Competition question

Discussion in 'Upcoming/Recurring BBQ Competitions (KCBS or Other' started by va_connoisseur, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Are there any competitions (KCBS sanctioned or otherwise) that do not allow electronic aids (strokers, gurus, pellet poopers, rotos, etc)? Just fire and meat.

    I'm curious because I will be getting into a few comps this summer as a rookie but from touring a couple competitions last year and looking through this forum, it seems like 85% of the people have one or more of those devices.
  2. Nothing?
  3. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ecto or raptor should be able to answer here soon... They might have been busy... Why dont you send them a PM

  4. Thanks. I'll do that. 
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have been to several comp in So Cal and there are lots of guys running PID controllers in UDS units. Not sure if I have seen an electric smoker in any comp
  6. I don't mean using an electric smoker. May be I am not being clear.

    Are there competitions where the competitors can not use any electronic means to stoke or aid the fire? In short, all the pitmasters can use is their pit(s) and a fuel source to create heat and smoke.
  7. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    KCBS allows electrical devices to be used to monitor fire and temp but does not allow electrical or gas heat sources.

    There has been a small movement in the last year by some to bring it back to nothing but fuel , the pit and pitmaster .But it doesn't seem to be getting much attention.
  8. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  9. Yeah, I have been looking at that one. If I don't compete I will be there as a fan/supporter

    That's unfortunate. I like the idea of competing on a more even playing field.

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