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FatBoyz
02-05-2010, 11:30 AM
this is not to start chit this is just to see how people feel about things in comps!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so hear goes...
Do you think trailers with the cooker inside should be band? Or hiding your whole site with tents and sides? now remember i cook this way. so i am throwing myself under the bus to!!! I think after carful consideration that your cooker should have to be out side... I am not saying that anyone is cheeting. i just want to know if anybody thinks this way? as i am not going to be as i call it hiding in my RV or trailer this year but i will be putting some sides up if the weater is bad... So what to ya'll think? this is just for fun and for your opinion and everyone can have an opinion. so no azz packing someone for what thay feel... thanks

Lake Dogs
02-05-2010, 11:40 AM
I cook outside and suffer the weather like all the other outside folks. However, no,
I dont think it should be a requirement. I envy those folks, frankly.

Jorge
02-05-2010, 11:59 AM
Absolutely not. People that will cheat will find a way, no matter where they prep or cook. If someone wants some privacy they are entitled to it.

TN_BBQ
02-05-2010, 12:02 PM
I cook outside and suffer the weather like all the other outside folks. However, no,
I dont think it should be a requirement. I envy those folks, frankly.

Ditto!

I seem to recall some TV dutch oven cookoff where they did require folks to have a more authentic wild west cooksite (require might be too harsh, but every single one of them was braving the elements). Maybe that was because of their open flame/campfire requirement.

Same goes for jambalaya cookoffs (open flame...heck most of those supply the rice so folks don't go monkey'ng with par-boiled rice and stuff).

cbagby64
02-05-2010, 12:06 PM
Absolutely not. People that will cheat will find a way, no matter where they prep or cook. If someone wants some privacy they are entitled to it.

Agree totally. Cheaters are cheaters, indoors or out.

FatBoyz
02-05-2010, 12:07 PM
ohhhhhhh i will miss the rv this year belive that...

Jacked UP BBQ
02-05-2010, 12:10 PM
I think cook where and how you want, but there should be no objections to allow anyone to pop in. I have a large trailer and we prep in there for heat and a/c, but anyone is welcome in anytime, even during turn in. We put the cooker outside because of ventialtion isuues, but if I had it inside I would love it. I do hate people who keep to themselves and never come out of their selfmade caves though, it does make you wonder!

Ford
02-05-2010, 12:53 PM
As I'll have one of those trailers this year I sure hope I can cook out of it. After all I'll be fully HD inspected and licensed with the setup I have. Now I will have the ramp door open on the cooker section so anybody can see in and I'll probably do meat prep and box prep in that area rather then those clean vending counters but who knows.

Not sure about anybody coming in during box prep. A rep sure but otherwise only if invited. The rest of the time people can drop by and usually find me sitting under one of the awnings.

As far as cheating goes, people can cheat using EZUP's just as easily. When it's windy sides are up and you often can't see what's going on. And more cheating will go on outside the cooker than inside.

BChawg
02-05-2010, 01:11 PM
BBQ is a spectator sport for the average Joe--people that come to the events like to see the different set ups, smokers, and see the bbq teams. It's not much fun to walk through an event and see smoke rolling out of the side of a trailer with no visible activity in the area. I know we are there to win--just my two cents.

Clark

Scottie
02-05-2010, 01:14 PM
Absolutely not. People that will cheat will find a way, no matter where they prep or cook. If someone wants some privacy they are entitled to it.



Exactly.. I mean, I like to prep my meat when I am naked. I don't really want anyone else around.... :shock:

stlgreg
02-05-2010, 01:23 PM
Exactly.. I mean, I like to prep my meat when I am naked. I don't really want anyone else around.... :shock:
Note to self: Not going to a contest with a sausage category where scottie is competing

Scottie
02-05-2010, 01:41 PM
Note to self: Not going to a contest with a sausage category where scottie is competing



See how easy it is to keep people away!!!! :biggrin:

Jorge
02-05-2010, 01:43 PM
Exactly.. I mean, I like to prep my meat when I am naked. I don't really want anyone else around.... :shock:

I might be the only person ever to be grateful for H1N1!:lol:

Rookie'48
02-05-2010, 01:52 PM
Exactly.. I mean, I like to prep my meat when I am naked. I don't really want anyone else around.... :shock:

Note to self: Not going to a contest with a sausage category where scottie is competing

Note to self: Not judging any contests where Scottie is competing :eek:.

pahutchens
02-05-2010, 01:52 PM
Exactly.. I mean, I like to prep my meat when I am naked. I don't really want anyone else around.... :shock:

Almost thought I was in the caulk thread for a moment, then the to much beer thread...

FARK

FatBoyz
02-05-2010, 02:09 PM
Exactly.. I mean, I like to prep my meat when I am naked. I don't really want anyone else around.... :shock:
thank you you now owe me a new laptop... roflmao you know there is a comp where i was spoted in the buff at 3 in the morning... come to think of it we beat them guys to lol

Scottie
02-05-2010, 02:11 PM
thank you you now owe me a new laptop... roflmao you know there is a comp where i was spoted in the buff at 3 in the morning... come to think of it we beat them guys to lol



The good news is.... It looks like the new computer has spell check!!!

ModelMaker
02-05-2010, 02:38 PM
True Scottie, however they have not found the gramer checker to.....
I'm jsut sayin, Ed
ModelMaker

Buster Dog BBQ
02-05-2010, 02:56 PM
I could care less if they hide. I keep my stuff in my toy hauler but it's more because I don't want to drag it all out.

I really don't care what others are doing. I am usually so concentrated on what we do that the top 10 KCBS teams could be outside giving a free class on all their secrets and I wouldn't know.

The only thing I think it cuts down on is socializing.

Smoke'n Ice
02-05-2010, 05:38 PM
Locks keep honest people honest. Rules keep honest people honest. you get my drift.
:confused::icon_sickThanks for the image Scottie, I don't know if I can go to sleep tonight.:icon_blush::icon_cool:icon_bugeyed:icon_s ick:-?:eek::twisted:

Coz
02-05-2010, 06:09 PM
I guess I am one of the tent folks who put up the walls right away and leave them up all weekend.More for convience then hiding.Of course every time we left the yard last summer it rained .Most of the time every one just walks in any way .One of my best memories of last summer I was preppin somethin and Walt walks in and sees me working and about turned himself inside out sayin sorry and trying to get back out.I guess when you compete more then we do the privacy gets to be a big issue.Walt you come on in whenever you like just dont send the evil one after me...

KC_Bobby
02-05-2010, 10:52 PM
We do a lot of our work in our trailer, but the door is almost always open and we welcome others to come right in. We're not in there hiding, we're working in the set up we built. If we're not working or sleeping, we're usually outside socializing.

BigOlBoysBarBQ
02-06-2010, 01:53 PM
That was my team's mistake the first time we brought an easy up but no tarps to block the wind (duh) but 20/20 is hind sight. Like everyone is saying if they are going to cheat they are going to cheat some way or another.

smoke-n-my-i's
02-06-2010, 03:09 PM
Abt the only time I put my sides up is when it is windy and I want to block the wind from blowing dust/dirt and blowing my stuff all over the place. Otherwise it is open for everyone to see, including the trailer doors, back and side.

Cheaters will be cheaters whether inside or out, and sooner or later, they will be caught. Is it worth the DQ, and embarrasement, no.... so if you are cheating, that is up to you. We are grown ups, and I believe for the most part, everyone I have seen is doing it ok.

When I first started, I thought the same thing. When someone was in a totally enclosed tent, or trailer, I kept asking myself, what are they hiding or doing they shouldn't be doing... But after a year or so, they are just themselves, and doing what has to be done in their own way, just like I am. So, we do our own thing in our own way. Some just have more luxury than others because they want to. Maybe one day, I will have that luxury of that totally enclosed motor home, instead of my tent and small trailer. But for now, I am going to enjoy doing what I enjoy doing....

DCFIREMANN
02-06-2010, 05:00 PM
We have always been out in the open. I have never put up the sides on the EZ up tents. This year we have two new rigs. One is a toy hauler. I do plan on the cookers being outside but I will do the prep work in the A/C.

It was said here before, if someone wants to cheat they will find a way!

Be Safe

THE DAWG

CajunSmoker
02-06-2010, 05:31 PM
I don't even have sides for our ez up. I do have a camper, but I'm mostly outside unless the wife drags me in(or it's cold as chit like Little Rock last year):rolleyes:

FatBoyz
02-07-2010, 02:59 PM
as i have made the desition to cook and prep in the nude i think i will not put up my sides i feel the world should be alowed to see my tru form

Mo-Dave
02-07-2010, 05:02 PM
as i have made the desition to cook and prep in the nude i think i will not put up my sides i feel the world should be alowed to see my tru form


If you are cookin in the nude then you should not have a problem with people lookin in on ya, especially me. I am just sayin.:icon_blush:
Dave

dreed
02-07-2010, 06:15 PM
I enjoy my RV, it is great place to escape the elements and sleep. However, I enjoy all aspects of competition to be spending every waking minute in there