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2014 Indiana State Fair Backyard BBQ Comp.

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

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.

post #2 of 17

I didn't even know that we had that at the fair.  I might be up for if, or come along as a back up helper.  Have any details of the cook off?

post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

Here is the link.

 

Scroll Down to "Backyard BBQ Cookoff"

 

http://www.in.gov/statefair/fair/contests/2473.html

 

 

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.

post #4 of 17


Only thing that I see that would be an issue is no electric, so pellet ugly drum is out but the mini is in.  I didn't read anything about no gas, did you? 

post #5 of 17

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?

post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 

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.

post #7 of 17

Ill join you Brian if you go

post #8 of 17


Ok.....let me double check the date and if its open Im in.

post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 

So did any of you guys sign up?

 

I signed up online 2 weeks ago. All I got was a confirmation email so far.

 

Should be a good time.

post #10 of 17

 Good luck Saturday!

post #11 of 17

Well what happened?

post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 

Third place in pork loin.


First place in the open category. We made smoked cream corn.

Creamed corn

We got 5th place overall out of 24 teams. Had a great time, everyone was friendly and Shoups did a great job organizing everything. Anyone who wants to get their feet wet with a competition this would be a great opportunity.
post #13 of 17
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Chicken box.
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 

Rib Box.

Loin Box
post #15 of 17

vey cool, well done!!

post #16 of 17

Congrats- everything looked great! 

post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys.

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