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sfisch
07-02-2009, 06:31 PM
Any fellow Brethren attending the Grand Rapids comp on
July 24 & 25?

Thanks
Scott

Ford
07-06-2009, 08:50 AM
Great Lakes BBQ & Feed Co will be there.

Ron_L
07-06-2009, 08:58 AM
I sent in our paperwork last week.

Scottie
07-06-2009, 09:42 AM
For some reason I enjoy this contest... Probably because I am self contained and don't need water, electric or bathrooms... :icon_shy

I'll be there. Just hope that Walt and Theresa will take it easy on us... And that Theresa doesn't start passing out pina colado's at breakfast... :twisted:

tonto1117
07-06-2009, 10:31 AM
For some reason I enjoy this contest... Probably because I am self contained and don't need water, electric or bathrooms... :icon_shy

I'll be there. Just hope that Walt and Theresa will take it easy on us... And that Theresa doesn't start passing out pina colado's at breakfast... :twisted:

Lol...us take it easy on you? After our southern Il debacle this year, I'm prettty sure Walt taught me how to drive the coach at that time ...hoping maybe I'd plunge the Smo Sco off a bridge on the way home ;-)

Oh...and a bottle of 151 just for you on the PC's....:twisted::tongue:

Motley QUE Crew
07-06-2009, 04:09 PM
Will be there including the following:
MikeyZ, TRex, Riley, Capt. Underpants and UnYawn.... Can't forget the girls: MaryZ and Corrine. Looking forward to seeing everyone including Squirrels, Scotsman, CancerSucks and Great Lakes!

See ya soon:
UnYawn....

Scottie
07-06-2009, 04:28 PM
I'll bring extra booze and I'll leave my iPod at home!!! :twisted: Glad to see the whole Crew coming up!

See you in a couple weeks Unyawn!!!

Scottie

sfisch
07-07-2009, 06:55 AM
Ford,
If you need a runner for this event, I may be available. Will know for sure within a couple days.

Scott

TheBBQShop
07-15-2009, 05:55 AM
Anyone plan on attending this event on July 24th or 25th?

I was figuring I would totally miss this, but might be re-scheduling vacation due to unforseen circumstances and might actually be in Grand Rapids the weekend of July 24th. I won't be able to compete, but I definitely will attend as a spectator and would welcome the opportunity to meet anyone in person....

sfisch
07-15-2009, 10:51 AM
Yep, I'll be there for sure.

Scott

Ford
07-16-2009, 07:50 AM
Anyone plan on attending this event on July 24th or 25th?

I was figuring I would totally miss this, but might be re-scheduling vacation due to unforseen circumstances and might actually be in Grand Rapids the weekend of July 24th. I won't be able to compete, but I definitely will attend as a spectator and would welcome the opportunity to meet anyone in person....
You can hang out with me if you want. Kind of boring but we plan to have some fun.:mrgreen:

Ford
07-16-2009, 07:52 AM
Will be there including the following:
MikeyZ, TRex, Riley, Capt. Underpants and UnYawn.... Can't forget the girls: MaryZ and Corrine. Looking forward to seeing everyone including Squirrels, Scotsman, CancerSucks and Great Lakes!

See ya soon:
UnYawn....
Looking forward to seeing you and Riley again. Carol will be with me for part of the day both Friday and Saturday.

Neil
07-17-2009, 11:41 AM
What's the schedule like on Saturday up there? Classes have me tied up in the morning.

michiana mark
07-17-2009, 12:12 PM
What's the schedule like on Saturday up there? Classes have me tied up in the morning.

Cooks sat morning shot 9:22 sharp

Chicken turn in at 12:00
ribs 12:30
pork 1:00
Brisket 1:30

Breakdown then awards.

Double D's BBQ
07-17-2009, 12:21 PM
Wish I could be there! Too many contests too little time and money!

Good luck to all the Michiganders! We'll be watching for the results Saturday night!

EatonHoggBBQ
07-17-2009, 04:38 PM
We'll be there early Friday afternoon.

michiana mark
07-18-2009, 12:40 AM
We'll be there early Friday afternoon.



Competing, or enjoying the day?

Neil
07-18-2009, 05:27 AM
Cooks sat morning shot 9:22 sharp

Chicken turn in at 12:00
ribs 12:30
pork 1:00
Brisket 1:30

Breakdown then awards.


Wish you all well next weekend. I wouldn't be able to get up there until after 2:00 so I'll just toast a shot to you all before I head to class!:biggrin:

EatonHoggBBQ
07-18-2009, 07:28 AM
Competing, or enjoying the day?

Judging both days. How about you?

I wouldn't be able to get up there until after 2:00

So you're not coming at all?

sfisch
07-18-2009, 01:27 PM
Best case scenerio for me is that I will be there Saturday mid to late morning. Dang, looks like I miss the 9:22 again.

Scott

michiana mark
07-18-2009, 01:29 PM
[quote=EatonHoggBBQ;975590]Judging both days. How about you?



Just judging sat. then back home to go to work. I HATE WORKING SAT. Wonder if my boss heard that?

Ford
07-20-2009, 01:43 PM
Fire dept is cracking down. Just got this email. Of course KCBS rules require this as well so don't know what the big deal is.

wanted to remind all of you now that Grand Rapids Fire Department Regulations require that EVERY TEAM MUST HAVE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER in their space. Please make sure that you bring one with you on Friday.

Ron_L
07-20-2009, 01:55 PM
The FD was checking for fire extinguishers at Waterloo. I think that was the first time we were checked.

tonto1117
07-20-2009, 02:00 PM
The FD was checking for fire extinguishers at Waterloo. I think that was the first time we were checked.

Just an FYI...last year they were even checking tags and dates on the extinguishers as well as ratings...ours was just over the time date, they let it slide with a warning, but heard they gave some other teams a real hard time.

MR ASAP
07-21-2009, 04:32 PM
BBQ ASAP will be smokin in Grand Rapids. The fire marshall wants your fire extinguisher to be purchased within the past 12 months. Looks like I'm going shopping.

Scottie
07-21-2009, 05:06 PM
If you happen to buy a new one from a big box store... Make sure you save your receipt. Their products tend to be a little stale, so your receipt will prove it's new. Last year, I just purchased 2 new one's and they gave me a hard time, because the year that was stamped on the bottom of the extinguisher was the prior year.... I ended up going to a professional and getting it tagged. The new tagged one passed with flying colors in Rio Rancho, which is the most anal contest I have ever been at.

drbbq
07-21-2009, 05:14 PM
Does Big Moe still terrorize everyone up there? Last time I was there he gave us all the finger while he was getting his trophy, kind of like Brock Lesner.

Scottie
07-21-2009, 06:10 PM
Ahhh, Big Moe. 2002, it was my second ever contest. That was unbelieveable that whole mess. bet I never see someone flipping off the entire crowd ever again.

BTW, he still comes and shows up at 7:30 am. Last year, Merl paid him a visit to inspect. Might have to make that request again.

Man, 2002. Remember the cherries that Grandpa Cheese had and I think bbqBob was going to go rolling into that lake if he had anymore of those things...

Ford
07-21-2009, 08:07 PM
Man, 2002. Remember the cherries that Grandpa Cheese had and I think bbqBob was going to go rolling into that lake if he had anymore of those things...
And he was my helper and did my chicken that year. Now I understand.

But it was a great year meeting both of you for the first time.

Scottie
07-22-2009, 09:50 AM
Are you kidding Ford? I was your neighbor and had a front row seat for that whole cherry deal.. I did end up confiscating those cherries on him, so he wouldn't end up in the lake... I mean, I felt obligated to take them on him... :twisted:

Boss Hog Wild
07-22-2009, 06:49 PM
Good luck to all you guys and gals down in Grand Rapids. I'll be watching for the results. Wish I could get down there.... but I'm still trying to unpack from last weekend.

Ford
07-23-2009, 09:46 AM
If you are bringing a portable generator make sure you have a safety gas can - metal - costs $32.99 at Tractor Supply. They warned me that this year if I had a plastic can I'd not be allowed to use it and would not be able to sue the generator until I showed them a safety can.

Scottie
07-23-2009, 09:48 AM
Was that from the fire department? They never said that to me?

Ford
07-23-2009, 09:56 AM
Was that from the fire department? They never said that to me?
YUP. Said no exceptions next year and did give me a hard time about it.

Scottie
07-23-2009, 11:15 AM
John didn't know anything about it. I'll roll the dice... I've got enough gas cans.

CROSSCZEK
07-23-2009, 11:39 AM
I'll be up there early Sat morning to say hi to those folks I know, and hopefully meet some new friends.

Ford,
I can help you out, too, if you need it. I got some great practice with you at the Winter Thaw this past spring. I'll check in with you when I get there.

-scott

Ford
07-23-2009, 11:51 AM
I'll be up there early Sat morning to say hi to those folks I know, and hopefully meet some new friends.

Ford,
I can help you out, too, if you need it. I got some great practice with you at the Winter Thaw this past spring. I'll check in with you when I get there.

-scott
Looking forward to seeing you again. Carol will be there but she's not a great "runner" so if you're available from noon to 1:30 and can run boxes for me that would be great.

Scottie
07-23-2009, 01:02 PM
Ford, my oldest can assist you as well if you need help.

Ford
07-23-2009, 02:45 PM
Ford, my oldest can assist you as well if you need help.
Thanks but it looks like I'll be OK.