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Capn Kev
01-03-2010, 06:28 PM
I'm sure this question has probably been asked before, but where do you find the entry box warmers that I see a lot of teams using? ...the ones that keep the foam entry boxes warm during transport to the turn-in area?

Thanks in advance!

Cap'n Kev

Woodreaux BBQ
01-03-2010, 06:44 PM
i use a warming bag similar to what the pizza service use. The last competition with the weather in the 40's the judge opened all the lids to the entries and laid it on the table waiting for the table judge to pick it up. what a waste on keeping the entry warm.

dmprantz
01-03-2010, 07:20 PM
There was actually a thread on this within the past week with some links posted. Some ppl use the Keep things cold shopping bags you can get at most warehouse / grocery stores. Some people use Pizza bags. After looking for decent stuff, this is the one I would get when I get one...http://www.ultimatepizzabag.com/pizza_bags.htm - PBV2/14B

dmp

Candy Sue
01-03-2010, 07:24 PM
If you have someone who can sew, they aren't hard to make. My favorites are from the Amazin' Blazin' contest a few years back and Trish Trigg made some for Christmas a couple of years ago. Need a small 1/4" plywood piece and two 1/2" dowls for handles. be glad to send dimensions.

Exe-que-tioner
01-03-2010, 07:39 PM
We use one of those insulated covers that come with the "Pyrex" transportable (9"x13") casserole dishes. Works great!! :-D

Coz
01-03-2010, 07:59 PM
How about one of these
http://www.cafepress.com/bbqbrethren.38525683

MilitantSquatter
01-03-2010, 08:01 PM
I have one from Thermal Bags by Ingrid (inventor and patent holder of the insulated bag).

http://www.thermalbags.com/pizza.htm

Used it at my first contest, and now it's sits in my closet unused for several years.

Divemaster
01-04-2010, 08:47 AM
i use a warming bag similar to what the pizza service use. The last competition with the weather in the 40's the judge opened all the lids to the entries and laid it on the table waiting for the table judge to pick it up. what a waste on keeping the entry warm.
I would have screamed to high heaven! Neither the Reps nor the turn-in judges are not allowed to open ANY of the boxes. From the 'KCBS Contest Representive Advisories"

<B>6.25 Subject: Reps Opening Boxes
Question: Can a Rep or volunteer view a box before judging?
</B>Opinion: A volunteer or a rep is not allowed at any time to open a cooker’s entry box unless directed by that cook. It can only be opened at the judge’s table for appearance and passing out of samples. The only time it can be opened by a rep is if it is to correct an error. February 17, 2006

Swinebuck
01-04-2010, 12:51 PM
We also use the bag from the "Pyrex" transportable (9"x13") casserole dish. They have a incert in the bottom you can heat in the mirowave. It keeps the box warm durring transport. The dish works great to transport regular food when not at a competition.
Thanks
Mike

Capn Kev
01-04-2010, 01:58 PM
Thanks for all the replies! I went ahead and bought the Anchor Hocking version of the 9x13 portable pan with insulated carrier.

Dan - 3eyzbbq
01-04-2010, 02:04 PM
We also use the bag from the "Pyrex" transportable (9"x13") casserole dish. They have a incert in the bottom you can heat in the mirowave. It keeps the box warm durring transport. The dish works great to transport regular food when not at a competition.
Thanks
Mike

Didn't think that was legal according to KCBS rules. Wouldn't the heat source have to be charcoal or wood? Not trying to start an argument, real question.

dmprantz
01-04-2010, 02:16 PM
I agree with dan in theory, but I would think that you could pour hot water over it. I only say that because of the reports of ppl pouring hot water in a cooler or Cambro to warm it up. What's the difference here?

dmp

Capn Kev
01-04-2010, 02:42 PM
Good question. I had not thought about that. I'll have to ask my KCBS rep.

G$
01-04-2010, 02:48 PM
How about one of these
http://www.cafepress.com/bbqbrethren.38525683

Thank goodness this was not a picture of Brian's thong.

U2CANQUE
01-04-2010, 02:56 PM
Phew, can we just get to contest season?.....lol, it is usually about this time that we split hairs on rules.......when in doubt, ask, or suffer the consequences.....
But, with that said, I just use the premade ones like Trish had made in the past....works well, but, unless it is a huge contest, with a ton of walking involved, I dont bother....or, cold outside.......very very cold

Alexa RnQ
01-04-2010, 04:30 PM
Honestly, I had always thought they were more of a "good-luck-made-by-loving-hands" accessory more than anything else. To be fair, we only do two or three contests a year where cold weather is a factor -- at most of the rest, we're lucky the entry doesn't cook itself in the box!

U2CANQUE
01-04-2010, 05:10 PM
we only do two or three contests a year where cold weather is a facto you mean you guys are not going to come do some of the snow, and frozen tundra contests this year?,......lol.....

JayAre
01-04-2010, 05:41 PM
Didn't think that was legal according to KCBS rules. Wouldn't the heat source have to be charcoal or wood? Not trying to start an argument, real question.

I agree with dan in theory, but I would think that you could pour hot water over it. I only say that because of the reports of ppl pouring hot water in a cooler or Cambro to warm it up. What's the difference here?

dmp

I've been interested in this debate as well...could go either way, would love to hear the opinions out there, (sorry if this is a highjack)

Coz
01-04-2010, 06:15 PM
Thank goodness this was not a picture of Brian's thong.



Dont think I hadnt thought about it but didnt want to end up in Woodpile :evil:

Alexa RnQ
01-04-2010, 06:39 PM
you mean you guys are not going to come do some of the snow, and frozen tundra contests this year?,......lol.....
The ones we did where the dishpan froze were plenty cold enough for me! I'm a delicate flower from SoCal, talk to me again after it's 75 or above...

U2CANQUE
01-04-2010, 06:45 PM
I'm a delicate flower from SoCal
And, guess what, I will speak for all the Midwest, and let you know we are ALL glad that you guys do not head up this way......but, I am glad that I have gotten to know you guys in my travels, and yours as well.............best of luck this next year!!!

Alexa RnQ
01-04-2010, 06:47 PM
Oh, don't be so quick to blow us off, I haven't finished checking with Mapquest yet!

It was great to get to meet you too this year, don't you know that's why we would want to come see you? :mrgreen:

chopshop
01-05-2010, 05:16 PM
i use an electric blanket. i get a really long extension cord( about 2500 ft) and run really fast

JD McGee
01-05-2010, 09:23 PM
How about one of these
http://www.cafepress.com/bbqbrethren.38525683

Perfect...:-P...it just needs to be insulated...:cool: