Anyone participating in the State Fair BBQ Competition this year?
Never competed before and this is going to be a great event to get my feet wet. Saturday August 9th.
Here is the link.
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LIke I said, I have never participated but would be interested in hearing from those who have. I was there last year while it was going on, looked like a good time.
7. All categories must be cooked on wood, charcoal, gas grill or a smoker
It looks like gas is permitted by #7 in the terms and conditions.
I am definitely going to consider entering, have any of you used Shoup's rubs or sauces?
Since I will be using a stick burner my biggest issue is going to be space. 15x15 booth space is provided and my smoker is 12x6 at the very least. After you add tables, coolers, etc, its going to be cramped. Thats also assuming we can cook at the meats on one smoker and not need a charcoal grill, etc. I emailed the lady in charge last week and she said additional space could be purchased for $15/ft.
I have not used Shoups seasonings but I think you can buy them at local grocery stores.