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HUCKS 02-26-2010 01:10 PM

practice-practice-pratice
 
i know all about the more practice the better you get.but dog gone this will be the third weekend in a row of practice and i just bought the meat for this weekend and it was another 180.00. stating to get real expensive.but i have acquired alot of bbq eating friends lately

Divemaster 02-26-2010 01:16 PM

Welcome to the club... This is my third year and I'm still doing 'Practice Comps'...

Trust me, it does help!!!!

pahutchens 02-26-2010 01:17 PM

Are you sharing with the brethren your process and results for feedback?
Hope you have a great practice this weekend

Butcher BBQ 02-26-2010 01:18 PM

Take that $180 x 3 weekends you could have paid for a class and help take the learning curve out. This is just my thoughts and another reason for the old question "Are the high dollars for the classes worth it?".

Jacked UP BBQ 02-26-2010 01:19 PM

What he said........practice is no good if you are practicing the wrong thing. What are you practicing?

HUCKS 02-26-2010 01:28 PM

sorta happy with the way everything turns out now.but just trying to tweak it to that damn i want more taste

Capn Kev 02-26-2010 01:31 PM

Where are you getting your meat?? For practice purposes I use what's readily available and inexpensive. I can cook 3 racks of ribs, a brisket, and a couple of butts for under $75. However, I normally just do one meat each week...which helps keep the cost down.

early mornin' smokin' 02-26-2010 01:42 PM

i was gonna say, a packer 14/lbs, 2 butts about 14lbs, 3 racks about 14lbs, at rd1.99 a lb...usually about 85 dollars out the door

KC_Bobby 02-26-2010 02:46 PM

My practice is on hold until after PE class next weekend. Then game on til the PB class at the end of March. If March is decent weather the month is gonna fly.

J_Don 02-26-2010 02:58 PM

I agree with you. This is very abdictive and it's getting to where I dread shopping. It doesn't take long to drop $200.00 but it is worth it when you see the crowd get quite and the smiles on their faces and the compliments after they are done eating. I'm thinking about a part time job to pay for meat until I get good enough to try and start a catering business as a side line. The word is definitely getting out quick and I already have people starting to ask me to cook for get togethers and them supplying the meats. I definitely want to do the shopping and make the meat selections though. This has only happened since I joined the forum and learning techniques and practicing. Hard to turn out good food with poor quality meats. Thank you fellow brethern.

Captain Dave 02-26-2010 03:18 PM

Mere pocket change for you big boys.

Capn Kev 02-26-2010 03:24 PM

Here's a thought. Cook for your local Fire Department, and write it off as a charitable donation. That way you're getting your practice in and feeding the FD :wink:

ique 02-26-2010 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by HUCKS (Post 1196960)
i know all about the more practice the better you get.but dog gone this will be the third weekend in a row of practice and i just bought the meat for this weekend and it was another 180.00. stating to get real expensive.but i have acquired alot of bbq eating friends lately


Same here, I just dropped close to $200 on two butts, a brisket, 4 racks, and some chicken... plus sauce and rubs and marinades. Doing a practice run this weekend to work on timing.

J_Don 02-26-2010 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Capn Kev (Post 1197155)
Here's a thought. Cook for your local Fire Department, and write it off as a charitable donation. That way you're getting your practice in and feeding the FD :wink:

That's a Great Idea. Why didn't I think of that. Great way to make some new friends too.

dreed 02-26-2010 04:09 PM

I take orders from my co-workers, when I want to practice. and it usually covers all my expenses. Beside I am so sick of my own food and my co-workers thinks its the best thing since sliced bread


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