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 05-13-2006, 08:25 PM   #1
Gatordawg
Full Fledged Farker
 
Gatordawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-24-05
Location: Native Texan living in West Tennessee
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Question What is the best time? (to visit MIM)

Well next weekend my family and I head off to the Memphis in May BBQ festivities! I am really excited, this is my first big time competition to attend! I have a question!

When is the best time to be there? Is getting early worth the effort? I want to see all the rigs, etc. so that won't be a problem, but I know they do a thing when you can pay a certain amount and try out the cue from different sites. Do some sites ever just say here take some for free?

I just want to go and get the best experience and not look like a dork in the process. So if anyone has any great wisdom I am all ears!! Thanks and maybe someday I will be on a team at this thing, that would be fun!!
__________________
Charcoal Grill
Gas Grill
Set of Cast Iron Pots for Open Fire
Have wood
Gatordawg is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-14-2006, 01:05 PM   #2
Ron_L
Moderator

 
Ron_L's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-09-04
Location: Chicago 'Burbs
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

Assuming that this is a Friday to Saturday event, if you want to be able to talk to the competitors, Friday afternoon and evening is best. Once the guys get set up, things are pretty calm until the butts and briskets start going into the cookers. If you want to watch the action, then go on Saturday, but the teams will not be open to visiting then.
__________________
"Ron Rico, Boss. You can call me Captain Ron..."

Unwrap me!
Smoke me!
Eat me!

The Naked Fatty!

FEC-100/BWS Party/Memphis Pro SS/PBC/LBGE X 2/SBGE/Mini BGE/Nomad Pellet-matic/Good-One Model 42/WSM X 2/Cookshack Smokette 008/Weber Performer/Saber Cast 500/Weber Gasser (RIP)/Weber Kettle X 2/Weber Smokey Joe/WGA/UDS/Coffee Roasting Gasser

Remembering a friend
Ron_L is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-14-2006, 01:16 PM   #3
Kevin
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Kevin's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-06-05
Location: Southern Minnesota
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

No briskets Ron. It's a pig thing.
http://www.memphisinmay.org/site.asp...king%20contest
__________________
Kevin
Kevin is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-14-2006, 01:32 PM   #4
kcpellethead
Full Fledged Farker
 
kcpellethead's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-25-05
Location: Kansas City
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Friday night is usually when the teams host their parties. You will most likely not be able to chat with teams or see their pits then. Many teams have someone at their entrance to keep uninvited folks from entering their space then. I went Thursday evening a few years back. That was the perfect time. I would say that Friday afternoon would also work.
kcpellethead is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-14-2006, 03:01 PM   #5
Ron_L
Moderator

 
Ron_L's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-09-04
Location: Chicago 'Burbs
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin
Oops...

Reading in optional...

I didn't even see that it was MIM...
__________________
"Ron Rico, Boss. You can call me Captain Ron..."

Unwrap me!
Smoke me!
Eat me!

The Naked Fatty!

FEC-100/BWS Party/Memphis Pro SS/PBC/LBGE X 2/SBGE/Mini BGE/Nomad Pellet-matic/Good-One Model 42/WSM X 2/Cookshack Smokette 008/Weber Performer/Saber Cast 500/Weber Gasser (RIP)/Weber Kettle X 2/Weber Smokey Joe/WGA/UDS/Coffee Roasting Gasser

Remembering a friend
Ron_L is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-15-2006, 06:44 PM   #6
HoDeDo
Babbling Farker
 
HoDeDo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-19-06
Location: Kansas City
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

We usually show up early for the big ones. Never been to MIM, but I would assume it is like others, and you can show up Thursday evening. get in, that give you time to look around and get what you forgot before the masses arrive. You'll be able to walk around and chat it up - look at rigs, maybe help someone with an ez-up ; Early is good.... or after they have prepped thier comp. meat.
__________________
Andy /Smoke on Wheels Competition BBQ - www.smokeonwheels.com
HoDeDo is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-15-2006, 08:50 PM   #7
kcpellethead
Full Fledged Farker
 
kcpellethead's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-25-05
Location: Kansas City
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

For MIM, teams show up the weekend before. It's like nothing you've ever seen at a barbeque contest. Everyone should attend at least once. They build very elaborate structures and the parties are huge. You gotta go!
kcpellethead is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-15-2006, 10:43 PM   #8
Sawdustguy
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Sawdustguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-14-05
Location: Manorville, Long Island
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

For me anytime you are at a contest is a good time. Lots of fun and great people. The competition teams we have met are amoung the nicest people you will ever meet.
__________________
Guy (Pitmaster)
BBQ Team: Lawn Guyland Smokers

Stupidity for Dummies

…because sometimes, you just can’t dumb it down enough…
Sawdustguy is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mim butts Competition BBQ 13 08-13-2009 08:05 AM
Mim Pigs on The Run Competition BBQ 0 05-22-2006 12:07 AM
Anyone going to MIM? backyardchef Competition BBQ 3 05-20-2006 06:03 AM
Mim jminion Competition BBQ 4 01-12-2006 10:18 AM
First time visit to a competition. Kevin Competition BBQ 7 06-09-2005 02:27 PM

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 03:41 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