more rigid about this? Is it only because I live in NJ where fun goes to die?
p.s.- find better comps:eusa_clap

Meat Burner
04-08-2009, 10:48 PM
WOOO! Around here the beer proceeds are the lions share of the money raised for the charities. It is highly encouraged to consume...d@mn we are lucky!!!

musicmanryann
04-09-2009, 09:01 AM
WOOO! Around here the beer proceeds are the lions share of the money raised for the charities. It is highly encouraged to consume...d@mn we are lucky!!!

Having beer vending on site probably also helps get more spectators there, which is a good thing!

Man, I hope prohibiting alcoholic beverages doesn't become the norm, as my sponser, a brewery is planning on providing me with a keg of beer every comp to give out to all the other teams.:|

barfly
04-09-2009, 09:07 AM
feed the cops....drink from cups and don't crawl to the podium to pick up your awards..

timzcardz
04-09-2009, 09:09 AM
Time to stir the pot . . .


So, to those above that have developed various techniques to hide the fact that they are breaking an explicitly established alcohol prohibition in a competition, why should anyone believe that you are also not breaking other competition rules as you see fit?

Can you really pick and choose which rules to follow and still maintain integrity as a competitor?


Food for thought.

Divemaster
04-09-2009, 09:26 AM
I've never been to one that said you couldn't have beverages... They just asked that you keep it low key....

Brew-B-Q
04-09-2009, 09:51 AM
Time to stir the pot . . .


So, to those above that have developed various techniques to hide the fact that they are breaking an explicitly established alcohol prohibition in a competition, why should anyone believe that you are also not breaking other competition rules as you see fit?

Can you really pick and choose which rules to follow and still maintain integrity as a competitor?


Food for thought.

Are you serious?

Think of it like a basketball game. Officials can't call everything a foul. They allow contact as long as one person doesn't gain an advantage from the contact. I don't think anyone can seriously argue that consuming alcohol makes them a stronger competitor.

I've never been to one that said you couldn't have beverages... They just asked that you keep it low key....

Same here. One contest told us that alcohol was not allowed, and any alcohol we had was assumed to be for cooking purposes only. Called it a "red cup" event if I'm not mistaken.

KC_Bobby
04-09-2009, 10:19 AM
What if alcohol is an ingredient in a part of your food prep process?

Jacked UP BBQ
04-09-2009, 11:32 AM
What if alcohol is an ingredient in a part of your food prep process?

Ah ha and a good cook constantly tasted their ingredients for freshness.

StrikeEagle
04-09-2009, 12:20 PM
What if alcohol is an ingredient in a part of your food prep process?

Hard to have Jack Style BBQ Sauce without some Jack in it!

Come to think of it, if they ban booze from too many events, we could loose one of our premier events of the season. Wouldn't that just suck!

Desertdog
04-09-2009, 12:45 PM
Hey Folks,

Will be doing my first comps this year and almost everyone I look at prohibits alcohol. Now I'm going to cook not to get hammered but I do enjoy a few beers while baby sitting the smoker. What has been your experience with this? Is is stricktly enforced in most cases? Are the comps held on state park property more rigid about this? Is it only because I live in NJ where fun goes to die?


My advice would be to move out of New jersey immediately!

Plowboy
04-09-2009, 12:49 PM
The only reason we have it is to sell more cups of draft!!!!

As a good German should. :biggrin:

Plowboy
04-09-2009, 12:51 PM
Time to stir the pot . . .


So, to those above that have developed various techniques to hide the fact that they are breaking an explicitly established alcohol prohibition in a competition, why should anyone believe that you are also not breaking other competition rules as you see fit?

Can you really pick and choose which rules to follow and still maintain integrity as a competitor?


Food for thought.

There's God's Law, KCBS Law, and then New Jersey Law. It is a matter of priorities.

jbrink01
04-09-2009, 08:06 PM
There's God's Law, KCBS Law, and then New Jersey Law. It is a matter of priorities.

Amen Reverend!!
I agree completely.

Countryhb
04-09-2009, 08:10 PM
What if alcohol is an ingredient in a part of your food prep process?
Precisely the reason you will always find me drinking Captain and apple cider...

Cigarbque
04-09-2009, 09:28 PM
My advice would be to move out of New jersey immediately!

True words there!