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Buster Dog BBQ
05-11-2010, 08:34 PM
The organizer for this contest asked me to put the word out for more teams. This contest is a Saturday/Sunday contest and is actually only 15 miles down the road from the Waterloo, IA Fri/Sat contest. Here is the web site if you want more info http://bbqinthepark.com/. They are also paying out top 10.

ModelMaker
05-11-2010, 08:53 PM
If your on the fence for this one, give it a shot. It's smaller and the vibe is really nice.
And Roy goes out of his way for BBQ, he is deserving of the effort.
Ed

KC_Bobby
05-11-2010, 09:04 PM
This event has brought in some great teams in the past. We've cooked it twice and had a great time but unfortunately it doesn't look like our schedule allows this year.

Rookie'48
05-11-2010, 09:19 PM
Yep, it's a darn good contest. If you're doing W'loo you oughta make the weekend a "two-fer". It's thier third year as a sactioned comp and my third year judging it.

Balls Casten
05-11-2010, 10:28 PM
This will be our first year at it.
I'm told there are no problems getting parked in LaPorte after attending Waterloo ???? he said some come down right after cooking then head back to Waterloo for awards. ????

Buster Dog BBQ
05-12-2010, 06:47 AM
This will be our first year at it.
I'm told there are no problems getting parked in LaPorte after attending Waterloo ???? he said some come down right after cooking then head back to Waterloo for awards. ????
Yep. That's easy to do and plenty of time as long as you don't need hours to clean up.

Divemaster
05-12-2010, 08:11 AM
I know we are planning on being there but I'm not sure if I've sent in the check yet (check book is at home)...:doh:

This will be our first year at it.
I'm told there are no problems getting parked in LaPorte after attending Waterloo ???? he said some come down right after cooking then head back to Waterloo for awards. ????

Yep. That's easy to do and plenty of time as long as you don't need hours to clean up.
That's our plan!

KC_Bobby
05-12-2010, 08:21 AM
Roy is pretty aware of who is also cooking in W'Loo and what size rig each team has so he allows room for those teams. We just pulled down after awards in WLoo, so that can be done too.

Let the W'Loo organizer also know you are doing LPC so she places you in a spot that can be easy to get out of up there.

Divemaster
05-12-2010, 08:25 AM
Roy is pretty aware of who is also cooking in W'Loo and what size rig each team has so he allows room for those teams. We just pulled down after awards in WLoo, so that can be done too.

Let the W'Loo organizer also know you are doing LPC so she places you in a spot that can be easy to get out of up there.
Thanks for the heads up!

KC_Bobby
05-12-2010, 08:59 AM
Out of the 35 teams that did W'Loo last year, I believe 22 also did LPC.

Scottie
05-12-2010, 09:27 AM
Out of the 35 teams that did W'Loo last year, I believe 22 also did LPC.


My food never showed at LPC last year.... I think I forgot how to cook in that 15 mile drive...

Have fun guys. I enjoyed doing the double header. Not quite as fun as the Caravan of Carnage... From Milwaukee to Dubuque. But a close second...

KC_Bobby
05-12-2010, 09:40 AM
OK 21 1/2 teams :boxing:

We learned to cook chicken during those 15 miles

BBQ_Mayor
05-12-2010, 09:48 AM
This will be our first year at it.
I'm told there are no problems getting parked in LaPorte after attending Waterloo ???? he said some come down right after cooking then head back to Waterloo for awards. ????

Yep. Thats what we did. Pulled to LPC and as you pull into the park, there is a water station you can refill your tanks. It's sweet!

Smokin' Joe
05-12-2010, 09:52 AM
We sucked both places but I'm a glutton for punishment so we will be back.

Since we have been on the prize money kick lately I'll ask...whats the deal with this one? Payout is likely close to 50% of the entry fees? It doesn't appear to be a high cost place. Not complaining just curious, perhaps were raising money for a good cause, etc.

musicmanryann
05-12-2010, 10:05 AM
This will be our first weekend back after a two-week maternity/paternity leave (assuming the baby comes on time). We plan to have the new "Cru" member in tow for both W-loo and La Porte.

I am curious as well Joe. Didn't they charge for electricity as well? I think they only had 4 Porta-Johns, which they did not empty until the en of the event--they were yucky:puke:. Still a GREAT laid-back contest, just seemed a relatively low-cost one...

Smokin' Joe
05-12-2010, 10:12 AM
I am curious as well Joe. Didn't they charge for electricity as well? I think they only had 4 Porta-Johns, which they did not empty until the en of the event--they were yucky:puke:. Still a GREAT laid-back contest, just seemed a relatively low-cost one...

Yep, and $25 for extra space...$225 for us....agreed, I really liked the settting, attitude, etc

Buster Dog BBQ
05-12-2010, 10:28 AM
We sucked both places but I'm a glutton for punishment so we will be back.

Since we have been on the prize money kick lately I'll ask...whats the deal with this one? Payout is likely close to 50% of the entry fees? It doesn't appear to be a high cost place. Not complaining just curious, perhaps were raising money for a good cause, etc.
I think it was the minimum listed amount required by KCBS. I think that is why some contest haven't posted prize money. I could be wrong. Roy did tell me they are paying to 10 spots not 5.

monty3777
05-12-2010, 11:39 AM
I'd love to be there, but I don't roll on shabbos.

musicmanryann
05-12-2010, 12:43 PM
i'd love to be there, but i don't roll on shabbos.

shomer shabbos!

ModelMaker
05-12-2010, 05:33 PM
Would you guys quit it, I'm tired of axing Jeeves what the hill your talkin about.
shalom aleichem
Ed

luckyduk
05-12-2010, 06:54 PM
If your on the fence for this one, give it a shot. It's smaller and the vibe is really nice.
And Roy goes out of his way for BBQ, he is deserving of the effort.
Ed
I had the pleasure of meeting Roy a couple weeks ago(bought a pallet of lump through him), he seems like one helluva guy...would talk your ear off as long as you would like:-P

Would like to try Laporte, but with Waterloo before that and only a meat sponsor that prolly wouldn't go for two in one weekend....doubt I can make it work....

ModelMaker
05-13-2010, 10:49 AM
I had the pleasure of meeting Roy a couple weeks ago(bought a pallet of lump through him), he seems like one helluva guy...would talk your ear off as long as you would like:-P

Would like to try Laporte, but with Waterloo before that and only a meat sponsor that prolly wouldn't go for two in one weekend....doubt I can make it work....

Welcome Justin, Nice lookin rig, you built that? We're cooking W'loo this year also then judging LaPorte. With a building that large you must not live in town. My youngest boy lives in Denver also. Are you going to cook any other N.E. IA events. Do you know 2 empty bottles there in Denver?
I'm sure we'll meet up sometime.
Ed

luckyduk
05-13-2010, 12:28 PM
Welcome Justin, Nice lookin rig, you built that? We're cooking W'loo this year also then judging LaPorte. With a building that large you must not live in town. My youngest boy lives in Denver also. Are you going to cook any other N.E. IA events. Do you know 2 empty bottles there in Denver?
I'm sure we'll meet up sometime.
Ed

Yeh I built that a couple of winters ago..I live just south of town, but what's the name of your boy, more than likely know him....I was thinking of doing Marshalltown if room left?
Yeh I know Mark from 2 empty bottles really well, he is the one who got me interested in doing a couple comps!

Talk to you around

BearCat
05-13-2010, 12:48 PM
We actually were just discussing this one and right now are about 80% gonna make it. although the back to back sounds intresting maybe we will try both?