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Old 04-16-2005, 09:47 AM   #7
somebody shut me the fark up.
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Join Date: 08-13-03
Location: Clearwater, FL

Rob's absolutely right. A lot of "players" use a couple of WSMs or other combinations of cookers. Tim and I have been competing with a Bandera and a WSM - last time out a Bandera and two WSMs.

Lot's of homemade rigs, lots of "bachyard" horizontals, etc., etc. Do not let the lack of a big cooker keep you from giving it a try. In my earlier post I was indicating what will happen if you get hooked! :D You don't need all that to compete.

The backyard division has a lot less pressure but a lot of these guys do backyard for years - maybe the one local event but they do it every year! One huge advantage to doing backyard it that the meats (usually chicken and ribs) don't take all night - you can setup Friday, visit, etc. get some sleep, fire up the cookers at 6 am and make the 12:00 and 12:30 turn in's with no problem! :D
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