The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Competition BBQ

Notices

Competition BBQ *On Topic Only* Discussion regarding all aspects of Competition BBQ. Experiences competing or visiting, questions, getting started, Equipment, announcements of events, Results, Reviews, Planning, etc. Questions here will be responded to with competition BBQ in mind.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 09-28-2013, 09:55 PM   #31
jeffturnerjr
is one Smokin' Farker
 
jeffturnerjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-20-13
Location: Midland, TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

my first competition I did myself and actually did better in results than my second one with a team. The results weren't due to my team but I did fair.
__________________
Husband, Father & Pastor. UDS, offset stick burner. Cook KCBS, & Lonestar BBQ Society.
jeffturnerjr is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-28-2013, 10:20 PM   #32
Scottie
Babbling Farker
 
Scottie's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-03-06
Location: Chi-Town
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I do it all the time. Just have an accurate timeline and follow it. Get stuff done early. Don't fall behind schedule, it's too hard to catch up.
__________________
cancersuckschicago.com
FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA BBQ TOUR

Red Jambo one off
FE 100
FEC 100
WSM
Homer Simpson 22 " Weber Kettle
Red 18 1/2" Weber Kettle
Black 26 3/4" Weber Kettle
Scottie is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 09-29-2013, 06:48 AM   #33
Rick Hamilton
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 05-05-09
Location: Yorktown, VA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Many of my comps are just me. I have used both gravity fed and currently a stick burner. Go to bed early and then a couple power naps in the early morning. Works out fine. The bigger challenge is the drive home without someone to share the driving duties...especially when 8-18 hours from home.
__________________
Hambones by the Fire, Jambo J5(sold...), FEC 100, WSM (stoked), 27.5 Weber OTG
Rick Hamilton is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-29-2013, 07:30 AM   #34
Rambo
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
Join Date: 09-27-13
Location: Lufkin TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I don't see why not if you're organized
Rambo is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-29-2013, 08:36 AM   #35
Bunny
Full Fledged Farker
 
Bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-03-08
Location: Pleasant Hill MO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rdstoll View Post
Hey just a quick question -

Is it possible for just a one-man "team" to realistically be able to compete in local BBQ competitions? Meaning, just myself? I'm not talking about the American Royal or some of the other very big competitions, just smaller, local ones with maybe less than 50 teams (yet still "official" KCBS).

Having caught the bug over the last two months I'm thinking about a nice stick burner (or something else) but one of the factors that enters into that equation is potentially using the cooker to compete, meaning I might need a somewhat bigger cooker than what I'd typically just use at home or for church-related entertainment, for example. Like a Lang 48 vs. a 60, etc.

I did it one time when Rich had to work. I used a bullet smoker and a weber, one table and one chair, (no tent) and had my 4 little kids running around me. It was a contest of 50 teams. I did pretty good.
__________________
Gotta love it!
Bunny is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-29-2013, 08:38 AM   #36
Nordy
On the road to being a farker

 
Nordy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-16-11
Location: Ponca City, OK
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I usually cook alone. It definitely can be done. It's more work... but you don't have to split the winnings either! I will sometimes have a box runner Sat AM which helps a lot.

GO FOR IT!
Nordy
Nordy is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-29-2013, 06:23 PM   #37
Rocky_Northern
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
Rocky_Northern's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-11-12
Location: owensboro ky
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

well i saw BK BBQ do it and win a grand turn around same day drive 150 miles enter another and win gc at that one copmletly by himself
he left before the awards by the way
true story
__________________
SLOW SMOKIN BBQ thank you and God bless
Rocky_Northern is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-29-2013, 08:52 PM   #38
Bourbon Barrel BBQ
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 06-27-10
Location: Louisville, KY
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I've done it before. I don't think my results really suffered but the amount of extra work didn't make it very fun. I personally don't want to make a habit of it.
__________________
www.bourbonbarrelbbq.com
Bourbon Barrel BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-29-2013, 09:21 PM   #39
JD McGee
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
JD McGee's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-28-07
Location: Duvall, WA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Yep...lots of folks do...and do well! Me?...not gonna happen unless Rhana kicks the bucket...then I'm moving to So-Cal to live with Steph!
__________________
Wine Country "Q" Competition BBQ
PNWBA Team of the Year...2011, 2012, & 2013
Founder
Northwest BBQ Society
We cook on MAK Grills , Big Poppa Drum Smokers, & WSM's
Proudly sponsored by Big Poppa Smokers, Kosmo's Q, Simply Marvelous BBQ, and MAK Grills
JD McGee is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-29-2013, 10:15 PM   #40
Muzzlebrake
Babbling Farker
 
Muzzlebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-22-06
Location: Pleasant Valley NY
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I do it all the time, probably half of the contests I did this year were solo. The other half my wife comes with me and she is my box runner. Someone else added to the mix at this point would be in my way more than they would be a help.

I use Yoder pellet cookers and get plenty of sleep.
__________________
Sean Keever

"What sort of people are these charcoal masters? They behaved badly and were unconcerned with appearances. Their hair was long and unkempt and their clothes were wrinkled and old. They drank beer to and from the crab house and they made rude noises while we cooked." Tao of Charcoal
Muzzlebrake is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-29-2013, 10:58 PM   #41
mikeleonard81
Full Fledged Farker

 
Join Date: 12-11-12
Location: kettering. ohio
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Parrot head drove from South Dakota by himself, set up, cooked, ran his own turn ins, tore down, and drove home from Ohio this weekend by himself I'm pretty sure. Oh, and he won! Congrats to him! ( All that from 1 man. I think it's time to start testing for performance enhancers in bbq comps. He's super human!)
mikeleonard81 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-30-2013, 09:13 AM   #42
wrenfro12
Knows what a fatty is.

 
wrenfro12's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-25-12
Location: woodstock, ga
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I only cook backyard so take it for what it's worth.....My team used to be me and my college age daughter. She found a boyfriend and now hanging out with dad is not as much fun any more.

I am now starting to do comps solo and it is not so bad....The hardest part for me is I have bad knees and running the boxes and getting ready for the next turn in can be painful. since going solo I have switched from a stick burner to a couple of UDS. With my knees I do need the rest at knight.
__________________
Wilbur's Been Smokin' Somethin'
Woodstock, GA

wilbursbbq.com
wrenfro12 is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-30-2013, 09:44 AM   #43
big brother smoke
somebody shut me the fark up.


 
big brother smoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-03-06
Location: Ventura, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JD McGee View Post
Yep...lots of folks do...and do well! Me?...not gonna happen unless Rhana kicks the bucket...then I'm moving to So-Cal to live with Steph!



Yea, cooking alone takes organization and focus. One must limit distractions such as mind altering substances and overly socializing.
__________________
Peace and Smoke,
BBS

https://www.bigpoppasmokers.com/stor...nufacturer=314

Powered by the West Coast Offense: Big Poppa Smokers and Simply Marvelous

"Walk with Us"
big brother smoke is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 09-30-2013, 09:45 AM   #44
rweller
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 07-01-08
Location: Beardstown, Illinois
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

A good friend of mine Gilly from Gilly's BBQ is a one man team and currently ranked 4th in KCBS team of the year rankings.
__________________
Ralph Weller, BWS Fatboy, WSM Bullet, KCBS Master CBJ, Certified Table Captain
rweller is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-30-2013, 11:17 AM   #45
Candy Sue
Take a breath!

 
Join Date: 09-03-09
Location: Pine Bluff, AR
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Organization, planning and streamlining everything. Don't take anything you don't need.

My problem is I talk too much. Mostly alone cooking for 10 years as of last weekend.
Candy Sue is online now   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts