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Smokin Mike
10-09-2009, 04:59 PM
Join us on December 4th and 5th, 2009!

Join other enthusiastic barbecue cooks for Cookshack's 2009 Fast Eddy’s Cooking Class, December 4 – 5, to learn how to prepare championship quality barbecue. This popular class sells out early so reserve your spot today. (http://e2ma.net/go/2469521478/2248384/85021877/2340/goto:http://store.cookshack.com/p-367-fast-eddys-cooking-class.aspx)
Ed "Fast Eddy" Maurin, well-known championship cook, and David Bouska, Butcher BBQ Team and 3rd ranked KCBS champion, will teach class participants their secrets of winning barbecue.
The class includes lectures and demonstrations, and class members prepare and smoke chicken, ribs, pork butt, and brisket in state-of-the-art Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack smoker ovens (http://e2ma.net/go/2469521478/2248384/85021867/2340/goto:http://store.cookshack.com/c-78-fast-eddys-by-cookshack-smokers.aspx) provided by Cookshack.
This hands-on class is right for anyone who wants to improve his or her barbecue cooking skills. Past participants have included competition cooks, caterers, backyard barbecuers, restaurant owners and chefs. Kell Phelps, publisher of the National Barbecue News and Derrick Riches, about.com (http://about.com/) Barbecue Guide have taken the class.
Class members have gone on to win grand championships at the Jack Daniels Invitational BBQ, the Houston Livestock & Rodeo World BBQ Championship, and the American Royal.
The cost of the class is $300. Consider it an investment. Carolyn Wells, Executive Director of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, estimates that KCBS-sanctioned events will pay out $2.2 million to winners in 2009.
Class Highlights
Complimentary KCBS Certified Barbecue Judging Class -- learn what judges are looking for
Welcome dinner with menu of whole hog, salmon, prime rib, pork loin, turkey breast, sides and dessert
Lectures and demonstrations by instructors who will tell you how to make championship 'que!
Hands on prep and cooking experience with Fast Eddy's smokers provided by Cookshack to improve your barbecue skills to a new level
Make new friends who love barbecue as much as you do

Sign up now to be on your way to being a championship barbecue cook! Call us at 1-800-423-0698 or read more online. (http://e2ma.net/go/2469521478/2248384/85021869/2340/goto:http://cookshack.com/cooking-classes)
Your Instructors

Ed “Fast Eddy” Maurin

Ed, a retired Kansas City firefighter, makes his home in Kansas City and can frequently be found in Ponca City working on product improvements and development with our R&D team. He has been a winner on the barbecue circuit since the early 1990’s. He travels to barbecue competition events across the USA, and has appeared on national television barbecue cooking programs such as Chris Lilly's All-Star Barbecue Championship Series, the Versus BBQ Championship Series, and ESPN2's Competitive Edge.

David Bouska, Butcher BBQ Team

Meat processor David Bouska started competing under the team name Butcher BBQ in 2006. As of mid-September, 2009, the team is ranked third in the nation by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.
The team has accumulated 5 Grand Championships, 3 Reserve Grand Championships, 12 top 5 finishes overall, and 33 top 5 finishes in all individual categories. Most recently Butcher BBQ ranked in the top ten overall at the 2009 American Royal Invitational, competing against 119 "best of the best" teams. In 2008 Butcher BBQ cooked the Jack Daniels World BBQ Cook-off and placed 1st in pork and 4th overall.
He has 28 years’ experience in the meat industry; judging, presentation, curing meats, making sausages, and smoking meats are a few of the skills he has acquired. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma & Texas Meat Processors Association.

KC_Bobby
10-09-2009, 08:24 PM
Location? Ponca City, OK?

JD McGee
10-09-2009, 09:15 PM
Hmmmm...well Swamp...do you think we can schmooze the womenfolk and bug out for this one? I'll get mine all liquored up tonight and let you know in the mornin'...:twisted:

Smokin Mike
10-09-2009, 09:36 PM
Location? Ponca City, OK?

yes, sorry, it's at Ponca City.

i went to it last year, great class, but it was eddy and paul (head country guy)

ThomEmery
10-09-2009, 09:42 PM
Always a good class
David is a great addition

Buster Dog BBQ
10-09-2009, 10:20 PM
I think I am going to go. Anyone else in?

KC_Bobby
10-09-2009, 10:31 PM
If it was Sat/Sun ... yes. But I've pretty much eaten all my days up til Jan 1.

Buster Dog BBQ
10-09-2009, 10:54 PM
If it was Sat/Sun ... yes. But I've pretty much eaten all my days up til Jan 1.

Does anyone know if the judging part is Fri or Sa? Bob, if it is Fri night you can skip that since you are a judge. I have no interest in going through judging class again.

JD McGee
10-09-2009, 11:04 PM
I think I am going to go. Anyone else in?

Swamprb and I are seriously considering it. If we can swing it...we're in. We need to know what the judging criteria is back east as opposed to the Pacific Northwest so we can adjust our game plan for the Royal...or (hopefully) the Jack next year. I think my wife is on board as well...and I'm pretty sure I can deduct the expenses through our catering business as education and training. :rolleyes:

ThomEmery
10-09-2009, 11:10 PM
http://store.cookshack.com/p-367-fast-eddys-cooking-class.aspx

DMDon
10-09-2009, 11:34 PM
I think I am going to go. Anyone else in?

Rod, I'm thinking about going. I would like to get an FEC for next year.

Diva Q
10-10-2009, 02:12 AM
This is going to take a LOT of convincing of the CFO of our house (my hubby)

Smoke'n Ice
10-10-2009, 06:44 AM
Swamprb and I are seriously considering it. If we can swing it...we're in. We need to know what the judging criteria is back east as opposed to the Pacific Northwest so we can adjust our game plan for the Royal...or (hopefully) the Jack next year. I think my wife is on board as well...and I'm pretty sure I can deduct the expenses through our catering business as education and training. :rolleyes:

You might be supprised to know that the judging criteria in the Mid-west is the same as the Pacifice Northwest. Up until several years ago, judging a PNWBA contest could be counted toward KCBS Master Judges points. It has more to do with local tastes and flavors and the number of CBJ's at the local contest as well as your cooking abilities.

Mack

HoDeDo
10-10-2009, 10:00 AM
Should be a great class! Eddy has more BBQ knowledge in his pinky, than I've got in 15 years :0

JD McGee
10-10-2009, 10:19 AM
You might be supprised to know that the judging criteria in the Mid-west is the same as the Pacifice Northwest. Up until several years ago, judging a PNWBA contest could be counted toward KCBS Master Judges points. It has more to do with local tastes and flavors and the number of CBJ's at the local contest as well as your cooking abilities.

Mack

That's what we're lookin' for...:-P I wonder why judging PNWBA comps no longer counts toward KCBS points now?

Looks like I got the thumbs up from the boss...she's treating it as my early Christmas present! Cool...:cool: Time to check the flight schedule and wake up Swamprb. :lol::lol::lol:

ThomEmery
10-10-2009, 10:52 AM
Because the PNWBA is not part of the KCBS

JD McGee
10-10-2009, 11:00 AM
Because the PNWBA is not part of the KCBS

That's too bad...I'm assuming they were at some point.

Smokin' Joe
10-10-2009, 11:22 AM
I'm thinking about going depending on schedule...anyone know if Pellet Envy/Trig OS/HT is having a class in the midwest again this year?

tboneld
10-10-2009, 11:27 AM
I'd like to go!

ThomEmery
10-10-2009, 12:06 PM
I'm thinking about going depending on schedule...anyone know if Pellet Envy/Trig OS/HT is having a class in the midwest again this year?

No dates set at this time

Merl
10-10-2009, 01:03 PM
Does anyone know if the judging part is Fri or Sa? Bob, if it is Fri night you can skip that since you are a judge. I have no interest in going through judging class again.

The CBJ Class will be Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Friday evening will be a social gather and bbq talk.
Cooking class is Saturday.

I took the class several year ago. It was fun and I learned a lot. I have visited the class several other years, and its always been great. Looking forward to this years class.

See you at Cookshack.

Merl
The CBJ class and social dinner, will be at a nearby church. Cooking Class at the Cookshack headquarters.

Buster Dog BBQ
10-10-2009, 04:05 PM
The CBJ Class will be Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Friday evening will be a social gather and bbq talk.
Cooking class is Saturday.

I took the class several year ago. It was fun and I learned a lot. I have visited the class several other years, and its always been great. Looking forward to this years class.

See you at Cookshack.

Merl
The CBJ class and social dinner, will be at a nearby church. Cooking Class at the Cookshack headquarters.
Thanks Merl. That's what I needed to know.

Butcher BBQ
10-11-2009, 07:03 AM
Rod, I'm thinking about going. I would like to get an FEC for next year.

Part of the class is hands on and you will be cooking on a FEC 100 so no better time time to test one out. The class will be limited to 40 so please react fast. If you do not want to attend the judging class I recommend making it to the social on Friday night it is alot of fun to visit with and make new friends.

Ron_L
10-11-2009, 10:21 AM
I went to this class last year and learned a lot. David (Butcher BBQ wasn't an instructor last year, but he did help Eddie and Paul quite a bit. I think he will be a great addition to the class!

I had already been through the Rod Gray/Johnny Trig class so some of the material in this class was a repeat, but the FEC specific info was great. Just being able to talk to Eddie at breaks was worth the cost of the class!

KC_Bobby
10-11-2009, 10:41 AM
Note to self ... must find one more day on my vacation schedule so I can take off. I guess I can work the day after Thanksgiving.

Rod/Don, think there's room for 3 in my Jetta? If not Buster's truck probably gets the best mileage.

thenewguy
10-11-2009, 08:48 PM
I was thinkin about this class the other day- I was hopin it'd be goin on!
ROADTRIP?

Charcoalloungers
10-13-2009, 07:42 PM
That didn't take long...sold out! Glad I got in :shock:

bigdogphin
10-13-2009, 07:46 PM
Wonder if I got the last spots my brother and I signed up last night. whew! Look forward to see all of you that are gonna attend.

Butcher BBQ
10-13-2009, 07:53 PM
Thanks everyone for the post about the class, I have not been in touch with Cookshack today so I don't know if it is sold out. I will check with them and let you know.

Plowboy
10-13-2009, 08:31 PM
If I don't head back to Arizona that weekend, I've offered to come down to Ponca City and pit bitch for David and Eddy. It is a fun weekend. I attended last year.

Also go look up a KC team called Holy Smoke. They won two GC's this year after taking the class.

ThomEmery
10-13-2009, 09:56 PM
Yep We did the class a few years ago same year as Merl before we had a FEC100
It would be great to do it now when we now what questions to ask :)

Plowboy
10-13-2009, 09:59 PM
Yep We did the class a few years ago same year as Merl before we had a FEC100
It would be great to do it now when we now what questions to ask :)

I know of a couple of guys that will be in Arizona in four weeks that may have answers to some of those FEC questions. :lol:

ThomEmery
10-13-2009, 10:01 PM
Looking forward to it
back to topic you hijacker

Butcher BBQ
10-14-2009, 04:01 PM
Ed Powell informed me today it is full, they will take your name and place it on a 2nd list incase they have a cancellation.