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Old 01-20-2005, 04:02 AM   #16
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Even Tim gets "testy" as we get close to turn-in!!
YUP --

I call it "focused" but "testy" works

Do your "exploring" outside of the turn-in windows for sure--go have a beer or do something safer

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Turn in is at 10 am? Why so early? The FBA in Okee is on Fri. and Sat., which is the better day to go, and how early should I get there (in order to bend some ears)? Sat. is much better for us, but we're very early risers.
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Old 01-20-2005, 06:43 AM   #17
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Turn in starts at 11:00 so a lot of teams are starting to focus shortly after 10:00.

Friday is setup, cooks meeting, etc. Some events have "anything but", or other contests (beer can chicken, etc.).

Saturday is when most of the activity happens.

The best time to show up is probably 8:00 or 9:00 am. Everyone is starting to move around - the coffee is on at a lot of sites, all the meats are on so there is a bit of time to gab. 10:00 a.m. until about 2:05 p.m. is a great time to be around the cook off but do not expect a lot of chit-chat - at least fromt he competitors!!

After 2:00 is ok but most teams are whupped!!
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Old 01-20-2005, 07:28 AM   #18
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Jeff--Friday night works fine too, if they are letting the public in.

Most of the teams are set up or almost ready, fires are just starting or about to get going. Coffee pots are hard to find, but a lot of the teams are "inbibing" fluids of unknown heritage

Overnight Friday and into the "wee hours" are when the teams do most of the internal visiting and such--great time normally while trying to stay awake

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Old 01-20-2005, 04:38 PM   #19
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Good information, thanks guys! From a spectators viewpoint, are there things to do between 10 and 2? Sorry, but I've never even been to one of these events - so I don't know what to expect. Are there Beer Tents set up or do we need to bring the cooler? How about concession's? Remember, I'm bringing the Wife - she likes 'Q, but she's not as fanatic as I am, so I want to keep her busy as well. I know Okeechobee very well, so if not - I can keep busy.
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Old 01-20-2005, 05:32 PM   #20
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Good information, thanks guys! From a spectators viewpoint, are there things to do between 10 and 2? Sorry, but I've never even been to one of these events - so I don't know what to expect. Are there Beer Tents set up or do we need to bring the cooler? How about concession's? Remember, I'm bringing the Wife - she likes 'Q, but she's not as fanatic as I am, so I want to keep her busy as well. I know Okeechobee very well, so if not - I can keep busy.
Jeff--plenty to do most of the time in my limited experience
BEER??? Plentiful so far
However, I just got the info for Crestview on 4-5 March. They are scheduled opposite the Al State Championships in Mobile (90 miles away) and the City will not allow booze--Period.
I wish them the best

I suggest you just go--don't think it through too hard!
Normally free or very low cost parking or entrance fee.
Cost (if any) depends on what else is going on at the site.
See what you think.

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Old 01-20-2005, 07:02 PM   #21
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Good information, thanks guys! From a spectators viewpoint, are there things to do between 10 and 2? Sorry, but I've never even been to one of these events - so I don't know what to expect. Are there Beer Tents set up or do we need to bring the cooler? How about concession's? Remember, I'm bringing the Wife - she likes 'Q, but she's not as fanatic as I am, so I want to keep her busy as well. I know Okeechobee very well, so if not - I can keep busy.
Jeff--plenty to do most of the time in my limited experience
BEER??? Plentiful so far
However, I just got the info for Crestview on 4-5 March. They are scheduled opposite the Al State Championships in Mobile (90 miles away) and the City will not allow booze--Period.
I wish them the best

I suggest you just go--don't think it through too hard!
Normally free or very low cost parking or entrance fee.
Cost (if any) depends on what else is going on at the site.
See what you think.

TIM
Well, that's pretty much what I had in mind - just thought I'd get some insite on it. Really looking forward to going!!!
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Old 01-20-2005, 09:18 PM   #22
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There is always the wandering around and looking at everybody's pits.
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Old 01-20-2005, 10:07 PM   #23
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Even Tim gets "testy" as we get close to turn-in!!
YUP --

I call it "focused" but "testy" works

Do your "exploring" outside of the turn-in windows for sure--go have a beer or do something safer

TIM
I'll have to remember the "I call it "focused"" part. I about drove BellyBro nutz, giving him a minute by minute countdown until each turn in time, then i hit the "panic" button when the boxes weren't ready at 5 minutes til turn in. we laugh about it now, but I admit, I was a major pain in the ass, no sleep, running on coffee, nicotine and adrenaline. I couldn't have been more "focused"!!!! No, I was jacked up!!
Man, the crash came hard too!!
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Old 01-21-2005, 03:49 PM   #24
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BRO KICK,
DF and I have settled into a nice groove for turn-in windows, at least for now. Each of us has things we prefer to do and it works out fine, most of the time. Roles are still evolving, but we have had no problem hitting the first half or middle of the window OK.

Stress level goes down with each event
But I am sure it will never go away

My personal goal in life is to find a Pork Turn-in that will score Max. All teams have the same challenge of "How in the hell do you make pulled pork pretty?". The ones I have judged were just pork piled in the container. How dull--No imagination at all! We are getting closer to great appearance scores, but not quite there yet.

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