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Ron_L
09-09-2009, 10:03 AM
OK... Who's coming to Arthur? Captain Ron's Brew-n-Que will be there.

stlgreg
09-09-2009, 10:14 AM
I was there two years ago. It doesnt look good for us.

Stoke&Smoke
09-09-2009, 10:19 AM
We'll be there! Hopefully less loaded down than Milwaukee!:biggrin:

Bud's BBQ
09-10-2009, 06:04 AM
We are really thinking about it but not sure I can get 3 weeks of vacation to make the trip......horse changes and all :rolleyes:

(Don't Joe and Nicole look so much younger?)



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DocStl
09-10-2009, 08:26 AM
Ques your Daddy should be there!

Doc

Ron_L
09-10-2009, 08:37 AM
We are really thinking about it but not sure I can get 3 weeks of vacation to make the trip......horse changes and all :rolleyes:

(Don't Joe and Nicole look so much younger?)


Is that the SmoScoHoCo? (Horse Coach... Where did your mind go?)

Where's the pit?

Ron_L
09-14-2009, 04:55 PM
Any one else?

Stoke&Smoke
09-14-2009, 05:13 PM
Guess it's just gonna be you, us, and the Scotsmen Ron:biggrin:

Scottie
09-14-2009, 07:28 PM
I'll be there. I think this year, the Reverend, Dr Porkenstein and myself are gonna go to the store and get us some Amish duds. We'll be stylin'...

one2bbq
09-14-2009, 10:56 PM
we will be there. heard the gift bag was a good one.

BealeStreetWayne
09-15-2009, 07:44 PM
Beale Street has decided to make it to this one - first outside of Michigan for us.

Does anyone know how many Teams have committed?

Bud's BBQ
09-15-2009, 09:41 PM
Is that the SmoScoHoCo? (Horse Coach... Where did your mind go?)

Where's the pit?


.....mind is still going.......

The buggy is the pit.......

Bud's BBQ
09-15-2009, 09:44 PM
Beale Street has decided to make it to this one - first outside of Michigan for us.

Does anyone know how many Teams have committed?

Great, this is the most beautiful little town. Do bring ear plugs - freight trains go by every 20 minutes it seems.

Not sure we are going to make it - get back from the Royal on tuesday and would have to leave for Arthur on Thursday - Yikes!!

Ron_L
09-16-2009, 05:22 PM
Does anyone know how many Teams have committed?

I received an e-mail from George today and he has 30 in hand and is expecting 40.

CurlyQ
09-16-2009, 06:38 PM
The Flying Burritos will be representing Indiana at this one. Sorry New Albany! Entry not in yet, but will be on the way shortly.
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Curly

Stoke&Smoke
09-17-2009, 05:28 PM
We're gonna try and get down there Thursday afternoon. Anyone else going early?

CIBR
09-22-2009, 12:32 PM
Glad to see the interest in our little event here in Arthur, IL. Like Captain Ron said we are expecting to have around 45'ish again this year. We always seem to miss that magic number of 50 but we will get there sooner or later.

We do plan on having our regular Friday evening competitions for anyone who is interested including sauce, side (pumpkin), and dessert (apple) that is open to all teams and doesn't cost anything to enter. We also plan on doing the public bbq dinner down at the community building that is open to everyone. For those that don't feel like eating bbq the night before will open the bbq headquarters up to the cooks on Friday evening with some snacks and our obligatory keg of beer.

We are doing our best to schedule the trains to come by every 24 minutes instead of their standard 20 minutes to make sleeping more peaceful. We also have the same gals putting together the cook gift bags this year and we gave them a bit more notice so they should turn out pretty nice. We also hope to give them out during th actual cooks meeting this time instead of waiting until the first turn in time.

Last but not least we have the gals making fresh cinnamon rolls again for Saturday morning so be sure to visit http://www.cibr-bbq.com/forms/2009cinn.htm to get your order in for a pan.

As always if anyone has any questions don't hesitate to give me or George a call at 217-543-2766 or shoot us an email at bbq@arthuril.com and we will do our best to answer any questions.

rweller
09-22-2009, 03:23 PM
CIBR (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/member.php?u=12534) , I have a question. Can judges order the cinnamon rolls and pick them up when they get there Sat. Morning? Also I sent en email to bbq@arthuril.com, had a question about the Table Captains class on Thursday night but I haven't received an email back yet. Can you check on that for me?

Thanks

CIBR
09-22-2009, 04:36 PM
Ralph,
On the first question, Yes, anyone can order the cinnamon rolls and grab them when they get into town. The gal who is doing cinnamon rolls this year will be setting up a stand to distribute the cinnamon rolls to the pre-orders and she will also be selling other baked goods throughout the day to the crowd.

As for the table captain question I put together a quicky webpage to show what is required to attend the class at http://www.cibr-bbq.com/tablecaptain.html but a quick rundown of the requirements:

Requirements:
Must be a KCBS Certified BBQ Judge
Must be paid up with KCBS Dues
Must have judged a minimum of 10 contests.

We will be holding the table captain's class at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the BBQ headquarters which is located right in downtown Arthur. The fee to take the class is $25.00 and will be taught by Mike Lake.

George managed to go and pull his back late last week and has been falling behind on his email's and other contacts. He manages to throw out his back at least once a year, thank goodness he is getting it out of the way before the contest.

If there are more questions don't hesitate to give us a shout at 217-543-2766, just ask for Adam or George.

rweller
09-22-2009, 07:10 PM
Thanks Adam, put me down to do the tables Captains class. I'll see you there Thursday night.

Ron_L
09-22-2009, 09:21 PM
We are doing our best to schedule the trains to come by every 24 minutes instead of their standard 20 minutes to make sleeping more peaceful.

Thanks! :biggrin: Can you also arrange to have some oil available for the creaking pit doors on the stick burners? :rolleyes: :biggrin: :cool:

CIBR
10-02-2009, 09:13 AM
We are still looking for some more kcbs judges for our event. If you happen to know of some folks that would be interested in helping judge our competition send them over to http://www.cibr-bbq.com/forms/judges%20form.htm and have them sign up.

Everything seems to be running on track for the comp this year with about 45 total teams. Out of the registrations for this year we have about a dozen new pro teams that have not competed here before. Anyone who was here last year should remember the two gentlemen who competed in the thrill with a little homemade setup they brought down here on their motorcycles. This year they are competing in the KCBS division. Should be interesting to see what they are bringing this time.

As always, 217-543-2766 or bbq@arthuril.com if there are any questions.

Ron_L
10-07-2009, 02:34 PM
I hope everyone has their long undies for Friday night! We'll have the fire pit burning on Friday evening and coffee on Saturday morning.

Friday
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Blustery and overcast. Rain in the morning tapers to passing sprinkles or brief showers in the afternoon before ending. North winds 10 to 22 mph become northwest at night.




Saturday
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Mixed sun and fair weather clouds, cool for the season.

Scottie
10-07-2009, 02:40 PM
Man, I might actually have to turn the furnace on in the RV.... I might want to pack something other than shorts too... :roll:


which reminds me that I have to order some cinnamon rolls for Saturday breakfast for my girlies...

Bones
10-07-2009, 11:07 PM
The Bartlett Boneheads will be in Arthur about noon. Ron I will stop fridy night to warm up by the fire and saturday for a cup of coffee. I will trade you a cinnamon roll for coffee.
See everyone friday.

Chris

CIBR
10-08-2009, 11:18 AM
Definitely pack long pants and jackets, its gonnabe a cold one. Luckily it won't be as cold as it was at our 2nd annual four years back. During the night it was freezing rain and snow mix for the majority of the night and the day was frigid and windy.

Now maybe more of the cooks will appreciate the trains that go by every 20 minutes since it provides a temporary wind barrier.

Everything seems to be running on schedule even though it is a wet schedule. Pretty much all I have to do now is get a priest, minister, and a rabbi to bless our power boxes so we won't blow fuses all night with all of the heaters that will be kicking on.