Hey BBQ Family
I would like to start getting into comp. bbq contest. I have attended a bbq cooking class and have learned a lot. Me and a friend have been practicing our chicken thighs, pulled pork, Ribs and briskets all summer on our church family, friends and neighbors. No one has gotten sick...lol.
I have a basic cheap offset smoker, but I am putting a budget together to see about getting a decent insulated smoker that I can compete with.
Also can anybody tell me the average spend you may do on a weekend contest? entry fees, meat, etc..
Seems that the way the contest work is that you pretty much cook all through the night for Sat late morning early noon box turn-in?
I am trying to see what is all involved at these contest. I have been to a bunch of them, but as a spectator I am only seeing the after effects. Seems it necessary to have a camper or RV for these events?
Can anybody shed some light on how I can get my feet wet? Or is it a bunch of folks who do catering or have a restaurant that can afford to do these with the 100K setups with the trucks, campers, RV's or those nice Trailers with the smoker mounted on the Porch?
Sorry I know it's a lot of questions but I like to know all of the details before I jump head first into something.