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Old 10-16-2005, 09:47 PM   #1
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I sit on the board of two BBQ Associations (KCBS & WBBQA). The WBBQA helps organize competitions and uses KCBS to sanction them. As someone tht needs to look at the growth of the sport banning the Guru or pellet cookers as examples it would be a step back. What has to be decided is what we are judging, fire control or the finished product.
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Pulled part of this post from another thread. Didn't want to post the entire post due the length. In the tread, Jim goes on to say he believes competitions are going to become more inclusive.

Does anybody know why KCBS does not allow gas?

Do you think KCBS should/will ever allow cooking with gas?
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:31 PM   #2
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When KCBS started they made a rule that would have to be cooked on wood or charcoal. Most other groups are in the same place.

As time goes on I see gas is allowed. The ABA allowed it but didn't get off the ground. Don't believe wll be in the next couple of years but it will happen to some degree in the future.
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That's just SAD. What's next? Liquid smoke and ovens, Crock pots?
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Old 10-17-2005, 03:38 AM   #4
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Hey, at least I can use it if my fire gets low then!
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Old 10-17-2005, 05:37 AM   #5
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That's just SAD. What's next? Liquid smoke and ovens, Crock pots?
Liquid smoke in a crock pot is plain wrong, now use it when making Microwave BBQ and it's fantastic!!
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Old 10-17-2005, 06:34 AM   #6
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How about boiling it low and slow (technically a simmer) in liquid wood?
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Old 10-17-2005, 06:53 AM   #7
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If everybody believes the addage, "It's the cook, not the cooker." you have to let gas and electric in at some time. What would be your argument against them?
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I don't believe the addage Bruce. The cook does have the biggest part in the success of a team. But take two equally talented teams and give one an inferior pit and the other a state of the art cooker and the advantage swings to the team with the superior cooker. That being said the biggest wild card in the comps are the judges, not the cooker, especially in comps that have a high percentage of non-certified judges.

The only way to level the playing field would be for everyone to cook on the same cooker using the same fuel like in All Star BBQ Showdown. Obviously that will never happen. I agree though that the cook is still the most important part of the equation, just not the only part.
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If everybody believes the addage, "It's the cook, not the cooker." you have to let gas and electric in at some time. What would be your argument against them?
Good point Bruce!
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Don't get me wrong Kloset, I'm really not in favor of gas or electric being allowed, just playing Devil's advocate here, but in all honesty, the only advantage I see gas has over what is allowed now is the sleep factor.

I have not tasted any Q cooked on a gas cooker that I could say was far superior to anything that a "real BBQ' cook could put out.
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