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Bigmista 04-04-2005 02:33 AM

Attention So-Cal Brethren!!!
I just found out that the Beachfront Barbecue competition is in 2 weeks (April 15-16).

Are you guys interested in putting a team together and flying the brethren banner? It's down in Imperial Beach and I believe it's the same competition that Mook, Hornbri and BigMofo300lbs were in last year.

I know it's short notice but I think we could pull it together.

TK, Samichlaus, BigMofo300lbs, iceman62 and any other So-Cal Brethren, speak up quickly if you are interestd in doing this!! I have the details.

Bigmista 04-04-2005 01:18 PM

Is anybody in So-Cal awake yet?

icemn62 04-04-2005 02:47 PM

I would love to, but have to work that weekend. Since I have to switch with someone to move end of the month, I am commited. I may be able to swing through after work on 4/16 to say, hi,m and cheer on the sucess of the brethren

Bigmista 04-04-2005 02:49 PM

Okie doke. Thanks for your response. Hope some of the other brethren chime in.

Bigmista 04-05-2005 02:09 PM

Where are all of the So-Cal guys? Did I forget my deodorant?

chad 04-05-2005 02:31 PM


Go find the Mandalay Bay train wreck from October! :D

That will show you what happens with a cattle call attempt at a cook team.

If I were you I'd plan on going just to see what's up.

I lucked out when Tim and I hooked up last year - but it took months of planning and coordination before our first cookoff.

Just my $.02 worth - your mileage may vary! :mrgreen:

chad 04-05-2005 03:09 PM

A relatively short list of things to consider:

Who's paying the fees?
Who's in charge?

Things to bring:

Fire extinguisher
How to light the wood/charcoal
Bus tubs for sinks
Hot water?
Ice Chests - 1 for meat, 1 for ice, 1 for drinks, 1 dry for holding meat, etc.
seasonings - who's rub are you using - extra salt, sugar, turbinado sugar, etc.
plastic wrap
storage bags
breakfast food
dish washing stuff
hand washing stuff
coffee maker and makings

Where are you sleeping - are you sleeping. Who is responsible for lighting off the cooker(s). Who must be at the cook's meeting - who's the team captain? (this can be different than who's in charge!)

And so on.

Maybe we just over planned the first time and Tim and I can certainly throw together a team in a hurry now - but with "new" members and not having had all the stuff together you guys would really need to hump to make it in two weeks.

Phil and company have done it but only because Phil has all the crap in his carport! When I cooked with him in NJ I flew into Long Island on Thursday - we picked up the trailer and made a Costco run. I sorted and loaded stuff on the trailer while he and James were strapping down the BYC. We didn't get to Asbury Park until nearly mid-night and setup Friday morning. But, we could do this because he already had the crap ready (sort of!). We still hit Costco at home and then twice more in NJ. After doing this once you guys will be able to throw a team together too - I don't think Phil has cooked with the same team twice! :D

Now, these are just my thoughts. You guys can certainly make it happen but you'd have to straighten out who's paying what and when and then start exchanging checklists - if everyone is supposed to bring some things to the team.

chad 04-05-2005 03:17 PM

One more thing:

A cook team IS NOT a democracy! :D

You'll need a captain and that's usually the one that's paying the bills. Also, the captain is THE FINAL word on what happens - what gets turned in, etc.

At NJ Rob and I could have a say but Phil was THE FINAL word on what got turned in and how it was cooked.

Tim and I have cooked together enough now that we defer to one another now and then. He usually makes pit decisions and I do the seasoning and set the times. We discuss turn-ins and usually come to a mutual decision.

Again, these are just my thoughts.

I wish you guys would get a team together for the contest in SoCal and surrounding environ. :D

Bigmista 04-05-2005 04:33 PM

I talked to BigMofo300lbs. He did this competition last year and he wants to do it this year. Gonna see if his wife will let him come out and play.

Gotta try to catch up with TK but he's travelling I think.

Samichlaus 04-05-2005 07:44 PM

I'm out. Hosting a party Saturday night. Would love to have gone.

Bigmista 04-05-2005 11:49 PM

Guess it's just too close. There is another one later in the year. maybe we can all get together on that one.

Bigdog 04-06-2005 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by Bigmista
Guess it's just too close. There is another one later in the year. maybe we can all get together on that one.

Good idea. That's what KC and I decided. It is better to have good plans in advance, rather than try to put something together last minute, or in our case, when things were just not coming into place.

Bigmista 04-06-2005 03:05 PM

Here is the link for the next one:

icemn62 04-06-2005 09:35 PM

What are the dates for that one?

Bigmista 04-06-2005 09:53 PM

Weekend before the bash. June 17-18

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