Originally Posted by txschutte
Do you have them and how did you get them? Only reason I ask, is I have started tallying up the cost of one comp, and was thouroughly scolded by the better half.
Also, what do your sponsors cover?
Any advice would help.
How much did your estimate come to? It costs me between $300 & $400 to do a comp, that includes the entry fee & the groceries (meat's sauces, ect.) I cook 2 - butts 1 - 12 lb. brisket, 3 slabs ribs & about 16 thighs.
I don't golf or anything so my wife has no problem with this, we have friends that golf almost every weekend of the summer & they easily spend a couple hundred bucks a weekend on green fees, beers, lunch, equipment. We camp almost every weekend $35 + grocieries for the whole family
I sell to co-workers & neighbors whenever I fire up the pit, this has paid for all the meat I cook on a weekend (including what I keep for myself) & I put the extra $$$ in an envelope marked competition $$$. I then buy the groceries with this $$$.