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Competitions Are An All-Night Commitment PDF Print E-mail

Dr. BBQ:

When getting into the bbq competition is it feasible or out of the question to sleep at motels or hotels nearby the cook-off sites? Do any of the participates engage in this practice? We are considering purchasing a Cookshack FEC 100 "pellet feeder" model which needs low observation or hands on as I would call it. I was told it's a "set it and forget it" operation. Appreciate your feedback. Have a great day,



Hi Kyle,

The cooker will run on it’s own but it won’t put the ribs on or turn the brisket over or wrap the pork butts if you choose to do any of those things. I’m not comfortable leaving the grounds when I’m at a cookoff. If you have other team members you can send them to the hotel and maybe get a shower in the morning. That said, some teams do it, but most of the winners spend the night at the cookoff.


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