where do you sleep? - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > General > BBQ Competitions, Road Trips and Events
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-03-2007, 05:41 PM   #1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
where do you sleep?

I'm sorry if this is a really stupid question (no I'm not - just thought it was the thing to say in these circumstances). I am going to be in my first comp this year and I am wondering how people typically prepare fro the night's cooking. Do most of you bring a trailer or tent? Or do you simply plan on not sleeping much anyway?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 07:21 PM   #2
BBQ Centralite
 
Kloset BBQR's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hudson, OH
Posts: 3,150
Sleep next to your pit, one eye closed, the other eye watching the temps on your pit, alternate eyes, and repeat! In other words, you're not going to get much sleep at a comp unless you've got teammates to pull shifts.

Good luck on your first comp. You're going to have a great time!
__________________

__________________
Smoke 'em if you got 'em!

KCBS member & Certified BBQ Judge

The mission of the Kansas City Barbeque Society is to celebrate, teach, preserve, and promote barbecue as a culinary technique, sport and art form.

Sic semper tyrannis!

https://www.impeach-barack-obama.com/

https://theglennbeck912project.com/
Kloset BBQR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 08:59 PM   #3
Smoker
 
Rockin Rooster's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cottontown, TN
Posts: 363
Wherever I can find to lay down for the 15 minutes of free time I plan on having.
__________________
Rooster

I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.
https://home.comcast.net/~volstew
(3)WSMs, 22.5" CharBroil kettle,
4'offset (gave away after 1st WSM cook)
Rockin Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 09:03 PM   #4
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Finney's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Savannah, GA and Somewhere near Lexington, NC
Posts: 8,563
If you have a "team", make sure you sleep in shifts. All you really need is a good couple of hours.
__________________
Chris

"Of all the imaginary friends I've had, I don't think there was one that I didn't end up having to kill."

in seach of Umami
Finney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 09:40 PM   #5
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Pigs On The Wing BBQ's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Akron New York
Posts: 6,922
I slept in my van last year at oink because of abuse of adult beverages. Thank the good lord that wittdog is a great guy and just about beat my ass to wake me up. I highly do not recommend this method as he was pissed at me and could have blown me off, but he didn't, I lost self control of the Friday night festivities. I still feel remorse what Dave had to do to wake me up. (" HAY PIG"S GET THE F-UP ") STAY AWAY from the party folk If you don't have any team members you can trust to let you get some sleep and let you know if the pit is going nutty. I'm embarrassed still over the whole deal. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN! My advice would be, get as much sleep till meat inspection where ever you can, then run the marathon. If it was a " see how much beer you can consume " contest, I sure would have won. That's a thing I'm not proud of.
Sincerely,
Pigs
__________________
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that,
you've got it made. -Groucho Marx (1890-1977)
www.oinktoberfest.com
Team Gruber Mister BBQ
KCBS Citified Judge 8282
Tomorrow is just your future yesterday
Pigs On The Wing BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 04:00 AM   #6
Smoker


 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Essex Jct. Vermont
Posts: 348
I rest in a "LaFuma" type chair. We set an alarm every 1 1/2 hours and add 4 logs, this seems to maintain the coal bed. Two thirds of the contests I've done I've been the only overnight cook. It not too hard you just have to remember it's a meat contest not a party that you cook meat at.

PS I party at a contest with the best.
__________________
Rich

www.lostnationvt.com
Rich Decker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 05:25 AM   #7
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Larry Wolfe's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bealeton, Virginia
Posts: 14,969
I sleep in a comfy bed in a Hotel room!
__________________
Larry Wolfe
Visit the Wolfe Pit
Wolfe Rub Recipes
Larry Wolfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 06:29 AM   #8
Pork Butt


 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Florence, SC
Posts: 177
So does Finney.
Rev.Jr. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 07:18 AM   #9
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Larry Wolfe's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bealeton, Virginia
Posts: 14,969
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rev.Jr.
So does Finney.
That's why we bring you!
__________________
Larry Wolfe
Visit the Wolfe Pit
Wolfe Rub Recipes
Larry Wolfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 08:00 AM   #10
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Finney's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Savannah, GA and Somewhere near Lexington, NC
Posts: 8,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rev.Jr.
So does Finney.
Geez.... I get 2 hrs sleep. And that's only if the wife is at the event. Otherwise I'm at the site all night.
__________________
Chris

"Of all the imaginary friends I've had, I don't think there was one that I didn't end up having to kill."

in seach of Umami
Finney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 08:21 AM   #11
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Myrtle Beach
Posts: 14,162
That party stuff is dangerous. The first 2 times I entered my pork
I got a 6th and a 1st. The next time, I got cocky, got way to drunk
and invited a bunch of people over Friday to party. Me and
my teammate both passed at the same time, and sure enough
when we got up, we were way behind schedule. Had to
use the weedburner to try to get the temps up....ended
up with tough, dry meat. Finished 29th, and I'm surprised
we were that high...that q sucked.

So for the next event, we buckled down and got serious
and came in second. Not to say we didn't help Miller Brewing
Company's stock, but we kept it under control. And you know what,
we still had a blast.
__________________
The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine - Abraham Lincoln
Captain Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 01:33 PM   #12
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Bill The Grill Guy's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,449
I have a cot that I set up with a nice cozy sleeping bag. I am lucky to have a team mate that we take shifts watching the cooker.
__________________
Bill The Grill Guy
www.billthegrillguy.com
"Life, it's what you do between meals."

https://img76.imageshack.us/img76/3674/platezi0.png
Bill The Grill Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 03:08 PM   #13
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Bill The Grill Guy's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,449
I havent been to a comp yet that it was too hot to sleep. The ones we have done are boarderline freezing at night.
__________________
Bill The Grill Guy
www.billthegrillguy.com
"Life, it's what you do between meals."

https://img76.imageshack.us/img76/3674/platezi0.png
Bill The Grill Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 03:38 PM   #14
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Larry Wolfe's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bealeton, Virginia
Posts: 14,969
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill The Grill Guy
I havent been to a comp yet that it was too hot to sleep. The ones we have done are boarderline freezing at night.
How in the hell do you get cold while spooning with Gary? :damnfunny
__________________
Larry Wolfe
Visit the Wolfe Pit
Wolfe Rub Recipes
Larry Wolfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 04:35 PM   #15
Smoker
 
Rockin Rooster's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cottontown, TN
Posts: 363
Quote:
Originally Posted by D.Harris
Sorry, guess I should have been more specific. We would like to start or try a comp locally for the first attempt. The closest one for us would be at Boone Hall Plantation, Mt Pleasant, SC (Charleston area). Seeing on this site that it will be held in late June possibly. Late June would make it a very hot and sticky occasion around these parts night or day.
I believe it was moved to sometime in September, but you will have to verify that. I believe there was a post recently that mentioned the new date. Found it,
Quote:
Originally Posted by BayouBBQ
I saw on the Boonehall Plantation website today that this cookoff has been scheduled for September 1-2, which is Saturday and Sunday. There are no details except that, It looks like the webpage has been totally reworked, and updates are occuring daily.
__________________
Rooster

I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.
https://home.comcast.net/~volstew
(3)WSMs, 22.5" CharBroil kettle,
4'offset (gave away after 1st WSM cook)
Rockin Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2007, 04:36 PM   #16
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Bill The Grill Guy's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,449
[quote=Larry Wolfe]
Quote:
Originally Posted by "Bill The Grill Guy":26nlp3bs
I havent been to a comp yet that it was too hot to sleep. The ones we have done are boarderline freezing at night.
How in the hell do you get cold while spooning with Gary? :damnfunny[/quote:26nlp3bs]

You realy need help.
__________________
Bill The Grill Guy
www.billthegrillguy.com
"Life, it's what you do between meals."

https://img76.imageshack.us/img76/3674/platezi0.png
Bill The Grill Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2007, 06:54 AM   #17
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Larry Wolfe's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bealeton, Virginia
Posts: 14,969
[quote=Bill The Grill Guy][quote="Larry Wolfe":20878ki2]
Quote:
Originally Posted by "Bill The Grill Guy":20878ki2
I havent been to a comp yet that it was too hot to sleep. The ones we have done are boarderline freezing at night.
How in the hell do you get cold while spooning with Gary? :damnfunny[/quote:20878ki2]

You realy need help. [/quote:20878ki2]

I would bust your tiny marbles if I didn't love you!!! [smilie=a_smitten.gif]
__________________
Larry Wolfe
Visit the Wolfe Pit
Wolfe Rub Recipes
Larry Wolfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2007, 06:57 AM   #18
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Pigs On The Wing BBQ's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Akron New York
Posts: 6,922
Think I'm going to be sick............. Too late.
__________________
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that,
you've got it made. -Groucho Marx (1890-1977)
www.oinktoberfest.com
Team Gruber Mister BBQ
KCBS Citified Judge 8282
Tomorrow is just your future yesterday
Pigs On The Wing BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2007, 07:39 PM   #19
Rag
BBQ Centralite
 
Rag's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Berks Cty, Pa.
Posts: 3,020
Kind of reviving an old string, but do any teams have a travel trailer that they are permitted to set up at the event???
__________________
Sleeps till done
Gasser
Weber Kettle (it's crap...gave away)
WSM 22.5
Meadow Creek TS250 (sold)
Meadow Creek chicken cooker
Rag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2007, 09:39 AM   #20
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
bigwheel's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Foat Wuth
Posts: 9,951
Well first step in comp cooking is to snag yourself a cheap old Motor Home. That come even before the pit and is commonly used to pull the pit..or the trailer with the ECB on it etc. That solve the place to sleep problemo nicely.

bigwheel
__________________

bigwheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off







All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×