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Old 05-22-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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Join Date: 04-25-10
Location: Rochester, NY
Default Kelly Wertz 4 Legs Up BBQ 101- HANDS ON CLASS

July 29th Brockport NY as part of the Brockport BBQ & Music Festival. 585-472-5093

$399 per person ($375 prior to 6/1)
spouses or domestic partner $99 (the person you go home to and kiss, not just your BBQ buddy or teammate)
Two person BBQ Team $785 ($745 prior to 6/1)

What you will learn:

• Smoking/Barbecuing• Meat Cuts• Meat Quality• Sauces• Rubs & Seasonings• Knife Skills• Beginner to advanced competition BBQ techniques• Insights into competition judging

What you will do:
• Bring your own smoker (if you have one)• Trim and cook your own brisket• Trim and cook your own pork butt• Trim and cook your own ribs• Trim and cook your own chicken• Build your own rub• Get tips and techniques from champion BBQ’ers• Have your meat evaluated by a panel of certified BBQ judges• Take home the meat you cook

What you will need to bring:
• Knives –Boning and Slicer• Your cooking supplies• Meat Injector• Smoker/Cooker if you have one and can bring one

What we will supply:
• All Meats & Spices• Foil & Food Film• Lunch & Drinks

A BBQ class designed for beginning BBQ’ers to experienced competition BBQ teams. This is a hands on class where we supply the briskets, butts, chicken and ribs and you cook em on your smoker. Then you will get to present your efforts to certified BBQ judges and have the opportunity to watch and interact with the judging process.
We do cover competition BBQ. We do take a lot of time discussing how to compete in BBQ competitions, our philosophy of how to do BBQ competitions from meat prep to flavor profiles to presentation boxes. At the end of each class, we bring judges in so you can present your offerings, and actually watch the judging process, get feedback from the judges, and ask the judges questions – an invaluable experience that you can not get anywhere else.
Our basic philosophy is to teach you BBQ concepts and techniques so that you can develop your own award winning BBQ flavors and style. We don’t give you all of the secret rubs, processes and secret mayonnaise handshakes that we use in competitions, because we want you to develop your own - for a lifetime of BBQ perfection.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:57 PM   #2
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Join Date: 09-21-10
Location: Anchorage Alaska

Great Class. Attended the one in Denver this past winter. Highly recommend.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:08 AM   #3
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Join Date: 11-12-06
Location: Des Moines, Iowa

I helped judge the class that Kelly put on in Jesup, Iowa last year. If he ever does another one that I can get into I'll be there! Judges give their scores to the contestants face to face. The judges (all CBJs at Jesup) had to justify their scores and answer any questions that the cooks asked - it was great!
Dave Compton
KCBS MasterCBJ # 22569
Member of the 100+ Contest Club
Judge Number 6 competition BBQ team

Possibly the only judge ever to get an award from a bunch of cooks

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Old 05-23-2011, 08:30 AM   #4
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Join Date: 09-10-03
Location: Great Bend, Kansas

Kelly puts on a great class. He is a super nice guy, and can COOK!

I have taken his class, and have judged for 3 of his other classes. It is a good interactive experience, when I judge I make notes of my thoughts for each entry and can pass that on to the cooks/students. It gives the cooks some instant feedback and allows them to ask questions about some of the judging procedures.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:38 AM   #5
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Join Date: 04-25-10
Location: Rochester, NY

Still need some folks to make our class happen. Please take a look and consider signing up! Should be a GREAT class. Kelly is on a roll and had won Three GC's in a row this year.

Email me for details and
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